MOOROODUC have failed to make the most of a poor Long Island innings as the first two day clashes of the 2018/19 MPCA season took place.
Andrew Tweddle top scored for Long Island with a lowly score of 17, as Moorooduc bowler Reece Cordeaux starred by running through the top order and claiming figures of 4/23 with 7 maidens.
Long Island ended up all out for 75, but were let off the hook by a shaky Moorooduc, who lost their first two wickets for 4 runs.
Moorooduc finished the day at 5/98.
At Ditterich Reserve Crib Point were sent in to bat first by Main Ridge.
Losing the toss had no effect on Crib Point, who batted well to reach 8/190 at the close of play.
Jason Albress could hold his head high after a strong performance with ball in hand, claiming 4/63.
Red Hill put in a good performance against Somerville to reach a strong total of 184.
Tail end batsman Jamie McCall put in a big shift, with 44 runs to his name.
The final Peninsula match featured Pines and Baden Powell.
Pines won the toss and chose to bat first, and their top order performed valiantly.
Ashley Hupe scored a well taken half century, as the Pines ended up all out for a well taken 221.
Baden Powell finished at 0/7 at the end of play.
ROY Dore Reserve played host to a District clash between Carrum and Rosebud this Saturday.
Rosebud batted first and struggled at times, with Billy Quigley top scoring with a handy 48 runs.
They finished all out for 145 off 73 overs.
Carrum faced 7 overs before the end of play, finishing at 0/8.
Delacombe Park played brilliantly at home to post a massive total against Seaford Tigers.
Steven Anderson scored a career best 111 runs, including two sixes, to help his side to a huge total of 235.
Seaford Tigers will return to their innings at 0/2.
Seaford took on Hastings and posted a small total of 81 off just 47 overs before their 10 wickets fell.
Hastings punished Seaford for their struggles, and ended the day with a whopping 1/130.
Robert Hearn will continue his innings next weekend from 55 not out.
Heatherhill won the toss and chose to bat first against Mt Martha, and posted a handy first innings total of 145.
Mt Martha lost an early wicket to go 1/0, before steadying to finish the day at 1/16.
A MAMMOTH total of 112 from Balnarring batsman Brenton Taylor has helped his side to a final tally of 212 from 73 overs against Tootgarook.
Tootgarook lost an early wicket and finished up at 1/14.
Tyabb were no match for Carrum Downs, who put together a great team performance to post a total of 8/250 at the end of play. Three Carrum Downs batmen posted totals of over 40, with Ryan Lynch top scoring with 61.
The Yabbies have a huge task ahead of them to stay in touch,
Dromana Reserve played host to Dromana and Rye on Saturday, as the home side was sent in to bat first.
Mark Whitehead scored a handy 48, but his middle order collapsed around him.
Dromana finished all out for 125, to which Rye answered with 2/42 before the close of play.
Boneo had a bye.
A STUNNING middle order performance from Baxter has guided them to a stunning total of 6/318 against Sorrento at David Macfarlane Reserve.
105 not out from Daniel Warwick and a well taken 70 from Chris Brittain guided them to their monstrous total.
The Sharks now face a big task to chase Baxter down.
Langwarrin performed brilliant away from home against the Peninsula Old Boys, as they won the toss and chose to bat first,
Matt Prosser fell agonisingly short of a century when he was dismissed for 96, but there was still plenty to smile about as his side finished the day at 9/295.
Travis Campbell also performed well with a good score of 70.
Mornington performed better with their home ground advantage, as they put Pearcedale to work with an impressive batting display.
Ben Clements continued his brilliant start to the year, claiming his second century in the last week before being run out for 105.
Mornington finished at 8/276 at the end of 80 overs.
Mt Eliza also performed well to survive 80 overs, as they finished their innings against Flinders at 8/203.
Two half centuries from middle order batsmen saved Mt Eliza from a tougher battle.
Dwayne Field was the pick of the bowlers for Flinders, claiming figures of 5/82.