A MATCH-winning century from Simon Dart proved the difference as Red Hill wrapped up a thrilling final over victory last weekend.
Red Hill played Baden Powell at Red Hill Recreation Reserve in one-day cricket. The visitors were sent in to bat first, and put 215 runs on the board.
A knock of 91 from 88 deliveries by Rhys Elmi was the highlight of Baden Powell’s innings. Opener Travis Kellerman also scored 66 from 87 before being dismissed by Dart.
After Red Hill fell to 2/33, Simon Dart came in and dominated. He scored an unbeaten 106 at a run a ball.
Time was working against Red Hill, but they managed to stay in contention. A late knock of 34 from 24 by Glenn Collett and a boundary by vice-captain Brent Martin helped drag them to victory.
Red Hill hit the winning runs with just one ball left to spare.
Langwarrin’s 168 runs proved enough to beat Heatherhill last weekend.
Heatherhill’s run chase got off to a poor start when opener Neil Barfuss was dismissed for a golden duck. The wickets of the top three batters were taken off the bowling of Trav Campbell.
After 40 overs Heatherhill ended up on 8/150.
Sorrento scored a 28 run win at home against Pines on Sunday. Old Peninsula were comfortable winners over Long Island.
BOBBY Wilson and Sam Fowler combined for a brilliant 206 run partnership last Sunday to help Dromana defeat Seaford Tigers.
Dromana batted first and set the Tigers a mammoth target to reach. Opener Sam Fowler scored 90 from 101 deliveries and first drop batter Wilson scored 124 from 98.
Dromana scored 259 from their 40 overs.
The Tigers were valiant in defeat. They managed to put 207 runs on the board, but were eventually bowled out.
Bobby Wilson backed up his batting with figures of 3/28.
Somerville were dominant nine-wicket victors over Mornington away from home last weekend. Moorooduc and Rosebud rounded out the winner’s list with victories over Baxter and Mt Eliza respectively.
A BRAVE knock of 91 by Blake Hogan-Keogh wasn’t quite enough for his Crib Point side to get the win over Carrum.
Carrum batted first on Sunday and made a big impact. Off the back of half-centuries from openers Josh Dent and Shaun Foster, Carrum went on to score 3/223.
Crib Point worked hard, but couldn’t complete the run chase. Blake Hogan-Keogh and Tyler Wilton did their best, but ended up falling 38 runs short.
Carrum Downs bowled brilliantly to defend a total of 158 on Sunday. The Cougars bowled Balnarring out for 92.
Around the grounds, Seaford were seven-wicket winners over Flinders at RF Miles Reserve and Main Ridge bested Delacombe Park at Ditterich Reserve.
RYE picked up a big win over Boneo last weekend.
Rye opener Nathan Hunt starred for his side, scoring 111 runs. He hit 15 boundaries – four of them sixes.
Rye went on to score 239 runs. They wrapped up the win by bowling Boneo out for 144.
Mt Martha took just 17 overs to chase down Frankston YCW’s target of 113 last weekend. Ballam Park also had little trouble chasing down Skye’s total of 127.
A 118-run partnership between Tootgarook batters Travis French and Matthew Whelan secured them a nine-wicket win over Tyabb.
Hastings beat Pearcedale by 53 runs away from home to close out the round.
THE final round of the home-and-away season in the women’s division will take place this Sunday.
After a one week break, Mt Eliza hosts Delacombe Park at Emil Madsen Reserve. Tyabb will host Rye and Flinders is set to play Seaford Tigers at BA Cairns Reserve.
Somerville and Balnarring will play home matches against Crib Point and Tooradin respectively.