RYE avoided a reverse outright attempt by Seaford to win its first game of the season in MPCA District cricket.
Resuming at 5/111 on day two of the match and chasing Seaford’s first innings total of 74, Rye was eventually bowled out for 150, giving them a 76-run first innings lead.
Seaford was always going to go for a reverse outright and scored 7/214 in 38 overs before sending Rye back into bat. Faisal Payenda smashed 92 and Chris Cleef hit 63 in Seaford’s second innings.
Just needing to bat out the remainder of the day, Rye was able to hang on and finished at 6/51 to claim victory.
Unfortunately for Boneo, which is also winless for the season and fighting relegation, it was unable to take advantage of its upper hand at the close of the opening day against Delacombe Park.
Boneo bowled out Delacombe Park for 132 on the opening day of the match and resumed day two at 1/12.
However, 1/12 quickly became 3/29 and then 5/39. Boneo was eventually bowled out for 86.
Stuey Peck top-scored for the Pandas with 24, while Delacombe skipper Ricky Ramsdale dominated with the ball, taking 5/30 from 24.3 overs. Andrew Stapleton also played a major role for the Parkers, claiming 3/21 from 17 overs.
Boneo is now alone at the bottom of the table.
Rosebud somehow successfully defended its shocking score of 113 against Seaford Tigers, winning by 11 runs.
The Buds batted 66 overs for 113 last week before rolling the Tigers for just 102. David James top-scored for the Tigers with 49.
The master who is Jason Nagel was superb once again for the Buds, picking up 6/46 from 24 overs.
Rosebud was 5/56 in its second innings before play came to an end.
Baden Powell recorded a fantastic victory against Mt Martha.
The Reds were in early trouble against the Braves, resuming at 3/32, chasing Baden Powell’s first innings total of 165.
Things didn’t get much better for Mt Martha, bowled out for just 66 with Brett Wilkinson top scoring with 14.
Michael Ballard was on fire for the Braves with 6/20 from 15.5 overs.
Main Ridge skipper Gareth Wyatt turned back the clock and scored 131 for his side to help them to victory against Flinders.
On a week where it was announced that former Victorian Sheffield Shield player and Sorrento coach Nick Jewell had signed with the club for two years from next season, the Ridge were up and about on Saturday.
Chasing 128 for victory, the Ridge resumed at 3/32 with Shaun Foster on 41. He finished with 70 while Wyatt dominated at the other end. Sam Lyons provided wonderful support also with a fine 64.
Main Ridge finished at 8/291. Matty Burns was the pick of the Sharks’ bowlers with 3/26 from 15 overs.
Red Hill recorded an easy victory against Heatherhill.
Defending 201, Red Hill had its opponent 2/17 overnight. The Hills were eventually rolled for just 106 with Brett Maxwell top scoring with 28.
Simon Dart collected 4/16 for the Hills off eight overs and Glenn Collett helped himself to 4/53 from 18 overs.