County progress through to grand final
North County have progressed through to the Albany Cricket Association A-grade grand final after they downed Manypeaks in a preliminary final that came down to the wire today at Hard North.
County set Peaks a huge task after they conjured 204 runs led by Harry Broomhall with 60 and continued on to bowl Peaks out for 184 in the last over as Glenn Battersby finished with remarkable figures of 7-40.
Chasing 204 Peaks got off to a slow start before Wade Anning and Craig Sinclair began to bring the run rate up.
The duo notched a 54-run partnership before Battersby claimed his first wicket of the afternoon when Sinclair was caught and bowled for 37.
Anning struggled to find a steady partner throughout the innings however managed to keep the scoreboard ticking over and with 5 overs remaining Peaks needed 41 runs for victory.
Battersby struck twice more in the final overs to see Peaks all out for 184 in the last over of play ensuring County progress through to the grand final next Saturday against Railways.
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