DELACOMBE Park closed their season with a thrilling win over Mt Eliza.
Mt Eliza scored 123 runs from their 30 overs. Ingrid Harvey top scored with 38 not out.
The wickets were shared evenly among the Delacombe Park bowlers. They would have to bat well to chase down their target and grab a win.
A brilliant 38 run ninth-wicket partnership between Trish Hawkins and Melissa Newham won the game for Delacombe Park. They hit the winning runs with an over and two wickets to spare.
Hawkins, who returned to the game after the scorching weather forced her from the field, top scored with a match-winning 46 not out.
Flinders rounded out their season with a win by chasing down Seaford Tigers’ total of 118.
Marlee Black’s unbeaten knock of 89 was the highlight of Somerville’s thumping victory over Crib Point on Sunday. Balnarring were also comprehensive winners over Tooradin.
PINES scraped over the line for a close win over Long Island last Saturday.
Long Island batted first and put 170 runs on the board. Skipper Aiden McKenna top scored with 69 from 80 deliveries, but he didn’t get much help from his teammates.
Billy Humphrey tore through the tail with three late wickets to restrict Long Island’s final total.
Pines struggled to reach their target, but managed to lock up the win with an over to spare. They had just two wickets left in hand.
Connor Jackson’s half-century helped Pines secure the points.
Baden Powell comfortably chased down Heatherhill’s total of 188 on Saturday. Sorrento and Old Peninsula Pirates successfully defended big totals against Langwarrin and Red Hill respectively.
Teams played again on Sunday – Baden Powell, Sorrento, Langwarrin, and Pines picked up wins.
MORNINGTON picked up a thrilling final over win over Rosebud on Saturday.
Rosebud, led by a brilliant 82 run knock from opener Jarrod Hicks, scored 183 runs on their home deck. An 86-run opening partnership between Zac Harnett and Shane Hockey got Mornington’s chase started on the right foot.
Wickets began to fall soon and time began working against the Bulldogs. They managed to hang in there and eventually hit the winning runs in the final over with just two wickets to spare.
Hockey’s 83 runs proved the difference on the day.
Mt Eliza picked up a tight win over Dromana on Saturday. Seaford Tigers beat Moorooduc and Somerville were winners against Baxter.
On Sunday, Mt Eliza were thirteen run winners over Mornington. Rosebud beat Morooduc, Somerville smashed Seaford Tigers, and Dromana got the better of Baxter.
SEAFORD played two close games last weekend, coming away with a win and a loss.
On Saturday, Seaford took on Carrum at Roy Dore Reserve. Carrum batted first and scored 171 runs.
Seaford’s run chase went down to the wire. At 9/148 they looked doomed, but some excellent late batting by Mitchell Anderson (31 from 30 deliveries) got them over the line.
Seaford ended up scraping over the line in the final over for a one-wicket win.
Unfortunately for Seaford, they couldn’t back up the win with another result on Sunday. They fell to Balnarring by just seven runs.
Balnarring also won on Saturday – they beat Main Ridge handily.
Crib Point were narrow two-wicket winners over Carrum Downs on Saturday. On Sunday the Magpies fell to defeat against Flinders.
Flinders’ win on Sunday was their second of the weekend. They beat Delacombe Park by seven wickets on Saturday.
Carrum rounded out the winner’s list on Sunday with an impressive win over Delacombe Park. They chased down 229 to win – Shaun Foster starred with 103 not out.
MT MARTHA secured back-to-back wins last weekend over Hastings and Skye respectively.
On Saturday, some brilliant bowling secured the win for Mt Martha. They bowled out Hastings for just 91 to defend a total of 116. Ben Stallworthy posted brilliant figures of 3/10.
On Sunday, Mt Martha chased down Skye’s total of 188 with eight wickets to spare.
Boneo also scored consecutive wins over the weekend. They smashed Skye on Saturday, and backed it up with a dominant win over Tootgarook on Sunday.
Pearcedale took just 18 overs to chase down Rye’s total of 115 on Saturday. On Sunday Pearcedale fell to Tyabb, and Rye bounced back with a win over Hastings.
Tootgarook and Tyabb rounded out the winner’s list on Saturday by beating Frankston YCW and Ballam Park respectively. On Sunday, YCW got the better of Ballam Park.