Northern Rivers Rock miss out on cricket final
NORTHERN Rivers Rock fell 15 runs short of a finals appearance in the Plan B Regional Bash Twenty20 at the Sydney Cricket Ground next month.
The Northern Inland Bolters will contest the final of the Sydney Sixers conference after their win at Fripp Oval, Ballina yesterday.
Adams hit two sixes in one over before he was dismissed for 33 runs off 17 balls.
Irvine played with a bit more composure for his 27 but his wicket was the beginning of the end.
"We had to break that partnership and we had a bit of luck with the Sam Irvine dismissal," Bolters captain Tom Groth said.
"They had to score a run a ball after that and it was always going to be hard for them with new bats-men coming to the crease.
"We got up at 1am to come here so it was a really good effort.
"A few of our guys have played at the SCG before but we still can't wait to get there now."
Northern Rivers were still a chance with NSW Country reps Andrew Lindsay and Justin Moore at the crease.
The need for quick runs saw Lindsay run out for two with the other wickets falling around Moore, who was last to go on 13.
Northern Inland could play two games at the SCG. If they win their final they will take on the winners of the Sydney Thunder conference.
Both games will be played on December 6.
NORTHERN RIVERS ROCK v NORTHERN INLAND BOLTERS (at Fripp Oval, Ballina)
Northern Inland won the toss
NORTHERN INLAND innings:
M Dawson, c Adams b Anderson 13
S Norvill, c Rogers b Robb 31
M Rixon, b Robb 14
A Hazlewood, c Lindsay b Adams 11
A Jones, b Murphy 23
B Middlebrook, b Lindsay 7
B Reynolds, b Murphy 21
S Mepham, run out 1
T Osborne, not out 1
Fall: 41 58 74 95 108 141 142 143
Bowling: T Murphy 4-0-31-2, C Ziebell 3-0-23-0, M Anderson 3-0-21-1, A Lindsay 4-0-21-1, S Robb 4-0-27-2, S Adams 2-0-15-1.
NORTHERN RIVERS innings
Jayden Hoare, b Rixon 25
A Crawford, c Meppem, b Middlebrook 20
C Ziebell, c Mepham b Middlebrook 3
S Adams, c Dawson b Reynolds 33
S Irvine, st Groth b Jones 27
J Moore, c Brendon B Reynolds 13
A Lindsay, run out 2
A Rogers, st Groth b Hazlewood 0
A Williams, b Hazlewood 1
T Murphy, run out 1
M Anderson, not out 0
Fall: 43 49 63 103 112 123 125 127 128 128
Bowling: A Hazlewood 3-0-16-2, B Reynolds 3-0-17-1, R Meppem 3-0-26-0, B Middlebrook 4-0-2-19, M Rixon 2-0-21-1, A Jones 3-0-28-1.
Northern Inland won.