Now the semi and preliminary finals are over we have the grand final to look forward to for this weekend to finish off the Northam Cricket Association’s 2016/17 season.
Saturday’s game between Balladong and Roo’s was a forfeit from the Roo’s team. The Toodyay and Grass Valley boys played on Bert Hawke 1, with a slight rain/moisture delay and checking the pitch was all good they began play on a overcast day. The Grass Valley boys finishing with a win putting them straight into the A-grade grand final, leaving Balladong and Toodyay to fight it out in the prelim on the Sunday.
The B-grade’s prelim between Toodyay and Bakers Hill was a game played in good spirits, the Toodyay side posting a total of 95, Bakers Hill passed the score only five wickets down. Putting Bakers Hill into the B-grade grand final against the top side Grass Valley.
Sunday’s A-grade prelim between Balladong and Toodyay, had near on perfect conditions of play. The Toodyay boys finished in front by 17 runs. Leaving the A-grade grand final to be played with Grass Valley this weekend.
March 18 – 2nd semi final Bert Hawke 1: Toodyay 94 – Batting: J. Borrett 26 & R. Reid 14; Bowling: R. Reid 1/11 off 3 & A. Ryall 1/12 off 5. Grass Valley 5/97 – Batting: G. O’Driscoll 32* & K. Byfield 26; Bowling: G. Smith 3/18 off 7 & C. Watson 2/11 off 6.
March 19 – B-grade preliminary final, Bert Hawke 2: Toodyay 95 – Batting: R. Hall 33 & D. Borrett 14; Bowling: S. Gorbig 3/25 off 4, J. Lucas 1/9 off 1 & C. Gorbig 1/4 off .3. Bakers Hill 5/99 – Batting: B. Williams 21 & J. Nazzari 20; Bowling: J. McTaggart 2/17 off 8 & B. Beck 2/21 off 6.
March 19 – A-grade preliminary final, Bert Hawke 1: Toodyay 136 – Batting: G. Deacon 32 & B. Devereux 21; Bowling: D. Andersen 5/28 off 10 & R. Reid 2/4 off 2.4; Balladong 119 – Batting: J. Davis Jr 46* & J. Davis Sr 22; Bowling: T. Ugle 5/27 off 9.1 & J. Davis Jr 2/23 off 10.
Grand final fixtures:
March 25 Bert Hawke 1 - Grass Valley vs Toodyay at 12.50pm; March 25 Bert Hawke 2 - Grass Valley vs Bakers Hill at 12.50pm; March 26 Bert Hawke 1 - Grass Valley vs Toodyay at 10am; March 26 Bert Hawke 2 - Grass Valley vs Bakers Hill at 10am.
Sunday’s games will be starting earlier to allow for the end of season presentations to be held following the close of both games. All are welcome to attend both days and cheer on the boys in the finals and then hang around for the presentations on the Sunday evening.