A MASSIVE century by Harley Peace-Stirling has secured an important win for Pines.
Sorrento set Pines a target of 113 to score to win. Pines looked shaky batting on day one, and finished up at 5/51 at stumps.
Pines looked much more comfortable on day two. On the back of a brilliant knock of 109 not out by Peace-Stirling, they easily surpassed their target.
Some excellent bowling saw Long Island get a win over Old Peninsula last Saturday.
Long Island were in a good position coming into day two – they scored 261 runs on day one.
A middle order collapse cost the Pirates the game. Tom La Brooy scored 41 runs batting at number four, but he got no help from his teammates.
Old Peninsula lost 5/22 in the middle order. They ended up all out for 115 after only 42 overs.
Matt Shimmell took La Brooy’s wicket and wiped out the tail end. He took 4/26 from 15 overs.
Baden Powell fell short at the finish line on Saturday. They were bowled out 14 runs short of their target by Red Hill.
Langwarrin’s day one total of 234 proved enough to beat Heatherhill at Lloyd Park last weekend.
JYE Voelkl starred on Saturday as his Dromana side defeated Seaford Tigers.
The Tigers were chasing 186 to win on Saturday. They faced an almighty obstacle in Voelkl, who took final figures of 8/35 from 21 overs.
A knock of 44 from 92 by skipper Brayden Roscoe was the Tigers’ best. They were bowled out for 118.
At Somerville Reserve, Somerville wrapped up an easy win over Mornington on Saturday.
Somerville reached their target with nine wickets to spare. They declared at 3/257 to get another shot at the Bulldogs’ batters.
Mornington held onto their wickets in their second innings, and finished day two at 3/28.
Moorooduc’s day one total of 241 was too much for Baxter to reach last weekend. Mt Eliza also won on Saturday, beating Rosebud by six wickets.
DELACOMBE Park have fallen agonisingly short of beating Main Ridge.
Main Ridge scored 135 on day one. Delacombe Park’s run chase got off to a bad start, and on day two they restarted from 3/21.
Delacombe Park looked better on day two, but none of their batters could convert their good starts into big scores. Bailey Daffy ended up top scoring with just 33.
A late knock of 20 by skipper Daniel Streker put Delacombe Park back in the hunt, but it wasn’t quite enough. Delacombe Park ended up bowled out for 130.
A 128 run opening stand helped Crib Point chase down a big total against Carrum last Saturday.
Carrum scored 253 on day one. Crib Point faced a tall task, but proved up for the fight.
Openers Jordan Lucy and Matthew Blake combined for 128 runs – Lucy ended up scoring 62 and Blake scored 89.
Crib Point worked hard and got the win with seven wickets to spare after 67 overs.
Seaford picked up an easy 110 run win over Flinders on Saturday.
RYE won with just one wicket left to spare in a thriller against Ballam Park last Saturday.
Ballam Park scored 204 runs on day one, setting Rye a difficult target to chase down. After a shaky start – Rye was 3/15 at one point – the chasing side made good progress on their target.
Calder McKenzie scored 62 from 62 balls to get his side back on track. His runs proved crucial, as Rye eventually got the win with just one wicket in hand.
A late innings of 15 from 85 balls by Jacob Long was also crucial.
Pearcedale narrowly avoided an outright loss at home last weekend. Tyabb got a win over Frankston YCW on their home deck, and Skye won a tight one against Tootgarook. Boneo had little trouble beating Hastings.