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Robertson/Burrawang secures double shot

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Nanjing Night Net

ROBERTSON/BURRAWANG has secured a double shot in the first grade cricket finals.

The team recorded a thumping win over Hill Top on Saturday to finish in second position on the ladder.

As a result, the side will make the tough trip to Goulburn’s Seiffert Oval to face minor premier Goulburn in this weekend’s major semi-final.

The winner of that match will progress to the grand final, while the loser will have a second chance in the preliminary final.

Robertson/Burrawang secured that opportunity with a win on first innings points against Hill Top at Lackey Park.

The team had batted first on the previous Saturday in the two-day game.

The side compiled a big total of 354.

Hill Top resumed its innings with nine wickets still intact.

However, Hill Top struggled to gain momentum and was eventually bowled out for 138, despite the best efforts of Alex Debs (65).

Hill Top captain Simon Reid said his side lost a couple of wickets early and struggled to recover.

Reid said he was not pleased with the performance.

“It was a bit of a disappointment and it’s left us with plenty of work to do,” he said.

“We had been building a lot of momentum (in previous matches) and we were going really well.”

Hill Top finished the regular season in third place on the ladder.

The side will play the minor semi-final at Bradman Oval this Saturday and Sunday.

However, it remains unknown whether Hill Top will play Bowral or Wingello.

Fourth place will be decided on a count-back of the two teams’ for and against record.

The decision on which team progresses is expected to be known by Tuesday, March 10.

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