CATANI bowled Tooradin out at Catani for 196 in the 77th over. Tooradin was well placed at tea with 2/87 from 44 overs. The best partnership came from Callum O’Hare and Aaron Avery with a 53-run partnership. Callum was top scorer with 55 and Aaron contributed a solid 46. Brenton Adams made 27 and Ben Mantel 26, providing a competitive score against Catani.
TOORADIN, on its home ground for the first time this season, played Nar Nar Goon and made dismissed for 345 in 79 overs. The highlight was a dominating 157 from Matt Walker, his first century. He had scored 120 at tea from the first 41 overs and he and Dan Hunt (30) had an opening partnership of 90 from 20 overs. Matt was well supported by Mick Ralph (26) before he was run out. Other useful contributions came from Chris Brennan (34), Adam Richmond (29) and Craig Dicks (20). When Matt was dismissed the score was 3/229.
TOORADIN faced a strong Demons line-up at Rutter Park. Batting first after winning the toss Kooweerup made 7/239 from its 70 overs. Wickets were shared. Dale Bethune toiled hard (2/58 from 20 overs), Adam Galea and Peter O’Hare took two wickets each and Joel Mitchell one.
SENT in by Officer, Tooradin had a makeshift side because several players were unavailable and batted one short. Nic Simpson batted for 21 overs and showed great application. Grant Attwell made a bright 17, Brendan Jones was unlucky to be given out after being untroubled on his way to 25. The day’s best score came from Shane Hook, who held the innings together, facing 41 overs and being last man out for 37. Tooradin was all out for 135. In reply Officer made 0/15 from seven overs.
UNDER 15 RED
CLYDE defeated Tooradin Red by 35 runs on the first innings. Tooradin batted first and at the end of our 25 overs had scored 4/61 against an accurate Clyde attack. Skipper Dylan Sutton retired on 25 and Tim Lenders scored 13. Luke Adams only had a short time at the crease to be 7 not out.
Tooradin’s bowlers started well and after 13 overs had Clyde 4/35 but catches were dropped and after 25 overs Clyde was 6/96. Brad Lenders took two catches and had a run-out from Brandon Deakin. Dylan Sutton took a fine diving catch. First-time players Mark Beddard and under-11 player Harry Spierings took 2/13 and 1/6 from two overs respectively. Brandon also took his first wicket to take 1/15.
UNDER 15 GREEN
AGAINST Pakenham at Rutter Park Tooradin was beaten by 28 runs on the first innings. Tooradin scored 4/74 from its 25 overs with Andrew Proctor making 26 (ret’d) and Jake Dean 14 run out. In reply Pakenham scored 6/102. Best of the bowlers were Lewis Johnson with 2/8, Ben Proctor 1/11, Rohan Simpson 1/11 and Andrew Proctor 1/12. Alex Johnson took a fine catch.
TOORADIN was chasing Clyde’s score of 6/105 but after 32 overs was all out for 80, beaten by 25 runs on the first innings. Tooradin started badly and was 4/10 before Brandon Deakin joined Ben Proctor for a 33-run partnership. Ben was run out for a top score of 20. Brad Butler hit three fours in his score of 13. Liam Adams made seven and Brandon Deakin his highest score of six.
TOORADIN played Cardinia at Rutter Park and had another good game, scoring 5/60. New player Mitchell Tharle showed promise with nine runs and fielded well. Jordan scored 10 and Harry nine. Tooradin’s bowling produced only 10 wides and six wickets were taken. Tristan, Harry, Jordan, Mitchell, Alex and Luke all took wickets by bowling the batsmen.