IT PROVED to be a smart decision when Inverloch won the toss and sent the Islanders into bat.
Kit Rotthier had a field day, claiming 7/24. Mox Royal top scored for the Island with 11 runs, before he was bowled by Rotthier.
Lewis Rankin was also strong with the ball, taking 2/22. The Islanders were all out for 58.
Inverloch taking the chance to bat, nudged past the Island’s score with relative ease.
Skipper David Newman top scoring with 42, clearing with five fours, Inverloch finished the day with 1/72.
Charith Keerthisinghe was a challenger with the ball, bowling 12 overs for 1/16.
Winning the toss and electing to bat, Glen Alvie openers’ Rohan Slade and Jordan Smith were both out for 29.
From there, most wickets fell without making much of an impact on the score board.
The pitch deteriorated through the day, offering less bounce as the innings went on.
Jarrod Hoy was a force with the ball taking 4/25, Adam Trotto was also an asset claiming 3/42. Glen Alvie all out for 89.
The left-handed batsmen David Baldi was crafty with the bat earning 49 not out.
Luke Giliam was a reliable partner notching himself a solid 35.
Senal De Silva was efficient with the ball, bowling 10 overs for 26 runs, though the Glen Alvie boys couldn’t find a break with the ball.
Nerrena are set to return to the middle, 0/85.
Wonthaggi Club won the toss and went to work on the Korumburra pitch.
Openers’ Alex Geyer and Sam Huitema had a crack but went for 19 each.
Ryan and Mitch Thomas were fourth and fifth in, they both settled into a 100-run partnership.
Harry McNeil was Korumburra’s best with the ball claiming 4/62, Brad Arnold bowled his way to 20 overs, taking 3/81.
Club ended up all out for 226. Korumburra went into bat, struggling to get a good start – they’re now at 2/24.
Winning the toss and sending OMK in to bat, Kilcunda-Bass found plenty of resistance from OMK opener Ethan Lamers who scored 84.
At the other end Daniel Mock, joined in stringing together 62 runs.
Killy-Bass battled to find a break with the ball, figures were consistent from Daniel Bettles, Daniel Blackney, Stephen Leman and James Mahood all taking a wicket and roughly five runs per over.
Declaring at 5/245 the Diggers sent the local’s into bat.
They finished the day with veteran James Mahood with Stephen Leman at the crease, with more work to do at 4/62.
Rotthier cleans up with seven Island scalps