Diamond Valley Cricket Association teams are dominating the Northern Region T20 competition.
Thirteen DVCA teams have made it through to the final 16, compared to just three from the North Metro Cricket Association.
There’s six sides from the DVCA’s Barclay Shield competition through to the finals. Last season’s T20 runner-up Riverside, Macleod and Rosanna won through, winning both their group matches.
Old Paradians won through in a confidence booster, having struggled in the Barclay Shield, while Diamond Creek was the lucky 16th team, through on percentage.
Epping pulled off the biggest result, by knocking off last season’s winner Rivergum on Tuesday night. Epping made 7-112 in reply to the Kookas 8-111. The win sealed Epping’s spot in the finals.
Five Money Shield sides, Plenty Power, Bundoora United, Mernda, Lalor Stars and Banyule are also through. Third division side Hurstbridge, which is undefeated across all formats this season, and Greensborough, also won through to the finals. NMCA Jika Shield sides’ Preston Baseballers and Heidelberg West are both through, along with second division team, Bundoora Park.
Elimination finals are held on December 5. The other three rounds of finals will be played next year.