Ridge hunt victory

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PENINSULA

MAIN Ridge has made its intentions well and truly clear in its round 12 MPCA Peninsula Cricket clash against Mooroduc.

Moorooduc won the toss and elected to bat but lasted just 25 overs as Luke Collins (3/15) and Gareth Wyatt (4/7) tore through the Duck’s batting line up. Nick Williams top scored for the Ducks with 13.

Main Ridge came out swinging in their first innings with Wyatt scoring 55 and Shaun Foster hitting 43 before declaring at 7/141.

With 19 overs left in the day Main Ridge was able to pick up 3/64 leaving the Ducks with 40 runs to pick up before making the Ridge bat again.

Long Island has a heap of work to do with the bat when it tries to chase down Delacombe Park’s 247.

The Parkers made an immediate impression after winning the toss, Nick Christides belting six balls over the rope for his total of 65.  While Joel Malcolm belted 77.

Stuart Swift was the pick of the Islander’s bowlers with 5/71.

Pines is in a world of pain against Somerville despite chasing just 174.

The Piners had the Eagles reeling at 4/39 before Leigh Lowry (35) and Jayde Herrick (48) resurrected the Eagles innings.

Nick Wilcox, Luke Bartlett and Harley Parker all picked up three wickets each for Pines.

Facing the final seven overs for the day Pines lost 3/20, Sean Parker snaring two.

Red Hill seems to be in a commanding position against Flinders after the first day of play.

The Sharks batted first and were bowled out for 174 in 72.1 overs.  Skipper Neil Barfuss top scored with 58 while Blake Hogan-Keogh hit 31, including 6 boundaries.

In reply, Red Hill scored 0/20 giving it just 151 runs required for victory.

First published in the Frankston Times – 12 February 2018

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