OLD Peninsula fell just short of their target against Sorrento in a high scoring one-day thriller last Saturday.
Sorrento batted first, and put 213 runs on the bord. Opener Corey Harris top scored with 51 runs.
Old Peninsula struggled early during their run chase, falling to 2/16. Wade Pelzer came in at number three and grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck.
Pelzer put on a brilliant display. He smashed 112 runs before being caught out.
Unfortunately for Pelzer, he didn’t get much support from his teammates. Wickets fell around him for most of the afternoon. At 7/190 Pelzer was finally sent back to the sheds, and the rest of the side followed shortly afterwards.
Sorrento made quick work of the tail end. They bowled Old Peninsula out for 201, 13 runs short of victory.
Long Island picked up a good win on Saturday. They chased down Baden Powell’s total of 186 in the final over of the day.
Langwarrin were victorious in their one day match against Baxter last Saturday. They successfully defended their total of 185.
At Pat Rollo Reserve, Pines got the better of Red Hill.
SOMERVILLE scored a hard fought final over win against Moorooduc on Saturday.
Moorooduc set Somerville a target of 207 to score to win. Their innings was guided by an excellent partnership between Madushanka Perera, who scored 67 not out, and Dewayne Bowden, who scored 49.
Somerville lost two early wickets, but opener Brenton Alp steadied the ship. His knock of 80 kept his side in the hunt.
The game went down to the wire, but Somerville eventually hit the winning runs in the final over. They won with just three wickets to spare.
Dromana picked up a victory at home against Flinders last weekend.
Dromana set their opponents a target of 201 to chase down. Opener Sam Fowler was excellent, scoring 83 runs.
Sam Gove’s brilliant knock of 93 nearly got Flinders over the line, but his side fell just short. They ended up running out of time – at stumps they were just short of victory at 7/192.
Heatherhill bowled out Seaford Tigers to grab a win at Belvedere Reserve last weekend. Mornington also joined the winner’s list by beating Mt Eliza.
A TAIL end collapse has cost Main Ridge a win against Delacombe Park.
Delacombe Park batted first, and played well. They scored 218 runs – Daniel Streker top scored with 52 not out.
Main Ridge also put in a good performance with bat in hand for the majority of their innings. The runs were spread evenly across the top order, and at 6/191 they had victory in their sights.
With time beginning to work against them, the tail end faltered. Main Ridge collapsed, ending up all out for 212.
Ben Bradley-Bridge’s four wickets were crucial for Delacombe Park.
At RF Miles Reserve, the one day clash between Hastings and Seaford went down to the final over.
Hastings batted first, and scored 178 runs. Seaford chipped away at their target, but time was getting away from them.
With just three balls left to spare and two wickets in hand, Seaford dragged themselves over the line. Scott Manders’ unbeaten 65 proved to be the difference between the two sides.
Carrum Downs scored a win on Saturday, taking the points against Rosebud. Crib Point also picked up a good win against Carrum.
A PAIR of brilliant individual performances was the highlight of a high-scoring clash between Tootgarook and Balnarring on Saturday.
Tootgarook first drop batter Matthew Whelan was awesome. He blasted 15 boundaries, nine of them maximums, on his way to an unbeaten 121. His side scored 3/214 during their innings.
Balnarring wouldn’t take defeat lying down. Opener Luke Hewitt exerted his influence on that match, going on to score a century of his own.
Buoyed by Hewitt’s valiant effort, Balnarring got over the line. They won with seven wickets still left to spare, and six overs to play.
Tyabb hit the winning runs against Rye in the final over of the match last weekend.
The two sides played at Bunguyan Reserve. Rye batted first, and finished their 40 overs at 6/190.
Tyabb had to fight for it, but they managed to grab all the points. The runs were spread across the entire top order – Jarrod White top scored with 57 from 104 balls.
Tyabb wrapped up the win with just three deliveries left in the match.
Boneo defeated Ballam Park in a competitive match on Saturday. Pearcedale and Frankston YCW rounded out the winner’s list with good wins over Mt Martha and Skye respectively.