Round 12 of MPCA cricket concluded on Saturday wth some amazing results. The RPPFM Bendigo Bank Match of the Day saw Long Island chase down Delacombe Parks at 247. The days play was dominated by 132 from star batsman Michael Burke as Long Island cruises to 6-251. Moorooduc turned around a first innings crash to pick up a reverse outright by setting Main Ridge 150 and dismissing them for 139.
In Provincial Division, Langwarrin hang on to top place while Mt Eliza and Sorrento played out a low scoring tie with 117 a piece. Baxter continued their finals charge with a win over Mornington thanks to a century from Chris Brittain.
District Division saw Hastings jump off the bottom with an amazing outright over fourth placed Tigers. Isiru Dias picked up 11 wickets for the match. Dromana secured top place in Sub District by defeating Boneo in their top of the table clash.
Then on Sunday, Jubilee Park hosted the historic first Sunday match of country week cricket. MPCA played Traralgon District and restricted Traralgon to 179 from their 50 overs. Chris Brittain picked up 4-22. But Traralgon’s disciplined bowling was too much and MPCA were all out for 123. Chris Dew knocked 35 and English import Whelpdale snagged 4 for 7 were the stand out performances.
Words: Neil Williams
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