Roos remain the team to beat in A1 Finals

March 15, 2024 BY

Anglesea are in search of a fifth straight BPCA A1 premiership. Photo: PETER MARSHALL

FOUR teams remain in the race to be crowned the best on the Bellarine as semi-final action gets under way in the Bellarine Peninsula Cricket Association (BPCA).

The BPCA’s A1 finals race has long been solidified with three wins separating fourth and fifth in the standings, with Anglesea, Barwon Heads, Armstrong Creek, and Barrabool to lock horns in the semi-finals.

Anglesea’s hopes of a fifth-straight flag will be tested when it hosts a well-drilled Barrabool outfit in a rematch of last year’s semi-final over Saturday and Sunday at Ellimatta Reserve.

Two new sides will enter the semi-finals this season, an indicator of the breadth of talent on display in the BPCA’s topflight.

Barwon Heads will play A1 finals in its first season back in the BPCA’s top division, while opponents Armstrong Creek will make its first ever A1 finals appearance in the club’s history.

The two sides will decide who will take part in this year’s Grand Final at RT Fuller Oval.

Anglesea top batsmen/bowlers:
Tyron Norman, 551 runs (50.09 average) – 2nd in BPCA A1
Brett Venables, 321 runs (32.1 average) – 11th in BPCA A1
Darcy Elliott, 23 wickets (14.74 average) – 3rd in BPCA A1.

Barwon Heads top batsmen/bowlers:
Brent McMinn, 351 runs (39 average) – 9th in BPCA A1
Daniel Donaldson, 29 wickets (15.28 average) – 1st in BPCA A1
Sam Schaller, 19 wickets (13.26 average) – 8th in BPCA A1.

Armstrong Creek top batsmen/bowlers:
Clay Mulgrew, 707 runs (88.38 average) – 1st in BPCA A1
Chris Marsiglio, 392 runs (32.67 average) – 5th in BPCA A1
Daniel Maclean, 28 wickets (14.79 average) – 2nd in BPCA A1.

Barrabool top batsmen/bowlers:
Lachlan Grigg, 308 runs (34.22 average) – 12th in BPCA A1
James Fisher, 19 wickets (15.47 average) – 10th in BPCA A1
Brad Greenwood, 18 wickets (25.17 average) – 12th in BPCA A1.

Other BPCA Semi-Finals include:
A2 – Collendina v St Leonards, Portarlington v Drysdale
B1 – Ocean Grove v Armstrong Creek, Barrabool v Barwon Heads
B2 – Barwon Heads v Queenscliff, Wallington v Inverleigh
C1 – Armstrong Creek v Barrabool, Ocean Grove v Jan Juc.

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