• A Grade Division 2
KOONWARRA-Leongatha RSL claimed a close win against MDU in their A Grade Division 2 clash, walking out victors by 14 runs.
Colin McPhee top scored with 57 for the Cougars in their first innings total of 6/154, Sean Parker also chipped in with 39 not out.
Steven Arnup was the best bowler for Meeniyan with figures of 3/28 off his eight overs.
MDU struggled in reply, losing wickets at regular intervals made the run chase more difficult than it had to be.
Troy Sinclair battled hard for 29 runs at the bottom of the order but was ultimately dismissed by Jordan Pickersgill caught and bowled for the final wicket.
Pickersgill was also the pick of the bowlers for Koony with figures of 3/16 off just 3.2 overs.
Wonthaggi Miners ground out a tough victory over Foster by three wickets.
Bowling the Tigers out for 150, it wasn’t all smooth sailing for the Miners with Foster being 1/93 before some tight bowling from James Honeysett 3/19 and Jonny Rumbold 3/34 brought about some wickets.
Graeme Watkins again top scored for Foster with 47 at the top of the order.
In reply it was the Andrighetto brothers Josh and Blake who both made 37 and along with Paul Nelson’s 34, the Miners managed to get home.
Harvey Griggs was the best bowler for Foster with 2/29 off eight overs.
Poowong-Loch continued their impressive run of form defeating the Imperials by 14 runs.
Jacob Bardwell top scored with 67 as Poowong totalled 4/169 off their 40 overs.
David Crawley 2/28 and Mark Lafferty 2/45 shared the wickets for the Imperials.
The Imperials put up a good fight in their chase with Gary Sauvarin 41 and Jack Ginnane 48 getting amongst the runs.
Unfortunately it wasn’t enough, falling 14 runs short at the end of 40 overs.
Al Jenkins was again the pick of the bowlers for Poowong taking 3/32.
Glen leads Glen Alvie to big win against Cobras
• A Grade Division 1
GLEN ALVIE claimed an impressive 91 run victory over Korumburra in their A Grade Division 1 clash.
The Cobras would’ve been feeling confident after restricting Glen Alvie to just 177 with runs coming from Paul Palmer 58 and Jamie Glen 55.
Despite both getting starts neither batsman could go on and get a big score, and with wickets falling regularly the Alvie looked to be on the back foot.
Tom Richards was the pick of the Korumburra bowlers taking 3/19 off his eight overs.
However the Glen Alvie bowlers went out into the field with a fire in their belly rolling the Cobras for just 87.
Jamie Glen carried his form into his bowling with the impressive figures of 5/10 off eight overs.
Inverloch managed to hold on and defeat Phillip Island by one run in a nail biting finish.
Inverloch posted a first innings score of 6/173 off the back of 60 from opener Brett Debono and 46 from Dave Newman.
Phillip quick Blake Christopher was the pick of the bowlers claiming 3/35, including the big wicket of Newman.
The Island lost opener Matt Dennerley early for 0 but captain Eli Richards 42 and Tony Hornsby 26 got the Sharks back on track.
Richards fell at 3/125 and the pressure was put on the shoulders of English import Jona Watts.
Standing tall, Watts bashed and crashed his way to 64 before being run out late in the day’s play.
Michael Young and Simon Kirton did their best to get the Sharks home but fell agonisingly short.
Warren Williams claimed the best figures for Inverloch with 3/29.
OMK put in a strong performance against Wonthaggi Club, chasing the modest total with four wickets in hand.
Club managed 9/196 on the quick Outtrim ground, captain James Sheerin led the way with 66 before being caught on the boundary off the bowling of Callum Honeyman.
Jason Wilson took the best figures for OMK with 2/15 along with Jake Cochrane who took 2/33.
In reply the Diggers cruised with Daniel Mock 88 and Honeyman 55 doing the work and chasing the runs down in the last over.
Ryan Birkett 3/29 and Alex Geyer 2/31 were the multiple wicket takers for Club.
Kilcunda-Bass returned to the winners list with a comfortable win over Leongatha Town.
The home side restricted Town to just 154 off their 40 overs with James Mahood claiming 3/14.
The Sharks eased their way past the total with Cam Davidson 62, Matt Gill 24 and skipper Andrew Donohue 20 not out all getting amongst the runs.
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