• A Grade Division 1
KORUMBURRA captain Michael Giles has blasted his side to a monstrous total of 6/396 against OMK, with a glorious 172 in A Grade Division One at Outtrim.
The carnage started with a 98-run opening stand alongside Ilan Osman, who departed for 29, and it continued with Shane Dole.
The pair belted the Diggers to all parts of the ground in an impressive 165-run partnership before Dole was trapped lbw for 66 including 10 fours.
Giles continued to bat freely before he was finally caught off the bowling of Jake Cochrane, after hitting 22 fours and six sixes.
Peter Edwards’ 57 and Luke Zanchetta’s 46 not out put the icing on the cake for the Cobras, who have batted themselves into an almost unbeatable position on day one.
An unbeaten century from Inverloch’s Dave Newman has put the Stingrays in a strong position against Kilcunda-Bass at Inverloch Turf.
Newman has consistently made runs in his first year at the club and cashed in on Saturday with patient batting, hitting 16 fours to remain 124 not out.
Brett Debono’s 54 at the top of the order also helped the Stingrays to a total of 4/266.
A team bowling effort saw Nerrena keep Leongatha Town under 200 at Scorpion Park.
A number of Scorpion batsmen got starts, led by Matt Davies with 37 including eight fours and Jack Hume with 34 including six fours.
But the Red Caps bowlers dug in, led by Josh Trease with 3/30 off 18 overs including nine maidens.
Tim Wightman also bowled well with 3/31 off 16 overs, while Damien Symmons chimed in with 2/3 off 2.1 overs to end the Scorpions’ innings at 193 in the 70th over. It’s 50-plus under par on the fast high school oval.
Regular wickets ensured Wonthaggi Club restricted Phillip Island to 198 at Cowes.
The early departures of openers Lochie Cleeland and Jack Keating hurt the Sharks, and at 5/65 the home side looked fragile.
In his first A1 game for the club, Asitha Samarawickrama joined forces with Charith Keerthisinghe for an important 69-run partnership, before tailenders Geoff Odgers and Simon Kirton lifted the total. Kirton hit a handy 35 including four fours and a six.
Ryan Thomas was the pick of the Club bowlers with 3/25 off 18 overs, while James Sheerin picked up 3/51 off 20 overs.
O’Reilly’s ton lifts Miners to 371
• A Grade Division 2
A CENTURY from Jason O’Reilly set the foundations for a huge score of 9/371 by the Wonthaggi Miners against Imperials in A Grade Division Two at the Wonthaggi Football Ground.
The Imperials won the toss and sent the Miners in to bat in perfect conditions, which quickly backfired with openers O’Reilly and Blake Andrighetto batting with control to reach 0/75 at 20 overs.
The pair continued to build towards a winning score with a 187-run partnership, before Andrighetto was bowled for 70 including 10 fours.
Cam Thomas continued the punishment alongside O’Reilly, who passed the century and was eventually caught for 124, which included 15 fours and two sixes.
The Miners batsmen batted out the innings strongly, with Thomas remaining 61 not out and Joel Piasente belting seven fours and two sixes in his knock of 56.
Luke Rogers and Lachie Wright battled for the Imperials, taking three wickets each.
Tidy bowling by Koonwarra-Leongatha/RSL quick Jason Kennedy saw the Cougars bowl out Poowong-Loch for 191 at Leongatha Turf.
Kennedy clean bowled Colin Knox for the first wicket of the day and later cleaned up tail on his way to 4/17 off 12 overs including six maidens.
Jacob Bardwell (44) and Aaron Bardwell (39) batted well for Poowong-Loch, but too many batsmen failed.
Spin proved effective for Glen Alvie at the Butch West Oval against MDU.
Skipper John Reid picked up 4/51 off 15 overs, while Kelvin Simpson snared 3/30 off 16 overs including six maidens, as the Demons were bowled out for 185 in 61 overs.
Opener Gary Webster stuck around for a while with 46, before tailender Cam Harris saved the innings with 48 including eight fours.
Glen Alvie batted 14 overs to end the day and finished at 1/44, with Paul Palmer 31 not out.
Foster had the bye this week.
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