LONG Island took out the win in a thriller against Baxter on Saturday.
Coming into day two of their match, Long Island was defending a total of 298. Baxter’s first wicket fell early, but they soon got things back on track.
First drop batter Mitchell Harvey contributed 45 runs to the run chase. Middle order batter Dananjaya Fernando scored 59.
Baxter chipped away at their target, but Long Island kept on the pressure. At 8/222 it looked like Long Island would get over the line fairly comfortably.
A spirited showing from the tail end nearly won the game for Baxter. Max Cavanagh and Josh Mack combined for 60 runs, but it wasn’t quite enough to get the win.
Baxter was bowled out for 291, eight runs short of victory.
Old Peninsula and Pines also went to a close finish on Saturday.
Old Peninsula was bowled out for just 158 on Saturday. Pines’ run chase got off to a difficult start – they were left struggling at 3/20.
Things steadied for Pines, but a collapse soon followed. They lost 5/12 in a short period, and couldn’t bounce back.
Pines ended up bowled out for 145. They lost by 13 runs.
Baden Powell easily defended their total of 333 against Sorrento at Overport Park. Red Hill also picked up a good win over Langwarrin.
A SEVEN-wicket haul from Michael Whincup helped Moorooduc pick up a victory over Mt Eliza on Saturday.
Moorooduc scored 9/263 on day one at Emil Madsen Reserve. They defended their total thanks to some excellent bowling.
Whincup tore through Mt Eliza’s middle order. He finished with figures of 7/49 from 22 overs. The six maidens he bowled also helped.
Mt Eliza ended up all out for 152. Scott Tansley top scored for them with 38.
Mornington wrapped up a win at home on Saturday against Dromana. They chased down 193 to win, with batter Mitchell Goddard scoring an unbeaten 85.
Seaford Tigers and Heatherhill won comfortably against Flinders and Somerville respectively.
A STUNNING collapse has cost Hastings points against Delacombe Park.
Delacombe Park was bowled out for 122 on day one. Hastings chased down that total thanks to a huge knock by Thomas Finn. His unbeaten 87 scored his side a first innings win.
Hastings was bowled out for 156 on day two. Delacombe Park came in to bat again and hit big, scoring 156 runs of their own from 36 overs before declaring.
Delacombe Park would have to bowl brilliantly to salvage anything from the match. They were up for the challenge.
Hastings lost both openers for small totals, but Finn once again corrected the course. His dismissal was the beginning of the end.
Finn was caught out for 18. What followed was carnage. Hastings lost 8/12, ending up all out for only 45 runs.
The collapse cost Hastings the second innings. After a poor first innings showing, Delacombe Park came away from the game with plenty to smile about.
Rosebud wrapped up a hard-fought win over Crib Point on Saturday. Carrum Downs defeated Seaford, and Carrum defeated Main Ridge by four wickets.
TOOTGAROOK have scored an outright win over Rye.
After bowling Rye out for just 51 on day one, Tootgarook quickly wrapped up a first innings victory. They declared at 8/121 with their sights set on an outright victory.
Rye performed a little better in their second innings, but still struggled. They were bowled out for 100 after 49 overs.
Tootgarook finished the job without much hassle. They surpassed their target in seven overs with nine wickets to spare.
Skye also celebrated an outright win on Saturday. They defeated Pearcedale.
Skye were first innings winners on day one. They declared as soon as they reached their first innings target of 105.
Pearcedale struggled again on day two. They were bowled out for 89 runs.
Ishtiaq Ahmed did the damage for Skye in the second innings. His five-wicket haul kept Pearcedale to a low total.
Skye didn’t do it convincingly, but still managed to reach their target. They won outright with three wickets to spare.
In the other two-day matches last weekend Ballam Park defeated Tyabb, Balnarring thumped Mt Martha, and Frankston YCW got the better of Boneo.