• B Grade
IN what should have been a much more comfortable win than it was, it came right down to the line between Inverloch and Leongatha Town at Thompson Reserve.
Inverloch had finished the day last week looking shaky at 4/43 as they chased down Town’s target of 97, and things did not improve on day two.
The scorecard read 6/55 when Dean Cashin came in at number seven, and he proved to be the difference as he stood strong as the wickets fell around him.
Sam Clark was best for the visitors, taking three wickets, two of which were in a single over, with scores level at 97 at the end of the over.
Number 11 Will Barker walked out, and as the last wicket was on the final ball of the over, he took the non-striker’s end, while Cashin faced the oncoming delivery with the fate of the game in his hands.
Cashin ended up hitting the winning runs as he and Barker went on to bring their total to 108, with Cashin top scoring for his side on 30.
Collis does it again
After keeping his side in the hunt last week by bowling excellently to turn 123 runs into a defendable score, Foster bowler Greg Collis has done the same again on day two to get his side the win over Leongatha Imperials.
Imperials returned to the crease with a score of 6/83, the visiting batsmen were again plagued by Collis, who had not lost his wicket taking form.
Sam Vagg was the only batsmen who managed a decent score with 36, but fell as the last wicket to Collis an agonising seven runs short of the win.
Collis took three wickets on day two, bringing his total for the game to seven wickets for 41 runs.
A century from Koonwarra/Leongatha RSL all-rounder Colin McPhee has brought his side the victory over Glen Alvie, as they cruised past the target of 166 set last week.
McPhee made 102 not out as his side called it a day at the end of the 57th over on 6/208, he was also the pick of the bowlers last week with four wickets and 11 maidens.
Glen Alvie bowlers Clint Honeysett and Pieter Loos were best for their side as every player except captain and wicketkeeper Steven Smith had a bowling spell.
Team effort from ‘Burra
Korumburra have followed good team batting with good team bowling to keep MDU short of the 212-run target they set last week.
MDU opener Gary Webster played well through the innings to make 87, but the wickets fell around him regularly as his side reached the end of their allotted 70 overs at 8/176.
Scott Checkley and Tom Crocker were the pick of the bowlers with a pair of wickets each, but the class of the sides bowling depth shone with all eight players to bowl keeping under an average of three runs per over.
Phillip Island secure the win
Winning was never in doubt for Phillip Island as they returned to Cowes to defend their total of 234, with Poowong Loch on the ropes at 4/46.
David Womersley, who already had two wickets added another four, as the visitors were sent back for 56 in the 21st over of the innings with none doing better than captain Brady Nicholls’ 21 the week before.
Poowong Loch were sent in again, and this time Zachary Walker was the best of the bowlers with his four wickets for 11 runs.
Mitchell Adderley finished with an agonising 98 not out in the second innings as the visitors hugely improved on the first innings with 169 in the second, but they were unable to reach the target with their combined scores, losing outright and on first innings.
Club falls short
AN excellent Nerrena bowling pair have honoured their sides good batting to take the win over Club at Nerrena.
The home side made a strong 205 last week, and returned to defend it.
The game was poised at 4/86, with bowlers Jack Collins and Shem Murphy each having a pair of scalps each already.
They went on to take another two each, as Club’s captain Scott Williams was the only batsmen to post a decent score with 46.
Club’s back end completely collapsed as they went on to lose their last wicket for 121 runs.
OMK’s too strong
AFTER posting an impressive 218-run target, OMK returned to Bass to defend it from Kilcunda Bass, with captain Peter Dell leading the way.
Wicketkeeper Ray Gardiner was best with the bat for the home side with his 24 runs not out.
Dell was devastating as he tore through the opposing batting line up, taking six wickets for 21 runs to see the home side all out for 74.
Kilcunda Bass were sent in for the follow-on, and reached 4/39 at the end of the remaining 25 overs, with Dell claiming three maidens, including a wicket maiden, from his three overs.