BALNARRING and Rye will face off in the MPCA Womens Grand Final this weekend.
Balnarring hosted Tooradin in the semi-final on Sunday. Balnarring batted first and put a huge total on the scoreboard.
An unbeaten century from Jemma Reynolds helped Balnarring reach a final total of 3/207.
Tooradin batted well but couldn’t maintain the run rate needed to win. They finished up at 5/132 after their 30 overs.
Rye and Somerville went down to the wire on Sunday in the other semi-final.
Rye batted first last weekend. They set Somerville a target of 106 to score to win.
Somerville kept touch with their opponents, but time began to work against them. They pushed hard but ended up falling four runs short – after 30 overs Somerville scored 5/102.
Ella Hilton’s bowling figures of 3/15 proved crucial for her side.
Balnarring and Rye will play in the season decider on 18 February.
MATTHEW Prosser starred on Saturday on day one of Langwarrin’s clash with Baden Powell.
Langwarrin hosted the match, and was sent in to bat first. Prosser opened and dominated.
Prosser batted all day, finishing up at 134 not out from 214 deliveries.
Jackson Mockett played an important supporting role. He scored 30 from 147 balls.
Langwarrin finished the day at 6/237.
Long Island had a good day at home against Sorrento last weekend. They scored 272 runs before stumps.
Red Hill are in a good position to beat Pines at Pat Rollo Reserve. They bowled Pines out for 185 on day one, and scored 1/32 in reply before the end of play.
MT Eliza bowled brilliantly to score a first innings win last weekend.
Mt Eliza played Seaford Tigers at Belvedere Reserve. The Tigers batted first, and were bowled out for just 78 after 58 overs.
Some aggressive batting saw Mt Eliza come away with the win on day one. They finished up at 3/97 at stumps.
Rosebud also wrapped up a first innings win over Baxter on Saturday. Rosebud was bowled out for 171, but Baxter was bowled out for just 50.
Moorooduc was dismissed for 145 by Somerville on Saturday. Somerville scored 2/59 in reply.
Dromana had a good day at home last weekend – Dromana bowled out Mornington for 144 and will start day two at 1/74.
CARRUM put together a big total against Carrum Downs on Saturday.
Carrum batted all day long on day one. Half-centuries from Jake D’atri and Liam Hulett helped them reach a final total of 212.
D’Atri scored 68 runs at a run a ball. He was supported by opener Gus Kennedy, who scored 27 from 175 deliveries. Kennedy carried his bat.
Flinders set Balnarring a target of 192 to chase down last weekend. Balnarring scored 31 runs without losing a wicket before stumps.
Seaford scored 241 against Delacombe Park on Saturday. Main Ridge scored 194 against Crib Point.
PEARCEDALE is in the box seat to beat Ballam Park.
Ballam Park batted first on Pearcedale’s home deck on Saturday. They were bowled out for 143 runs after 45 overs.
Pearcedale made a huge dent in their target before stumps. They will start day two from 3/84.
Frankston YCW amassed a large total against Boneo on Saturday. They scored 5/255 in their first innings.
Hastings had some difficulty against Tyabb last weekend – they were sent back to the sheds with just 115 runs on the board. Tyabb scored 37 runs before stumps without losing a wicket.
Skye needs to score just 89 runs with 10 wickets in hand to beat Rye this Saturday. Tootgarook will need to work harder – Mt Martha set them a target of 216 to chase down.