NOTHING separated Pines and Tootgarook at the end of a thrilling match on Sunday.
Pines took to the crease first at Truemans Road Reserve. Their innings was elevated by Samantha Ryan, who led the charge with 65 runs.
Pines set Tootgarook a total of 115 runs to chase down.
Opener Ella Hilton put her best foot forward early on. Tootgarook’s run chase was helped by her knock of 51.
Tootgarook’s batters struggled to make much scoreboard impact, but errant bowling from Pines kept them in the contest.
The game went down to the final over. When stumps was called for the day Tootgarook was at 5/115. The two sides finished all square, with a tie the result.
Langwarrin had a bye.
BADEN Powell survived a late scare on Sunday to claim a win over Mt Eliza.
Batting first at Overport Park, Baden Powell put 178 runs on the board. Craig Entwistle was the side’s best performer, scoring 36.
Mt Eliza stumbled out of the gates during their run chase. They lost their first two wickets for just four runs.
The middle order got things back on track for Mt Eliza. Nick Strickland spent more than an hour at the crease on his way to a good score of 49.
As the afternoon went on, time and momentum began to work against Mt Eliza. They fell from 6/152 to 9/158 without much time left in the day.
Mt Eliza’s innings expired with the side at 9/169. They finished 10 runs short of victory.
Langwarrin and Long Island did battle in a tight one on Sunday, The game was decided with just one over left to play.
Long Island batted first. They finished at 9/155 thanks in part to a good knock of 61 from Zach Wilson.
Langwarrin lost both openers quickly, but got back in the hunt thanks to first drop batter Matt Prosser. The number three scored 83 runs.
Langy hit the winning runs with four wickets to spare and an over left to play.
In other matchups Red Hill bowled well to defeat Sorrento, and Old Peninsula comfortably defeated Baxter.
A CENTURY from Kane Hawkins was the highlight of the day when Flinders took on Somerville last weekend.
Flinders batted first after winning the toss. Hawkins opened and was in electric form.
14 boundaries, nine of them sixes, helped Hawkins reach a final score of 122. His mammoth effort helped Flinders set their opponents a target of 212 to win.
Somerville was competitive. First drop batter Leigh Lowry was their best performer with an 86 run innings.
Despite their efforts, Somerville fell short. After their 40 overs they finished at 9/182.
In a battle of first versus second, Pines defeated Heatherhill on Sunday.
Pines won by 48 runs. Their best batter was Harley Peace-Stirling with a score of 85 from 117 balls.
Seaford Tigers and Moorooduc also claimed wins. They defeated Mornington and Rosebud.
A HUGE opening stand helped Carrum wrap up an impressive win on Sunday.
Taking on Delacombe Park, Carrum needed to score 156 to win. Openers Shaun Foster and Mark Cooper proved more than up for the task.
Carrum’s openers combined for a partnership of 156 runs. Both ended up finishing the day on 74 not out.
Carrum won by 10 wickets. The victory helped consolidate their spot inside the top four.
Dromana scored another win on the weekend, leaving them top of the ladder at the end of the round.
Dromana comfortably defeated Main Ridge by 63 runs. The winners successfully defended 196 to claim the points.
Crib Point and Carrum Downs rounded out the winner’s list. Crib Point worked hard to defeat Hastings and Carrum Downs dominated Frankston YCW.
SKYE emerged victorious in their battle against top of the ladder Seaford last weekend.
Batting first, Seaford set their opponents a tough target to chase down. Seaford scored 207 runs.
Number three batter Ryan McQueen was Seaford’s best performer. He scored 90 runs.
Skye was up for the challenge. After losing an opener for a duck, they responded in the best way possible.
Opener Ishtiaq Ahmed and number three Jasmeet Virdi combined for a 178 run partnership. Their hard work helped Skye get the hard fought win with just three wickets left to spare and a little less than two overs left to play in the day.
In other matchups, Tyabb cemented their place inside the top four with a dominant win over Pearcedale. Balnarring defeated Boneo and Ballam Park won against Mt Martha. Tootgarook bested Rye.