WESTERN Waves are prepared for a cut-throat Cricket Victoria under 18 championships quarter-final.
The Jeff Rosolin-coached outfit will play Metropolitan Inner East on Thursday for a spot in the final four.
“We haven’t had a lot of success in the past so it’s good to be in the top half of the ladder,” Rosolin said.
The Waves won two of their three pool games after falling to Metropolitan North West on Wednesday.
Strong bowling performances from Nestles duo Harry Price (3-7) and Todd White (5-23) helped the Waves restrict Metropolitan North West to 175.
But they faltered in reply and were all out for 124 in 44 overs.
“Harry opened the bowling once again and bowled awesome area with the new ball and had them moving,” Rosolin said.
“He genuinely bowled two blokes and frustrated another bloke and got him caught short.
“He is developing well.
“Todd White went bananas towards the end.
“We took 6-11 at one stage and pegged them right back.
“They were on target for 220-plus.”