BBL SCHQ Gayle League Recap – Semi-Finals

Usman Khawaja was the standout performer in the semi-finals round of Big Bash Fantasy amassing a whopping 124 points after his match-winning knock for the Thunder on Thursday night. In the second semi-final, Marcus Stoinis and Kevin Pietersen were the leaders with the bat while Dan Worrall also performed well with the ball to get the Stars over the line. For a full recap and review for the BBL|05 Grand Final check out Pinidu’s article here.

In the SCHQ Gayle League, Declan managed to pip me by 17 points in the end to complete his comeback and earn a spot in the Grand Final matchup. He will face off against Kyle who defeated Matt by 54 points in the second semi-final face-off. In the minor premiership Jaycob and Josh recorded easy wins to progress through to the final round of Big Bash Fantasy.

Looking ahead to Sunday, the Sydney Thunder have named their 13-man squad for the Grand Final with the veteran Jacques Kallis coming in for the New Zealand international Henry Nicholls and Jake Doran replacing Andrew McDonald. The Melbourne Stars have named an unchanged squad after their first semi-final win in five seasons.

With the WBBL Final between the Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers also taking place, Sunday is shaping up to be a huge day of domestic cricket to finish this season with a bang.

2 thoughts on “BBL SCHQ Gayle League Recap – Semi-Finals

  1. Firstly good game Josh you were extremely unlucky because if KP didn’t come to my aid you would’ve had me and honestly you deserved the win more since your record was 7-1 and mine was 3-4.

    I know they are trying to replicate the BBL Finals format but it really should be 1v2 winner goes to the final, 3v4 winner faces loser of 1v2 then the winner of that faces the winner of 1v2 in the final. I think that format should apply to the BBL and BBL Fantasy much more fair on the top 2 teams.


    1. Thanks mate, yeah I agree the current format has its flaws. When you think about it, the Strikers have been the best team in the regular season for the last two seasons but have been unlucky in the semis and that one game sums up their entire season. Even Hodgey said on the player mic they weren’t concerned with ladder position as long as they were in the top 4. Definitely room for revision I think.


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