BENDIGO is through to the Bendigo Country Week division three grand final following a resounding win over Red Cliffs on Thursday.
After starting the day fourth on the ladder, Bendigo smashed 286 in reply to Red Cliffs' 4-183 to end the preliminary rounds in second position behind Grassmere.
Jayden Sheean (89) and Brayden Stepien (63) both scored half-centuries for Bendigo, while the Red Cliffs' innings was highlighted by another ton to Shannon Bowen.
Bowen finished unbeaten on 107, with his century coming on the back of his 100 against Grassmere the previous day.
• Other division three results on Thursday:
Grassmere 282 (C. Bant 72, M. Harricks 3-76) d Grampians 159 (C. Jerram 53, B. Hotker 5-42).
Maryborough 8-244 (S. Bartlett 73, R. McHugh 5-86) d Upper Loddon 144 (J. Postle 35*, S. Dellavedova 4-37).
Northern United 7-158 (S. Lawry 42, D. Robinson 4-40) d Northern Districts Colts 113 (J. Woolhouse 37, J. Harney 5-42).