15 December 2015

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Yabbies sink away from pond SUB-DISTRICT

Fast swinger: Tootgarook’s faster bowlers tried intimidating pace to break Rosebud, but even those deliveries were answered. Picture: Rab Siddhi

North and South combine

By Toe Punt THE Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League will be fielding only one team in the Vic Championships next season, shunning the traditional arrangement of both Nepean and Peninsula teams. AFL South East’s hand has been forced as AFL Victoria changed its Community Championships format to include both metropolitan and country leagues. In light of this decision, the AFL South

East Commission decided that it would be in the best interest of the MPNFL to return to one representative side, ensuring they can compete strongly against the metropolitan leagues that have three or more divisions of players to select from. The MPNFL will play the Northern Football League in 2016, which has three divisions and 26 teams to choose players from. In order to better compete, the Nepean and Peninsula teams will be amalgamated. No

coaches have been announced at this stage, although it’s rumoured John Hynes has been given the nod ahead of Langwarrin and Dromana premiership coach Gavin Artico. The MPNFL will play on Saturday, May 21 to have a shot at the title of number one ranking against either the Eastern Football League or Geelong Football Netball League. Venue details will be released early in 2016.

BURDETT’S

By IT Gully HASTINGS will be digging deep for the win when it begins day two against Tyabb this Saturday. As the visitors, the Yabbies didn’t fare so well outside the familiar surroundings of the pond. The visitors lasted just 34.3 overs in their first innings and were bowled out for 55. Michael Edwards top scored with 14. 16-year-old Ryan McNamara was sensational for the Blues in only his third First XI game. McNamara bowled seven overs and finished with the impressive figures of 5/21. Luke Hewitt snared 2/2 and Mitchell Floyd 2/11 from 12 overs. The Blues didn’t do much better with the bat, managing 92 in pursuit of quick runs, although Al Kristensen’s 39 did help. The Yabbies are 3/21 in their second innings, still 16 runs behind. Floyd picked up another couple of wickets. Mark Snelling smashed a brutal 180 runs for Carrum Downs in their match against

Frankston YCW. Snelling hit 22 fours and five sixes in his innings, while Nathan Phillips scored 58 and Ryan Lynch 43. The Stonecats will be chasing 342 for victory this week after the Cougars finished on 6/341. Rosebud has set Tootgarook 240 for victory after scoring 239 on Saturday at Olympic Park. Billy Quigley hit a high score for the Buds with 42 and Brad Glenn hit 34. Zac Stevenson was the pick of the Frogs’ bowlers with 4/85. Dromana will be looking for an outright victory against Ballam Park. The Knights were obliterated after just 95 runs, with Aaron Kaddatz taking 3/32. The Hoppers will resume at 6/152 after Darren Kerr made 41 and Jack Fowler 25. The match between Balnarring and Skye will go right down to the wire. The Saints batted first on Saturday and made 179. Mitch Kleinig top scored with an unbeaten 6, while Pat Clinch claimed 5/37 for Skye. The home side is currently 2/39 in reply.

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