HERE are local cricket writer Wade Gleeson's tips for the second week of finals in the Southern Cricket Association.
First Grade First Semi-Final - New Norfolk I v Claremont at Abbotsfield Park tomorrow at 10.30am: I'm tipping New Norfolk I to continue its run and make it eight wins in a row. Both teams are one-all from the roster matches, but New Norfolk's Round 9 win over Claremont was the start of the winning run. Rohan Heron and Cody Neads to make runs and Joe McCulloch to take four wickets.
Second Grade Preliminary Final - Molesworth v Knights at Boyer Oval tomorrow at 10.30am: Molesworth I to bounce back and defeat the Knights. Although the Knights have defeated Molesworth on both occasions this season, I think Brad Coppleman will make a big score and put on a good stand with Nick Piuselli. Jeremy Nichols to take four wickets.
Fourth Grade Preliminary Final _ Bothwell I v Bagdad at Bagdad at 10.30am tomorrow : I'll tip Bothwell I to end Bagdad's season and go on to meet New Norfolk II in the big one. Joey Eyles made 103 not out in Eighth Grade in Round 11 and will use his finals experience from his old Ouse Cricket Club and make a big score. Brother Matthew Eyles to bowl some of his classic spin and take five wickets.