BEARS OUT OF THE WOODS AND INTO FINAL

By Steve Brown

The Basin has advanced into the Reeves Shield grand final after a solid win against top side

Upwey Tecoma at the weekend. The Bears, searching for their first top flight premiership,

will play the winner of next week’s preliminary final between Knoxfield and Upwey Tecoma in a home final at Batterham Park.

On day one of the semi-final clash Jake Best held The Basin innings together with 54 in a

modest total of 181 before their bowlers knocked over the Tigers for just 129. Match

winner, Josh Lee had a day out claiming 5/14 from 17 overs including 10 maidens whilst

partner in crime and Victorian Country X1 representative Jake Sherriff bowled 23 impressive

overs for 4/35. The Tigers were done after the loss of vital wicket of Matt Mulcahy for 22

before losing their last five wickets for just 25 runs.

At Carrington Park, Knoxfield put an end to Ferntree Gully’s season winning by six wickets.

A win against Upwey Tecoma in the preliminary final will see the Knights challenge for their

third premiership in a row. Ferntree Gully was dismissed for 194 on day one with a patient

innings of 59 off 135 balls from Jayden Bradbury as Jack Taylor 3/48 and off spinner Zac

Wilson 4/43 from 19 overs did the damage with the ball. In reply, The Knights (4/202) were

never in trouble as Trent Scholfield’s unbeaten knock of 65 saw them home with 24 overs to

spare.

In Decoite Shield ladder leaders Ferntree Gully Footballers find themselves in the grand final

after holding off a determined Monbulk by four wickets. Chasing Monbulk’s 201, the

Griffins required four runs per over from the last ten and were victorious with ten balls to

spare. In the other semi-final, Lysterfield (3/117) was too strong for Rowville after

dismissing the Hawks for just 116 on the first day. The Beavers must get over Monbulk

next week to challenge Footballers for the Shield.

Semi Finals

Reeves Shield

The Basin 181 (Best 54 Turcinovic 36 Carman 3/20 Wheeler 3/44) def Upwey Tecoma 129

(Wheeler 30 Lee 5/14 Sherriff 4/35)

Knoxfield 4/202 (Gerloff 48 Boxell 33 Scholfield 65* Train 34) def Ferntree Gully 194

(Bradbury 59 Swift 30 Taylor 3/48 Wilson 4/43)

Decoite Shield

Footballers 6/203 (Bogar 40 Hepburn 46 Rawlings 49) def Monbulk 201 (Emmett 68 Fraser

69 Kamungozi 4/61 Lakshita 3/75)

Lysterfield 3/117 (Hicks 67) def Rowville 116 (Hill 41 Kinniburgh 3/24 Paull 4/44)

Division 3

Eildon Park 230 (Clark 85 Walden 31) def Ferntree Gully 8/219 (Rambaldo 33 McPherson

3/50)

Knox Gardens 3/127 def The Basin 125 (Underhill 44)

Division 4

Lysterfield 1/206 (Gwynne 85* Carter 77*) def South Belgrave 204 (Jelinek 30 Bakens 49

Carland 5/38)

Knox Gardens 8/247 def Rowville 157

Division 5

Knoxfield 8/268 (Parroissen 70 Pruysers 50 Wylde 50) def Knox Boronia Churches 89

(Stewart 3/9)

Lysterfield 249 (Nicolopolous 43 Moore 39 D’Rosario 38* Grimston 35 Petrie 3/53) def Knox

City 197 (Martinho 32 D’Rosario 3/45)

Division 6

Upwey Tecoma 6/127 (Sheehan 40*) def Monbulk 126

The Basin 8/346 def Knox Gardens (NSA)

Division 7

Knoxfield 4/129 (Burley 43* Malliyawadu 32) def Johnson Park 128 (Roach 38 Rahubadde

3/8)

The Basin 6/266 (Wallace 100* White 35) def Lysterfield 149 (Armstrong 3/42)

Division 8

Upwey Tecoma 3/176 (Hevern 59 Wood 42* Anderson 30*) def Belgrave 174 (Wiseman 41

Hughes 5/13)

Monbulk def Olinda (NSA)

B1 (One Day Grade)

St Johns Tecoma 6/131 (Smith 39*) def Ferntree Gully 127 (Hallo 36 Hilton 51* Van Hoorn

3/15)

Johnson Park 9/155 (Hiram 51 Ghan 44 Hair 4/26) def Lysterfield 9/118 (Whitty 52*)

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