As comfortable as it looks for South Croydon setting about the run chase , far from it with the weather and in turn the time being the main factors here. As the game finally got underway at 2pm it was the worst possible start for Montrose with Daniel Crowe injuring his hamstring after only bowling one over and out of the game. South Croydon got off to a solid start with an opening partnership of 58 with Ollie Brown (48) being the mainstay. Once the pick of the bowlers in Josh McCullum (3/41) removed both openers and with Tyler Sonsini bowing well too it was Montrose looking to capitalise. But then Tom Wynne (47) and Michael King (58 n.o) continued along putting on 91 which proved to be the telling partnership and with the time at 6.40pm it was Michael King who bought up the victory with a six. A good game being played in good spirit must be said and well done to both South Croydon , Montrose and the umpires.
Lilydale (192 all out) defeated by Ainslie Park (2/193) by 8 wkts
With Lilydale posting 192 on day 1 and with the habit of winning games, many had thought that this would be a winning score for the current back to back Trollope Shield winners. But Ainslie Park had other ideas and won in emphatic style. Lilydale did get off to a good start having Ainslie Park 2/30 , but then an unbroken partnership of 163 with opener Lee Jones finishing on a patient 58 not out and Aydn Sier continuing his fine start to the season (backing up a fifty in game 1) with a superb 100 not out of just 99 balls. Ainslie Park are now 2 wins from 2 and sure to be main contenders again.
Mooroolbark (3/102) defeated East Ringwood (99 all out) by 7 wkts
After Mooroolbark doing the damage in bowling out East Ringwood for 99 on week one and being 2/29 overnight, East Ringwood would look for a few early wickets to put the pressure on and have any chance of winning the game. But after Mooroolbark coming off the back of a big defeat in Round 1 they bounced back and comfortably passed the score only 3 wickets down. It was wicket keeper and opener James Markland with a gritty 47 not out from the 59 overs bowled that proved to be what was needed. Arguably the win of the round for the newly promoted side over last year’s gallant runners-up, and get Mooroolbark’s season off and running.
North Ringwood (6/252) defeated Wantirna South (140 all out) by 112 runs
A good solid win by North Ringwood who are proving yet again a team hard to beat.
After putting 252 on the board continuing from week 1 the spoils on the bowling front went to Jay Stoikos with 4/39 and with Luke Ridgewell picking up two wickets. Along with Simon Gray "pouncing" with two run-outs North Ringwood look to have the all round game to be fighting it out again in Trollope Shield this year. 2 wins from 2 see's then top with Ainslie Park.