OMK was on the backfoot from the start against the Wonthaggi Workmen in Saturday’s A Grade game. Nice shots from Paul Dyer couldn’t find the gaps, with wicket keeper Joel Liddle keeping up the pressure. D514714.
• A Grade Division 1
INVERLOCH has moved to the top of the ladder after a close win over Nerrena at Inverloch Turf.
It was a team bowling effort that got the job done for the Stingrays, as they bowled the Red Caps out for 154 in the 63rd over after setting a total of 178 last week.
Captain Kitt Rotthier led the way with 4/42 off 19 overs including the important wicket of Tim Wightman with the score on 25.
His efforts were backed up by Lewie Rankin with 2/13 off nine and Darien Mathews with 2/24 off 10.3 overs.
Inverloch batted again and managed 1/31 off eight overs.
For Nerrena, Damien Symmons hit 48 runs in an otherwise disappointing effort with the bat.
Leongatha Town has continued its good start to the season with a win over Phillip Island at Cowes.
The Island’s Eli Richards battled well with a patient 69 but the loss of his wicket with the score at 170 saw his side behind the eight-ball and they failed to chase down the total of 231.
Town relied on just three bowlers for much of the innings, with Ash Hickey, Madura Weerasinghe and Amila Ratnaike bowling 72 out of 73 overs for the day.
Hickey’s medium pacers claimed 4/36 off 17.2 overs, Ratnaike continued his good form with 4/46 off 20 overs and Weerasinghe bowled well for 2/91 off 35 overs including 11 maidens.
The Wonthaggi Workmen have bounced back from consecutive losses with a comfortable win over OMK at the Butch West Oval.
Needing 278 for victory, OMK were restricted to 8/176 after 75 overs.
The Thomas name featured prominently for the Workmen on the scorecard, with Ryan nabbing three wickets and a run out, Jakeb taking two and Mitch grabbing one.
The big total of 292 that the Imperials set last week proved too much for the Wonthaggi Miners, as they were bundled out for 198 in the 62nd over at the East Campus.
Captain Gerard Kent batted well for 56 including eight fours and a six, whilst Cameron Thomas hit eight fours on his way to 54 not out but it was not enough as the Miners were easily accounted for.
Zac Price was the pick of the bowlers with 3/45 off 12.3 overs and was well supported by Luke Rogers and Lachlan Wright who both claimed two wickets.
Poowong-Loch rip through Foster for outright
• A Grade Division 2
POOWONG-LOCH has claimed an outright victory over Foster, having resumed at 0/68 chasing just 112.
They went on and bowled out Foster again to grab an outright win and boost their position on the ladder.
Matt Loader grabbed 3/8 off 6 overs and Brad Hall finished with 3/33 off 9.1 overs as Poowong-Loch ripped through the Foster attack again and bowled them out for 90 in 39 overs.
The pain continued for Foster as the Poowong-Loch batsmen padded up for a second innings and hit 56 runs without a loss of wicket off nine overs.
Glen Alvie has fallen short in their run chase against Fish Creek-Tarwin, despite a fighting century from Jamie Glen.
The number three batsman received little support in his innings of 107, as his side was bowled out for 204 in the 53rd over, chasing Fish Creek-Tarwin’s total of 239.
Fish Creek-Tarwin opening bowler John Danckert wreaked havoc with the ball claiming 4/35 off 14.3 overs, and he was well supported by Ossie Brennan with 2/24 off five overs.
Korumburra was playing for bonus points this week, having already chased down MDU’s total of 102 last week.
Kyle Dorman hit 57 not out as the Cobras finished with 214.
MDU batted again and scored 6/141 off 42 overs with Craig Hoober hitting 64 not out including six fours and two sixes.
Koonwarra-Leongatha/RSL’s score of 265 proved too difficult for Kilcunda-Bass to chase down at the Leongatha Turf.
Paul Palmer hit 64 including eight fours but the Cougars attacked – led by Sam Sperling with 2/68 off 30 overs, Jason Kennedy with 2/31 off 13 overs and Ben Perry with 2/15 off seven overs.
The Cougars restricted the Sharks to 8/192.