FOR the third week running, rain threatened to ruin a weekend of cricket on the Mornington Peninsula. Despite the bad weather, players reported to their grounds on Saturday to play at least a few overs.
AN excellent bowling performance secured Red Hill the victory last weekend.
Red Hill batted first on their home deck against Old Peninsula. They set their opponents a target of 141 to score to win the match.
A middle order knock of 32 from Brent Martin proved vital. He dug in after a top order collapse which saw Red Hill lose 5/27.
Old Peninsula struggled to make an impact with the bat. They ended up bowled out for just 99.
Martin impressed with the ball as well. He posted his side’s best figures of the match – 2/11 off seven overs.
All other matches in the Provincial division ended up abandoned due to bad weather on Saturday.
A STUNNING knock from opener Kierran Voelkl was the difference between Dromana and Heatherhill last Saturday.
Voelkl was awesome at the crease. He scored an unbeaten 98 for Dromana, helping his side reach a big total of 197.
Arthur McKenzie also contributed for Dromana. He scored 45 before being run out.
Heatherhill’s run chase got off to a disastrous start. They were struggling badly at 5/37 before the middle order steadied things.
Despite a good recovery Heatherhill ended up all out for 173, 25 short of victory. Dale Irving’s 3/12 off five overs gave Heatherhill headaches.
The match was the only one completed last weekend in the Peninsula division.
A CENTURY from opener Devlin Webb wasn’t enough for Hastings to get the win against Rosebud on Saturday.
Rosebud was sent in to bat first at Olympic Park, and they proved up to the task. The home side smashed 216 runs, with almost all of their batters making handy contributions.
Liam Collett top scored for Rosebud with a well-taken half century.
Hastings had a lot to do to catch up to their opponents. Webb was the standout, smashing 109 runs from 121 balls. Unfortunately for him he ran out of partners.
Hastings’ middle order collapsed. They were dismissed for scores of 6, 6, 3, 0, 2, and 3 respectively.
Webb’s efforts were valiant but they weren’t enough. Hastings ended up all out for 176.
At Kananook Reserve, Carrum was dismantled by Carrum Downs. Carrum was dismissed for just 62, falling 96 runs short of the win.
Crib Point and Main Ridge had their match abandoned. Seaford and Delacombe Park were able to play plenty of cricket, but the match was eventually called a draw.
TYABB snatched a narrow two-wicket win over Rye on Saturday.
Rye chose to bat first, and suffered some difficulties at the crease. None of their batsmen were able to make big scores, and they ended up finishing their innings at 9/120 after a reduced 35 overs.
Tyabb proved up to the challenge thanks to opener Nick Taranto. He scored 52 runs, which proved to be a match winning effort.
Tyabb battled with some tough weather conditions late, losing 5/11 before finally hitting the winning runs. They survived the late scare with two wickets in hand.
Balnarring joined the winner’s list on Saturday with a comprehensive victory over Tootgarook. Mt Martha also impressed with a dominant win over Pearcedale.
Skye were able to chase down a total of 132 to beat Frankston YCW, and Boneo chased down 105 to beat Ballam Park.