AN impressive win on Sunday kept Langwarrin clear at the top of the MPCA Women’s division ladder.
Langwarrin took on Pines at Eric Bell Reserve. Pines batted first but struggled, only managing to score 36 runs from nine overs at the crease.
Kylie Walters did most of the damage for the visitors. She posted career best bowling figures of 5/11 from four overs.
Langwarrin chased down their target quickly, losing just one wicket along the way.
The other match for the round saw Balnarring take on Tootgarook.
Tootagrook’s batters had a hard time getting started. They were all sent back to the sheds for single digit scores, and the team was bowled out for 27.
Tara Quinn was the standout bowler. She tore through the tail, posting figures of 4/2 off four overs.
Balnarring reached their target with eight wickets left to spare.
Rye had a bye.
LANGWARRIN scored a great win on Saturday when they defeated ladder leaders Baden Powell.
After winning the toss, Baden Powell chose to bat first. They lost both openers early, but got back on track thanks to a big partnership between Coen Chernishoff and Rhys Elmi. They scored 52 and 87 not out respectively.
Baden Powell finished their innings at 4/169.
Langy lost a few early wickets before Chris Brittain took control of the match. The number four batter scored 70 not out.
Brittain’s big knock proved the difference as Langwarrin wrapped up a three wicket win with an over left to play.
Old Peninsula and Sorrento both cemented their spots in the top four with wins on the weekend.
Sorrento chased down Baxter’s score of 113, while Old Peninsula defeated Mt Eliza by 53 runs.
In the weekend’s final Provincial division match. Red Hill defeated Long Island by 14 runs.
PINES’ good season has continued with a win over Seaford Tigers
A big knock by Damien Lawrence got Pines off to a good start. His score of 76 helped Pines set the Tigers a tough target to chase down.
Seaford needed 170 to win. A few batters made good starts but none could convert them to big scores, dooming them to defeat.
The Tigers fell 38 runs short of victory.
The victory cements Pines’ place on top of the ladder. They are a game clear of second place.
Brenton Alp’s knock of 78 not out helped Somerville maintain their place inside the top four on Saturday.
Somerville got the better of Mornington. The Bulldogs set their opponents 142 to win, which they reached with eight wickets to spare.
Around the grounds, Heatherhill defeated Rosebud at Bruce Park and Moorooduc defeated Flinders at Moorooduc Recreation Reserve.
A GREAT score from Gordon Waterfall helped Carrum Downs get a win on the weekend.
Playing Main Ridge at Ditterich Reserve, Carrum Downs were excellent at the crease.
Chasing 142 to win, Carrum Downs were ruthless. They reached their target after only 18 overs, with nine wickets left to spare. Waterfall top scored with an impressive 87 not out.
The win helped keep Carrum Downs inside the top four.
Dromana and Delacombe Park are both equal on points on top of the table. They both scored wins on Saturday, with Dromana besting Hastings and Delacombe Park defeating Crib Point.
Carrum rounded out the winner’s list by beating Frankston YCW by nine wickets.
SEAFORD secured another big win this weekend, getting the better of Ballam ark.
Top of the ladder Seaford chose to bat first. They were excellent, putting a massive score of 231 on the board.
Ballam Park worked hard but couldn’t get close. They were bowled out for 165.
An unbeaten century from opener Chris Holcombe helped Mt Martha get a good win on Saturday.
Taking on Pearcedale away from home, Mt Martha were impressive. They set their opponents a target of 213 to win, then bowled well to defend it.
Pearcedale were bowled out for 142. Mitchel Darville cleaned up the tail end, posting figures of 3/3.
Elsewhere Tyabb easily defeated Rye, and Tootagrook smashed Balnarring by nine wickets. Boneo were bowled out for just 82 in their match against Skye, dooming them to defeat.