• A Grade Division 1
OMK have posted a strong first innings total of 8/258 in their clash with Leongatha Town in A Grade Division 1 at Scorpion Park.
Opening batsman Tom Wyatt fell agonisingly short of another century, making 97 at the top of the order on a brilliant batting surface.
An opening stand of 77 with partner Adam Miller 19, provided the base, but the loss of a few quick wickets kept the door ajar for Town.
However a determined 44 not out to middle order bat Jesse Van Rooye helped boost the Diggers’ total.
It was the combination Yasir Alwis 3/67 and Madura Madusanka 3/61 who bowled the bulk of the overs for Town who will now need to improve on their previous batting performances if they want to chase down the Diggers’ handy score.
A five wicket haul to Charith Keerthisinghe has got Phillip Island off to a great start in the match with Kilcunda-Bass, bowling the opposition out for just 149.
Keerthisinghe finished with 5/58 from his 22 overs in an impressive bowling performance that has taken him to 20 wickets for the season.
English imports Joe Hewison and Matt Gill both scored 50 for Kilcunda-Bass and along with Ashley Oats’ 25 being the only three players to reach double figures.
The Island then when out to face the remaining 19 overs from the Bass innings, finishing the day at 1/35 with Mitchell Kinghorn 14 and Eli Richards 11 both not out and Daniel Bettles 1/13 claiming the wicket for Bass.
Inverloch has restricted Korumburra to 9/151, sharing the wickets around with six bowlers all claiming scalps.
Captain Kit Rotthier had the best figures of 3/25 from his 13 overs and along with pace bowler Lucas Anderson taking 2/14, the Stingrays looked to be in fine form.
Matt Houston top scored for the Cobras with 62 while Shane Dole 27 and Adam Balfour 20 both got starts.
Inverloch were given five overs to bat by the Cobras with Tom Richards striking with the wicket of Warren Stewart to leave the Stingrays 1/8 overnight.
Wonthaggi Club bowled Glen Alvie out for 156 on the opening day of their match at Glen Alvie.
In hot and muggy conditions the Club bowlers were getting the job done – Alex Geyer with 3/31 from 13 overs the pick of the bunch.
Jordan Smith top scored with 46 for the understrength Glen Alvie side, missing several key players, before a flurry of quick wickets saw them fall to 6/88 at lunch.
A handy 61 run partnership between Joe Hales 33 and Dean Williams 32 boosted the total before Geyer took the final two wickets of the innings in the 73rd over.
Wyatt’s 97 sets Scorpions a task