A 10-wicket outright win sealed second place for Mooroopna in Saturday’s McGregor Shield action.
Resuming at 0-15 after already losing the first-innings battle on day one, Old Students showed a vast improvement with the bat making 175, after being bowled out for just 43 in their first dig.
Rob Marsters continued an impressive campaign for Mooroopna with 4-39, meaning he has now taken 20 wickets for the season at a tidy average of 6.8.
Set 91 for the outright win, the Marsters show continued as he bashed the Cats to a win inside 15 overs.
His 73 not out included a whopping seven sixes, with Keiran Robertson remaining unbeaten on 28 to help claim the comfortable win.
The Cats’ win meant they will face Murchison in a semi-final this weekend. Murchison impressed in a first-innings win against Karramomus, particularly with a quality bowling display to seal the points.
The Bloods started the day at 3-21 and despite a strong 50 from Ashley Brown were bowled out for 104, chasing 140.
Dylan (3-32) and Darryn Rowney (3-30) did the majority of the damage with the ball.
Murchison pushed on in pursuit of an outright win and made 4-90, Luke Twynstra helping the quest for quick runs with 32 not out.
Set 127 to win with just 11 overs to do it, Karramomus had a go and made 4-52, with neither side close to the outright result at stumps.
At Tatura, Central Park-St Brendan’s was set 278 for victory by the home side on day one but never looked in the contest while chasing.
A gallant 40 from Xavier Trevaskis was the highlight for the Tigers, but they lost wickets with regularity and were dismissed in 58.3 overs for 107.
Harry Singh produced a strong 4-15 to lead the bowlers and Gary Dealy helped himself to three wickets.
Pine Lodge’s chase of Euroa’s 7-233 never got started with the game abandoned.
It meant Pine Lodge finished the home and away season undefeated, on top of the ladder to host Tatura in Saturday’s semi-final.