THINGS went absolutely as expected in MPCA Sub District Cricket on Saturday.
After the conclusion of day one it appeared that all matches would have a predictable outcome. For instance, Boneo was always going to be up against it to beat Dromana who had set them 271 runs for victory, they fell almost 100 runs short, bowled out in the 53rd over for just 177. Jye Voelkl took 4/69 off 17 overs for the Hoppers while Ryan Jellie scored 77 for the Pandas.
Skye was left with some work to do to chase down Carrum Down’s total of 9/253. It too fell 60 runs short thanks largely to the Cougar’s Jordy Watters who picked up 5/44.
Balnarring needed just 35 runs to beat Tyabb at the end of day one. They may have resumed at 5/80 but they were always going to pick up the required runs with five wickets in hand, they declared at 8/151.
Batting second against Tootgarook, Frankston YCW was always going to be up against it chasing down 205. Zac Stevenson was back in Frog colours after a stint at Rye and picked up 4/19 restricting YCW to just 152.
In the final match Ballam Park’s total of 157 was always going to be 60 shy of what was required against Carrum.
The Lions scored 234 in 67 overs, a victory of 77 runs.
Knight’s skipper David Cross was a stand out in the match taking 5/28.