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Century on debut
Date of Event Victorian Premier Cricket: Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:21PM
18 year-old Thomas Jackson scored a century on debut for the Cats today
Fitzroy Doncaster will go into the Christmas break with a seven-point lead on top of the Premier ladder, clear of Carlton, Melbourne Uni and Essendon. Today's play featured three centuries, one on debut, and four very tight finishes.
At Greenvale, heavy overnight rain forced a late start and a reduced 30-over match between the Kangaroos and Carlton. The Roos could only manage 8/109, which the Blues chased down in just 14 overs. Brayden Stepien (62 off 41) and Tom Smyth (39* off 39) put on 96 for the first wicket in just 48 minutes. Stepien goes into the Christmas break with 469 runs at 67, fifth in the aggregates behind Phelan, Forsyth, Wells and Ayre.
The match at University was also reduced to a 40-over match. Uni posted an impressive 3/260, with Jarrod Martignago (99), Tom Rogers (72) and James McNeil (67 off 41, 5 fours, 4 sixes) all batting well. The Students' target was too much for Kingston Hawthorn, who reached 7/203 in reply. Steven Reid (4/23) was the pick of Uni's bowlers.
Melbourne kept itself in the mix with an authoritative win over St Kilda at the Junction Oval. Chasing St Kilda's 9/199, skipper Matt Brown (77) and Will Pucovski (83*) added 135 for the second wicket to see the Demons within sight of victory. Melbourne won with 19 balls to spare.
Two of the thrillers today were at Camberwell and Northcote. The Magpies scored 8/207, with Daniel Rawson (76) top-scoring. In reply Essendon lost 2/0 when Andrew Fekete dismissed Seymour and Rutland for ducks, but Aaron Ayre (71) and Michael Hill (56) steadied the ship to add 133 for the third wicket and put the Bombers on top. Matt Whittaker (4/49) took three quick wickets. The score edged up towards the Magpies' target with quicks Matt Doric (16*) and Louis Cameron (8) adding 21 for the last wicket before Fekete (3/32) dismissed Cameron with the second last ball of the innings, three short of an Essendon victory.
At Bill Lawry Oval, two outstanding innings were played. Northcote opener Mark Phelan scored a brilliant 156 off 151 balls, with 15 fours and 6 sixes against Geelong at Bill Lawry Oval. Phelan heads the Premier batting aggregates at Christmas with 574 runs at 63.78 with three centuries. It was his sixth and highest Premier century. Phelan scored over 60% of the Dragons' 8/259.
In reply Geelong was on track when skipper Eamonn Vines (76) and debutant Thomas Jackson (107) added 124 for the third wicket. However the innings lost momentum and ended at 8/254, just six short of victory. Jackson, who was recruited from Woodford near Warrnambool and turned 18 last week, came in to replace keeper Tim Ludeman, who is playing BBL.
Prahran was too good for Ringwood, with skipper Jake Hancock (105) setting up his side's 4/236 with good support from Adam Bull (68). The Rams' reply fell short at 8/212, with skipper Ian Holland (65) top-scoring. It was Hancock's third century of the season and his ninth overall.
Fitzroy Doncaster outplayed Monash Tigers at Schramms Reserve. Batting first the Tigers were bowled out for 169 in the 49th over. Former skipper Peter Dickson (73*) guided his side home with more than six overs to spare.
Dandenong and Casey-South Melbourne kept their spots in the eight with a tight wins over Frankston Peninsula and Footscray respectively. The Swans (214) appeared to have the match in the bag with the Doggies at 6/43 and 7/82, but Tallan Wright (74*) and Siddesh Dixit (45) added 92 for the eighth wicket before a run out and Nathan Lambden (3/34) ended the brave fight at 198.
Dandenong plucked out a gutsy win after Frankston Peninsula appeared to have the game in its keeping. Defending 248 the Heat had the Panthers struggling at 8/215 before Akshat Buch (19*) and Darren Pattinson (17*) added a brisk 36 to see Dandenong home with just two balls to spare. For the Heat Tom Ewing (59), Rob Salerni (71) and skipper Dale Elmi (58 & 3/27) were outstanding. Brett Forsyth (69) continued his excellent form for the Panthers.
Melb 2-202 (Pucovski 83no Brown 77) d St Kilda 9-199 (Holmes 59)
Casey-SM 214 (Wells 56 Quirk 33 Maxwell 34 Wyatt 39) d Foots 198 (Wright 74no Dixit 45 Underwood 30 Fry 3-21 Lambden 3-34)
Dand 8-251 (B Forsyth 69 Donnell 38 Elmi 3-27) d Frank Pen 6-248 (Salerni 71 Ewing 59 Elmi 58)
Prah 4-236 (Hancock 105 Bull 68 Billington 42) d Ring 8-212 (Holland 65 N Walsh 42 Grimwade 3-36 Seymour 3-43)
Fitz Donc 3-170 (Dickson 73no Korkolis 42 Vardi 31no) d Monash Tigers 169 (Fraser-McGurk 42 Mills 38 Klaassen 32no Alavi 3-30)
Camb Mag 8-207 (Rawson 76 Russ 40 McManus 35) d Ess 205 (Ayre 71 Hill 56 Whittaker 4-49 Fekete 3-32)
Carl 1-110 (Stepien 62 T Smyth 39no) d Green Kang 8-109 (Hussain 30)
Melb Uni 3-260 (Martignago 99 Rogers 72 McNeil 67) d King Haw 7-203 (Dhindsa 34 Kodoth 33 Chopra 31 Reid 4-23)
Ncte 8-259 (Phelan 156 B McDonald 3-43) d Geel 8-254 (Vines 76 Jackson 107)
St Kilda 6-241 (Meddings 88 Munday 52no Laubscher 32) d Melb 6-240 (Petricola 103 Kellaway 49no Anderson 33 Hennig 3-39)
Foots 6-182 (Pereira 52no Hughes 47 Burton 38) d Casey-SM 7-181 (Halangode 34no Mitchell 33 Barnewall 3-39)
Dand 5-191 (Slater 93no) d Frank Pen 190 (O'Toole 43 Elmi 41 Opanayaka 4-20)
Prah 5-297 (Dhull 185no Menon 75 Freeman 4-57) d Ringwood 108 (Kellar 33)
Monash Tigers 9-215 (Humphries 78 Padmanabhan 35 Fletcher 4-43 Law 3-33) d Fitz Donc 7-214 (Fletcher 76 Simondson 39 Trevethan 3-44)
Camb Magpies 233 (Mays 100 Wiseman 39 Lucas 4-36) d Ess 160 (Mihelakos-James 42 Soames 42 Scholz 3-35)
Carl 5-248 (Matthews 111no Wilson 55 McGregor 43) d Green Kang 200 (Dahri 49 Grixti 36 Kett 33 Culvenor 3-49)
Melb Uni 6-273 (Hutton 77 Young 75 Croes 52) d King Haw 199 (Prathap Kumar 63 Das 57 Hutton 3-25)
Ncte 9-240 (Tantsis-Hall 49 Waldron 47 Fernando 42 Hyde 3-45) d Geel 158 (Hyde 37 Scott 37 Medew-Ewen 4-32)
Ladder: Ess 35 St Kilda 35 Melb Uni 35 Fitz Donc 31 Camb Mag 31 Prah 26 Foots 24 Dand 22 Melb 20 Carl 18 Mon Tigers 18 Geel 17 Ring 15 Ncte 14 Casey-SM 13 Frank Pen 10 Green Kang 6 King Haw 4.
St Kilda 4-217 (McConchie 81 Cefala 53no Smith 32no) d Melb 7-216 (Hasenkam 56 O'Neill 49)
Foots 210 (Gleeson 60 N Donazzon 35 Kulkarni 4-36 Pearson 3-19 Jones 3-38) d Casey-SM 9-171 (Gamage 71)
Frank Pen 4-196 (Ashkenazi 93 Gardner 33 Bostan 3-31) d Dand 7-192 (Islam 54 Christie 40no)
Ringwood 9-127 (Campbell 32 Hunt 3-28) tied Prah 9-127 (Masters 4-27)
Monash Tigers 6-152 (Vadlja 65) def Fitz Donc 151 (Sacchetta 52 Stow 4-23 Becker 3-24)
Camb Mag 4-247 (Guddadamane 129 Murphy 71) d Ess 9-180
Carl 6-156 (Scheepers 101no Farhath 4-23) d Green Kang 5-155 (Liyanage 65 O'Shea 37)
Melb Uni 0-146 (P Hatzoglou 111no Durrant 32no) d King Haw 145 (Hall 38 Domann 3-12)
Geel 8-206 (Blackford 49 Walker 3-44) d Ncte 6-205 (Vasan 53no Crick 38 Koduru 36)
Melb 4-191 (Benson 76no Leadbeater 60no) d St Kilda 96 (Cesarios 3-17 Cesaro 3-17)
Casey-SM v Foots (no play)
Dand 3-156 (Mackenzie 54no Vanderwert 45) d Frank Pen 9-154 (Kennedy 43 Perera 39 Siwes 3-28)
Ring 9-161 (Hayes-Rosario 41) d Prah 8-114
Monash Tigers 5-161 (Attanayake 67 Treloar 37) d Fitz Donc 6-160 (Chapple 52 Clark 47)
Camb Mag 6-193 (McComb 65no Ross 64) d Ess 7-192 (King 47 Davies 35no)
Carl 2-165 (Tatterson 77no Artavilla 37) d Green Kang 164 (Singh 35)
Melb Uni v King Haw (no play)
Ncte 9-183 (Jennings 46 Conlin 41 Slevin 3-26 Tattersall 3-50) d Geel 181 (Courtney 68 Conlin 4-31)
Last updated: Friday December 28, 2018 10:59AM
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