LANGWARRIN picked up a good win last weekend in MPCA Women’s cricket, getting the better of Tootgarook.
Tootgarook won the coin toss and elected to bat. They put a total of 99 runs on the board from their 20 overs.
Langy’s run chase started well, with openers Kiah Laughlin-Glen and Brittany Partington both putting runs on the scoreboard.
Langwarrin hit the winning runs with six overs left to play and seven wickets left to spare.
Pines secured a win on Sunday on the road against Rye.
Rye struggled at the crease, only managing to put 56 runs on the board during their 20 overs. Pines got off to a shaky start, but a knock of 27 not out from Samantha Ryan got them back on track. Her innings helped Pines wrap up a three wicket win with five overs left to play.
Balnarring had a bye.
A MAN of the match performance from Matt Prosser got Langwarrin a win over Baxter last weekend.
Langwarrin chose to bat first on their home turf. They only managed to put together a total of 144 before being sent back to the sheds.
Prosser opened for Langy and top scored with 37 runs. His work for the day didn’t end there though.
Baxter struggled to put runs on the board and never built any momentum. They lost their last 5 wickets for only 18 runs, dooming them to a 41 run loss.
Prosser was excellent with the ball. His five wicket haul proved the difference between the two sides.
Baden Powell got the better of Old Peninsula on Saturday in a high scoring affair.
After winning the toss, Baden Powell elected to bat first. Thanks in part to an excellent knock of 84 by Rhys Elmi, Baden Powell set their opponents a formidable total of 226 to chase down.
Old Peninsula didn’t take defeat lying down. A well taken half century from first drop batter Wade Pelzer put them in contention.
Unfortunately for Old Peninsula, some struggles in the middle order cost them dearly. They ended up all out for 206, 21 runs short of victory.
Around the grounds, Mt Eliza comfortably defeated Red Hill at Red Hill Recreation Reserve, and Sorrento defeated Long Island by nine wickets at Ballam Park East.
A BRILLIANT knock of 93 not out from Leigh Lowry wasn’t enough for Somerville to defeat Seaford Tigers on Saturday.
Lowry was electric for Somerville, hitting 13 boundaries during his innings. Opener Brenton Alp also contributed, hitting eight boundaries on his way to a good score of 44.
Somerville finished their innings at 6/186, giving themselves a good shot at victory.
The Tigers’ run chase got off to a great start. They only lost one wicket for 76 runs to get things started.
Opener Brayden Roscoe and number four Luke Kranzbuhler were both in fine form. Both batters hit half centuries.
It came down to the wire, but the Tigers were able to wrap up the win in the final over. They had just two wickets left to spare.
In other Peninsula division matches Mornington defeated Rosebud by 43 runs, and Heatherhill chased down Moorooduc’s total of 172 with four wickets and one over to spare.
DELACOMBE Park and Hastings did battle in a tight contest on Saturday.
Batting first, Delacombe Park had mixed fortunes at the crease. Opener Ben Walker top scored with 37, while number four batter Joel Malcolm scored 30. Not many others made contributions and Delacombe Park finished their innings at 4/149.
Hastings got off to an excellent start thanks to opener Luke Hewitt. Hewitt scored 80 runs, putting his side in the box seat.
Just before Luke Hewitt’s wicket fell, Hastings were at 3/120. They lost their next seven wickets for just 11 runs, letting victory slip from their fingers.
Hastings ended up defeated by 18 runs.
Carrum also had a difficult day chasing Dromana. Carrum fell 37 runs short of their target when they were bowled out for 101.
Crib Point scored a good win at home against Carrum Downs, while Frankston YCW got the chocolates against Main Ridge at Peninsula Reserve.
PEARCEDALE’S total of 188 proved enough to defeat Skye last weekend.
The two sides faced off at Pearcedale Recreation Reserve. Pearcedale got off to a great start, with their openers combining for a partnership of 65.
Number three batter Blake Eklund was a highlight. His half century proved vital for his side.
Skye’s run chase didn’t get off to an ideal start. They lost both openers for four and two runs respectively.
Number three and five batters Jahanzaib Athar and Sibghat Ullah showed some resistance, but their efforts weren’t quite enough. Both batters were dismissed by Bradley Trotter shortly after reaching their half centuries.
Skye was bowled out for 153, 36 runs short of victory.
Rye fell short of their target of 146 against Balnarring at RJ Rowley Reserve, being bowled out for 108. Seaford had more luck in their match against Mt Martha, chasing down 113 to win.
Tyabb had little trouble defeating Boneo last weekend. Tootgarook also joined the winner’s circle with a well-earned 108 run triumph over Ballam Park.