SKYE’S season looks all but over in MPCA Sub District cricket. Playing against Balnarring, Skye bowled first and could only restrict the opposition to 270.
Leigh Smith was great with the ball, taking 5/70 for Skye, while Mark Walles was the best with the bat for Balnarring, scoring 77.
Brenton Taylor shared a 145-run partnership with Walles, reaching 73.
With 16 overs left to face on day, Skye lost 2/18 and will have to pull off a miracle this week to reel in the Balnarring total.
Frankston YCW needs to take 19 wickets on day two of its match against Carrum Downs this weekend.
The Stonecats are one of four teams pushing for a spot in the top bracket and need to try and get an outright win in this match.
They did the job with the bat, scoring 8/308 before declaring. Some might think they declared a little late.
Rob Bedford top scored with 51, Jack Greenwood hit 48, Jason Bedford 45 and Paul Bradley 44.
Chamara Perera was the pick of the Carrum Downs’ bowlers with 4/96.
In reply, the Cougars are 1/42.
Red Hill will try to defend 9/227 against Dromana.
Luke Toy top scored for the Hillmen with an unbeaten 61, while Rheede Hopgood (37) and Jamie McCall (30) contributed well to the scoreboard.
At one stage, the Hoppers had the Hillmen reeling at 3/37 and with Simon Dart back in the sheds.
Rosebud and Tootgarook are locked in a super battle.
With a win almost guaranteeing a place in the finals, this game is going to go down to the wire.
The Buds batted first on Saturday and managed 6/255. At one stage they were 3/37. Darren Kerr top scored with 67, Matty Maher hit 57 and Peter Doughty 55. Zac Stevenson and Matt Whelan each claimed two wickets.
The Tooters are going to have to produce something very special with the bat this week to win this one.