Tuggeranong took to the crease first with captain Shane Devoy topped the score card at 29 runs, supported by Benji Floros on 22. Queanbeyan’s batting order bowled valiantly with Vele Dukoski leading the attack taking 3/20 off 3 overs, supported by Tyler Van Luin on 2/12 after 4 overs. The Tuggeranong batting order was bowled out for 103 runs after 18 overs.
Queanbeyan found themselves in trouble early with the Tuggeranong bowling attack reducing the run rate after Benji Floros and Adam Blacka each took 2/18 after 4 overs. At the 19th over, the game looked secured for Tuggeranong with Queanbeyan’s scorecard showing 9/96. A single from number 11 batsman Van Luin and Solway bringing the score up to 9/98 with 4 balls remaining, Shane Devoy’s next delivery was hit for six by a Van Luin slog sweep to bring Queanbeyan’s score to 9/104 and securing them victory.
Queanbeyan won by 1 wicket.
Wests batted first with Joe Cooke topping the order making 26 runs, supported by Brendan Duffy on 19 not out. Eastlake’s Shenal Rajapakse lead the bowling attack taking an impressive 4/24 off 4 overs, supported by Praveen Mathai taking 2/12 off 3.5 overs. Wests were bowled out for 109 runs after 18.5 overs.
Eastlake opener Ahmed Inham carried his bat, scoring over half of the team’s total runs on 54 not out. The remainder of the batting order could not stand to the bowling of Western District, with Nicholas Broes taking 3/7 after 4 overs and Ethan Bartlett taking 3/16 off 4 overs. Eastlake fell short of their total, being bowled out for 100 after 19.5 overs.
Western District-UC won by 9 runs.
Weston Creek opener Jono Dean led the batting order making 57 runs off 39 ball, supported by Ben de Carvalho on 36 off 20 balls. The pair had a 78-run partnership before de Carvalho was bowled. Norths bowling attack was led by Esam Rahman taking 2/27 after 4 overs, supported by Lachlan Whatmough taking 1/12 off 2 overs. Weston Creek’s scorecard showed 5/178 at the end of their 20 over campaign.
North Canberra replied strongly in the opening order with captain Esam Rahman making 31 runs off 25 balls, supported by Joshua Low-McMahon on 19 runs. The rest of the batting order could not stand up against the bowling attack of Weston Creek, with Sam Taylor taking 3/16 after 4 overs, supported by Djali Bloomfield and Thomas Atallah both taking 2/11 after 4 overs. Norths fell short of their target with the scorecard reading 9/95 at the end of their 20 overs.
Weston Creek Molonglo won by 83 runs.
Ginninderra took to the crease first with Jordie Misic rescuing the innings and topping the score sheet making 42 not out, supported by Amit Sharma making 25 runs off 24. ANU’s William Todd led the bowling attack taking 3/15 off 4 overs, supported by Lewis Evans taking 2/22 off 4 overs. Ginninderra finished their innings on 8/124.
ANU replied strongly with opener Randall Starr making 26 runs, supported by Nick Groenewegen on 25 not out. Ginninderra’s bowling attack attempted to keep the run rate low with Jak Willcox taking 2/28 off 3 overs, supported by Michael Ninneman taking 1/5 off 2 overs, unable to continue bowling due to injury. ANU began their final over with the score card reading 6/116, the team needing 9 runs off 6 balls to win. William Todd made 5 runs in 3 balls before Owen Chivers was dismissed, with Todd now needing 4 runs off 2 balls he managed to hit Nick Owen to the boundary to seal the win for ANU. The final score showing 7/125 after 19.5 overs.
ANU won by 3 wickets.
After 7 rounds, semi-finals have been decided with Western District-UC playing Ginninderra at 10am and Tuggeranong Valley playing ANU at 1:30pm. Both games will be played at Phillip Oval on Sunday 20th January.