• A Grade Division 1

Leongatha Town’s Matt Davies bowled tightly and picked up two very important wickets to set up the win for the Scorpions against Nerrena. N105016

Leongatha Town’s Matt Davies bowled tightly and picked up two very important wickets to set up the win for the Scorpions against Nerrena. N105016

A FINE display of bowling from Leongatha Town skipper Amila Raitnaike saw Nerrena bundled out for a lowly 126 to strengthen the Scorpions’ position in the top four in A Grade Division 1.
He started the day well when he had the dangerous Damien Symmons trapped LBW for eight.
His second spell was devastating on his way to 6/24 off 13 overs. One was an outrageous leg-side stumping from keeper Luke Smith.
Matt Davies was the perfect sidekick with a tidy 2/26 off 18 overs including 11 maidens.
The Red Caps faltered with the bat, with Mitch Clark hitting 20 in his temporary return to the Red Caps and Paul Matheson the last wicket to fall for 24.
A defiant 88 from Kilcunda-Bass’ Daniel Mock wasn’t enough for the Sharks to get across the line in an entertaining battle against Inverloch at Inverloch Turf.
On a green wicket which offered good value for shots, it was Kit Rotthier who proved to be the difference, claiming 5/57 off 18 overs including six maidens.
Mock and James Markland looked set to challenge Inverloch’s total of 266, but when Markland feathered one through to wicketkeeper Walter Taberner for 33, the Sharks’ hopes were dashed.
The Sharks were valiant in defeat, reaching 9/209 off 75 overs.
The Thomas brothers ensured Wonthaggi Club overcome Phillip Island at Cowes.
Defending 198, the Sharks looked a chance of victory with Club at 2/45, before Mitch and Ryan Thomas joined forces.
The pair put on 90 for the third wicket, before Mitch departed for 60, which included six fours and a six.
Ryan continued to attack the bowling and saw the job done with 75 not out, including seven fours and a six.
Simon Kirton was the pick of the Island bowlers with 3/55 off 23 overs.
OMK were no match for Korumburra’s huge total of 396, bowled out for a disappointing 141 at Outtrim.
Ilan Osman did the damage with 4/28 off 12 overs in a strong team bowling effort by the Cobras.
Peter Dell added respectability to the Diggers’ scorecard with 30 not out.

Eddy destroys Alvie with a clever spell

• A Grade Division 2

A TERRIFIC spell of bowling by MDU’s Nick Eddy has turned the match on its head and given the Demons a fighting win over Glen Alvie in A Grade Division 2 at the Butch West Oval.
At 3/123, Glen Alvie looked on target to chase down the Demons’ 185 from last week after Paul Palmer hit 10 fours in his knock of 56.
Enter Eddy, removing Peter Roberts for 26 to start the demolition of the Glen Alvie batting line-up.
He followed up by having David Hales caught for a duck, and caught and bowled Jeff Reid moments later.
Eddy went on to clean bowl Wayne Luke and Kelvin Simpson before he caught and bowled Alex Hamilton to finish with impressive figures of 6/9 off 11.1 overs, including eight maidens, as Glen Alvie were bowled out for 139.
Glen Alvie lost 7/16 in the collapse in a disappointing display.
Wonthaggi Miners’ huge total of 371 proved too much for Imperials at the Wonthaggi Football Ground.
Tim Sauvarin tried to weather the storm with 43, but the Imperials were overpowered and bowled out for 151.
James Honeysett was the pick of the bowlers with 3/47 off 17 overs and Jayden Loos grabed 2/42 off 18 overs.
A bowling masterclass by Poowong-Loch’s Al Jenkins secured a strong win for his side over Koonwarra-Leongatha/RSL at Leongatha Turf.
Defending 191, the Poowong-Loch bowlers were ruthless, with Cougar skipper Jack Guinan the sole contributor with 27 as the Cougars were bowled out for 127.
Jenkins bowled a marathon 24 overs, nabbing 4/49 including 10 maidens.
Matt Loader was also impressive with 2/11 off 16 overs, including 11 maidens.

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