All the weekend action
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.
Roebuck captain Joel Unicomb provided plenty of big hits.