• A Grade Division 1
A CENTURY from OMK’s Tom Wyatt has put the Diggers in a strong position after day one against Leongatha Town in A Grade Division One at Scorpion Park.
The Diggers posted a monstrous total of 8/305 off 75 overs, with Jesse Van Rooye setting it up with 88.
Wyatt joined him and then powered on, with the number five hitting 107 before he was caught off the bowling of Matt Borschman.
Borschman toiled hard for the Scorpions, picking up 3/71 off 18 overs on a tough day for bowlers. The pitch was good and the outfield fast.
Wonthaggi Club’s Mitch Thomas just missed out on a century and had to be content with 96 not out against Nerrena at Butch West Oval.
Openers Dave Britt (64) and Sam Huitema (40) set the tone early with a 103-run partnership, before Thomas and Koby Brann (42 not out) pushed the score to 3/256 at the end of 75 overs.
Damien Symmons was the only Red Cap bowler to have any luck, picking up 3/25 off 11 overs.
Korumburra has batted itself into a winning position against Kilcunda-Bass at Korumburra Turf.
The visitors started well to have the Cobras 2/37, with dangerous batsmen Michael Giles and Shane Dole back in the shed, both removed by Jacob Dakin in quick succession.
But Ilan Osman and Kallon Rigby stepped up for the home side with a 65-run partnership to kickstart the innings.
Osman departed for 49 and Rigby continued to plunder the bowlers, before he was eventually caught behind for 69.
Luke Zanchetta (53) and Daniel Salmon (52 not out) further boosted the total to 7/209 off 75 overs.
Phillip Island posted a defendable 9/190 against Inverloch at Cowes.
The Sharks started well with Brodie Johnston and skipper Lochie Cleeland taking the score to 60.
Dave Newman was introduced to the attack with great success, trapping Johnston LBW for 12 and removing Cleeland caught and bowled for 42 shortly after.
A solid 30 by Mitch Kinghorn kept the scoreboard ticking over, but the Stingray bowlers kept the total under wraps.
Inverloch shared the wickets around, with Newman finishing with 3/24 off nine overs including three maidens.
A1 results: Phillip Island 9/190 (L Cleeland 42 M Kinghorn 30 D Newman 3/24) v Inverloch at Cowes.
Club 3/256 (M Thomas 96* D Britt 64 K Brann 42* S Huitema 40 D Symmons 3/25) v Nerrena at Butch West Oval.
OMK 8/305 (T Wyatt 107 J Van Rooye 88 J Cochrane 47 A McKinnon 33 M Borschman 3/71) v Town at Outtrim.
Korumburra 7/309 (K Rigby 69 L Zanchetta 53 D Salmon 52* I Osman 49 D Wyhoon 27* K Dorman 26 C Davidson 2/23 J Dakin 2/69) v Kilcunda-Bass at Korumburra Turf.
Ginnane’s seven inspires Imperials
• A Grade Division 2
AN amazing seven-wicket haul by Jack Ginnane has seen Imperials bowl Foster out for 218 in A Grade Division Two at Foster Golf Club.
Ginnane’s first wicket broke an 85-run partnership between key batsmen Murray Lynch and Graeme Watkins, when he trapped Watkins LBW for 54.
He went on to have Josh Toner caught then bowled Lynch for 50 to bring the match back on Imperials’ terms.
He continued to rip through the batting attack and cleaned up the tail, finishing with 7/42 off 18.5 overs including six maidens.
His seven wickets included three bowled, three caught and an lbw.
Imperials batted for a nervy five overs to end the day, with Gary Sauvarin and Andrew Meyer surviving and the visitors will resume at 0/2.
Four wickets by Poowong-Loch quick Al Jenkins kept Wonthaggi Miners to a score of 222 at Loch.
Jenkins nabbed 4/61 off 22 overs including six maidens.
For the Miners, Josh Andrighetto belted eight fours in his 51, and Adam Honeysett made a valuable 48 through the middle order.
An 85-run partnership for the third wicket between Koonwarra-Leongatha RSL’s Ben Davison and Jack Hale helped the Cougars reach 9/225 against Glen Alvie at Leongatha Turf.
The Cougars started poorly when opener Sam Hughes was bowled by Daniel Hales for a duck, before Davison and Ben Perry set their side on track with a 65-run partnership.
Hales removed Perry for 33 and Davison was joined by Hale.
Davison was eventually caught for 62 off the bowling off Kelvin Simpson.
Hale continued to bat well and brought up his 50 before he was caught off the bowling of John Reid.
Reid finished with 3/40 off 13 overs and Hales picked up 3/50 off 21 overs.
A2 results: Koonwarra L/RSL 9/225 (B Davison 62 J Hale 50 B Perry 33 JA Reid 3/40 D Hales 3/50) v Glen Alvie at Leongatha Turf.
Poowong-Loch v Wonthaggi Miners 222 (J Andrighetto 51 A Honeysett 48 AC Jenkins 4/61 M Loader 2/33 JM Bardwell 2/42) at Loch.
Foster 218 (G Watkins 54 M Lynch 50 J Chaseling 26 J Ginnane 7/42 L Rogers 3/45) v Imperials 0/2 at Foster Golf Club.
MDU – Bye.
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