Another McDermott century helps Calrossy into Ron George Trophy final

CALROSSY has a shot at back-to-back Ron George Trophies after its batsmen fired it into the final on Monday.

After posting 4-236 on the back of an unbeaten century from Pip McDermott, Calrossy restricted Farrer 1, who were their main rivals for a spot in the final, to 7-175.

It set up a replay of last year’s final with McCarthy beating Farrer 2 by nine wickets to secure their spot in the final.

Farrer won the toss and batted first and made 4-120.

Josh Strange and Zac Walters scored the bulk of those with Strange hitting an unbeaten 51 and Walters 40 in an 80 run partnership.

The McCarthy bowlers shared the wickets around with Beau Alderton, Reece Chillingworth, Tom Finn and Antonio Comi all snagging one.

McCarthy then chased down the runs in 8.4 overs and for the loss of one wicket.

Jye Paterson and Matt Hughes set the foundation with a 101-run opening stand.

Paterson and Keytan Hislop then polished off the required runs. 

Paterson finished unbeaten on 57 and Hislop 21 after Hughes made 44.

Strange (1-37) was the lone wicket-taker for Farrer 2.

The win earned McCarthy a spot in the final for the third straight year.

At the same time Calrossy 1 was producing another 200 plus score, and McDermott another century.

He batted the entire innings and smacked 130.

It was the side’s fourth century with McDermott in an earlier game chalking up a double ton.

He was well supported by Layne Berry and Will Burke.

Berry and McDermott put on 137 for the second wicket. Burke and McDermott then added 89 for the third wicket with Burke and Berry both hitting 48.

Lachie Davidson got the early break through picking up Brennan Sinclair in the second over and was the pick of the Farrer bowlers with 1-13.

Farrer was backing up from the Davidson Shield semi-final and again struggled in the run chase.

As was the case earlier in the day Ryan Hansen was the batting light top-scoring with 92.

It was a big drop back to next best Harrison George (27).

Calrossy’s bowlers all did a good job with Josh Lamb (2-36) and Tom Griffiths (2-34) topping the wickets.

Oxley had a big win in the other game with skipper Matt Everett carrying his bat to anchor them to 6-157.

Everett scored almost two-thirds of Oxley’s run finishing unbeaten on 98.

Blake Bolton was the next best with 23.

Mitch Salter (1-21) and Nick Reyne (1-23) were the pick of the Calrossy 2 bowlers.

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