PINES have put on a clinical bowling performance to easily claim the first innings over Baden Powell.
Baden Powell’s first four wickets fell for just 18 runs, leaving them little hope of getting anywhere near Pines’ total.
Damien Lawrence was pick of the bowlers for Pines, tearing through the tail to claim figures of 4/16 off 16 overs.
Pines then enforced the follow on, and left Pines at 1/20 going into their second innings.
Red Hill faced off a decent charge from Somerville to hold their first innings lead, although an impressive knock of 49 runs from opener Brenton Alp caused the Hillmen some headaches.
Brent Martin was at his best for Red Hill, claiming figures of 5/47.
Somerville fell just short of their target of 184, ending up all out for 152. The result is particularly disappointing given they looked a good chance at 7/147.
Main Ridge have fallen agonisingly shirt of catching up to Crib Point’s first innings total in their two-dayer match.
Crib Point set a healthy total of 190 to chase at Ditterich Reserve, and were given a good run for their money.
William Noall’s middle order knock of 49 nearly proved the difference, as his side was bowled out just 8 runs short of taking the lead. Ridge’s last three batsmen combined for just four runs.
At Ballam Park East, Long Island’s dismal first innings total of 75 was quite easily surpassed by Moorooduc.
Madushanka Perera’s innings of 61 was nearly enough to pass the total alone, as his side combined for a good total of 168 all out.
Long Island showed a little more fight as they got their second innings underway, pulling up stumps at 4/137.
ROSEBUD struggled to defend their first innings total of 145 against Carrum at Roy Dore reserve.
Carrum’s openers got things off on the right foot, and at 0/55 they looked to be cruising their way to a win.
John Mitchell was handy with 49 before being dismissed by the impressive Billy Quigley.
Carrum surpassed 145 with 7 wickets still in hand.
Delacombe Park comfortably went to work about defending 235, as the Seaford Tigers struggled to make a splash in their innings.
Thanks to Ricky Ramsdale’s brilliant 4/20 off 20 overs, the Tigers ended up all out for 108.
Delacombe Park’s second inning got off to a shakier start, they finished the day at 2/30 off only 8 overs.
Hastings easily won the first innings over Seaford, as they batted to 3/178 before declaring. This easily surpassed hastings’ dismal 81 runs from their first innings.
Seaford set about their second innings with a little more purpose, but still ended the day at 7/105.
Mitch Anderson was the pick of their batsmen, putting together a total of 43.
Mt Martha had to work hard to surpass a total of 145 from Heatherhill.
Rhys Whitling’s late innings total of 45 proved a huge help as his side claimed the first innings and finished at 9/162.
Rye got nowhere near Dromana’s tame total of 125, as they were left all out and rattled for just 56 runs off 29 overs.
Zacc Clan played the game of his life, claiming a brilliant 8/16 off 14 overs. Six of those wickets came from clean bowling his opponents.
Dromana followed up with a good second innings total of 3/126 before declaring. Rye were sent in to bat once again and ended up at 4/94 before the end of play for the day.
FRANKSTON YCW have had little trouble defending their first innings total of 207 at Peninsula Reserve, claiming an easy win over Skye.
Skye could only answer with 83 before losing all their wickets, they were sent to follow on for their second innings, and ended the day at a far from inspiring 5/94.
All ten Stonecats fieldsmen bowled during the second innings.
At Citation Reserve, Tootgarook have pulled off a miracle to claim victory over balnarring.
Chasing a difficult first innings total of 212 to win, Tootgarook’s openers combined for just 13 runs.
Luckily first drop batsman Robert French was in an aggressive mood, as he hit 61 runs from only 56 balls. He hit 13 fours, showing he was not much in the mood for too much running between wickets.
After the quick loss of three wickets for four runs in the middle order, Tim Symons came in to steady the ship with a cool 58 not out from 131 deliveries.
A decent performance from the tail saw Tootgarook successfully reach 213 with two wickets to spare.
Carrum Downs will also be devastated to have let slip their first innings lead of 250 over Tyabb.
Starting slowly at 2/9 then at 3/35, all looked doom and gloom for the Yabbies.
Jarrod White put his hand up for his struggling side, and put together a magnificent century. He claimed 105 runs from 211 deliveries.
A brilliant innings of 94 from middle order partner Michael Edwards was enough to put Tyabb ahead at 4/253 from 76 overs.
FLINDERS battled hard to meet Mt Eliza’s total of 203 in Provincial cricket on Saturday, but a tail order collapse has left them falling short.
Blake Hogan-Keogh left his side in pole position with an innings of 87, but those that followed could not build on his hard work.
From 4/152, Mt Eliza ended up all out for 178.
Pearcedale’s middle order were brave, but fell well short of meeting Mornington’s target of 276.
Kaine Smith came within a run of a half century but it wasn’t enough, as his Pearcedale outfit were bowled out for 182.
Langwarrin would have felt comfortable heading into the second day of their match against Peninsula Old Boys, defending a total of 295.
At 3/120, OB looked to be gaining on their opponents, before two quick wickets fell.
Wade Pelzer battled hard with 78, but once he was dismissed the innings fell apart.
Peninsula OB were dismissed for 211.
Sorrento have pulled off an impossible task to close out the weekend, chasing down Baxter’s mammoth first innings total of 6/318.
Opener Corey Harris took matters into his own hands for the Sharks, scoring a stunning 128 to set his side up for a great escape.
With time running out, Sorrento made their target with a little more than three overs to spare.
They were left with seven wickets in hand and can hold their heads high after a brilliant showing.
First published in the Frankston Times – 5 November 2018