Turkey Red Greytown have fallen at the last hurdle in their bid to make the final of the Wairarapa Cricket Association's Bidwill Cup two-day competition.
Beaten outright by an innings and 124 runs by Wairarapa College last weekend, Greytown failed to pick up any bonus points for their efforts and are now guaranteed to finish no better than third at the end of the qualifying round.
Greytown's failure was good news for Flight Centre Lansdowne who will now meet Red Star in the final regardless of the outcome of their preliminary match which got under way last Saturday and will finish this weekend.
Lansdowne hold a four-run lead with just five second innings wickets in hand with the odds clearly favouring Red Star completing the remarkable record of having won all their qualifying games outright.
As things stand at present Red Star sit at the top of the table with 106pts, followed by Lansdowne 64, Greytown 63, Wairarapa College 62, A1 Homes Kuranui Old Boys 61 and Newbolds Marist Old Boys 13.
The interclub draw for this weekend is:
Bidwill Cup: Lansdowne v Red Star, Rathkeale College on Saturday starting at noon.
McBride-Peterson Cup: Wairarapa College v Rathkeale College, Wairarapa College on Saturday and Sunday starting at 10.30am both days.
Open grade on Saturday (1pm start): Lansdowne 3 v Marist Old Boys at Park Sports 1, Rathkeale 2 v Lansdowne 2 at Rathkeale No 1, Rathkeale College 3 v Wairarapa College 2 at Rathkeale No 2.
Open grade on Sunday (1pm start): Greytown 2 v Wairarapa College Colts at Park Sports 1.