3 Hundreds and a 7fa
Posted by Ben McLean on Monday, 31 Jan 2011 at 2:52pm
7 Sensation wins for the seniors over the last 2 weekends have put all teams with a great chance of playing finals cricket this year.

It was set-up last weekend with the 1st's securing a 1st innings win over St Johns Tecoma on Day 1.  The boys bowled well to dismiss St Johns for just 78, with the sublime Travis Mulder taking 5/15 from 10 overs.  Adam Wild 3/25 and Simon Grasser 2/22 took the remaining wickets in a clinical performance.  The boys were 4/92 overnight having locked away 1st innings points.  Day 2 saw the team get to 9d/167 with Jeremy Mackinnon scoring 39, Jarrod Butcher 22 and Adam Wild 26 being the major contributors.  At 3/29 in the 2nd Innings and outright victory looked a chance, however consolidation from St Johns saw them get to 6/113 before play was abandoned.  Adam Wild took 2/25.

In the Round 3 catch up game last Sunday vs Knoxfield the 1sts restricted the opposition to 9/134 from their 45 overs, Adam Wild again the pick of the bowlers with 4/14.  Mark Dalton was frugal with 2/12 from 7 and Adam Metherell took 2/36.  Wayne McInerney led the side with the bat with a well compiled 40, and 21* from Jeremy Mackinnon and 20* from Adam Metherell allowed the side to win the game with an over to spare with 5 wickets in hand.

The 2's had a massive weekend scoring 682 runs in the 2 days.  On the Saturday game the side compiled 7/330 with Ben McLean scoring a sensational 100 and Mitch Gregory falling just 1 run short on 99.  Adrian Zandt fired off a quick 34 and Dylan Wylde looked good with 39*.  A fine performance from the bowlers and fielders saw an outright victory achieved with Knox making 79 & 71.  1st Innings highlights were Adam Metherell 3/22, Ross Dancey 2/11, Matt van Lith 2/12 and Ryan Lepore 2/16.  In the 2nd Innings it was Daniel Adams 3/21, Matt van Lith 2/9, Adam Metherell 2/17 and Ross Dancey 2/20

On the Sunday the team smashed 4/352 from 45 overs with Ash Thompson demolishing Auravale's attack for 123, Mitch Gregory again scored well with 74* and Matt van Lith played a cameo with 64* from 23 balls. Brett Morrison 37 and Ben McLean 29 got the side off to a flyer with 60 coming from 9 overs.  In all, there were 15 sixes and 40 boundaries.  In reply Auravale were dismissed for just 102 with Ryan Lepore taking 3/15, Matt van Lith 2/12 and Ross Dancey 2/20.

The 3's effort saw 2 unbelievable personal achievements occur.  Batting first saw Troy Cetrola score an unbeaten 159, supported by Ash Hawkes with 27 and Rob Cottle with 20*, it allowed Webby to declare at 6/279 and send in Belgrave late on Day 1 and have them 3/20 overnight.  With outright victory in their minds, the 3's ripped through Belgrave's 1st innings in less than 20 overs with Blake Lines achieving his best ever haul of 7/18.  With 60 overs to play they were put back in and finished the day on 9/173, 1 wicket short of outright victory.  In the 2nd Innings Blake Lines again took wickets, this time 3/32 (Completing a 10WM), along with Peter Webb 2/24 and Ash Hawkes 2/16.  Troy topped off hit 159* with 4 catches and a stumping.  The solid win puts the boys in the top 4 and with in striking distance of top 2.

The 4ths also clocked up 2 wins over the last 2 weeks.  The first game The Gardens batted first and Tristan Wilkinson 50* and Michael Hoare 45* along with Jamie Tanner 38 took the score to 3/207 from 40.  Chris Rock led with the ball taking 2/13 from 8 with the other 6 wickets spread amongst the other bowlers.  The game was won by 57 runs.

In Game 2  Rowville were sent in and compiled 8/172 from their 40.  Marcus Powell 2/10 and Zach Flintoff 2/26 were the pick of the bowlers.  In replay Michael Hoare hit 53*, Steve Agius hit 29, Daniel Richards scored 26* and Marcus Powell 25.  The boys won comfortably with 4/177 from 29 overs.

Also on Saturday night, Peter Webb MC'd a terrific Trivia Night with about 75 atttendees from the Junior and Senior club.

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