Workers fielder Sam Huitema celebrates a catch early in the innings with team mates in the A Grade Division 1 match. G534914
• A Grade Division 1
THE Wonthaggi Workmen’s have pulled off a miraculous outright win over the Imperials at Butch West Oval with just two balls remaining.
The Workers resumed play at 1/81 after bowling the Imperials out for 123 last week.
They reached 5/183 after 46 overs before declaring, with Tim Hooper finishing 53 not out.
Once again, the Workmen’s bowlers ripped through the Imperials batting line-up, led by Ryan ‘Bundy’ Thomas with 4/34 off 16.4 overs to go with his six-wicket haul last week.
Spinner James Sheerin’s 4/38 off 21 overs including 10 maidens helped his side bowl the Imperials out for 97 in 46.4 overs, giving them an unlikely chance of an outright victory.
Needing 37 from three overs, Tim Hooper and Gav Britt teed off and chased down the runs with two balls to spare.
Britt did most of the damage with 25 not out including two fours and two sixes, with Hooper 14 not out.
Five wickets from OMK’s Al Jenkins weren’t enough to get his side across the line as Damien Symmons batted Nerrena to victory at the Leongatha Turf.
Symmons hit 81 before he was run out but his knock proved to be the catalyst for chasing down OMK’s target of 160.
Jenkins claimed 5/76 from 22 overs.
Phillip Island has moved closer to the top four with a fighting win against Wonthaggi Miners.
Chasing 204, the Sharks passed the total in the final overs and finished 7/211 from 74 overs.
Alex Manteit got the Island off to a good start with 42 runs before experienced captain Scott Boyack guided his side to victory with 36 not out.
Ben Foon was the pick of the Miners’ bowlers with 2/44 off 22 overs.
Inverloch remains in top position on the ladder after comfortable rolling Leongatha Town.
It was always going to be a tough assignment for Town to chase down 351, and things didn’t get any easier when they lost both openers with the score on 10.
Amila Ratnaike got his team back on track with 59 runs but Inverloch’s bowlers all chipped in to get the job done and bowled Town out for 187 after 64 overs.
Darien Mathews led the way with 2/42 off 17 overs and Will Rankin’s three overs produced 2/7.
Cobras feast on Foster
• A Grade Division 2
KORUMBURRA has handed Foster a demoralising loss at the Foster Golf Club in A Grade Division Two.
Resuming at 1/89 chasing 116, Korumburra opener Kallon Rigby showed no mercy towards the Foster bowlers as he clubbed 11 fours and three sixes on his way to 105 not out.
The Cobras declared on 1/159 with a lead of 43 and were set for an outright win.
Foster’s troubles continued as Korumburra destroyed their batting line up and bowled them out for a measly 26 off 13.1 overs.
Ash Meade claimed 6/13 off seven overs in the onslaught and Kyle Dorman grabbed 3/12 off 6.1 overs.
The win sees the Cobras move clear on the top of the ladder and they are starting to look ominous.
The one-sided results continued as Koonwarra-Leongatha/RSL had an outright win over Fish Creek-Tarwin.
After bowling out Fish Creek-Tarwin for 64 last week, the Cougars quickly raced to 5/167 and declared after 37 overs.
Brett Pedlow finished unbeaten on 71 including seven fours and a six as his side held a 103 run lead.
The Cougar bowlers had no problems securing the outright win as they bowled out Fish-Creek Tarwin for 79 in 29 overs.
Quick Jason Kennedy led all comers with 4/4 off nine overs including five maidens and Paul Stow chipped in with 3/25 off
Glen Alvie has narrowly avoided being the third team to suffer an outright loss this round as they were dominated by MDU.
The Demons declared at 6/183 after 59 overs with Simon McRae finishing 61 not out.
Glen Alvie held on for dear life as MDU pushed hard for the outright, but they managed to bat out the remaining overs to be 8/72.
Kilcunda-Bass has fallen short in their run chase against Poowong-Loch at Bass.
Captain Andrew Donohue hit 53 runs but had little support as the Sharks were bowled out for 158 after 57 overs, chasing 223 for victory.
Cameron Cutler and Matt Loader claimed three wickets apiece.