Monash University CC News


By Alec Kahn

It was very much a weekend of two days, with batsmen scoring well on Saturday but bowlers dominating on Sunday on pitches juiced up by light rain.

Carnegie is well on the way to cementing its finals berth, after fifth-placed Reds collapsed to 5-18 before a tail-end recovery took the score to 157. At stumps, Carnegie look to be in control at 2-41 on the small Fawkner Park No.2 ground. Power House has set top side Old Caulfield a formidable target at Straw Field, while Emmanuel, Monash and the unpredictable Chili Dogs all made major inroads with the new ball late in the day to take charge of their games.

In B Grade, the intriguing battle for three finals berths continues. Fifth-placed South Yarra has already grabbed first innings points from Bayswater, but is meeting stiffer resistance in the second innings. Fourth-placed MHSOB has the edge over challengers Carnegie (sixth), but the contest between Arcadia and Coles for second place could go either way on the small Fawkner Park No.5 ground. Ladder leader Power House is struggling against lowly Glen Iris, while bottom side Reds scored a remarkable victory over Ajax in a one-day match, slamming 25 in the final two overs on a slow Cordner outfield to win on the second last ball.

In C Grade, the top four are locked in finely balanced games against each other. This should have benefited Monash, but the Gryphons have blown a golden opportunity to climb back into the four, collapsing late in the day against Emmanuel chasing a meagre 128.

In D grade, Barnawartha is well on the way to outright points against the young Carnegie side, which will settle fourth place unless Burnley can recover from a terrible start in pursuit of Gunbower's 208.

A Grade:
Monash Gryphons 216 (Bradshaw 57 Robinson 55 Rando 6-62) v Sacred Heart 3-12
Power House 273 (Scott 89 Gosstray 5-87) v Old Caulfield
Reds 157 (Nelson 54 Bennett 5-32) v Carnegie 2-41
Chilli Dogs 177 (Cleave 56 Gordon 54) v Burnley CYMS 4-25
Emmanuel 205 (Harris 54* Maiyah 5-60) v Canterbury 7-40 (Serapiglia 5-13)

B Grade:
Reds 7-170 (Faulkner 70*) d Ajax 8-cc-166 (Perzuck 66)
Glen Iris 126 (Gough 52 D.Meilak 5-38) v Power House 5-51
South Yarra 3-dec-149 (Matthias 66*) v Bayswater 61 (Thomson 5-4) & 0-52
Carnegie 168 (Ranasinghe 5-34) v MHSOB 2-94 (Harris 63)
Coles Myer 264 (S.Phillimore 55) v Arcadia Hotel 0-21

C Grade:
Canterbury 7-199 (Kent 53) v Carnegie
Moorabbin Park 84 v South Yarra 5-47
Emmanuel 128 (Eddy 5-19) v Monash Gryphons 92
Glen Iris 160 (Kelleher 53) d Burnley CYMS 0-2
Ashburton v Bayswater -- to play at Bayswater next Sunday 11am

D Grade:
Barnawartha Nth 259 v Carnegie 6-71
Sacred Heart 118 v Reds 1-125 (Kahn 58* Kent 50)
Gunbower United 208 (Donovan 5-69) v Burnley CYMS 4-27
Power House 3-142 (Picton 50) v Brighton East 52 (Hall 5-7)
Coles Myer 86 (Saranidis 50) v Ajax 6-94