A LOSS on day two was the only blemish by the LDCA team at Country Week, with the squad finishing third for the week and missing a spot in the final.
There was a lot to like about the association’s performance in Division 2, with a number of standout performances.
Opening batsmen Daniel Mock, pictured on the back page, scored 285 runs for the week, including a brilliant 153 on day three.
Al Jenkins and Tim Wightman led the way with the ball snaring six wickets each.
The LDCA kicked off the week on a good note, with a comfortable win over Hamilton at Kew Cricket Ground on day one.
Leongatha batted first and were led by Dave Newman with 71, Sam Hughes with 47 and Damien Symmons with 36, as they posted 7/239 off 50 overs.
Al Jenkins, Newman, Jack Ginnane and Shane Dole picked up two wickets each as Hamilton were bowled out for 118 in the 37th over.
The LDCA batted again and reached 2/97, led by Hughes (52 not out) and Daniel Mock (40).
Leongatha struggled on day two against South West at Coburg City Oval, bowled out for 68 in the 30th over batting first.
The LDCA bowled South West out for 157 in the 64th over, with Jakeb Thomas (2/25 off 10 overs) and Dave Newman (2/12 off four overs) the pick of the bowlers.
Leongatha batted again and reached 0/36 off six overs.
The LDCA had a big win over Shepparton on day three at Harry Trott Oval, led by a huge century from Mock.
LDCA batted first and Mock destroyed the bowlers, hitting 25 fours on his way to 153 off 139 balls.
Tom Wyatt chipped in with 43 and Amila Ratnaike hit 38, as the LDCA posted 9/319 off 50 overs.
Shepparton were no match in reply, bowled out for 89 in the 37th over.
Charith Keerthisinghe was the best of the bowlers with 3/14 off 10 overs and Tim Wightman nabbed 3/2 off 3.3 overs.
The LDCA batted again and reached 4/83 off 13 overs.
The LDCA ended the week well with a win over Sunraysia at Plenty Valley after chasing down 108.
Sunraysia batted first and were eventually bowled out for 108, with Al Jenkins taking 3/20 off 10 overs including four maidens, Tim Sauvarin taking 2/10 off eight overs including four maidens and Tim Wightman picking up 2/32 off 8.3 overs.
An opening stand of 92 between Daniel Mock (54) and Madura Weerasinghe (44) put the result beyond doubt, as the LDCA reached 165 before they were bowled out in the 42nd over.
LDCA narrowly misses Country Week final