SANDHURST has earned a shot at winning the premiership in its first season in the Bendigo District Cricket Association's women's competition.
The Dragons will take on Kangaroo Flat in the grand final this weekend after the two top teams of the home and away season both won their semi-finals on Sunday.
The Dragons powered their way to a dominant 10-wicket win over Emu Creek at Spring Gully.
The Emus won the toss and batted, but runs were hard to come by as the Dragons' bowlers kept the pressure on throughout their 20 overs.
The Emus were restricted to 6-62 in an innings where the bulk of the runs were scored by Angela Gamble (17) and Siobhan Thompson (15).
Gamble and Thompson were the only Emu Creek players to score in double figures, with no other player making more than five.
Mel Lowther was the leading wicket-taker for the Dragons, taking 2-10 off her four overs, while Kate Shallard's (1-9) four overs cost just nine runs.
The Dragons didn't lose a wicket in their run-chase, cruising to 0-63 in 13.3 overs in reply.
Opening batters Kylie Henriksen (26 retired) and Shallard (21 retired) were in good touch with the willow for the Dragons.
Kangaroo Flat will carry an unbeaten record into this Sunday's grand final.
The Roos continued their season of dominance with an 89-run win over Strathdale-Maristians Suns at Cruse College.
Sent in by the Suns the Roos blasted the competition's highest score of the season - 4-195.
Captain Sarah Mannes (62 retired off 35) and Sarah Perry (58 retired off 35) both carved out half-centuries for the Roos, striking 19 boundaries between them after Kangaroo Flat had been 2-27 early in its innings.
Perry's 58 was her fourth half-century of the season, while Mannes' superb knock came a day after she became the first female to play an afternoon game for Golden Square in the BDCA when she was part of the Bulldogs' second XI team on Saturday.
Facing a daunting run-chase, the Suns answered with 6-106 from their 20 overs.
Olivia McEvoy showed plenty of class with the bat in cracking 41 off 29 with seven boundaries for the Suns, while opener Heidi Erasmus scored 23 retired.
The standout with the ball for the Roos was Ashlee McLeod, who bagged 3-18 from four overs.
As well as their dominant knocks with the bat, Perry (2-14) and Mannes (1-5) also had an impact with the ball for the Roos.
Meanwhile, in the only meeting of Sunday's grand final combatants so far this season, Kangaroo Flat (3-96) defeated the Dragons (8-85) by 11 runs in round six.
SEMI-FINAL MATCH DETAILS:
Kangaroo Flat 4/195 (Mannes 62*, Perry 58*; Bell 1/20, McEvoy 1/29) def StrathdaleMaristians Suns6/106 (McEvoy 41, Erasmus 23*; McLeod 3/18, Perry 2/14, Mannes 1/5).
Sandhurst 0/63 (Henriksen 26*, Shallard 21*) def Emu Creek 6/62 (Lowther 2/10, Shallard 1/9, Powell 1/13, Henriksen 1/14).
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