Business end

AFTER a year of off-field controversies as far as the each team's standings on the points table has been concerned, the dust has finally settled and now the cricketers can get on with the business part of the season, the finals.

An interesting association meeting was held on Monday with appeals being heard about penalty points imposed during the season and just as it seemed that a satisfactory result that appeased all clubs couldn't be reached, association president Ken Robinson asked the delegates of all clubs to leave the room and come up with a solution that would please them all.

"They came back about 30 minutes later and put forward a motion that they were all happy with," Robinson said.

The result of the motion that will cover only this summer and will not be used as a precedent in future seasons is that points were taken from teams only for the first offence and not any subsequent offences throughout the season.

The finals series to be played ovber the next three weekends will allow everyone involved to concentrate on what's important-the action on the field.

Semi-finals draw

1st grade: Sawtell v Nana Glen at Richardson Park, PBBC Colts v Bellingen-Dorrigo at Brelsford Park. Final points score: Sawtell 68, Nana Glen 46, PBBC Colts 44, Bellingen-Dorrigo 44, Diggers Ex-Services 43, Coffs Hotel Tigers 40.

2nd grade: Sawtell v Nana Glen at Richardson Park, Northern Districts v Diggers Ex-Services at Fitzroy Oval. Final points score: Sawtell 66, Nana Glen 59, Northern Districts 55, Diggers Ex-Services 48, West Coffs 43, PBBC Colts 29.

3rd grade: Bellingen-Dorrigo v Sawtell at Connell Park, Diggers Ex-Services v PBBC Colts at Maclean St. Final points score: Bellingen 78, Sawtell 57, Diggers Ex-Services 52, PBBC Colts 46, West Coffs 39, Nana Glen 27.

4th grade: Sawtell Gold v Diggers Ex-Services Blue at Toormina Oval, PBBC Colts Red v Northern Districts at Bray St. Final points score: Sawtell Gold 76, Diggers Ex-Services Blue 66, PBBC Colts Red 58, Northern Districts 56.

5th grade: Diggers Ex-Services Maroon v Bellingen-Dorrigo at Jetty Oval, Nana Glen v Sawtell Blue at Nana Glen. Final points score: Diggers Ex-Services Maroon 56, Bellingen 54, Nana Glen 44, Sawtell Blue 44, PBBC Colts White 38, West Coffs 15.

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