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SUB-DISTRICT

NEW Hastings coach Rob Hearn has had an immediate impact on his new club, helping the Blues to a round one Sub District win against Ballam Park.

The former Mornington and Crib Point opening bat scored 57 at the top of the innings as the Blues reeled in the Knights’ modest total of 130 off 39.3 overs.

Jake Hewitt didn’t have an issue swapping a footy premiership medallion for the whites, hitting 39.

Isuru Dias (3/20) and Mitch Floyd (2/16) opened the bowling and picked up five wickets between them in their 10 overs each.

David Cross top scored for the Knights with 61 after crossing from Moorabbin West in the off-season. Jason Riley was the best of the bowlers with 3/25.

Recently relegated Carrum got just the start it was looking for against Frankston YCW, winning by 19 runs.

Josh Dent top scored for the Lions with 73 while Hayden Moulton opened with 41 in the total of 5/199.

In reply, the Stonecats started well with Lai Leaunoa hitting 83 and Mathew Lane scoring 31 batting at three.

The Lions bowlers did a good job to keep things tight, Brett Moulton the pick of them with 3/38.

Dromana has recorded a monster win over Skye.

The Hoppers batted first and made 5/215, skipper Jack Fowler scoring 45 while recruits Adam Ciavarella hit 47 and Kieren Voelkl scored 65.

Adrian Gallagher picked up all four Dromana wickets for just 41 runs off 10 overs.

In reply, Skye was bowled out for just 77 in 29.1 overs.

Zacc Klan then went to work for the winners with the ball, claiming 4/14 from eight overs.

Brent Murdoch got Balnarring off to the perfect start with a game high 74 runs in its win against Tyabb.

The Saints won the toss and batted first but lost a couple of early wickets before Chris Murphy (26) and Murdoch came to the crease. They scored 6/161 off 40 overs.

In reply, the Yabbies were restricted to 9/122 from 40 overs. Nick Taranto backed up his 2/46 with the ball with a top score of 32.

In the final game, Tootgarook recorded an early win against Carrum Downs.

Mark Snelling scored 51 and David Dervan 57 for the Cougars after they were sent in to bat.

AJ King made an immediate impression for his new club with 2/33, while Matt Whelan claimed 2/34.

Carrum Downs made 5/147, which was never going to be enough.

In reply, Whelan blasted 63 and opener Travis French scored 59 to help the home side to 2/150 from 36 overs.

First published in the Mornington News – 11 October 2016

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