Scores from South Road – Round 2

R2 Day 2

The 1st XI continued their difficult start to the season, ultimately quite comprehensively outplayed by Elsternwick. In a rain shortened opening day, we did well to restrict Elsternwick to 5/196 off 67 overs. Ultimately, the last 13 overs proved costly as the opposition reached an imposing total of 8/283 off their allotted 80 overs. Alex Hewet was undoubtedly the star with the ball, taking 5/67 from 23 overs. In reply, captain Ricky Damiano (52) and Marcus Glenister (42) were looking good, amassing a partnership of 71 for the 3rd wicket, but resistance after that proved fairly slim as we were bowled out for 138.


A disciplined bowling effort from the 2nd XI led to a simple run chase and victory at BBO. Wickets were shared up the top with openers Josh Gates and James Harrod each grabbing 2 wickets. Captain Matt Dutton then did the rest of the damage, taking 4/18 off 9 in a very tight spell of bowling to see Elsternwick all out for 116 off 37 overs. Ben Johns was the star of the chase with 76 off 78 balls as Brighton chased down the total for the loss of 2 wickets with just 22 overs gone.


The 3rd continued their winning ways, with a rare Sunday game providing the opportunity to play on a main ground. Elsternwick were asked to bat and whilst they survived their allotted 42 overs, a score of 113 was eminently achievable. Max Milnes and Henry Pearson each took two wickets Whilst Mitch Finlayson and Connor Verney bowled exceptionally miserly spells. Captain Brodie Ellison led from the front in the chase, with his 50 from 59 balls enough to see us home 3 down inside 33 overs.


Another tremendous batting display led the 4th XI to a comfortable victory. The man in form, Nick Thorburn and Simon Fanning put on 129 for the second wicket enabling us to post a strong total of 215 at Donald McDonald Reserve. In reply, Elsternwick seemed to have little interest in chasing the total, as they finished up 8/85 off their allotted overs. Cam and Alec McKenzie each grabbing two wickets amidst an impressive bowling performance.


The 5th XI were ultimately a few runs short of a competitive total away to Carnegie. Batting first, contributions from Albert Retief and Peter Sexton at the top of the order helped us post 7/111 from 45 overs. In reply, Carnegie were able to score at a slightly faster rate and ended up passing the total in the 20th over for the loss of 3 wickets. James Hepples continued his enviable statistic of picking up a wicket in every game so far.