Northern United cricket grand final berths up for grabs

DINGEE has the opportunity to win its way through to a third-consecutive Northern United Cricket Association grand final when it takes on Bagshot in a semi-final on Saturday.

The Blowflies have won the past two NUCA premierships and have put together another strong season that has earned them a home semi against Bagshot in the second v third contest.

While Dingee has been a regular finalist in recent years – this is the Blowflies’ sixth year in a row finishing in the top four – Bagshot is back in the finals for the first time since 2015.

The Blowflies and Razorbacks split their two home and away meetings 1-1.

Season meetings:

Round 2 – Dingee 5-178 d Bagshot 6-177.

Round 9 – Bagshot 7-156 d Dingee 89.

In Saturday’s other semi-final, minor premier Elmore hosts Heathcote.

The Redbacks sat on top of the ladder for all but round one of the home and away season and have had the competition’s most dominant player in recruit Matt Gilmour.

Gilmour – recruited from NUCA rival Calivil – tops the competition aggregate for both runs (428) and wickets (33).

Elmore beat Heathcote comfortably in their two home and away match-ups.

Season meetings:

Round 1 – Elmore 7-195 d Heathcote 125.

Round 8 – Elmore 6-203 d Heathcote 9-86.

• Saturday’s games start at 1pm.