• A Grade, Division 1
AN amazing spell of bowling from Phillip Island off-spinner Charith Keerthisinghe has led his team to a solid 135 run victory over Kilcunda Bass in A grade division one.
The crafty spinner claimed 6/5 off his seven overs, including a hat-trick, to leave Kilcunda Bass all out for just 49 runs.
The Island batted first and despite losing both openers Daniel Bourke and Lachie Cleeland early in the innings, were able to regroup thanks to a brilliant knock of 81 not out to skipper Eli Richards.
A cameo from Brodie Johnston 46 gave the Island a solid total of 6/184 at the end of the 40 overs, Andrew Donohue the pick of the Killy Bass bowlers with 2/29 off his eight overs.
Max Royal struck early with the ball for Island before Keerthisinghe was thrown the ball and went to work.
An lbw to David McMahon brought about back to back clean bowled’s to Mamoon Khan and Chris Elliot, handing Keeristhinge a hat-trick late in the innings.
Stefan Mather the top run getter for Kilcunda Bass with 22 at the top of the order.
Inverloch have finally got their first win on the board with a seven-wicket victory over OMK.
The Diggers put runs on the board at Thompsons reserve with a respectable first innings total of 9/186.
Openers Ryan Williams 60 and Tom Wyatt 43 were the top run getters in a good showing from the key pair.
Stingrays spinning duo of Tom McQualter 4/42 and Callum Honeyman 2/25 were best with the ball.
Dave Newman led the chase for Inverloch with a top knock of 82 not out, paired with Kit Rotthiers 51 and the Stingrays got the runs in 38th over.
James Paterson the pick of the Diggers bowlers with 1/10 off his four overs.
Glen Alvie have caused the upset of the round defeating reigning premiers Wonthaggi Club by seven wickets.
Stand in captain Ryan Thomas led the way with 61 runs at number four, along with some lower order runs to Brian Osborne 24 and Mark McCall as Club posted 8/174.
Opening bowler Senal De Silva was the best with the ball for the Alvie with 3/8 off his eight overs.
Dimithri Perera started things off with a bang for Glen Alvie, crunching balls all over Butch West Oval on his way to a quick fire 49 before De Silva 81 not out and Daniel Glen 32 saw the Alvie over the line in the 34th over.
Ryan Thomas claimed the best figures of 2/42 for off his eight overs for Club.
Nerrena have now found themselves on top of the A grade ladder at the end of the one-day games with another close win over Korumburra.
The Cobras posted a modest 9/139 in the first innings with Daniel Lloyd 51 and Ilan Osman 30 the major run getters.
Josh Trease was the pick of the bowlers with 3/21 while veteran Damien Symmons 3/5 again cleaned up the lower order.
Despite losing Luke Giliam early the Red Caps steadily chased down the total with Tim Wightman 40 not out the top run scorer.
Scott Checkley 2/12 off eight was the best bowler for the Cobras.