The Saints go marching on



BALNARRING’S dominant start to the season continued on Saturday against Frankston YCW in MPCA Sub-District.

The Saints have continued to march on, batting first and scoring 257 against last season’s grand finalists.

The visitors were shaky early, however 95 runs to Mark Walles and then some solid support to follow helped the Saints push 300.

Lachlan Barton scored 46 and Ben King 35 batting at seven and eight.

The Stonecats faced the final six overs of the day and finished at 1/24.

Tootgarook is in the box seat to beat Carrum.

The Lions batted first on Saturday and were rolled for just 102 in 72 overs.

Scott Sterling was superb for the Frogs with 5/22 from 21 overs while Jaryd Millington and Adam Taylor picked up a couple of wickets each.

In reply, the home side got away to a solid start, scoring 29 runs without the loss of a wicket in eight overs.

Tyabb should pick up victory against Skye.

Skye won the toss and batted first but lasted just 74 overs for 142 runs. Brodie Bennett was superb with the ball for the Yabbies with 5/47 from 25 overs. Matty Dimkos bowled just 1.1 overs but picked up 2/1.

In the chase, Tyabb will resume day two at 1/21 after Nick Taranto was dismissed for 12 just before stumps.

Carrum Downs has already won its match against Boneo on first innings.

The Pandas batted first on their home deck and were rolled for just 73 in 42 overs. David Dervan took 3/10 from 10 overs and Mick Flahive 3/11 from nine overs for the Cougars.

Carrum Downs lost its first two wickets for just 17 before getting it together and finishing the afternoon on 5/79.

Boneo will be looking at bowling-out Carrum Downs quickly on day two and giving themselves the opportunity to pull off an unlikely reverse-outright win.

Dromana’s Jack Fowler and Jedd Savage have a lot of responsibility on their shoulders as their side resumes at 3/15 against Ballam Park. Savage is unbeaten on six and Fowler is yet to get off the mark after their side lost the first three wickets after facing the final 15 overs of the day.

Earlier, Dromana’s bowlers had done the job for their team, rolling the Knights for 136.

Justin Moore top scored for the Knights with 39 while Zac Klan was the pick of the Dromana bowlers with 3/16 from 12 overs.

First published in the Mornington News – 31 October 2017


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