The season is over for Caroline Springs’ top two sides after tough losses in the Victorian Turf Cricket Association semi finals.
In what has been a good season for the club where it’s taken big steps forward, first XI skipper Kane Sevior said the weekend’s results were bitter sweet.
“You are disappointed on the day, but we had won five games in three years before this year,” he said.
“We played in a semi final and were really competitive. There was a lot of positives from the season, and while you can think what could have been, we’ve taken steps forward.”
The top side took on Moonee Valley in their north A1 semi final.
The Falcons batted first and got off to a tough start. Mujtaba Hussain and Sevior came together to rescue the innings and help the Falcons put together a decent score.
They were bowled out for 190. Mujtaba top scored with 72, while Sevior made 57, but there was little other support.
Sevior said they didn’t think they had enough runs on the board.
“At 6-70 things weren’t looking good and the guys who normally get runs were out, with Moonee Valley bowling well.
“Myself and Huss got a bit lucky and got the score to 190.”
Despite some good bowling from the Falcons it wasn’t enough with Moonee Valley getting the runs with two overs remaining.
They finished 7-192.
“The guys bowled well but there wasn’t enough runs on the board,” he said.
“I would have liked an extra 40 to 50 to put the pressure on a bit more. We took it to the final two overs.
“They were the better team on the weekend.”
Christopher Vulic and Gayashan Weerasekara took two wickets each for the Falcons.
Moonee Valley will face Sunshine in the grand final, after the Crows won a low scoring affair against East Coburg in the other semi final. The Crows battled hard to make 127, in what looked like a below par score.
It proved to be enough though, with the Crows bowling East Coburg out for 110. The Crows were sent back in and finished their second innings 1-101.
The Falcons’ second XI side suffered a disappointing semi-final loss to Sydenham-Hillside in the north A2 competition. The Falcons were bowled out for just 93, with skipper Dave Martin top scoring with 18. Tristan Krizanic took four wickets.
The Storm made the runs with ease, finishing 5-143. The Storm now face East Coburg in the grand final.
It wasn’t all disappointment for the Falcons on the weekend after their under 15A boys won a premiership.