JUSTIN Grant was the star of the show for Old Peninsula on Saturday, scoring a century to get his side off to a great start against Langwarrin.
Old Peninsula batted for the whole afternoon on Saturday, the first day of a two-day match.
Opener Dylan O’Malley got his side started on the right foot. He smashed 82 runs before being dismissed.
Grant came in at number four and dominated. He scored 101 runs for his side, helping them to a final total of 8/318 at stumps.
Langwarrin has a big mountain to climb on day two to get a result.
At Ballam Park East, Long Island is in a good position to defeat Pines.
Pines were bowled out for 159 runs. Long Island made a dent in their target before stumps, finishing the day at 0/35.
Sorrento enjoyed a good day at the crease on Saturday. They hosted Red Hill, and finished the day at 9/231.
Baden Powell will start day two this Saturday at 0/40. They are chasing Baxter’s total of 194.
AN Adeel Hussain hat-trick has kept Heatherhill’s hopes of beating Flinders alive.
Flinders batted first on day one of their two-day match against Heatherhill. At 3/134 Flinders were flying, but a big collapse soon followed.
A Hussein hat-trick saw Flinders bowled out for 197. Hussein finished with excellent figures of 7/44 off 16 overs.
Heatherhill batted for seven overs before stumps. They start day two on 0/15.
A stunning unbeaten knock of 140 from Madushanka Perera was the highlight of day one play between Moorooduc and Dromana.
Moorooduc scored 9/236 on day one. Perera smashed 11 boundaries during his innings.
Mt Eliza’s run chase against Seaford Tigers is off to a bad start. The Tigers were bowled out on day one for 154. Mt Eliza came in to bat before stumps, but ended up losing a wicket without scoring.
Mornington face an uphill battle on day two of their match against Somerville. They will have to score 311 to win.
CARRUM Downs are in striking distance of a win against Hastings.
Hastings batted on day one of their match on Saturday. They were bowled out for just 112.
Carrum Downs came in to bat and finished the day at 1/47. Hastings will have to put on an excellent bowling performance to prevent defeat.
At RF Miles Reserve, Jake D’Atri and Shaun Foster combined for a partnership of nearly 200 runs last weekend.
The two Carrum batters were awesome against Seaford. Foster raised the bat for a century, scoring 111 runs, and D’Atri scored 92.
Carrum was bowled out for 279. Seaford will start day two from 0/15 with a lot of work to do.
Delacombe Park enjoyed a good day on their home deck on Saturday. They batted for the whole day, scoring 9/245. Opener Jonathan Guthrie top scored with 74.
TOOTGAROOK wrapped up a first innings win over Pearcedale on Saturday, and are in a good position to grab all the points.
Pearcedale was sent in to bat first at home. They struggled badly, ending up all out for 47. They lost their last five wickets for four runs.
Tootgarook came in to bat and soon surpassed their target. They went on to make 8/147 before declaring.
Pearcedale didn’t have much better luck in their second innings. They will restart on day two from 2/11.
Mt Martha put themselves in the box seat for a win with a strong bowling performance against Skye.
Batting first, Mt Martha scored 162 runs. Skye’s hopes of victory took a huge blow when they came in to bat before stumps. They finished the day at 4/24.
Tyabb will defend a total of 227 on day two of their matchup against Boneo. Rye scored 243 on day one of their match against Ballam Park, who will start day two at 1/12.
Balnarring are in with a chance of beating Frankston YCW. They will need to score 169 to win on day two.