• A Grade, Division 1
OUTTRIM Moyarra Kongwak have made a strong return to cricket, winning over Wonthaggi Club, with batting dominance led by captain Daniel Mock.
Mock won the toss and went on to bat most of his side’s 20 overs at the Butch West Reserve.
He faced Club’s bowling attack, pace in Ryan Thomas 1/33, Joel Brann 1/22 and others. But Mock was able to take the heat, earning himself a top score of 83.
Mock kept the scoreboard ticking along with help from Ryan Williams 34, Thomas Keily 35 and Noel Creed who finished not for 31.
Club spinner James Sheerin claimed two wickets, removing some dangerous batsmen, but was expensive.
And he wasn’t the only bowler to take a bit of a clip, as OMK made their way to 4/202.
With the bat, Club looked dangerous to start but with their depth of batting was matched by OMK’s bowlers, competition was fierce.
Daniel Turton 21 and Koby Brann 32 started with some great shots, until Turton lost his wicket to Jake Cochrane LBW.
Cochrane claimed Brann’s wicket shortly after, the second bout was again won by OMK.
Captain James Sheerin top scored with 38, making a nice partnership with Ryan Thomas 31, but it wasn’t enough as OMK claimed more wickets. Club finished at 6/181.
Nerrena win in style
Nerrena have cemented their spot on the top of the ladder with a convincing win over Korumburra at home on Saturday.
In their 20 overs available, Korumburra could only manage 7/89 with Daniel Lloyd’s 19 the top score.
Nerrena opened with David Baldi 15 and Mitchell Clark who made an unbeaten 52 with four 4s.
Tim Wightman added 17 and the home side took the win in 13.2 overs.
Royal bowling against Town
Phillip Island have taken a win over Leongatha Town with impressive bowling credited to Max Royal and all-rounder Shiran Rathnayake.
After Phillip Island set the score of 7/131, Rathnayake’s top scoring at 39, Phillip Island bowlers had their work cut out for them.
But the locals were up to the task. Phillip Island was consistent, Royal managed 3/15 and Rathnayake 2/13, while for Town, runs were difficult to come by.
Leongatha’s top score went to Amila Ratnaike with 30, but it wasn’t enough and with continued pressure Phillip Island removed Town, all-out for 89.
Lifting Phillip Island to third place on the ladder, now 8 points clear of Leongatha Town on 80 points.
Rotthier doubles up
for Inverloch win
Glen Alvie almost took a surprise win over Inverloch, missing out on their first win of the year by just 10 runs.
Inverloch openers David Newman 4 and Harry Smith 3 struggled and Glen Alvie’s decision to send the locals into bat, seemed like a good choice.
But with first drops Kit Rotthier 23 and second drop Walter Taberner 32, Inverloch weren’t going to slide easily.
Glen Alvie’s Ben McRae 2/18 took the wickets of Rotthier and Jacob Strictland 10. Inverloch finished their 20 overs with 5/108.
Glen Alvie took to the field with vigour, led by Rohan Slade 20 and Jy Hull 14, until all-rounder Kit Rotthier claimed Slade’s wicket and Glen Alvie batsmen struggled to make crucial runs.
Rotthier didn’t hold back, with his great ball control he took 5/23 and restricted the visitors to 8/98 for their 20 overs.