wightman-and-wyatt-on-fire-with-the-ballLee Neubauer was caught by the Miners’ keeper Cam Thomas, off Ryan Birkett, to complete the Inverloch innings on the main Wonthaggi oval.

• A Grade Division 1

NERRENA’S Tim Wightman has spun his side to victory with an impressive five wickets against Imperials in A Grade Division One at the Leongatha Turf.
The leg-spinner finished with 5/21 off 13 overs including eight maidens as the Imperials were bowled out for 110 after 48 overs, in reply to Nerrena’s total of 209.
Josh Trease and Paul Matheson played great support roles with two wickets apiece to see the Red Caps cruise to victory and remain a game clear on top of the ladder.
OMK is edging closer to a finals berth after it defeated Leongatha Town at the Butch West Oval.
The Diggers ripped into the Town batting line-up with opening bowler Nathan Cant removing the first three batsmen before the Scorpions reached double figures.
Things didn’t get much better with Barry Wyatt continuing where Cant left off, claiming the next six wickets to finish with imposing figures of 6/22 off 13 overs.
Amila Ratnaike was the lone soldier for Town with 64 not out as they crumbled to be all out for 109 after 46 overs.
OMK continued the onslaught with Andy Gorrod hitting 55 not out in their second innings total of 5/100.
Madura Weerasinghe toiled with 3/37 off 12 overs for the Scorpions.
Fighting half-centuries from Phillip Island’s Richard Evans and Jarrod Black weren’t enough for the home side to chase down the Wonthaggi Workmen’s total of 271 from last week.
Opening bowler Zane MacDermid produced the goods for the Workmen’s with 5/46 off 16.5 overs as Phillip Island was bundled out for 184 in the 60th over.
Mitch Thomas chipped in with 3/47 from 18 overs.
Inverloch’s Dylan Clark scored 69 to guide the Stingrays to victory over the Wonthaggi Miners at the Wonthaggi Football Ground.
Quick Ben Foon caused problems for the Inverloch batsmen and bagged 5/61 off 20 overs, but Clark’s knock was enough to get his side across the line.
Fellow opening bowler Ryan Birkett also bowled well with 4/71 off 22.5 overs.
The Miners batted again and reached 6/129 with Daniel Loos smashing 47 and Inverloch’s Kit Rotthier and Darien Mathews snaring two wickets apiece.


Twin tons from Glen Alvie pair

• A Grade Division 2

A THIRD-WICKET partnership of 183 between Steven Smith and Daniel Hales has given Glen Alvie a big win over Foster.
Captain Hales joined Smith at the crease with the score on 113, and quickly punished the Foster bowlers by smashing 20 fours and two sixes on his way to 129 not out – his first century in A Grade Division Two.
Opener Smith batted more conservatively and hit seven fours to reach his first century, which saw Glen Alvie call it a day at 2/296 after 60 overs.
Smith finished 102 not out and the pair fell short of the A Grade Division Two record of 226 for the third-wicket partnership.
MDU’s Michael Olden fell agonisingly close to a maiden century before he was bowled for 98 by Koonwarra-Leongatha/RSL’s Neville Toms.
Olden’s knock set up a comfortable win for the Demons, as they easily passed the Cougars’ total of 152 and finished 4/254 after 61 overs.
Adam Eddy was also in fine touch, finishing with 48 not out in a partnership of 105 with Olden.
Kilcunda-Bass has pulled off an upset over ladder-leaders Korumburra, chasing down their total of 230 in the 71st over to propel the Sharks into the top four.
Opener Matt Donohue kick-started the innings with a well-made 54, before Ashley Oats hit 71 not out to give the home side a much-needed win.
In the final match of the round, Fish Creek-Tarwin fell 44 runs short of Poowong-Loch’s first innings total of 266 at the Loch Recreation Reserve.
Poowong-Loch shared the bowling load during the win with Cameron Cutler, Nathan Allen and Matt Loader sharing two wickets apiece.