In sweltering conditions, the North Huon Warriors Under 15 side headed to Cygnet Oval on Friday night to take on the Slab Road Roadies in a top of the table clash.
With a home final on the line, it was Slab Road who won the toss and elected to send the Warriors into a very hot field.
It was Anthony Harrison and Broughton Chapman with the new ball, looking to shift Travis Walter and Lewis Direen, who was coming off a C Grade century last Sunday.
It was Chapman who made the first breakthrough, taking out Direen’s (14) middle peg, but not before the opener had helped the score quickly along to 22.
It was next in Cameron Clifford (39) who sped the scoring along and put the Roadies in a commanding position, but when one of Ollie Thomson’s (1/14) sneaky leggies saw off Walter (17), the Warriors bowlers started to get on top.
After getting to 2/59 after 10, the remaining wickets fell quickly and the Roadies were bundled out in the 16th over for 91, Phil Hale finishing off the innings with the best bowling figures for the side, 2/2 off four balls!
Second gamer Blake Doyle chipping one back to ‘keeper Harry Thomson and Anthony Harrison taking a diving catch to see off Emma Roberts.
Harrison and Ryan Jager got the Warriors off to a good start, both grabbing a boundary in a 10-run first over, but Harrison (9) was disappointed to fall to Direen in the next over, Walter providing the safe hands.
Jager went on to make 15 off 15, before Emma Roberts saw him put one into Clifford’s mitts.
Chapman (19) and Ollie Coulson (23) got the Warriors to within 11 runs of victory, with 28 balls remaining.
It was Thomson brothers, Ollie (9 not out) and Harry (6 not out) that saw the Warriors home with two and a half overs to spare.