15 December 2015

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scoreboard Baxter start well in must-win game PROVINCIAL By IT Gully BAXTER has placed itself in a strong position to win its final match of 2015 against Somerville. Currently in eighth place on the MPCA Provincial ladder, a loss here would really put them behind the eight ball in 2016, leaving them at least two games out. With the competition so tight, picking up 24 points is a tall order. Nonetheless, the home side is most certainly in this contest after winning the toss and electing to bat. A 154-run partnership between Chris Brittain (79) and Dale Irving (76) really set Baxter up to post a solid

total. With Ben Brittain hitting 41 and keeper Daniel Lanati contributing 21, Baxter was able to post a total of 9/281. Considering the form that Chamara Sattambi and Irving are in with the ball, that total looks defendable. Matty Roach was the best of the Somerville bowlers, getting through 21 overs and finishing with a return of 5/48. Langwarrin has set Long Island a tricky total, but considering the depth of batting talent at the Islanders’ disposal, they should chalk up another win. The Kangaroos had a number of players who started well, but none were able to maintain. Matt Prosser opened with a top score of 32, Simon McEvoy got 29 and Mal Coutts fin-

ished unbeaten on 29. The Islanders’ bowlers made it difficult to score, restricting the home side to 8/178 in its 80 overs. Chris Hocking bowled 27 overs and finished with 3/47, while Mike Reynolds claimed 2/16 from 10 overs. Pines were looking for an outright win to keep its season alive against Rye, but it almost backfired. The Piners have already picked up the win after bowling Rye out for 80 in 33 overs and then posting a score of 7/98 in the next 34 overs. At one stage, Pines were in all sorts of trouble at 2/1, 4/13 and 6/19. Jarred Coad (37) and Pat Jackson (42 not out) put on a partnership of 79 to steer the home side to

a first-innings win. Tom Baron was superb for his side, collecting 4/48, while Andrew Dunn claimed 2/24. Crib Point has left Sorrento with plenty of work to do, scoring 7/317 on Saturday at Crib Point Recreation Reserve. Luke Herrington was at his vintage best with 110, while Ricky Thompson hit an unbeaten 40 in honour of his Dad, who passed last week. Jacob Cook also hit 40, batting ninth. Chris King bowled 25 overs for the Sorras with a return of 4/101, while Hayden Bell picked up 3/52 in his first game back. Sorrento faced the last over of the day and will resume this coming Saturday on 0/2 with Corey Harris and Nick Jewell at the crease.

Mt Eliza has set Moorooduc a valiant 234 for victory after positing 9/233 on Saturday at Moorooduc Reserve. Jordan Fuhrmann was superb in his third match, top-scoring with an unbeaten 86 despite deserving a ton. Cameron Bailey was the pick of the Ducs’ bowlers with 4/44 off 23 overs. Mornington has set Peninsula Old Boys a winning total of 231 runs at Peninsula School. The top four Old Boys were all over the wickets with the ball. Zac Fillipone opened to claim 2/46, with Adam Gailitis snaring 2/42, Adam Jones 3/35 and Jon Forrest 2/59.

Hillmen domination continues DISTRICT

By IT Gully THE Red Hill steam train shows no signs of slowing down after scoring 9/301 against Mt Martha on Saturday at the Red Hill Showgrounds. The Hillmen rely on no individual to win games of cricket, with all hands on deck whether batting, bowling or out in the field. After scoring more than 300 runs on Saturday, you’d be forgiven for assuming the likes of Simon Dart and Matt Merifield were amongst the runs. Either that or the Shaws, at the top of the order, dominated. But you should never assume anything with the Hillmen. While Riley Shaw did score 42, the real action came from Brent Martin, who scored 74 to back up his recent 46-run effort, while Glenn Collett hit 54 and Andrew Mock 40. The latter are number eight and nine batsmen, yet, they scored almost 100 runs between them. Michael Clavin was the pick of the Mt Martha bowlers, with 4/51 from 17 overs, but Jordan Pomeroy was also back to his best with 3/60. Carrum is still roughly 50 runs short of making a game of it against Baden Powell. While at the end of the day runs on the board is what it’s all about, the Braves wouldn’t be concerned at all chasing 225 for victory. John Mitchell opened with 77 for the Lions on Saturday to be the top scorer, while Lachy Dobson was again called in to get some runs, scoring 40 in spite of batting eighth. Main Ridge has some work to do with the bat this week, going up against Pearcedale at Tractor Park. The Panthers made 7/261

on Saturday after being sent in to bat by the Ridge. Brad Trotter opened with 80 while skipper Kaine Smith hit 71 and Luke Jennings contributed 46 on debut. Adam Bryant was a stand-out bowler for Main Ridge, writing up 4/50. At 5/35 against Boneo, Flinders were in a real spot of bother until evergreen Shane Beggs, one of the MPCA’s finest, strode out to the crease. With great support from Blake Hogan-Keogh (36) and Mitch Stansborough (28), Beggs was free to blast away, amassing an unbeaten 101 to help his side to 9/228. Cameron Williams snared 4/53 for the Pandas while Daniel Wilson claimed 4/39. Seaford missed out on an easy opportunity to post a big score in their derby match. Thanks to a middle-order collapse, the Seaford Tigers remain competitive. Seaford were cruising with 0/80 early on before Paul Hartle fell for 45 and Ryan McQueen for 32. That score line quickly became 5/111 – Scott Manders scored 28 and the tail wagged to help Seaford to 8/212.Ash Mills claimed 3/21 from 21 overs for the Tigers while Corey Hand and David James picked up two wickets apiece. A total of 13 wickets fell on day one of the match between Delacombe Park and Heatherhill. The Hills rolled the home side for 150. Steve Anderson top scored for the Parkers with 50 while Daniel Ballard scored 23 against his old crew. Jason Hinde, Brett Maxwell and Jordan Creely each snared three wickets for the Hills. Heatherhill is now struggling at 3/22, while Dean Blight for Delacombe Park has 2/9 from five overs.

Spin doctor: Some tricky deliveries didn’t stop Rosebud’s Billy Quigley making a high score for the innings. Picture: Rab Siddhi Mornington News 15 December 2015


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