Coly’s Tom Bowditch stood tall amongst a crumbing Griffith side to help guide his team to the grand final of the Warren Smith Cup.
In the semi-final against Leeton/Narrandera it was Griffith who batted first and did get off to a reasonable start.
Cooper Smith (21) and Simon Miller (39) came together with the score at 2-14 and pushed it up towards 50 before Smith was dismissed.
Another good partnership was built between Miller and Ryan Greenaway (21) which left the team at 100.
Things took a sudden turn however.
First, Greenaway fell, then three runs later Miller was back in the sheds.
Yet another wicket left Griffith 6-103.
This paired Coly’s Tom Fattore with Bowditch as they looked to re-start the innings.
Fattore fell for two after they put on 13 but Bowditch never looked in doubt.
He dug deep and finished 24 not out as he propelled the score to 155.
With ball in hand it was Claire Murray and Isaac Campbell who did the bulk of the damage.
They picked up four and three wickets respectively.
At 6-143, things didn’t look so good for Griffith however.
This was until a late order collapse had them 9-145.
The last wicket partnership put up a fight but fell just one run short of Griffith’s score. All out for 154.
The team will now play Wagga in Wagga this Sunday, 28, with the hopes of taking home the Warren Smith Cup.