TWENTY20 cricket hit Traralgon and District on Saturday, as did the weather, and all groundsmen were kept busy getting the pitches and ovals ready for play.
All A grade games were played while only one B grade match began.
Toongabbie v Raiders
THE match of the round saw Raiders (third) travel to Toongabbie who started the match in fourth spot.
After winning the toss Raiders batted first and was in immediate trouble when last week’s century maker Mark Andrew was bowled by Tom Shippen for a duck.
Trouble struck again when big hitting Jason Macfarlane went for 8, shortly followed by Mick Higgins for naught as Raiders crumbled to 3/13.
Only skipper Brad Knowles conquered the T20 format with a solid 55 off 57 balls as his side plummeted to a meagre 7/97.
Toongabbie had no trouble reaching the target in 16 overs.
John Mayman (29) and Tom Shippen (22) were the best bats for Toon.
Ex Students v Centrals
CENTRALS was sent into bat and never got going.
Only Mark Rawson was able to get runs and managed a determined 37.
Sharks captain Lee Stockdale was super with 4/14 off four overs, while Rob Voss took 3/20 to bundle Centrals out for 87.
Ex Students got the runs without fuss in the 17th over only two wickets down with Barney Webber still standing on 43*.
Churchill v Glengarry
CHURCHILL batted first and reached 8/143 despite star batsman John Keighran having his timber rattled for a duck.
Ryan Wilk made 39, Tim Dye 46 and Dave Metlikovec 38.
Steve Wright took 3/22 for Glengarry.
Churchill started their bowling effort disastrously as three catches went down in the first two overs.
Glengarry used this opportunity and built the innings to win in the 18th over six wickets down.
Frank Marks made 46, Paul Henry top scored with 51, while Craig Dekaste was 31*.
Gormandale v Rovers
ROVERS captain Simon Duff won the toss and sent Gormandale in, but that proved to be his side’s only win for the afternoon.
Adrian Burgiel and Kent Hammond (17) put on 81 for the opening stand.
Trav Switzer got 22, but it was captain Burgiel who again shone with the bat, accumulating a punishing 88 as the Tigers reached an imposing 5/158.
Nathan Dunstone bowled well to take 2/28.
Rovers was terrible with the bat and was dismissed for 48 in the 17th over; only Jake Main with 10* showed any resistance.
Adam Brady 3/15, Shaun Barbour 2/7, Kent Hammond 2/11 and Wells Jenkins 2/6 were best for Gormandale.
Imperials v CATS
SENT into bat, Imps started reasonably well and at 3/79 looked like posting a good score.
That quickly changed as they lost 6/21 and finished their innings on 9/100.
The Hegartys, Danny (23) and Boyd (28), were the only notable run-makers.
Conner Sloyan with 3/13 was best with the ball for CATS.
CATS was never troubled and reached the target five wickets down.
Dan Nicholls top scored with 38 while Jack Marshall made 18*.
Brad Sizeland and Nick Scammell took two wickets each.
Ex Students vs Centrals was reduced to a 10 over game; Centrals batted and made 51. Ex Students won a thriller making 7/53 with just one ball to spare.