KINGS TAME THE TIGERS

By Steve Brown

Upwey Tecoma had a fall from grace when they were demolished for just 89 in perfect batting conditions at the weekend to complete round 10 of the Norm Reeves Shield. Set 239 the previous week by Upper Ferntree Gully, the Tigers were in serious trouble early in the day being five for not many and simply could not recover. Upper Gully’s Todd Burley, the spearhead of the association in Country Week continued his brilliant form snaring 4/28 and he received support at the other end from Jay Colee with 3/24.

Ferntree Gully collected another win, this time at the expense of Belgrave. The Blues lost only 3 wickets in pursuit of 222 with the ground work done by opener Harrison Brown (83) and Jayden Bradbury (56).  The pair added 98 for the second wicket as the Magpies attack could not break through.

An unbeaten century to Knoxfield’s Trent Scholfield helped the Knights easily account for Mountain Gate by 110 runs. Talented high order batsman Jack Taylor (76) and Tom Boxell with 50 signalled to the rest of the competition that they mean business at the pointy end of the season.

Monbulk 299 gave The Basin a scare going down by 44 runs at Monbulk Recreation Reserve.   Chris Coen batted for most of the day reaching 105 whilst work horse Scott Vozzo bowled 19 overs for a return of 3/76 and took four catches. Monbulk have been more than competitive with the bat this season and have been let down by the bowling attack.

Eildon Park opening batsman Cody Morris continues to dominate the competition as he peeled off his third century for the season, this time against Knox Gardens.   Chasing a modest 161, the Panthers were 3/193 when Morris reached his ton and he decided that the Falcons had seen enough of him for the day, pulling stumps early.  Morris has now amassed more than 500 runs for the season.

In Decoite Shield Olinda scored their second win of the season against St Johns Tecoma with nine wickets in hand.  Adrian Willoughby remained 110 not out for the Bloods in a terrific knock.    Matt Sutherland gave Rowville a lesson as he blasted a century for South Belgrave securing a win by three wickets.    Johnson Park had reason to celebrate their 50th year when they downed top side Footballers with off spinner Steve Devenish taking 5/50 and Lysterfield was too powerful for Knoxfield.    

 

Norm Reeves Shield

Ferntree Gully 3/225 (Brown 83, Bradbury 56, Galvin 38*) def Belgrave 9/222 

Upper Ferntree Gully 239 def Upwey Tecoma 89 ( T. Burley 4/28 J. Colee 3/24)

Knoxfield 6/313 (Scholfield 100*, Taylor 76, Boxell 50, Sundaresh 31) def Mountain Gate 203

The Basin 6/343 def Monbulk 299 (Coen 105)

Eildon Park 3/193 (C. Morris 101*) def Knox Gardens 161

 

Decoite Shield

Johnson Park 237 def Footballers 186 (N.Bogar 62, S.Devenish 5/50)

South Belgrave 7/256 (Sutherland 101, Rose 60*, Maxwell 31*, Wooley 3/49, Wilson 3/44) def Rowville 247

Lysterfield 6/278 def Knoxfield 136 (Hillyer 39, Slaughter 3/22, Paull 3/29)

Olinda 1/212 (Willoughby 110*, Owen 30) d St Johns Tecoma 195

 

Division 3

The Basin 3/168 (Porch 50 Latham 45) def Monbulk 164 (Freeling 4/45)

Ferntree Gully 300 (M.Catalano 109 Dennis 56 Hallo 34* Carnie 3/43) def Belgrave 111 (Parker 3/19 Beresford 3/31)

Knox Gardens 5/225 def Eildon Park 99 (Thomson 4/27 Adcock 3/12) & 2/118

 

Division 4

Footballers (Betts 64 Tyson Barrington 3/58) def Johnson Park 209 (Betts 7/61 Travis Barrington 51 Tyson Barrington 48 O’Neil 38)

St Johns Tecoma 182 def Olinda 160 (Elliott 51 Dower 36 Kemm 31 Barcham 4/27 Robb 3/21)

Eildon Park 303 (Kallista 119 Arundell 3/23) def Lysterfield 259 (Peatling 45 Gwynne 61 Hills 3/42)

 

Division 5

Knoxfield 5/329 (Evans 89) & 3/40 def Knox Boronia Churches 200 & 179

Ferntree Gully 123 (Walden 6/34) & 7/134 dec (Sewik 4/21) def Eildon Park 83 & 7/168 (Walden 54)

 

Division 6

Johnson Park 223 (McKeirnon 41 Whiting 4/41) def Eildon Park 220 (Szabo 97 Neid 5/16)

South Belgrave 226 (Bromley 81 Ziza 47 Tibballs 3/40) def Monbulk 165 (Badgery 55 Miller 4/19)

Belgrave 8/357 (Wiseman 100* Thiel 85 Mythen 48) def Upper Gully 9/246 (Lamarca 102*

 

Division 7

Knoxfield 8/321 (Malliyawadu 60 Taylor 55* Palamara 49 Burley 32) def The Basin 247 (Brown 49 Kohlman 42)

Olinda 7/236 (S.Scott 88 Pitts 38 Ardley 35*) def Belgrave 195

 

B1

Knox City 8/194 def Footballers 8/117 (Powers 40*)

Monbulk 3/185 (Spooner 53* Rak 48 Fenby 40*) def Lysterfield 8/181 (Ryan 51* D.Conroy 50*)

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