Heavy Rollers took on the Jack of All Trades in a game that would end the Rollers' season if they lost, but breathe life into them with a win; and the way they started they knew what was at stake.
Mitch Baker, 16, Shankar, 21, Richard Bateman, 18, 26 not out by Garry, 25no for Nik Kraus and an unbeaten 19 to Bill Cawley had the Rollers 167 from their 20 overs. Lachie Campbell's 25, Dave La Motte's 27 and Tom Reed's 25 not outs were the standouts for the Jacks, but they fell 23 runs short in their run chase. Robbie Williams continuing his excellent season with the ball with 2 for 5 from his 2 overs; outstanding figures.
Game two was looking to be a cracker, with last year's grand finalists squaring off and both teams looking like being a force come finals next week. Batting first, the Lemons put on 154, with 38 not out by Ben Gerrens, 30 from Paul Christenson, and 20 from both Jess Dornan and Nik Kraus. Tim Mitchell took 2 for 14 from his 2 overs to be the stand out bowler.
In reply, it was a powerhouse performance by the Swingers, with undefeated innings from Brendan Cribb, 25, Bailey Sanford, 25, 26 from Jackson Arbon and 20 from Beau Chinnery, while Aiden Fraser hit 21 before being dismissed by Horrocks, (2 for 14 from 2 overs), to get the Swingers over the line in the 18th over.
Game three had the Fine Legs up against the Match Fixers, with a win for the Fixers would almost certainly secure a finals appearance for their first time. Shaun Scadden hit 23 to narrowly miss out on retiring again, while Marc Ford hit an unbeaten 50 and Damien Madden an unbeaten 25 to take the Legs to 152 from their 20 overs. Kent Perkins was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 7 from 2 overs; outstanding bowling figures for T20.
Bailey Coshott, 6, and 10 runs for Corey Rickard wasn't the start the Fixers needed, and when Sharp was dismissed for 1, the match Fixers were 3 for 28. Justin Docking hit 19 before 30 not by Dylan Sieber, 25 not out for Docking, and 28 not out from Bailey, took the Fixers to 5 for 132. Unfortunately this was too little too late, and the Fixers were kept to 137 from their 20 overs.
Last game of the week had Son's of Pitches batting first against the Bin Chooks. Dennis Armour, 38 not out, Braden Surrell, 42, and Cam Hyde, 28 not out, got the Pitches off to a great start. Bailey Coshott, 25 not out, also retired and took the Pitches to 186 off their 20 overs. Miles Armstrong, 3 for 18 from 2 overs, was the pick of the bowlers. Ash Leaney, 27, Matty Harbeck, 45, Brett Dancer, 27 not out and Armstrong, 33 not out, enabled the Chooks to reach 121 for the loss of their first wicket. McKeown hit 18 from number 8 as the Bin Chooks chased the total down.