AFTER an excellent win over the Marquis Tigers on Saturday at Boyer Oval, Bushy Park is now one win away from a grand final berth in 4th Grade of the Southern Cricket Association. The Tigers won the toss and elected to bat, hitting up a good score of 10 for 221 off 48.1 overs (33 extras). In reply Bushy Park had little trouble reaching 5 for 224 off 46.1 overs (28 extras).
Bushy Park batting: Shaun Fenton 77 runs, Mitch Crosswell 72 not out, Nick Fenton 35. Bushy Park bowling: Nick Fenton 5 for 52 off nine overs, Mitch Crosswell 2 for 29 off 8.1 overs, M. Frichol 1 for 40 off 10 overs, Andrew Smith 1 for 42 off 10 overs.
Bushy Park now has a second chance at McRobies Gully after their two wicket loss in the qualifying final.
2nd Grade semi-final: New Norfolk had a comfortable win over Richmond/Cambridge at Richmond on Saturday. The home team won the toss and elected to bat, but struggled with the New Norfolk attack and was bowled out for 152 off 46.3 overs with the New Norfolk bowlers giving only nine extras away. In reply New Norfolk chased down the score with little fuss, finishing at 2 for 155 off 35.3 overs (24 extras) and setting up a qualifying final with cross-town rivals Molesworth I. New Norfolk batting: Rohan Heron 60 not out, Jamie Maddox 49no, Glen Williams 19. New Norfolk bowling: Ashley Morgan 3 for 22 off 8.3 overs, Rohan Heron 2 for 24 off seven overs (one maiden), Stewart Rice 2 for 26 off six overs, Graeme Rowlands 2 for 27 off 10 overs (two maidens).
Molesworth I went down to ladder leaders Sorell by five wickets at Sorell on Saturday. Molesworth won the toss and elected to bat, making the modest total of 10 for 149. Sorell started off badly but finished at 5 for 150 off 39.3 overs (20 extras). Molesworth batting: Nick Piuselli 46 runs, Ricky Martin 30, Nathan Eiszele 21, Mark Reggett 19, Brad Coppleman 17. Molesworth bowling: Dean King 2 for 22 off nine overs (three maidens), Nathan Eiszele 1 for 17 off 2.3 overs, Timmy Nichols 1 for 18 off seven overs, Chris Slater 1 for 26 off five overs.