• A Grade, Division 1
KORUMBURRA’S Kallon Rigby has put the Cobras in a formidable position on day one with a century against the Imperials in A Grade, Division 1 at East Campus.
Rigby strode to the crease at 1/34 and a 129-run partnership with Kyle Dorman (53) set the tone for the day.
He hit 20 fours and a six in his knock, before he was finally caught for a brilliant 142.
The Cobras declared with five overs of play remaining at 8/298, which proved to be a masterstroke.
As the day drew to a close, Mark Lafferty’s attacking nature came unstuck when he was caught off the bowling of Ashley Meade, leaving the Imperials 1/28 at stumps with the Cobras in prime position for a win.
Tim Wightman’s fine form with the ball during Country Week continued on Saturday when he snared 6/30 off 18.1 overs for Nerrena to have Wonthaggi Club bowled out for 124 at the Leongatha Turf.
He bowled an impressive 10 maidens and was well supported by Ryan Clark with 2/24 off
18 overs including 10 maidens.
Opener Gav Britt top scored for Club with 34 runs.
Club quick Ryan Thomas turned the tables on the Red Caps, having Steve Lester and Wightman bowled to give Club a chance next week, when Nerrena will resume at 2/13.
Sri Lankan Charith Keerthisinghe had a day out at the Inverloch Turf, claiming six wickets to help Phillip Island restrict Inverloch to 197.
He finished with 6/63 off a whopping 32.1 overs, and was well supported by fellow spinner Zach Brown with 2/63 off 17 overs.
Kit Rotthier (46) and Clay Tait (38) batted well for the Stingrays.
A team bowling effort from OMK has kept Leongatha Town to a manageable total of 232 at Scorpion Park Turf.
Al Jenkins was the pick of the bowlers with 3/47 off 15 overs including five maidens, while Daniel Lloyd (2/35) and Peter Dell (2/29) bowled well.
Jake Burge hit 10 fours in his knock of 61, Damien Burge smashed nine fours in his 51, and Madura Weerasinghe belted 10 fours in his 49.
The Diggers faced 15 overs to end the day and reached 2/52, with Daniel Lloyd (22 not out) and Jesse Van Rooye (three not out) to resume this week.
Thomas ton saves the day for Miners
* A Grade, Division 2
WONTHAGGI Miners’ batsman Cameron Thomas has dug his side out of trouble with a gutsy maiden century against Poowong-Loch at Wonthaggi Football Ground.
Thomas joined the crease at 3/67 and the Miners were quickly under the pump at 8/124.
But a record partnership of 158 with Jayden Loos for the ninth wicket saw the home side post an impressive 286, with Thomas caught on the second last ball of the day for 115.
His innings included 18 fours and the partnership eclipsed the previous LDCA A2 record of 123 for the ninth wicket.
It was his first century after playing over 250 matches for the Miners.
Loos smashed 10 fours and a six in his 67.
For Poowong-Loch, Jesse Patullo took three wickets.
Glen Alvie is staring down the barrel of another outright defeat after Koonwarra-Leongatha RSL’s Jason Kennedy and co bowled them out for 49 at Butch West Oval.
Kennedy was on fire with 4/5 off nine overs including six maidens, and Kevin Thorne picked up 3/18 off 16 overs including six maidens to have Glen Alvie on the ropes.
Sam Hughes (77 not out) and Leo Enter (38) helped the Cougars to 1/123 off 28 overs before declaring with five overs to play.
Glen Alvie’s day turned from bad to worse when Brock Hastings struck Darcy Tiziani LBW for a duck to leave the home side 1/3 at the end of the day.
Kilcunda-Bass is also in search of an outright in its match against Foster at Bass.
The Sharks bowled well to have Foster all out for 82 in the 30th over.
Dean Pipicelli led the way with 4/26 off 9.5 overs, while Stephen Leman (3/17 off 10 overs) and James Mahood (2/10 off four overs) bowled well.
Ash Oats’ 56 helped the Sharks post 2/129 declared, before Foster faced 13 overs to end the day.
The Tigers fared better in their second dig with Murray Lynch (22 not out) and Hayden Buckland (21 not out) seeing the visitors to 0/44 at stumps.