Whelan dominates with ton



Picture: Rab Siddhi

Picture: Rab Siddhi

MPCA star Matthew Whelan was at his very best again on Saturday, scoring 128 as Tootgarook racked up 7/307 against Carrum.

The century takes Whelan to more than 200 runs for the season and maintains his status as the most dynamic and devastating player in MPCA Sub District cricket.

The Frogs got away to a sensational start though, which allowed Whelan to attack the game.

Travis French scored 57 and Corey DeBruyn 50 in an opening stand of 104 while Jake Millar hit 23 of the next 74 runs batting with Whelan.

Cory Foster was the best of the Carrum bowlers with 3/64 while skipper Jake D’Atri snared 2/81 from 28.5 overs.

Balnarring skipper Brent Murdoch was also at his vintage best on Saturday against Skye, hitting an unbeaten 105.

Nick Aldenhoven was also among the runs with 43, Nathan Kleinig hit 42 and Jackson Hannah helped himself to 40 as the saints racked up 6/294 in their full 80 overs.

Ballam Park will need to be at their best with the bat to score the 206 runs needed for victory against Dromana.

The Knights did reasonably well to keep the Hoppers to just over 200 in 80 overs. That was as a result of some sensational bowling from Zach Clements, who snared 6/26 from 12 overs, while skipper Stuart Plunkett did a power of work, bowling 33 overs for a return of 1/62.

Hastings’ star Luke Hewitt scored 81 after belting 10 fours and two sixes against Tyabb on Saturday.

Nathan Hunt scored 59 and Robbie Hearn opened with 30 as the Blues reached 277 in 78.2 overs.

Tyabb will resume at 0/5 after facing the final over of the day.

Frankston YCW has started well in its run chase of 208 against Carrum Downs.

The Cougars batted first with David Dervan hitting 84 in his second game, coming off 57 in round one. Ryan Lynch was next best with 36.

The Stonecats are 0/14 in reply after facing the final six overs of the day.

First published in the Mornington News – 15 November 2016


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