AN eight-wicket masterclass from Jake Wood was the difference between Baxter and Sorrento on Saturday.
Sorrento batted first at David Macfarlane Reserve on day one of the two day matchup. They struggled, only managing to score 110 from 45 overs before being sent back to the sheds.
Sorrento would have to be brilliant with the ball to prevent defeat. They proved more than up to the task.
Both of Baxter’s openers were sent packing for ducks, thanks to the excellent bowling of Jake Wood.
Wood rampaged through Baxter, going on to claim figures of 8/16 from 11 overs.
Baxter ended up all out for 63 off 22 overs, succumbing to a first innings loss on day one.
Sorrento put 0/28 on the board in their second innings before stumps was called.
A brilliant century from Ian Cockbain has put Langwarrin in the box seat for a win over Pines.
Cockbain smashed 179 runs. He hit a stunning 21 fours and 4 sixes.
Langwarrin finished the day at 7/321, giving Pines a mountain to climb on day two.
An unbeaten century from Tom Boxell helped Long Island to a day one total of 3/244 against Red Hill. Craig Entwhistle’s knock of 110 was Baden Powell’s best against Old Peninsula. Baden Powell scored 8/219 on day one.
IT was the Rashmika Opatha show at Dromana Reserve on Saturday.
The ground hosted Mt Eliza and Dromana. Mt Eliza batted first, and made a huge score.
Opatha was the star of the day. His 108 runs helped Mt Eliza reach a final day one total of 9/301.
Flinders’ run chase didn’t get off to a dream start on day one of their match against Somerville, but they are still in with a chance of victory.
Somerville scored 207 on day one. They were bowled out with 10 overs left to play in the day.
Flinders lost their first wicket without scoring a run, but soon got things back on track. They start day two on 1/26.
At Belvedere Reserve, Mornington will need to score 203 runs to beat Seaford Tigers on day two. Heatherhill set Moorooduc a target of 223 to chase down on day one of their matchup.
DELACOMBE Park are in the box seat to get a win over Carrum Downs.
Runs were hard to come by on day one of the match. Delacombe Park batted first on their home deck, and ended up all out for 120.
Carrum Downs didn’t capitalise on the opportunity they created. They finished the day at 4/45. A much better performance will be needed on day two to recover.
At Ditterich Reserve, some excellent bowling is keeping Hastings in contention for a win.
Hastings was bowled out for just 94 runs on day one of their match against Main Ridge. Samuel McWilliams tore through them, taking figures of 5/9.
Main Ridge had 27 overs to work with before stumps, but also struggled. They finished the day at 4/56.
Rosebud scored 202 runs against Carrum at Olympic Park on Saturday. Carrum will restart on day two from 1/8.
Seaford will defend a total of 248 on day two of their match with Crib Point.
SKYE is in huge danger of falling to defeat against Tyabb.
Skye was bowled out for just 120 on day one at Bunguyan Reserve. James Holland-Burch did the damage, taking 5/31 from 17 overs.
Tyabb batted for 27 overs before stumps. They made good progress, finishing the day at 3/78 with victory in their sights.
Ballam Park had a good day against Pearcedale on Saturday.
Batting first away from home, Ballam Park put 265 runs on the board. The damage would have been worse if not for the bowling efforts of Beau Scoble, who took five wickets.
Pearcedale will start day two from 1/26.
Mt Martha put 210 runs on the board against Boneo away from home on Saturday. Elsewhere, Rye was bowled out for 144 against Balnarring. Balnarring scored 2/24 in reply before the close of play.
On day two this weekend, Frankston YCW will need to score 196 to beat Tootgarook. YCW scored 1/28 before stumps on day one.