Cricket

Lucindale's Sam Graetz.

Lucindale's Sam Graetz.

The Naracoorte cricket finalists will be decided this weekend with a virtual knockout game between two rivals.

With only this weekend's final round to play, Kybybolite and Townies are locked together in fourth/fifth spot, and they will face off with the winner playing finals the week after and the loser missing out.

Last weekend, Wortley Warriors had a vital win over Kyby to cement their finals spot.

Kyby batted first but got away to a shocking start to be 3/29, with Andrew Fitzgerald taking two wickets

Lee Curnow (67 not out) and Dave Farley (46) dropped anchor and rescued the Tigers with a cautious 114-run stand, taking them to a competitive 5/151 from their 40 overs.

All of the Warriors bowlers bowled tightly, with Fitzgerald/s 3/34 and Simon Cox's 0/16 off eight overs the best.

In reply, Dwayne Groves claimed an early wicket, but it was all Warriors from there, with Brad Redding dominating the innings.

He smashed his way to an unbeaten 100, with Paul Schroder (22) and Fitzgerald (16no) also contributing.

Kyby just wasn't able to get the breakthroughs needed and Warriors helped their net run rate by easily reaching the victory target in the 32nd over.

In the top-of-the-table clash, Padthaway showed why it's on top of the table with a convincing win over Lucindale.

Lucindale batted first and really struggled apart from a 73-run stand between Tom Fisher (56) and Michael McGurk (43).

The Roos were bowled out for 150. Spinner Dillon Ingenito took 4/12 and Andrew Stevens 2/17 to lead the way.

Padthaway's top order fired again in the run chase, with all batsmen getting a start.

Ingenito (32) and Stevens (22) put on 55 for the first wicket, then Riley McCallum (55) and Wayne Mitchell (27) followed up and they saw the Lions home easily with a final score of 4/151 off 33.3 overs.

Sam Graetz bowled well to take 2/16 from eight overs.

Apsley forfeited the other game to Townies.

This weekend's last minor round games are Townies v Kyby at Wortley Oval, Padthaway v Apsley and Lucindale v Warriors.