Epping will host Heidelberg in the Northern Region T20 grand final.

The Pingers won through to the final match of the competition, with a thrilling win against Research Eltham Collegians on Tuesday night.

Batting first, the Pingers made 7-138 from their 20 overs.

Openers Anthony Licovski and Andrew Bennett top scored with 35 apiece, while Todd Hughes scored 32 in the middle order.

It was a good start with the ball for the Pingers as they grabbed and early wicket, before the Collegians moved to 2-89.

Three quick wickets turned the game back in the favour of the Pingers and slowed down the Collegians.

More wickets continued to fall, with the game going down to the final over.

Looking for runs to get the win, the Collegians were bowled out for 135 on the final ball.

Hughes continued his good game, taking 4-23.

The Pingers will face Heidelberg in the grand final, with Heidelberg beat Lalor Stars in their preliminary final.

Heidelberg made 137 batting first, with Paul Higgins the best of the bowlers for the Stars with 3-24.

The Stars, who were looking to make a second straight grand final, started well and were 1-64.

Even at 3-81, the Stars were still within a shot of getting the win.

They then lost 6-8 to crumble to 9-89. The Stars were eventually bowled out for 112.