Above: The Western imperial Razorbacks side that smashed RSL by 118 runs in round 15 on Saturday to claim top spot on the Narrabri District Cricket Association 2018-19 first grade 45-over ladder and advance to this season’s grand final – back, Josh Trindall, Daniel Hamilton, Chris Hartnett, Dylan Smith, Brendon Smith, Brandon Couley, front, Zack Trindall, Hadley Sevil, Steve Phelps, Jay Hall, Justin Knight and Luke Stawski.
The Western Imperial Razorbacks are off to the Narrabri District Cricket Association first grade 45-over grand final in the club’s first season in the competition.
Just five weeks after claiming the NDCA first grade T20 championship with a 26-run grand final win against Tatts, the Razorbacks defeated RSL in a top-of-the-table round 15 clash at Hogan Oval.
The Razorbacks entered the final round match in first position but were just three points ahead of second-placed RSL.
If RSL won it would have leapfrogged the Razorbacks into first position, but it was the Western Imperial men who got the job done.
The Razorbacks batted first after winning the toss and made 8-224 in 45 overs.
The Wee Waa-based side then knocked over RSL for just 106 to claim a 118-run win.
That saw the Razorbacks finish on 90 competition points, nine ahead of RSL (81 points) and 12 ahead of third-placed Tatts (78 points).
RSL and Tatts will meet this Saturday in the first grade preliminary final where they will go head-to-head for a chance to challenge the Razorbacks in the big dance.
In the other round 15 match Tatts beat Civeo by eight wickets to enter this weekend’s preliminary final in solid form.
Out of the playoff picture Civeo and Crossroads Hotel both finished the season with 48 points after both sides won just one game each.
Civeo’s superior net run rate handed Crossroads Hotel its second straight wooden spoon.