By Kane Latham
IN an incredible start to the District Division season, Nar Nar Goon drew on the last ball with Emerald, while Pakenham and Nyora showed their strength and Devon Meadows easily accounted for Merinda Park.
Playing at Maryknoll, AJ Walker scored 46 from number three and was well supported by Geordie Scott, 26 not out.
Jackson Payroli bowled well, taking 4/20 from six overs, while Craig Lewis took 3/14 from eight and Keily 2/12 from 7.4 overs. In reply, Nar Nar Goon’s newly appointed captain, Jamie Glenn, made a solid 36. Lewis topped off a good game, making 34. No other batsmen managed to reach double figures.
Both sides had 23 extras.
Nyora smashed 8/198 against Clyde, again showing it is a force.
Troy Ferguson and Nick Fairbank took the game away from Clyde, hitting the ball to all parts of the ground in a partnership of 103 runs. The pick of the bowlers was Kyle Brooke, with 3/16 from eight overs. Patrick Lawson (2/26 off six) and Nick Miles (1/34 off eight) bowled well, while Stuart Williams returned 2/56 off eight overs.
In reply, Nyora ran through Clyde for just 85 in under 30 overs.
Only Dave Denton and Stuart Williams offered any resistance, Denton scoring 33 and Williams 16. No other bat made more than five.
At Toomuc, Pakenham showed Lyndhurst Vikings what District cricket is all about, amassing 5/248 from 40 overs.
Ben Moroney and Russell Lehman showed their class, with an opening partnership of 102, scoring 72 and 65 not out respectively. Dom Paynter made 39.
Mark Henry, David Clifford and Chris Slater took a wicket each. For Lyndhurst, Henry completed a good game, hitting 41, while Mike Chapman scored 40.
Devon Meadows easily defeated Merinda Park.
Merinda Park made 95, with Bill Louden taking 4/12 off 6.3 overs. Daniel Steet and Peter Zauner took two wickets, while Mick Floyd and Lucas Carroll took one.
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At Rythdale, Cardinia narrowly defeated SFX in their first match in Sub District. Cardinia’s Brad Remy and Ricky Campbell scored 55 and 67 respectively. Ryan De Reus chipped in with 27 in the total of 167.
Aaron Warn and Anthony Shepardson took 3/26 and 3/37. Brad Hunt and Shannon Warn each took two wickets. In reply, SFX made 164 runs. Lester Betreen top scored with 26, while almost every batsman got a start. Cardinia’s James Watts took 3/30 and De Reus and Campbell took two wickets each.
Tooradin easily accounted for Gembrook.
Gembrook were 4/103 but lost 6/14 to be all out for 117. Anthony Williams and Mark Newton both scored 25. Kane Latham, 3/11 off three, Sean Baker , 3/17 off 7 and Finch, 3/21 off eight, bowled well.
Tooradin’s Justin Hinkley and Kane Latham consolidated after the side lost two early wickets, and Tooradin passed Gembrook with just four wickets down. Hinkley scored 56, with Latham (18) and Dan Hunt (17) supporting. Gembrook’s Will Davis bowled well for his 2/27 off eight overs.
Lang Lang got over Beaconsfield at home. Beaconsfield scored 137, with Brent Colling making 45. Thomas Brown took 3/21 from eight overs and was well supported by Rogan Fraser and Chris McCurdy, who took two wickets each. Lang Lang passed the score with eight wickets down, with Gareth Andrews and McCurdy scoring 37 and 33. Jarod Williams took 3/20 and was supported well by Ray Cook and Rhys Miller, who took two wickets each.
Cranbourne Meadows easily accounted for Nar Nar Goon, bowling them out for 79. Joseph Murphy scored 19. Jaswinder Singh took an incredible 5/7 runs from 4.3 overs. He was well supported by Jeremy Ryan, who took 3/10 from eight overs. In reply, Cranbourne Meadows passed the score just two wickets down, Matt Hall scoring 25.