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A GRADE - Division 1:
Amila Ratnaike (Town) 84 ; Lewis Rankin (Inverloch) 3/26
A GRADE - Division 2:
Ashley Oats (K-Bass) 70 n.o.; Jayden Loos (Miners) 6/34
B GRADE - Division 1:
Luke Jones (OMK)
; Bryce Evans (Club) 5/15
B GRADE - Division 2:
Scott Hayes (Korumburra) 114; Darren Beesey (Miners) 5/8
C GRADE - Division 1:
C GRADE - Division 2:
Donald Wylie (OMK) 55; Jordi Geary (K-Leon RSL) 1/24
Rob Quaife (OMK) 68; Peter Gillin (OMK) 2/5
Stories - scoreboard
DESPITE searing 40 degree
heat, three of the four scheduled
one- day matches went ahead in A
Grade, Division 1, with all three
going down to the wire.
Amila Ratnaike led the charge for
Leongatha Town with 84 runs in-
cluding six fours and three sixes as
the Scorpions recovered from 3/23
to post a defendable 6/192 against
Korumburra at Korumburra.
Ratnaike was supported by Jake
Burge, who made 27, and Damian
Burge, who remained 36 not out.
Kyle Dorman was the best of the
Cobra bowlers with 2/32 off eight
The Cobras’ run chase started
well with Luke Zanchetta (28) and
Shane Dole (58 including eight
fours) producing the goods.
At 6/158, the home side was con-
fident of getting across the line.
But the loss of Kyle Dorman (15)
and Peter Edwards (35), left the
Cobras 8/186 with seven runs re-
quired for victory.
Justin Cook and Darren Scott
kept their cool and got Korum-
burra across the line with one over
Udara Weerasinghe took 3/40 off
eight overs and Madura Weerasing-
he snared 2/40 off eight overs for
Inverloch has remained in sec-
ond spot after winning a thriller
over Wonthaggi Club at Butch West
Club batted first and were in
trouble early at 3/29, before suc-
cumbing to 5/67.
Skipper Tim Hooper rebuilt his
side’s innings with 45, before Koby
Brann hit 21 not out to see Club
James Jesson took 3/29 off eight
overs for the Stingrays and Lewie
Rankin grabbed 3/26 off six overs.
The Stingrays’ run chase starting
positively as they reached 3/106,
thanks largely to Tom McQualter’s
A steady flow of wickets saw the
pressure mount on the Stingrays
at 8/142, still requiring seven runs
Needing two runs for victory,
disaster struck when Will Rankin
was caught on the first ball of the
But tailenders Ryan Thomas and
Lewie Rankin got the job done,
with Thomas hitting a two to pass
the total on the third ball of the
Zane Macdermid was the pick
of the Club bowlers with 3/278 off
eight overs, while Scott Williams
and Ryan Thomas grabbed two
Nerrena has survived a scare to
account for Phillip Island at Ner-
Phillip Island batted first and
was struggling at 5/47, with Ryan
Clark cleaning up the top order
with the first four wickets, to finish
with 4/10 off eight overs including
Jarrod Black (45) and Michael
Young (42) put the Island back on
track with a 71-run partnership as
the Sharks posted 9/152.
Nerrena’s reply started disas-
trously with Island quick Simon
Kirton clean bowling openers Tim
Wightman and Chris Savage with
the score at 2/21.
Steven Lester (28) worked well
with Mitch Clark to take the score
to 87, before Clark was joined by
With overs running out, Baldi
departed for 22, before Clark was
dismissed for an important 65 in-
cluding nine fours and a six.
Damien Symmons and Ryan
Clark steered the Red Caps home
in the final overs.
Kirton finished with 2/29 off
eight overs and Charith Keerthis-
inghe nabbed 2/14 off eight overs.
The scheduled match between
Imperials and OMK at the Leon-
gatha Turf was abandoned.
• A Grade, Division 1
in heat wave
Korumburra’s Luke Zanchetta gets the Cobras’ chase off to a bright start after Leongatha Town eked out
a handy but ultimately attainable 192 in the heat at Korumburra last Saturday. His opening innings of 28
featured four 4s and set the tone for a vital result, putting the Burra on equal terms with the ladder leaders
at the halfway stage of the season. m715115
Amila Ratnaike runs in hard in an effort to get the early breakthrough for
Leongatha Town in A Grade at Korumburra on Saturday. Keeping a close eye
on the action was umpire Graham Laird who arguably had the hardest job of
the day, standing out in 45 degree heat (higher out in the middle) for hours to
officiate on the game. His secret to making it through unscathed? Make sure
you drink plenty of water the night before the game and during to stave off
WONTHAGGI Miners’ Daniel and
Jayden Loos had a day to remember
against Foster in A Grade, Division 2 at
the Wonthaggi Football Ground.
Daniel cracked nine fours on his way
to a top score of 62, as the Miners were
bundled out for 144 in 33 overs.
Frazer Griggs was the chief destroyer
for Foster with 4/26 off five overs, while
Graeme Watkins picked up 2/21 off five
overs and Jai Prain took 2/9 off four
It was Jayden’s turn to shine when
he took the new ball, knocking over the
dangerous Graeme Watkins before rip-
ping through the Foster line-up to finish
with 6/34 off 7.4 overs.
Foster was struck out for 120 in the
35th over as the Miners continued their
Murray Lynch top scored for the Ti-
gers with 44, while Adam Hall also got
amongst the wickets for the Miners with
3/18 off eight overs.
Kilcunda-Bass has cruised to a com-
fortable win over Poowong-Loch at Loch.
The Sharks bowled tight to dismiss
the home side for 152 in the 37th over.
Dean Pipicelli grabbed 3/19 off eight
overs before Ash Larcombe cleaned up
the tail with 4/7 off 5.5 overs.
Keanu Miller top scored for Poowong-
Loch with a well-made 50 including four
fours and a six.
Kilcunda-Bass made quick work of
the run chase, with Steven and Ash Oats
combining for a 108-run opening stand.
Steven was caught for 50 including
seven fours, while Ash remained 70 not
out as the Sharks passed the total in the
He hit nine fours in his knock and was
well supported by Andrew Donohue with
25 not out.
The match between MDU and Koon-
warra Leongatha/RSL was abandoned
after 21 overs of play at Dumbalk.
Sam Hughes was 29 not out and Ni-
shadh Liyanage 33 not out when play
was halted after 21 overs at 2/79.
Loos brothers dominate
with bat and ball
• A Grade, Division 2
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