Central Park-St Brendan’s premiership player Hamish Winter-Irving spearheaded Footscray-Edgewater into the Victorian Premier Cricket finals.
Winter-Irving finished with seven wickets for the match as the combine claimed an outright win against Geelong.
After being rolled for 57 on day one, the Cats showed more resistance on Saturday in reply to Footscray-Edgewater’s 4-256 declared.
Former Karramomus wicketkeeper Josh McDonald was part of Geelong’s innings, coming in at No.7 and making five from 23 balls.
Winter-Irving took two wickets to go with 5-23 in the first innings.
Footscray-Edgewater will face minor premier Camberwell Magpies in a quarter-final clash on Saturday.
Katandra product Daniel Sartori is finals bounds as well after his Monash Tigers upstaged Camberwell on Saturday.
The Magpies were all-out for 115 after being sent into bat, before the Tigers replied with 168 and were bowled out in the 57th over.
It did not go to plan for Sartori, with the opener bowled first ball.
The Tiger will travel across town to take on Northcote in the qualifying final after finishing fifth on the ladder.
Tallygaroopna export Ryan Sidebottom finished off his season on the best possible personal note, steamrolling his way through Melbourne University.
Carlton smashed the Uni outright, largely thanks to Sidebottom’s heroics in taking 10 wickets for the match.
Sidebottom took 6-44 on day one as Uni was all-out 149, before Carlton quickly put on 7-212 and declared after 49 overs.
The one-time Sheffield Shield talent was in just as good form in the second innings, capturing 4-54 to finish with match figures of 10-98.
Carlton had to peel off the runs required in quick time, but belted 6-118 to take maximum points from the clash.
The outright victory was not enough for Carlton to make the finals, finishing just outside in ninth.
In second grade, Lightfoot medallist Tyler Larkin made 21 for Geelong as the Cats lost to Footscray-Edgewater.