Stonecats back in



Frankston YCW has jumped back into the MPCA Sub District top four and given itself some breathing space after picking up an outright win against Ballam Park.

The Stonecats only made 123 in reply to Ballam Park’s first innings score of 58 on the first day of the match last week. However they went into Saturday staring at the outright win.

The Knights resumed at 4/34, still 31 behind with six wickets in hand. They finished with 165, giving the Stonecats plenty of work to do.

John Plakourakis top scored for the Knights with 79.

Andrew Kitson finished with 11 wickets for the match after picking up six in the first innings and five in the second dig.

Needing just over 100 runs to claim an outright, the Stonecats got there with three wickets in hand.

Things looked grim when they slumped to 6/65. However Kitson and Luke Hutchison got them over the line with some solid batting.

Tootgarook had no problems defending its 9/315 against Dromana.

The Frogs bowled out the Hoppers for 140 before sending them back in immediately in the hope of getting an outright win. The Hoppers hung on to finish at 3/35.

Corey DeBruyn was the best of Tootgarook’s bowlers with 4/51 while Zac Stevenson claimed 3/28.

Pearcedale got the job done against Carrum Downs and in doing so remained on top of the ladder.

The win also knocked the Cougars outside of the top four.

Resuming at 1/40, chasing Carrum Downs’ 105, the Panthers declared at 7/169 before having another crack at the visitors.

Brad Trotter top scored for the Panthers with 50. The Cougars finished the day at 7/105 and avoided the outright loss. Chris Dew snared 5/27 in the second innings.

Rosebud made light work of Balnarring and finished their season.

Chasing just 117 for victory, the Buds resumed at 1/16 and cruised all afternoon to finish with 7/169.

Tyabb went for the outright victory against Skye after making 8/299 in their first innings.

Skye was bowled out for just 55 in their first innings with Tyabb century maker Brodie Bennett claiming 3/8 and Jack Doman picking up 3/13 in his third senior match.

Skye hung on in their second innings, crawling to 1/49 before the match was called.


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