PREVIEWS of this weekend’s Southern Cricket Association finals matches involving teams from the Derwent Valley:
2nd Grade: After their good win Molesworth will take on Sorell at Sorell for a spot in the grand final. In their last encounter Sorell came out on top by 71 runs at Boyer Oval. I’m tipping an upset with the Molesworth boys to get up by 1 run/wicket! with new player Ben Eyles to post a big score.
New Norfolk’s attempt to keep the dream alive will continue when they play Richmond/Cambridge. The two last meet in round 15 with New Norfolk winning by a staggering 200 runs. In that match Rohan Heron made the perfect 100. My tip: New Norfolk easily again, with Graeme “Snowy” Rowlands to use his experience and take a bag of wickets.
4th Grade: Bushy Park go back to the drawing board and take on Marquis Tigers. The two last clashed in round 15 with Bushy winning by 108 runs. Dylan Grant topped-scored that day with 64 runs and M. Frichol took 3 for 20 off 7.2 overs. My tip is Bushy Park to make amends from last weekend’s loss and win comfortably with Damien Madden and Nick Fenton playing a big part.
Good luck to all the clubs from the Valley, we are all behind you.