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Bombers hang on thanks to Saints
Date of Event Victorian Premier Cricket: Sat Mar 7, 2020 8:43PM
Goodman scored a handy 31 for the Tigers today

The last day of home and away cricket prior to finals contained all the drama and tension one would expect from Victorian Premier Cricket.

 



Essendon has hung on to eighth spot despite a bad loss to Monash Tigers and Dandenong was unable to break a stubborn ninth wicket stand by St Kilda and found themselves two wickets shy of the eight.

 



Melbourne duly completed a comprehensive nine-wicket outright win over Frankston Peninsula at the Butler Oval. Declaring at its overnight 2/173, the Demons' South African leg-spinner Kyle Williamson followed up his first innings 5/24 with 5/23 in the second innings as the Heat folded for 101. Opener Nicholas Mann (55*) carried his bat through the Heat second innings of 101.

 



The Dandenong v St Kilda clash at Shepley Oval had it all at stake for the Panthers. If they could knock over the Saints, they would replace Essendon in the eight. With the Ringwood v Camberwell Magpies clash at Ringwood washed out, the first part of the puzzle fell into place. Then, with Monash Tigers maintaining their first innings advantage over the Bombers at Windy Hill, the second piece of the puzzle was in place. Then Suraj Randiv spun some magic to see the Saints struggling at 8/108 chasing 278. But Saints' skipper Adam Crosthwaite dug in, finding a staunch ally in number ten Will Lovell. The pair survived for almost two hours, Crosthwaite remaining 74* from 207 balls in four and a quarter hours and Lovell 2* from 76 balls in 107 minutes. Randiv finished with the remarkable figures of 31-18-27-4.

 



The Bombers will certainly be shouting the Saints' pair a beer tonight!

 



Another important clash in shaping the top four was the Carlton v Footscray match at Princes Park, which was also hit hard with rain and water damage during the week. After countless inspections and patience from the players, play finally got under way at 5:15pm, with the Bulldogs taking the two final Carlton wickets required to complete the win. Tom Smyth was unable to bat after breaking his hand last week and may well be out of the finals.

 



Northcote also had a big say in shaping the top four as an outright win over Kingston Hawthorn could see the Dragons finish second, but the Dragons finished two wickets short of the outright and finished in fourth spot.

 



Melbourne Uni secured top spot with an easy win over Casey-South Melbourne. Chasing the Swans' 211, Uni was steered to victory by Fergus McKenna (114*) and Alex Gregory (79*) with an unbroken second-wicket partnership of 173. It was McKenna's second Premier century.

 



Prahran also completed an easy win over Geelong at the GCG. Jake Hancock (97), Adam Bull (54) and Lachlan Bangs (51) hammered a depleted Cats' attack to secure their finals berth.

 



Next weekend's Qualifying/Elimination Finals will be:

 



Melbourne Uni v Northcote at Uni Main Oval


Footscray v Melbourne at Merv Hughes Oval


Carlton v Essendon at Princes Park #1


St Kilda v Prahran at TBC

 

 

 

 

 

1sts

 

 
Ring 5-80 (Rogers 34) drew Camb Mag 8(dec)223 (Russ 85no Rowles 48 Hill 36 Topp 4-57)


Foot 161 (Dixit 36 Sartori 32 Gulbis 3-28) d Carl 115 (Buckingham 4-47)


Melb Uni 1-214 (McKenna 114no Gregory 79no) d Casey-SM 211 (Benedek 76no Chandrasinghe 34 Reid 3-18 Hatzoglou 3-55 Stafford 3-59)


Dand 8(dec)277 (B Forsyth 126 Edwards 43 Edgeworth 36 Bartlett 3-42 O'Brien 3-66) drew St K 8-157 (Crosthwaite 74no Randiv 4-27)


Mon Tigers 176 (Amin 53 Berryman 38 Parker 38 Doric 5-49) & 6-214 (Mills 74 Waters 53no Goodman 31 Doric 4-54) d Ess 85 (Perry 3-20 Berryman 5-30)


Fitz Donc 248 (Banthorpe 124 Griffiths 41 Shivakkumar 33 McNicholl 5-75 Waring 3-42) d Green Kang 130 (Silva 32 S Elliott 4-26 Alavi 3-47)


Melb 2(dec)173 (Thomson 101no S Harper 37) & 1-28 d Frank Pen 99 (Gapes 34 Williamson 5-24 Elliott 3-14) & 101 (Mann 55no Williamson 5-23)


Prah 7-317 (Bull 54 Hancock 97 Bangs 51 Blaich 35 Wilcox 32no Butterworth 4-118) d Geel 217 (McDonald 45 Vines 38 Reid 36 Perrin 4-59 Wilcox 4-45)


Ncte 304 (O'Sullivan 80 Baker 75no Sundberg 59 Phelan 44 Christensen 3-70 Patil 3-100) d King Haw 136 (Crispe 4-18 Medew-Ewen 4-35) & 8-105 (Medew-Ewen 3-42)

 



2nds

 

 
Camb Magpies 9(dec)242 (Singh 61no Thewlis 59 Di Stefano 32 Corcoran 4-20 Hayes 3-27) & 1-52 (Thewlis 33) d Ringwood 106 (Jamieson 3-18 Dwyer 3-34) & 185 (Beer 66no Eustance 37 Freeman 34 Bridle 3-37 Scholz 3-56)


Foots 7-232 (Kight 76 Jones 66no Branston 3-64) d Carl 207 (Poppa 50 Mattsson 45 Culvenor 44 Faiyaz 4-40 Aggelis 3-45 Beniwal 3-54)


Melb Uni 7(dec)389 (Hatzoglou 139 Croes 90 Emms 65 Hutton 33 B Lambden 3-83) d Casey-SM 286 (Fernando 131 Mills 52 B Lambden 47 Haseeb 5-50)


Dand 280 (Fernando 69 Forsyth 68 Slater 67 Hennig 3-34) d St Kilda 205 (Manning 58 Taylor 32 Seneviratne 4-67 Buch 3-58)


Monash Tigers 8(dec)290 (Goodman 88 Padmanabhan 49 Sleeman 47 D'Rozario 37 Blair 3-33) d Ess 126 & 6-135


Fitz Donc 8-251 (Grace 77 Sacchetta 71 Winchester 5-62) d Green Kang 217 (Usher 51 Winchester 34 Newnham 32 Nottle 31 Blyth 5-48 Ellingworth 3-51)


Melb 7-309 (Harper 120 Holmes 68no Petricola 59 d Frank Pen 308 (Mead 157 Harford 69 McConnell 35 Sturrock 5-78 Griffin 3-22)


Prah 7-352 (King 160 Dhull 49 Serry 33no Vine 3-42) d Geel 304 (Riding 118 Driver 56 Treble 46 Hunt 4-70 Boyce 3-71)


King Haw 256 (Acocks 107no Vincent 43 Lane 5-95 Bhardwaj 3-32) d Ncte 175 (Fernando 39 Rigby 5-42)

 


Ladder: Prah 61 Fitz Donc 58 Mon Tigers 56 Melb Uni 54 (1.372) Foots 54 (1.160) Melb 46 Carl 45 St K 43 Geel 38 (1.173) Dand 38 (0.956) Camb Mag 37 Ncte 35 Ess 33 Casey-SM 31 Ring 24 Green Kang 19 Frank Pen 17 King Haw 16.

 

 

 


3rds

 


Ring 199 (Peters 48) d Camb Mag 141 (Le Lievre 42 Carter 4-20 Roberts 3-51) & 3-36


Carl 269 (Sheahan 60 Dudding 42no Lemire 35) d Foots 215 (Burton 69 Tidyman 36 Markovski 32 Marchant 6-46)


Melb Uni 230 d Casey-SM 130 (Laghmani 65 McNab 3-22 Warren 3-29) & 5-133


St Kilda 262 (Page 64 Stevenson 55 Noske 35 Opanayaka 5-80) d Dand 242 (Marinic 74 Kranzbuhler 47 Opanayaka 36 Mackenzie 33 Noske 3-58 Gray 3-77) 


Monash Tigers 7(dec)108 (Hesline 57no) & 8-141 d Ess 107 (Stephens 36 Cashman 5-44 Fernando 3-39) & 6(dec)167


Fitz Donc 9(dec)226 (Stephens 57 Brambleby 39 Braunthal 35 Love 30 Bell 4-58 Black 3-45) & 1-15 d Green Kang 164 (Archer 65 Brambleby 3-37)


Frank Pen 157 (Walsh 98no Ryan 6-40) d Melb 90 (Cox 5-23 A McIlroy 3-24) & 2-63 (M Cesarios 32)


Geel 136 (Evans 33 B Parsons 5-39 Hill 3-29) & 2-34 d Prah 134 (Menon 55 Garner 4-28 Mastin 3-39)


Ncte 8(dec)140 (Valentine 37 McCulley 4-41) & 8-97 (Strangio 42 McCulley 6-34) d King Haw 110 (Vailisseri 38 Conlin 4-21 Valentine 3-34) & 123 (Sharma 32 Ruaro 6-43)

 


Ladder: Ring 58 Melb Uni 53 Carl 51 Geel 44 Prah 42 (1.668) Dand 42 (1.004) Foots 40 Ncte 39 Camb Magpies 36 (1.056) Mon Tigers 36 (1.033) Melb 33 St K 33 Ess 29 Fitz Donc 29 Casey-SM 27 Frank Pen 27 Green Kang 21 King Haw 10.

 

 

 



4ths

 

 

 
Camb Magpies 5-162 (Vidajic 50no Johnston 33no) d Ringwood 156 (Perry 41 Smith 30 Ponnamperuma 3-15 Vidajic 3-28)


Foots 8-290 (Dixit 177 Chaudhari 36 Vine 3-70) drew Carl (no play)


Melb Uni 133 (Scotland 4-50 Majoka 3-6) & 3(dec)148 (Kennedy 95) d Casey-SM 94 (Quelch 32 Patel 3-22)


Monash Tigers 8(dec)207 (Cowling 54 L Stow 31no) d Ess 189 (Gordon 62 Camuncoli 57 Thapa 30 L Stow 6-45)


Fitz Donc 5-316 (Thomas 108no Reid 84 Macciocca 72 Bolmat 3-109) d Green Kang 109 (Panaia 48 Asdagi 4-30) & 7-161 (Panaia 58no Burton 33)


Melb 8-177 (Pastras 39 Hyslop 36no Peet 4-38) d Frank Pen 175 (Draycott 64 Rulach 35no Sturrock 5-27)


Geel 155 (Ronan 51 Dhulipala 4-29 Kensley 3-27) d Prah 47 & 0-4


Ncte 0-4 drew King Haw 143 (Goela 41 Singh 35 Crick 3-36 Pereara 3-40) (no play)


St Kilda 241 (Meddings 58 Stoupas 53 Hughes 31 Langley 3-16) d Dand 181 (Bostan 53 Newman 30 Moriarty 5-11 Kapoor 3-70)

 


Ladder: Dand 59 Prah 57 Foots 50 (1.583) Mon Tigers 50 (1.096) Melb 48 Carl 44 (1.402) St K 44 (0.952) Geel 41 Fitz Donc 40 Camb Magpies 39 Casey-SM 34  Ess 30 Ncte 26 Melb Uni 25 Ring 21 Frank Pen 19 Green Kang 15 King Haw 12.



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