Redbacks reach finals after heart-stopper

Irrewarra jumped from fifth to third spot on the Colac district cricket ladder after a heart-stopping final-round win against Colac on Saturday. The Redbacks’ triumph dropped City United to fourth, and knocked Warrion out of the top four, ending the Panthers’ finals hopes.

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.

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