SHARKS DRAW WIN ON DAY OF DRAWS

 

Johnson Park opened the account for the season in the nick of time, defeating Eildon Park on a day when most results were affected by a severe thunderstorm.

 

The Sharks were set 253 by the Panthers on week one, with Ben Stallworthy producing a memorable ton with 105, assisted by Andrew Devenish (41) to conclude at 6/256 to claim their first points of the season. For the home team, Nathan Caton-Robertson collected 4/59 in a defiant performance for the Panthers.

 

Upwey held all the cards in their encounter against Belgrave. Having already claimed first-innings points last week, the Tigers continued on before a declaration at 6/214. Matt Mulcahy top scored with 85, whilst Lachlan Jansen continued on from the week before until being dismissed for 37. With Belgrave still needing 142 runs to make Upwey bat again, the Tigers unleashed Cameron Wheeler. Wheeler claimed 6/35 – match figures of 11/66 – to tear through the Magpies to leave them at 6/61, striking with the same frequency as the lightning and showers which eventually brought an end to the day’s play.

 

Knoxfield’s run of victories has been brought to an end against Ferntree Gully, with the 8-match streak – back to the Round 2 replay last February which was eventually a washout also - being broken by weather. Set 214 by the Blues, Knoxfield were 6/165 as storms rolled in. Adith Sundaresh led from the front with 51, whilst Tom Boxell was again amongst the runs with 46.

 

Points were split at HV Jones Reserve between Knox Gardens and Mountain Gate. Knox Gardens toiled hard for wickets as the Gators set off in search of 228 posted by the Falcons. Nav Singh led the way with 3/52, encountering some still resistance from Gators skipper Stacy Brown with 41. Regular wickets and impending storms led for some nervous sky-watching on both sides, with the heavens opening to put an end to the match.

 

The Basin will be ruing a golden opportunity as Upper Ferntree Gully escaped with a draw. Needing 277, the Kings were 9/145 as rain began to fall on Batterham Park. Josh Lee was the chief of the bowling attack with 3/20, whilst Dan Beyer dug deep with a handy 36 in the draw.

 

In Decoite Shield action, Monbulk ran through Knoxfield to claim the points at Carrington Reserve. Craig Broekhof proved to be troublesome for the Knights as he claimed 4/32. Anthony Faulkner took to the Hawks bowling attack on his way to 40, however Knoxfield dismissed for 134 as Monbulk continue their undefeated season.

 

Ferntree Gully Footballers also remain undefeated after a successful assignment against Olinda. The Griffins chased down the target to seal the match finishing at 7/177, with Ben Rawlings serviceable on 34 ahead of a big match next round against Monbulk.

 

South Belgrave batted into a solid position against St Johns Tecoma, with Mark Baker (82) and Jordan McDermott (83) contributing towards South’s 3/192 before the rain.

 

After setting a large total last week, Lysterfield will be disappointed their match ended in a draw against Rowville. With 357 on the board, the Beavers attacked the Hawks lineup, having Rowville at 8/128 with thanks to Nathan Hicks (3/22).

 

Norm Reeves Shield

Johnson Park 6/256 (B. Stallworthy 105, A. Devenish 41, R. Cox 35, N. Caton-Robertson 4/59) def Eildon Park 253

Upwey-Tecoma 6/214 dec. (M. Mulcahy 85, L. Jansen 37*, C. Wheeler 32) def Belgrave 72 & 6/86 (I. Jiva 46, C. Wheeler 6/35 – Match figures 11/66)

Ferntree Gully 214 drew with Knoxfield 6/165 (A. Sundaresh 51, T. Boxell 46)

Mountain Gate 8/156 (S. Brown 41, N. Singh 3/52) drew with Knox Gardens 228

The Basin 5/277 drew with Upper FTG 9/145 (D. Beyer 36, J. Lee 3/20)

 

Decoite Shield

Monbulk 6/277 def Knoxfield 135 (A. Faulkner 40, C. Broekhof 4/32)

Ferntree Gully Footballers 7/177 (B. Rawlings 34) def Olinda 160

St Johns Tecoma 279 drew with South Belgrave 3/192 (J. McDermott 83, M. Baker 82)

Lysterfield 5/357 drew with Rowville 8/128 (R. Hicks 3/22)

 

Division 3

Ferntree Gully 319 def Knox Boronia Churches 137 (C. Travers 40, M. Reid 36, R. DiClaudio 4/61)

Eildon Park 3/231 (J. Pollard 88*, P. Gill 60, Z. Clarke 39) def Johnson Park 230

Knox Gardens 7/207 (G. Jongen 45, M. Gregory 34, L. Stuckey 33, J. Lindner 4/50) drew with Mountain Gate 9/318

Upper FTG 8/184 (S. Roy 58*, T. Strange 45, J. Debernardi 4/57) drew with The Basin 247

Upwey-Tecoma 402 drew with Belgrave 3/148 (M. Wood 82)

 

Division 4

Knox Gardens 7/327 def Monbulk 148 (N. Adcock 5/34)

Lysterfield 6/287 def Rowville 198 (S. Oudshoorn 53, M. Tierney 36, G. Neven 35, J. Bundy 3/30)

South Belgrave 287 def St Johns Tecoma 164 (J. Cameron 4/45, D. Maling 3/16)

Ferntree Gully Footballers vs Olinda – No Scores Available

 

Division 5

Eildon Park 5/126 (V. Vadivelu 60, J. Rowe 32, D. Kurzweg 3/22) def Knox Boronia Churches 113

Knox City 3/299 (C. O’Brien 143*, B. Hoggett 105*) def Knoxfield 263

Lysterfield 9/241 def Upper FTG 51 (G. Bawden 4/7, J. Yallop 4/17) and 0/60 (B. Heath 52*)

Ferntree Gully – BYE

 

Division 6

Knox Gardens 9/215 def Upper FTG 95 (S. Bakker 3/38) & 3/43

The Basin 4/489 def Belgrave 71 (D. Nicolson 5/31) & 49 (D. Nicolson 7/21 – Match figures 12/52)

Rowville 7/192 (R. Jones 5/30) def Johnson Park 186

Upwey-Tecoma 238 drew with Monbulk 9/210 (J. Simmonds 82, S. Capon 4/52)

 

Division 7

Knoxfield 8/316 def Eildon Park 169 (C. Clausen 82, D. September-Jones 33, J. Murphy 6/10)

The Basin 6/118 (E. Heenan 45) def Mountain Gate 115 (A. Wright 31)

Lysterfield 6/278 def Rowville 159 (J. Stewart 44, A. Singh 4/25, L. Bowers 4/55)

Johnson Park 8/256 drew with Ferntree Gully 6/183 (D. Carter 71, A. Powney 38)

 

Division 8

Monbulk 301 def St Johns Tecoma 83 (H. Emmett 3/18)

Belgrave 5/290 def Olinda 180 (A. Humphries 93)

South Belgrave def Upper FTG on forfeit

Upwey-Tecoma – BYE

 

B1 One Day Grade

Bayswater 9/65 (M. Crichton 3/16) def St Johns Tecoma 62 (M. Gervasoni 6/12)

Knox City 2/103 (G. Mitchell 47) def Boronia Churches 100 (S. Begg 3/20)

Ferntree Gully 4/102 (T. Black 46) drew with Lysterfield 110 (E. Knight 47*, T. Black 4/9)

Ferntree Gully Footballers 2/43 drew with Mountain Gate 7/217 (Chris Harris 50*, J. Burridge 50*, S. Smith 44)

Johnson Park – BYE

 

Under 16/1

Eildon Park 6/208 (D. Luke 103*, Z. Walden 63) def Upper FTG 6/113 (J. Morton 31*)

Lysterfield 9/197 (J. Beer 30, K. Edwards 30*, L. Plumridge 4/22) def Knoxfield 84 (K. Edwards 3/2)

Ferntree Gully Footballers 2/191 def Upwey-Tecoma 100 (L. Jansen 62)

Monbulk 171 (J. Spencer 62, T. Utting 40, J. Langer 3/38) def Olinda 7/158 (J. Langer 52)

Ferntree Gully vs Rowville – No Scores Available

 

Under 16/2

Johnson Park 6/186 (Z. Levitt 38, D. Faulkner 34, S. Raghvani 34, K. Wilkins 3/9) def Eildon Park 127 (R. Bullock 44, J. Kerai 3/14)

Mazenod OC 3/184 (T. Raymond 100*) def Upper FTG 135 (C. Ekanayake 3/16)

Mountain Gate 7/201 (A. Whitfield 101*) def St Johns Tecoma 5/112 (I. Fuller 35*)

Knox Gardens 211 (B. Marget 81, T. Voulanas 59, N. Kouris 4/31) def Auragrave Sth 187 (N. Kouris 49, K. Thomas 36)

Ferntree Gully Tigers – BYE

 

Under 14/1

Eildon Park Panthers 5/196 (T. Evans 50*, M. Arundell 42) def Upper FTG 9/59

Eildon Park Wildcats 163 (J. Plant 35, F. Lewis 3/14) def Lysterfield 129 (L. Scott 33*)

Rowville vs South Belgrave – No Scores Available

 

Under 14/2

Ferntree Gully 6/244 (A. Capsalis 51*, B. Delaney 50*, T. Reed 42) def Mazenod 163 (M. Taylor 48, J. Rao 46*)

Monbulk 203 (N. Taylor 33) def Olinda 93

Upwey-Tecoma 8/173 (M. Milner 50*) & 2/35 def Johnson Park 119 (W. Lach 30*, W. Martin 3/8)

 

Under 13/1

Eildon Park 0/195 (V. Muruga 33*, T. Hoffman 33*, Z. Tibballs 30*, J. Meyers 30*, J. Mitchell 30*) drew with Olinda 2/61

Ferntree Gully Footballers 2/126 drew with Rowville 1/58

Knox Gardens vs Lysterfield – No Scores Available

Upper FTG – BYE

 

Under 13/2

Eildon Park 5/136 drew with Lysterfield 2/74

Mountain Gate 3/92 (B. DeHaan 31*, B. Hunt 30*) drew with Upper FTG 5/186 (G. Solomon 32*, T. Scrivanos 31*)

The Basin 4/80 drew with Monbulk 4/94

Belgrave 0/102 drew with Mazenod 1/153 (B. Raymond 30*, A. Trifilo 30*)