By Sam Watson
• A Grade, Division 2
MDU and Korumburra took part in one of the highest scoring games of the year on Saturday, with MDU coming out on top narrowly.
The Demons batted first at Meeniyan Recreation Reserve and after two early wickets, Nick Eddy got the scoreboard ticking.
He finished on 71 and with more handy scores from Mitch Hoober 41, Mitch McGrath 24, and Scott Browne 23, the Demons got to 7/219 after 40 overs.
With plenty of runs to make, openers Tom Crocker and Rumesh Rangana started well for the Cobras.
Rangana was eventually caught out for 51 but Crocker kept batting patiently, letting his partners bat aggressively.
Crocker was eventually dismissed for 35 but quick scores from Daniel Lloyd 24, Pierre Dunlevie 27, and Nathan Allen 22 got them right in the game.
But MDU kept their cool and restricted the Cobras in the last over of the day, keeping them to 8/209.
Nyora nail Glen Alvie
NYORA has defeated Glen Alvie by seven wickets, chasing down their solid total with rapid pace.
Opener Steven Smith 31 was resolute for Glen Alvie, but his job was made harder when two early wickets fell.
Luckily his skipper Lachie Harris 46 got amongst the runs and the two put on a 60-run partnership.
After the middle order failed to fire, Andrew Dakin 42 punched in some much-needed runs in the tail end and Glen Alvie finished all out on 186.
Glen Alvie would’ve been bullish about their chances after their innings, but Nyora were on fire on their home deck.
Henry Dolphin 34, captain Daniel Esler 35 and Gavin Hackett 52 all found plenty of runs in the top order, but it was Kade Anderson who really punished Glen Alvie’s bowlers.
He made 69 off 42 balls and the match was soon over, with Nyora winning seven wickets in just over 30 overs.
Britt beats OMK with the bat
GAVIN Britt has blasted Wonthaggi Club to a big total, which they managed to defend against OMK at Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve.
Britt opened the batting, and it didn’t take long for the ball to make its way to the boundary.
He couldn’t find a teammate to build a partnership with for most of the innings, but Blake Cornelis 32 added some valuable runs towards the end.
Britt eventually had to go on 84 but the damage was done, and Club finished on 7/194.
Mitch Sawyers 37 and captain James Paterson 31 got the Diggers off to a good start, and they were backed up with some other reasonable scores.
However, Club’s bowlers regained control and as the wickets fell, the run rate slowed, with OMK finishing at 9/177.
Foster finds a way past KB
FOSTER has defeated Kilcunda Bass by five wickets, chasing down their modest total with 11 overs remaining.
Opener Cam Davidson 30 was in good touch for Kilcunda Bass at the Foster Golf Club, and even though no one else could hang around long, some solid scores were churned out and they got to 141.
Jack Gay finished with 4/22 with the ball, and his teammates continued the momentum with the bat.
Captain Josh Toner made a quick 27 and Mitch Jones 24 batted nicely, but it was Brad Coates who did the heavy lifting, getting to 47.
Coates got his side over the line in the 29th over, winning by six wickets.