Mildura West is best

Shaun Mathews celebrates after Mildura West’s Lachlan Skinner is bowled on Saturday.  Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Shaun Mathews celebrates after Mildura West’s Lachlan Skinner is bowled on Saturday. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

MILDURA West is in its first Sunraysia Cricket Association First Division grand final since 2007-08 after a 66-run win over bitter rivals Mildura East at the weekend.

Defending 156 overnight at Aero Ovals, West’s bowlers were yesterday able to restrict East, who never really looked in the hunt after slumping to 5/44 with experienced heads Brad Thomas, Jason Bruhn and Tom Vadlja back in the shed.

Mildura West captain-coach Chris Williams said he was quietly confident his side had enough runs on the board.

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