The Eagles in command

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PROVINCIAL

SORRENTO looks to be staring down the barrel of a significant loss to Somerville in MPCA Provincial cricket.

The Sorras seemed to give themselves every opportunity to pick up the four points after rolling the home side inside 50 overs.

However, the Eagles scored at almost four runs an over and were able to set the visitors a more than reasonable target of 197 to chase down.

Jack Barbour was the chief scorer for the Eagles with 44 while Brad Rossborough hit 26 and Craig Black 23.

Rob Parslow was the pick of the Sorrento bowlers with 4/33 from 18 overs, while Jayden Morgan claimed 3/31. The loss of AJ King was a telling factor.

With a further 30 overs to play for the afternoon and playing without Nick Jewell also, the Sorras were soon in all sorts of trouble with Corey Harris, Bobby Wilson and Jedd Falck back in the sheds before the score had hit 20.

Anthony Blackwell soon followed and at stumps, Sorrento was in genuine strife at 6/46.

Matty Roach carried on his sensational form for the Eagles, claiming 5/18 from 12 overs.

Baxter went from being in all kinds of trouble against Langwarrin to be in a strong position at the end of the day’s play.

Baxter won the toss and batted first and were up against it at 2/29 and then again at 5/59.

However, Chris Brittain picked up a half century (51) and Leigh Paterson again had a significant impact in the middle order when his side was struggling, scoring 51.

The home side set the Kangas 155.

Adam Campbell was the pick of the bowlers for the Kangas with 4/57 from 21 overs, while Nathan Volpe (3/33) and Matty Prosser (2/19) also played their roles.

In reply, the Kangas are in some real strife at 4/49.

Dale Irving caused the visitors all kinds of problems and ripped through the top order to finish the day with 3/10 from his nine overs.

Crib Point has already picked up a first innings victory against Mt Eliza.

The Mounties were bowled out for just 90 in 47.5 overs after Jacob Cook tore through the bottom order to claim 6/24. Glenn Barclay picked up 2/32 and Brad Davidson took 2/28.

Keith Biggs was the best of the Mt Eliza batsmen with 32.

In reply, the Magpies are 4/98, a lead of eight runs.

Matty Blake is not out 41 and Henry Dolphin is unbeaten at the other end.

One senses there is a still a lot of cricket left in this one.

Rye is in serious trouble yet again.

With two outright victories against them already and things already very embarassing for the proud club, Rye is staring down the barrel of a third against Long Island.

The Islanders went out on Saturday and played like it was a one day match. They blasted 6/240 in 46 overs with Justin Bridgeman getting 70 and Simon Dignan opening with 76.

Cooper Harris snared 4/71 from 13 overs for the Demons.

In reply, Rye was bowled out for just 49 in 28 overs. Matt Noldt top scored with 22.

Scott Phillips picked up 6/27 in 14 overs and Chris Hocking picked up a couple.

Facing the last six overs of the day, Rye lost Noldt and will resume on week two at 1/7.

Long Island will not need to bat a second time.

The match between Pines and Mornington appears as though it may go down to the wire.

Despite scoring just 135 in 67.4 overs, the Doggies did have the upper hand at stumps when they removed three of Pines’ top four batsmen for just 28 runs.

Earlier, Ricky Ramsdale took 4/42 and Pat Jackson and Luke Bartlett took two wickets each. Brad McDonald top scored for the Dogs with 24 while Luke Popov made 20.

Moorooduc and Peninsula Old Boys are locked in a battle also.

The Ducs made 171 with Sam Adams top scoring with 37 and Wade Pelzer being the unlikely hero with the ball for the Old Boys, taking 3/17.

In reply, the Old Boys are 1/17.

First published in the Mornington News – 17 November 2015

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