Three Tons, a bag of 8 wickets, three bags of five and 2 outrights mark an amazing weekend
The first day of our match against Johnson Park saw us win the toss and bat and again we were in trouble very early on with the score at 5/88 wiht only Steve Moore having made any significant dent on the scoreboard with 32. Jake Evans then came to the crease and in signs that he is heading into great form batted throughout the day to make an outstanding 80. Jake was supported by Nick Whitty who is also in great form with a 37 and a lustily hit from Strahany of 27 at the end. Defending the score did not go too well at the start with JP getting away to a flyer. Enter Moorey and the spin twins and the brakes were put on quickly. Gradually the boys chipped away and delivered one of the best fielding performances of the season. There can be no doubt though that the highlight of the day was Steve Gannell taking a bag of 8 wickets for 63 runs off 29 overs and eventually that was the performance that got us the win and put us into the four.
The second XI won the toss and batted first. An opening stand of 123 was dominated by James Dobbie-Hayward who made 63. Brendan Heath then took over and simply dominated the match until he was out for a truly brilliant 163. The Huss also used the time at the crease to work back into form with a very well compiled 56. The boys ended up all out for 340. Defending the score did not end up as easily as hoped an JP eventually going all out for 283. Brant Kennedy took a bag of 5 with 5/51 off his 14 overs
The thirds travelled to Cathies Lane (also known as the potato chip ground because of its undulation) and made 7/215 with Dan Waters making 100 not out. In reply we bundled out Mt Gate twice to take the outright with Shane Cross taking 5/7 off 5 overs in the first innings and the wickets shared around the second innings.
The 4ths played at home against 2nd placed The Basin and bowled first. The innings was set up with an amazing spell of bowling from Jay Williams who took 5/10 off his 7 overs. The Basin ended up 7/128 in their first phase. In reply we made 2/112 at the end of our 1st phase. On the second day we ended up being set a target of 242 and unfortunately fell 17 runs short with Matt Anderson heading the scorecard with 42.
The U/13 Black team travelled up to Monbulk and have put in a good performance so far and the U/13 Yellow are really well placed against a strong Rowville side.
The U/11 team on the back oval had a great win.
The U/17 travelled to Eildon Park and bowled first. The bowling was very good and the fielding was even better restricing EOP to 5/43 off their 23 overs. Lachie Hughes blitzed in slips with 2 great catches and P2 pulled off two run outs. In reply we declared at 9/186 with Liam Hunt retiring on 100 n.o. We then bowled out EP with Stephen Capon taking 4/11 in a hostile spell. We asked EP to follow on and bundled them out for 33 with Sam Vance taking 3/13 and Liam Hunt taking 3/2 thus getting the outright points.
Liam Hunt coming off after reaching his ton. The Ringwood top is very noticeable as Liam starts his journey into Premier Cricket this coming week. We wish him all the best.