Perfect 12 points for ladder leaders Mt Barker in Twenty20 A-grade competition

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Mt Barker celebrate a wicket.
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Mt Barker collected a perfect 12 premiership points after cruising to victory in round five of the Albany and Districts Cricket Association T20 competition.

Wins in T20 matches, which are part of the regular A-grade premiership season, are worth three points — half what is on offer for a one-day victory.

The Bulls are the ladder leaders and they ensured they remained 19 points clear on top after beating Collingwood Park in their round five T20 fixture on Sunday.

A terrific bowling performance led by swing bowler Steve Scott (3-19) and a quickfire 48 from Nathan Crosby guided the Bulls to a resounding eight-wicket win.

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They chased down the victory target of 104 with relative ease as Crosby belted six boundaries in his 48 from 31 balls.

He was well supported by Adam Ditchburn (28 from 27) and Brent Jarvis-Spinks (22 from eight) as the Bulls won in the 12th over.

Earlier Park had handy middle order contributions from Bailey Peacock (26) and Jackson Davidson (23) on their way to 7-103.

The Bulls finished with four wins from as many T20 matches but went down in the grand final on Sunday afternoon, which was not played for premiership points.

Meanwhile in the other round five fixture Royals recorded a third win of the competition and progressed to the decider.

The Lions met Railways in a virtual semifinal, the winner going on to meet the Bulls in the grand final.

After the early loss of Mitch Green, the Lions powered past 100 thanks to half centuries from Ryley Valli and Lincoln Joy.

Valli made 51 from 49 balls and Joy added 50 from 45 as the Lions made 5-134.

Coen Marwick snared two wickets for the Tigers and despite top scoring with 11 in the run chase, his Tigers were skittled for 39.

Spinners Jack Hastie (2-8), Joy (3-1), Angus Thompson (1-8) and Leighton Smith (1-1) doing the damage in the 95-run demolition.

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