A BRILLIANT century from Alex Browne wasn’t enough to get Red Hill over the line against Sorrento on Saturday.
Red Hill came into day two needing to score 232 to win. Their run chase got off to a rough start when both openers fell for small totals.
First drop batter Browne took control of the match. He was in electrifying form – scoring 113 from 91 balls. He smashed 11 fours and 7 sixes.
Red Hill looked in a promising position at 2/135, but an awful collapse soon followed. They lost 5/30, letting any chance of a win slip from their grasp.
The tail end held up well, but couldn’t get the job done. Red Hill ended up bowled out for 209, 23 runs short of victory.
Leigh Janssen was the pick of the bowlers. He took 4/48 for Sorrento, including Browne’s wicket.
At Ballam Park East, Long Island picked up a win over Pines. Long Island chased down a target of 159 with three wickets to spare.
Baden Powell also picked up a win last weekend. They got the better of Baxter on the second day of their clash.
Langwarrin had a miserable day on Saturday. They needed to score 318 to beat Old Peninsula, but could only score 95 before being bowled out.
MT Eliza fell agonisingly short of victory on Saturday.
Mt Eliza played Seaford Tigers at Belvedere Reserve. The Tigers scored 154 on day one.
Day two started in disastrous fashion for Mt Eliza. They lost their first three batters for scores of 0, 2, and 1 respectively.
The middle order got things back on track, but none of their batters dug in to make a huge total.
At 9/114, Mt Eliza looked doomed. An excellent late showing from Tom Baron kept the door to victory open, but he couldn’t finish the job. Although he scored 29 not out, his side was bowled out for 149.
Seaford Tigers ended up winning by five runs.
A stunning batting partnership between Nathan Cassano and Matthew Bishop secured Heatherhill the win on Saturday.
Heatherhill came into day two of their clash against Flinders in the mood for runs. Their openers both scored centuries, leading their side to a dominant 10 wicket win.
The victors finished the day on a whopping 0/232.
Moorooduc picked up a good win at home against Dromana on Saturday. Somerville’s huge total of 310 was enough for them to take the points against Mornington.
CARRUM and Seaford went to a photo finish on day two of their clash on Saturday.
Carrum made 279 runs on day one, thanks to huge totals from Jake D’Atri and Shaun Foster.
Seaford opener Dil Pageni got his side started on the right foot with a brilliant knock. He scored 80 runs.
Number four batter Aaron Bardwell also did his best to get his side over the line. He made a half-century for Seaford.
With one wicket left to spare, Seaford needed 16 to win. Time was also working against them.
Carrum wrapped up the win by bowling out Seaford’s Sam Frawley. Seaford ended up all out for 275, just five runs short of victory.
Delacombe Park and Rosebud picked up comfortable wins over Crib Point and Main Ridge respectively on Saturday. Carrum Downs defeated Hastings by 33 runs.
TOOTGAROOK scored a big outright win over Pearcedale on Saturday.
Pearcedale’s first innings total of 47 put them on the back foot for the match. Tootgarook scored 147 in reply before declaring.
Day two saw Pearcedale put together a much better innings. They went on to make 160, thanks to a big score of 95 from Josh Swainston.
Tootgarook saw their chance at an outright win and took it. They finished the day on 3/64.
Ballam Park had a rough day at home on Saturday. They succumbed to defeat against Rye, who defended a first innings total of 243.
Balnarring picked up a hard-earned win over Frankston YCW on Saturday. They surpassed a target of 168 with four wickets to spare.
At Boneo Reserve, Tyabb were 79 run winners over Boneo. Mt Martha defeated Skye by just 11 runs.