RDCA REPORT 18.03.17
The Grand Finals of the Ringwood and District Cricket Association’s competition were played over the weekend with all teams in the top 4 grades winning the toss and batting in perfect weather.
In Trollope Shield Ainslie Park’s 1st 3 batsmen in Trent Sier (58), David Killen (50) and Jake Tucker (22) set the Parkers up for a high score when they reached 3/142 against Wantirna South. Drew McKay (3-72), Tristan Webb (4-74) and Nalaka DeSilva (3-34) however had different ideas and reduced Ainslie to 6/151. Max Moss (20) then chimed in and a 41 run 8th wicket partnership between Josh Bettess (45) and Mark Arnot (13) allowed Ainslie to finish with 233.
Montrose’s openers in Jake Crowe (38) and Matt McKane (33) made a steady start against Wonga Park in Wilkins Cup when they produced an opening stand of 74. When both were dismissed at his score Montrose lost wickets consistently from then on to reach their final score of 216. Michael Edwards (47) and Matthew Black (38no) both contributed to the final score and Tom Hancock (4-39) was Wonga’s main wicket taker.
North Ringwood found the going tough against the Norwood bowlers in Newey Plate. After reaching 2-73 off 46 overs at tea the Bulls lost 3 quick wickets (2 to run outs) to slump to 5-88 but recovered to bat out their overs to reach 9-191 with Brendan Leis (44no), Brendan Redfern (37) and Matthew Nuthall (34) all contributing. Daniel Mutsaers (3-48) was the Vikings major wicket taker.
In Pascoe Shield Mark Unternahrer (4-16) and Luke McPhee (4-28) decimated Croydon Ranges batting line up to see them all out for 105 with opener Charlie Baker (43) top scoring. Kilsyth will resume on Sunday at 1-54 looking to have the game in complete control.
RDCA SCORES 18.03.17
Wantirna South v Ainslie Park 233 T. Sier 58 D. Killen 50 T. Webb 4-74.
Wonga Park v Montrose 216 M. Edwards 47 T. Hancock 4-39.
Norwood v North Ringwood 9-191 B. Leis 44no.
Croydon Ranges 105 C. Baker 43 M. Unternahrer 4-16 McPhee 4-28 v Kilsyth.
Wantirna 61 lt Ainslie Park 4-120.
Kilsyth 0-26 v Chirnside Park 96 J. McFree 4-26.
Eastfield v East Ringwood 8-209 J. Potter 78.
Lilydale v Ainslie Park 159 T. Wing 42.
Wonga Park 1-42 v North Ringwood 122 M. Falls 5-43 S. Foster 4-39.
Warrandyte 8-250 D. Wellesley 105 v Heathmont Baptist.