By Sam Watson
• C Grade, Division 1
INVERLOCH is the only C1 side to come home with 12 points after the rest of the division was washed out on Saturday.
The Stingrays batted first, and they would’ve been hoping to set a competitive total, especially after Warren Stewart 13 and David Harris 32 put on a 38-run opening stand.
But after they were back in the sheds, the Stingrays had a shaky period, and they were suddenly 6/66.
At the end of the 35 overs, they managed to sneak in 20 more runs and finish at 7/86 and Korumburra would’ve thought they were right in the match.
But Inverloch’s bowling attack had them on the ropes early at 4/13.
Matt Olden 18 was able to put a few runs on the board for Korumburra but they were eventually all out for 73, falling 13 runs short of Inverloch.
Inverloch’s Cameron Butler had a good day with ball in hand, finishing on 3/18 off seven.
Rain saves Koony against MDU
KOONWARRA L/RSL has been saved by the rain in C1 on Saturday, with MDU hot on their tails.
Koonwarra batted first, and they were very shaky early, until Cameron Harwood started to find his mojo at number four.
Harwood would go on to make 34, but there was little support from the others around him and MDU’s well-rounded bowling attack had them all out for 100 in 30 overs.
Although no one for MDU really got going with the bat, each batsman was doing enough to get the runs flowing and they eventually got to 3/70.
With only 30 runs to get, MDU looked poised to pass Koonwarra but the rain kicked in and they were forced to call the match off.
Grand final rematch never gets going
AFTER competing in last year’s C2 grand final, OMK and Wonthaggi Club would’ve been hoping for another solid contest in their first game up a division.
Unfortunately, the weather meant the game never even started and they now have to wait until later in the season to face off again.
• C Grade, Division 2
Ridler’s runs sees KB pass Town
A SUPREME knock from Kilcunda Bass’ Brayden Ridler has seen his side defeat Leongatha Town by seven wickets in C2.
Town were first to bat and Kilcunda Bass had them on the ropes early at 2/5.
Town skipper Cameron Dowling was able to dig in and make 21 but it wasn’t enough, and his side were all out for 72.
With a simple task ahead of them Kilcunda Bass wasted no time and thanks to Ridler’s unbeaten 50, they passed Town three wickets down just after the 15th over.
PI too strong for Glen Alvie
Phillip Island’s C2 side has gotten off to a great start in 2021/22, beating Glen Alvie by eight wickets.
The visiting Glen Alvie batted first and the solid knock of Ray Slade 33 helped them recover from a slow start.
However, their young side wasn’t quite up to the challenge and the finished their 35 overs at 6/54.
Phillip Island wasted no time getting out to bat with the bad weather on the way and the opening stand of John Manning 30* and Gavin Excell 17 meant the game was virtually over.
They eventually passed Glen Alvie one wicket down with 10 overs gone.
Koony clash ends in draw
ONE of the most interesting matchups in the LDCA every year is the match between Koonwarra L/RSL Blue and Koonwarra L/RSL Yellow.
While there was quite a bit of cricket played between the two, almost fittingly, the rain meant there wasn’t a result and they split the points.
After losing an early wicket, Blue’s total rocketed with the 111-run partnership of Jessica Bohn 26 and Justin Cook 77.
When those two were out, there wasn’t much left and Blue finished on 5/138 with Spencer Chadwick taking four of those wickets for Gold.
Kylie Collins 44* got Gold off to a great start and just as the game was starting to get really interesting, they were washed out at 3/79.