• A Grade Division 1
OMK has just held on for victory against a much improved Leongatha Town who were boosted by the return of superstar Amila Ratnaike to their A Grade Division 1 side.
Ratnaike was in full flight blasting 137 runs including 11 fours and eight sixes in a stunning return to cricket.
He’s just returned to the country with his young family as an Australian resident, and is recovering from reconstructive shoulder surgery.
Unfortunately for Ratnaike it was his team mates who couldn’t find the runs with only two other batsmen reaching double figures, Madura Madusanka 31 and Nic Cowling 16.
Town looked to be cruising at 6/225 before Jesse Van Rooye struck with the prized wicket of Ratnaike LBW and the momentum shifted.
Van Rooye struck again getting Scott Browne caught and finishing with figures of 4/36.
Veteran Digger Peter Dell cleaned up the last to wickets leaving Town all out for 236 and 22 runs short of the required total.
Phillip Island cruised to victory over Kilcunda Bass off the back twin centuries to captain Eli Richards and English import Jona Watts.
Richards finished unbeaten on 123 while Watts was caught out on 104 in an entertaining display.
The pair added 175 runs together as Phillip Island finished the day 3/275.
In a tough day at the office for Bass it was Ryley Duff who picked up the best figures of 1/26 from his five overs.
Inverloch had a comfortable win over Korumburra in their match at Korumburra turf.
Starting at 1/8 Inverloch lost night watchman Warren Williams early in the day’s play but that was the only blemish left on their card as Brett Debono and Dave Newman guided the Stingrays home.
Debono 70 and Newman 65 both batted beautifully as they chased down the required 151 runs for victory.
Scott Checkley claimed the only wicket of the day for the Cobras and finished with figures of 1/33 off nine overs.
Club has managed to scrape home with a victory against a firing Glen Alvie.
Needing 157 for victory Club struggled early with both openers falling cheaply caught behind.
Ryan Thomas 47 tried to steady the ship in the middle order but when he was stumped off the bowling of Dean Williams the score was 5/90 and it was anyone’s game.
Club’s Mark McCall then came to the rescue with a handy knock of 82 to assure his side escaped with a win.
Jordan Smith was the best of the bowlers for the Alvie with figures of 3/41 off 15.