Colts continue cracking 2018-19 form to claim spot in two-day final

Colts Phelans captain Dayne Baker sends a bowl down the pitch during his sideʼs semi-final victory over Creswick at the weekend.

Colts Phelans has claimed a spot in the two-day grand final with no trouble at all, defeating Creswick by 86 runs in the weekend’s semi-final.

After a dominant season which has seen Colts drop just one game and claim the one-day premiership, the side will now head to the two-day grand final on the hunt for their second flag of 2018-19.

The Imperials elected to bat first on Saturday, sending Joel Antonio and Kane Leathem to the Hedges Oval crease with the bat in hand.

The pair were able to drum up just eight runs between them before Leathem (4) fell to Richie Clark.

Richard Palmer was the next Knight to step up, but he too was claimed by Clark for a pitiful two runs.

Antonio was the next to fall, having made just four runs, leaving skipper Lachlan Pryor and Matt Antonio to pick up the slack.

They came to a 17-run partnership, unfortunately Creswick’s best of the day, before it was cut short by Nick Henderson who run out Pryor (7).

Jason Jones (2) appeared briefly alongside Antonio, but Clark put a stop to that very quickly.

The Knights’ finals hopes looked bleak as the side sat at 5/38 with the dismissal of Jones and the lower-listed batsmen offered little hope.

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