Big chal­lenge ahead for SJ Blues

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THE SJ Blues sec­ond­grade team have a big week­end ahead of them as they com­plete their top-ofthe-ta­ble two-day match against Cock­burn, then face off with the same team in the sec­ond-grade one-day fi­nal on Sun­day.

On Satur­day, Cock­burn bat­ted first at Briggs Park, post­ing a com­pet­i­tive 179 in the South Met­ro­pol­i­tan Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion.

Kane Hoskin (5-33) and Damien Leipold (4-78) were the pick of the bowlers, while Thomas Keefe bowled 29 overs, only con­ced­ing 38 runs. SJ were 0-31 at stumps.

The top-of-the-ta­ble SJ fifth-grade side slumped in their two-day clash against Madding­ton.

SJ bat­ted first and were bowled out for 110.

Madding­ton (3-64) were in a com­mand­ing po­si­tion at stumps and the SJ side now risk fin­ish­ing out­side the top two.

Bryce Shersby had a day out as the 1C side belted East Fre­man­tle, con­sol­i­dat­ing their top-four place.

SJ bat­ted first and posted 162, with Shersby (33) and Paul Van Lux­em­borg (24) top-scor­ing. In re­ply East Fre­man­tle was rolled for 88, Shersby again to the fore tak­ing 316. Sean Drys­dale (3-14) also im­pressed, as did youngster James Bakota, 0-17 from his eight overs.

Dy­lan Goodall starred as the 1G side scored a win over lead­ers Kardinya at Mundijong Oval.

This Satur­day the sec­ond and fifth grades con­tinue their two-day matches, 1C host Leem­ing and the 1G team away to Phoenix. Briggs Park will host the sec­ond-grade one-day fi­nal be­tween SJ and Cock­burn from 1pm.

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