Boneo, Carrum Downs and Stonecats in last ditch fight



By Mr & Mrs IT Gully

FRANKSTON YCW, Carrum Downs and Boneo will be fighting it out for a spot in the Sub District finals this weekend in the final home and away game of the year.

The Stonecats tackle Balnarring at Balnarring this Saturday, a one-dayer. The Saints will be looking to make a statement this weekend.

Boneo and Carrum Downs have destiny in their own hands, playing each other at Thompson Oval. There will be no excuses for either side.

Fourth-placed Boneo could have sealed their fate on Saturday against Balnarring, however, fell agonisingly short, losing by two runs.

Saints’ skipper Mal Coutts was at his best, bowling 15.3 overs and finished with 5/22, including eight maidens.

Ryan Jellie and Stewart Mathieson were the ‘almost’ heroes for the Pandas, hitting 31 and 24 respectively. 

Frankston YCW kept its season alive beating Dromana by two runs with two wickets in hand.

The Stonecats resumed on day two at 1/33 and it was Levi McLoughlin-Dore with 43 runs and Nathan Swift with 22 that saw their team over the line.

YCW skipper Brett Hudgson hit a timely twelve runs to get his team over the line.

Zac Klan was the pick of the Dromana bowlers with 3/36.

As predicted last week Tootgarook defeated Ballam Park outright.

The Knights were bowled out for just 53 in their first innings before the Frogs belted 7/127 in their first innings before declaring.

The Knights then faced the final 16 overs of the day and resumed on Saturday at 1/24.

Ballam Park was then bowled out for 106 leaving Tootgarook 30 odd runs short of outright.  Travis French made light work of getting the total, hitting 32 in just 6 overs giving the Frogs the outright  win.

Last week we predicted that Tyabb needed to be at its best with the bat to chase down Carrum Downs. Our prediction was spot on.

Tyabb openers Nick Taranto blasted 100 while Aidan Pateman hit 56 which set the scene for the Yabbies to win with three balls to spare, scoring 3/225, an 18 run victory.

Carrum made light work of Skye.  Defending 180 Skye was bowled out for just 92.  Brett Moulten was the pick of the bowlers for the Lions with 5/30 off 13.5 overs.

First published in the Mornington News – 6 March 2018


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