Bundoora United and Lalor Stars are both through to the Northern Region T20 competition preliminary finals.

The two sides won through to the last four with semi-final wins on Tuesday night against Banyule and Hurstbridge respectively.

United’s bowlers did the job against Banyule, before skipper Mathew Ross sealed the win.

Banyule was restricted to 8-93 from its overs, with Thissa Sanjeewa taking two wickets.

Ross then guided his side to the win with 54 not out in United’s total of 4-94.

The Stars got the job done against Hurstbridge with 14 balls to spare.

Hurstbridge made 7-96 from its overs, with Jordan Steele taking two wickets for the Stars.

Steele then stood up with the bat making 35 not out, as the Stars made 4-97.

The news wasn’t as good for Epping and Old Paradians who were both knocked out.

Epping fell 10 runs short against Diamond Creek. Batting first, Diamond Creek made 7-104 from its overs and Aaron Amos took three wickets for Epping.

In reply, Epping made 6-95 with John Kulikowski top scoring with 34.

Old Paradians were knocked out by Riverside.

The Wolves restricted Riverside to 102, with Udhara Hewa Wellalage taking four wickets.

It proved to be enough, with the Wolves all out for 89 with an over remaining.

Jason Berthet was the only batsman to get going, making 37.

In the preliminary finals, which will be held this week, the Stars will host Riverside and Bundoora United will host Diamond Creek.


Tara Murray