FRANKSTON YCW is just three wickets away from victory in MPCA Sub District cricket against Tyabb.
After being rolled for just 153 in 53.3 overs by the Yabbies, the Stonecats’ bowlers then came out and dominated the opposition, having the Yabbies 7/44 at stumps, still 109 short with just three wickets in hand.
At the end of their batting performance, the Stonecats would have been satisfied with just a victory. Now an outright win must be in their sights.
Callum Bradford-Briggs was the best of the Stonecats batsmen with 40 while Levi McLoughlin-Dore opened with 32 and Jeremy Daniel hit 25 at the close of the innings.
Yabbies skipper Joel Wylier and Mitch Gill-Furness were the pick of the Yabbies’ bowlers with 3/33 and 3/39 respectively.
In reply, Tyabb lost 3/0 when the score was on 11 and then lost 4/11 to be 7/44 at stumps.
The evergreen, wily and popular MPCA star Andrew Kitson wound back the clock and dominated the Yabbies’ batsmen with six wickets.
Carrum is in a strong position against Boneo after the first day of play.
Batting first at home, the Lions made 8/246, thanks largely to a sensational 111 from Jake D’Atri, while Corey Hand hit 36 and Jack Thomson 26.
Carrum Downs is in a solid position against Tootgarook, scoring 9/197 from its 80 overs.
Ryan Lynch again flew the flag for his side with 45, while Chris Jones was unbeaten on 44.
Andrew Libby made a spectacular first up impression for Tootgarook with 3/53 from 28 overs, while Corey DeBruyn piked up 3/24 from 12 overs.
Dromana has had its best start to a game in while, scoring 234 against Balnarring.
In a must-win game for the Hoppers, skipper Kieran Voelkl stepped up to the plate with 68 and Adam Ciavarella hit 46 to help the visitors to the competitive score.
Mitch Kleinig was the best of the Saints’ bowlers with 4/61, while Mal Coutts opened the bowling and snared 3/24 from 14 overs.