Irymple staged a remarkable come back against Mildura East to grab a place in the final four ahead of Mildura West which also won and got 10 points for the victory in Sunraysia First Division Cricket held on Saturday.

Sent in to bat Irymple lost 3/5 but recovered through Mick Roads, who was playing only his second First Division game and Riley Anderson who both got into the thirties.

Irymple ended up all out for 142 and East looked good at 1/57, especially as Chase Stone strained a muscle and could not continue in the attack after he had got rid of opener Rowan Hughes for just four runs.

East looked to have the game in their sight at 5/102 after Matt Button had been called into the attack to bowl for the first time this season and 13 runs came from his opening over.

Giving him a second over was the Irymple lucky break as Button then picked up 4/15 with East all out for 136 runs, seven runs short of a win and with 10 balls still remaining.

Jason Morrison belted the Nichols Point attack for a 77 from 42 balls with seven fours and six sixes in his innings.

Nichols Point had scored 170 from 40 overs but after the Morrison onslaught Mildura Settlers took second place on the ladder in just 24.4 overs.

Workers Gol Gol took top spot by beating Merbein South.

Mildura West won but has missed finals with a couple of poor matches after the Christmas break.


Mildura West 6/150 (Lachlan Skinner 37 no, Callum Humphreys 30,  Chris Williams 28,  Justin Freeman 2/21) defeated  Coomealla Wentworth 7/147(cc) (Frank Neser 40, Tom Douglas 30,   Chris Williams 3/20,  Brandon Dixon 2/20) by three runs on first innings.

Irymple 142 (Riley Anderson 35, Mick Roads 34,  Jake Albrecht 3/27, Andrew Ross 2/18, Jayden Hunt 2/27) defeated  Mildura East136 (Josh Deren 33,  Adam Thomson 27,  Caleb Garraway 4/14 Matt Button 4/28)

Mildura Settlers 2/171 (Jason Morrison 77, Pat Keogh 35 no,  Luke Stanbrook 28) defeated  Nichols Point 6/170(cc) (Dale Chappell 45, Glen Bridson 45,  Jason Shields 28 no,  Jason Morrison 2/27, Mark Kerr 2/30

Workers Gol Gol 3/114 (Nick Jensen 41 no, defeated Merbein South 113 (Jack Rowett 33,  Shane Trinick 30,  Nick Jensen 3/17, Matt Cameron 2/17, Lachlan Wade 2/20)