Two ACT sides have qualified for finals at the 2019 Australian Masters Championships in Salisbury, South Australia this week.
The 40 & Over Men’s side finished in first position while the 45 & Over side have made finals, an astonishing turnaround after not winning a game the previous year.
Losing just once in eight matches, the ACT sit at the top of the table in the 40 & Over Men’s division with Vinesh Bennett, Jason Hays and Nathan Rennie topping the charts as the best players in the division after strong performances all week. The side will face Queensland in the major semi-final at 1:45pm on Friday with the loser playing the preliminary final later that night at 8:45pm. The grand final is set to take place at 12pm Saturday.
The 45 & Over Men are set for finals action on the back of Preston Hart being a dominant force with the bat and Marty Bennett leading the way with the ball. Depending on results, the side could finish either second or third, which will see them play in either the major or minor semi-final, both set to be played at 10:15am on Friday. The preliminary final will be played at 7:00pm the same day with the grand final at 2:15pm on Saturday.
The 50 & Over Men’s side have had a solid week in Adelaide but have missed out on finals with Chris Henry and Ted Hempstead being the stand out performers for the side during the week.
At the end of the championships, teams will be selected to represent Australia at the 2019 World Indoor Cricket Federation Masters World Series in Cape Town, South Africa from 19 - 26 October 2019