TWIN TONS SEE KNIGHTS GO BIG AGAINST BELGRAVE
Knoxfield put together a sizable target in their encounter against Belgrave. The Magpies made early breakthroughs to remove the openers to have the Knights at 2/14, however Trent Scholfield (129) and Tom Boxell (135) combined with centuries each to set a tough task at Carrington Reserve for the visitors. Luke Manion chimed in with 3/87 with the pill for the Magpies.
Johnson Park clicked into top gear against Mountain Gate, with Julian Whetstone producing a classy century. Whetstone led the scoring against the Gators with 113, Andrew Devenish adding 83 also as the Sharks set 296. For the Gators, Luke Turner provided return with the ball with 5/68.
Matt Mulcahy lead the way for the Tigers as Upwey scored 256 against Knox Gardens. Mulcahy notched up another century with a superb 120, Lachlan Jansen providing support with 37. For the Falcons, Matt Young claimed 4/41 to help limit the Tigers.
The Basin posted 9/232 in their match against Eildon Park in a team-effort batting display. Jake Sherriff lead the way with the willow, highest scoring with 46 with assistance alongside Blake Walter (35) and Jayden Turcinovic (34). For the Panthers, Nathan Caton-Robertson (3/33) and Monto Perera (3/30) were amongst the wickets.
Ferntree Gully batted all day in their Derby encounter with Upper Ferntree Gully. Jayden Bradbury posted 82 as the Blues set the Kings 206 next week. For the Kings, Todd Burley (4/50) and Jarryd Roleff (4/26) ensured to keep the batsmen working hard to remain at the crease.
In Decoite Shield, Monbulk set Ferntree Gully Footballers 9/250 in their crunch match. Jason Fraser continued his form streak with 84, Tom Watson chipping in with 60 also. For the Griffins, Nick Bogar (3/59) and Tharanga Lakshita (3/63) provided return for their efforts in the middle to limit the Hawks.
South Belgrave had their innings cut short, however are still well placed in their encounter with Rowville, with 4/216 on the board from 59 overs. Jordan McDermott posted a century, whilst Darren Ray tallied 70 – an innings in which Ray passed 10,000 career runs with South. Louis Holmes toiled hard to return 3/50.
Knoxfield made first use of the facilities in their match against Olinda. Jayden Scanlan (71) and Adam Maloney (42*) lead the way as the Knights continue their innings, currently 4/172 from 59 overs.
St Johns Tecoma closed out the day’s play in 68 overs with 9/161 on the board against Lysterfield. Andrew Evans brought the goods with 74, whilst with the ball Ryan Hicks claimed 4/35, well supported by Cameron Cosstick with 3/53.