By Mr & Mrs IT Gully
SOMERVILLE is just 34 runs short of victory against Red Hill in MPCA Peninsula cricket after 16 wickets fell on the opening day.
The Eagles will resume this week at 6/65 chasing down Red Hill’s first innings total of 98.
Red Hill skipper Simon Dart was the only notable performer scoring 44.
Delacombe Park appears to be in the box seat against Pines on their home turf needing a further 151 runs for victory with 9 wickets in hand.
Pines batted first on Saturday with Ashley Hupe top scoring with 47 while Lai Leaunoa was next best with 37.
Ricky Ramsdale was sensational with the ball for the Parkers taking 5/46 off 29.5 overs, including ten maidens. The Parkers will have the full 80 overs to track down the total.
Moorooduc will need to be at its best with the bat this week in an effort to score the 217 required to beat Long Island.
Pathum De Mel took 3/29 for the Ducks while Reece Cordeux helped himself to 3/39.
The Ducks will resume this week at 0/2.
In the final match, Flinders has set Main Ridge 224 for victory.
A number of Sharks got starts, the pick of them being Shane Beggs with 33 and Brennan Gillies with 31.
Sam Lyons was the best of the Main Ridge bowlers with 4/63 from 24.5 overs.