Eildon Park posted a solid score in their Round 7 encounter with with Mountain Gate.
Cody Morris produced a century (105) for the Panthers, with Jarryd Gaskin (53*) and Monte Perera (50) adding to the total with half centuries to guide the innings to 7/303. Fresh from his Eastern FM Radio appearance, Josh Lindner led the way with the ball, claiming 3/94.
The Basin were also the beneficiary of a centurian, as Jayden Turcinovic lodged an unbeaten 134* against Knoxfield. The Knights were in the field all day, sharing the wickets around as The Basin finished on 7/260.
Cameron Wheeler continued in his wicket-taking ways in their match against Upper Ferntree Gully. Wheeler claimed 5/51, taking him to 24 wickets for the season in only 7 matches at an average of 10.83 – including 3 5-wicket innings and a 10-wicket match. Steven Moore also amongst the wickets with season-best 4/31. With the willow, Pete Dunlop logged 67 to help guide the Kings to 148.
Knox Gardens posted 210 in their matchup with Belgrave. Jarrod Butcher lead the way for the Falcons with 44, ably helped by starts from Niraj De Silva (32) and Scott McInerney (32). For the Magpies, Aaron Brunner claimed 4/45 with the pill in a winnable match for either team.
Finally, Johnson Park have made inroads on Ferntree Gully prior to stumps having earlier been dismissed. The Sharks were all out for 154, with Steve Devenish (52) the only bat to get a start. Jayden Bradbury claimed 5/19, with Tim Parker 4/40. In response, the Blues finished the day at 3/31 as the Sharks hungry to redeem.
In Decoite Shield, Ferntree Gully Footballers were able to post a large score against Rowville thanks to numerous contributors. Nick Bogar (88), Ben Rawlings (56), Tharanga Lakshita (43) and Ben Storey (31) all chipped in to the Griffin’s tally to end the day 8/298. For Rowville, Louis Holmes lead the way with 4/95.
Cameron Cosstick had a day to remember in Lysterfield’s match against Olinda. Cosstick claimed 6/37 and was a main catalyst in keeping Olinda to 131.
Monbulk enjoyed a strong day with the ball in their match against South Belgrave. Craig Broekhof (4/56) and Aaron Powell (3/44) featured prominently on the bowling sheet to restrict South to 138. In reply, the Hawks find themselves at 3/68 at stumps.
Knoxfield scored an even 200 in their match against St Johns Tecoma. Adam Maloney scored 61 for the Knights, whilst for the Saints, Paul Edgeller claimed 3/39.