Bentleigh locked in their finals spot and received a confidence boost when it defeated Championship leader South Caulfield. South resuming at 6/56 chasing Bentleigh’s 106, fell 7 short, all out 99. A victory for the Demons that is certain to provide a spark when they take on Bonbeach in this weekend’s semi-final to be held at Bonbeach. Whilst Bonbeach will start favourites this is likely to be a closely contested and spirited final. The two teams clashed in the same game last season at Arthur Street with Bonbeach coming out on top after Bentleigh were well in the running late in the game. Carnegie will take on South Caulfield at Princes Park after losing to Chelsea and dropping from second to fourth. Not the best finish for last years Division 1 Premiers, but a great fillip for Chelsea to end their season. The Negie now having to play the reigning Championship Premiers. McKinnon finished the year with its second win after Beaumaris’s sporting declartation week one, as the Sharks pursued an outright win to give it the slimmest of chances of making finals. Beaumaris will be disappointed in its finishing position after making semi’s last season and recruiting well in the off-season. Whilst Bonbeach chased but narrowly missed an outright against a depleted Hampton outfit. Bonbeach 8/245(dec) (D Fernandez 85) def Hampton 97 and 8/88; Bentleigh 106 and 1/31 def South Caulfield 99 (M Spencer 5/40); McKinnon 187 (L Klasen 5/75) def Beaumaris 5/174(dec) (L Kranzbuhler 53*); Carnegie 86 and v Chelsea 6/133 (D Vandergert 53*); In Division 1, Parkdale jumped into fourth by beating Brighton District at Dendy Park, which then saw White Ball Premiers Mentone failing to make finals after losing to Murrumbeena at home. Old Mentonians almost grabbed second spot missing out by 0.03% but are certain to provide a real challenge to the Dragons in next week’s semi. Parkdale will take on Murrumbeena at Peter Robertson Oval in the other semi with the Brad Kruger lead Beena starting firm favourites. Parkdale 9/95(dec) (T Williamson 6/18) def Bri Dist 85 (A Young 5/19) and 5/99; Murrumbeena 4/138 (B Kruger 74*) def Mentone 134; Old Mentonians 241 (D Stevens 105) def Cheltenham 71 and 3/94; Middle Park 153 (A Bermingham 62; A Woods 5/31) def Bayside 147 (T Hill 5/35); In Division 2, Aspendale will play in its first CSB final after defeating Port Melbourne and will take on nearby neighbour Parkdale United at Jack Grut Reserve. The strong South Caulfield 2nd XI will take on Port Melbourne after finishing well clear on top. Clayton District avoided possible relegation after it upset Parkdale United in a result likely to send a few jitters through the Python’s nest South Caulfield 8/289(cc) (M Currey 99*) def Bentleigh 148; Bonbeach 241 (C Hogan 76, J Young 70; J Lott 5/72) def Hampton 73 and 7/190; Clayton District 210 (D Graham 9/60) def Parkdale United 203 (C Stewart 87) and 2/162 (M Graham 55, S Amon 52*);Aspendale 282 (E Wright 71, L O'Connor 53; T Dale 5/53) def Port Melbourne 215 (D Berman 51; M Allen 7/46); Remaining results can be found here CSB Welcome “The Game” to Cricket Southern Bayside A great special offer for CSB Clubs - FREE personalisation for your end of season club awards on each wallet purchased from The Game. The Game provide cricket inspired wallets which are the perfect gift or award for cricket fanatics and players. Each wallet is made of premium vegetable tanned Italian leather, uniquely stitched to remind the owner of the game they love, everyday. 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Without prior notice you will not be able to gain entry to the building, so pre-registration is required. Aero Player of the Round Our last Aero Player of the Round is Daniel Graham with his 9/60 against Clayton District. Graham's 9/60 becomes CSB Best Competition wide bowling figures, eclipsing Stacey Brown's 9/62 last season also against Clayton District. Graham's match also included a 15*, but with CSB's best bowling figures to date he is this rounds Aero Player of the Round. Cricket Southern Bayside thanks Aero and Sam Coates for the support of CSB throughout the 2017/18 season which also included the supply of Clads for the VMCU U21 Championship winning side.