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A HALF century from opener
John Pouw has helped Leon-
gatha Town chase down 155
against Nerrena in C Grade Di-
vision One at Nerrena.
Pouw hit six fours in his 53,
and along with contributions
from Nigel Hodges (20) and
Michael Warren (26), the Scor-
pions did enough to reach the
total in the final overs.
Youngster Ryan Giliam snared
3/18 off three overs, while Marc
Waltom took 2/39 off eight overs
for the Red Caps.
Earlier, Gavin Giliam led the
way with 61 not out including
five fours and two sixes, as the
Red Caps posted a defendable
Brian Gannon also batted
well with 36 including five fours.
Matthew Luscombe was han-
dy with the ball for Town with
3/23 off eight overs, and Marcus
Kreutzberger took 2/17 off six
Jai Bright’s five wicket haul
wasn’t enough to secure a win
for MDU against Wonthaggi
Club at Wonthaggi Secondary
MDU batted first and were
bundled out for a disappointing
91 in the 35th over, with Connor
Brown top scoring with 22.
Beau Van Agtmaal was un-
stoppable with 4/10 off eight
overs including three maidens,
and Emmet Dempsey snared
3/10 off 5.1 overs.
Club were shaky in reply but
eventually passed the total af-
ter 23 overs with two wickets in
Ian Barnes (20) and Joel
Brann (22) batted well, while
Bright finished with 5/31 off five
OMK had a huge win over In-
verloch at Inverloch Recreation
The Diggers batted first and
posted 9/160 off 40 overs,
thanks largely to James Pater-
Luke Keily did well with the
ball, picking up 3/27 off eight
overs for the Stingrays.
The home side were no match
in reply, bowled out for 86 in
Anthony Sparks was the only
batsmen to have success with
Daniel Wylie (2/7), Tom Bye
(2/7) and David Jeffries (2/13)
bowled well for the Diggers.
Phillip Island travelled to Ko-
rumburra with success, easily
accounting for the Cobras at Ko-
rumburra Secondary College.
The Cobras batted first and
couldn’t handle the tight bowl-
ing by the Sharks, bowled out
for 112 in the 40th over.
Peter Churchill top scored
with 36 to add respectability to
John Johnston was on fire
with the ball, snaring 4/17 off
Jackson Sorati (3/11) and
Andrew Tolley (2/16) played the
perfect support role.
The Sharks cruised to vic-
tory in 29 overs, led by Michael
Cleary (49) and Connor Epifano
(38 not out).
Results: Inverloch 86 (A
Sparkes 29 T Bye 2/7 D Wy-
lie 2/7 D Jeffries 2/13) def by
Outtrim Moyarra Kongwak
9/160 (J Paterson 53 D Jeffries
27 LH Keily 3/27 NJ Bradley 2/9
X Robertson 2/23) at Inverloch
Nerrena 7/155 (G Giliam 61*
BK Gannon 36 M Luscombe
3/23 M Kreutzberger 2/17) def
9/163 (J Pouw 53 M Warren
26 RL Giliam 3/18 M Waltom
2/39) at Nerrena Recreation Re-
Club 8/97 (J Bright 5/31 B
Cantwell 2/8) def Meeniyan
Dumbalk United 91 (B Van Agt-
maal 4/10 E Dempsey 3/10) at
Wonthaggi Secondary College.
Korumburra 112 (P Churchill
36 JD Johnston 4/17 J Sorarti
3/11 A Tolley 2/16) def by Phil-
6/131 (MA Cleary 49 C Epi-
fano 38* R Mortimer 2/21 P
Churchill 2/28) at Korumburra
Leongatha and District Cricket Association
B GRADE, Division 2
A GRADE, Division 1
1.4907 Koon/L RSL
1.1668 Glen Alvie
0.7228 C GRADE, Division 1
A GRADE, Division 2
1.3106 Phillip Island
C GRADE, Division 2
B GRADE, Division 1
1.6897 Glen Alvie
1.4026 Poowong Loch
0.7162 Koon/L RSL
KORUMBURRA’S Sam Hall was the hero of the
day for the Cobras in C Grade Division 2, batting
through the team’s innings to make 67 and steer
the side safely home against Killy-Bass with still
five overs to spare.
The unbeaten knock featured seven 4s and a
6, and with particularly Glen Barrett 24 and Rob
Francis 15 providing good support, they were
untroubled making 4/130 in reply to Bass’ 9/129
and it was Hall who obliged with the wickets as
well, a match-winning 5/16 off eight overs.
A very good day at the office.
In other matches; Town looked a chance in their
chase after Poowong-Loch’s target of 199 with
several batsmen getting a good start, Luke Klein-
ert 44, Jareth Goss and Anthony Hanily 24 each
among them but they couldn’t settle a partnership
in with Neil Hancock 3/17 off Aiden Johnson and
Jordan Knox nagging away in good areas.
But the match of the day in C2 was between Phil-
lip Island and Glen Alvie after the Island set the
good total of 216 off 38 overs only to see Glen pass
them with just two deliveries to go in the match.
Jay Thorn 10 and Darcy Thorn 40 brought home
the bacon but it was fantastic knock of 99 by Duncan
Thorn, including 15 4s that gave them the chance.
It was an important win by Glen Alvie over the
top side as it brought them back to the field, OMK
now looming as a threat to the top four.
They were simply too good for Koonwarra/RSL.
Results in C Grade Division 2 for Saturday,
Town 148 L Kleinert 44, N Hancock 3/17, A
Johnson 2/20, J Knox 2/22 def by Poowong Loch
4/199(cc) BA Knight 71, C Loughridge 32*, P Re-
gan 27, B Nicholls 25, C Dowling 2/22 at Scor-
pion Park 2.
Kilcunda Bass 9/129 J Reilly 55, S Quaife 37*,
ZB Crow 25, S Hall 5/16 def by Korumburra
4/130 S Hall 67*, D Gude 2/36 at Bass Recreation
Reserve No 2.
Phillip Island 216 DJ Kenter 51, R Cleeland 43,
C Muscat 39, D Thorn 5/41, IA Thorn 2/17 def by
Glen Alvie 5/219 D Thorn 99, D Thorn 40*, IA
Thorn 34 at Rhyll.
Outtrim Moyarra Kongwak 4/199 G Lomagno
67*, P Miller 61 def Koonwarra L/RSL 8/147 l
Smith 52*, G Lomagno 2/2, M Blackburn 2/20 at
the Leongatha Velodrome.
Wonthaggi Workmens bye
MORE than 20 years have passed since the
Thorn brothers, Ian and Duncan, pulled on their
cricket whites and played a game together for
The C Grade match on Saturday, January 14
found the brothers in arms reuniting to take on
the Phillip Island on their home turf at Rhyll.
But it wasn’t just Ian and Duncan taking to the
pitch. The Thorn brothers were joined by their
sons and nephew on the green in an emotional
game of cricket.
Father and son team, Duncan and Darcy
Thorn, had a 75 run partnership, while cousins
Darcy and Jay Thorn had a 14 run partnership,
with Jay hitting the final runs to clinch a win for
the Glen Alvie side.
Jarrah Standish, the son of Ian and Duncan’s
sister Lyndal, played a passionate game, and it
was evident from the sidelines just how thrilled
he was to be playing alongside his cousins and
Brother Ian and Duncan also pitched in for the
team, achieving a 63 run partnership on the day.
The Thorn family have been a prominent pres-
ence in the local cricketing scene for many de-
cades, with grandfather to the younger boys, Rex
Thorn, having been an instrumental player and
committee member at Glen Alvie for many years.
Rex is a Life Member of the Glen Alvie Cricket
Club. His sons, and now his grandchildren, carry on
the Thorn legacy within the Glen Alvie community.
Players from Phillip Island were supportive on
the day, and in awe of the emotion and poignan-
cy of playing alongside Team Thorn, who were
instrumental in securing a win for the Glen Alvie
side with 217 runs.
OUTTRIM Moyarra Kongwak great Peter Miller
has played his 400th game for the club – another
milestone in an incredible career.
Miller arrived at OMK in the early 80s after play-
ing in the Ranceby competition and went on to
become one of the Leongatha and District Cricket
Association’s premier batsmen.
He was part of the South Gippsland team that
took on the West Indies at Leongatha in 1992.
He’s a life member at OMK, and has won numer-
ous awards along the way, both individually and as
part of premiership sides.
Miller is now playing in OMK’s C Grade sides
(C1 and C2), but he had an amazing A Grade ca-
reer at the club, scoring 8188 runs which included
He won two A Grade batting averages, an A
Grade cricketer of the year and three A Grade
He was a member of four A Grade premierships
and skippered the club’s first XI.
The runs have kept coming at the lower levels.
He made six B Grade centuries and has been part
of seven B and C Grade flags, and he’s not done yet.
All up, he’s scored more than 12,000 runs.
He’s contributed 10 years as a committee mem-
ber, coached the under 16s and was a best club-
man award winner.
OMK president Russ White said Miller has driv-
en the club to success.
“He’s always been a strong leader, pushing peo-
ple to get the best out of themselves.
“He might have upset a few along the way, but he’s
always set high standards for himself and others.
“He has an amazing record and has been part of plen-
ty of premierships and there could be more to come.
“He’s still keen. His body might be starting to pull
him back a bit but he still enjoys playing the game.”
OMK legend Peter Miller after his 400th
game for the club.
Another Miller milestone
Peter Miller’s career highlights:
Over 12,000 runs
4 x A Grade premierships
7 x B and C Grade premierships
OMK Life Member, Best Clubman
Committee member for 10 years
A Grade captain
13 x A Grade centuries
6 x B Grade centuries
8188 A Grade runs
A Grade Cricketer of the Year award
2 x A Grade Batting Average awards
3 x A Grade Fielding awards
Six wickets in an innings
Under 16 coach
Duck pond winner
The Thorn family from left to right: Darcy Thorn, Duncan Thorn, Jay Thorn, Ian
Thorn, and Jarrah Standish.
Brothers in arms from Glen Alvie
Hall leads Cobras with bat and ball
• C Grade Division 2
Scorpions edge out Red Caps in C1
• C Grade Division 1
Inverloch quick Luke Keily picked up 3/27 off eight overs for the Stingrays in C Grade
Division One against OMK at Inverloch Recreation Reserve. Rg170317
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