Beaudesert Borobies qualify for division two grand final

BIG DANCE: Beaudesert's division two senior cricket side is preparing to do battle with Loganholme in the grand final on Saturday.
BIG DANCE: Beaudesert's division two senior cricket side is preparing to do battle with Loganholme in the grand final on Saturday.

The RSL Beaudesert Borobies division two outfit has progressed through to the decider in its first season in the Logan District competition after disposing of Bethania at Selwyn Park on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the 1st XI's hopes of qualifying for the top four are still alive, with the side commanding a position of strength heading into day two of its do or die clash with Logan Village.

After claiming the toss and electing to bat in good conditions, in-form division one opener Joel Thorne continued his run fest of a summer, belting 121 as Beaudesert amassed 6/236 from 50 overs.

Thorne was well supported with Jordan Brook (36) and Andrew Staines (24) also adding valuable contributions with the bat.

By the close of play, a committed effort in the field had allowed Beaudesert to restrict Logan Village to 4/91 from 31 overs. 

The pick of the bowlers was Adam Jordan, who proved dangerous, taking 2/21 from eight overs.

At the halfway point in the must-win match, the Borobies still have a fighting chance of sneaking into fourth position on the ladder and having a shot in the finals.

At Selwyn Park the Borobies 2nd XI tasted victory in their semi final.

After losing the toss and being forced to bowl first it did not take long for Brock Sorrenson to turn things around with a sharp piece of fielding to effect a run out in just the second over.

But the Bethania top order rallied, fighting their way back into the game to see the score evenly poised at 3/85 at the 20 over point.

Sorrenson was soon back in the action as he ripped through the middle order taking 4/7. Jarred Johnston also bowled well picking up 2/25 while Jayden Stephan and Stuart Groom claimed a wicket each as Bethania folded to be all out for 151 in the 38th over.

In reply, opening batsmen Steve Larrescy and Jayden Stephan got Beaudesert off to a solid start. When Larrescy fell an over short of the drinks break for 26, the Borobies were sitting comfortably at 1/89 after 19 overs.

With victory in sight, Andrew Steindl joined Stephan at the crease and the pair steered the home team toward the target before Stephan was caught for 70 in the 25th over at 2/124.

To their credit Bethania kept fighting, dismissing two of Beaudesert's middle order batsmen cheaply but they could not stop the inevitable and the Borobies reached 4/157 in the 30th over to secure the triumph. Steindl remained unbeaten on 28.

On Saturday, the 2nd XI face Loganholme in the grand final at Tansey Park.