Sharks take top honours

one day final

Latrobe won the one day cricket final with a seven wicket win over Morwell on Sunday at Peter Siddle Oval. Man of the match Anthony Bloomfield wrecked the Morwell batting line up taking 6/20 from 9.5 overs.

Rob Semmler (23), Brandon Francis (22) and Mark Cukier (20) were the best of the Morwell batsmen.

Kaushik Aphale guided Latrobe to an easy win with an unbeaten 45* with 15.2 overs to spare. 

Daniel Siddle made 28 while Semmler, Brendan Brincat and Shane Gniel took the three wickets to fall.


MIRBOO North got the best possible Christmas present with an outright win over Trafalgar to end the first half of the EnergyAustralia Yallourn Cup season on Saturday

Chasing 381 the Ships were bundled out for 126 and 66, allowing the Tigers to move up to third spot on the ladder.

Rhys Holdsworth (42) played a lone hand in Trafalgar’s first innings total of 126 and Jackson Noonan was second best with 18.

 The Tigers wickets were shared around between Jimmy Grande (3/16), Liam Smit (2/33) and Jed Alexander (2/21).

Trafalgar’s second innings was a disaster and they were all out for 66 with Noonan top scoring (12*).

 Liam Smit (3/17) and Jimmy Grande (2/13) had the Trafalgar bats in all sorts of trouble and Dale Banks (3/17) and Jimmy Watson (2/9) cleaned up the tail.

The Tigers gained maximum points and a great percentage boost.

 Mirboo North was lucky to escape the rain which saw nearby Thorpdale get 25 millimetres in 20 minutes in the morning.

There was no play at Ted Summerton  Reserve in the game between Moe and Yallourn North and both sides dropped a peg on the ladder.

Play started at 3pm at Burrage between Newborough Bulldogs and Latrobe and the Sharks started well with an opening stand of 89 between Rob McKinley (112*) and Siddle (39).

Matt Hibbs started a mini collapse when he took the two prize scalps of Kaushik Aphale and Anthony Bloomfield, before Matt Brewer was run out by Nathan Simpson. 

The Sharks went from 1/104 to 4/110.

Veteran Justin Vajler (55) and McKinley got the innings back on track with a partnership of 116 before Vajler was also run out by Steven Hibbs.

Latrobe took first innings points and ended the day at 5/238.