Tigers tame Wolves

In the Central Gippsland Cricket Association’s second grade Willow Grove would have been worried about becoming victims of Mirboo North’s first grade bye allowing them to drop three players down, but ultimately Brandon Bradshaw and Cameron Le Page did little to influence the outcome.

It fell to Tigers second grade regulars Steve Rogers (4/24) and skipper Pete Grima (3/15) to blast the Wolves out for 83.

Willow Grove badly missed the services of opener Brody Hams as only Robert Fiddelaars (16) and Ben Noy (29) reached double figures, although they did stretch the innings all the way out to 40.2 overs.

Justin Blair, Robert Hussey, alongside Rogers and Le Page all got starts as Mirboo North posted 7/209, and it was sexagenarian Tony Grima who picked up Willow Grove’s best bowling figures with 2/13.

Jeeralang-Boolarra v Morwell

Morwell’s 9/185 saw contributions from Craig Giddens (22), Sam Mooney (27), Glenn Bone (34) and Roger Henry, who hit 47 against the Jeeralang Boolarra.

The Panthers could only manage 103 in response with the Tigers bowling attack too strong for their batting order.

Three run-out dismissals definitely did not help the cause.

Latrobe v Moe

Latrobe picked up a much-needed win over Moe, as the Sharks dismissed the Lions for 123 in the final over.

Steve Freshwater toiled hard for his 2/26 while Hayden Kimpton blasted out the tail with 3/12.

Alan Philip stood tall with 41, but only Damon Bednarksi and Ryan Sim backed him up with a couple of starts.

Freshwater was knocked over by Ron Whitney with the second ball of the innings but Michael Zomer (36) and Jamie Coltman (34) put on 61 to all but secure the points, leaving that to Tim Cranwell and Shayne Vallance who guided the Sharks home.

Philip added bowling figures of 3/23 to his canny innings to help the Lions leave with some pride.

Trafalgar v Newborough

Newborough hit their way to 5/212 thanks to a middle order half-century from Ben Doran who struck 58.

Leigh Colgrave, Royce Colgrave and John Murray all contributed as well to the total as Trafalgar’s young bowling attack struggled to make inroads.

The Ships needed big scores fromsenior pros John Assmussen and James Blaser however both failed and it was left to junior stars Nicole Faltum (23) and Ayden Connolly (32) to restore some respect as Trafalgar reached 9/142. David Reynolds took 3/11 and Bradley Stephens 3/29 as Newborough secured a comfortable victory.

Rawson v Thorpdale

Rawson’s total of 229 was more than enough to account for Thorpdale who were all out for 117.

Moe v St Vincent’s

Moe were all out for 162 against St Vincent’s, with skipper Mark Micallef leading the way with 53.

Craig Veenman and Randall Bialy got runs down the order to boost the total as Steve Tobin, Brett Dowdell, Troy Tobin and Dylan Smith took two wickets each.

Glen Hebbard and Steve Tobin got the Saints off to an excellent start as they added 66 for the first wicket, before Andrew Harris and Dylan Smith (46 not out) took their score past the winning total.

Only Matthew Stephens (3/27) made any inroads with the ball for the Lions.

Latrobe v Jeeralang-Boolarra Gold

Latrobe thought their 7/194 was more than enough against the Gold Panthers, with Peter Mooney (69) and Jody Capp (41), the latter in his 300th appearance for the Sharks, led the way at the top of the order.

Dean Forrest (33 not out) got runs in the lower order but ultimately the Sharks failed to fully capitalise on a solid platform, reaching 2/134 with fifteen overs remaining.

The Gold Panthers put on 49 for the first wicket before a monumental third wicket stand of 74 between Matthew McCormack (56) and centurion Adam Parker, who struck a decisive 116 and was the clear difference between the sides.

Steve Hanning, Jody Capp and Izayah Terrick all picked up two wickets each as the Sharks conceded 214 in just over 37 overs.

Mirboo North v Yallourn North

The Tigers batted first and must have been ruing that move after being dismissed for a paltry 86 in their 45 overs, with extras (25) more than double the total of their top individual run scorer. Darren Wilkie, Aaron Raven, Jake Redman and Dillon Clark all got two wickets apiece as the Mirboo North bats had no answers.

Yallourn North fared only a little better in the middle as they were dismissed for 108, Redman top-scoring with 28.

David Calder took 4/28 but it was too little too late for the Tigers.

Jeeralang-Boolarra Blue v Morwell

The Blue Panthers’ score of 7/104 was easily overhauled by Morwell as they posted 3/145.