Mick Jarvis (4/4) saved his best for last in Sunday’s preliminary final clash that saw Gulgong RSL book its place in the grand final against Goolma on Sunday March 18.
The veteran bowler produced seven maiden overs for RSL before lunch, setting his side up for an ideal chase as Centennial scored just 97 runs in its innings.
Mick Kersten (2/24) and Jared Clulow (2/22) joined the party too, bowling seven maiden overs between them in what can only be described as a disastrous day for Centennial batsmen.
It wasn’t doom and gloom for all Centennial players as Will Jackson (52) had a good day at the office, but wasn’t helped out at all by his team mates as the closest scorer was Jordan Thompson (15).
Dion Hollow (0) and Steve Haney (5), who Jared Clulow described as one of Centennial’s best cricketers, combined for just five runs, putting RSL in a strong position from the get-go.
After lunch, RSL would have placed an emphasis on patience as reaching the target of 97 was probable.
That patience was shown by Cal Rumming (14) and Mark Hundy (48 not out), who worked their way to a solid opening partnership of 24 before Jared Clulow (28) came in to finish the job, hitting a pair of boundaries in what wound up being an easy win for the 2015 and 2016 premiers.
The result sets the stage for a Gulgong District Cricket association grand final between RSL and Goolma which shapes as an absolute belter.
in the Birriwa Cup clash, Bowlers triumphed over Coolah to win by 42 runs.