A SEVEN-WICKET haul from Killarney bowler Daniel Jones has helped the Crabs secure a spot in the Grassmere Cricket Association’s division one decider next weekend.
Jones was influential with the ball to help restrict Woolsthorpe to 92, with skipper Brayden Buchanan praising his star paceman after he collected his best figures for the season.
“He is an x-factor and he chose a good time to step up and deliver,” he said. “He hasn't bowled many overs lately and he was up and about and came good at handy time for us.”
He is an x-factor and he chose a good time to step up and deliver.Brayden Buchanan
The Crabs secured the win on Saturday, finishing the day on 2-130, before returning on Sunday to pile on another 90 runs without a wicket.
Opening batsman Liam Cole was a dominant force, finishing unbeaten on 94 to help secure the eight-wicket victory.
Buchanan praised the efforts of both his batters and bowlers.
“The win was set up by Liam and Craig Henry at the top of the order and credit also goes to our bowlers as well,” he said.
The Crabs skipper said everything worked for Killarney over the two days.
“it was just one of those weekends where everything seemed to fall into place,” he said.
“We can't complain about being back in another grand final and having a crack at the flag.”
Joining the Killarney in next weekend’s decider is Hawkesdale, which bowled Panmure for 135 to secure a 16-run victory.
Lachlan Glare and James North were the standout for the Cats, taking four wickets each to help defend the total of 151.
Killarney’s second division side will play Panmure in next Sunday’s decider.