FIVE teams head into the final one-day round of the BDCA season on Saturday still with a chance of qualifying for the Keck-Findlay Shield final.
The BDCA’s one-day final will be played as a day-night match at the QEO on Sunday, February 3.
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After three rounds of one-day games played on October 6, December 15 and December 22, Golden Square is the only unbeaten team and in prime position to qualify for its second Keck-Findlay Shield final in a row.
Huntly-North Epsom, White Hills, Sandhurst and Strathdale-Maristians all have 2-1 records, with the Power (+0.79) and Demons (+0.76) both boasting a decisive net run-rate advantage over the Dragons (+0.26) and Suns (-0.49).
• BDCA Keck-Findlay Shield ladder:
1. Golden Square
Points: 18 NRR: +1.60
2. Huntly-North Epsom
Points: 12 NRR: +0.79
3. White Hills
Points: 12 NRR: +0.76
Points: 12 NRR: +0.26
Points: 12 NRR: -0.49
Points: 9 NRR: -1.27
Points: 6 NRR: +0.04
8. Kangaroo Flat
Points: 6 NRR: -0.70
Points: 3 NRR: +0.36
10. Bendigo United
Points: 0 NRR: -1.33
• Saturday’s games – Strathfieldsaye v Bendigo United, White Hills v Sandhurst, Strathdale v Huntly-North Epsom, Eaglehawk v Bendigo, Kangaroo Flat v Golden Square.
• One-day rounds:
October 6 – White Hills 221 d Bendigo United 150; Sandhurst 199 d Bendigo 9-196; Golden Square 2-174 d Huntly-North Epsom 9-173; Strathdale 3-141 d Eaglehawk 140; Strathfieldsaye 2-134 d Kangaroo Flat 9-130.
December 15 – Golden Square 5-222 d Strathdale 6-221, Sandhurst 6-184 d Bendigo United 89; Eaglehawk 7-154 d White Hills 8-151; Huntly-North Epsom 6-116 d Kangaroo Flat 94; Strathfieldsaye 5-112 dr Bendigo 2-87.
December 22 – White Hills 7-251 d Bendigo 129, Huntly-North Epsom 6-229 d Strathfieldsaye 39, Golden Square 8-222 d Bendigo United 9-158, Strathdale 6-222 d Sandhurst 163, Kangaroo Flat 7-137 d Eaglehawk 9-134.
Meanwhile, the Bendigo District Cricket Association senior team will take on Gisborne in a Kenmac Shield clash from 10am at North Bendigo on Sunday.
Melbourne Country Week squad members Mitch Winter-Irving, Rhys Irwin, Ash Gray and Russell Stockdale are unavailable, with Joel Murphy and Anthony West included in the team for the match.
• BDCA team – Ben DeAraugo (c), Sam Johnston, Jake Klemm, Andrew Chalkley, Jack Neylon, Ryan Hartley, Adam Burns, Liam Smith, Dylan Klemm, Joel Murphy, Anthony West.
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