Peninsula Old Boys off to a flyer



PENINSULA Old Boys and Mt Eliza are the only undefeated teams in MPCA Provincial and stand alone at the top of the ladder.

At the other end, Crib Point and Pearcedale remain the only teams without a victory in the opening two games of the season.

POB has started its season in dominant fashion, belting Crib Point by nine wickets in the season’s second straight one-day fixture.

The Magpies batted first on their home deck and failed to make it to the end of its allotted 40 overs, bowled out in the 38th for just 103.

Jon Forrest was at his vintage best, snaring 3/13 from eight overs, while Eivion Bowen, Tom Shayler and James LaBrooy all finished with two wickets.

Neil Clark top scored for the Pies with 27.

In reply, devastating POB opening batsman Dylan O’Malley treated the Pies’ bowlers with contempt, blasting an unbeaten 71, which included nine boundaries and four sixes, as the vistitors hit the total in 13.2 overs.

Mt Eliza also picked up its second straight win, beating Sorrento at Emil Madsden Reserve.

The home team batted first and made 9/160 from its 40 overs, Keith Biggs top scoring with 42, while Chathupama Gunasinghe broke his Australian drought, claiming 3/45 for the Sorras.

In reply, Justin Grant stepped up to the plate with the ball for the Mounties, claiming 3/22 as his side rolled Sorrento for 147 in 37.2 overs. Corey Harris top scored for the visitors with 36.

Langwarrin beat Pearcedale to claim the Bushman’s Cup, winning by 13 runs.

Andy Johnson was the difference between the sides, opening with 89 for the Kangas, while Kaine Smith claimed 5/25 for the Dales.

Pearcedale was then bowled out for 162, Matt Campbell picking up 3/28 and Jake Prosser 3/51.

Mornington picked up its first win of the season, beating Baxter with three overs to spare.

Chris Brittain was claimed by Cameron Moon for six after scoring 100 in round one. Joe Rule top scored for Baxter with 44.

Mornington skipper Sam Weise then top scored as the Dogs cruised to the total five wickets down.

First published in the Mornington News – 17 October 2017


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