Long Island put Main Ridge to the sword

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PENINSULA

Struggle for runs: Pearcedale only managed 79 runs, a total easily passed by Langwarrin in their innings. Picture: Andrew Hurst

A RUTHLESS performance by Long Island has seen them dismiss Main Ridge for just 70 runs in the first day of their two day clash.

Main Ridge’s openers combined for just 12 runs, and their top scorer put only 16 runs on the board.

After 46 overs, Main Ridge were dismissed and were left with a lot of work to do with ball in hand.

Long Island came in to bat and finished at 4/97 at stumps, ensuring a first innings win. Pubudu Edirisinghe top scored for the day with 41 runs.

At Eric Bell Reserve, Pines played well as a team to set Red Hill a daunting target to chase down.

A final wicket partnership of 41 runs was especially helpful to the Pines, as they finished up the day on 233 runs. Damien Lawrence passed his half century.

Overport Park played host to Baden Powell and Crib Point, with Crib Point being sent in to bat first.

They struggled at times and ended up all out for 119 with 10 overs left to play for the day.

Taylor Harrison was Baden Powell’s best, putting on his best performance of the season and posting figures of 7/33 of 24 overs.

DISTRICTS

ROSEBUD have performed well to bat out the afternoon against Seaford at Kananook Reserve.

Jason Mathers was top scorer for Rosebud, scoring his highest total for the season with 51 runs batting at number 7.

They finished up at 8/213 at stumps, in a good position but having not scored at a quick enough rate to really punish their opposition.

At Ferrero Reserve, a good middle order stand has put Carrum in a decent position against Mt Martha.

Wylliam Stanway scored 66 runs, but his top order teammates and the tail both collapsed. Carrum ended up all out for 182 runs.

Mt Martha came in to bat 11 overs before the close of play, and will restart next week at 2/20.

Hastings played host to Delacombe Park on Saturday, won the toss, and chose to bat first.

They did well to bat out the afternoon, finishing at 8/209 at stumps. Malith Chathuranga passed 50 runs for the third time this season, scoring 66 not out batting at number 7.

Heatherhill set Seaford Tigers a target of 170 to chase down at Bruce Park.

Jye Thornell helped restrict Heatherhill to a tame total, posting his best ever bowling figures for the Tigers with 6/33.

The Tigers will restart day two at 1/10.

SUB DISTRICT

DROMANA fared well in their two day clash on Saturday, as they travelled to Boneo and elected to bat first.

Dromana were struggling badly at 4/24, until Kierran Voelkl came in at number 4 and saved the day. He scored a well earned century, ending up not out for 116.

Ben Bailey-Bridge also played an entertaining innings, hitting 10 boundaries and 2 sixes on his way to an innings of 74.

Their side finished at 7/236 at stumps.

Frankston YCW also played will  at home on Saturday to set Tootgarook a target of 250.

Carrum Downs have fancied their chances of getting a good result against Rye, choosing to declare after 61 overs.

Two Carrum Downs batsmen passed their half centuries as they finished up at 8/164 before sending Rye in to bat. Ryan Lynch scored his third consecutive score of over 50, this time being stumped before he could convert it into his first ton.

Rye got off to a poor start with bat in hand, and will have to fight their way back from 2/18 to get a win.

Balnarring’s middle order played well against Tyabb, as they posted a total of 184 off 78 overs.

Skye had a bye.

PROVINCIAL

MORNINGTON have played dominant cricket against Baxter, setting an absolutely mammoth total of 353 runs for their opponents to chase down.

First drop batsman Ben Clements was in unbelievable form, scoring 156 runs, his best ever total for Mornington. He has now passed 50 runs in 10 matches this season, and gone on to score a century in 3. He hit 19 boundaries.

Baxter will have a lot of work to do to secure any sort of result on day two.

Mt Eliza played host to Sorrento on Saturday, choosing to bat first and struggling.

Outside of middle order batsman Tim Strickland, few Mt Eliza players made much impact. They ended up all out for 118 off 58 overs.

In response, Sorrento started well and had gone 31 runs without loss of wicket, before things started to unravel.

Sorrento finished the day at 5/59 off their 21 overs, setting things up for a close finish.

Peninsula OB put together a decent first innings against Flinders, as they put 189 runs on the board before being bowled out.

Matthew Burns was pick of the bowlers for Flinders, taking 7 wickets for 64 runs.

In reply Flinders lost an opener for a duck, and will restart day two from 1/2.

Pearcedale struggled badly against Langwarrin, only scoring 79 runs before they were left all out. They lost their final wicket in only the 48th over.

In reply, Langwarrin secured a first innings win. They were at 4/100 at stumps.

First published in the Frankston Times – 11 February 2019

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