• A Grade, Division 1
A CONSISTENT batting effort has seen Phillip Island chase down Korumburra’s 228 in the final overs to clinch its first win of the season in A Grade Division One at Cowes.
Opener Jack Keating was first to depart when he was trapped LBW by Luke Zanchetta for two, before skipper Lochie Cleeland and Mitch Kinghorn built a strong partnership.
Cleeland was run out for 35 with the score at 2/59, which brought Eli Richards to the crease.
Zanchetta pounced again to have Kinghorn LBW for an important 42, before Richards took the reins.
In his second knock of the season, he batted with a good mix of aggression and patience on his way to 73, including eight fours and a six.
He teamed up with Brodie Johnston (42), for what would prove to be a match winning 92-run partnership for the fifth wicket.
Richards and Johnston departed in quick succession and Charith Keerthisinghe was quickly removed, leaving Geoff Odgers and Simon Kirton with 15 runs needed for victory.
The pair got the Sharks across the line with Odgers remaining 11 not out and Kirton four not out as they reached the total with one ball remaining in the 72nd over.
Zanchetta toiled hard throughout the day with 4/77 off 25 overs.
A strong display from openers Dave Britt and Sam Huitema has led Wonthaggi Club to a big win in a one-dayer at Outtrim.
Club batted first and the pair quickly tore apart the Diggers’ bowling attack, with a 136-run opening stand. Britt was first to go when he was stumped by Alex Rose off the bowling of Sam Jenkins for 66, including eight fours and two sixes.
Peter Dell was introduced to the attack with great effect, removing Mitch and Ryan Thomas, before eventually having Huitema caught for 74 including nine fours.
With the score at 4/177, Koby Brann hit an important 24 to help boost the total to 9/232 at the end of 40 overs.
Dell finished with 4/38 off eight overs and Jamie Dewell snared 3/41 off eight overs.
OMK were less than spectacular with the bat, with too many fails throughout the innings.
Contributions from Dewell (30), Rose (45) and Jesse Van Rooye (25) weren’t enough as they were bowled out for 166 in the 37th over.
James Sheerin nabbed 3/18 off 4.2 overs for Club, while Ryan Thomas grabbed 2/26 off six overs.
Matt Davies’ 75 has led Leongatha Town to a win over Kilcunda-Bass in a one-dayer at Scorpion Park.
Davies and Damien Burge set up the win with a 108-run opening stand, with Burge the first to depart for 24.
Davies was eventually run out with the score at 2/130, after belting 11 fours and three sixes in a vintage display.
Nithiyananthan Mahendrakumar helped the Scorpions reach 8/197 at the end of 40 overs.
The Sharks’ innings failed to gather momentum, with opener Daniel Mock the shining light with 38 and Ash Larcombe (20) and Jacob Daking (25) adding contributions as they were bowled out for 149 after 34 overs.
Madura Weerasinghe led the way with 4/35 off seven overs for the Scorpions.
The match between Inverloch and Nerrena was called a draw after wet conditions made the pitch unplayable at Inverloch Recreation Reserve.
Nerrena was chasing 199 for victory, and had reached 2/91 at 37.3 overs when play was abandoned.
Damien Symmons remained 60 not out, which included seven fours and a six.
Big win for Demons
• A Grade Division 2
MDU destroyed Imperials to claim the points in a one-dayer in A Grade Division 2 at Leongatha Turf.
The MDU bowlers ripped through the Imperials batting line-up, as they were bowled out for 86 in the 36th over.
Tom Corry did the damage with 4/17 from eight overs for the Demons.
Rowen McLennan top scored with 17 for Imperials.
The Demons had no concerns chasing down the low total, reaching 5/152 before calling it a day at 30 overs.
Matt Martin hit 36 and Steve Arnup made 34.
Damon Ginnane bowled well for Imperials with 3/26 from eight overs.
Poowong-Loch won a low scoring encounter over Foster in a one-dayer at Foster Golf Club.
Foster batted first and posted 110 from 40 overs, led by Graeme Watkins’ 28.
Al Jenkins was the pick of the Poowong-Loch bowlers with 3/24 off eight overs.
Foster started well with Fraser Griggs picking up the first two wickets and Richard Johnston taking another to have Poowong-Loch reeling at 3/11.
Consistent wickets saw Poowong-Loch struggling at 6/39, before Russell Greaves and Adam Fisher put on 63 for the seventh wicket to get their side within striking distance.
Fisher and Al Jenkins (8 not out) led their side across the line in the final stages.
Fisher remained 39 not out, which included five fours.
Wonthaggi Miners’ huge total of 285 proved too much for Glen Alvie, who were bundled out for 187 in reply.
Youngster James Honeysett took control with the ball, snaring 5/48 off 19 overs including five maidens.
Daniel Hales top scored for Glen Alvie with 42 through the middle order and opener Steve Smith hit 40 runs.
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