Leongatha Town’s Amila Ratnaike continued his outstanding form with another century against the Wonthaggi Workers on Saturday at Scorpion Park in A Grade Division 1.
• A Grade Division 1
AN UNBEATEN century by Jesse Van Rooye has steered OMK to a comfortable win over Phillip Island in A Grade Division 1 at Butch West Oval which has secured the Diggers’ grip on a finals berth.
The Diggers resumed at 1/15 chasing the low total of 108, with opener Van Rooye at the crease.
His teammates fell around him but Van Rooye batted beautifully for 130 not out as the Diggers reached 9/231 in reply.
Despite another century from Amila Ratnaike, Leongatha Town fell 30 runs short of Wonthaggi Workers’ total of 304.
Ratnaike’s score of 108 was his second consecutive century and his third for the season, in what has been a stellar season for the all-rounder.
He smashed 11 fours and three sixes in his knock, and shared a 102-run stand with Madura Weerasinghe for the fifth wicket.
The total proved too much for the Scorpions, with Workers’ spinner James Sheerin claiming 6/70 from 15 overs.
Inverloch has won a reduced 40-over one-day match against Imperials, after the washout last week.
Opener Walter Taberner led the way with 58 runs as the Stingrays posted 6/205 batting first.
In reply, the Imperials pushed hard for the win but fell 22 runs short of a victory.
Jack Ginnane led all comers with 61 not out, with Ben Thomas and Lewie Rankin grabbing two wickets each.
Nerrena remain on top of the ladder after defeating the Wonthaggi Miners in a one-dayer at the Wonthaggi Football Ground.
Tim Wightman smashed 11 fours on his way to 74, as the Red Caps set the Miners a total of 230 batting first.
James Honeysett was the pick of the bowlers with 3/16 off two overs.
An aggressive innings of 93 including nine fours and six sixes from Daniel Loos gave the Miners a chance at victory, but the Nerrena bowlers did enough to ensure a win.
Wightman claimed 3/30 and Gerard Murphy nabbed 2/35 to restrict the Miners to 9/208 in reply.