Gorillas, Saints through


Grand United and St Albans are through to the Victorian Turf Cricket Association T20 competition final four.

Four knockout finals were held last week to decide the final four teams of the short format competition.

The Gorillas were one of the first two teams through, beating senior division club Yarraville Club on Tuesday night.

The Clubbers batted first and made 7-135 from their overs. Hashan James was the pick of the bowlers for the Gorillas with three.

The Gorillas made the runs with nine balls remaining, finishing 8-137.

Leniko Boucher top scored with 69 at the top of the order.

St Albans secured its spot in the final with a win against Deer Park.

The Saints made 7-126 from their overs after being sent in, with Sammika Perera top scored with 38 at the top of the order.

Angelo Emmanuel and Fawad Malook took two wickets each for the Lions.

The Lions lost an early wicket before steadying and were 2-62 and looking on track. They lost two quick wickets to hold momentum and weren’t able to get the moment back.

The Lions were restricted to 8-108 from their 20 overs.

Dean Russ top scored with 31 for the Lions. The Saints shared the wickets around, with Shanaka Silva the only player to take multiple wickets.

Meanwhile Keilor’s T20 run came to an end against Maribyrnong Park St Marys on Thursday night.

The Blues struggled with the bat and could only make 9-94 from their 20 overs. Jhett Gaskett top scored with 37 not out after coming in at number eight.

Maribyrnong Park was never in trouble in the run chase, hitting the winning runs in the 14th over. Maribyrnong Park finished 2-96.

The other finalist is Roxburgh Park which defeated Bellbridge.

The semi finals are scheduled for this week with Maribyrnong Park St Marys set to face Grand United and Roxburgh Park to face St Albans.