Monash University CC News

Round 8 Scores

By Alec Kahn

The first day of round 8 saw some remarkable scores and individual performances.

In A Grade, fourth-placed Reds crushed a badly depleted Chili Dogs line-up to win outright in a day. Big hitter Jonathan Truscott smashed 107 not out in 13 overs, including 35 from one eight-ball over, to set up an early declaration. Not to be outdone, Emmanuel, who were level with Reds on points, plundered 6-400 from Sacred Heart, Rohan Schreier starring with 140 not out, then grabbed 5-33 by stumps. Powerhouse inswing bowler Rab Grant took 8-31 to give his side a quick first innings win, but by stumps Burnley had fought back in another game that looks like going to an outright result.

In B grade, MHSOB opener Andrew Shedden grafted the entire day for 60 not out, as his side eked out 139 against Reds quick Steve Nelson, who took 6-23 from 27 overs. Arcadia Hotel did well to contain top side Powerhouse to 120, but then collapsed sensationally to be 7-16 at stumps. Bottom side Ajax caused a major upset by narrowly defeating second-placed Coles.

In C Grade, Glen Iris dismissed Monash Gryphons' challenge for top place. But third-placed South Yarra is struggling against the revamped lineup of bottom side Carnegie.

D Grade saw another quick outright as Burnley outplayed a very raw Carnegie side full of new recruits. Lowly Ajax ran up a formidable score that will test fourth-placed Sacred Heart. And Gunbower ran into unexpected resistance from Brighton East, whose 7-161 will take some catching on the big slow Dendy ground.

A Grade:
Caulfield Grammarians 6-172 (Gosstray 68 Bettany 54) d Monash Gryphons 168
Powerhouse 9-dec-113 v Burnley 55 (Grant 8-31) & 1-40
Reds 4-dec-290 (Truscott 107* Bell 78) d Chili Dogs 30 & 17
Emmanuel 6-dec-400 (Schreier 140* Radchenko 87 Brudar 87) v Sacred Heart 5-33
Carnegie 246 (Sevenhuysen 57) v Canterbury 4-20

B Grade:
Powerhouse 120 (Rosecrow 5-31) v Arcadia Hotel 7-16
MHSOB 139 (Shedden 60* Nelson 6-23) v Reds
Ajax 240 (Dvash 97) d Coles 231 (Booth 70)
Glen Iris 165 v Bayswater 4-12
South Yarra 5-149 (Neale 51) v Carnegie 112 (Thomson 5-25)

C Grade:
Burnley 207 v Ashburton 0-10
Carnegie 137 (Yeo 77* Campbell 5-34) v South Yarra 5-51
Glen Iris 158 (Dixon 6-45) d Monash 126
Moorabbin Park 197 d Emmanuel 9-cc-159
Canterbury v Bayswater -- to play next Sunday

D Grade:
Powerhouse 170 (Collie 58) v Reds 2-19
Barnawartha Nth 187 (McCallum 54 Kulusza 6-33) d Coles 82 & 3-95
Brighton East 7-161 v Gunbower
Ajax 9-289 (Hershan 57) v Sacred Heart
Burnley 2-dec-325 (Bourrilhon 126 Neville 101* Bowen 67) d Carnegie 20 & 42