Monash University CC News
MCA Results Round 9.2
By Alec Kahn
Power House has slipped out of the A grade four after big centuries got rivals Old Caulfield and Emmanuel out of trouble in crucial games on the weekend.
Skipper Chris Bettany led from the front with 140 not out to get Old Caulfield home narrowly against Sacred Heart. Emmanuel lefthander Evan Radchenko amassed 164 and Rohan Schreier made his second consecutive century to comfortably pass Chili Dogs' solid 258. Reds grabbed a surprise outright when Canterbury collapsed twice with two injured players unable to bat. All of this has dumped Powerhouse to fifth spot, after they were unable to dismiss Carnegie in a reversal of last year's grand final on Cordner.
In B grade, Steve Booth's 104 has given third-placed Coles Myer a chance against top side Power House. Jim O'Connell's even 100 set Carnegie up for a big score against Bayswater.
In B grade, the four has seen a major shake-up. Coles, MHSOB and Glen Iris have all dropped out after costly losses, while South Yarra and Arcadia Hotel have stormed into second and third place with surprise outrights.
In C Grade, Moorabbin Park staged an amazing reversal to grab second place from South Yarra and send them plummeting from the four. Resuming at 8-77 chasing 114, the last two wickets added a further 68. After dismissing South Yarra a second time, the Moorabbin side needed 104 in twelve overs, but got them in nine in a spectacular display.
In D Grade, Burnley took fourth place from Barnawartha in a low-scoring game that could have gone to an outright either way. But Sacred Heart and Ajax have also moved into contention in what has become a four-way battle for fourth position.
Old Caulfield 8-244 (Bettany 140*) d Sacred Heart 241
Monash Gryphons 212 d Burnley 107 (Sullivan 8-35) & 2-74
Carnegie 9-215 d Powerhouse 199
Reds 9-cc-240 d Canterbury 40 & 108
Emmanuel 9-323 (Radchenko 164 Schreier 101 J.Bulner 6-32) d Chili Dogs 9-cc-258
Arcadia Hotel 144 (Foster 55 Apostolakis 7-58) d MHSOB 74 & 63 (Rosscrow 5-16)
South Yarra 118 & 3-77 d Reds 105 & 84
Ajax 195 d Glen Iris 139 & 3-133
Carnegie 8-dec-326 d Bayswater 179
Powerhouse 9-220 (Stewart 74 Grant 65 Scherer 6-51) d Coles 215
Burnley 7-cc-290 d Canterbury 171 (Jaacks 5-42)
Glen Iris 169 & 1-8 d Carnegie 60 & 116 (Hogan 61 Butcher 5-31)
Emmanuel 218 (Howse 80) d Ashburton 166
Monash Gryphons 131 d Bayswater 101 & 6-78
Moorabbin Park 145 (Thomson 6-59) & 1-106 (Wilkins 66*) d South Yarra 114 & 134 (Hughes 60)
Powerhouse 6-dec-290 d Carnegie 54 & 22 (Place 5-10)
Burnley 122 & 105 d Barnawartha Nth 91 & 9-119 (Donovan 5-58)
Sacred Heart 166 & 0-28 d Reds 138 (Probst 54)
Coles 149 & 6-dec-188 (Charles 81) d Gunbower 109 (Vandenberg 6-37) & 4-61
Ajax 7-cc-187 (Cooper 61) d Brighton East 4-cc-150