Irrewarra captain Dave Jackson says scraping into Colac district cricket finals doesn’t reflect his team’s form in the club’s bid to go one better in 2018-19.
Last season’s runner-up secured a finals spot with a heart-stopping win against Colac on the weekend.
The Redbacks’ bowlers did the job first-up, restricting the Stallions to just 101.
But a middle-order batting collapse by Irrewarra, after openers Kane Quickensted and Ian Taylor took the side to 31, sent a scare through its camp.
The Redbacks were 6-79 before Jackson, 17 not out, and his brother Mark, 16 not out, steered the side home to secure a spot in finals.
Irrewarra had a strong finish to the season to finish third, winning nine of its last 11 games after a shaky start to the summer.
See today’s Colac Herald for more.