Parkers deal a massive blow

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DISTRICT
TOP-of-the-table Delacombe Park dealt third-placed Somerville a massive blow just three weeks out from MPCA District finals.

Playing on the small surrounds of Delacombe Park, the Eagles batted first and were humiliated.

At one stage early in their innings, the Eagles were reduced to 3/6. They then stumbled 6/35 before being dismissed for just 78 in 53.3 overs.

Sam Delaney scored more than half his team’s runs with 43. No other Somerville player scored double figures. The next best was Jack Barbour with nine runs. There were three ducks.

Chris Brittain snared 4/18 while Simon Dignan and Shane Deal each claimed two wickets.

In reply, the Parkers are cruising at 1/69, Nick Christides unbeaten on 60.

Pines will be looking for an outright win against Ballam Park and at the same time sure up a top-two spot on the ladder.

On Saturday, the Piners batted for just 33 overs before declaring their innings at 4/123.

Harley Peace-Stirling top scored with an unbeaten 39 and Brett Hudgson was not out 32 when the Piners declared.

Unfortunately for the Knights, they couldn’t survive the remainder of the day, bowled out in the last over for just 91.

No doubt the Knights will be sent back in this week before Pines tries to knock the runs over late in the day.

Carrum will be doing everything it can to avoid a disaster this week against Baden Powell.

The Braves made 222 batting first, with Josh Waldron top scoring with 83 and Sam Mullavey reaching 39.

Brett Moulton was the best of Carrum’s bowlers with 4/70, while Shaun Foster picked up 3/8.

In reply, the home side capitulated to be 4/17 at stumps. Nathan Rice took 3/5 for the Braves.

Main Ridge is in the box seat for a big win against Hastings.

A game outside the top four, the Ridge needs to win this match outright and hope that Seaford Tigers drop their game against Seaford this week, or their final game of the season against Pines.

The Ridge plays Ballam Park in the final game of the season. Pity for them it is a one dayer.

In this match, the Ridge bowled Hastings out for 132, with Scott Millar taking 6/50. In reply, Main Ridge is 1/92, Nick Gage unbeaten on 54.

Seaford Tigers look certain to win their match in the local derby against Seaford.

The Tigers bowled out their neighbour for just 172, Ash Mills claiming 4/28. Damien Lawrence played a sensational lone-hand for Seaford with 75.

In reply, the Tigers are 0/12.

In the final game, Boneo looks set to claim the points over Flinders.

Spencer Byatt top scored for the home team with 63 off 124 balls while Chris Jobling hit 44 of 66, including four sixes and two fours.

Despite not batting the entire 80 overs, Boneo made 208. Dwayne Field was the pick of the Flinders’ bowlers with 4/53.

In reply, Flinders is in some early trouble at 3/29. Jack Fowler bowled five of the final nine overs and finished with all three wicket while conceding 12 runs.

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