• A Grade Division 1
IN FORM Glen Alvie bowler Jamie Glen has helped lead his side to a comfortable six wicket win over Leongatha Town in A Grade Division 1.
At 5/113 Glen began his hat-trick by removing Matt Smith stumped for 34. Scott Browne was then bowled first ball which led to youngster Darcy Hume facing the hat-trick ball.
Getting trapped on the pad umpire Terry
Rogers slowly raised his finger and the boyhood dream had come true.
Glen Alvie bowled Town out for just 115 with Matt Smith top scoring on 34.
Dean Williams snagged the figures of 4/16 from his eight overs and Glen finished with 3/20 off four.
In reply the Alvie chased down the modest total in the 28th over, Jordan Smith top scoring with 31.
Wonthaggi Club got the job done against Inverloch in a top of the table clash, defending a smallish total on McMahons reserve.
Batting first Club looked to be in trouble at 6/92, but a gritty knock of 48 to wicket keeper/batsman Jack Sheerin pushed the total to 7/179.
Dave Newman was the pick of the bowlers for the Stingrays with 3/48 off his eight overs.
Inverloch started their chase slowly, not taking any risks early in the innings.
And when Club youngster Alex Geyer broke through with the wickets of Brett Debono and Warren Stewart not long after, the Stingrays were on the back foot.
Dave Newman battled for 46 but was eventually dismissed from a great catch in the deep by Jake Wallace.
Inverloch finishing 25 runs short of the Club total, 8/154 with James Sheerin the pick of the bowlers with 2/17 off four overs.
OMK have cruised to victory over Phillip Island chasing down the score two wickets down.
Bowling the Sharks all out for 132, Jason Wilson did the damage with ball taking 3/30 while Mitchell Kinghorn fought for 34 runs for the Island.
The Diggers chased the total down in the 28th over with in-form batsman Tom Wyatt scoring 56.
Korumburra posted a solid first innings total too much for Kilcunda-Bass to handle in their clash at Korumburra.
A solid knock of 83 from skipper Ilan Osman led the Cobras to 7/259 with Bass skipper Andy Donohue the best of the bowlers with 3/27.
A returning Udara Weerasinghe with 3/14 was the best for Korumburra as they bowled Bass out for 126.
Red caps defend modest total
• A Grade Division 2
NERRENA has put together another strong performance to defeat Imperials in A Grade Division 2.
Posting a first innings total of 7/174, veterans Dave Baldi 84 and Damien Symmons 51 did the work out in the middle.
The Ginnane brothers, Jack and Damon were the pick of the bowlers for the Imps taking 2/29 and 2/24 respectively.
Unfortunately for the Imperials they couldn’t quite find the match winning partnership, losing wickets on regular occasions.
Mark Lafferty battled for his 39 before being caught leg before by Jarrod Hoy who took 2/27 in a good performance.
Tim Wightman was the pick of the bowlers for the Red Caps with 4/22 as the Imps finished 9/134.
MDU got the job done against the Wonthaggi Miners chasing down the 152 run total in the 26th over.
Batting first, the Miners struggled to find stability with Steven Arnup 4/33 and Darien Matthews 3/21 regularly finding wickets.
James Honysett 37 and Jason O’Reilly 33 both got starts but couldn’t go on and get the big score that was required.
Some quick hitting from Nick Eddy 58 and Craig Hoober 31 saw MDU chase down the total in style.
Jayden Loos was the only multiple wicket taker for the Miners claiming 2/41 off seven overs.
Koonwarra-Leongatha/RSL managed to hold on against a spirited Foster outfit by 13 runs.
Sam Hughes 56 and Ben Perry 42 helped Koony to 6/203 off their allotted 40 overs.
Harvey Griggs was the only multiple wicket taker for Foster taking 2/40 off his eight overs.
Tigers skipper Graeme Watkins again led his team with the bat making 63 at the top of the order but unfortunately Foster ran out of time falling 13 runs short at the end of the 40 overs.
Josh Hastings was the best bowler for Koony taking 3/26 off his eight overs.
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