A SUPERB innings of 88 not out from Emerald batsman Andrew Alenson guided the Bombers to the competitive score of 9/219 in their B-grade match against Beaconsfield at Lakeside Oval on Saturday.
Alenson’s patient innings provided the foundation for his side’s total, with Beaconsfield under-17 bowler Nick Bruneau performing superbly to take 4/24 from seven overs.
Cardinia was dismissed for 158 from 51 overs in its rain-interrupted match against PUT at E. Gunton Oval, with the Bulls succumbing to the excellent bowling of Nicholas Sleep and Tyson Carey who each took three wickets.
For Cardinia, only opening batsman Alex Nooy offered any resistance with the bat, with the under-15 batsman scoring 37 runs for his side.
Kooweerup appears to be in a winning position in its match against Clyde, after the Cougars were dismissed for just 145 before the Demons reached 0/29 in reply at stumps.
Michael Glasscock was the hero for the Demons, taking 5/14 from 10.1 superb overs, with Thomas Sinnema the only Clyde batsman to offer any real resistance, scoring 46 runs.
There was no play in the match between Upper Beaconsfield and Merinda Park.
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A magnificent century of 182 runs from Catani batsman Damien Bounden saw the Blues post the massive total of 7/342 in their match against Pakenham.
Bounden’s innings was superb, blasting 15 boundaries on the way to his second century of the season.
Robert Coupe provided solid support with 52 runs, while Pakenham under-17 bowler Nick Verleg toiled hard to take three wickets for the Lions.
Devon Meadows reached 9/155 in its match against Tooradin, with number-three batsman Arthur Churchill’s half-century being the only real highlight for the Panthers.
Tooradin’s Peter O’Hare again showed his talents with the ball to take 3/50 from 24 fantastic overs.
A 289-run third-wicket partnership between Officer batsmen Tony Smith and Kevin Quinn saw the Bullants post 3/399 in their match against Beaconsfield at Officer Recreation Reserve.
Both batsmen were simply superb for their side, with Smith hitting 14 boundaries in his innings of 149 not-out, while Quinn blasted 17 boundaries and a six in his knock of 150.
Emerald posted the competitive total of 265 in its match against Pakenham Upper-Toomuc (PUT), with several Bombers batsmen contributing to the large total.
Jason Hildebrand (49 runs), Paul White (46 runs), Ryan Scott (34 not-out), James Burke (33 runs) and Julian Hanfi-Scott (32 runs) were all in fine form against the Yabbies.
For PUT, both David Merrigan and Stuart Davis picked up three wickets.
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Nar Nar Goon-Maryknoll batsman Geoff Ball smashed seven boundaries and seven sixes in his excellent innings of 102 as the Marygoons posted 5/267 against Kooweerup.
Ball was well supported by Michael Jennings who scored a fine 52 runs at number-four.
Cardinia appears to be in a winning position in its match against Lyndhurst after smashing 5/302 from 65 overs at Barry Simon Recreation Reserve.
Bulls’ captain Matthew Ryan blasted 71 runs for his side, while support acts from Scott Battams (67 runs) and Cameron Haynes (57 not-out) also contributed to the large total.
Nyora’s Peter Jensen claimed the excellent figures of 4/33 from 12 overs as the Maroons dismissed Kilcunda-Bass for just 185, before reaching 0/7 at stumps.
Jensen was backed up by opening bowler Jacob Bohmer who claimed 3/24 from 13 overs, while Sharks’ number-three batsman Jarred Newsone top scored for his side with 38 runs.
A half-century from Pakenham under-17 batsman Steven Dillon ensured his side posted the competitive total of 9/198 against Merinda Park, with Cobras’ bowler Josjua Colomer doing the bulk of the damage with 3/37 from 19 overs.
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Merinda Park has already gained first-innings points in its match against Pakenham, after the Lions were dismissed for just 68, with Merinda Park reaching 9/99 in reply.
Cobras’ bowler Patrick Graham was the pick of the attack with 3/15 from 5.4 overs, while Lions’ bowler Thomas Daly produced a memorable spell to take 7/14 from nine magnificent overs.
Cranbourne Meadows posted the formidable total of 224 from 58 overs in its match against Tooradin, before the Seagulls reached 0/4 from eight overs overnight.
Rebels’ opener Wayne Diss was the pick of the batsmen with 53 runs, while Seagulls’ bowler Ross Simpson sent down 12 excellent overs to take 3/45.
There was no play in the match between Emerald and PUT, while Clyde forfeited its match against Officer.
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Beaconsfield opening batsman David Bruneau scored an excellent 103 runs as the Tigers amassed 6/238 in their match against Gembrook, with Bruneau’s innings being well supported by John Scales who scored a fine 69 runs.
Upper Beaconsfield’s Chris Reid scored eight boundaries and two sixes in his superb innings of 88 runs against Devon Meadows, while Richard Edwards also batted well to score 52 not-out as the Maroons scored 7/196.
Panthers’ bowler Lincoln Hepburn bowled unchanged throughout the day for his side to take 3/79 from 35 overs.
Lyndhurst has already scored first-innings points in its match against Lang Lang, after the Swamp Tigers were dismissed for just 94, before the Vikings reached 3/96 in reply.
Vikings’ bowler Ian Fuller was the pick of the bowlers with 3/27 from nine overs.
There was no play in the Nar Nar Goon-Maryknoll v PUT match.
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Emerald batsman James Litterbach scored another half-century for the Bombers as his side defeated PUT by 10 wickets, while Cardinia proved too strong for Nyora in their match at Rythdale Recreation Reserve, with the Bulls scoring 7/132 before dismissing the Maroons for just 94 runs.
Officer easily won its match against Upper Beaconsfield after under-15 bowler Marcus Sattler claimed 3/10 from four overs, while Kooweerup bowler Peter Huxtable claimed four wickets in his side’s victory over Merinda Park.
Brendan Derozario took 4/2 from 3.4 overs for Clyde as the Cougars proved too strong for Cranbourne Meadows, while Lyndhurst blasted 283 to easily defeat Beaconsfield, with the Tigers managing just 81 in reply.
Nar Nar Goon-Maryknoll’s total of 147 was not enough to hold out Kilcunda-Bass, with the Sharks scoring 2/175 in reply, while both Devon Meadows’ opening batsmen Glen and Mark Fairbrother scored half-centuries in the Panthers’ victory over SFX.