• A Grade Division 1
GLEN ALVIE captain Daniel Diwell has led his side to an inspired victory over Phillip Island in A Grade Division 1.
Claiming 7/46 Diwell ripped apart the Island’s batting line up as they fell six runs short of the required total.
Daniel Hales took the key wicket of Island skipper Eli Richards early on for just eight runs which blew the game wide open.
But it was Diwell who kept finding the wickets for the Alvie in a top class performance.
Jai Asbury 31 and Simon Kirton 27 were the top run getters for the Island on a tough day at the office.
Many questioned Glen Alvie’s legitimacy in the top division at the start of the season, but claiming their third victory on the weekend and putting in valiant efforts against the league’s top teams shows they aren’t an easy beat.
Korumburra has claimed a big scalp knocking off OMK by three wickets.
Chasing 236 on their home deck, the Cobras were in some early trouble at 3/43 with top run scorer Shane Dole in the sheds thanks to the bowling of Nathan Cant.
But captain Ilan Osman 71 and Jason Richards 60 formed a 120 run partnership to help put the Cobras right back in the hunt.
Scott Checkley 36 and Pierre Dunlevie 14 put on 49 runs for the seventh wicket to get Korumburra over the line with eight overs to spare.
Daniel Lloyd was the pick of the OMK bowlers with 3/16 off nine overs.
A century from English import Joe Hewison wasn’t enough drag Kilcunda-Bass over the line against Wonthaggi Club.
Hewison played a stellar innings of 113 that included 14 fours and five sixes which almost saw the Sharks get over the line.
However Club used their home ground to their advantage and stemmed the flow of runs late in the day.
When Hewison was dismissed by Club captain James Sheerin the score was 6/297 and with two fresh bats at the crease scoring proved difficult.
Club eventually bowled the Sharks out for 318 with Sheerin being the pick of the bowlers with 4/103 of 25 overs.
A six wicket haul from Lewie Rankin saw Inverloch comfortably defeat Leongatha Town.
One of the premier bowlers in the league, Rankin claimed 6/31 in a terrific display of pace bowling.
Yashas Alwis top scored for the Scorpions with 57 runs in the middle order but ultimately fell 68 runs short of the required target.
Trease claims five for Red Caps
• A Grade Division 2
A FIVE wicket haul to Josh Trease saw Nerrena comfortably get the job done against Foster in A Grade Division 2.
Trease claimed 5/26 and his second bag of five for the season as Foster were bowled all out for 131.
Tigers captain Graeme Watkins was again the top scorer with 42 runs on a rather subdued batting card.
Nerrena now sit comfortably in second spot on the A2 ladder with a well-earned bye next week.
Poowong-Loch has continued their unbeaten start to the season with a comfortable victory over MDU.
Chasing 144 Poowong passed the total midway through the innings which opened up some batting practice for the lower order batsmen.
Colin Knox 49 and Aaron Bardwell 48 were the top run getters as Poowong amassed 8/239 off 80 overs.
Matt Martin 2/27 and Tim Harris 2/34 were the pick of the MDU bowlers in what was a long day in the field.
The Leongatha Imperials got themselves back on the winners’ list against the Wonthaggi Miners, reaching the required total with three wickets in hand.
Gary Sauvarin led the charge with 71 runs at the top of the order as the Imps chased down the score in the 69th over.
Matt Martin 2/27 and Jon Rumbold 2/27 were the pick of the bowlers for the Miners who again have fallen just short of victory.
The Imperials now sit third on the A2 ladder and could be the surprise packet of this year’s second division.
Full cricket coverage in this weeks edition of the South Gippsland Sentinel-Times.
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