Cricket

All the week­end ac­tion

Broome Advertiser - - Front Page - Carly Laden

The stage has been set for an ex­cit­ing grand fi­nal as reign­ing pre­miers Roe­buck se­cured a 50run win over Man­grove to book a date with Dirty Dozen.

The pre­lim­i­nary fi­nal, which took place last Satur­day, was Roe­buck and Man­grove’s fi­nal op­por­tu­nity to reach the grand fi­nal.

Roe­buck won the toss and elected to bat, with Patrick D’Souza and cap­tain Joel Uni­comb open­ing the in­nings.

While Man­grove set many chal­lenges and gave Roe­buck a few close calls, big hits from Uni­comb gave his team a promis­ing start.

How­ever, hopes faded as Man­grove got among the wick­ets, leav­ing Roe­buck on 8-181 af­ter 35 overs.

Af­ter the changeover, Roe­buck dis­missed Man­grove open­ers Bradley Lovell and Brian Hall for a duck, and seven runs re­spec­tively.

Strong field­ing from Roe­buck led to the fall of many wick­ets and they even­tu­ally bowled them out for 131 runs to se­cure the win.

Roe­buck now take on Dirty Dozen in the Broome Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion grand fi­nal at Male Oval on Satur­day.

Mean­while in the ju­nior com­pe­ti­tion, the un­der-12 grand fi­nal took place last Sun­day be­tween Roe­buck Thun­der and Roe­buck Light­ning.

Thun­der were off to a great start, with Mac Dodd and Jake Mos­chion putting on 35 for the first wicket, while Luke Phillip­son and Damo Frances con­trib­uted an 80-run part­ner­ship.

Late hit­ting from Austin McFar­lane put Thun­der in a com­mand­ing po­si­tion at 165 from 25 overs.

Roe­buck Light­ning showed promis­ing signs af­ter Darcy Col­lard smashed the ball all over the park, but Thun­der’s field­ing proved too strong and Light­ning were bowled out for 95.

Pic­ture: Carly Laden

Roe­buck cap­tain Joel Uni­comb pro­vided plenty of big hits.

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