By Sam Watson
• A Grade, Division 2
GLEN Alvie has picked up a big win over Korumburra thanks to a big knock from young gun Rohan Slade.
Korumburra won the toss and elected to bat at Butch West Oval and nearly all their top-order bats were able to get starts but couldn’t go on with it.
Glen Alvie made sure of nearly all their chances, and they kept the Cobras to 8/133.
From the first ball of their run chase, Glen Alvie looked calm at the crease and Slade led the way, smashing five boundaries including one six.
They eventually passed the Cobras one wicket down in the 29th over, moving to the top of the ladder.
Bettles bowls KB to victory
A SUPER bowling performance from Kilcunda Bass veteran Daniel Bettles set up the Sharks for a big win over OMK at Bass Recreation Reserve on Saturday.
OMK won the toss and chose to bat and Bettles had them in all sorts of trouble early.
Luckily for the Diggers, Rob Quaife started to find the boundary and made 62, but he was the only batsman who caused a headache for KB’s bowlers.
Bettles finished with 3/14 off eight, and OMK finished on 8/146.
146 is still a very competitive total and it took a team effort with the bat to get there.
Cam Davidson 28*, Steve Oates 35 and Balraj Sandhu 23 all went well and a couple of nice scores towards the end saw them pass OMK five down in the 34th over.
Heppell the hero for MDU
MDU opener Ben Heppell helped his side post a winning total against Nyora on Saturday.
After winning the toss and batting, captain Joel Sinclair and Heppell opened for MDU, and their 45-run partnership was broken when Sinclair was dismissed for 24.
Heppell kept going, probably not at the pace he would’ve liked because not many of his teammates could stay in at the other end.
But he kept pushing and finished on 75*, getting MDU to 7/173.
With a big total ahead of them, Nyora captain Daniel Esler opened the batting with Kade Anderson.
Anderson made a quick 25 before he was caught out, but Esler was resilient and was doing everything he could to snag a second victory for Nyora.
He fought to 65 but he was also caught, and Nyora couldn’t offer much else, except for a solid 22 from Jake Hackett, and they were all out for 144.
Geyer’s spell sees Club cruise past Foster
WONTHAGGI Club has cruised to an easy victory over Foster in A2, thanks to a brilliant bowling spell from Alex Geyer.
Foster batted first and they were in trouble early.
After Matrix Chisholm took the first wicket, Geyer took the next four and Foster were 5/35.
The rest of Foster’s batting line-up worked hard and reached 117 before they were all out in the 30th over.
Wonthaggi lost an early wicket but Dave Britt 41 and Stewart Beaumont 47* didn’t let that worry them, as they put their side into a formidable position.
In the 27th over Club eventually passed Foster, four wickets down.