Gulls fall to Officer

TOORADIN suffered a six-wicket loss to Officer, allowing the Bullants a clear claim to third spot on the Premier division ladder.
Tooradin set a run chase of 189, and the score looked defensible early when Rick Holland took the first four wickets for just 66 to rattle the Officer line-up.
By tea, Officer had steadied to 4/99.
But no further wickets fell. Tooradin failed to break the match-winning partnership between Daniel Savage and Mick Torney and the Bullants declared at 4/205 from 60 overs.
Holland was the most successful bowler for Tooradin taking 4/31 from 14 overs.
Tooradin will have to regroup to win the next match.


Tooradin recorded a great win at Beaconsfield. Resuming at 1/9, Tooradin got off to a shaky start losing two wickets to be 3/31.
Justin Hinkley and Dene North formed a good partnership to take the score to 70 before Dene was run out for a well-made 24.
Justin was out not long after for a very good 32, with the score at 5/80.
At 6/100, Sam Clarke joined Kane Latham at the crease where they forged a partnership of 116 to see the total of 211 passed in the 73rd over.
Sam finished with a solid 61 not out while Kane Latham finished with a well-made 66. The innings was closed at 7/216 in the 74th over.

@BT Sub Sport Gaz:C GRADE

Tooradin recorded an easy win, passing Beaconsfield’s total of 241 only two wickets down.
Openers Peter Stone (47) and Brett Murray (63) set the trend with a 107-run opening stand, Murray in particularly good form.
With the fall of Murray’s wicket, Grant Kernot joined Stone to put on 59 for the second wicket.
Peter O’Hare (72 ret) and Kernot (60 ret) then made the required runs in a 96-run partnership before the two veterans retired together.
Josh Bruneau then took four quick wickets as Tooradin closed their innings at 6/275.

@BT Sub Sport Gaz:UNDER 15

Tooradin defeated Beaconsfield Tigers by 45 runs on the first innings.
Tooradin were sent in to bat and got away to a bright opening partnership of 28 before Mitch Dawkins was dismissed. Dylan Sutton batted very intelligently and retired on 25. Andrew Proctor made a quick 25 (two fours) and had a great partnership with Tim Lenders. Tim also retired on 25. Will McGindle (11 n.o) and Luke Adams 7 n.o. had a quick 15 run partnership. Tooradin ended at 3/123.
Tooradin then had the perfect start with Mitch Dawkins clean bowling the opening batsman’s middle stump with his first ball. He clean bowled the next two batsmen to finish with 3/4 (three overs). Will McGindle took 2/13 (three overs) clean bowling both batsmen. Young spinner Rohan Simpson took 1/8 and Cody Gramberg 2/7. With excellent run outs from Dylan Sutton and Tom Cam saw Beaconsfield dismissed for 78.

@BT Sub Sport Gaz:UNDER 13

Tooradin played Cardinia at home and had a great win by three runs in the last over of the day. Cardinia batted first and were 8/95 from their 25 overs. Best of the bowlers were Owen Johnstone 2/5 (four overs) who continued his good form he showed before Christmas. Rohan Simpson 2/11, Fraser Rendall 2/11, Jake Dean 1/7 and Tom Evans 1/8.
In reply, Tooradin got away to a bright start when both openers retired. Jake Dean (20) and Callum Underwood (20) were followed by Fraser Rendall (10). The end was very tight but a good partnership between Luke Adams (12) and Rohan Simpson 12 n.o. aided by Owen Johnstone 4 n.o. saw us get home in the final over of the day and end at 3/98.

@BT Sub Sport Gaz:UNDER 11

Tooradin played Devon Meadows and, although the Seagulls had several players away, had a good game. The team’s bowling was better than its batting with Alex Johnson, Jordon Stuart and Tristan Freeman all taking two wickets. Ned Harrison took one wicket and a great diving catch.
Next week’s match is against Cardinia at Tooradin.