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South Australia 236 (Raphael 61, Lyon 3-63, Stobo 3-69) and 8 for 121 (Lehmann 47*, Stobo 4-46) beat New South Wales 269 (Maddinson 80, Lyon 61, Richardson 3-64, Sayers 3-66) and 87 (Cowan 45, Sayers 5-27, Richardson 3-23) by two wicketsScorecard Chadd Sayers five-wicket haul helped South Australia bowl out New South Wales for 87 in their second innings and set up a thrilling two-wicket win at the Adelaide Oval. Wholesale Cheap Shoes Online . NSWs paltry score left South Australia with only 121 to get. But NSWs bowlers showed tremendous fight, led by Charles Stobo to take out eight SA wickets. However, Jake Lehmann held his nerve with an unbeaten 47 to help his team scrape through. The result did nothing to alter either teams position on the table, though, as SA remained on second, with their opponents on third.NSW started the day on 1 for 15, leading by 48. Sayers trapped Kurtis Patterson lbw in the third over of the day to set the tone for the slide. Soon, NSW were reeling at 4 for 22. Ed Cowan and Ryan Carters, the only two batsmen to register double-digit scores, got together for a 53-run fifth-wicket stand that resulted in just over 23 wicketless overs. But once Sayers broke that stand too, by bowling Cowan for 45, NSW lost their last five wickets for only 12 runs.Sayers was supported well by new-ball partner Kane Richardson, who took 3 for 23. Joe Mennie and Tom Cooper took a wicket each.Stobo took the first three SA wickets, by breaking a brisk opening partnership before taking two more wickets to leave SA 3 for 48. That became 5 for 49 before Lehmann dominated a sixth-wicket stand of 33 with wicketkeeper Alex Carey. Mennie and Richardson made brief but valuable contributions as the match continued to swing either way before Lehmann pinged a six and a single off Nathan Lyon to seal the match.Stobo finished with 4 for 46, Lyon took 2 for 43, while opening bowler Harry Conway finished with one wicket. Wholesale Shoes Cheap Free Shipping . That left plenty of energy for pitching books and swatting away free agency questions. Anthony had 24 points and nine rebounds, and the Knicks avenged an embarrassing home loss with a rout of their own, beating the Boston Celtics 114-88 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory. Wholesale Shoes China .5 seconds to play in the game, Kevin Love never stopped believing that they would come out of there with a win. .500 on the season. The Jets are now 0-5-1 in the second game of back-to-backs. The game started the same way the Vancouver game started the night before, with the Jets taking the first two penalties of the game and killing off the first, but the Oilers getting on the board first, scoring on the second man-advantage. Its the most damning record in rugby league finals history and now Cronulla must smash a 43-year hoodoo to qualify for their first premiership decider since 1978.No club since preliminary finals were introduced in 1954 have lost six in a row in unified competitions, except the ill-starred Sharks.Falling a game short of a season decider for a seventh consecutive time since they lost the 1978 grand final replay against Manly doesnt bear thinking about for long-suffering Sharks fans.Super League aside, the Sharks last preliminary final win in a united competition was a 20-11 victory over Newtown in 1973 before they lost 10-7 - also to Manly - in the clubs first-ever grand final.Just as disconcertingly going into Friday nights showdown with defending premiers North Queensland, the Sharks managed to score just 30 points in that unprecedented run of six straight grand final qualifier losses - and never more than 10 points in one match.In another unwanted record, Cronulla are contesting their 16th finals series since last making the title match.South Sydneys 10 unsuccessful finals campaigns between their 1971 premiership triumph and return to the 2014 grand final is not a patch on Cronullas run of outs in playoffs.But perhaps the Rabbitohs 43-year wait between drinks is an omen for the Sharks to break their own 43-year grand final drought.Legendary coach Jack Gibson famously said that waiting for Cronulla to win a premiership was akin to leaving the porch light on for missing Australian Prime Minister Haroold Holt. Wholesale Shoes Cheap China. In a spooky omen for the Sharks faithful grasping for hope, Holt was born in 1908 - the birth year of premiership rugby league in Australia - and is recorded as dying in 1967, the year Cronulla entered the competition.Cronullas preliminary finals curse has haunted some of the Sharks greatest players, with club Immortals Andrew Ettingshausen and Gavin Miller, Test stars Mark McGaw, Mat Rogers and current skipper Paul Gallen never having experienced the thrill of grand final week.Officially acknowledged as one of Cronullas 10 club legends, David Peachey suffered the torment of four preliminary finals defeats, including three in four seasons.Gallen is the lone survivor of the Sharks most recent preliminary final loss to Melbourne in 2008.But there is hope.Shane Flanagans class of 2016 at least features five players - Ben Barba, James Maloney, Luke Lewis, Chris Heighington and Michael Ennis - who have won preliminary finals and, whisper it softly, even grand finals with other clubs.Dont turn that porch light off just yet.CRONULLA CURSE: SHARKS PRELIMINARY FINAL WOES2008: lost 28-0 to Melbourne2002: lost 16-10 to Warriors2001: lost 18-10 to Newcastle1999: lost 24-8 to St George Illawarra1996: lost 24-0 to Manly1988: lost 9-2 to Balmain1973: BEAT Newtown 20-11*In 1978, the Sharks qualified straight for the grand final and didnt contest a preliminary final. 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