The Monaro under 14s cricket team took on the fourth placed Canberra Grammar in a the semi-finals played in Cooma on Sunday hoping to secure a place in the Grand Final in two weeks.
Monaro won the toss and elected to bat on a very slow and damp Nijong Oval. Luke Day and James Hayden opened the batting and found scoring very difficult.
The loss of Day had Monaro at 1/8 after seven overs.
Andrew Devereux joined Hayden at the crease and pushed the score up to 33 until he got out for 10.
Charlie Allen was bowled for two which brought Jake Hedger to the crease. Jake played very well to compile 22 runs, until he attempted another six and was easily caught out.
James Hayden was proving very difficult to get out and reached 22 at the 25 over break, with Archie Allen (6*) had the score at 4/90.
Luke Day and Jake Hedger opened the bowling for Monaro and had Grammar in trouble early with accurate bowling to remove the first four batsmen for only 11 runs.
L. Martin (47) started hitting the bowlers around, aided by some dropped catches, was putting Grammar back into the game. The introduction of Andrew Devereux (1/4) and Archie Allen (3/2) cleaned up Grammar to bowl them out for 62. It was a very good win for Monaro, with the Grand Final to be played in two weeks in Canberra.