South Port 5/120 def by Solly North 5/122
A close and entertaining game was won by Solly North by 5 wickets deep into the game with 11 balls to spare.
South Port, who must be praised for a strong finish to the season, batted first and it was a great opening stand between Craig (top scoring with 70) and young Eberhard (20) that set the foundation for the 120 total.
Brown came on late to bowl after a big week and took 3 wickets. Solly North were in all sorts of trouble at 5/43 and some good batters already returned to the shed.
This brought Cosmai (42*) and Thornton (45*) to the crease and the two former South Port juniors put on an impressive 79 run partnership to steer the Cats to victory.
Bunting was at his restrictive best bowling 10 overs 1/8. South Port put in a great effort here but it was the class of the Solly North juniors getting them over the line this week!
Props 10/83 def by Wandearah 4/84
A game with plenty of feeling ended up going the way of Wandearah by 6 wickets in a comfortable win for the Rams. Props batted first and struggled to get a partnership together with Bradley (19) and Frasier Wyatt (15) offering some late support to the total.
Thornton, firm favourite for the Grewar, took 5 wickets as he bowled with real pace. Wandearah found their way to victory inside 30 overs with Thornton making 30 and Sedunary finding form as of late with 20*.
Adam Conradi returned for Props and took 2 wickets. Props will be disappointed with the result but would of learnt plenty in this game heading into more important battles in March.
Solly North 45pts
South Port 12pts
Warnertown 10/98 def by South Port 8/120
In the biggest upset of the season, an Alofa inspired Pirates defeated the highly fancied Wombats by 22 runs. South Port batted first and it was Alofa who stood tall as wickets freely fell around him.
Gepp chipped in late with 13 but the 62 from Alofa would prove match winning. O'Donahue, Mooka and Brooks all chipped in with 2 wickets. The Wombats chase started poorly falling to 3/12 and couldn't recover with Brooks 39 and Hucks 22, the only batters to trouble the bowling.
Massner opened the bowling and took 6/22 in a fine display of left arm swing bowling. The loss won’t prove too detrimental to Warnertown's premiership hopes but it is a great reward in a trying season for South Port.
Risdon 4/144 Def By Props 6/146
A 4 wicket loss in the second biggest upset of the season has heaped pressure on Risdon in the battle for a top 4 finish. Risdon batted first and were able to post 144, a total they would've felt was enough.
Anderson top scored with 64 with Congdon making 32 and Sumner taking 2 wickets. Props never looked likely to push Risdon as they lost 4 wickets cheaply but that just brought Young and Sumner together. The pair put on a match-winning partnership with Sumner making 67 and Young 37*. Risdon threw the ball around looking for an answer but McAullife was the only multiple wicket taker. A great win for Props as again they show at their best they are capable of pushing all teams.
Wandearah 10/115 Def By Port Germein 7/117
Wandearah fell just short from pulling off the third upset of the weekend losing by 3 wickets. The Rams batted first and again Luke Davis (20) was the anchor up the top as he was supported by Flood making 37. Pole proved pivotal with the ball taking 4 wickets. Port Germein looked comfortable at 2/61 but Twigden's (43) wicket started a mini collapse of 4/19 and the game opened up again. Mudge (18) and Malchow came together to steer the Sharks home in a close one. Jeffries again proved his ability taking 3/45.
Pt Germein 56pts
Solly North 23pts
South Port 10pts