Pope leads Smoky Bay to the Far West grand final

UPSET TRIUMPH: Ryan Meier bowls pace to Smoky Bay's Riley Prince as the underdogs reached the grand final. Picture: Andrew Brooks

UPSET TRIUMPH: Ryan Meier bowls pace to Smoky Bay's Riley Prince as the underdogs reached the grand final. Picture: Andrew Brooks

Smoky Bay stunned Thevenard to reach the Far West cricket grand final following an 18-run triumph.

Liam Pope starred with 33 runs and three wickets to help Smoky over the line.

Smoky had fallen to 4/33, however a 33-run stand between Pope and Michael Pearce pushed their team ahead before losing six wickets for 18 to be all out for 84.

Jarrad Trowbridge and Lachlan Wilkins helped Thevenard restrict the visitors with three wickets apiece.

The home team lost Josh Threadgold and Trowbridge to be 2/5 and Smoky could sense blood after the wicket of Josh Siedl, 21, had Thevenard 3/29.

It quickly became 8/46 as the middle order collapsed to see the grand final dream slip away, despite Matthew Degner’s 13 not out.

Ben Taylor ripped through Thevenard to take 5/25 from nine overs, while Pope chimed in with 3/13.

Smoky will face Ceduna this Saturday at Ceduna.

Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop