Bridgetown finished the 2019-20 season on top of the Warren Blackwood Cricket Association ladder after a 24-run victory over Northcliffe in Bridgetown on Saturday. The two teams will reconvene next Saturday for the semifinal, with Bridgetown hosting fourth placed Northcliffe to play for a spot in the grand final. The other semifinal will be hosted by Pemberton when they take on Forestry. Bridgetown won the toss and batted first and were off to a solid start as openers Matt Tassos (32) and stand-in skipper Hugh Mitchell (29) put on a 61-run opening stand. Both were dismissed in quick succession but Tom Sherwell (30) and Darren Tassos (20) added 45 for the third wicket before they fell to the wily Peter Smith (3-27). Bridgetown’s middle order faltered and they lost their last six wickets for 42 runs to be bowled out for 161 in the 43rd over. Dan Bayman (2-20), Dave Cronin (2-21) and Mason Abbott (2-35) shared the wickets. In reply, Northcliffe slumped to 2-11 in the ninth over as Simon Duncan (2-15) and Mitch Clothier (0-10) made scoring difficult. Clothier bowled his nine straight and after 18 overs Northcliffe had just 24 runs on the board. Kimberley Gardiner tore a swathe through the middle order claiming his second five-wicket haul for the season and the fifth in his illustrious career for the Bulldogs, finishing with 5-39. He was well supported by Darcy Walsh (2-28) and Kyle Wilson (1-18), who chipped in with a wicket as Northcliffe was bowled out for 137 in the penultimate over. Mason Abbott top scored with 61 which included six fours and three sixes but he lacked support.