Seagulls face big chase

TOORADIN faces a sizable 329 run chase for a win against Kooweerup in the final home-and-away Premier Division round of the season on day two next Saturday.
It is a must-win game for the Seagulls to have any chance of making the finals.
Kooweerup batted and scored aggressively to be dismissed in the 72nd.
Tooradin dropped a couple of catches that proved costly.
Kooweerup was well placed at 6/303 in the 63rd over.
However Steve Hamill and Brenton Adams managed to remove the tail. Steve finished with 5/66 (17 overs) and Brenton 4/67. Aaron Avery was the other wicket taker.
Tooradin was 0/6 from their five overs and will have to bat all day to win this game.


Tooradin played Cranbourne Meadows at home and was sent into bat.
After losing both openers with the score on 16, Michael Ralph and Matt Walker added 27.
Brendon Jones joined Walker and the two left-handers had a quick 49-run partnership with Matt showing a good return to form with 40.
Jones made 26, but unfortunately Tooradin lost three wickets with the score on 111.
It was up to skipper Ricky Holland and paceman Matt Finch to add some respectability to the score.
Their partnership yielded 72 runs with Holland making his highest score of 51 (three sixes and two fours). He was well supported by Finch who played well for 22.
Eventually Tooradin made 192 from 58 overs.
With 19 overs to bowl, the Seagulls had the opposition 2/15 with Holland and Finch both taking one wicket each.
Holland added a half-century to his impressive playing record for Tooradin in the WGCA.

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Tooradin played Devon Meadows, won the toss and sent it into bat.
Greg Bethune took the first wicket when the score was six, however the Meadows recovered before Darren Mantel took the next wicket with the score at 2/41.
Mantel then struck again in his next over to keep the pressure on.
Tooradin kept the wickets coming with tight bowling and fielding.
The Seagulls encountered some resistance from James Howard who made 36 before Brett Murray took his wicket. At the end of play they had restricted the opposition to 9/155 from 70 overs at Rutter Park.
Wickets were shared between Greg Bethune (2/20), Darren Mantel (2/29), Peter O’Hare (3/50) and Brett Murray (2/17).

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Cranbourne Meadows batted after winning the toss and at 1/99 was coasting at four runs per over.
The momentum swung Tooradin’s way with two wickets to James Brown.
Ross Simpson dismissed the dangerous Diss for a well made 53 and further wickets to captain Shane Somers and another to Simpson had the Rebels 6/116.
From this point they put value on their wickets and made the Seagulls work hard.
Ross Simpson finished with 3/45 and Daniel Quinn again bowled well without luck taking two wickets.
Tooradin finished the day on 0/4 after dismissing the top side for 224.

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Tooradin played Kooweerup at home, lost the toss and batted.
At the end of play the Seagulls had scored 6/134.
In a bright start Tooradin had an opening partnership of 26 before Mitch Dawkins went for 16.
Dylan Sutton continued to bat well and featured in a 53-run partnership with Andrew Proctor who produced his best innings of the season, including two fours in his score of 33.
Sutton retired on 41 and played some great drives and cuts.
Will McGindle made 14 not-out and helped the Seagulls’ score reach 134.

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Tooradin played Kilcunda-Bass and dismissed it for 84.
In a much-improved bowling effort the Seagulls had only 16 wides and no-balls, dismissing the opposition for 84.
Ray Abrehart had the best bowling figures with 3/6. He was well assisted by Owen Johnstone (1/13), John Couner (1/4) and Bailey Webb (1/4).
Mitch Simpson featured in a run-out.
In reply, Tooradin had a positive start in its run chase and was 0/20 from four overs with Luke Adams, nine not-out and Jake Dean, eight not-out.

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Tooradin hosted Kilcunda-Bass at Rutter Park and bowled first.
The Seagulls started well with Alex and Tristan both taking catches. Brad featured in another two run outs.
However the batsmen from Kilcunda-Bass scored well late in the innings.
Tooradin lost a few early wickets in the run chase.
Unfortunately the Seagulls had five run outs in their innings.
Michael Miller continued his good form with the bat.