VTCA T20 final set


It’s all set up for a local Brimbank clash in the Victorian Turf Cricket Association T20 competition final.

On Thursday night both St Albans and Grand United were victorious in their clashes against Roxburgh Park and Maribyrnong Park St Marys respectively, paving the way to the final game.

St Albans had a convincing win over Roxburgh Park, winning by 52 runs.

The Saints sent the Falcons to the field and got away to a strong start with the bat.

Opening batsman Nils Priestley was the Saints highest run scorer, falling just short of a half century on 48.

Some late runs boosted the Saints score to 7-148 from their 20 overs.

With the ball the Saints shared it around, with everyone bowling bar the wicketkeeper.

The wickets were well spread across the bowlers, but Akila Isanka and Priestley were the pick of the bowlers taking 2-12 and 2-18 respectively.

In the end the Falcons weren’t able to get close being bowled out for 96 in the 20th over.

It was a much tighter affair in the other clash with Grand United narrowly beating Maribyrnong Park St Marys.

After electing to bat first the Gorillas were off to a shaky start, losing two wickets on 21 and another just 11 runs later.

From there the innings began to settle down with them reaching 4-107. Yet wickets were lost in a clump again losing four wickets for just one run. Including three wickets falling in an over.

The Gorillas then lost two wickets in the 19 over, being dismissed for 127.

Kyle Holden was their highest run scorer with 39.

With the ball the Gorillas took wickets consistently throughout the Lions’ innings with Serafino Crea and Leniko Boucher the pick of the bowlers with 3-19 and 3-20 respectively.

Helping to bowl the Lions out in the 19th over for 110, claiming a 17 run victory.