RDCA REPORT – Sunday 19.03.17
Wantirna South made it back to back Grand Final wins in Trollope Shield when they easily chased down Ainslie Park’s 233. With the game in the balance at tea , with the Devils 3-90, Troy McGown (123no) and Cameron Smith (52no, dropped on 2) produced a 4th wicket partnership of 144 to see them pass Ainslie Parks score in the 70th over finishing on 3-234.
In Wilkins Cup Wonga Park collapsed early to be 4-49 and never recovered chasing Montrose’s 216. Tyler Sonsini (3-32) and Daniel Dimitriou (3-39) pressurised Wonga’s batting line up all day to restrict them to 112.
In Newey Plate it took Norwood 78.5 overs to chase down North Ringwood’s 9-191. After losing an early wicket Daniel Mutsaers (64) and David Raggett (39) took the score to 2-106 before the Bulls bowlers put pressure on the Vikings batsmen to see them lose 5-60 before Matthew Schauer (20no) and Bruce Sansom (16no) guided them across the line to finish on 7-192.
Croydon Ranges made this scribe eat his words when they came from nowhere to beat Kilsyth in Pascoe Shield. Resuming at 1-54 chasing the Ranges 105, Kilsyth were still in control at 4-84 with Will Pleming (42) the main contributor. Enter Vernon Abraham (5-11off 10 overs including a hat trick) who ran through Kilsyth’s remaining batsmen to see them lose 6-16 off 6 overs to be all out for 102. Batting a 2nd time Ranges made the game safe by finishing at 1-56 before Kilsyth conceded.
RDCA SCORES 19.03.17
Wantirna South 3-234 T. McGown 123no C. Smith 52no N. DeSilva 46 bt Ainslie Park 233.
Wonga Park 112 lt Montrose 216.
Norwood 7-192 D. Mutsaers 64 bt North Ringwood 9-191.
Croydon Ranges 105 &1-56 bt Kilsyth 102 W. Pleming 42 V. Abraham (5-10 inc hat trick).
Wantirna 61 lt Ainslie Park 4-120.
Kilsyth 8-97 bt Chirnside Park 96.
Eastfield 146 G. Peters 65 lt East Ringwood 8-209.
Lilydale 162 J. Eales 64no bt Ainslie Park 159.
Wonga Park 5-125 bt North Ringwood 122.
Warrandyte 8-250 bt Heathmont Baptist 170 C. Noske 47 G. Fenigan 40 D. Gidley 4-35.