WALTER DOESN’T FALTER

 

The Basin’s Blake Walter has made a memorable start to the season with a century on 1st XI debut propelling the Bears to an opening victory against Mountain Gate.

 

Batting first at HV Jones, Blake’s 103 provided the visitors with a perfect platform to build a sizable target for the Gators, eventually amassing 3/275 from their allotted overs, recruits Jake Sherriff (57*) and Scott Vozzo (33) ensured support with the bat. In response, Mitch Goddard (44) and Dewayne Bowden (37) put the Gators in a stable position to build up to a chase, however wickets to Matt Heskes (3/45) helped to scuttle the home team’s plans and secure opening points for The Basin.

 

Johnson Park returned to Norm Reeves Shield action as they hosted Belgrave. Both Devenish brothers were able to affect the scoring – Steve with 47 and Andrew with 45 respectively. A team effort saw the sharks to 8/191, however the Magpies were able to successfully chase the target to 5/194, thanks to Johnathon Levell with 69, as well as Ibrahim “Adil” Jiva scoring 58.

 

Knox Gardens played out a tight affair against reigning premiers Knoxfield. Led by Jack Taylor (55), the Knights made 208 in an even team innings. In reply, the Falcons were well placed at 1/106 off 27 overs – Shannon Small the main contributor with 47, however the Knights were able to slow the chase and attain wickets, Zac Wilson the pick of the bowlers with 3/40 in the win.

 

Upper Ferntree Gully held their nerve against Eildon Park, with a combined effort seeing them to a 12-run win. The Kings, aided by Shane Luck with 45, were able to post 165 on their home turf, with Nathan Caton-Robertson returning to the Panthers as a wicket taker with 3/25. Eildon Park’s chase was yet again assisted by Cody Morris with a 63, however 4 wickets to Rob Birnie put paid to the chase at Kings Park.

 

In the final match for Round 1 of Norm Reeves Action, Ferntree Gully collected the points against Upwey. Set 190 to win thanks to former Monash Tiger Dave Carman’s 68, the Blues were able to chase down the target 8 wickets down to start the season on the front foot.

 

In Decoite Shield, Monbulk were successful in their encounter with Lysterfield, as the Hawks, well serviced by skipper Shane Cosstick with 4/17 and 30 runs, passed the target at 4/158.

 

Rowville produced a quality performance against St Johns Tecoma, with thanks to an all-round effort from Louis Holmes. Holmes took 4 wickets to help restrict the Saints to 8/198, before notching up an unbeaten 46 alongside Luke Guest (73).

 

South Belgrave scored opening points too against Olinda thanks to a 1-wicket run chase. Tim Scott scored 85 to help Olinda to 180, however South Belgrave chased hard all day, eventually overcoming the target with 4 balls and a wicket to spare.
 

Lastly, Ferntree Gully Footballers overcame Knoxfield at Carrington Reserve. Set 6/186 for the points on the back of Nick Bogar’s 49, the Knights were restricted to 121, Tim Carrington the pick of the bowlers with 3/25.

 

 

NORM REEVES SHIELD

Johnson Park 8/191 (S. Devenish 47, A. Devenish 45) def by Belgrave 5/194 (Levell 69, Jiva 58)

Knox Gardens 6/184 (Small 47, Wilson 3/40) def by Knoxfield 208 (Taylor 55, Wilson 43, Balfour 37, Metheral 3/40)

Mountain Gate 165 (M. Goddard 44, D. Bowden 37, M. Heskes 3/45) def by The Basin 3/275 (B. Walter 103, J. Sherriff 57*, S. Vozzo 33)

Upwey 7/189 (Carmen 68, Moore 35, Evans 3/27) def by Ferntree Gully 8/190 (Swift 61, Teofilo 34, Gannell 3/28)

Upper FTG 165 (S. Luck 45, A. West 43, Caton-Robertson 3/25) def Eildon Park 153 (C. Morris 63, R. Birnie 4/26)

 

DECOITE SHIELD

Lysterfield 146 (Bourke 31, Tolley 33, Cosstick 4/17) def by Monbulk 4/158 (Powell 36no, Cosstick 30)

Knoxfield 121 (Carrington 3/25) def by Footballers 6/186 (Bogar 49, Dobinson 40)

St Johns Tecoma 8/198 (L. Holmes 4/33) def by Rowville 5/201 (L. Guest 73, L. Holmes 46*, B. Gatehouse 30)

Olinda 180 (T. Scott 85, P. Dean 3/31) v South Belgrave 9/184 (D. Cormack 67*, D. Ray 31)

 

DIVISION 3

Belgrave 5/195  (Wood 110,  Davidson 51*) def Johnson Park  165 (C. Clauscen 57, Carnie 3/37 & Feeney 3/22)

Knox Boronia Churches 59 (Withers 3/12) def by Knox Gardens 6/198

The Basin 6/202 (D. Wright 56, G. Latham 46, S. Porch 42, R. Wilson 3/27) def Mountain Gate 8/201 (D. Kline 66, P. Wiles 45, Ewart 4/32)

Ferntree Gully 3/176 (Delaney 58, Dennis 44, Sharp 34) def. Upwey 128 (Dennis 4/29, J.Hallo 3/20)

Eildon Park 8/156 (J. Pollard 44) def Upper FTG 127 (Irvine-Dejong 46, P. Gill 3/16)

 

DIVISION 4

Monbulk 7/119 (Simmons 51, K. Gwynne 4/25 inc Hat trick) def by Lysterfield 4/123 (Finch 55*)

Rowville 140 (C. Gilmore 51, A. Howell 39, J. Smith 5/13) def by St Johns Tecoma 5/141 (R. Blackman 3/22)

South Belgrave 2/76 def Olinda 69 (W. Ziza 5/8)

FTG Footballers 8/168 (Morris 64, Tupper 36, J. Deveson 3/39) def by Knox Gardens 5/262 (A. Potts 76, R. Marget 59)

 

DIVISION 5

Eildon Park 5/115 (A. Tibballs 51) def by Lysterfield 1/129 (S.Grimston 74*, A.Walker 33*)

Knoxfield 3/113 (Pruysers 45, Wylde 43) def FTG 103 (Morrison 30, Pruysers 4/11)

Upper FTG 9/134 (Beyer 41, Hart 30, James 3/18) def by Knox Boronia Churches 3/148 (Keane 59, Taylor 30)

Bye – Knox City

 

DIVISION 6

Belgrave 4/97 (Davidson 31*) def Johnson Park  8/96 (B. Standl 3/17)

Monbulk 9/154 (Berman 44, Fenby 30 Arthur 4/15) def. Rowville 140 (Van Eck 46, Rajapaske 35)

The Basin 7/247 (C. Springett 47, L. Cook 41) def Eildon Park 105 (S. Downs 38)

South Belgrave 55 def by Upper FTG (M. Warner 38)

Knox Gardens 6/108 def by Upwey 3/113 (J. Van Mourik 38*)

 

DIVISION 7

Lysterfield 5/69 def The Basin 66 (M. Edwards 3/10, A. Singh 3/10)

Rowville 7/191 (G. Neven 69, M. O’Neil 59, N. Giulieri 3/42) def Mountain Gate 8/139 (K. McIntyre 40)

Ferntree Gully def Knoxfield by forfeit

Johnson Park def Eildon Park by forfeit

 

DIVISION 8

Olinda 8/144 (Humphries 37, Spooner 3/27) def by Monbulk 3/162 (J.Rak 65no, Mackin 44)

Upwey Tecoma 10/132 (D. Watson 77, Pa. Henry 4/24, P. Dawson 3/31) def by Upper FTG 6/183 (S. Roche 66)

St Johns Tecoma 6/194 (Armstrong 91, King 39) def by Belgrave 4/208 (Wade 69*, Smith 42)

Bye – South Belgrave

 

UNDER 16-1

Monbulk 3/173 (T.Taylor 50*, B.Brockwell 51*) def Knoxfield 6/114 ( B. Paroissien 43)

Lysterfield 4/179 (J. Conroy 54*, K. Edwards 51*, M. Taylor 38) def Olinda 4/63

 

UNDER 16-2

Upwey Tecoma 1/168 (L. Jansen 50*, J. Sheehan 48*) def Eildon Park 5/115 (R. Bullock 50*)

 

UNDER 14 SATURDAY

Ferntree Gully 5/88 (J.Mackay 3/6) def by Monbulk 6/100 (J.Langrish 18)

Upper FTG 5/77 def Olinda 6/55

Upwey Tecoma 2/111 def by Mazenod

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