Sunbury Roar U13 team lead the way by winning their way into the Grand Final this weekend against the Wallan Magpies at Boardman Oval #2 this Saturday morning. The whole club are right behind Coach Brendan Doyle and the boys, good luck i am sure you will all do us proud.
So what an end to the senior home and away season it proved to be. Three out of four Sunbury Roar teams make their way to semi-finals cricket next weekend.
SCC 1st XI’s fate was in the hands of results in other matches after going down the Gisborne. Chasing 306 for victory was always a tall order and early wickets did not help the cause. A rear guard effort by Craig Ballinger showed the grit and determination required for finals cricket by posting a fine 91 before running out of partners with the total on 168.
In other McIntyre Cup matches Romsey chased down the 193 needed for victory set by Diggers Rest Bulla the previous week. Not only did this take Romsey clear of relegation, it closed the door on the Burras finals hopes and allows Sunbury Roar to maintain it’s fourth position on the ladder.
Sunbury Roar travels to Riddell next Saturday and Sunday to face the competition leaders in a do or die battle to earn the right to play off for the McIntyre Cup. Matches between these two adversaries have been nothing short of entertaining in recent times so we expect a tight battle.
Unfortunately SCC 2nd XI just miss out and will finish in 5th position. Already sitting outside the four our team needed to chase down 215 ladders leaders Riddell had set the week previous. Sunbury Roar fell some 70 runs short in the run chase with the only real highlight being Muhammad Khan making 51.
As expected Sunbury Roar 3rd XI had an easy win against bottom placed Wallan. Highlight of the encounter was a hat-trick by enigmatic player Mike Veitch. Finishing fourth we travel to Bacchus Marsh to face the ladder leaders in the semi-final.
Sunbury Roar 4th XI completed the fixtured season on top the ladder. Having a forfeited match this week there was no match to play. Top spot earns the right to host the semi final against Rupertswood at our home Clarke Oval.
With plenty of finals action to choose from it is an exciting weekend for the club. The extra fitness work and more focused training program put in place by coach Justin Nelson I am sure will pay dividends. Good luck to all Sunbury Roar players this weekend and lets get all teams through for a big celebration Sunday night.
Go the mighty Roar !