Saturday Scoreboard - Round 7 Men's Grades
Date of Event Victorian Premier Cricket: Sat Jan 8, 2022 6:48PM
Carlton Captain-Coach Evan Gulbis celebrated his 200th Premier 1st XI match today with a knock of 100* & 2/24 off 9 overs against the Camberwell Magpies.

After an eventful Christmas/New Year period, the return of the Victorian Premier Cricket Men's grades for the first time in 2022 saw inclement conditions start proceedings, with a majority of games impacted as a result of either weather experienced in the days leading in or conditions on the morning of the match. Only 3 of the 1st XI matches started around the normal start time and a similar number of 2nd XI games were also in this position. 


When play was able to commence at some venues, fast, attacking cricket was the order of the day in games that were reduced in overs.


The individual performance of today's play was from Richmond skipper Dominic Matarazzo in the Tigers' encounter against Footscray at Central Reserve. The hosts won the toss and sent the Dogs in and dismissed them for just 86 with skipper Matarazzo producing one of the best bowling spells seen in a one day match, finishing with 10/3/8/16 after coming on as 5th change, taking the first 8 wickets of the innings! Only evergreen Dean Russ (27) and Nathan Caulfield (21) fought hard, whilst the Dogs' 200th Premier 1st XI games milestone man Dylan Kight was dismissed for only 4. In reply, the Tigers chased down the target in 23.3 overs with Yash Pednekar (34*) playing the anchor role in the chase, whilst Ben Roosenboom (2/12) and Russ (2/22) tried hard to keep the visitors in the match.


At Princes Park #1, Carlton defeated the Camberwell Magpies by 9 wickets. The Magpies were sent in by the hosts after a delayed start and collapsed to 8/62 before a 109-run 9th wicket stand between skipper Ben Rowles (88*) and Chris Bridle (55) saw the Magpies finish on 9/174 off 43 overs. Wickets were shared for the hosts with Cam Stevenson, Evan Gulbis (in his 200th Premier 1st XI match) and Connor Rutland all taking 2 wickets. In reply, the Magpies started positively by dismissing Rutland for a golden duck with the score on 3, but after this it was the Gulbis and Harrison Smyth show, with the milestone man hitting 7 x 6s and 5 x 4s in a knock of 100* off 98 balls and Smyth (56*) guiding the side home inside 30 overs, with Chris Bridle the only wicket taker for the Magpies.


At the University Main Oval, Frankston Peninsula defeated a COVID-weakened Melbourne University by just 2 wickets. The Students batted first after being sent in and were all out for 158, with Alex Gregory (55) the only batter to pass 30 for the hosts. The Heat were best served with the ball by skipper James Nanopoulos (3/12) and Jon Holland (3/40) in his first Premier 1st XI match for the club in a couple of seasons. In reply, the visitors eventually chased the score 8 down in 45 overs after a fighting knock by Brodie Symons (68). For the hosts, wickets were shared by Gregory, Mitch Domann and debutant Om Patel who all took 2 each.  


In other games:

  • Dandenong defeated Ringwood by 4 wickets in a low-scoring game with Brett Forsyth (51*) and Matt Wilson (37 & 4/30) the Panthers best, whilst Rams debutant Clayton Henderson (3/22) tried hard with the ball. 
  • Melbourne defeated Kingston Hawthorn by 9 wickets with Harry Demattia (48*) and the returning Will Pucovski (40) starring with willow, plus Kieran Elliott (3/18) and Kyle Williamson (3/19) with the ball. For the Hawks, acting skipper Joel Lewis (42) fought hard.
  • Fitzroy Doncaster defeated the Greenvale Kangaroos in a close match that was reduced to 26 overs each. For the Lions, Noah Korkolis (54) and Jack Rudd (53) batted well, whilst the Kangaroos were served best by Tom Cullen (76*) and Matthew Harrison (50).
  • Northcote defeated Prahran by 6 wickets with Mark Phelan (67) and Roby Lane (4/34) the best for the Dragons. For the True Blues, skipper Jake Hancock (37) fought hard with the bat.
  • Casey-South Melbourne defeated Essendon by 9 wickets with Luke Manders (107*) and Nathan Lambden (3/33) the best for the Swans. For the Bombers, James O'Donnell (58*) and Liam Molloy (55) batted well after an early collapse.
  • Finally, St Kilda defeated Geelong by 3 wickets in a 40-over match. For the Saints, skipper Adam Crosthwaite (74), Brad Davies (46) and Jonathan Manning (40) batted well in the chase, whilst for the Cats Daanish Mehta (60* & 2/23) & Josh Larkin (48) tried hard.



Kookaburra Men's Premier Firsts

Round 7


Carl 1-178 (Gulbis 100* H Smyth 56*) def Camb Magpies 9(cc)-174 (Rowles 88* Bridle 55),

Dand 6-125 (B Forsyth 51* Wilson 37 Henderson 3-22) def Ringwood 123 (Wilson 4-20),

Melb 1-105 (Demattia 48* Pucovski 40) def Kingston Hawthorn 104 (Lewis 42 Elliott 3-18 Williamson 3-19),

Frank Pen 8-159 (Symons 68) def Melb Uni 158 (Gregory 55 Nanopoulos 3-12 Holland 3-40),

Fitz Donc 4(cc)-167 (Korkolis 54 Rudd 53) def Green Kang 4-155 (Cullen 76* Harrison 50),

Ncte 4-142 (Phelan 67 Lalor 34) def Prah 8(cc)-138 (Hancock 37 Lane 4-34),

Rich 4-88 (Pednekar 34*) def Foot 86 (Matarazzo 8-16),

Casey-SM 1-158 (Manders 107* Chandrasinghe 35) def Ess 7(cc)-157 (J O'Donnell 58* Molloy 55 Lambden 3-33),

St Kilda 7-220 (Crosthwaite 74 Davies 46 Manning 40) def Geel 8(cc)-219 (Mehta 60* Larkin 48),


Kookaburra Men's Premier Seconds

Round 7

Ess 149 (Cavigan 41 Webb 3-34) def Casey-SM 110 (White 33 Toseland 4-22), 

Richmond 4-159 (Parker 60no Viccars 55) def Foots 158 (Beniwal 56 Doherty 30 Carroll 3-26),

Ringwood 6-145 (Flintoff 39no Athiththan 3-20) def Dand 144 (Fernando 44 Humphries 3-24 Lawson 3-30), 

Carl 9(cc)-185 (Simpson 63 Connop 40 Watkins 3-36) def Camb Magpies 9-148 (Watkins 44no Marchant 4-40 Culvenor 3-25),

Fitz Donc 7-163 (Sharma 36 Kett 35) def Green Kang 162 (Sharma 70 Hayes 41 Turner 4-25), 

Melb Uni 9-141 (Singh 39 Patel 3-32) def Frank Pen 140 (Gandhi 31 van der Merwe 5-16), 

Melb 7-122 (Brown 43) def Kingston Hawthorn 121 (Vincent 46 A Cesarios 3-11), 

Ncte v Prah (No result provided), 

St Kilda 6(cc)-230 (Deighton 95no) def Geel 9(cc)-216 (Peake 51 Melville 33 Aikman 30), 


Kookaburra Men's Premier Thirds

Round 7


Ess 3(cc)-232 (Brar 107no Chapple 74) def Casey-SM 9-207 (Blanch 45 J Singh 36 Siegelwin 31 Rai 3-17), 

Foots 8-188 (Bollu 81no Parikh 3-26) def Richmond 186 (Iverson 55 Wilson 3-34), 

Dand 7(cc)-230 (Mishra 48 Fernando 47 Guruge 44) def Ringwood 5-196 (Smith 76 Harries 31 Fotia 30), 

Carl 3-149 (Rashid 33 Chambers 32) def Camb Magpies 8(cc)-148 (Carruthers 38no Anaan 3-21 Hurley 3-25), 

Fitz Donc 8(cc)-109 (Siddiqui 3-16) def Green Kang 5-106, 

Melb Uni drew Frank Pen (abandoned), 

Melb 3-108 (McCooke 59no) def Kingston Hawthorn 107 (Rabadi 46 Cesaro 4-15 Thompson 3-16), 

St Kilda 8(cc)-200 (Hill 63 Sugden 40) def Geel 7-191 (Donazzon 42 Mastin 32), 

Prah 7(cc)-184 (Parsons 77 McPhee 44 Tyler 4-41) def Ncte 139 (Ryder 40 Tyler 31 Graham 3-41), 


Kookaburra Men's Premier Fourths

Round 7


All games abandoned due to COVID implications.

Last updated: Saturday January 8, 2022 8:10PM
Author: Will Rice