Mounties, POB in epic contest

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PROVINCIAL

MT Eliza and Peninsula Old Boys are locked in an epic battle in the match of the day in MPCA Provincial cricket.

The Mounties lasted just 54.1 overs before being bundled out for 151.

The top order did OK, but the Mounties were failed by their lower order.

Tim Clarke top scored the Mounties with 41 while Lyle House contributed 30.

Surprisingly, POB skipper Wade Pelzer was the pick of the bowlers, snaring 3/24 from nine overs.  Jon Forrest was at his best picking up 3/24 off 18 overs. James La Brooy also claimed 3/38.

POB was forced to face the final 25 overs of the day and will resume at 3/50. Pelzer is still at the crease unbeaten on 22.

Langwarrin is in the box seat against Sorrento at Lloyd Park.

The Kangas batted first and once again it was Matt Prosser who got his team away to a flyer.

Skipper Travis Campbell was more than handy with the bat yet again, while Joel Bateman hit a timely 43 and Jake Prosser 35.

CJ King was the pick of the bowlers for the Sorras, taking 3/40.

The Kangas total of 261 is going to be a tough chase for Sorrento.

Brad McDonald has once again steered Mornington to a competitive total of 208 against Crib Point. McDonald top scored with 45 while Nick Johnson provided a valuable 42 batting in the bottom order.  Magpies star Luke Herrington sent down 19.2 overs for a return of 4/51.

The Magpies faced the final over of the day and escaped without loss.

Baxter has some work to do with the ball after scoring just 190 against Pearcedale.

The home side was 2/15 when Joe Rule and Dale Irving were dismissed cheaply.

Chris Brittain (39) and Daniel Warwick (63) got things back on track while Justin Bridgeman also added 32.

Unfortunately for Baxter, only 41 runs came from the last 6 batsmen.

Jake Roberts was a revelation for the Panthers taking 5/65 from 30.5 overs.       

First published in the Frankston Times – 29 January 2018

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