Scores from South Road – Round 5

1st XI – The annual round of Saturday-Sunday cricket didn’t prove kind to the 1st XI as a promising start with the bat ultimately faded to nothing. Winning the toss and batting at BBO a strong platform was laid by Brenton Murphy (49), Charith Cooray (27), Marcus Glenister (26) and Ben Johns (27) which saw us at one stage 1/117. Unfortunately there would be an almighty collapse to come as we lost 4/3 in the middle order before some late order hitting from James Harrod (30) saw us post 180. In reply Altona’s bats were simply superb. 2 centurions and only one wicket lost as they past our total 1 down and finished 1/241.


2nd XI – The previously undefeated 2nd XI ventured out to Altona and sent our hosts in to bat. Wickets were hard to come by with some solid partnerships throughout the innings seeing us chasing a target of 303 for victory. Darcy Kennelly was the pick of the bowlers with 2/53. In response lots of batsman got starts but only Tom Hamilton (55) and Jack Bransgrove (75) were able to turn these into meaningful contributions. Jack Moffitt was unbeaten on 34 as we fell 46 runs short of the target.


3rd XI – Multiple team changes = No Problems for Swaff and his 3rd XI! A disciplined bowling effort from Mitch Finlayson, Oliver Hurley, Richard Pearson and Jackson Courtney restricted Box Hill to 8/150 off their 45 overs having won the toss and elected to bat. In reply, Hudson Milnes and Connor Verney were the standouts, each unbeaten on 46 and 27 respectively, enabling us to pass the required score with more than 6 overs to spare.


4th XI – The legends XI suited up at Box Hill City Oval and on a big ground posted a competitive 8/117. Ryan Agg (39) and Brodie Ellison (31) were the main contributors with the bat, with Damian James unbeaten on 9 and surely robbed of the chance for more runs! In reply our bowling effort was admirable with Bernie Mutimer’s 2/18 off 8 and brother Brendan chiming in with 2/18 off 6. Ultimately we were a few runs short and Box Hill passed the total with 9 balls remaining.

Scores from South Road (R5)