• A Grade Division 1
AN EXQUISITE display of batting from OMK’s Tom Wyatt and Jason Wilson saw the Diggers secure an eight wicket victory over Glen Alvie in A Grade Division 1.
Wyatt, 90, and Wilson, 101 not out, were dominant at the crease for the entire OMK innings.
The Alvie won the toss and elected to bat first on an overcast day at the Outtrim Rec Reserve.
Loose bowling early from the Diggers allowed Glen Alvie to be 0/31 until the first wicket fell.
Apart from a courageous innings of 92 not out from middle order bat Paul Palmer, the Alvie’s batting innings was light on for runs.
However 26 extras pushed the total up to 7/170 at the end of 40 overs.
English import Callum Honeyman took the best figures for OMK claiming 2/27.
Glen Alvie was up and about early with the wicket of key OMK batsman and captain Daniel Mock for just five runs.
But it would be short lived with the combination of Wyatt and Wilson getting the job done from there.
Inverloch defeated Kilcunda Bass by eight wickets in an impressive victory.
Batting first, Bass set the score of 9/160 off their 40 overs,
Joe Hewison top scored with 66 runs on a very modest batting card.
Inverloch captain Kit Rotthier claimed 3/24 continuing his handy form with ball.
The Stingrays batted positively in their innings with openers Brett Debono and Rotthier getting them off to a great start at 0/86 until Debono fell for 29.
Rotthier would go on to bat through the innings and finish with 81 not out.
Bass captain Andrew Donohue was the pick of the bowlers with 1/21.
Phillip Island upset Korumburra by five wickets in their match at Korumburra.
Keeping the Cobras to 7/128 was an impressive performance by the young Phillip Island team.
Shane Dole managed 37 runs for the Cobras while Charith Keerthisinghe claimed 3/21 for the Island.
Wickets fell regularly during the Phillip Island innings but Eli Richards 28, Lachie Cleeland 26 and Jona Watts 28 managed to keep the scoreboard ticking over.
The Sharks eventually passed the total in the 37th over with five wickets down.
Shane Dole also took the best figures for the Cobras with 2/17.
Wonthaggi Club continued its winning ways defeating Leongatha Town by 17 runs.
Club was off to a shaky start losing opener Dave Britt for 0 when he was bowled by Jack Hume.
But little contributions across the board gave them a defendable total of 9/178.
Sam Huitema top scored with 38 along with Jake Wallace 33 not out.
Town’s Sam Clark was the pick of bowlers claiming 3/32.
Despite losing captain Matt Davies early for six the Scorpions were very much ahead midway through the innings at 3/135 with Jack Hume on 46.
But the Club bowlers stuck to their guns and removed the last seven wickets for just 25 runs claiming victory in the 38th over.
Ryan Birkett was the best for Club taking 4/33.
Wightman’s five leads Red Caps
• A Grade Division 2
A FIVE wicket haul to Nerrena’s Tim Wightman led the Red Caps to a six wicket victory over the Wonthaggi Miners in A Grade Division 2.
The Miners were off to a great start at 0/62 before Wightman claimed the wicket of captain Josh Andrighetto stumped for 34.
From there the wickets continued to fall as the Miners scraped together a total of 8/141.
Wightman was at his best sending down his trademark wrong-un on his way to 5/20 off eight overs.
The Red Caps batted sensibly on their way to victory with Dave Baldi 51 and Dave Trotman 28 leading the way.
The Miners bowlers also gave up 38 extras making things a lot easier for Nerrena.
Adam Honeysett claimed 2/15 as the Red Caps finished 4/146 in the 35th over.
Poowong-Loch has continued its unbeaten start to the season with a close four wicket victory over Koonwarra.
Koonwarra set the modest total of 9/107 off 40 overs with Sam Hughes top scoring with 38.
Wickets fell around Hughes for most of the innings until he was eventually dismissed by Al Jenkins.
Jacob Bardwell took 4/19 for Poowong in a handy display of bowling.
Bardwell also top scored with bat making 33 at the top of the order for Poowong who made the run chase more difficult than it had to be.
Koonwarra’s Colin McPhee 2/12 and Josh Hastings 2/16 made the Poowong batting line-up work hard for their runs.
Nathan Allen, 21, eventually led Poowong to victory in the 38th over at 6/109.
Leongatha Imperials scored their second win for the season defeating Foster by four wickets.
Foster’s Mitchell Jones top scored with 51 not out in the Tigers’ first innings total of 7/142.
Imperials bowler Luke Rogers claimed 3/22 along with David Crawley 2/18.
In reply it was Sam Vagg who did the hard work for the Imperials making a solid 60.
Jamie Drewe 27 and Mark Lafferty 20 also chipped in as the Imperials passed the total in the 33rd over at 6/144.
Jack Weston claimed best figures of 2/30 for the Tigers.