Men's Premier Cricket Review - 6 March 2021
Date of Event Victorian Premier Cricket: Sat Mar 6, 2021 6:17PM
Simon Hill (Camberwell Magpies) broke through for his 16th Premier 1st XI century today, finishing with 109* in the Magpies' win over Kingston Hawthorn.

Round 14 was played in near-perfect conditions for cricket and some dominant performances were on display earlier today.


At Bill Lawry Oval, 7th placed Northcote hosted 8th placed Dandenong in a 'must win clash' for both sides. The Dragons batted first and struggled to score against the experienced Panther bowling attack, eventually being dismissed for 139 with Steven Taylor (38) the only player to make a solid start with the willow. For the visitors, James Nanopoulos (3/15) and Adam McMaster (3/43) led the attack. In reply, the Panthers acclimatised to the conditions better and another century stand between long-time opening partners Brett Forsyth (54*) and skipper Tom Donnell (82*) saw the Panthers home to a bonus point win without losing a wicket.


At Greenvale Reserve, the Greenvale Kangaroos hosted Melbourne and immediately found the going tough, collapsing to 7/14 within the first hour of play. It was commendable that they were able to fight back from this position to finish with a score of 81, with second-gamer Scott Dixon (56) chancing his arm in a valiant rear-guard action, while Jack Prestwidge (4/18) and Fergus O'Neill (3/16) causing the early carnage. In reply, the Demons chased the target without loss with Sam Harper (42*) and skipper Blake Thomson (39*) guiding the side home with little concern.


At the Camberwell Sports Ground, the Camberwell Magpies hosted Kingston Hawthorn at the Camberwell Sports Ground. The visitors had first use of the wicket and finished with a competitive 5/202. Ramneet Dhindsa (79) found some form with the willow, while Nivin Sathyajith (41*), Matt Vorbach (33*) and Shorye Chopra (31) all played key supporting knocks for the Hawks, while Will Walker (4/39) was easily the pick of the Magpies bowlers. In reply, the Magpies took the game deep and were able to chase the score with 5 wickets in hand in the last over of the day thanks to the 16th Premier 1st XI century scored by Magpies 'legend' Simon Hill (109*). Debutant Liam Fitzpatrick (41) helped the Magpies recover from a shaky position to also guide the side home, while Zach Richardson (2/25) was the best of the Hawks bowlers. 


At the University Main Oval, Melbourne University hosted St Kilda with both sides trying to keep their Finals chances in control. The Saints batted first and struggled to find rhythm with the bat during their innings, finishing with a score of 8/167 off their overs. Josh Manning (45) and skipper Jonathan Merlo (45) both had long stints in the middle, while Josh Bartlett (31*) kept the board ticking over late. For Uni, Steven Reid (4/31) and Simon Mackin (2/37) were the best bowlers. In reply, Uni's charge was led by Andre Yaksender (54) and James McNeil (26), while a regular loss of wickets (led by skipper Merlo (2/35) and Bartlett (2/29)) kept the Saints in the hunt with the last over seeing the hosts requiring 10 runs off it. In the end, it was left to Liam Scammell to find 2 runs off the last ball (bowled by Henry Thornton). A hoick over square leg ran to the boundary and secured the hosts the vital points to keep them knocking on the door of the Top 8 after this weekend. 


With the bat, apart from the century scored by Simon Hill, Ringwood duo Tom Rogers (129) and Josh Hartill (84) scored well against Essendon, while Prahran skipper Jake Hancock (89*) led his side to the points against Casey-South Melbourne with Damon Egan (65) in key support.


With the ball, bowlers to do well included Jack Prestwidge, Will Walker and Melbourne University's Steven Reid (all with 4-wicket hauls), with another 10 bowlers finishing their day with 3-wicket hauls. 


After today's round of games, please see below a 'provisional' ladder for the Men's 1st XI with 3 rounds to go.


Carl 65

Melb 60

Prah 56

Geel 51

Dand 48

FD 47

St K 46

Ncote 46


M Uni 43

Ess 40

Ring 35

Foot 33

Rich 29

C-SM 23

CM 20

GK 15

KH 13

FP 11



Kookaburra Men's Premier Firsts

Round 14

Carl 6-149 (Gulbis 36 Smyth 33no Pell 32 Alavi 3-25) def Fitz Donc 8(cc)-148 (Alavi 33 O'Sullivan 3-33), 

Dand 0-140 (Donnell 82no Forsyth 54no) def Ncte 139 (Taylor 38 Nanopoulos 3-15 McMaster 3-43), 

Melb Uni 7-170 (Yaksender 54) def St Kilda 8(cc)-167 (Merlo 45 Manning 45 Bartlett 31no Reid 4-31), 

Geel 6-151 (T Larkin 53no Butterworth 31 Berryman 3-42) def Richmond 147 (Singh 41 Goodman 36 O'Connell 3-32), 

Melb 0-84 (Harper 42no Thomson 39no) def Green Kang 81 (S Dixon 56 Prestwidge 4-18 O'Neill 3-16), 

Ringwood 5(cc)-286 (Rogers 129 Hartill 84 O'Donnell 3-42) def Ess 9(cc)-257 (Seymour 55 Molloy 49no Doric 30 Ayre 30), 

Prah 6(cc)-193 (Hancock 89no Egan 65) def Casey-SM 191 (Chandrasinghe 42 Lambden 31 Pollock 31 Wilcox 3-19 Boland 3-41), 

Camb Magpies 5-203 (Hill 109no Fitzpatrick 41) def King Haw 5(cc)-202 (Dhindsa 79 Sathyajith 41no Vorbach 33no Chopra 31 Walker 4-39), 

Foots 8(cc)-181 (Dean 46) def Frank Pen 155 (Hammel 59), 



Kookaburra Men's Premier Seconds

Round 14

Carl 5(cc)-260 (McKenna 154no Pottabathini 66) def Fitz Donc 147 (Gregory-Francis 33 Culvenor 4-33), 

Dand 1-152 (AJ Fernando 73no Forsyth 40no Wills 34) def Ncte 151 (Ryder 41 Opanayaka 3-20), 

Melb Uni 8(cc)-201 (Hutton 54 Peacock 44no Young 30) def St Kilda 193 (Hennig 102 L Bienvenu 5-47 McLaughlan 3-39), 

Richmond 5-200 (Amin 46 D'Rozario 45 Sleeman 37) def Geel 9(cc)-196 (Riding 49 Scott 42 Wrigglesworth 33no Trevethan 3-33), 

Melb 6(cc)-237 (Petricola 76no Buxton 52 Cesarios 44no Ali 3-30) def Green Kang 111 (Ali 48 Cesarios 4-12), 

Ringwood 7-168 (Adamson 49 Gibson 31) def Ess 8(cc)-167 (O'Donnell 48no Deasy 30), 

Prah 5(cc)-127 (Bull 39 Seth 30no) def Casey-SM 126 (Deshpande 49), 

King Haw 9-169 (Donaldson 46 Heigl 35 Jowett 3-31) def Camb Magpies 9(cc)-168 (McComb 57no), 

Foots 3-165 (Caulfield 95 Raniolo 34) def Frank Pen 6(cc)-163 (Mann 44no Eccles 37 Cleef 33no), 


Kookaburra Men's Premier Thirds

Round 14

Carl 8(cc)-264 (Tracey 82 Walker 64 Petsinis 34no Mileto 30 Sheridan 3-45 Braunthal 3-55) def Fitz Donc 182 (Thomas 52 Reidy 45 Kumar 5-49), 

Dand 5(cc)-190 (Malik 42 Islam 36no Forsyth 30) def Ncte 8(cc)-170 (Larkey 59 Cuthbert 38 Bhatia 3-31), 

St Kilda 2-165 (Morris 76no Page 62no) def Melb Uni 164 (Durrant 36 Rolfs 32 Maxwell 3-11 Bailey 3-38), 

Richmond 2-145 (Hinds 58 Parker 32no Gell 31no) def Geel 144 (Donazzon 44 Brown 39 Kapukotuwa 5-27), 

Green Kang  v Melb (No result provided), 

Ringwood 4-166 (Grech 44 Flynn 43 Walker 30) def Ess 7(cc)-162 (Tobin 72no Stephens 30 Meehan 3-40), 

Prah  v Casey-SM (No result provided), 

Camb Magpies 5-80 def King Haw 79, 

Foots  v Frank Pen (No result provided), 



Kookaburra Men's Premier Fourths

Round 14

Carl 4-200 (Matthews 105no Mills 33) def Fitz Donc 197 (Brambleby 69 Stephens 40 Perera 3-38), 

Dand 6(cc)-209 (Cameron 49 Bennetts 40 Pereara 3-44) def Ncte 179 (Koduru 87), 

St Kilda 1-61 (Hoskins 37no) def Melb Uni 60, 

Richmond 6-100 (Martinus 43no) def Geel 96 (Walsh 3-7 Carruthers 3-18), 

Melb 3(cc)-263 (Freeman 88 Frawley 58 Pastras - Jnr 48) def Green Kang 115 (Frawley 3-19), 

Ringwood 173 def Ess 79, 

Prah 6-168 (Anson 83no Sennitt 48) def Casey-SM 7(cc)-167 (Fairley 49 Quelch 30 Van Rooyen 3-25), 

King Haw  v Camb Magpies (No result provided), 

Frank Pen 7(cc)-199 def Foots 147, 

Last updated: Saturday March 6, 2021 6:59PM
Author: Will Rice