BAXTER overcame a first innings loss to grab an outright win against Sorrento on day two of their match on Saturday
On day one, Baxter succumbed to a brutal first innings defeat. They were bowled out for 63 in response to Sorrento’s 110.
Sorrento made a second innings total of 7/137. They then sent Baxter in to bat to close out day two, with the chasing side needing to score 186 to win.
Baxter were much better in their second innings. Opener Daniel Warwick got his side off to a strong start with a well-taken half century.
After losing three wickets for just four runs, Baxter began to struggle. Their middle order got things back on track.
With time ticking away and just two wickets to spare, Baxter dragged themselves over the line for a hard-fought victory. Leigh Stewart hit the winning runs.
Jake Wood was awesome for Sorrento. He took 5/59, backing up his day one figures of 8/16.
At Lloyd Park, Langwarrin wrapped up a good win over Pines, Langwarrin easily defended their day one total of 321.
Long Island and Old Peninsula rounded out the winner’s list with victories over Red Hill and Baden Powell respectively.
SEAFORD Tigers had to bowl well to claim victory over Mornington on Saturday.
The Tigers made 202 runs on day one. First drop batter Mackenzie Gardner was the star with a score of 92.
Mornington’s openers made a good start, but their run chase was threatened by a middle order collapse. They lost three batters in quick succession for scores of 4, 5, and 0.
Mornington put up a fight late, but the damage was already done. They were bowled out for 164, 39 runs short of victory.
Mark Carroll worked hard for the Tigers. He took 4/47 off 23 overs, bowling six maidens in the process.
Dromana scored 209 runs on day two of their clash with Mt Eliza, but it wasn’t enough to claim the win. Mt Eliza successfully defended their day one total of 301.
Somerville picked up a comfortable win over Flinders on Saturday, and Heatherhill defeated Moorooduc by 39 runs.
ROSEBUD got the better of Carrum in a competitive match on Saturday.
Rosebud came into day two having scored 202 on the opening day of the contest.
Carrum struggled to get any momentum going throughout the afternoon. At 4/69 they looked in deep trouble.
The middle order steadied things for Carrum, but time began to work against them too. Eventually more wickets started to fall.
When stumps was called, Carrum were still 39 runs short of the win with just a wicket to spare. Patrick Nagel and Jarrod Hicks took three wickets each for Rosebud on day two.
Carrum Downs picked up a win over Delacombe Park on Saturday – they reached their target of 120 with four wickets to spare. Main Ridge’s score of 120 was enough to beat Hastings on day two of their matchup.
Seaford closed out a comfortable win over Crib Point on Saturday by bowling their opponents out for 166.
RYE have held on for a tight win over Balnarring.
On day one, Rye was bowled out for 144 runs. Balnarring started day two on 2/24.
Rye had a difficult ask ahead of them, and proved up to it. They bowled Balnarring out for 118 to score a hard-fought win.
Rye bowler Waligama Palleguruge starred on day two. He took impressive figures of 5/28, and was instrumental to his side’s success.
At Bunguyan Reserve, Tyabb finished the job against Skye. Tyabb successfully chased down their target of 120, going on to make a final total of 9/181. Skye batted out the day and were much better, scoring 0/87.
Tootgarook picked up a 34 run home win over Frankston YCW on Saturday. Ballam Park defeated Pearcedale by 113 runs, and Mt Martha comfortably got the better of Boneo.