CALROSSY and Oxley will effectively be fighting it out for a Ron George Trophy final berth when they clash next week.
As the table stands after Monday’s most recent round they are level on four points in second.
McCarthy are on top on five and if they can get the better of Farrer 2 are assured of a finals spot.
Then it will be out of Calrossy and Oxley as to who they play.
Oxley put itself in contention, and ruled Farrer (1) out, with a four wicket win on Monday at Riverside 1.
Farrer batted first and after losing early wickets posted a fighting 5-101.
Cameron Reeves had them in early trouble. They lost their first wicket before they even had a run on the board and were 3-11 at one stage.
But Pat Dwyer (34), Craig Norrie (26no) and Jack Richards (19no) showed some resilience and got Farrer to a defendable total.
Reeves claimed the first three wickets and was the pick of the Oxley bowlers with 3-3 off his four.
He bowled with pace and swing.
George Harradine also took 1-18.
Oxley then needed four runs off the last over. They got them with two balls to go, six wickets down.
The Farrer bowlers did bowl well but couldn’t contain Toby Fox and Joey Holt.
Fox smacked 33 off 30 balls and Holt 32 from 25 including one monster six that landed on the roof of the cricket clubhouse.
Reeves (16no) and Nic Stacey (13no) then polished off the runs.
Lachlan Davidson (2-19), Corey Sommers (2-16) and Richards (1-20) were Farrer’s best performers with the ball.
Nextdoor McCarthy won the toss against Calrossy and elected to bat first.
Openers Jack Cameron and Luke Paterson got them off to a great start and were their top and second-top scorers with Cameron hitting 42 and Paterson 33.
Jack Deasy also chipped in with 20 and on the back of that they amassed 6-154.
Will Burke claimed half the McCarthy wickets finishing with 3-20.
He then figured with the bat as Calrossy made a good fist of the chase.
He made 25 and Jim Newman 38 but in the end they were dismissed nine runs short.
Paterson backed up his efforts with the ball capturing 2-7, while Ted Alderton chimed in with 2-39.