BEARS CANT TAKE A TRICK

FTGDCA Round 6

By Steve Brown

Last season’s finalist, The Basin has lost another close tussle this time against the new look Upwey Tecoma outfit to complete round six of the Norm Reeves Shield competition.   In a great battle, both sides batted for 80 overs, both scored over 240 runs, but it was the Tigers victorious in the end by just three runs. On day two, the Bears were chasing a target of 243 and were well in the game until opener Chris Wilson was dismissed for 94 with the score on 197.  Josh Lee gave good support with 42 but they ran out of time with 3 wickets left in the shed.   The innings of Upwey’s Steve Gannell  (65) the previous week proved to be the difference in the result. The consistent Ben Wood took 3/39 for the winners.

The ball won over the bat at Knox Gardens where the home side was 47 runs in front of Mt Gate on the first day. The Falcons thought they were in with a hint of maximum points early in the day before things settled down with the Gators 9/148 at stumps. For Knox Gardens, Matt Young claimed 6/36 in the second innings whilst Adam Wild finished with match figures of 9/93.

Monbulk was never in the hunt chasing 381 against ladder leaders Knoxfield and could only muster 167 in reply.  Jason Fraser was determined not to surrender his wicket with 68 not out whilst solid performances with the ball came from Trent Evans and Michael Casement, both taking 4/41 ending the game  just after the tea break. 

  

In the local derby, Upper Ferntree Gully had a point to prove against neighbours Ferntree Gully winning by 31 runs. Gully’s Josh Henry was dismissed for 73 along-sides Harry Brown and Jayden Bradbury who got starts but it was Upper’s Sean Langenberg who had the last laugh with 3/45 after being promoted from the second X1.

Eildon Park Panthers successfully defended 284 against Belgrave.     Johnathan Levell’s 63 was not enough as the Magpies were toppled to the tune of 52 runs. Shane Cosstick’s  4/67 and Steve Pimm 3/39 did the damage with the ball, as Belgrave has lost a little momentum. Cody Morris is heading for 400 runs before Christmas and when he’s on fire the Panthers are hard to stop.  

 

Reeves Shield

Knox Gardens 128 def Mt Gate 81 & 9/148 (Young 6/36 Wild 3/52)
Upwey Tecoma 243 def The Basin 7/240 (Wilson 94 Lee 42 Wood 3/39)

Knoxfield 4/381 def Monbulk 167 (Fraser 68* Clark 30 Casement 4/41 Evans 4/41)
Eildon Park 6/284 def Belgrave 232 (Levell 63 Manion 42 Johnson 42 Cosstick 4/67 Pimm 3/39)

Upper Gully 8/276 def Ferntree Gully 245 (Henry 73 Brown 34 Bradbury 30 Langenberg 3/45)

 

Decoite Shield

Lysterfield 2/245 (Walsh 100* Brolic 41* Peatling 49 Moore 34) def St Johns Tecoma 242

Footballers 3/205 (Rawlings 74 McElroy 43* Bogar 36*) def Rowville 163 & 1/67

Knoxfield 8/311 def Olinda 7/233 (Bates 72*)

Johnson Park 5/316 def South Belgrave 217 (Suckling 51 Hart 49 Sutherland 33 S. Devenish 3/37)

 

Division 3

Knox Gardens 2/201 (J.Marget 77* R. Marget 76*) def Mt Gate 9/180
The Basin 1/97 (Porch 66) def Upwey Tecoma 91

Eildon Park 8/331 (Addicoat 82) def Belgrave 267 (Wood 76 McNamara 49 Dale 5/63)

Ferntree Gully 5/187 (M.Catalano 61 A. Catalano 45*) def Upper Gully 180

Knox Boronia Churches 3/219 (Reid 85 Walker 68) def Monbulk 213 (Simmonds 77 Spencer 7/63)

 

Division 4

Lysterfield 3/410 def St Johns Tecoma 227 (Manning 54 Pitts 75 Alston 7/59)

Footballers 4/309 (Paterson 131 Harbour 99) def Rowville 200 & 0/30

Olinda 158 (Harris 33 Bronsgeest 6/64) def Eildon Park 147

South Belgrave 9/357 (O’Brien 130) def Johnson Park 194 (O’Neil 39 Barrington 52 Lawson 5/57)


Division 5

Knox Gardens 2/193 & 4/52 def Knox Boronia Churches 88 & 154 (Gemenis 46 Goodman 39* Oliver 30 Deveson 5/32)

Ferntree Gully 2/205 (O’Dowd 75* Morrison 41 Rambaldo 36* Dennis 32) def Upper Gully 158 (Roleff 80)

Monbulk 8/226 (Winzenreid 67 Badgery 40) def Belgrave 7/224 (Wiseman 100* Level 33)

The Basin 4/255 (Blangiardo 56 Stocker 101* Wallace 56* Hutchinson 3/60) def Knoxfield 239

Lysterfield 2/252 (Nicolopoulos 100* Grimston 77 Brown 32*) def Johnson Park 230 (Wright 58* Roach 62)

Division 6

Upwey Tecoma 5/308 def Eildon Park 185 (Siwek 99 Wilson 6/35)

South Belgrave 7/184 (Huglin 52 Bromley 48) def Upper Gully 174 (Lamarca 35 Zaloumis 34 Bromley 4/45 Fletcher 3/22)


Division 7

Knox Gardens 5/198 (Christianson 100*) def Johnson Park 187 (J Howden 33 M Francis 32* T Wylde 4/56 G Crook 3/29)

Upwey Tecoma 3/159 (Lucas 64 Hughes 50) def Olinda 224 (Riordan 54 Wall 49 Dennis 4/31)

Knoxfield 7/268 (Faulkner 91* Round 66) def Mt Gate 111 (Stangherlin 51 L.Plumridge 4/29)

Upper Gully 8/265 (Knight 100*) def St Johns Tecoma 141 (Smith 42* Scanlan 3/37 MacKay 4/16)

The Basin 404 (Brown100*) def Rowville 211 (Neven 97* Porter 3/39)

B1

St Johns Tecoma 9/268 (Bryans 52* Bull 51* Gray 34 Squires 46 Harris 4/22) def Mt Gate 132 (Harris 43 Wilson 38* Bull 4/27)

Monbulk 9/136 (Rak 50* Roche 3/21) def Footballers 125 (Spooner 4/20)

Lysterfield 8/170 (Conroy 53*) def Knox 9/165 (Munro 50 Keane 48 Kelly 4/6)

Johnson Park 101 (Black 4/26 Parker 3/9) def Ferntree Gully 52 (Pindoria 5/12 Vekaria 3/3)

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