PENINSULA Old Boys sit on top of the MPCA Provincial ladder after knocking over Long Island comfortably on Saturday.
Chasing 157 for victory, the Old Boys cruised past the total three wickets down and finished the day 6/212.
The Old Boys’ top order all pretty much got going except for skipper Matt Hyden who was caught behind off Jake Middleton for 16 after banging a four and six.
Dylan O’Malley scored 40 at the top of the batting line-up, Wade Pelzer opened with 33, Eivion Bowen hit 46 and Will Crowder continued his outstanding start to the season with his third straight half century, batting at five. Crowder has 168 runs for the season in three innings.
Simon Dignan was the most successful bowler for the Islanders with 2/39 from nine overs.
Crib Point moved inside of the top bracket after inflicting Rye’s second outright loss in just three matches on Saturday.
Magpies stalwart Glenn Barclay broke club records the week before with his destructing 9/24 off 18 overs, setting up the commanding win.
The Demons were already staring down the barrel after the first day’s play when they were all out for 67 in their first innings and two wickets down in their second, still 13 runs behind Crib Point’s quick fire 6/106.
There was no luck on day two for the Demons either. Rye made 126 in their second innings, Tom Baron top scoring with 65, while Harrison Wilson made 16 batting at nine.
With more than 60 overs to make more than 85 runs, the Magpies got there six wickets down.
Adam Keulen at the top of the order made 47.
There were some nervous moments for the Pies in the chase, losing five batsmen for less than 10 runs. Brad Davidson strode to the crease and took control.
Langwarrin and Somerville played out a draw in their one-day match on Saturday at Lloyd Park.
The Kangaroos batted first and mustered 182 in their 40 overs.
Jake Prosser top scored for the home side with an unbeaten 72 while club star Mal Coutts was back in the First XI and scored 33.
Kangas skipper Travis Campbell was the key to holding the powerful Somerville batting line-up to an equally 182. Campbell bowled 10 overs for just 19 runs.
Matt Prosser was also outstanding with 4/39 from seven overs after opening the batting with 26, while Jake Prosser also picked up a couple of valuable wickets.
Somerville was locked on 182, seven wickets down, after 40 overs.
The draw sees Somerville remain in second place on 32 points, four points behind Peninsula Old Boys, while Langwarrin is knocking on the door of the four with 20 points.
Mornington’s James Latham scored an unbeaten 101 and Brad McDonald hit 54 in their big win over fourth-placed Sorrento.
The Dogs finished at 6/201 after their 40 overs.
Sorrento recruits Bobby Wilson scored 52 and Ben Tracy 51 in the chase, however, the Sharks were bowled out for 167.
Nick Jewell, who has hit well over 200 runs this season, was run out for a duck.
Jack Heseltine picked-up 3/39 for the Dogs, while Michael Heib and Luke Popov snared two wickets each.
Mt Eliza successfully defended a 111 runs total against Baxter.
Resuming at 6/74, Baxter failed to get the total. Todd Quinn added four runs to his overnight total and Leigh Paterson added 15 (25). At one stage, Baxter looked the goods at 7/93.
However, they lost 3/2 to be all out for 95.
Mt Eliza batted again and finished at 4/157.
Pines picked-up the win against Moorooduc, winning by 45 runs.
Defending 187, Pines bowled out the Ducs for 142. Jarryd Bailey top scored for the Ducs with 29.
Craig Entwhistle was sensational with the rock for the Piners with 5/51 from 18 overs while the star that is Ricky Ramsdale picked-up 4/50 from 34 overs.