• A Grade Division 1
A RECORD breaking second wicket partnership between Tom Wyatt and English import Callum Honeyman has helped OMK set a monster first innings total of 5/348 in their match against Phillip Island in A Grade Division 1.
Wyatt 138 and Honeyman 146 put on 250 runs to break the previous record of 206 set by Nerrena’s Terry Clark and Murray Wightman back in 1991.
Losing opening partner Alex Rose for just two runs, Wyatt teamed up with Honeyman to tear apart the Phillip Island bowling attack and continue his stellar run of form.
Wyatt has already made 277 runs this season, proving himself to be a key figure in the star studded OMK batting line-up.
Promoted to number three for the first two day game of the season, Honeyman relished the opportunity taking advantage of the short boundaries at the Outtrim Rec Reserve.
Charith Keerthisnghe toiled with the ball for the Island bowling 26 overs and finishing with figures of 2/90.
Leongatha Town managed to fight their way back from a dreadful start to finish their first day against Glen Alvie in a positive position.
The Scorpions won the toss and elected to bat and that’s where disaster struck, losing captain Matt Davies and opening partner Jack Hume in successive overs to start the game 2/0.
And when Scott Browne followed for just nine runs Town were on the ropes at 3/13, but a solid knock of 86 by Madura Madusanka and 52 from Jareth Hume salvaged the Scorpions innings finishing all out for a defendable 186 off 47 overs.
Jamie Glenn finished with the tidy figures of 3/8 along with Todd Smith 2/20 for the Alvie.
The remaining overs were left for Glen Alvie to bat and that’s where Town took advantage, taking three early wickets leaving the Alvie on the back foot.
Madusanka struck twice in his six overs with opener Jack Hume snagging a wicket as well leaving Glen Alvie 3/35 at stumps.
Korumburra bowled Kilcunda-Bass out for 162 in their clash at the Bass Recreation Reserve.
Shane Dole 4/46 and Tom Richards 3/38 did the damage for the Cobras in an impressive bowling performance.
A defiant knock of 73 from middle order bat Joe Hewison helped Kilcunda-Bass to a defendable total along with contributions from Jack Rosenow 21 and Andrew Donohue 21.
Forced to bat the reaming seven overs, Korumburra lost Kallon Rigby off the bowling of Stephen Leman to finish 1/11 at stumps.
Inverloch restricted Wonthaggi Club to the modest total of 9/159 in the grand final rematch.
The turf appeared to be troubling the Club batsmen, making it very hard to score and losing opener David Britt in the first over of the day wasn’t an ideal start.
A solid fight back from Sam Huitema 45 and Mitch Thomas 13 got Club back on track, but wickets continued to fall at regular intervals.
Will Rankin finished with the best figures for the Stingrays with 3/20 off 11 overs along with brother Lewie claiming 2/31 off his 12 overs.
Nerrena in outright position
• A Grade Division 2
NERRENA has finished day one against the Imperials in impressive fashion in A Grade Division 2 bowling out the Imps for 87.
Tim Wightman did the damage again for the Red Caps taking 4/23 along with Adam Trotto 2/19.
The Imps struggled to get going with the bat with David Crawley top scoring with 18 and not far behind was Mark Lafferty 17.
In reply Red Caps openers Dave Trotman 14 and Dave Baldi 68 both finished unbeaten with the scoreboard reading 0/100 after 35.4 overs.
Nerrena will look to apply some pressure early next weekend and push for the first outright victory of the 2017/18 season.
Jayden Loos claimed a five wicket bag for the Wonthaggi Miners as they bowled MDU out for 214.
Meeniyan captain Nick Eddy fell agonisingly short of a century when Loos struck, caught behind for 99.
Eddy and Tim Harris 63, combined for a 96 run partnership in the middle order to put MDU in a very attacking position at the end of day one.
Loos finished with figures of 5/48 off 17.4 overs claiming the two crucial wickets of Eddy and Harris.
Paul Nelson also claimed 3/70 off his 20 over spell for the Miners in a good display of line and length bowling.
An impressive performance by the Foster tail end has helped the Tigers post a first innings total of 250 at the Koonwarra Recreation Reserve. Number eight and nine batsmen Richard Johnston 74 and Nathan Clarke 61 combined for a 98 run partnership late in the day to boost the Tigers’ total.
At 7/82 the bottom four for the Tigers contributed 168 runs in a superb performance that has left them in the box seat.
Jason Kennedy finished with 4/43 for Koonwarra while Colin McPhee took 2/32.