BALNARRING continued its superb form on Saturday on day one of MPCA Sub District cricket, scoring a massive 9/324 against Ballam Park.
Seasoned campaigner Pete Mereszko was the star of the show for the Saints, opening with 74, including 13 boundaries, while there was plenty of support throughout the afternoon from the rest of the line up.
Darrel Brown scored a half century (50), skipper Mal Coutts added 41, Mark Walles 39 and Nathan Kleinig 35 as the Saints marched past 300.
Ballam Park will need to produce something very special this week to win the match.
Tootgarook has left Dromana with plenty of work to do after scoring 9/247 on Saturday at Pier St.
Despite a superb 5/49 from 15 overs from Jack Fowler, the Frogs have given themselves the upper hand.
Dromana’s ‘lesser-likes’ need to make a contribution with the bat this week if they are to win.
Tyabb was solid with the bat against Carrum in their match at Roy Dore Reserve, scoring 7/246.
Jarrod White was exceptional for the Yabbies with 81, while Nick Taranto scored 42 and Matt Dimkos 45. Brodie Bennett was also solid with 37.
Jake D’Atri bowled 29 overs for the Lions and finished with 2/74 while Cory Foster and Deegan Vokes each picked up two wickets.
Frankston YCW has started well in its run chase against Carrum Downs.
The Cougars batted first and made 177, David Dervan again top scoring with 53 and Leon McConnell opening with 46.
The Stonecats faced the final eight overs of the day and will resume on day two at 0/25.
Patrick Beckham top scored with 78 for Skye in its match against Boneo.
Clint Donohue added 22 and Rob Gruar 21 to help Skye to 200.
Leigh Janssen was superb for the Pandas, bowling a whopping 40 overs and finishing with 6/71, including 18 maidens.