1sts & 3rds Easily, Others Fall Short
The 1sts had little trouble capitalising on last week's excellent bowling display, running down Elwood's 91 in 50 overs with Anton Duddy (35*) and Danny Corp (12*) steering the side to 4/92.
The 2nds suffered a disappointing loss to Omega in their pursuit of 211 at Bricker Reserve. Batting in good conditions, the consistent loss of wickets made it difficult to mount any reasonable challenge as the boys were bowled out for 70.
The 3rds returned to the winner's list, overtaking Carnegie South's modest 153, with 6/239 in response. Jeremey Dunning (50) and Graeme Diggle (52) set up the win with a 132-run opening partnership.
The 4ths were brave in their loss to Omega reaching 8/209 with 8 overs to go in their pursuit of 236. Robert Pierce followed up his 7 wickets last week with a stunning century but it wasn't enough. Unfortunately, as two players who committed to the first week withdrew in week 2, the innings was drawn to a close and Omega were handed the win.
The 6ths were back in action after a week off and faced ladder leader Bentleigh Uniting. Winning the toss, the top order failed to fire, losing 4/34. A few decent knocks from Anthony Williamson (30) and Chris Taylor (37) gave the score some respectability but the consistent loss of wickets meant a final score of 9/137. The bowlers had a poor day too, with Bentleigh making the runs easily in 20 overs. Mick Cutler took 2/13 in an otherwise bleak day as the home team won by 7wickets.