DUBBO and the ACT under 15s will play off in the final of the Western NSW Under 15 Cricket Carnival at Wade Park on Thursday after securing first and second place respectively with undefeated preliminary campaigns.
The two finalists, along with Wagga Wagga and the Orange Invitational XI all finished the three-game round-robin stage of the tournament undefeated, and were ultimately only separated on net run rate (NRR).
Dubbo destroyed St George on Wednesday, smashing 3-309 before skittling their opposition for 66 to substantially boost their NRR and leapfrog the ACT under 15 side into top spot, claiming the minor title as a result.
ACT also claimed a third straight win, defeating Parramatta by just two wickets in a low-scoring affair at Riawena Oval.
In fact, thanks to it being such a low-scoring game ACT's NRR suffered badly enough to almost let third-placed Wagga, who thumped Shoalhaven, skip ahead of them as well.
However, thanks to two huge wins on Monday and Tuesday the ACT side held second spot.
Wagga, as a result of the third place finish, will play off with hosts Orange, who trumped Blacktown on Wednesday, for third place.
In other results Manly-Warringah upset Mitchell Cricket Council, the ACT under 14s defeated South Coast and Wakatipu High School scored its first win of the carnival, over Newington.
The decider, third place play-off and the remaining consolation finals kick off at 9am.