KYABRAM will enter just its second A grade finals series since joining the Cricket Shepparton League in some hot form.
The Redbacks have finished the season in third position after smashing fellow finals side Tatura by 91 runs on the weekend, thanks to a six-wicket haul from youngster Curt Ryan.
After posting 246 a week earlier, Kyabram looked in a spot of bother when Tatura reached 72 without loss.
However Ryan then struck to remove opener Michael Archer for 50, and grab his first wicket of the afternoon.
From there, the Redbacks, and Ryan, were able to grab constant wickets throughout the innings and eventually skittle Tatura for just 155.
Ryan finished with figures of 6/54 from 16.1 overs.
The win sets up a qualifying final match against Central Park/St Brendans at Kyabram Recreation Reserve next weekend.
Last time the two sides met it was St Brendans who came out on top – defeating Kyabram by 31 runs in round 6.
KYABRAM has finished the season on top of the B grade ladder thanks to a comfortable win over Numurkah.
After the top side rolled Numurkah for just 114 on day one, they never looked in trouble in the chase – passing the total just three wickets down and finishing their innings on 206.
Lukas Hanslow was dominant for the Redbacks, smashing 13 fours on his way to 89, while Tim Nelson (23) also added some key runs at the top of the order.
Kyabram will now face Katandra at Howley Oval next weekend in a qualifying final.
KYABRAM’S bowlers couldn’t defend their lowly total of 149 on the weekend against Karramomus.
It was much closer than expected, with Jonathan Hipwell collecting 5/35 from 12 overs to make it an interesting game.
Callan Mears (58) put Karramomus in the box seat early before Hipwell and the Kyabram bowlers pulled their team back into the game.
Eventually Karramomus passed Kyabram’s total eight wickets down.
Kyabram will still play D grade finals, up against Euroa this weekend at Murchison Recreation Reserve.
KYABRAM E grade also cemented its spot in the finals after a strong last round win over Old Students.
Set 126 for victory, Kyabram made light work of the chase thanks to a 74-run stand between Chris Usher (27no) and Damien Parsons (40no). Kyabram will face Pine Lodge at Tatura Park.