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Top four looking OK
Date of Event : Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:55PM
Dean Russ, with 4/41, took his season wicket tally to seven.

The top four are all looking good after the first day of the Premier Quarter Finals today. The Magpies registered a good total, the Lions have already headed the Swans, the Panthers are on top against the Demons, whilst the Dragons v Tigers is evenly balanced.

Camberwell Magpies produced a solid batting performance against Footscray Edgewater, posting 9/316 at Camberwell Sports Ground. The Magpies had an even batting card with Tom Russ (75), Brendan Drew (66), Tom Rickarby (45) and Simon Hill (41) leading the way. For the Doggies, Hamish Winter-Irving (4/53) continued his good form with the ball, and Dean Russ (4/41) took his season's wicket tally to seven.

The Doggies got through 103 overs in the day, which means the Magpies will only face three overs tomorrow. The Bulldogs will receive a minimum of 90 overs in reply.

Fitzroy Doncaster appears to have "dodged a bullet" against Casey-South Melbourne. After dismissing the Swans for 139, the Lions were a precarious 6/88 in reply before Liam Banthorpe (28*) and Trent Lawford (35*) combined for a handy unbeaten 55-run seventh wicket stand. Earlier Dylan Hadfield (62) top-scored for the Swans, whilst Chris Moore (3/27) and Trent Lawford (3/46) did the damage with the ball for the Lions.

Dandenong has taken the honours on the first day of the clash with Melbourne at Shepley Oval. The Demons were dismissed for 239, with Blake Thomson (53) top-scoring. Zac Mevissen (39*) and Patrick Smith (21) also added a handy 44 for the last wicket. Wickets were shared for the Panthers, with Adam McMaster (3/80) doing best. Dandenong will resume on 0/32 tomorrow morning.

The fourth versus fifth clash, Northcote v Monash Tigers, at Bill Lawry Oval could go either way. Northcote was bowled out for 186, with Ben Abbatangelo (48) and Josh Sundberg (41*) doing best. For the Tigers, Marcus Berryman (4/36) and evergreen Allan Wise (4/43) were the best bowlers. In reply, Monash Tigers were 2/45 at stumps.

All four Quarter Finals are scheduled to resume at 10.30am tomorrow morning.

1sts

Camb Magpies 9-316 (Russ 77 Rickarby 45 Hill 41 Persson-Clark 34 Drew 66 Winter-Irving 4-53 Russ 4-41) v Foot Edge
Dand 0-32 v Melb 239 (Thomson 53 Mevissen 39no McMaster 3-80)
Fitz Donc 6-143 (Lawford 35no Banthorpe 28no Diston 3-35) v Casey-SM 139 (Hadfield 62 Moore 3-27)
Ncte 186 (Abbatangelo 48 Sundberg 41no Crispe 31 Berryman 4-36 Wise 4-43) v Monash Tigers 2-45 (Terry 30no)

2nds

Carl 9-358 (Stepien 66 Harvey 53 Gilbert 51 Seneviratne 38 Petsinis 74no Wilson 35) v Dand
Frank Pen 8-284 (Salerni 72 Wiese 82 McNamara 4-103) v Camb Magpies
Ess 240 (Galeotti 54 Molloy 38no McEwan 4-63) v Monash Tigers
Melb Uni 1-24 v Prahran 8(dec)308 (King 156no Hartley 54 Billington 39 Richards 3-61)

3rds
Ring 7-243 (Jefimenko 92 Cowling 60no) v Dand
Melb Uni 149 (Swan 48 Mastin 3-17 Guest 3-35) v Geel 1-59 (Van Den Nouwland 39no)
St Kilda 9-262 (Cooper 109 Cunnington 46 McKenna 4-36) v Mon Tigers
Ncte 165 (Starkins 40 Westland 32 Warne 4-50 Bhatt 3-39) v Prah 3-11

4ths
Monash Tigers 8-242 (Fernando 47no Scholz 44 Ronan 38 Walsh 34) v Melb Uni
Fitz Donc 3-35 v Frank Pen 162 (Hands 37 Skelly 34 Mayadunne 33 Sturt 30)
Foot Edge 226 (Blain 51no) v Prah 2-19
Melb 138 (Pearce 4-3 Mills 3-33) v Carlton 1-74

Women's Firsts
Box Hill 233 (Carter 70 Brock 48 A Lanning 41 Sutton 3-42) d Melb 140 (Jensen 44 Townsend 32 Brennan 4-31)
Ess Mar Pk 6-125 (Strano 37 Blows 34) d Prah 124 (Norris 36 Strano 4-11)

Last updated: Sunday March 12, 2017 9:58AM
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