Clean sweep against the Swans secures finals spots
Date of Event : Sun Mar 5, 2017 11:19AM
Sam Coates successfully appeals for caught behind

Four wins against Casey-South Melbourne has secured finals spots for three True Blues men's teams.


Unfortunately for he Firsts, Footscray Edgewater hung on to the final spot in the eight after defeating Geelong outright. The Cats put up a fight in their second innings and were only four wickets down half way through the day. However, it was all over by tea and the result at Toorak Park became academic. 


Carlton also rolled Melbourne University in an outright result so we finish tenth on the ladder and will miss the finals for the first time in eight years.


Despite this disappointment there will be plenty of finals action for True Blues fans with the men's Seconds, Thirds and Fourths and the womens Firsts all playing next weekend.


The men's Seconds bowled out the Swans for 196 to claim fifth spot and will play Melbourne University at the university next week.


The Thirds moved up five places by rolling Casey-SM for 48 and 34 to take maximum points and move up from tenth to fifth. The thirds will take on Northcote.


The Fourths consolidated their position by bowling out the Swans for 206 and claim sixth spot on the ladder. They will play Footscray Edgewater at Footscray.


The women's competition was completed on Sunday with final positions up for grabs in First Grade in a very close competition. The WP1s could have finished anywhere between first and fourth and in a dramatic day clinched a bonus point against Plenty Valley to secure top spot on averages with all three top teams finishing on 312 points.


The WP2s have fought gallantly all year but unfortunately will not qualify after finishing sixth in their grade.


Week 1 Finals Fixture

Men's Premier Quarter Finals
Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 March

Camb Magpies v Foot Edge     at Camberwell Sports Ground
Dandenong v Melbourne         at Shepley Oval, Dandenong
Fitz Donc v Casey-SM         at Schramms Reserve, Doncaster
Northcote v Monash Tigers     at Bill Lawry Oval, Northcote

Carlton v Dandenong         at Carlton
Frank Pen v Camb Magpies     at AH Butler Oval, Frankston
Essendon v Monash Tigers     at Essendon
Melbourne Uni v Prahran     at Melbourne Uni

Ringwood v Dandenong         at Ringwood
Melbourne Uni v Geelong     at Casey Fields #4 Oval
St Kilda v Mon Tigers         at Harry Trott Oval, Albert Park
Northcote v Prahran         at Greenvale

Monash Tigers v Melb Uni     at Central Reserve Nth, Glen Waverley
Fitz Donc v Frank Pen         at Walter Galt Reserve, Parkdale
Foot Edge v Prahran         at Footscray
Melbourne v Carlton         at Geelong

Hours of Play:
1sts & 2nds: 10.30am - 5.30pm

3rds & 4ths: 11.30am - 5.30pm

Playing conditions:
1sts & 2nds: Minimum 96 overs per day. Innings of the side batting first restricted to 106 overs.

3rds & 4ths: Minimum 80 overs per day. Innings of the side batting first restricted to 90 overs.


Women's Premier Cricket Semi Finals

Premier Firsts

Prahran v EMP at Toorak Park

Melbourne v Box Hill at the Albert Ground


Premier Reserves

Melbourne v Plenty Valley at HG Smith

Box Hill v EMP at Box Hill City Oval


Premier Seconds

Carlton-Brunswick v Melton at AG Gillon Oval

Ringwood v Brighton District at Jubilee Park no. 2


All Semi-Finals will be played on Saturday with Sunday scheduled as a Reserve Day.

Last updated: Thursday March 9, 2017 8:37PM
Author: Nigel Hutton

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