Saturday saw the conclusion of the MPCA cricket season with all three major matches played out to the last hour.
In Provincial, Mornington hung on to a record, making their 9th Premiership with a narrow victory over Sorrento. Trailing by two runs on the first inning, Sorrento launched an attack in the second innings to set Mornington 156 run target.
Wickets tumbled, but at stumps Mornington survived being 8 -120. Mornington’s star was Anthony Gapes who was undefeated in both innings, scoring a total of 102 for the game.
In District, Pines outplayed Delacombe Park to lead by 91 runs on their first innings. Delacombe Park bounced back in the second innings to make 246 and set Pines 156 as an outright target.
Pines Assistant Coach, Jake Prosser took up to the task scoring 75 not out in a match winning effort as Pines secured a win with three overs to spare.
In sub-District, Red Hill’s Simon Dart (former Victorian player) scored his third century in a row to guide the ‘Hillmen’ to 277. This proved too much for Rosebud who were all out for a very creditable 221. Top scorer was ex- Australian Country Team Captain, Brad Glenn with 72.
The three games provided an exciting conclusion to the Bendigo Bank cricket season.
On behalf of RPP FM management, thank you to Neil Williams and his cricket commentary team for doing a sterling job broadcasting the cricket action to our listeners throughout the 2013/14 MPCA season.
We would also like to acknowledge the continued support of our friends at Bendigo Bank. We appreciate your efforts and interest in local sports.
Be sure to stay tuned to RPP FM 98.7FM & 98.3FM Frankston when Neil and his cricket commentary team regroup for the 2014/15 MPCA season and continue to provide local cricket action and ‘around the ground’ scores.
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Pictured: District: Pines out-ran Delacombe Park in an exciting finish to the end.
Insert: Cricket commentator Neil Williams
Photography Rab Siddhi