It’s finals joy for Ashfield, but heartbreak for East Sunbury in the Gisborne and District Cricket Association B-grade competition.
The two teams were among three sides fighting for two spots, and they had mixed results on Saturday in the final round of the season.
Ashfield had all but sealed their spot heading into the final round, but they made sure of it on Saturday.
Chasing Gisborne’s 194, Ashfield never looked in trouble during the run chase finishing 7-274.
Corey Woolley ensured his side got the win with a well timed 118, his first century.
Dylan Caruana and Mace Green both provided some good support.
The win means Ashfield finished third and face St Anthonys this weekend for a spot in the grand final.
It’s the first time Ashfield has played finals since 2013-14 when it claimed the C-grade premiership.
St Anthonys ended East Sunbury’s finals hopes on Saturday.
The Thunder needed a win in the final round and hoped that Eynesbury suffered a loss to Macedon. With the Eagles losing it came down to whether the Thunder could chase down St Anthonys 272.
The Thunder had a lot of players get starts, with seven players scoring between 20 and 33, but no one was able to go on and get the big score needed.
In the end they fell short, all out for 233. Youngster Alec Boorsma top scored with 33.
Macedon finished its season on a high, defeating finals bound Eynesbury.
Having restricted the Eagles to 135 on day one, the Cats resumed at 3-29 on Saturday.
The Cats got the job done with five wickets in hand, going on to make 6-221.
Daniel Trotta top scored making 67.
The win ensures the Cats avoid relegation, finishing sixth with three wins in what has been a tough year for the club.
Wallan claimed the minor premiership with a massive win against Kyneton.
Chasing the Tigers 156, the Magpies did it with ease. They chased the runs just one wicket down and then put the foot down looking for extra points to climb ahead of St Anthonys.
It worked with the Magpies making 7-404 with Robbie Fowler making 100 not out, as they finished 1.06 points clear at the top of the ladder. The Magpies now host Eynesbury in the first week of the finals.
Bacchus Marsh claimed a final round win against Riddell.
The result consigned the Bombers to bottom and they look set to be relegated.