OLD Peninsula are the premiers of the MPCA Provincial division.
Saturday’s Grand Final saw Old Peninsula take on Sorrento at Peninsula Grammar School.
Old Peninsula batted first on the day. They put together a strong innings, finishing up at 7/217.
Thomas La Brooy’s unbeaten score of 79 was his side’s best.
Sorrento were competitive, but ended up falling short of their target. They were bowled out for 180.
William Crowder was one of the difference makers. His five wicket haul (5/26) helped restrict Sorrento’s total.
Old Peninsula emerged triumphant by 37 runs, securing them the premiership.
A BRILLIANT bowling performance helped Pines clinch the MPCA Peninsula division title on Saturday.
Pines were sent in to bat first against Somerville at Eric Bell Reserve in the Grand Final. They had some difficulties at the crease, ending up all out for 158.
Somerville bowler Aaron Kaddatz was excellent. He posted figures of 5/26, which included the wickets of both opening batters.
Somerville couldn’t get any momentum going during their run chase. They started off poorly, with the scoreboard reading 4/38 at one point, and never recovered.
Despite a valiant late showing from batter Jack Kennedy, Somerville couldn’t get the job done. They were bowled out for 119, handing Pines the title.
DROMANA and Carrum Downs faced off in a thrilling Grand Final clash on Saturday.
Dromana batted first on their home deck. Their top order failed to put big scores on the board, but their middle order was in good form.
Jack Fowler came in at number five and lit the game up. His unbeaten 74 was by far his side’s best.
Fowler’s big score helped his side get to a final total of 7/165 from 40 overs.
Carrum Downs started their innings in a patient manner. Both openers dug in for a while, but cracks started to show once they were dismissed.
Losing opener Gordon Waterfall for just 17 was a blow for Carrum Downs. He has been excellent this season, finishing with four half-centuries to his name.
Despite their best efforts, time ended up working against Carrum Downs. Their 40 overs expired when they still needed 11 more runs to win.
They had to work for it, but Dromana successfully defended their total to claim the premiership.
SEAFORD defeated Tyabb on Saturday to get their hands on the Sub District division trophy.
The Grand Final was played at RF Miles Reserve. Seaford batted first, and looked in fine form.
Led by a half century from opener Aaron Bardwell, Seaford set Tyabb a target of 216 to win. Bardwell has found form at the right time – he has scored 61, 60, and 60 in his last three games.
Tyabb started well and at 0/55 they looked in with a chance. Their next three wickets fell for just two runs, stopping any momentum that was building in its tracks.
Tyabb couldn’t get their innings back up and running, and ended up all out for 151.
Seaford emerged as premiers with a 64 run win.