Blues set up outright win



HASTINGS will be keen to pick up an outright win on the second day of its match against Carrum Downs in MPCA Sub District cricket.

The Blues bowled out the Cougars for just 62 runs in 27.3 overs on Saturday. Luke Hewitt set Thomas Barclay Oval alight with 6/22 from 13.3 overs, including seven maidens.

Mitch Floyd did the damage at the other end with 2/19 from eight overs.

Jordy Watters was the highest run scorer for the Cougars with 19, while David Dervan with 13 was the only on player to reach double figures.

In reply, the Blues are cruising at 4/153 after skipper Robbie Hearn opened with 89. Devlin Webb is unbeaten on 35.

Twelve wickets fell on the opening day of the match between Frankston YCW and Ballam Park.

The Knights’ bowlers did a good job with the ball to remove the Stonecats for 134, however, they are reeling at 2/20 in reply.

Jack Butland top scored for the Stonecats with 45 while Jack Greenwood hit 28.

David Cross was the best of the Knights’ bowlers with 4/29, while Zac Clements snared 3/6 from five overs.

Dromana has an achievable target to chase against Tootgarook, who made 186.

A handy 51 to Todd Harnett late on the day helped the Frogs to a competitive total. Jake Millar was also solid with 48. At one stage Tootgarook was 4/54 and 6/92 before Millar and Harnett put on 61.

Jye Voelkl was the standout bowler for the Hoppers with 5/33 from 16.2 overs.

Balnarring has some work to do with the bat after Carrum scored 256.

John Mitchell (36) and Hayden Moulton (41), opened with 77 while Josh Dent hit 68 before he was run out. Lachy Dobson also chipped in with 27 late in the day.

Geoff Bradshaw, Nathan Kleinig and Anthony Wilson all snared two wickets each for the Saints.

Skye is every chance to pick up an unlikely win against Tyabb, who were bowled out for 156.

The Yabbies struggled with the bat. Michael Edwards again got a start but couldn’t make the most of it, caught off the bowling of Jordan Keher for a team-high 36.

Ben Milano was sensational for Skye with 6/39 from 19 overs.

In reply, Skye is 1/15.

First published in the Mornington News – 29 November 2016


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