HCA B Grade 2016-17 semi-final: Colts look to push aside Bullants

KEY: Dylan Arnott has been key to the success of Colts all season and will be an important cog in the side's bowling attack in finals. Picture: OLIVIA PAGE
KEY: Dylan Arnott has been key to the success of Colts all season and will be an important cog in the side's bowling attack in finals. Picture: OLIVIA PAGE

AFTER a long Horsham Cricket Association season on top of the B Grade ladder, Colts will not want to falter in the remaining two weeks of finals.

The side will play Bullants at Dimboola Oval with a grand final spot on the line.

Colts had dominated the season but suffered its first loss in the penultimate regular season round within the space of a day. On that day Lubeck-Murtoa exposed a brittle batting order but the Colts batting lineup bounced back to form to against Horsham Saints in the last round. Colts lost again to Lubeck-Murtoa in the one-day grand final on Sunday but Bullants are a different equation.

The side from Noradjuha-Toolondo has had an up and down season.

Four of the side’s six wins came against the bottom two team but the side twice took away the point when playing the Horsham saints.

A big loss in the last round when the side was bowled out for 33 against Lubeck-Murtoa may not be a true reflection of the side’s form heading into finals as it struggled to field an eleven.

The side will face the difficult task of negotiating a bowling attack that shares the workload well among Drew Carmody, Liam Jakobi, Dylan Arnott and Ross Frew.

Ben Anson, Jordan McDonald and John Heard will have a big responsibility at the top of the Bullants batting order to set the game up to allow the middle order to come in to capitalise late in the innings.

If the Colts bowling attack gets on top early the game could quickly become its to lose.

  • The Dimboola Oval semi-final starts at 1pm.