WANDERERS, Gladstone, Centrals and Orange City have qualified for the combined second and third grade Twenty20 finals this weekend.
Wanderers, Gladstone and Centrals both secured multiple wins on the weekend, ensuring their qualification for the semi-finals on Saturday.
Orange City won one of its two games, but was the next best team results wise, and earned a place in the semi-finals.
Wanderers demolished CYMS by nine wickets on Saturday, passing the green and golds’ total of 8-59 one down, before backing up with a huge win over Waratahs.
Wanderers bowled ‘Tahs out for just 59, before Gavin Smith (44 not out) and Gareth Faul (34 not out) got their team over the line without losing a wicket.
After easily accounting for Cavaliers on Saturday, Duncan Young blasted 58 not out for Gladstone against Orange City Warriors on Sunday, leading his team to a six-wicket win.
Gladstone chased down Orange City Warriors’ 107 four wickets down, despite Logan Hareb (2-13) attempting to spark a comeback with some lively swing bowling late in Gladstone’s innings.
Centrals and Orange City both defeated Wanderers Force on Saturday, by 88 and 113 runs respectively before clashing on Sunday.
Centrals overcame the perennial lower grade heavyweights by the smallest of margins, one run.
George Olsen (42) led Centrals to a respectable score of 120, and despite Andrew Rutledge’s (38 not out) best efforts, the greens fell short, finishing their 20 overs 7-119.
In Centenary Cup, Pete Shea (65 not out) and Sam Wasil (30 not out) helped Orange City pass Waratahs’ total of 9-110 without losing a wicket.
In the other game, Tom Belmonte (57 not out) belted a half-century for CYMS Fahys in their win over clubmates CYMS Kellys.
Fahys piled on 4-154 from their 20 overs, with Kellys falling 11 runs short, finishing on an agonisingly close 9-143.