Kangas in the box seat



LANGWARRIN is in the box seat to win its match against Moorooduc in round five of MPCA Provincial cricket after having yet another good day in the field.

The Kangaroos fielding and bowling has been a key to them sitting in the top four and it was at the forefront of their performance again on Saturday.

The Ducs were bowled out for 155, Shamith Kannangara the top scorer with 38 after he was dropped on 30. Brett Wilson opened with 33 and David Greensmith put together 20.

The home side just couldn’t put together a partnership (highest was 24), losing wickets consistently throughout the innings.

All five Langwarrin bowlers picked up wickets, Matt Campbell the pick of them with 4/41, while skipper Trav Campbell snared 2/31 from 13 overs.

In reply, Langwarrin is looking strong at 1/65 with Simon McEvoy on 23 and Joel Bateman 22.

A top order collapse and some terrible mix ups running between wickets has Mornington on the back foot against Baxter.

The Doggies had four run outs in the innings and had only three players really contribute to the scoreboard.

Mornington lost their first three wickets cheaply before skipper Matt Foon once against restored some order.

Together with Charlie Parker, Foon helped to put on 100-plus runs. The skipper scoring 67 and Parker 64, while Brad Lynch played a significant role with 41.

However, four wickets for less than 10 runs didn’t help matters at the end of the innings.

Chris Brittain was the best of the Baxter bowlers with 4/29 from 8.4 overs, while Ben Brittain claimed 2/32.

Baxter is 0/16 in reply.

Peninsula Old Boys have set Pearcedale a healthy 267 for victory in their match at Peninsula School.

Keeper Wade Pelzer was again in the runs with 103, while skipper Matty Hyden scored 77 and Jon Forrest 35.

Kaine Smith was the best of the Panther’s bowlers with 5/83 off 21.2 overs, giving him 18 wickets for the season.

Sorrento is staring at a rare victory after bowling out Long Island for 158.

The Sharks haven’t been great with the bat either this season so one might suggest that this game is far from over.

Peter Connell top scored with 33 for the Islanders, Aaron Paxton hit 29 and Stuart Swift 26 to help the home team reach 158.

Rob Parslow was the best of the Sorrento bowlers with 3/32 from 20 overs, CJ King picked up 2/49 and Liam O’Conner snared 2/19.

In reply, Sorrento is 0/9.

Mt Eliza is just 39 runs away from victory after destroying Pines.

The Piners batted first and were rolled for 88, Ashley Hupe scoring 28 and Rhys Chalkley 21 at the top of the innings.

Nick Baron took 4/21 for the Mounties and skipper Justin Grant picked up 3/13 from 18.5 overs.

Mt Eliza is 2/50 in reply, Damien Kent not out on 29.

Somerville scored 232 in its match against Crib Point.

Sean Parker top scored for the Eagles at the top of the innings with 60, Brad Rossborough scored 48, as did Leigh Lowry and Jarryd Bailey was solid with 37.

Glenn Barclay was the pick of the bowlers with 3/90 from 30.3 overs.

First published in the Mornington News – 29 November 2016


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