North Huon’s A Grade have continued onto the Preliminary Final next week, with a comprehensive win over local rivals Huonville on Saturday.
With the home side electing to bat in wet and overcast conditions, bowling was going to be difficult.
An early wicket to Jacob Stanway was followed by 2 quick ones to Josh Stevenson to have Huonville on the back foot.
Shane Fletcher was able to draw the in form Huonville batsman out of his crease for a stumping, and from 4-73, Mark Cordwell led the charge, taking 3 wickets to see Huonville dismissed for 138, Fletcher grabbing 2.
Openers Brad Pitt and Sam Roberts strode out and set the tone early, being solid in defence and picking off anything loose.
Huonville threw all they had at the two openers, but simply cold not prise them off the middle, Pitt finishing 79 not out and Roberts 51 not out, as North Huon cruised to the total without loss with 20 overs to spare.
A great win, and the side will aim to keep momentum rolling into next week.
B Grade booked a pot in their Grand Final, overcoming Bruny Island at Glen Huon.
After losing the toss, North Huon found themselves bowling in overcast conditions as well, but Dylan Geeves took 2 quick wickets to set the tone for the bowlers. A third to Aiden Geeves, and then 3 in the middle order to Marcus Raine broke the bat of the innings.
A cracker of a one handed catch to Sam Kile from Will Quarrier continued the roll, but a fighting innings from young Jake Purcell saw the innings total push up to 91 before Luke Stocks and Will Austin finished it off.
Small totals can sometimes be difficult to chase, but Jackson Pastoor and Austin put on 37 in quick time before Austin was caught for 21. Jonny Thorpe came and went for 7, but that was all the worry, as Pastoor with 57 not out steered the Warriors home, and sent them to the Grand Final at Ranelagh in two weeks.
C1 Grade progressed to the Preliminary Final on the back of 85 from Braden Page. 20s to Riley Anning, Troy Page and Troy Geeves helped with the total.
Anning threw down a mixed bag, but troubled the batsmen taking 4 wickets, and David Bourne took 3 vital wickets to see Blackmans Bay bowled out for 150.
The win to C1 Grade caps off a fantastic weekend for the club, with 4 wins from 4 final games.
Next week sees A Grade travel to Cygnet to take on Slab Road for a spot in the Grand Final, with C1 ground the same equation against the same opposition. B Grade will enjoy the week off, and Under 16s enjoy the spoils of their victory.