Scott Aufderheide (3/43 off 8.2), Daniel Burns (2/42 off 10) and Lloyd Pope (2/38 off 10 with 43 dot balls) were our multiple wicket takers. Also of note was coach Ben Johnswood’s unscheduled jog in pursuit of a ball that upon reaching the boundary was intent on keeping heading due west down Naldera Street.
The Browns never looked troubled in reply with all batsmen getting starts and the side having enough wickets in hand at any given stage. Adam Hose looked in good touch for his 46 off 50 balls (2x4s and 3x6s), as did Hugh Cranendonk for his 40 off 40 (3x4s and 2x6s), but it was batsman-keeper Robbie White who steered us home for a four-wicket win with an over to spare with a composed unbeaten 87 off 95 balls (8x4s including the winning boundary). We’re expecting the SACA’s calculations to confirm we’ve taken the eighth and final place for the Qualifying Finals and an away to trip in late January to familiar finals-time foes Woodville, with wins to the 8th placed side in local one-day qualifiers far from unheard of.