By Sam Watson
• B Grade, Division 1
A DOMINANT knock from Leongatha Imperials’ Sam Vagg got them the win over a defiant MDU side on Saturday.
MDU opened the batting at Leongatha Secondary College’s East Campus and Matt Olden was in ripping form at the crease.
He belted 75 off 44 balls and with another good score from Wayne Stewart 25* towards the end of the innings, MDU finished at 7/154.
After the Imps lost a couple of wickets the load was placed on Vagg’s shoulder and he did the job beautifully, making 88 off 60 balls.
Vagg was backed up by Joel Renden 29 and Alan Curnow 19, and he was unbeaten when his side passed the Demons with an over to spare.
Town top two the key against Cobras
TWO crucial innings at the top of the order for Matt Davies and Michael Hardy put Leongatha Town in too strong of a position for Korumburra to overcome on Saturday.
Davies 41 and Hardy 38 were seeing them nicely opening the batting but when they went out, the runs dried up severely.
Town finished their 20 overs at 6/122, but they had Korumburra on the back foot early when they got a hold of the ball.
Two early wickets fell, then Jack Hazendonk 32 and Tom Jenkin 21 fought hard for Korumburra, but Town eventually gained control of the contest and kept them to 8/106.
Colin Bruce and Nigel Hodges were key players with the ball both taking three wickets each.
PI put away Nerrena
PHILLIP Island has done enough to continue their unbeaten start to the B1 season, beating Nerrena by 36 runs on Saturday.
The Sharks batted first on their home deck, and it was Kurt Lane 36 and Sarith Angelo 23 that had the runs flowing early.
Geoff Odgers 23 and Andrew Finlayson 20 added some very valuable runs towards the end of the 20 overs, getting Phillip Island to 6/129.
Will Croatto did his best to slow down the Sharks, taking 4/20 off his four overs, but his teammates didn’t pick up on his momentum with the bat.
Helms 24 had a dip at scoring some quick runs, but he couldn’t go on with it and Nerrena finished at 9/93.
Kurt Lane capped off a good all-round performance taking 4/15 off four overs, proving to be a key factor in the 36-run win.
Stingrays control Koony
INVERLOCH has defended a mediocre total against Koonwarra, thanks to an all-round bowling performance.
The Stingrays batted first at Thompson Reserve and Brett Debono 46 was the only batter who could get going, leading his side to 7/105.
James Rushton took 4/20 off four overs, doing everything he can to slow down the runs, but he couldn’t replicate his form with the bat.
No Cougar could make 20 runs or more and Inverloch took all their chances in the field, keeping them to 9/91.
• B Grade, Division 2
Rozario runs it up on Nyora
NYORA has been on the receiving end of a huge knock from Poowong Loch’s Shannon Rozario, getting them to a massive total at Poowong Recreation Reserve.
Anwar Magnusson 46 and Rozario put together a very nice partnership, but when Magnusson went, Rozario kept going.
Rozario went on to make 94*, getting his side to 2/190 after 20 overs.
When Nyora had the chance to bat, they were kept guessing by each of the eight bowlers Poowong Loch used, and they finished the 20 overs well behind at 6/119.
OMK chases down Tigers in terrific finish
OMK has beaten Foster by two wickets with just one ball remaining at Digger Park.
The Tigers failed to fire in the top order, but James Sparks 27 and Will Roffey 44 monstered some balls to the boundary and helped them get to 5/116 after 20 overs.
Rob Quaife did his best to slow them down, picking up 3/3 in two overs.
Like Foster, OMK struggled at the top order, but Matt Walker 35 and Russ White 36 turned the tide.
When they were back in the sheds, there was still a bit of work to do, but the tailenders overcame the pressure and got the job done on the last ball.
Club outclass Glen Alvie
WONTHAGGI Club has timed their innings beautifully to knock off Glen Alvie in B2 on Saturday.
Glen Alvie batted first, and it was Clint Honeysett who really made the most of his opportunities.
Honeysett and Darcy Tiziani 23 put on a 97-run partnership with Honeysett doing most of the damage on his way to 74*.
Glen Alvie finished at 3/107, so they knew a couple of early wickets would be crucial.
They did catch out Kevin McLean on 20, but the wickets stopped there as Matrix Chisholm and Brian Osborne dug in.
Chisholm went on to make 37* and Osborne brought up his half century with the last ball of the day, as Club won by nine wickets.
Neville, Palmer punish PI
SPLENDID batting from Kilcunda Bass’ Jason Neville and Paul Palmer got Kilcunda Bass the win over Phillip Island in B2 at Bass Recreation Reserve.
KB batted first and after losing an early wicket, Palmer and Neville teamed up.
The two put on a 97-run partnership, breaking when Palmer fell for 52.
Neville kept going to make 51*, propelling KB to 3/122.
Dave Womersley 43 started Phillip Island nicely but his teammates couldn’t handle Kilcunda Bass’ clever bowling.
Captain Matt Parsons 26* had a last-ditch attempt at chasing the runs, but they couldn’t get it done, finishing on 8/96.