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Demons and Blues share top spot
Date of Event Victorian Premier Cricket: Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:37PM
FSkipper Fergus McKenna scored a brilliant unbeaten 164 for Uni today

 

 

 

Five centuries, a hat-trick and the welcome returns of Glenn Maxwell and Nic Maddinson to cricket were the highlights of today's Victorian Premier Cricket. There were also great run-chases by Northcote, Melbourne Uni, Greenvale Kangaroos and St Kilda, while Essendon fell just short, having to settle with a draw with the Heat.

 

 

 


Melbourne and Carlton share top spot on the ladder, with Essendon and Prahran one point away.

 

 

 


St Kilda, with the useful additions this week of Marcus Harris, Peter Handscomb, Nic Maddinson and Jonathan Merlo, always looked likely to overhaul Casey-South Melbourne's 9/329 declared. Harris (52) and Maddinson (58) made handy contributions, but it was Damon Egan (137*) who guided the Saints to victory. It was Egan's third and highest Premier century; he faced 205 balls, hitting 20 fours and 2 sixes.

 

 


Melbourne bowled out Monash Tigers for a miserable 51 at Central Reserve. 18 year-old Fergus O'Neill, in his first season of First XI cricket with the Demons, recorded the fine figures of 6/25 including a hat-trick. Forced to follow-on, the Tigers put up a much better fight in the second innings, fighting it out at 8/159 off 76 overs, ensuring the Demons only take first innings points out of the game.

 

 

 


It was a tight finish at Shepley Oval, with Carlton's last pair getting the Blues acros the line against the Panthers. When Carlton's ninth wicket fell Matt Wilson and Matt Culvenor still required six runs to win, which they duly achieved amidst great tension. The win sees Carlton move to 26 points, equal second with Melbourne behind Essendon.

 

 

 


Glenn Maxwell returned to Premier Cricket today, assisting Fitzroy Doncaster to an easy win over Geelong. The Lions were guided to victory by opening bat Jack Rudd, whose unbeaten 134 (193 balls, 13 fours, 2 sixes) was his second Premier century. Maxwell came in to bat, but faced just two balls, scoring 5 not out before the declaration came. Geelong batted out the rest of the day, Maxwell bowling a lengthy spell of 19 overs to take 2/42.

 

 

 


Melbourne Uni comfortably chased down Kingston Hawthorn's 292 at Walter Galt Oval. The chase was set up by skipper Fergus McKenna (164*) and Harrison Emms (65), who put on 198 for the opening stand. It was McKenna's maiden Premier century, facing 198 balls and hitting 22 fours and 2 sixes.

 

 


Northcote similarly chased down Footscray's 9/305 declared at Merv Hughes Oval. Stars for the Dragons were Elliot Brandon-Jones (127) and Josh Sundberg (63), the pair adding 147 for the second wicket. It was Brandon-Jones' maiden Premier century, facing 177 balls and hitting 14 fours and a six. Matt Short (60*) finished off the earlier good work to close out the win.

 

 

 


Greenvale Kangaroos chalked up its first two-day win after Ringwood declared at its overnight 9/252. Kaushal Silva (128*) scored his second ton of the season to guide his side home in a thrilling win at Greenvale. Silva played a patient, match-winning innings, occupying 242 balls and containing 10 fours and a six.

 

 

 


In the other games Prahran easily beat Camberwell Magpies and top side Essendon fought out a draw with Frankston Peninsula at the Butler Oval. The Bombers looked vulnerable at 6/222, but Isaac Willett (50) and Liam Molloy (34) added 88 for the seventh wicket. Both were dismissed to make it 8/312 and, in a flurry at the finish, Essendon ended its chase five runs short of victory. Pick of the bowlers for the Heat was Jamin Barron-Toop, with 5/47 off 14 overs. Both teams take two points from the draw.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1sts

 

 

 
Prah 277 (Bangs 72 Billington 32 Loten 33 Hancock 42 Russ 3-83) d Camb Mag 121 (Grimwade 3-26 Perrin 3-39) & 5-157 (Russ 63no)
Fitz Donc 4(dec)253 (Elliott 36 Rudd 134no Alavi 31) d Geel 203 (T Larkin 89 McGlinchey 52 Smith 3-34) & 3-133 (Butterworth 40no Jackson 33no)
Ncte 4-309 (Brandon-Jones 127 Sundberg 63 Short 60no) d Foot 9(dec)305 (Dean 63 Underwood 48 Kight 70 Medew-Ewen 5-70 Harbinson 3-58)
Green Kang 8-254 (Silva 128no Fotia 3-46) d Ring 9(dec)252 (Freeman 57 Came 60 Toohey 37 McNicholl 3-51 Edwards 3-52)
Melb Uni 2-294 (McKenna 164no Emms 65 Yaksender 47no) d King Haw 292 (Marnie 77 Attanayake 72 Dhindsa 68 Bett 5-45)
Melb 8(dec)279 (Melville 42 Thomson 38 de Lange 79no Sturrock 31no) d Mon Tigers 51 (O'Neill 6-25 incl hat-trick) & 8-159
Carl 137 (Gulbis 38 T Smyth 33 Randiv 3-40 Nanopoulos 3-31) d Dand 134 (Edgeworth 51 Wilson 3-29 Thavarajah 3-31) & 1-67 (B Forsyth 34)
St K 5-333 (Egan 137no Harris 52 Maddinson 58) d Casey-SM 9(dec)329 (Wells 65 Pollock 37 Wyatt 61 Freitag 69 Mitchell 58 Hennig 3-71)
Frank Pen 327 (Organ 128 N Boland 59 McClure 4-77 Bowe 3-73) v Ess 8-323 (Willett 50 Molloy 34 Seymour 46 Hill 33 Davies 60 Rutland 55 Barron-Toop 5-47)

 

 

 


2nds

 

 

 

 
Prah 3-260 (Morrey 104 Jackson 91) d Camb Magpies 259 (Guddadamane 147 Di Stefano 44 Garber 3-45 Herath 3-46)
Geel 5-270 (Driver 56no) d Fitz Donc 268 (Ellingworth 83no Jones 57 L Smith 49 Mastin 4-67)
Ncte 8(dec)256 (Edwards 104 Ryder 37 Starkins 30 Koch 4-32) d Foots 243 (Kight 51 Jones 43 Beniwal 34 Caulfield 33 Dixit 31 Bhardwaj 4-28 Edwards 3-57)
Ringwood 220 (Kannan 47 Ervine 40 Lester 39 McDonald 3-46) d Green Kang 191 (Worthington 88 Qureshi 49 Hayes 3-46) & 2-89 (Shannon 35no)
Melb Uni 7(dec)202 (Borgas 101 M Hatzoglou 33 Malalasekera 3-81) d King Haw 105 (Sathyajith 30 Haseeb 7-26) & 7-329 (Ivetic 84 Fernando 77 Jackson 54 Parsons 38 Hatzoglou 4-78)
Monash Tigers 305 (Moon 83 Keast 74 Viccars 64 Cross 34 McGillivray 4-56 Leadbeater 3-7) d Melb 175 (Petricola 99 Moon 4-39) & 1-103 (de Lange 59no Griffin 34no)
Carl 7-338 (McKenna 113 Pottabathini 77no Matthews 42 Scott 5-66) d Dand 335 (Slater 67 Opanayaka 61 Forsyth 57 Sweeney 52 Marchant 3-39 Woods 3-73)
St Kilda 1-342 (Holmes 176no Meddings 110 Davies 34no) d Casey-SM 7(dec)338 (Fernando 128 Benedek 80 Bardwell 38 Eaton 30 Earney 3-69)
Ess 9(dec)238 (Toohey 83 Mihelakos-James 68 White 43 Hammel 4-42) d Frank Pen 184 (Eklund 92 Barnes 36 Johnstone 3-30)

 

 

 




3rds

 

 

 

 
Camb Magpies 8-340 (Le Lievre 100 Burrill 84 McComb 72 Hill 5-126) d Prah 4(dec)338 (King 92 Flynn 54 Menon 50no Munasinghe 43no Pike 42 Serry 36 Vanderslik 3-66)
Geel 206 (Courtney 72no Slater 41) d Fitz Donc 133 (Sacchetta 45 Condy 5-46) & 3-46
Foots 9(dec)278 (Gleeson 145no Walker 3-48) d Ncte 242 (Larkey 89 Russell 54 Walker 42 Birthisel 3-39)
Ringwood 5(dec)92 (Walker 32 Gutterson 3-27) & 6-122 d Green Kang 80 (Carter 5-19) & 9(dec)138
Melb Uni 238 (Skinner 75no Hatton 33 Ritchie 33 Kooran 32 Savill 30 McCulley 3-16) d King Haw 3-63
Monash Tigers 9-194 (Kindlen 50 J Hinds 34 O'Brien 5-28 Saddiq 3-54) drew Melb 8(dec)314 (Ryan 151 Cheesman 38 Cashman 3-29)
Carl 9(dec)322 (Pettitt 82 Crowe 44 Shaikh 39 Poppa 34 Connop 33) d Dand 190 (Marinic 46 Islam 37 Forsyth 35 Bienvenu 5-39 Trenwith 3-43)
St Kilda 6(dec)197 (Maxwell 103no Gray 51 Serong 3-50) d Casey-SM 110 (Long 36 Narban 5-27) & 0-31
Ess 5(dec)280 (Tobin 80 Stephens 53no Phillips-Williams 44 Deasy 36) d Frank Pen 252 (Jamieson 75 Edwards 33 Busk 6-60)

 

 


4ths

 

 

 

 
Camb Mag 1-14 v Prah 6(dec)295 (Hendawitharana 88 Anson 59no Nichols 57 Sennitt 44)
Fitz Donc 160 (Hunt 4-55) d Geel 127 (Ruddell 38 Walker 3-20) & 0-53
Foots 208 (Moazzem 86 McCaskill 35 Crick 3-57) d Ncte 103 (Bhardwaj 48 Chaudhari 3-16 Moazzem 3-31) & 2-73 (Ruaro 44no)
Ringwood 5(dec)257 (Mole 100 Perry 109no Dineen 35 J Winchester 4-44) & 69 (Perry 36 Ul Haq 6-20) tied Green Kang 132 (C Winchester 41 Reid 5-38) & 194 (Fernando 71 Carton 45 Wade 3-43)
Melb Uni 7(dec)283 (Stone 103no McQuire 91 Epstein 47 Singh 4-73) d King Haw 147 & 3-152
Melb 6(dec)269 (Tucker 55 Thompson 74 Meehan 43 Walsh 4-52) d Monash Tigers 193 (Martinus 43 Cesaro 3-17)
Dand 225 (Sawrey 60no Vanderwert 43 Bhatia 42 Vine 5-62 Hurley 4-36) d Carl 201 (Sheahan 62 Tracey 36 Bhatia 4-37 Singappulige 3-39)
Casey-SM 8(dec)343 (Diston 47no Puri 73 Majoka 76) drew St Kilda 8-256 (Taylor 111 Deighton 30 Majoka 5-101)
Ess 8(dec)298 (Chowna 130 Tarran 102 Peet 4-69) v Frank Pen (play Sun)

 


Last updated: Monday November 25, 2019 3:43PM