Season over for Crows

Isuru Yaddehige (Ljubica Vrankovic)

It’s season over for Sunshine in the Victorian Turf Cricket Association Isaacs Howarth Shield.

Hoping to go at least one step further than last season, the Crows came across a Haig Fawkner side in the semi finals, keen to get a chance to go back up to the top grade.

The Crows won the bat on Saturday in hot conditions and decided to bat first at Charles Mutton Reserve.

The Crows were quickly in trouble, with their top three batters all failing to reach double figures, including Kaushal Lokuarachchi.

Some resistance was shown in the middle led by Avishka Chenuka. Once Haig broke into the tail, the wickets quickly started to fall with the Crows bowled out for 171 in the 73rd over well below some of the big scores scored in this division this season.

Chenuka top scored with 86, with the next best Ramesh Lakshitha with 24.

Haig started off and quickly put the pressure back on the Crows.

All its top order got starts and the side was in control throughout, finishing 4-172 in just 49 overs.

Lokuarachchi was the only multiple wicket taker for the Crows, with two.

Haig will now face Airport West St Christopher’s after they beat PEGS in the other semi final.

Airport West won the toss and piled on the runs, making 6-287 from its overs. Jordan Cook, Shakeem Clarke and Pishan Hewage took two wickets each for PEGS.

PEGS started its run chase well and were 0-60. From that point they lost frequent wickets, with no one able to go on and make a big score.

Clarke, who came in at number 10, top scored with 46.