The two best under 16 sides in the Barossa and Light Cricket Association will face off for the grand prize, after a predictable week in the semi-finals.
Semi Final – Light Pass/Angaston v Gawler Central
Light Pass/Angaston advanced to the grand final as expected, following a crushing win over Gawler Central.
Light Pass/Angaston won the toss and elected to bat, throwing Byron Hoffmann and Jackson Kurtz into the sights of the Central bowlers to commence the contest.
However, the openers put to rest any major hope of an upset, with Hoffmann making 16, and Kurtz a game changing 63.
Jack Henke put on a stellar batting performance, adding onto Kurtz’s score with 39 runs of his own.
Tom Hodges and Landon Schutz finished undefeated with 19 and 13 respectively.
Central had a mammoth task on its hands, needing to chase down 6/190.
Tom Cameron and Bailey Jones took to the crease, and the writing was on the wall early, with Jones out for a duck.
Jarryd Fisher did his part to try and carry his side with 38, but couldn’t create any magic.
Will Bruggemann added 10 more runs, as Central were unceremoniously thrown out, all out for 95.
Semi Final – Greenock Cobras v Sandy Creek
Greenock Cobras dismissed the possibility of an upset despite a shaky start against Sandy Creek on Saturday.
Cobras won the toss and elected to bat, with Jayden Birchard and Jack Teusner getting proceedings underway.
Teusner would make just one, and Birchard five, as Cobras sat at 2/7, and Sandy Creek licking its lips.
Brodie Lee offered some stability with 16, but Tyson Fechner was undoubtedly the game changer.
Fechner was on fire with 40 runs, and Dylan Birchard was a solid support act with 23.
Greenock was all done at 8/121, and now needed to restrict a potentially damaging and powerful Sandy Creek batting line-up.
Jack Carpenter and Jake Hadju opened the batting for Sandy Creek, with the duo forming a strong partnership for 22, before Hadju was caught for five.
Ethan Morrow then took to the crease, and had the ability to be Sandy Creek’s downfall.
However, Carpenter was then gone for 24, and wickets began to fall rapidly.
Morrow eventually fell for 38, and Wyatt Ryan could only provide 10 in the lower order as Sandy Creek was unable to maintain its early form.
Creek was all out for 82, with Lachie Westlake causing damage with 3/9 from five overs.