Powering towards semi-finals

Published 12:00pm 10 March 2021

Powering towards semi-finals
Words by Nick Crockford

Peninsula Cricket Club seems set to have three senior teams in the end-of-season Warehouse Association Finals.

The B1 Sunday side secured its place in this weekend’s semi-final, despite losing to Brisbane Stallions in another nail-biting finish.

Peninsula finished with a net run rate of 0.16 to Hammering Bricks’ 0.15 securing its semi-final place by 0.01 of a point and will face minor premiers Mater Hill at Filmer Park on Sunday.

Winning ways

The B1 side appears certain to be joined by Peninsula’s B2N team which is well clear at the top of its division entering the final round of fixtures.

Peninsula won on first innings over Albany Creek Hawks at the weekend to take it 11 points clear of the nearest rivals.

Kyle Miller hit 62, with four boundaries and four sixes and Peter Roughton, 56 with eight fours, to steer Peninsula to 7-201 declared.

Eight on target

The top-scoring batsmen then each took two wickets as Albany Creek were dismissed for 134. The remaining six wickets were shared evenly between six other bowlers.

Peninsula were 4-56 in their second innings at the close.

The A1 side’s final match of the regular season is at home to Napoleons, who are fifth, just outside the finals places. The B2N side is at St Paul's who are fourth.

Six of best

In the Warehouse league’s A1 division, Peninsula is clear in third after pace bowler Nick Turner led the demolition of Northern Suburbs.

Turner took six wickets for five runs as Northern Suburbs were dismissed for 38 in 24.1 overs to give Peninsula its second outright victory of the season.

Peninsula declared on 8-155 after setting up the victory charge by dismissing Northern Suburbs on day one for 114.

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