OLD Peninsula were crowned premiers on Sunday.
Old Peninsula claimed the crown after a convincing win over Langwarrin. The sides played a two-day match at Peninsula Grammar School last Saturday and Sunday.
On Saturday, Old Peninsula got the match started by choosing to bat first. They stayed at the crease for nearly the entire day, eventually being bowled out for 186 just before stumps.
A patient 41 from 122 deliveries by Thomas La Brooy steadied things for Old Peninsula when the game looked like it might be getting away from them. He top scored for his side.
On day two, Old Peninsula got the job done with a stellar bowling performance.
James La Brooy was the star on Sunday. He took 7/33 from 20 overs, helping restrict Langwarrin to a final total of just 88.
Old Peninsula won by 98 runs. They have been excellent all season, and their hard work paid off when they took out the MPCA’s top prize.
HEATHERHILL defeated Seaford Tigers in a Grand Final thriller last weekend.
The Tigers batted first on day one of the two-day battle. First drop batter Mackenzie Gardner starred – he scored 85 runs from 178 deliveries.
Shortly before stumps, the Tigers were bowled out for 182.
Heatherhill’s run chase was led by opener Matthew Bishop and number three batter Kristian Miller. Bishop scored 55 before being caught out, and Miller scored an unbeaten 75.
Miller nearly ran out of batting partners. Heatherhill lost 4/8 late in the day, but still managed to get over the line.
Heatherhill scored the win, and took out the premiership, with two wickets left to spare.
ROSEBUD have won the MPCA District division premiership after thumping Seaford at Olympic Park.
Rosebud chose to bat first on their home deck on Saturday. All of their batters made good starts, but none of them went on to make big scores. They ended up all out for 176, and would need to bowl well to secure the win.
Seaford batted on Sunday, and had a miserable time. Wickets fell freely throughout the afternoon, and Seaford were eventually bowled out for just 88.
Patrick Nagel posted a five-wicket haul. He received plenty of help from fellow bowler Jarrod Hicks, who took 4/19.
IT took Balnarring a little more than 30 overs to wrap up a win over Mt Martha in last weekend’s MPCA Sub District division Grand Final.
Mt Martha batted first in the season decider. They struggled badly, only managing to score 102 runs before being bowled out.
Patrick Nickeas was the pick of the bowlers for Balnarring. He took 4/19.
Balnarring made short work of their target. They chased it down in 31 overs with eight wickets left to spare.
Opener Luke Hewitt scored an unbeaten 47 to help his side claim premiership glory.