Cavs to advance

ACTION: Players from both teams were on the ball in the cooler weather. Photo: Melissa North
ACTION: Players from both teams were on the ball in the cooler weather. Photo: Melissa North

Despite the wet weather one of the two games in the first week of finals was played in Mount Isa on the weekend.

The game at Sunset oval between Black Stars and Panthers was washed out due to an unsafe and wet outfield.

Black Stars advance to the Grand Final and Panthers will play Cavaliers this weekend – weather permitting – for the right to play them.

Cavs got to that game by defeating Western Bulls in the game that did go ahead at Captain Cook Oval.

Western Bulls batted first and made 208 before they were bowled out.

Nick Diamond top scored with an impressive 62 not out despite coming in at number six in the order.

B. Honner made 43 runs and K. Anderson made 37 to give solid support but only one other player (N. Ramachandran 19) made it into double figures.

For the bowling side the wickets were spread around. 

S. McKay took 3/38 while there were two wickets apiece for J. Wellington (2/46), J. Nayler (2/34) and F. Moro (2/28).

In replay Sam Peters was the hero of the hour.

He slogged his way to 88 runs to give the platform for victory.

J. Naylor made 26, J. Carter made 19 and J. Wellington made 16.

But it was a close run thing as regular wickets fell.

The Cavaliers chased down the total in 38 overs to win by two wickets.

A. Morrisby took 3/49, F.Khan took 2/28 and K. Anderson 2/39.

PITCH: Checking the pitch at Captain Cook oval before officially deciding to play.

PITCH: Checking the pitch at Captain Cook oval before officially deciding to play.