Buckleboo charge into decider with big win

Buckleboo charge into decider with big win

Buckleboo progressed to the Eastern Eyre cricket A grade grand final with a nine-wicket success away to Cowell on Saturday.

The hosts were bowled out for 175 before Buckleboo powered to 1/177 in response.

Cowell opener Zac Crabb impressed with 54 runs, with support from Todd Schumann's 17.

With Cowell sitting at 6/83 the pairing of Crabb and Ethan Grigg, 31 runs, pushed them into triple figures.

The partnership of 44 would come to an end when Grigg was caught, while Judd Wykamp added 25 late runs for the hosts.

Shannan Larwood, Jack Lienert and Joey Lienert all led with two wickets apiece for Buckleboo.

Jack Lienert did not hang around for too long in the run chase as he was caught for three, yet it would prove the only wicket.

Joel Fitzgerald made a superb century and partnered with Larwood to get Buckleboo over the line.

They added 170 runs, with Fitzgerald not out on 106 and Larwood reaching 52.

Wykamp took the lone Cowell wicket.

Cowell will have a second chance against Cleve, who got the better of Darke Peak by 74 runs at Cleve.

The hosts posted 7/202 from their 45 overs as Darke Peak fell short to be all out for 128.

There were contributions throughout the Cleve innings, led by Ethan Kwaterski's 42.

Also helping to keep the scoreboard ticking over were Dylan Jenner with 29 runs, Pat Jenner's 28 and a further 20 from Ben Shannon.

Brodie Pearson bowled well to take 4/24.

Pearson was the standout with the bat as he made 31 runs, with opener Riley Haines adding 19 runs and Jamie Pearson 18.

The latter's dismissal left Darke Peak at 5/106 and the wickets tumbled as the visitors were all out only 22 runs later.

Zane Crettenden did the damage with 4/32.