10 OUT OF 10 IN ROUND 10 FOR UPWEY
Cameron Wheeler was clinical in helping Upwey achieve an outright victory against Mountain Gate, with the Tigers now surging to second on the ladder at the conclusion of Round 10.
Wheeler completed a 10-wicket match, claiming 6/22 on the first week and 4/34 as the Gators reached 91 on Day 2. Leigh Bianchi also made his mark on day two, claiming 3/5. The Tigers made light work of the total, reaching 1/51 to claim a 9 wicket victory.
Jarrod Butcher posted a monster score as Knox Gardens defeated Johnson Park to keep the pressure on finals places. Butcher scored an unbeaten 143* - the catalyst of a successful chase alongside Joshua Gregory (55) and Niraj DeSilva (47*) to get to 3/291.
Meanwhile, Upper Ferntree Gully did their finals aspirations no harm by registering victory against Knoxfield. Jay Collee steadied the chase with 33 as the Kings reached 4/122 in response to the Knights’ 114.
Likewise, Ferntree Gully posted victory to help sure up their position amongst the top 4 with victory over Eildon Park. Chasing the Panther’s 193, Ben Smith (55*) and Jayden Bradbury (37) gave the Blues the perfect platform to post 5/197 to claim the points.
The Basin remain a game clear following victory against Belgrave. Jake Sherriff, following on from 7 wickets last week, lead the way with the bat scoring 36 as part of the Bear’s 150.
Footballers remain undefeated following a big win against Knoxfield. Set 323 for victory, Tafazdwa Kamunguzi saw that the Knights didn’t reach the target, claiming 6/47 to dismiss for 91. Following on, Knoxfield batted the remaining overs to end 1/59.
Lysterfield’s bowling attack held off a determined Monbulk, with Adam Kinniburgh (5/37) and Tim Chivers (3/38) getting amongst the wickets to keep Monbulk to 112.
Rowville registered victory against St Johns Tecoma, keeping the Saints to 9/109 in their chase of the Hawks’ 170. Scott Gatehouse was the pick of the bowlers, claiming 4/11.
South Belgrave, having already asserted a strong claim for victory on Day 1, finished well against Olinda, dismissing the visitors for 98. Cameron Smith claimed 4 wickets, Jake Lawson with 3. Tim Scott once again proved a solid residency at the crease with 53.