Ducs cause major upset

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MOOROODUC caused the upset of the of the season so far when it knocked over Peninsula Old Boys, in dramatic circumstances, by nine runs on Saturday.

Resuming at 1/17 and chasing 171 for victory, Peninsula Old Boys just never got going and were bowled out with more than 20 overs left in the match.

Leigh Lambert was sensational for the Ducs with 5/40 from 21.1 overs, while Sushant Gupta was equally as impressive with 5/36 from 16 overs.

The Old Boys looked home at 5/155, just 17 runs from victory with five wickets in hand.

However, visitors lost 5/7, eventually bowled out for 162.

Wade Pelzer, who picked up 3/17 with the ball, made 54 while Brandon Lawler hit 31 for POB. Will Crowder and Glenn Prendergast scored 13 and 15 before becoming Gupta victims.

Peninsula Old Boys remain in third place on the ladder, eight points behind Somerville and Crib Point.

Somerville knocked the highly-fancied Sorrento out of the top four with a crushing win.

The writing was on the wall last week when Somerville made 197 and then had Sorrento 6/46 at stumps.

The Sorras tail did offer some resistance with CJ King making 24, Mark Dunball 16 and Jayden Morgan 34, however, it didn’t prevent a loss, the Sorras bowled out for just 124.

Matty Roach had 5/18 overnight and finished with 5/40 while Jack Kennedy chimed in with 2/53 from 23 overs.

The Eagles are now on top of the ladder.

Right with the Eagles on top of the ladder is Crib Point who had a solid victory against Mt Eliza.

The Mounties are now in genuine strife with just one win and languishing just above bottom placed Rye on the ladder.

After bowling Mt Eliza out for just 90 on the first day, Crib Point resumed having already won the game on 4/98.

The Pies piled on another 60 runs with Matt Blake top scoring with 60 before being bowled out for 159.

Mt Eliza batted the final 51 overs of the day, finishing at 5/137. Justin Grant was unbeaten on 58.

A sensational knock of 93 from Harley Peace-Sterling and 65 from Harley Parker saw Pines beat Mornington by more than 100 runs.

Chasing 136 for victory, Pines were in some early trouble resuming at 4/28.

However, Rhys Chalkley added 27 before Peace-Sterling and Parker put on 119.

Michael Heib and Matt Foon snared two wickets each for the Dogs, who now sit in ninth position on the ladder.

Long Island moved into the top four with an outright win against Rye. It was Rye’s third outright loss in the opening four games.

Long Island belted 6/240 on the opening day of the match before rolling Rye for 49.

On day two, Rye resumed at 1/7. While they offered some more resistance in the second innings, they still failed to make Long Island bat again.

Jason Wylie top scored for the Demons in the second innings with 60.

Greg Lamb snared 5/33 from 10 overs while Scott Phillips picked up 2/38 for the Islanders to give him 8/65 for the match.

A locomotive by the name of Dale Irving went crashing through Langwarrin on Saturday, ensuring Baxter remain in touch with the top bracket.

Defending 155, Baxter had Langwarrin up against the ropes when play resumed at 4/49. Irving had figures of 3/10 at the start of the day. By 2pm, Irving had 7/29 and helped to roll the Kangas for 73.

First published in the Mornington News – 24 November 2015

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