LANGWARRIN has victory in their sights after a strong showing on the first day of their two-day clash with Red Hill.
Red Hill hosted Langwarrin on Saturday. The home side won the toss and chose to bat first.
Red Hill opener Riley Shaw was dismissed for just two runs to start their innings. They struggled to recapture momentum from there.
Captain Chris Weeks scored 34 from 63 to help salvage something for his side. Red Hill was eventually bowled out for 133 after 55 overs.
Matthew Prosser and Jackson Mockett did most of the work for Langwarrin with the ball, bowling 34 overs between them. Mockett posted figures of 3/40 and Prosser took 4/39.
Langwarrin made a good dent in their target before stumps. They will start on day two from 2/59 with Matthew Prosser and Trevor Johnston at the crease.
A good team performance has put Long Island in a good position against Heatherhill.
Long Island batted first on Saturday. Although no one batter made a massive total, they scored runs all the way down the batting order.
Long Island will attempt to defend a total of 232 this Saturday.
Half centuries from Rhys Elmi and Harry Maxwell helped Baden Powell to a healthy total of 215 against Sorrento on Saturday.
Sorrento batted for six overs before stumps. They managed to avoid losing a wicket, and will start day two on 0/6.
Pines will need to reach a target of 146 to beat Old Peninsula this Saturday. They scored 0/12 before stumps at Peninsula Grammar last weekend.
A FIVE-wicket haul from former Australian Test spinner Bryce McGain has put Mornington in the box seat for a win over Baxter.
Baxter batted first on Saturday at Alexandra Park. Their batters made a few good starts, but couldn’t convert their runs into big totals.
Baxter was bowled out for 149 from 58 overs.
The tail end dug in late, but McGain soon worked his way through it. He finished up with figures of 5/51 from 20 overs.
Mornington closed out the day with authority. They scored 2/90 before stumps – Shane Hockey remains at the crease unbeaten on 54.
Mornington will need to score just 60 runs to win this Saturday.
An unbeaten knock of 88 from Patrick Nagel helped Rosebud to a healthy total against Seaford Tigers last weekend.
After a scrappy start, Nagel came in at number seven and took control of the match. He also took a wicket before stumps to round out an excellent performance.
The Tigers will restart their innings at 1 / 3.
Mt Eliza set Moorooduc a target of 230 to chase down at Narambi Reserve last weekend. Dromana posted a massive total of 7/291 against Somerville.
A NEAR 200 run partnership between Scott Murray and Charlie Nunn helped Main Ridge score a massive total against Flinders last weekend.
Murray and Nunn combined for a 193-run stand. Murray was dismissed first for 94, and Nunn was eventually caught out for 115.
Main Ridge scored 9/308. Flinders face an almighty mountain to climb to get anything from the match.
Crib Point have put themselves in a good position for a home ground win. They need to score 109 more runs to beat Delacombe Park with nine wickets left in hand.
Crib Point bowled out Delacombe Park for 163. Matthew Blake took four wickets for the Magpies.
Carrum set Balnarring a target of 212 to score to win at Balnarring Reserve last weekend. Seaford closed out the round by scoring 262 against Carrum Downs.
THREE wickets from bowler Ezra Hughes may save a result for Ballam Park against Frankston YCW.
Ballam Park batted first on Saturday, but couldn’t make a huge impact on the scoreboard. They were eventually bowled out for 131 from 63 overs.
With 16 overs left to play for the day, Frankston YCW looked to make a dent in their target. Ezra Hughes did well to keep them at bay, and ended up taking an impressive 3/16 before stumps.
The Stonecats lost four wickets before the end of the day. They will need to score 101 runs this weekend with six wickets in hand.
At Truemans Road Reserve last weekend, Boneo posted a good total of 7/228 against Tootgarook.
Around the grounds, Skye was bowled out for 204 by Mt Martha. Mt Martha scored 1/22 before stumps. Pearcedale will start day two of their match from 1 / 8, chasing Tyabb’s total of 207.