A MASSIVE opening stand between Dale Elmi and Luke Long has helped Baden Powell score an impressive win over Pines.
Baden Powell was sent in to bat first on Saturday at Pat Rollo Reserve. Elmi and Long were awesome, scoring 166 runs between them before the first wicket fell.
Dale Elmi fell agonisingly short of a century – he was dismissed first for 97. Soon after, Long managed to pass his century. He scored 103 before being caught out off the bowling of Ricky Ramsdale.
A tail order collapse prevented Baden Powell from scoring an enormous total. They lost 5-16 to close out their innings. They were bowled out for 265 runs.
Pines fought hard to chase their target and looked to score runs quickly. Openers Ricky Ramsdale and Nick Christides scored 51 from 44, and 44 from 28 deliveries respectively. Number four batter Billy Humphrey scored 62 from 54 balls.
Humphrey batted right up until the end, but didn’t get enough support from his partners to drag his side over the line. His wicket was the last to fall – Pines was bowled out for 203 from 33 overs.
At Ballam Park, Red Hill chased down a target of 180 to defeat Long Island. Sorrento also joined the winner’s list – the Sharks defeated Heatherhill by 63 runs.
MOOROODUC scored a narrow win over Dromana away from home last weekend.
Dromana batted first, and put a respectable total on the board. Led by a knock of 62 from first drop batter Bobby Wilson, Dromana scored 204 runs from their 40 overs.
Moorooduc chipped away at their target, but their innings failed to gain much momentum until skipper Benjamin Williams came in at number six.
Williams helped his side get over the line by scoring an unbeaten half-century. Moorooduc hit the winning runs with just one over left to play, and four wickets to spare.
Mt Eliza’s huge total of 273 was enough to see off a challenge from Baxter last weekend. Somerville successfully defended a total of 210 against Rosebud.
Seaford Tigers bowled out Mornington for 143 runs to secure a hard-fought win at Belvedere Reserve on Saturday.
BALNARRING fell to a devastatingly close defeat against Delacombe Park on Saturday.
Delacombe Park batted first, and scored 184 from their 40 overs. Nick Hammel top scored with 45 before he was bowled out by Rhys Weiser.
Balnarring opener Jackson Hannah got his side started on the right foot with a 58 run knock. He was caught out off the bowling of Daniel Streker, who went on to post impressive figures of 5/20 from his eight overs.
Middle order batter Charlie Robinson-Cay also played his part. He was run out for 66. Unfortunately for Balnarring, his efforts weren’t quite enough.
Balnarring was bowled out for 180, just five runs short of victory. They still had a little more than an over left to play.
Some excellent bowling scored Carrum a big win last weekend. Carrum bowled Main Ridge out for 85, which they chased down without much trouble.
Seaford bowled well to defend a total of 155 against Crib Point, and Carrum Downs rounded out the round with a good win over Flinders.
AN excellent knock of 91 by Shabaaz Alam helped Skye post a big total against Rye last weekend.
Skye were excellent with bat in hand. They scored 245 runs from their 40 overs.
Rye worked hard to stay in the contest, but two separate collapses put the game to bed. Rye lost 3-1 in the middle order, then lost 4-2 to close out the contest. Rye was bowled out for 170.
Raja Asim was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 4/31.
Pearcedale and Tyabb picked up six wicket wins over Ballam Park and Hastings respectively on Saturday.
Mt Martha successfully defended their total of 167 against Tootgarook. Boneo also scored a win last weekend, chasing down Frankston YCW’s total of 129 with eight wickets to spare.