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Blues book final berth

Brian Robinson
Nanjing Night Net

SOUTH Waggabooked themselves a place in the grand final after a comprehensive win over Wagga City on the weekend.

The Blues hadn’t defeated the Cats all season, but had too much firepower at Robertson Oval on Sunday.

After posting 231 on the first day of the clash, the Blues rolled through the defending premier for 70.

In a sorry batting line upJosh Thompson (16) top scored for the Cats.

A blistering spell fromJake Hindmarshcaused most of the damage and the paceman took 7-26 off 13 overs.

He picked up seven of the Cats’ top eightbefore Mitch Sykes and Brian Robinson cleaned up the rest.

Blues captain Joel Robinson was once again impressed by his spearhead.

“Jake bowled really well and has bowled all year whether it be club or rep,” Robinson said.

“He had good help and I thought everyone that had the chance to bowl bowled well.

“It was a really good team performance in the field, but it means nothing unless we can back it up in a couple weeks time.”

The Blues set up the win with a solid batting display on Saturday.

After the Cats got on top early, South Wagga hit back from 4-58 with a 100-run partnership between Luke Gerhard and Mitch Sykes.

Gerhard justified his recall into the first grade team with a well-made 59 while Sykes scored 47 before becoming one of three Dom Alexander victims.

With solid contributions throughout the innings, Robinson was happy with how the Blues were able to recover their innings.

“I thought we had to work hard a couple of times with the bat but a really good partnership and good contributions down the end of the order helped us to the score we got,” Robinson said.

“It wasn’t one person’s big score but everyone which was really good.”

Just like last season South Wagga are the first team into the grand final, and will face Wagga City or Kooringal Colts in the decider.

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