Creeks enter Singleton District Cricket Association semi-final as favourite

THE CHALLENGER: Is this another year of "Rally Valley" or will we be speaking "Creeks For Weeks"?
THE CHALLENGER: Is this another year of "Rally Valley" or will we be speaking "Creeks For Weeks"?

PCH's first grade cricketers raised their arms to the heavens on Saturday afternoon to welcome in the rain from above.

It would mark the end of JPC's finals hopes as bitter silence floated around the Southern end of Howe Park.

UNLUCKY: One month ago JPC rallied over to greet their fans after winning the T20 first grade final at Howe Park. This time Josh Harvey's men sat in bitter silence.

UNLUCKY: One month ago JPC rallied over to greet their fans after winning the T20 first grade final at Howe Park. This time Josh Harvey's men sat in bitter silence.

As a result of the weekend's sour end to the home and away season PCH will now play Creeks in the top tier semi-final at Howe Park.

But can Jackson Cox's now go from finals contender to grand finalist?

They will enter as the underdog against the second placed Creeks side featuring talents Myles Cook and Mark Unicomb (both are expected to feature in the Singleton Argus' top ten players list later on Friday).

The winner will play Valley in the grand final on March 23 (March 30 reserve date).

SDCA First Grade ladder: Valley 42, PCH 39, Creeks 39, JPC 36 and Glendon 24.

Denman will host Creeks (if rain possibly cancels this ground, Cook 3 or synthetic in Singleton can be used) in the second grade semi-final. The winner will play JPC on March 23 at Cook 3.

SDCA Second Grade ladder: JPC 51, Denman 48, Creeks 42, Valley 21 and PCH 18.

There will also be two third grade semi-final meetings between Valley & Glendon (Cook 5) and JPC & Denman (Civic Park). Both winners to play off in the grand final at Cook 5 the following week.

SDCA Third Grade ladder: Valley 75, JPC 57, Denman 48, Glendon 39, Creeks 27 and PCH 18.