• A Grade Division 1
AN UNBEATEN 88 from Mitch Thomas has helped Wonthaggi Club to an easy one-day win over OMK in A Grade Division 1 at the Butch West Oval.
Club batted first and Thomas was quickly brought to the crease when Sam Huitema was caught behind for a duck.
He built a 48-run partnership with Dave Britt before Britt departed for 29, and continued to hit the scoreboard in a 54-run partnership with his brother Ryan (37).
The Diggers produced a couple of wickets, before Thomas was joined by James Sheerin and the pair accelerated the scoring.
Running between wickets was a feature of their 62-run partnership, and a highlight was when Sheerin hit the only six of the day with a clean hit down the ground into a howling wind.
Sheerin was eventually bowled for 25, as Club reached 7/216 off 40 overs.
The Diggers were no match in reply, barely firing a shot to finish 6/111 off 40 overs.
Jake Cochrane put up a fight with 38 not out, but tight bowling by Club secured the big win, led by Ryan Birkett with 3/16 off eight overs.
A 156-run partnership for the second wicket between Walter Taberner and David Newman saw Inverloch overcome Nerrena in a tight battle at Leongatha Turf.
Inverloch batted first and Newman joined Taberner at the crease after Brett Debono (18) was bowled by Paul Matheson with the score at 1/40.
The pair batted sensibly and were a handful for the Red Caps bowlers, as the Stingrays posted 1/196.
Taberner hit nine fours to be 83 not out, while Newman hit seven fours and a six in his 80 not out.
Damien Symmons and Dave Baldi got Nerrena off to a flying start with a 106-run opening stand, before Newman made the breakthrough when he had Baldi caught
Newman struck again when he had the dangerous Tim Wightman bowled for five, and Symmons departed shortly after, bowled for 82 by Ryan Thomas.
A steady flow of wickets ensured the Stingrays kept themselves in the game, and eventually the Red Caps ran out of overs and finished 10 runs short of victory at 7/187.
A fine effort with bat and ball from Kilcunda-Bass’ Daniel Mock has led the Sharks to a tight win over Leongatha Town at Bass.
The Scorpions batted first and reached a defendable 166 before they were bowled out in the 36th over, with Mock snaring 5/26 off 6.5 overs.
Mock showed his talents with the bat once again, kicking off the run chase with a 115-run partnership with James Markland on his way to an unbeaten 77, which included eight fours.
Markland fell for a patient 44, before captain Andrew Donohue joined Mock and hit 33 not out as the Sharks passed the total in the 37th over.
A standout performance with bat and ball from Ilan Osman led Korumburra to a comfortable win over Phillip Island at Korumburra.
The Sharks won the toss and batted first, but started slowly to be 2/23.
Opener Lochie Cleeland was joined by Eli Richards and the pair started to resurrect the innings, before Richards was bowled by skipper Michael Giles for 22.
Osman was introduced to the attack with great effect, sparking a monumental batting collapse as the Sharks lost 7/26 to be 9/112 after 40 overs.
He finished with impressive figures of 5/15 off eight overs and backed it up with the bat, hitting 43 not out including four fours.
Giles made 26 before he was bowled by Charith Keerthisinghe, and Shane Dole remained 36 not out including six fours as the Cobras chased down the total in 28 overs.
Poowong-Loch bowlers get the job done
• A Grade Division 2
A STRONG performance with the ball has steered Poowong-Loch across the line over Foster in A Grade Division Two at Loch.
The home side batted first and contributions from Aaron Bardwell (42), Wilson Pollock (27) and Paul Dyer (46) ensured Poowong-Loch posted a defendable total of 6/156.
Foster’s Harvey Griggs led the way with 3/15 off eight overs.
The Foster run chase never took off, with regular wickets from all Poowong-Loch bowlers keeping the pressure on.
In the end, the Tigers were bundled out for 104 after 33 overs.
Jordan Poyton was the pick of the bowlers with 4/17 from six overs and Matt Loader nabbed 3/16 in his eight overs.
Glen Alvie had a fighting win over Wonthaggi Miners at the Wonthaggi Football Ground.
Glen Alvie batted first and started slowly, with Alex Hamilton and Steve Smith falling in quick succession to be 2/11.
Paul Palmer and captain John Reid rebuilt the innings with a 90-run partnership, before Reid was bowled by Cam Thomas.
Palmer departed moments later for 66, which included nine fours and three sixes.
Jeff Reid joined the party with a quickfire 38, which included six fours and a six, and helped his side to 8/181 after 40 overs.
Thomas finished with 4/37 off eight overs.
Glen Alvie got away to a great start when Jason O’Reilly was bowled for four by Daniel Hales.
Blake Andrighetto battled for 27 runs, but the Miners struggled to gather momentum and were bowled out for 138 in the 34th over.
Wayne Luke grabbed 3/33 in his seven overs, while Hales finished with 2/12 from six overs.
A consistent effort throughout the day secured the points for Imperials against MDU at Meeniyan.
MDU batted first and tight bowling by the Imperials saw them bowled out for 151 in the final over.
Tim Harris (32) and Darien Mathews (31) led the way for the Demons, while Damon Ginnane, Luke Rogers and Zach Price picked up two wickets each.
A second-wicket partnership of 62 between Gary Sauvarin and Rowen McLennan set up the win for Imperials.
McLennan hit four fours and a six before he departed for 42, and Sauvarin was eventually dismissed for a patient 33 after passing the total.
Koonwarra-Leongatha/RSL had the bye this week.
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