• A Grade, Division 1
WONTHAGGI Club have dismantled Korumburra by 206 runs in their first game on Butch West Oval in over 12 months.
The Cobras won the toss and sent Club in, which proved to be a deadly mistake when openers’ Sam Huitema and Mitch Thomas getting Club off to a brilliant start 0/145.
Thomas was the first to fall, trapped leg before by Daniel Lloyd for 67 bringing the powerful Ryan Thomas to the crease.
Huitema remained untroubled as he pushed on to a century, playing super cricket shots and never giving a chance.
Club finishing 5/231 at the end of play, a top score on what looked like a quality wicket, Shane Dole the pick of the bowlers for Korumburra claiming 4/43 off his eight overs.
Things went from bad to worse for the Cobras as Ryan Thomas and Zane Macdermid ripped through the top order.
Macdermid claiming 5/11 and Thomas 3/11 as the Cobras were all out for just 25 runs with not one batsman reaching double figures.
Phillip Island have had an impressive victory over Inverloch, defeating the Stingrays by eight wickets at the Cowes football ground.
Inverloch could only manage a modest 129 in the first innings, led by Brett Debono’s 48 at number three.
The Sharks shared the wickets around with Charith Keerthisinghe 3/23 and speedsters’ Simon Kirton and Tom Officer both taking 2/23 off eight overs.
Despite losing opener Daniel Bourke early on, the Island cruised past the required score with Lachie Cleeland 44 and Eli Richards 47 getting the job done in the 28th over.
Dave Newman 1/21 and Amad Mujtaba 1/24 were the only wicket takers for Inverloch.
Nerrena have secured their second victory with a strong five wicket win over Glen Alvie.
The Alvie were off to a good start with Dimithri Perera and Rohan Slade at the top of the order before Josh Trease found his rhythm.
Trease snared 3/19 in quick succession before a pair of runouts and a three wicket over to veteran Damian Symmons saw the Alvie all out for 143.
Despite some top bowling efforts from Dean Williams 3/17 and Joe Hales 1/13, the modest total wasn’t enough to keep the Red Caps at bay.
Captain Tim Wightman’s 49 not out guided them home in the final over.
OMK have clinched a tight 23 run win over Kilcunda Bass to round out the weekend in A1.
Batting first, the Diggers were losing wickets a regularly intervals and looked to be in trouble at 5/71.
But a middle order fight back from Jesse Van Rooye 36 and Jake Serong 30 got the Diggers to a defendable 164.
Ryley Duff and Andrew Donohue both took 2/18 for the Sharks.
In reply, it was veteran bowler Peter Dell that was causing headaches for the Sharks batsmen, turning back the clock and claiming 4/25 off his eight overs.
Cam Chasemore battled hard in the middle order for 30 runs but the wickets continued to fall around him and the Sharks were all out for 141.