Tigers close to victory

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SUB-DISTRICT

DROMANA is just 14 runs shy of victory with six wickets in hand against Tyabb in MPCA Sub District cricket. 

The Yabbies batted first and faced just 50 overs. Brodie Bennett hit 36 off 34 deliveries including three sixes.  Nick Toranto was the next best with 21. 

Jeff Bluhm was superb for the Hoppers bowling 20 overs and picking up 4/24.  Jye Voelkl was also impressive with the ball picking up 3/24 off nine overs. 

Dromana batted the final 30 overs of the day and despite a horror start (3/25) they recovered to be 4/115 at stumps.  Jack Fowler was the last man to go for 51 while Jedd Savage is unbeaten on 38. 

Boneo needs 51 runs with just six wickets in hand against Tootgarook in the top of the table clash.  The Frogs batted first and lasted just 55 overs for 88 runs.  Cameron Williams was superb for the Pandas with 6/23 from 19.4 overs.  In reply, Boneo lost its top four batsmen for just 38. 

Frankston YCW has set Ballam Park a massive task to score the 285 required for victory. 

Stonecats captain Jason Bedford was at his brilliant best scoring 112 while Luke Hutchinson opened with 68. 

Justin Moore was the best of the Ballam Park bowlers, claiming 3/56 from 16 overs. 

Carrum Downs will be looking for 235 runs when they bat this week chasing Carrum’s 9/234. 

Zack Dent top scored for the Lions with 46 while Corey Hand and Craig Foster each hit 42.  David Dervan was the pick of the Cougars bowlers with 3/53.   

Balnarring will be looking for another 152 runs on the second day of its match against Skye.

Skye batted first and made 171.  Clint Donohue opened with 60 while Sam Beckham was next best with 21. 

The Saints’ Ben King bowled 22 overs for a return of 4/50.  In reply, Balnarring will resume at 1/20.

First published in the Frankston Times – 29 January 2018

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