Inverloch spinner Dylan Clark chipped in with 2/15 off eight overs as the Stingrays dismantled Leongatha Town at the Inverloch Turf. RG270215.
• A Grade, Division 1
A BATTING masterclass from Nerrena skipper Mitchell Clark has seen his side post an unbeatable score of 247 against OMK in A Grade, Division 1 at Outtrim.
Opener Clark smashed 11 fours and 5 sixes on his way to 117 before he was caught and bowled by opposing captain Jason Wilson.
David Baldi finished off the Nerrena innings with 45 not out as they notched 6/247.
OMK were not disgraced in reply, with Wilson batting well for 77 not out.
But the middle to lower order batsmen for the Diggers failed to have an impact, thanks largely to Red Caps leg spinner Tim Wightman, who claimed 4/28 off eight overs.
The Diggers finished the day at 8/196 as the Nerrena retained top position on the ladder and OMK drifted further away from the top four.
Inverloch’s impressive form continued as they romped Leongatha Town at the Inverloch Turf.
Lewie Rankin opened the bowling for the Stingrays and knocked over both openers to have the Scorpions 2/12.
The Scorpions continued to lose wickets in quick succession and were bowled out for 99 in the last over.
Rankin finished with 3/16 off eight overs and spinner Dylan Clark bowled eight tidy overs for 2/15.
The Stingrays showed no mercy in reply, with opener Walter Taberner smashing 76 runs to bury the Scorpions.
Ben Thomas made a cameo appearance with the bat and finished with 46 not out as the home side posted 9/200 and came away with a huge win.
Madura Weerasinghe battled hard for the Scorpions and came away with 4/30 off eight overs.
Wonthaggi Workmen’s Gav Britt fell agonisingly close to a century in his side’s win over Imperials.
The run machine was caught and bowled by Rhett McLennan on 94 as the Workmen chased down 195 in 35 overs.
His knock included 7 fours and 5 sixes.
Earlier, Imperials batsmen Christian Silkstone smashed 11 fours and 2 sixes on his way to 83.
Workmen’s Jay Baker proved handy with the ball, taking 4/26 off 7.5 overs.
Wonthaggi Miners won a close battle over Phillip Island at Cowes.
The Miners bowled tight to restrict the Island to 6/167, with Eli Richards top scoring with 62 runs.
Quick Ben Foon was on song for the Miners with 3/27 off eight overs.
The match went down to the final overs, but Miners batsman James Honeysett guided his side to victory with a solid 65 including 10 fours.
Demons prove too good for Glen Alvie
• A Grade, Division 2
AN ALL-ROUND performance from MDU resulted in an important win over Glen Alvie in A Grade Division Two.
The Demons batted first and notched 5/218, led by Wayne Prosser with 65, Craig Hoober with 45 and Nick Eddy with 43.
Glen Alvie put up a fight with Jamie Glen hitting 44 and Daniel Hales reaching 46, but 4/29 from Nick Eddy ensured MDU came away with the win.
Glen Alvie batted out the overs and finished 9/181.
A consistent bowling performance by Kilcunda-Bass gave the Sharks victory over Poowong-Loch at Loch.
The Sharks batted first and Andrew Donohue’s 42 runs saw them reach 9/176 off 40 overs.
Nathan Allen was the best of the Poowong-Loch bowlers with 3/30 off six overs.
The Kilcunda-Bass bowlers were fired up and an even spread of wickets saw them bowl the visitors out for 104 in the 35th over.
James Mahood led the way with 4/30 off eight overs and Donohue’s spinners snagged 3/26 off eight overs.
The win sees Kilcunda-Bass edge closer to a top four berth.
Korumburra’s Shane Dole increased his chances of taking out the LDCA’s cricketer of the year award, with another great performance with bat and ball.
His two wickets played the perfect support role to Scott Hayes with 3/14 and Kyle Dorman with 3/19, as the Cobras skittled Foster for 97 at Korumburra.
The home side cruised to victory with Dole hitting 67 not out as the Cobras passed the total in 20 overs.
A half-century to Fish Creek-Tarwin opener Gary Webster gave his side the upper hand in their win over Koonwarra-Leongatha/RSL at Leongatha Turf.
Their score of 5/177 proved enough to seal their fourth win of the season.
For the Cougars, Ben Perry with 49 runs was the only batsmen to make a contribution as they stumbled to 9/128.