Hoppers in charge



DROMANA maintained its stranglehold on the MPCA Sub District competition with an effortless victory against Skye.

After rain effected all matches in Sub District last weekend, all matches were limited overs games on Saturday.

Skye batted first against the Hoppers on their home deck but could only manage 78 runs in 32 overs.

Young gun Jack Fowler was at it again for Dromana, snaring 5/14 from just six overs. He then went out and made an unbeaten 51 to absolutely tear the game apart.

Jye Voelkle was also very good for the Hoppers with 3/35 from eight overs and Craig Dunlop picked-up 2/13 from 10 overs.

Rob Gruar, as usual, top scored for Skye, this time with 17.

In reply, the Hoppers made the runs three wickets down and with 21 overs to spare.

Aaron Kaddatz scored an unbeaten 16 to go with Fowler’s half century.

Balnarring is just percentage outside of second place on the ladder after beating Tyabb by five wickets.

The Yabbies won the toss and batted first and made 9/121 with Michael Edwards again top scoring with an unbeaten 38. Nathan Hudgson hit 18 batting at 11.

Brenton Taylor was outstanding for the Saints with the ball, picking up 6/17 from 10 overs.

In reply, Balnarring scored 5/127 in 39 overs. Nathan Kleinig top scored with 38 and skipper David Ross scored 25.

Hastings sits in fourth place on the ladder after easily accounting for Ballam Park.

The Blues batted first and posted a healthy score of 7/166. Timmy Birch was the star yet again with 36. Keeper Jaysen Bradshaw was also significant in the win with an unbeaten 45, while Al Kristensen contributed 30 and Luke Hewitt 21.

In reply, the Knights were rolled for 116.

Hastings’ bowlers were superb. Mitch Floyd opened with 3/26, Liam Bradshaw snared 2/15 from eight overs, Hewitt picked-up 2/37 and Isuru Dias was back for his first game and took 2/26 from nine overs.

Rosebud maintained its position in the top four with a win against Frankston YCW.

Billy Quigley hit 39 and Jason Mathers contributed 20 in Rosebud’s modest total of 127 in 40 overs.

Andrew Kitson was superb for the Stonecats with 2/10 from 10 overs.

In reply, despite 53 from Jack Greenwood, the home side was rolled for just 120.

Jason Nagel was superb with 2/14 from 10 overs, while Scott Millar claimed 3/33 from 10 overs.

Tootgarook is in second place on the ladder after a strong performance against Carrum Downs.

Tootgarook batted first and made 7/176, before they were able to restrict the Cougars to 9/167 in its 40 overs.

First published in the Mornington News – 10 November 2015


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