Darien Matthews saved Inverloch’s innings with 53 not out to give the Stingrays a winning total of 7/137 against OMK in the first A Grade Division 1 match on turf at the Butch West Oval in 2014.
• A Grade Division 1
NERRENA has pulled off the upset of Round 4’s A Grade Division 1 matches, defeating Wonthaggi Workmen’s in the last over of the day at McMahon’s Reserve.
Batting first, the Workmen’s top order failed to produce but 87 from Gav Britt including 12 fours and 3 sixes and 51 from Ryan Thomas saw the Workmen’s recover to reach 9/226 off 40 overs.
But the Red Caps were not going down without a fight and an opening stand of 105 between Mitch Clark (59) and Dave Trotman (53) put them in the box seat.
Workmen’s Jay Baker ditched the wicket-keeping gloves and proved handy with the ball, trapping Clark LBW on his way to 3/36 off eight overs.
Damien Symmons scored 55 to keep Nerrena on track but a batting collapse saw the match go down to the wire.
Renish Joy and Brendan Hayes were able to steer the Red Caps to victory with three balls remaining in a thrilling finish to an enthralling contest.
Inverloch has clawed back from a mediocre batting performance to roll OMK for 103 in the first game at the Butch West Oval in 2014.
Darien Mathews and Ben Thomas (25) were the only Stingray batsmen to have success, with Mathews finishing 53 not out.
Alan Jenkins was the chief destroyer for OMK with 4/22 off eight overs, leaving the Diggers with a total of 137 to chase down.
The OMK run chase never really took off with Daniel Lloyd the only batsmen to make an impact with 31 runs as they stumbled to be bowled out for 103 in 39 overs.
Captain Kit Rotthier led all comers with 4/29 off eight overs and Dyl Clark chipped in with 3/26 off eight overs.
Leongatha Town has chased down Wonthaggi Miners’ total of 178 at the Wonthaggi Football Ground.
The Miners were staring down the barrel at 5/62 batting first, but 43 not out from Rohan Todd saw them reach a defendable total.
Town opening bowler Sam Clark did the damage early with the first three wickets to hold figures of 3/33 off eight overs and Madura Weerasinghe’s off-spinners proved difficult for the Miners’ batsmen to get away as he finished with 4/31.
The Scorpions run chase got off to a great start with Nathan Johnston and Ash Hickey combining for an 82-run opening stand.
Johnston fell for 63 before Amila Ratnayake finished the job with 34 not out.
Phillip Island has won its second match on the trot after a strong batting performance at the top of the order against Imperials.
Lachie Cleeland and Alex Mantiet combined for an 81-run partnership for the first wicket which set up a total of 7/181.
Cleeland finished with 56 runs and Mantiet 39 before Richard Evans notched 38 from number four.
Kristian Gray was the pick of the bowlers for the Imperials with 3/35 off six overs.
Skipper Troy Williams played a lone hand for the Imperials with 74 runs but the Island bowling attack proved too strong, restricting the Imperials to 161.
Young quick Tom Officer led the way with 3/21 off eight overs.