T20 Turns up the heat.
The FTGDCA turned to T20 mode for Round 4, with a special guest turning up in Decoite Shield, although in Norm Reeves Shield there were a few surprises as well. Belgrave stopped Upper Ferntree Gully’s undefeated run despite 56 from Peter Dunlop. Jonathon Level decided to try his hand with the ball taking 3/22 while Aaron Brunner made 33 for the Magpies.
The King’s loss left the Knights a game clear in top spot as they came away from Fairpark with a win against Johnson Park. Batting first the Sharks set a total of 5/138 with scores from Julian Whetstone (38*) and Andrew Devenish (37) before Knoxfield plundered the required runs in 12 overs. Jake Balfour (55) and Jack Taylor (35) ensured The Knights walked away winners.
The Basin enhanced their position with a win over Upwey. Blake Walter (49) and Scott Vozzo (39) set the tone early for the Bears with Danny Rundle (33) building the total to 4/152. In reply Upwey were bowled out in the last over for 135 with Jake Sherriff (3/18) and Matthew Heskes (3/40) adding to the Tigers pain.
Mark Teofilo’s 71* ensured Ferntree Gully took the points over Mountain Gate. The Gators made 116 on the back of Clint Buckland’s 51, although Timothy Parker’s 4/15 combined with Teofilo’s score put the result beyond doubt.
In their fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Knox Gardens held sway over Eildon Park. Cody Morris and Steve Pimm were again the leading lights for Eildon Park, but Joshua Gregory and Jackson Marget made sure the Falcons had the runs on the board.
Pickett’s Reserve had a carnival atmosphere as David Hussey joined the Griffins for the day. Batting first Footballers amassed 4/181 with Storey, Bogar and Neill amongst the runs. Hussey waited until Lysterfield’s innings to make his mark on the game snaring 4/13 as the Beavers were held to 7/91 off their 20 overs. In the other DeCoite games Monbulk were too strong for St Johns Tecoma despite 71 from Trent Pitts, South Belgrave defeated Knoxfield and Rowville were victors over Olinda.
Norm Reeves Shield
Knoxfield 3/140 (J. Balfour 55, J. Taylor 35) def Johnson Park 5/138 (J. Whetstone 38*, A. Devenish 37)
Ferntree Gully 3/120 (M. Teofilo 71*) def Mountain Gate 8/116 (C. Buckland 51, T. Parker 4/15)
Belgrave 6/116 (A. Brunner 33) def Upper Ferntree Gully 7/99 (P. Dunlop 56, J. Levell 3/22)
The Basin 4/152 (B. Walter 49, S.Vozzo 39, D. Rundle 33) def Upwey 135 ( J. Sherriff 3/18, M. Heskes 3/40)
Knox Gardens 5/137 (J. Gregory 33*, J. Marget 32*, S. Pimm 3/28) def Eildon Park 5/113 ( C. Morris 34, S. Pimm 30)
Sth Belgrave 8/114 (Cormack 32) def Knoxfield 107 (Ludbrook 59, Barry 4/10)
Monbulk 6/160 (Emmett 37, Powell 31*, Newman 3/21) def St John’s Tecoma 6/159 (Pitts 74, Powell 3/24)
Rowville 9/137 (A Howell 34 P.Dean 4/31 M. Oates 3/26) vs Olinda 9/114 (B.Sidhu 3/9)
FTG Footballers 4/181 (Storey 65, Bogar 48*, Neill 37) def Lysterfield 7/91 (Hussey 4/13)
Ferntree Gully 6/104 def Mountain Gate 8/90 (J.Hallo 3/16)
Upper Ferntree Gully 3/133 B.Rickard 76* Roy 30 def Belgrave 8/104
Knox Boronia Churches 1/161 (Prendergast 81*, Travers 54*) def Johnson Park 3/160 (Dewar 44*)
Upwey 3/132 def The Basin 9/92
Monbulk 4/148 (Bermingham 39, Neal 35, Glen 3/25) def St Johns Tecoma 5/121 (Manning 30, Perkins 31)
Rowville 0/80 (M. Rich 34*) def Olinda 9/79
Lysterfield 6/126 (Peatling 32, Edwards 31) def FTG Footballers 7/125