All Teams Bowling, Looking The Goods
Jayme Saleem (2/43) and John Wilson (3/39) again did the job for the 1sts, helping restrict Mackie to a total of 195 at Mackie Road Reserve. Luke Dallas was also good, taking 4/45 from 18 overs.
The 2nds put in a good bowling display at Duncan Rd against Hampton Central, restricting the visitors to 6/209 from their allotted overs. James Napier was outsatnding with 2/39 from 12 overs, while Kim Pitt tightened his grip on the Woolnough bowling average lead with 3/64.
The 3rds had an unusual day, having East Bentleigh Central 8/194 early in the day with an opportunity to have a bat that night and apply pressure next week. Unfortunately, the home team added 125 runs for the ninth wicket, meaning that the 3rds will be chasing 323 next week to secure victory.
Gavin Devereaux was the hero of the day in the 4ths, taking 5/36 in their stoush with Kingston Heath. After having the visitors 3/46, we let them off the hook allowing apartnership of 157 for the 4th wicket. But the biys fought back from 3/203 to have the visitors 9/257 at the end of the day, giving us every chance for victory next week.
The 6ths were at home to Brighton District in their first 2-day match for the season looking to atone for their disappointing loss last week. Oliver Read (2/40 from 15 overs) and Jason Crossley (1/51 from 12 overs) were oustanding as they bowled their allotted overs non-stop at the top of the innings, while Mich Cutler's return to form continued with 8 tight overs for 27 without luck. Poor catching was the only negative for the day as the visitors reached 6/195.