Foon ton saves the Dogs



MORNINGTON star Matt Foon single-handedly has Sorrento in all sorts of bother after the opening day of round six in Mornington Peninsula Cricket Association Provincial cricket.

The Doggies batted first in ideal conditions after winning the toss but the top order collapsed and the visitors were quickly on the back foot at 3/17.

However, with his side in deep trouble, Foon strode to the crease and with the early support of keeper Charlie Parker, regained the ascendancy for their team.

Whilst Parker only contributed 36, he did help the score beyond 100 before departing.

Foon, however, took complete control, blasted 11 fours and a six and finished unbeaten on 116.

Nick Johnson was able to hang around long enough to help his teammate to the magical three figures, as the Dogs posted a competitive score of 206.

With plenty of overs left in the day (21), it was important for Sorrento to survive and try and gain the upper hand for day two. That didn’t happen.

The Sharks lost Kane Gordon (1), Tom Clarke (6) and Jedd Falck (0) to be 3/30 at stumps.

Mt Eliza has given Langwarrin some work to do on day two of their clash after scoring 207.

The Mounties batted first and a number of players got starts. Justin Grant top scored with 58, Tim Clarke hit 38 and Ben Tracy was run out for 35.

Matt Prosser was again the chief wicket-taker for the Kangas with 3/50 from 18 overs and Travis Campbell snared 2/33 from 13 overs.

Peninsula Old Boys have set Pearcedale a total of 217 for victory in their match at Tractor Park.

The Old Boys hit 8/216 in their 80 overs, Tom LaBrooy top scoring with 60, Dylan O’Malley hitting 39 and Hugh Peacock 38.

Pearcedale’s Chris Dew was the best of the Dales’ bowlers with 3/64 from 19.2 overs, while Shayne Gillings picked up 2/19 from nine overs.

First published in the Mornington News – 28 November 2017


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