Blues in strife against Frogs



HASTINGS is on the verge of losing its round two match against Tootgarook in MPCA Sub District cricket.

The day started alright when the Blues won the toss and elected to bat in good conditions.

However, when skipper Robbie Hearn was dismissed for just one by AJ King, things didn’t get a lot better.

Jake Hewitt was superb again for the home side in the middle order with 48 while Ashley Coles hit a very timely 61 after scoring 84 in the Seconds the week before.

The Blues were eventually rolled for 164 in the 51st over.

Matt Whelan was the pick of the bowlers with 4/56 from 15 overs while Luke Thompson picked up 3/52.

In reply, the Frogs are cruising at 3/120 after Travis French blasted 91 to go with his half century in Round 1.

Tyabb has set Frankston YCW 186 for victory in their match at Peninsula Reserve.

The Yabbies were sent in to bat and started extremely well with Nick Taranto scoring 57, Aidan Pateman 38 and Michael Edwards 35.

Brett Hudgson was the best of the YCW bowlers with 5/46 from 20.2 overs.

In reply, the Yabbies struck early in the first five overs, knocking over Liam Greenwood and Michael Casey.

The Stonecats will resume at 2/6.

Carrum Downs will be chasing down 218 for victory when it resumes batting this Saturday against Balnarring.

The Cougars are travelling nicely at 2/57 with Mark Snelling on 26 after rolling the Saints for 217 in 53.4 overs.

Jayden Barker was the best of the Cougars’ bowlers with 5/67 while Mark Walles top scored for the Saints with 65.

Skye needs to produce something remarkable to beat Ballam Park.

Skye batted first and were bowled out for just 67, while the Knights responded with 5/175 at stumps.

Carrum has set Dromana 201 for victory.

Hayden Moulton was superb at the top of the innings for the Lions with 71, following his 41 in Round 1. He and Jon Mitchell (33) shared a 106 run opening stand.

Craig Dunlop was the best of the Hoppers’ bowlers with 4/53.

First published in the Mornington News – 18 October 2016