Baxter get the win over Mt Eliza

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PROVINCIAL

BAXTER have pushed on to claim a victory over Mt Eliza at Greg Beck Oval.

Needing just 36 runs to claim a first innings win with six wickets in hand, Baxter went on to surpass their target on day two and get the points. They finished at 5/97.

Nick Baron did his best with ball in hand for the Redlegs, taking 3/22 off 14 overs.

Peninsula OB restarted at 6/77 on day two needing 3 runs to claim victory. Despite a shaky start on day one, they performed better on day two and didn’t lose a wicket before passing their target of 89. They finished all out for 114.

Adeel Hussain wreaked havoc on the tail end to finish at 7/35.

Sorrento came in for a second innings and finished at 1/14.

Despite starting at 4/16, Flinders worked their way back into the contest on day two against Pearcedale.

Flinders steadied the ship to end up surpassing their target of 86.

Blake Hogan-Keogh was best on ground, hitting 55 runs to end up the top scorer of the match by a fair distance.

Mornington worked hard at Lloyd Park against Langwarrin to claim a four wicket win.

Chasing 144, the Bulldogs lost their first wicket last week for just 2.

Things were steadier on day two for Mornington, who looked in control as they finished at 6/145.

PENINSULA

New heights: Baden Powell’s bowlers put the thumb screws on Moorooduc, restricting them to just 87. Picture: Andrew Hurst

CRIB Point have just held on to claim a win over Pines in their home clash.

Pines batted decently on day one to finish up all out for 153, off just 48 overs.

Set with a difficult target to chase, Crib Point started poorly and were left reeling at 3/22. Adam Keulen’s handy 45 helped his side push on, as they ended up claiming a narrow two wicket win.

Patrick Jackson tried his hardest with the ball, claiming seven of the eight wickets that fell.

Defending a total of 163, Baden Powell did well to restrict Moorooduc to just 87.

Opener Ben Williams top scored for Moorooduc with 20, as each batsmen failed to capitalise from their starts. They ended up all out well short of their target.

Taylor Harrison’s 4/9 helped to clean up the tail to close things out.

At Red Hill’s home ground, Long Island worked hard to reach a mammoth target of 235, but ultimately fell short.

Set with a task of chasing down the big goal, Long Island did well to get within 100 runs. They finished at 8/163 to close the day, not quite keeping the run rate where it needed to be for a result.

Andrew Mock took four wickets for Red Hill.

The final match of the weekend in Peninsula league cricket saw Somerville pumped by Main Ridge.

Main Ridge set a target of 277 for Somerville. They ended up over 200 runs short of that.

Somerville finished all out for 62 off 26 overs.

DISTRICT

A MASTERCLASS century from Nick Christides has helped Delacombe Park to a win over Mt Martha.

Chasing 159 to win, Delacombe Park struggled at times against a good team bowling performance from Mt Martha.

Christides was the hero, hitting nine fours and two sixes on his way to passing his century. They ended up at 5/181 off 39 overs.

Seaford would have fancied their chances of defending a total of 214 against Heatherhill on Saturday, but they were ultimately undone by a good team performance.

Declan Albert and Mathew Meagher both passed half centuries to reach 6/215 off 65 overs.

Seaford Tigers worked well as a team to surpass their target on the way to 6/151 against Carrum.

Ashley Mills came in late and proved damaging, scoring a handy 42 to put his side ahead. Opener Brayden Roscoe also played a helping hand to notch up 30 runs.

Rosebud and Hastings ended up playing to a draw in their two day clash. Hastings escaped on the final day by finishing at 9/132, well short of their target.

SUB DISTRICT

AT Skye Rec Reserve, Dromana declared just after passing their target of 95 against Skye.

Opener Adam Ciavarella batted beautifully to finish on 55 not out, getting the majority of his sides runs on the board.

Dromana were 9 wickets ahead when they declared, allowing Skye to come back in and bat much better than they did on day one. They finished at 1/72.

Michael Mandile was Skye’s best batsmen in their second innings, scoring 40 before being caught and bowled.

The Stonecats slaughtered Rye at RJ Rowley Reserve, easily maintaining their lead of 198 going into day two. Rye were thoroughly dismantled in their first innings, finishing all out for 54. Andrew Kitson took 5 wickets and conceded just 24 runs from 15 overs.

Rye were made to follow on and ended up on 1/28 at stumps, Kitson claiming one more scalp before the day was done.

Tyabb’s lowly score of 99 was not enough to hold off Tootgarook, who claimed a 7 wicket win at Bunguyan Reserve.

Tootgarook had little trouble reaching their target, passing it after just 30 overs of play.

A well taken score of 82 from Brenton Taylor helped Balnarring for a four wicket win over Boneo.

Carrum Downs will get back into action next week after a two week break.

First published in the Frankston Times – 17 December 2018

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