The Hillmen bounce back



Oops: Main Ridge were rolled for just 103 in their match against Red Hill. Picture: Rab Siddhi

Oops: Main Ridge were rolled for just 103 in their match against Red Hill. Picture: Rab Siddhi

RED Hill bounced back on the first day of its round five match against at Red Hill Reserve.

The Hillmen were less than average against Mt Martha in the last round, giving up top spot on the ladder, however, the home side hit back against the Ridge on Saturday.

Red Hill rolled the visitors for just 103, Lincoln Toy the destroyer with 4/12 from 10.3 overs, while Glenn Collett was at his best also with 2/31 from 20 overs. Simon Dart is always in the game and his 2/12 was important.

In reply, the HIllmen are cruising at 1/64, Dart unbeaten on 37 and Andrew Mock 19 not out.

Mt Martha continues its early-season domination, racking up 7/279 against Seaford Tigers.

Riley Shaw scored his second ton on the trot, eventually run out on 108 and scoring 100 against Red Hill.

Alex Mason was also solid at three with 47 and Brett Wilkinson scored 64 to help the Reds past 250.

The Tigers used seven bowlers, Luke Chevalier getting 2/31 and David James 2/38. Max Watters toiled hard for a return of 1/67 from 19 overs.

An 87 from Jon Guthrie flattered another inconsistent batting performance from Delacombe Park against Seaford.

Rob Fisher scored 39 and Craig Bright 28 for the home side, eventually helping the Parkers to 221 on a small deck.

Seaford is 1/23 in reply.

Boneo has started well in its run chase against Baden Powell.

The Braves batted first and made 242.

Justin Moore was one of seven bowlers used by skipper Leigh Janssen and he responded with 3/27. Janssen himself claimed 2/68 and Ryan Jellie picked up 2/25.

In reply, the Pandas are looking strong at 1/59, Chris Jobling not out on 29 and Moore unbeaten on 19.

Rye has already lost a wicket in its run chase against Flinders.

Flinders batted first and declared with eight overs left in the day at 9/226. Waide Symes was unbeaten on 58 and Dwayne Field was not out 22. Tim Clements was the only other player to get runs with 39.

Dean Collins and Matt Travena each picked up three wickets for the Demons.

Rye faced the final eight overs of the day and lost Beau Suffern. The Demons will resume at 1/11.

Rosebud has set Heatherhill 218 for victory in their match at Olympic Park.

Jason Mathers was the chief run scorer for the Buds with 59, while skipper Billy Quigley scored 34, Pete Doughty 34 and Brian Doughty hit 33.

Matty Meagher and Jason Hinde each claimed two wickets for the Hills.

First published in the Mornington News – 29 November 2016


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