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BHRDCA U/16 Rep Team Squad Announcement

On behalf of the BHRDCA Junior Executive Committee, I would like to congratulate the following players for being selected to represent the BHRDCA in the Mackay Cup:

 

 

Full Name BHRDCA club
Baysinger, Michael East Burwood
Carusi, Conlan Box Hill North SK
Douglas, Liam Heathmont
Epstein, Rafael Doncaster
Ericjoy, Nick Templestowe
Feltham, James Mitcham
Kral, Joshua Heatherdale
Mahoney, Mitchell Blackburn
Patterson, Corey Blackburn
Rahman, Mujahid Heathmont
Ross, Ben Mitcham
Sevior, Matt Vermont
Vidajic, Adrian Yarraleen

 

 

 

I would also like to congratulate the following players for being selected to represent the BHRDCA in the Beitzel Shield:

 

 

 

Full Name BHRDCA club
Box, James Heatherdale
Dowland, James Blackburn
Gill, Kirath East Box Hill
Grierson, Lucas Heatherdale
Howell, Sam Heatherdale
Joseph, Ben Heatherdale
Lane, Nelson Forest Hill
Macrokanis, Thomas Mitcham
Morrison, Jack Vermont
Rose, Christopher Heathmont
Stewart, Matthew Heatherdale
Vasan, Vasish East Box Hill
White, James Vermont

 

 

 

Details of date and venue of cap presentation for both teams will be announced soon. First matches for both teams are on Monday 6/01/14.

 

Many thanks to the selection / coaching team of Anthony Stewart, Chris Box and Steve Carusi.

 

Thank you to every player and parent that has been involved in the trial process so far. The standard of play has been extremely high and you should be very proud of yourself for making it this far in the process. For the boys that have not been successful in progressing to the final squads, please don’t be too disappointed, but keep trying your hardest at club level and hopefully you will be invited to try again next season.

 

Good luck for the rest of the cricket season, we wish you all the very best.

 

CONTACT
Ross Chambers
Junior Competition Secretary / Representative Manager B.H.R.D.C.A.
e-mail: chambers.ross@optusnet.com.au
Mobile: 0432 660 951

BHRDCA U/14 Final Squad Announcement

On behalf of the BHRDCA Junior Executive Committee, I would like to congratulate the following players for being selected to represent the BHRDCA in the U14 Nolan Cup:

 

 

NAME CLUB
Balamurugan, Ranjit Vermont
Clark, Lachlan Vermont
Gill, Karan East Box Hill
Hardman, Jonno Vermont
Hodges, Gregory Heatherdale
Hubber, Brant Blackburn
Kohne, Mitchell Mulgrave W Hill
McNally, Henry Vermont
Mumford, Isaac Heathmont
Olley, Dylan Vermont
Rathi, Aryaman Yarraleen
Rimmer, Max Blackburn North
Toppi, Christian Templestowe
Welsh, Rohan Forest Hill

 

 

I would also like to congratulate the following players for being selected to represent the BHRDCA in the Allen Shield:

 

 

 

NAME CLUB
Anderson, Ben Heatherdale
Bino-Thomas, Frank East Box Hill
Carroll, Thomas Park Orchards
Eaton, Matt Vermont
Harte, Sam Blackburn
Johnston, Thomas East Box Hill
McCarthy, Ben Forest Hill
Murray, Josh Blackburn
Reid, Callum Vermont
Sticca, Jake Bulleen Temp.
Tallariti, Daniel Box Hill North
Tellis, Auzburt Mulgrave W Hill
Warhurst, Harrison Park Orchards
McDonald, Nick East Box Hill

 

 

Details of date and venue of cap presentation for both teams will be announced soon. First matches for both teams are on Monday 6/01/14.

 

Many thanks to the selection / coaching team of Glen Johnston, Justin Lui, Craig Hunt.

 

Thank you to every player and parent that has been involved in the trial process so far. The standard of play has been extremely high and you should be very proud of yourself for making it this far in the process. For the boys that have not been successful in progressing to the final squads, please don’t be too disappointed, but keep trying your hardest at club level and hopefully you will be invited to try again next season.

 

Good luck for the rest of the cricket season, we wish you all the very best.

 

 

CONTACT:

Ross Chambers

Junior Competition Secretary / Representative Manager B.H.R.D.C.A.

e-mail: chambers.ross@optusnet.com.au

Mobile: 0432 660 951

 

BHRDCA U/12 Final Squad Announcment

On behalf of the BHRDCA Junior Executive Committee, I would like to congratulate the following players for being selected to represent the BHRDCA in the U12 Browne Plate or Mitchell Shield:

 

 

 

NAME CLUB
Bardwell, Jade Blackburn
Carter, Liam Surrey Hills
Carter, Morgan Surrey Hills
Coates, Jack Mitcham
Coates, Josh Mitcham
Corbally, Connor East Doncaster
Cosham, Bryce Heathmont
Cullen, Jack Park Orchards
Hamzovski, Samir Yarraleen
Hansen, Toby Yarraleen
Heron, Matthew Heatherdale
Holloway, Jayden Mitcham
Horsnaill, Ben Blackburn
Howell, Dominic Heatherdale
Hubber, Kieren Blackburn
Irish, Jordan Doncaster
Joseph, Matthew Heatherdale
Lammardo, Ben Blackburn
Matheson, Blake Templestowe
Pancholi, Prithish Mulgrave W Hill
Powell, Liam GWH
Rae, Liam Forest Hill
Reynolds, Simon East Doncaster
Sticca, Josh Bulleen Temp.
Tampeo-Lee, Jackson Templestowe
Tellis, Kurt Mulgrave W Hill
Wynne, Ethan Heathmont

 

There will be one more practice match between two sides selected from these players only. Details of date and venue for this and cap presentation for both teams will be announced soon.

 

First matches for both teams are on Monday 6/01/14. There will be a further notice detailling those players that have been selected in each U12 team.

 

Many thanks to the selection / coaching team of Jason Irish, Justin Lui, David Banfield.

 

Thank you to every player and parent that has been involved in the trial process so far. The standard of play has been extremely high and you should be very proud of yourself for making it this far in the process. For the boys that have not been successful in progressing to the final squads, please don’t be too disappointed, but keep trying your hardest at club level and hopefully you will be invited to try again next season.

 

Good luck for the rest of the cricket season, we wish you all the very best.

 

CONTACT:

Ross Chambers

Junior Competition Secretary / Representative Manager B.H.R.D.C.A.

e-mail: chambers.ross@optusnet.com.au

Mobile: 0432 660 951

Final Junior Rep team squad delayed…

To all Junior BHRDCA Cricketers:

 

The announcement of the final squads for the six junior BHRDCA rep teams has been delayed. This is due mainly to the selectors being faced with deciding from many, many talented cricketers.

 

Some of the teams are decided, but we don’t think it is fair to announce those until all teams are final. Please be patient, we hope to publish all the teams very soon.

 

There is also another matter that needs to be brought to the attention of all the parents of players in contention for the final teams. The following letter is from Mr. Peter Rosenthal, president of the BHRDCA, on behalf of the Committee of Management. If anyone has any questions regarding this or any other junior matter, please do not hesitate to contact Ross Chambers on 0432 660 951, or at: chambers.ross@optusnet.com.au

 

Dear Parent:

 

As we near another representative campaign for our junior cricketers, this year there will be a small cost on each player.

 

A review of association costs in 2012/13, revealed that representative cricket across the association costs in excess of $13,000- for our junior, U/21, senior and veterans teams. This includes clothing, match balls, net hire, ground hire, umpires fees and some catering. This cost is not continually sustainable without some balancing of the scales.

 

We appreciate there is already a cost to play in terms of time committed to the cause, annual leave taken and holidays forfeited. In recent years the BHRDCA representative cricket has been rejuvenated with the exceptionally hard work of our volunteer administrators, coaches and managers. This has resulted in on field success and provides an environment that gives all players the best chance to improve and succeed individually and as a team.

 

We know other associations charge nearly $200- for the privilege of playing and it is not our intent to price people out of this great opportunity for their children. For the 2014 carnival, there will be a levy of $50- per player. This will offset some of the costs incurred as mentioned above. The BHRDCA continues to seek to improve itself and sponsorship opportunities are being sought, and signed, on an ongoing basis. These sponsorships also contribute to costs the association incur.

 

Thanks in advance for your understanding and we look forward to another successful January.

 

Regards

 

BHRDCA

Committee of Management

 

BHRDCA Rep Teams Clean Up!

Last Sunday The BHRDCA won both games in the Wilson and McIntosh Shield grades against RDCA & ECA to claim both trophies for the first time.

 

More details will follow in the next few days but a great effort with Arthur McKenzie adjudged the player of the Wilson Shield series and Luke Davis receiving the same in the McIntosh Shield series.

 

A  HUGE thanks to Blackburn CC who were great hosts.

T20 McIntosh & Wilson Shield squads announcement & game details

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Sunday, 1 December 2013

 

McINTOSH SHIELD SQUADS

 

Game No.1 – McIntosh Shield T20 game played on Morton Park East (top ground @ Blackburn CC)
Start time: 9:30am (All McIntosh Shield players to be on the ground for warm ups by 9am)
BHRDCA vs RDCA

1. BEN JOHNSON – FHCC (Shirt No.7)
2. CHARLES ERASMUS – FHCC (Shirt No.10)
3. LUKE DAVIS – BCC (Shirt No.9)
4. JACK BERRY – BTCC (Shirt No.2)
5. LUKE MASON – (VC) – BTCC (Shirt No.4)
6. STEPHEN ALDERTON – (CAPT) – BSCC (Shirt No.3)
7. HEATH O’DWYER – BCC (Shirt No.5)
8. JASON THOMPSON – BSCC (Shirt No.12)
9. TRAVIS PARSONAGE – BHNSKCC (Shirt No.11)
10. JARROD THORP – HCC (Shirt No.6)
11. MITCHELL SCOTT – VCC (Shirt No.8)

 

 

Game No.2 – McIntosh Shield T20 game played on Morton Park East (top ground @ Blackburn CC)
Start time: 3:30pm (All McIntosh Shield players to be ready for warm ups by 2:45pm)
BHRDCA vs ECA

1. BEN JOHNSON – FHCC (Shirt No.7)
2. MICK AMOR – BTCC (Shirt No.15)
3. LUKE DAVIS – BCC (Shirt No.9)
4. SEAN DE KRETSER – (CAPT) – HCC (Shirt No.13)
5. HEATH O’DWYER – BCC (Shirt No.5)
6. JACK BERRY – BTCC (Shirt No.2)
7. STEPHEN ALDERTON – (VC) – BSCC (Shirt No.3)
8. LUKE MASON – BTCC (Shirt No.4)
9. JASON THOMPSON – BSCC (Shirt No.12)
10.TRAVIS PARSONAGE – BHNSKCC (Shirt No.11)
11. MITCHELL SCOTT – VCC (Shirt No.8)
12. CHARLES ERASMUS – FHCC (Shirt No.10) (if needed)

 

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WILSON SHIELD SQUADS

 

Game No.1 – WILSON Shield T20 game played on Morton Park West (Bottom ground @ Blackburn CC)
Start time: 9:30am (All WILSON Shield players to be on the ground for warm ups by 9am)
BHRDCA vs RDCA

1. JORDAN WISE – KUCC – CAPT
2. SAM NOBLE – DCC
3. PATRICK LUBY – EPCC
4. SHANE LUBY – EPCC
5. APURWA SARVE – GWHCC
6. ROSS HENDERSON – LCC
7. ASH KEYS – LCC
8. JARROD KEYS – LCC
9. MATTHEW STELLA – KUCC
10. LAITHRU ANTHONY – VSCC
11. JAMES FENNER – KHCC
12. ARTHUR MCKENZIE – KUCC if needed

 

 

Game No.2 – WILSON Shield T20 game played on Morton Park West (Bottom ground @ Blackburn CC)
Start time: 3:30pm (All WILSON Shield players to be ready for warm ups by 2:45pm)
BHRDCA vs ECA

 

1. JORDAN WISE – KUCC – CAPT
2. SAM NOBLE – DCC
3. PATRICK LUBY – EPCC
4. SHANE LUBY – EPCC
5. APURWA SARVE – GWHCC
6. ROSS HENDERSON – LCC
7. ASH KEYS – LCC
8. JARROD KEYS – LCC
9. ARTHUR MCKENZIE – KUCC
10. LAITHRU ANTHONY – VSCC
11. RYAN HILLAS – KUCC
12. JAMES FENNER – KHCC if needed

VMCU: Neil Wright U/21 Shield wrap-up

Sunday 24th November, 2013

 

Our boys were clinical in their disposal of the Williamstown & District Cricket Association in a rain affected match at Harry Trott Oval. Inclement weather forced the game to be reduced to 26 overs per side and on a largely flat and lifeless wicket we were sent in by the opposition, a decision that the opposition captain no doubt regrets. We bowled quick, full and fast to have the opposition reeling at 4/27 before Aaron ‘Puppy Dog’ Clarke came on with his off spinners, he bowled with grace and twirl and finished with stunning figures of 5/11 and as the opposition crumbled to be all out for just 50. In reply we were never really challenged, Charles Erasmus (30*) and Scott Edwards (14*) saw us to a crushing ten wicket victory. A clearly emotional Bobby Mudher had this to say after the game ‘We are the best bunch of blokes’.  The boys next game takes place on the 8th of December at Dempster Park, Sunshine against the North Metro CA. A strong performance could see our u/21s play off in a semi final for the second season running.

 

The Reporter Wrap Round 4 2013/14

With Round 4 came a mixture of results, upsets, convincing wins and nail biters. One thing though was certain; the cricket was as good as ever.

 

McIntosh Shield

 

At Morton Park Blackburn moved to second position on the Shield ladder with a hard fought win over the in form Box Hill North Super Kings. The Super Kings were missing both centurions from round 3’s demolition of St Davids and the home side took full advantage. The visiting side slumped to 6-3 before some smart middle order batting and a 62 run 10th wicket partnership saw them post a competitive 220. An unbeaten 67 from skipper Luke Davis meant that the Burners were able to chase the runs rather comfortably, finishing victors by 4 wickets still with 11 overs left in the days play.

 

Bulleen Templestowe showed that they would again be around the mark in season 2013/14. The Bullant’s sent in Blackburn South at Ted Ajani reserve and that certainly seemed to be the right decision. Lee Woolcock ensured that the home side took full advantage, his legspinners taking 4/53 saw the Cobras all out for just 165. Two late wickets on the first day gave the visiting side a little sniff but that was where it ended the home side were largely untroubled after that as they finished the match on 4/201 to move to 4th position on the ladder. Half centuries from Jack Berry and Luke Mason were the highlights of that innings.

 

At the start of the round only two sides were anchored to the bottom of the ladder without a win for season 2013/14. East Box Hill hosted Mitcham at Howard Wilson Oval in an early season battle to stave off relegation whispers. The Tigers opted to bat first but a brilliant new ball spell from Campbell ‘Spud’ Gauld saw them reeling at 3-22 and despite a well compiled 48 from Mark Wheeler they were never able to get their innings going. 3/27 from stand in skipper Angus Gauld meant his Breakers would be chasing a modest 170 for victory. At 3/43 the game was still very much in the balance before a 60 run partnership between Atilla Yaman and Brendt Henricus restored some stability and ensured East Box Hill would get their first win of the season. Henricus finished with a marvelous 107* as the home sides innings was eventually declared at 5/252.

 

The upset of the round came at Donvale Reserve where the new kids on the block St Davids accounted for last seasons premiers Heatherdale. Sent in to bat in the first week the home side were anchored splendidly by Brent Williams, who in a remarkable effort batted the entire 80 overs to finish 85* (250) not out. Just 2 wickets down at tea St Davids were able to post a competitive 8/213 on a very slow outfield. Heatherdale’s run chase got off to a brisk start, despite losing De Kretser (9) early they were able to consolidate and were around about 100 runs shy of the target at the tea interval. Lachlan Johns 9 boundary 77 was absolutely superb but when he departed at 5/137 just after the break the game drastically changed course. Dean Sofianopoulos destroyed the Heatherdale bottom order with his disciplined bowling and relentless pressure, the visiting side lost 6 wickets for just 16 runs to be all out for 153. Sofianopoulos finished with 6/23 while Williams backed up his efforts with the bat with 1/30 and two great catches in the gully. With still 19 overs left in he day the Brownlows had a second innings but this was rather inconsequential as they finished 1/63, Sloan 30 (43) and Williams 21*(47) providing some late entertainment for the spectators.

 

At East Burwood Reserve Sean Bramstedt continued his love affair with the Vermont Cricket Club, the EBBCC captain saw the home side put on what eventually turned out to be a match winning 269. In reply Vermont were able to post 221, largely thanks to a career best haul of 5/36 from opening bowler Simon Cocks. This was a very important win by the home side as it sees them square their ledger at 2-2 for season 2013/14.

 

In the last shield match of the round Templestowe were comprehensively out played by a clinical Forest Hill side. The Zebras are now alone at the top of the McIntosh Shield ladder undefeated with 4 wins. A 10 boundary 50 from Aaron Taun-Henderon , 40 from Charles Erasmus and a start from virtually every other batsman allowed the home side to make 282. Luke Costa continued his good form with the ball, taking 3/60 while young spinner Jacob Bevacqua was the pick of the bowlers with 4/58. With only Zaicos (34) providing any real resistance at the top of the order  the Stowers were all out in the 47th over for just 155, their third score under 160 for the season.

 

Wilson Shield

 

Vermont South officially kicked off their season with an impressive 95 run victory over this seasons big improver Laburnum. 5 batsmen made over 30 for the vultures with Sudesh Guruge’s powerful 111 the main reason the home side were able to post 6/345. In reply Laburnum were not completely disgraced, proven performer Jarrod Keys was brilliant with 109 while new recruit Brad Leed made 42. Laburnum still currently sit in the top 4 with 3 wins and just this one loss.

 

Last seasons grand finalists Kerrimuir United also opened their account with a crushing 102 run demolition of Doncaster. Opting to bat first at Springfield Park the home side posted 5/257 largely thanks to a demoralizing unbeaten 140 from Ryan Hillas. Some brilliant bowling at the top of the innings saw the visiting team slump to 4 for 41 and from that they never could recover. Watson 3/34 was the pick of the bowlers as Mahir Qureshi (44) was the only batsman to show any real fight.

 

At Eley Park the home side’s top order struggled against the sheer pace and skill of Nick Greenhalf to be all out for just 168. Wilson Shields most in-form bowler was brilliant with 5/30 off 24 overs, he and left arm spinner Trev Patrao 3/43 didn’t allow them a look in as they posted that below-par score. The home side really struggled to take wickets at regular intervals and 34* from skipper Clinton Proctor and 36* from BHRDCA warhorse Billy Karametos saw the Nungers to 6/201 and another set of 6 points.

 

The most impressive individual performance of the round came at Capital Reserve. Leigh Odermatt bowled at his devastating best taking 3/7 and removing the dangerous Apurwa Sarve for just one. Combined with Nathan Mills 3/36 the Glen Waverly Hawks were only capable of posting a paltry 113 and at stumps on day one Blackburn North were halfway there. The Bulldogs innings eventually finished at 3/196 with that man Leigh Odermatt scoring an unbeaten 116, his first century in any form of cricket and the big fella was certainly very pleased with his efforts! Congratulations and well batted Leigh!

 

Xavier Barry-Murphy completed a fantastic comeback to cricket with an unbeaten 116 at Heatherdale Reserve as a Mulgrave/Wheelers Hill side without Travis Balaam was largely uncompetitive in this last match of the round. Barry-Murphy’s innings included 15 4s and helped his side post a huge 7/294. In reality this was always going to be a tall order for the visiting side. The top order put up somewhat of a fight before eventually folding to leave the tail exposed and were bowled out for 152.

 

VMCU: Neil Wright U21 Shield

 

Our boys were clinical in their disposal of the Williamstown & District Cricket Association in a rain affected match at Harry Trott Oval. Inclement weather forced the game to be reduced to 26 overs per side and on a largely flat and lifeless wicket we were sent in by the opposition, a decision that the opposition captain no doubt regrets. We bowled quick, full and fast to have the opposition reeling at 4/27 before Aaron ‘Puppy Dog’ Clarke came on with his off spinners, he bowled with grace and twirl and finished with stunning figures of 5/11 and as the opposition crumbled to be all out for just 50. In reply we were never really challenged, Charles Erasmus (30*) and Scott Edwards (14*) saw us to a crushing ten wicket victory. A clearly emotional Bobby Mudher had this to say after the game ‘We are the best bunch of blokes’.  The boys next game takes place on the 8th of December at Dempster Park, Sunshine against the North Metro CA. A strong performance could see our u/21s play off in a semi final for the second season running.

This week’s Reporter Wrap written by Paul Semertzidis 

Round Highlights

 

SCORE PLAYER CLUB GRADE OPPOSITION
140* Ryan Hillas Kerrimuir United Wilson Shield Grade Doncaster
116* Leigh Odermatt Blackburn North Wilson Shield Grade Glen Waverley Hawks
116* Xavier Barry-Murphy Heatherdale Wilson Shield Grade Mulgrave Wheelers Hill Cricket Club
115 David Patterson Vermont C Grade Laburnum Cricket Club (previously NCoCCC)
114 Sean Bramstedt East Burwood McIntosh Shield Grade Vermont
113 Scott Cunningham Vermont South A Grade Syndal
111 Sudesh Umayanga Guruge Vermont South Wilson Shield Grade Laburnum Cricket Club (previously NCoCCC)
109* Jarrod Keys Laburnum Cricket Club (previously NCoCCC) Wilson Shield Grade Vermont South
108 Gaurav Malhotra Heatherdale McIntosh Shield Grade 2nds St Davids
107* Brendt Henricus East Box Hill McIntosh Shield Grade Mitcham

 

Best Bowling Performances

 

 

BOWL PLAYER CLUB GRADE OPPOSITION
7/35 Joel Norman-Hade South Sharks D Grade Eley Park
7/37 Ryan Marshman Nunawading C Grade Kerrimuir United
7/41 Michael Armstrong Glen Waverley Hawks D Grade Koonung Heights
7/45 Ashok S Xavier Box Hill North Super Kings B Grade Blackburn
7/52 Guy Steel Koonung Heights D Grade Glen Waverley Hawks
6/15 James Florence Bulleen Templestowe One Day B Grade Blackburn North
6/23 Dean Sofianopoulos St Davids McIntosh Shield Grade Heatherdale
6/32 Brayden Beaton Forest Hill McIntosh Shield Grade 2nds Templestowe
6/36 Justin O’Dwyer Heatherdale B Grade Mulgrave Wheelers Hill Cricket Club
6/39 Sam Kaudinya Burwood District One Day B Grade Koonung Heights
6/50 Lachlan McDowell Mulgrave Wheelers Hill Cricket Club E Grade Blackburn

 

Best Fielding Performances

 

C RO ST PLAYER CLUB GRADE OPPOSITION
4 0 1 Blake Herreen Box Hill North Super Kings C Grade Koonung Heights
2 3 Andrew Morrison Templestowe McIntosh Shield Grade 2nds Forest Hill
4 0 Matthew Nicholson Park Orchards A Grade Koonung Heights
4 0 Lachlan McKenzie Blackburn B Grade Box Hill North Super Kings
4 0 Bryce Litchfield Box Hill North Super Kings McIntosh Shield Grade 2nds Blackburn
4 0 Gerard Atilemile Laburnum Cricket Club (previously NCoCCC) C Grade Vermont
4 0 Alex Brennan Blackburn South D Grade Bulleen Templestowe
3 0 1 Danyon McNeilly East Burwood E Grade Doncaster
2 1 1 Huon Bertino Deakin A Grade Yarraleen cricket club
2 1 1 Jack McDonald East Box Hill Under 16 A Grade Blackburn
1 3 Glen Mackie Nunawading One Day C Grade Melbourne Falcons Cricket Club

 

Maddocks Sport Cup – Round 4 wrap-up

Doncaster hosted Vermont Sth at Boronia Grove and batting first compiled a competitive 6/214cc. Ben Hirsch and Sam MacDonald set the early running with a fine 2nd wicket stand before Hirsch retired hurt for 36. Joe Blyth took up the challenge with a handy 22 but it was MacDonald’s 79 that was the backbone of the innings with Vermont Sths wickets evenly shared.

 

 

Namzi Ozkam made early breakthroughs before Jayden MacLeod and Matthew Sutherland played vital support roles to a brilliant 101* by Tom Cunningham to get Vermont Sth home with 5 wickets to spare in a tight and exciting finish.

 

 

Both Heatherdale and Donvale were desperately chasing points at Heatherdale Reserve but batting first the home side were quickly in trouble against some excellent Donvale bowling and despite a fighting 33 from Ben Joseph it was bowlers Josh White, Nathan Fraser, Riley Winton and Darcey Brush who shared the wickets around to knock Heatherdale over for only 76.

 

 

Scenting victory the Donvale bats put their head down and proved far too strong in reply running out comfortable winners at 4/152 with all batsmen getting a start, Jackson Ford top scoring with 46.

 

 

Park Orchards looked early doors as if they were going to post a big score and give ladder leaders Vermont a real fight. Consistent Rudi Hunt and Michael Minz combined to post a healthy 78 run opening stand and Prahn Nicholson kept the runs ticking along to bring up three figures with only 1 down. The introduction of Fraser Day and Max Healey to the bowling crease started the rot with Mitchell Tomkins-Barry snaring an impressive 3/4 to close out the innings at 8/139cc.

 

 

A slow Eagles start gave Park Orchards early hope but this was quickly dashed by Ryan Phillips who posted a tremendous unbeaten ton supported by fine all-round performances by Tomkins-Barry 23 and Healey 49 to ensure Vermont kept their unbeaten run intact.

 

 

It was a confident Blackburn Sth that travelled down to H E Parker Reserve to take on Heathmont in what promised to be a tight and entertaining clash. It was therefore somewhat of a surprise to see Blackburn Sth wickets tumble at an alarming rate to some hostile bowling by opener James King who was ably supported by Tom Delaney 3/13 and James Kelly 2/17 to be all out for only 76.

 

 

Heathmont however made heavy work of knocking of the runs against a steady attack, it took an excellent all round performance by Tom Deleaney who backed up his bowling with a handy 25 to steer Heathmont home with 5 wickets still in the shed in this low scoring affair.

 

 

Perhaps the most exciting finish of the round was at East Burwood where the home side hosted the Zebras in what was to prove another low scoring affair. Batting first Forest Hill struggled against the bowling of Justin Meridith 3/11 and Jackson Ealy 3/29 and they only just limped past the 100 mark thanks mainly to Gavin Carusi’s 24 and Ben Matthews 19 accounting for nearly half their total.

 

 

Carusi was again prominent for the Zebras when it came time for East Burwood to bat as the bowlers again dominated the bat as the match swung one way and then the other. The loss of Mitch Gale when it seemed East Burwood were slowly but surely coasting to victory gave the Forest Hill bowlers heart and as the score rose slowly and wickets fell it was down to the last pairing to eke out the final few runs as spectators chewed their nails and encouraged their “boys” on. In the end a well struck boundary saw East Burwood over the line in a match that could have so easily gone the other way.

 

 

Picking the Maddocks Sports Player of the Round is again an impossible task with the twin tons of Vermont South’s Tom Cunningham and Vermont’s Ryan Phillips sharing the award.

 

 

Bring on Rd 5 – Peter

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