By Sam Watson
• C Grade, Division 1
KORUMBURRA has cruised to an easy victory, mainly thanks to Darcy Kemp’s 73 against MDU.
Kemp arrived at the crease when the Cobras were in dire straits, and he turned the game on its head straight away.
He blasted seven fours and five sixes before going out for 73 and the classy innings of Charlie Carew 32 got Korumburra to 8/140.
MDU were able to start their chase nicely, but no one could get past 18 runs, and they finished their 20 overs at 7/95.
Iain Riddell was the determining factor with the ball, taking 4/8 off three overs.
Scrimshaw, Stanley soar past OMK
KOONWARRA L/RSL has picked up a comfortable win, thanks to excellent knocks from Mitch Scrimshaw and Alex Stanley.
OMK batted first after winning the toss and the two openers, George Lomagno 30 and Patrick Beadel 37*, were patiently turning the
When they both had to go, OMK struggled, and Koonwarra kept them to 4/93.
With a simple task ahead of them, Scrimshaw and Stanley both worked hard to put their side into a winning position.
Stanley eventually had to go for 35, but Scrimshaw kept going and was on 42* when they passed OMK two wickets down in the 14th over.
Nerrena nudge past Invy
NERRENA has defeated Inverloch comfortably at Nerrena Recreation Reserve, chasing down their total in 17 overs.
Warren Stewart 48* and David Harris 23 had a solid pairing to start the match, but they couldn’t quite score quick enough, and they finished at 3/94.
Nerrena wasted little time trying to chase down their opponents’ total with Ben Croatto 28 and Poly Joseph 27 scoring quickly.
Once the damage was done early, it became an easy win for Nerrena, and they got home by five wickets.
• C Grade, Division 2
Town take down top of the table Sharks
LEONGATHA Town has picked up another win in C2, this time knocking off the ladder leaders in Phillip Island Blue.
Phillip Island batted first at Newhaven Recreation Reserve, and John Manning 32 had them off to a nice start.
But the runs really started flowing when captain Michael Cleary arrived.
He made a relatively quick 47 and got his side to 6/111 after 20 overs.
Justin Pouw 36 and Travis Strybosch 21 got Town off to a blistering start and when Michael Warren came to the crease, they moved into a strong position.
Warren made a quick 31 and helped his side past Phillip Island with over two hours to go.
McCausland makes it tough for Glen Alvie
A SUPERB bowling performance from Phillip Island Yellow’s George McCausland had Glen Alvie in all sorts of trouble at Rhyll on Saturday.
The visitors batted first and captain Dave Hynes 33 started nicely but it didn’t take long for McCausland to take control of the game.
Clint Gooch made 24 but the others struggled, going all out for 80 in the 20th over.
McCausland finished with 4/7 off four overs and he then left it up to the batters to get the job done, which they did comfortably.
The Sharks only lost two wickets in their run chase, passing Glen Alvie in the 15th over.
Boswell beats KB with the ball
KOONWARRA L/RSL GOLD’S Craig Boswell has dominated Kilcunda Bass with the ball, setting up his side for a last over victory with the bat.
James Matser 22 opened the batting positively for Kilcunda Bass, but Boswell took control, taking 4/2 off three overs, and KB were all out for 71.
Despite their small total, Kilcunda Bass fought their way back into the game, taking plenty of wickets.
But Jason Browne 31* kept his cool and led his side to a win in the last over, beating KB by just two wickets.