Cheeks does the Washing Up
The 1sts led by Mark Jenkin with the ball and Mark Devereaux with the bat have already secured first innings points and are striving for an outright win next week against Washington Park to have them firmly entrenched in the top 4.
Washington Park won the toss and batted and straight away Mark Jenkin (5/30 off 16 overs) had them playing and missing, hooping the ball all over the place. Ably supported by Jamie Saleem (1/30 off 15.3 overs) steaming in from the other end they soon had the opposition 5/25, Mark with all 5 wickets. Washington Park then steadied with a 52 run partnership until Guy Martyn (1/3 off 2 overs) with his occasional leggies took the crucial wicket with the last ball before tea leaving the score at 6/77. After tea Nick Knight (1/1 off 3 overs) and Liam Polinelli (2/9 off 6 overs) came in to help finish the innings with Washington Park losing 5/12 to be all out for 89.
With still 24 overs left in the day's play the decision to chase the runs today was made. In walked Mark Devereaux (54) and Brendan Bennett (33no) who both the proceeded to hit Washington's attack all over the ground. In 14.2 overs they knocked off the 90 runs needed highlighted with 3 consecutive 6's by the skipper.
Washington was sent back in and finished the day at 1/14 with Jaymee Saleem taking the crucial wicket. With such a tight competition for the final 4 the boys will be going all out to pick up an outright victory next week.
The 2nd's also finished with a solid 9/182 against Washington with contributions across the batting order highlighed by Odin Duesbury 39, Kim Pitt 36no and Andy Hunter 27. Solid bowling next week will see a return to the winners circle.
The 4ths bowled Hampton United out for 170 with Lindsay Cooper 4/24 David Pook 3/59 and Eddie Carmine 2/44 the main contributors and finished the day 0/18 in response. The 5ths scored 184 with Andy Pryor 46 and Matty Blunden 29 against South Side Caulfield whilst the 6ths bowled Bentleigh West out for 151 with wickets evenly shared, L Edgar 2/15, I Pewtress 2/15, N Jewell 2/23, E Turner 2/27 and O Jewell 2/31.
The 3rds struggled again with the bat being all out for 50 but have St Johns Elsternwick 6/89 with Scotty Campbell 4/18 being in the wickets.