Knights facing an outright loss

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SUB-DISTRICT

By Mr & Mrs IT Gully

BALLAM Park is staring down the barrel of an outright defeat against Tootgarook in MPCA Sub District cricket.

The Knights batted first and lost their first six batsmen for less than fifteen runs between them.  Shannon Roberts proved to be the saviour for the Knights with 23.  Stephen Brain was clearly the Frog’s best bowler capturing 6/27 off 17 overs.

Tootgarook then went to town and in 27 overs rattled together 7/127, Tim Symons top scoring with 43 and Travis French hitting 42.

The Knights faced the final 16 overs of the day and will resume at 1/24, still 50 runs behind.

Whilst it may be too late for Frankston YCW to make finals, they are giving it a red-hot dip against Dromana.

Dromana batted first and was bowled out for 124 with YCW’s Levi Greenwood taking 3/19.

Dromana’s Jeff Bluhm top scored with 39.

In reply, the Stonecats, without Jason Bedford, are 1/33.

Boneo needs 117 runs with nine wickets in hand in their match at Boneo Reserve against Balnarring.

Lachlan Barton top scored for Balnarring after they won the toss and batted first scoring 40, while Nathan Kleinig was next best with 24.

Boneo skipper Leigh Janssen was unbelievable for his side picking up 8/52 off 29.2 overs.  Boneo will resume this week at 1/1.

Tyabb will need to be at its best this week with the bat to hunt down Carrum Downs’ total of 207.

The Yabbies have made a great start however and will resume this week at 0/33.  Kaden Latcham was solid with the ball for the Yabbies bowling 16 overs and finishing with 4/37.

In the final match, Carrum has set Skye 181 for victory. Corey Hand scored 50 and Dillan Steed hit 42 to help Carrum to 180 off 75.5 overs.  In reply, Skye is 0/13.

First published in the Mornington News – 27 February 2018

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