And then there were six
LAST week marked the conclusion of the semi-finals in the Black Toyota Clarence River Junior Cricket Association, with the grand final places now determined.
In the under-12 competition, Tucabia White will take on East Green.
Tucabia made their way to the final after disposing of Brothers. The Brothers team were bowled out for 65, with Tucabia White scoring 3/137 in reply.
The second under-12 side to make it through was East Green, who defeated the second Tucabia team.
Players to watch in this grand final will be Dylan Adamson, Theo Forbes and Joe Pigg.
All three have been scoring runs and Pigg has been taking a lot of wickets this season.
From Easts, Jack Hall will need to be watched when batting, while Rowan Green has been in good form with the ball.
- IN the under 14 game, Tucabia will take on Brothers Blue.
Brothers, apart from two draws, are essentially undefeated this season.
Jake Kroehnert, from Brothers, will be the danger man with both the bat and ball.
Josh Wrigley and Darby Fahey will back up Kroehnert as they have done all season.
For Tucabia, Blake Wheeler has announced his arrival on the junior cricket scene. This young player has taken the bull by the horns and has been scoring runs and dismissing batsmen with total ease. He is a genuine opening bowler with the added talent of being a great ball striker.
Brothers will need to keep Wheeler in check if they are to be successful.
Sam Barnier and Scott Martin will also need to back up the efforts already put in this season.
- THE under-16 game promises to be ripper.
The undefeated South Services go into the final as favourites. This is the second year in a row this team has achieved this run to the grand final.
Souths are loaded with quality players. Jake Frame, Brandon Honeybrook and Riley Winter have all played Premier League this season, with Chris Cleaver also playing three games. Add Kara Sutherland, and the team is brimming with talent.
Young Brendan Cleaver, also in form, is coming off a fine 68 in a second grade final last weekend.
The Coutts Crossing team are certainly underdogs, but that is no issue for them.
Nick Wood is a definite game winner and his experiences at the North Coast level will certainly aid his team.
If Brad Chard and Lewis Chevalley fire, the Coutts boys will certainly push the South lads to the wire.
Michael Neilson has been a find for the club, and his contribution will be very valuable.