PINES had to work for it but managed to score a win over Old Peninsula on day two of their clash at Peninsula Grammar.
Old Peninsula was bowled out for just 145 on day one, giving Pines an attractive target to chase down.
Pines struggled to take control of the game, and looked in trouble until Pat Jackson came in at number eight. Jackson scored an unbeaten 39 to get his side over the line.
Pines won with just two wickets to spare.
A brilliant century from captain Kristian Miller saw Heatherhill score a win over Long Island.
Heatherhill was faced with the tall task of chasing down 233 to win on day two. They proved up for the task.
Miller led from the front, scoring 101 runs from 163 deliveries. He smashed 12 fours and a six. Jake Theobald also contributed with an unbeaten knock of 49.
Heatherhill reached their target with six wickets left to spare after 73 overs.
Langwarrin comfortably beat Red Hill away from home on Saturday. Baden Powell rounded out the winner’s list with an 80 run victory over Sorrento.
SOMERVILLE fought valiantly, but couldn’t chase down Dromana’s massive target on Saturday.
Dromana scored 291 runs in an awesome day one display two weekends ago. On Saturday, Somerville did their best to keep pace.
Cam Sharpe was awesome for Somerville. He scored 85, but it wasn’t quite enough to get his side over the line.
After 76 overs Somerville was bowled out for 252.
Bobby Wilson did the damage late and wiped out the tail. He finished with 5/67 from his 21 overs.
At Narambi Reserve, Mt Eliza successfully defended their total of 230 against Moorooduc. At stumps, Moorooduc was 45 runs away from their target.
Mornington pushed hard for an outright win over Baxter last weekend. They declared at 7/294, but couldn’t bowl Baxter out again. Baxter batted out the day and finished at 7/140.
Rosebud were also winners on Saturday. They made quick work of Seaford Tigers.
A MIDDLE order collapse cost Carrum Downs a chance at beating Seaford last weekend.
Carrum Downs needed to score 263 to win on Saturday. At 3-119 they looked in a good spot, but the middle order lost momentum.
Carrum Downs was bowled out for 216 after 69 overs.
Number four batter James Abbotts scored a patient 70 to keep his side in the hunt. Opener James Quarmby also impressed with 48 runs from just 46 balls.
Jacob Foxwell was the pick of the bowlers for Seaford. He took 4/53 from 23 overs, and caught and bowled Jordan Watters to close the game out.
Main Ridge defended a total of 308 last Saturday – on day one Main Ridge batters Charlie Nunn and Scott Murray starred with scores of 115 and 94 respectively. They kept Flinders to 200 runs to win the game.
Crib Point and Balnarring secured comfortable wins over Delacombe Park and Carrum to close out the round.
PEARCEDALE won with just a wicket left to spare against Tyabb last weekend.
Tyabb played well on day one, and set Pearcedale a target of 208 to score to win. Pearcedale lost opener Nathan Prosser for just three, but soon corrected course.
Captain Joshua Swainston was the star for Pearcedale on day two. His unbeaten knock of 72 got his side over the line when they looked unlikely. They were 5-98 before he came in to bat.
Pearcedale hit the winning runs in their 89th over with only one wicket left to spare.
Hastings worked hard to score a four wicket win over Rye last weekend. Mt Martha, Boneo, and Frankston YCW were victors over Skye, Tootgarook, and Ballam Park respectively.