CARRUM is in a world of pain as it enters the second day of its match against Flinders. After bowling out Flinders for 227, Carrum slumped, scoring an ordinary 4/29 after facing the final 14 overs of the day. Boom recruit and skipper Andy Johnson again failed with the bat, caught by Simon Parrott off the bowling of Matt Burns for a blob. Johnson has just 54 runs in four hits for the season.
Fellow recruit Jake D’Atri was also removed without troubling the scorers – his side was reeling when Shaun Foster – as usual – came to the rescue, hitting 18 runs to stop the carnage. Dwayne Field finished the day for the Sharks, bowling an impressive 2/0. Burns finished with 2/9.
Earlier in the day, the bottom order did the job for Flinders after they too found strife early at 5/47. Shane Beggs hit 49, Blake Hogan-Keogh 36 and Max Royal 47 to bring the home side 227 runs in 65.3 overs. Timmy Clements also scored a respectable 32. Liam Dobson was the best of the Carrum bowlers, with 4/51.
Mt Martha, despite scoring just 142 against Pearcedale, has a reasonable prospect of victory at the close of day one. The Reds batted first and made 142, with Jake Smart producing what we have come to expect with 71.
The talented Sam Frawley stepped up to the plate for the Panthers and picked up 5/23, while ‘Mr Consistent’ Shayne Gillings claimed 2/24. The Reds needed to produce something special with the ball, and they did. Curtis Stone claimed 2/6 from eight overs to have Pearcedale 4/39. Chris Dew and Gillings are the not-out batsmen, while Shane Maggs is not playing in this game.
Boneo has set Main Ridge a massive target of 294 for victory after making their highest score (8/293) for some time.
The Baden Powell juggernaut continues after the home side belted 7/314 against Delacombe Park. The Braves are sky high on confidence right now, and Tom Wood has been a sensation. He was right amongst the runs again on Saturday, scoring a clean century. It was his first three-figure performance for the year, having hit 78, 84, 7 and 79. Wood has 432 runs for the season, including 55 in the Jack Peacock Cup. Fellow opener Nathan Cassano was cruising to three figures too before being run out on 69. Rhys Elmi joined the action with 61, while Elias Carter was out in force with 45.
Red Hill is cruising to victory against the Seaford Tigers, who were rolled for 130. Glenn Collett headlined the Hillmen attack with 3/30, while Lincoln Toy claimed 3/30 to give him 13 wickets for the season. Mattty Meagher top-scored for the Tigers with 40 runs. In reply, the Hillmen are 0/59 from 22 overs.
Heatherhill has set Seaford a target of 176 for victory. The Hills batted first with Kristian Miller at it again, scoring 54. Christian Heath supported him well with 48, but Faisal Payenda was the pick of the Seaford bowlers with 4/45. Seaford is now 1/6.