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Magpies, Lions, Demons and Tigers to fight it out
Date of Event : Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:01PM
Jubilation for the Magpies

Next weekend's Premier semi finals are locked in. Camberwell Magpies will host Melbourne at the CSG and Fitzroy Doncaster take on Monash Tigers at Schramms Reserve. For the Magpies and the Demons, it was a case of "runs on the board", whilst the Lions and the Tigers held their nerve and successfully chased down targets.

Monash Tigers, chasing Northcote's 186, looked to be in strife at 6/116, with the Dragons' Michael Rogneda (4/57) doing most of the damage. But Sam Kerber (56 off 151 balls) found a capable number eight in Mitchell Perry (16* off 78 balls) and the pair added 65 to get the Tigers within reach of victory. Although Kerber was dismissed with just six required, his fighting innings was key to the Tigers' victory.

Fitzroy Doncaster, already with a first innings lead overnight, extended this to 110, with Trent Lawford (63), Liam Banthorpe (42) and Chris Moore (36) all proving difficult to dislodge. When Moore was dismissed at 9/249, the Swans conceded the lead was too great and stumps were drawn.

Melbourne upset Dandenong at Shepley Oval. The Panthers resumed at 0/32 in reply to the Demons' 239, but wickets tumbled regularly and, when the score slumped from 2/64 to 6/68, the writing was on the wall. Melbourne's wickets were shared, with all six bowlers successful.

Camberwell Magpies batted on this morning, adding six runs to finish with 322. The Bulldogs' top-order all contributed, with Greg Munro (65) and Dean Russ (30) doing best and all batsmen reaching double figures. But Brendan Drew continued his excellent form, chipping in with 3/43 and catching Dean Russ. 5/179 at tea, the game was in the balance, but from 5/209, the Doggies' reply fell away, losing their last 5/27 as Tom Russ (6/41) completed a fine all-round match. It was the Magpies' first finals victory since knocking off Melbourne Uni in the 2004-05 Qualifying Final.

In the highest scoring Quarter Final on record, Dandenong incredibly chased down Carlton's 375 in the Seconds at Princes Park, winning nine down with just three balls to spare. For the Panthers, Tanner Stanton (116) and Josh Slater (110) were the heroes in this unforgettable run-chase..

1sts
Camb Magpies 322 (Russ 77 Rickarby 45 Hill 41 Persson-Clark 34 Drew 66 Winter-Irving 4-53 Russ 5-45) d Foot Edge 236 (Munro 65 Gudde 34 Russ 30 Drew 3-43 Russ 6-41)
Melb 239 (Thomson 53 Mevissen 39no McMaster 3-80) d Dand 129
Fitz Donc 9-249 (Lawford 63 Banthorpe 42 Moore 36 Diston 4-69) d Casey-SM 139 (Hadfield 62 Moore 3-27)
Monash Tigers 8-188 (Terry 45 Kerber 56 Rogneda 4-57) d Ncte 186 (Abbatangelo 48 Sundberg 41no Crispe 31 Berryman 4-36 Wise 4-43)
Semi Finals (Mar 18 & 19): Camb Magpies v Melbourne, Fitz Donc v Monash Tigers.

2nds
Dand 9-376 (Slater 110 Edgeworth 41 Stanton 116 M Sweeney 64 McCafferty 5-111) d Carl 375 (Stepien 66 Harvey 53 Gilbert 51 Seneviratne 38 Petsinis 89no Wilson 35 Wetering 3-55)
Frank Pen 285 (Salerni 72 Wiese 82 McNamara 4-103 Singh 3-45) v Camb Magpies 158 (Trapani 39 McKenna 31 McNamara 37 Boland 5-42 Wood 3-36)
Ess 240 (Galeotti 54 Molloy 38no McEwan 4-63) d Monash Tigers 127 (Waters 46 Crea 4-38 Cameron 3-37)
Prahran 8(dec)308 (King 156no Hartley 54 Billington 39 Richards 3-61) d Melb Uni 115 (McNally 4-11)
Semi Finals (Mar 18 & 19): Frank Pen v Dandenong, Essendon v Prahran.

3rds
Ring 7(cc)251 (Jefimenko 92 Cowling 66no) d Dand 222 (Murphy 48 Rowe 68 P Sweeney 40 Ludowyke 3-68 Wigney 5-48)
Geel 8-152 (Van Den Nouwland 75 Roughsedge 3-11) d Melb Uni 149 (Swan 48 Mastin 3-17 Guest 3-35)
St Kilda 299 (Cooper 109 L Meddings 56 Cunnington 46 McKenna 4-45) d Mon Tigers 185 (Goodman 41 Carman 31 Rayner 3-23 Faulkner 5-53)
Ncte 165 (Starkins 40 Westland 32 Warne 4-50 Bhatt 3-39) d Prah 96 (Blaich 32)
Semi Finals (Mar 18 & 19): Ringwood v Geelong, St Kilda v Northcote.

4ths
Monash Tigers 9(cc)312 (Fernando 88no Scholz 44 Ronan 38 Walsh 34 Khattak 30 Moscript 4-100) d Melb Uni 221 (Moscript 40no Curwen-King 34no Gammune 34 Khattak 3-58)
Frank Pen 162 (Hands 37 Skelly 34 Mayadunne 33 Sturt 30 King 4-31 Reid 3-27) & 4-98 (Curtis 43no Trevenen 3-20) d Fitz Donc 100 (Davis 5-34)
Prah 9-227 (C Bricker 50 Gatford 36 Jhamb 33 Duff 5-45 De Silva 3-19) d Foot Edge 226 (Blain 51no Caton-Robertson 5-34)
Carlton 2-162 (Merchant 60no Lucas 48) d Melb 138 (Pearce 4-3 Mills 3-33)
Semi Finals (Mar 18 & 19): Monash Tigers v Frank Pen, Carlton v Prahran.







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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