Winning Saints stay at the top



BALNARRING remains at the top of the MPCA Sub District table after recording another easy victory on Saturday, this time against Boneo.

Both sides went into the clash undefeated but it was no contest on Saturday.

The Saints batted first and made a handy 8/187, Mark Walles top scoring with 65 and Pete Mereszko opening with 33 and Mitch Kleinig adding a valuable 28 at the end.

The Pandas used seven bowlers.

In reply, Boneo lost 4/15 to be in early trouble.

They never recovered, despite 34 runs from Ryan Jellie, eventually bowled out for just 83.

Ben King again did the damage with the ball for the Saints, picking up 3/12 from 5.3 overs, while Kleinig added 2/33 to his run tally.

Tyabb remains winless, beaten comfortably by Carrum Downs, who moved to third place on the ladder.

The Cougars batted first and made 197, thanks largely to skipper Ryan Lynch, who scored 53 and Nathan Lynch, who hit 37.

Nick Bradley was the best of Tyabb’s bowlers with 3/34.

In the chase, the Yabbies started well with Nick Taranto scoring 46 and James Holland-Burch 31, while Matt Dimkos scored 29.

However, David Dervan snared 3/18 off 7.3 overs and Ryan Lynch took 3/28 to roll the Yabbies for 156 in the 36th over.

Skye is also winless after three games, beaten by Carrum.

The Lions batted first and made a strong total of 6/211, Zach Dent scoring 63, Josh Dent 56 and Dale O’Neil 36.

In reply, Skye skipper Anthony Craddock did all that he could with 57 and Pat Beckham contributed 38, however, it wasn’t enough.

The visitors were restricted to 8/155 from its 40 overs.

Stirling Hollingsworth was the pick of the Carrum bowlers with 3/21 from eight overs.

Dromana shot to second place on the ladder after beating Frankston YCW.

Dromana sent YCW into bat first and they made a competitive 7/146. Dromana skipper Jack Fowler was the pick of the bowlers with 3/38.

In reply, Jedd Savage scored 51 and Blake Pappas 42 for the Hoppers to steer their side to victory with five overs and seven wickets in hand.

Tootgarook won its first game of the season, knocking over the previously undefeated Ballam Park.

The Tooters were sent in to bat and made a very modest 123 in just 36.1 overs.

Scott Sterling top scored with 44.

However, the Frogs’ bowler were able to defend the low total, rolling the Knights for just 76 in 33.2 overs.

Jacob Long was the best of the Tootgarook bowlers with 3/10 from six overs, including three maidens, while Adam Taylor snared 2/10, Corey DeBruyn 2/13 and Stephen Brain 2/27.

First published in the Mornington News – 24 October 2017


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