MAIN Ridge had a good day in their first two day outing of the season, bowling out Pearcedale without much trouble.
Pearcedale were sent in to bat first at Ditterich Reserve, and struggled badly.
After not finding much luck with the bat early, a complete tail order collapse saw Pearcedale bowled out for 87. Each of Pearcedale’s bottom three batsmen were dismissed for a duck.
Main Ridge were able to bat 18 overs before stumps for the day, and ended up at 1/59. Michael Holmes impressed for Main Ridge, and ended up at 40 not out.
Red Hill played well through a rain interrupted day against Somerville, managing to put 168 runs on the board before the close of play.
Luke Jackson was the best performer for the Hillmen, scoring 61 before being caught and bowled by James Tierney. Pearcedale bowler Tierney posted impressive figures of 3/39 off his 20 overs.
A half century from Aaron Paxton helped Long Island to a decent score against Heatherhill.
Rain cut the day down to 40 overs, but Long Island didn’t waste time with bat in hand. They ended up at 3/136 at stumps.
Moorooduc performed well at home against Pines, batting for the whole day and setting their opponents a first innings target of 179 to chase down.
A STUNNING century from Billy Quigley has helped Rosebud set a mammoth total against Mt Martha at Olympic Park.
Quigley scored 118 runs, and formed a massive partnership with Ryan Godwin. The pair scored 135 runs between them.
On day two, Mt Martha will have to score 254 runs to get a result.
Dromana also had a great day at home against Carrum, setting 219 runs for victory.
Opener Adam Ciavarella and Ben Brittian each notched up half centuries for Dromana. Carrum bowler Shaun Foster took seven wickets but was expensive.
A half century from opening batsman Jonathan Guthrie has helped Delacombe Park to a defendable total of 190 in the first day of their clash against the Seaford Tigers.
Bowler Max Watters caused headaches for Delacombe Park batsman, as he took four wickets. Ashley Mills had a busy day in the field, and took three catches.
Crib Point had trouble against Hastings on Saturday, and ended up all out for 138.
Bowler Luke Hewitt was impressive for Hastings, posting eight maidens from his 14 overs. His economical bowling performance helped restrict Crib Point’s final total.
Hastings came in to bat for 14 overs before the close of play, and ended up at 0/44, in the box seat for a win on day two.
CARRUM Downs are inches away from wrapping up an impressive win over Rye in their first two day clash of the season.
Rye elected to bat first, but the decision didn’t pay off. They put just 99 runs on the board before being bowled out.
Shane Smith was a busy man for Carrum Downs, bowling just under 27 overs. He ended up with stunning figures of 7/38, including 11 maidens.
Carrum Downs stumbled out of the gates in their run chase and ended up at 2/18. They quickly corrected course though, and ended up in a strong position to finish the day. They need just nine more runs to grab the win on day two with seven wickets in hand.
It was the Dil Pageni show at Peninsula Reserve on Saturday, as the Seaford batsman posted a rapid century on a rain interrupted day of play.
Pageni scored 102 runs to help his side to a total of 0/124 at stumps.
At Bunguyan Reserve, Ballam Park had a good day against Tyabb.
Ballam Park were sent into bat first and did well. They were bowled out for 195 runs. A half century from opener Jay Yates proved important.
Tyabb managed to bat 11 overs before stumps, and made a decent dent in Ballam Park’s total. They finished they day at 0/34, in a good position to mount a competitive run chase this weekend.
Balnarring were dominant at home against Skye, all but securing a win after the first day of play.
Balnarring declared at 4/320. Batsman Tom Hilet scored 163 runs, the best knock of his career.
Skye batted 13 overs before stumps and closed the day at 2/10, a long way from victory.
Boneo chose to bat first at home in their clash against Tootgarook, and ended up at 9/142 at stumps.
Bowler Jacob long took a five wicket haul for Tootgarook.
DESPITE a tail order collapse, Mornington set a tough target for Flinders to chase down in the first day of their two day contest.
Mornington were setting a good pace, and looked in a brilliant position at 5/172. They ended up all out for 206, failing to go on to set a massive total but still in a good position to win.
Zac Garnet top scored for the Bulldogs, scoring 47 runs.
Flinders batted for 10 overs before stumps, and will start on day two from 2/38.
An impressive innings of 78 from opener Tom Hussey has put Langwarrin in a decent position against Sorrento at David Macfarlane Reserve.
Langwarrin ended the day at 8/170. Sorrento bowler Jake Wood played an important part for the Sharks, posting figures of 4/31. Wood bowled nine maidens for the day to help restrict Langwarrin’s total from becoming anything too difficult to chase down on day two.
Bad weather restricted play against Peninsula OB and Mt Eliza to just 35 overs for the day.
Old Boys chose to bat first, and put 3/102 on the board in tough conditions.
Tom Baron took all three wickets for Mt Eliza.
Baden Powell took on Baxter at home and chose to bat first. At stumps the scoreboard read 6/115.