The Kangas crush Magpies



LANGWARRIN sits at the top of the MPCA Provincial ladder after crushing Crib Point by nine wickets on Saturday.

A half century to Taylor Smith and centuries to Andy Johnson and Matt Prosser saw the Kangaroos reach 1/284, in reply to Crib Point’s total of 162.

Prosser played a typically patient innings opening the batting, hitting five boundaries in his 101, while Johnson was the aggressor, hitting nine fours and three sixes in a dominant display.

Baxter’s woes continued on Saturday, humiliated by old foe Peninsula Old Boys.

Chasing 212 for victory and resuming at 1/4 with Daniel Warwick already in the sheds, Baxter never recovered, rolled for just 101.

It’s hard to remember the last time that Baxter has performed so badly for a prolonged period of time.

Justin Bridgeman top scored for the visitors with 27, while Joe Rule opened with 23.

Chris Brittain was out for three and Dale Irving for 13. Since opening the season with a ton, Brittain just hasn’t been able to find his mojo. Irving has struggled with the bat all season, as has Warwick.

No such problems for the Old Boys, who sit equal top.

Tom Shayler was sharp with the ball, snaring 4/23 from 11 overs, while Eivion Bowen took 2/11 and Jon Forrest 2/10.

Baxter was rolled in just the 46th over.

Pearcedale smashed Sorrento, as expected.

Sorrento made just 98 in its first innings and Pearcedale kicked off day two of the clash at 1/60.

Chris Dew went on to make 76 and Will Kennedy 81, while Jarryd Herbert picked up 36 and Kaine Smith 35.

The Dales batted for 94 overs and finished on 6/283, a smashing victory.

Mt Eliza also made light work of Mornington, eventually.

Resuming at 2/50 and chasing 144 for victory, there were some anxious moments for the Mounties before Lyle House (36) ensured his team claimed victory.

At one stage Mt Eliza was 6/132 after losing 3/8, including Justin Grant (27) and Keith Biggs (67).

However, House saw his side get the result before Nick Baron (71) and Rob Maskiell (44no) had some party time at the end to help their side to 289, a 150-run victory.

First published in the Frankston Times – 20 November 2017

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