Knights and Bluedogs in semi-finals

Bluedogs players celebrate a wicket earlier in the season with the Pambula club and the Merimbula Knights going into semi-finals on Saturday.

Bluedogs players celebrate a wicket earlier in the season with the Pambula club and the Merimbula Knights going into semi-finals on Saturday.

Both the Merimbula Knights and Pambula Bluedogs will go into cricket semi-finals this weekend. 

The Knights one side finished second overall in the regular season and will go in as a likely grand finalist for the A grade draw. 

Meanwhile, the Bluedogs were unable to knock Eden out of fourth spot on the ladder, but will instead serve as favourite to take out the B grade crown as play has now split into two divisions.

The Bluedogs came within just four competition points of claiming fourth place in the A grade draw, trailing Eden by a tiny margin.  

Both clubs had resounding wins in the final round of play on Saturday and will go into their semi-finals draws confident. 

The Knights faced off with the South Eurobodalla Pirates and were steady in chasing down the target, but did it comfortably. 

The Pirates had batted defensively and held out to finish their 40 overs, but came up with a total of 122 runs. 

Graham Briggs led the bowling attack with three wickets, while Dylan Jordan, Matt Priem and Ray Fisher each collected two wickets. 

The response from the Knights was steady, but calculated as the club gave up just four wickets in the chase, knocking over the target at 4/124. 

Ash Postance led the way with the bat, knocking 42 not-out as the team reeled in the target. 

In the Bluedogs game, the Pambula side overcame the Bermagui outfit with ease in about half the allotted overs. 

Liam Cooper was a standout at the crease for the Bermagui line-up with a team-best effort of 65 runs.

However, a majority of the northern order fell over cheaply with just three other batsmen able to reach double figures, finishing on 112 runs. 

Tom Hammond and Jake Taylor laid a fantastic platform for the Bluedogs, opening with a 70-run partnership to quickly chase down the target in 19 overs. 

The Knights will face the Bermagui roster in one of two A grade semi-finals, while the Bluedogs will host Tuross Head in the B grade semis.

Merimbula will play at Berrambool, while the Bluedogs play at the Pambula Sporting Complex.

All finals matches will run from 1pm on Saturday.

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