Championship new comers Parkdale were off to a great start in the top grade with a stunning win over Bentleigh. Parkdale 5/278, with English recruit Ben Draper (103*) from South Wilts CC leading the way, well supported by openers Greg Galloway 55 and Hayden Callahan 53 chasing down the reigning Premiers Bentleigh 9/275(cc) (R Ciccarella 84) with 10 overs to spare. Last year’s Championship MVP Tom Smith started the season with 76 and 4/35 as Bonbeach 9/206(cc) defeated McKinnon 117. The Sharks Andrew MacKessack with 5/24, Smith with some lucky left off’s in his innings but a solid team effort and a strong win to kick start their season. Beaumaris opener James Lynch 106* had the northern Sharks season off to a solid start, the game called after Beauie had faced 51 overs, and at 4/198, comfortably passing Carnegie’s 176 from the week before (A Bhatt 65; C Watts 5/20). Along the way Lynch and opening partner Neil Minto(67) set a new club record for the 1st XI opening partnership, their 152 eclipsing the previous record of 108. Whilst South Caulfield set their season up, closing the day off early reaching 5/253 in 60 overs (E Bradley 83, K Alvitigala 52*) easily accounting for Hampton’s 186 (H Allen 58, D Forbes 58; J Curtis 6/48). In Division 1 Aspendale after winning Division 2 were off to a solid start with a win over Mentone who collapsed losing 6/12 to hand the Dales a first up win. Aspendale 248 (L Hulett 113) defeating Mentone 197. Murrumbeena out of the blocks with a win 9/219(cc) (B Kruger 98) def Bayside 8/177 (R Perera 51, B Mcmanus 50*). Old Mentonians 3/232(cc) (D Meyer 112*, R Everett 73*) comfortably accounted for the Chelsea 158; and the Dragons kicking off with a win, Brighton District 5/143 (R Stewart 65) def Middle Park 7/142(cc). In Division 2 Cheltenham on the winners board earlywith 8/187 (N Ellery 64) and deating Bentleigh 176 (T Gill 51). Clayton District 8/202 (J Sajenko 56*) defeating Hampton 187. Port Melbourne 337 (T Dale 195, B Will 68; D Eden 5/41) def Parkdale United 133 (O Bocking 6/13) and 3/141 and South Caulfield 307 (J Restarick 59, D Wijeratne 57) defeating Mentone 299 (C Duffy 73, D Haycroft 65, A Fauzdar 52; C Souter 5/41).
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Cricket Southern Bayside is pleased to once again partner with The Game the makers of cricket inspired walletsfor the love of the game. As part of our partnership The Game will supply the winners of the Championship, Division 1, Division 2 and this year our Women’s competition MVP’s with an CSB monogrammed wallet as received last year by Tom Smith, Brad Kruger and Tim Dale. The cricket inspired wallets make a wonderful Xmas gift, and an excellent reward for club Life Members, coaches and team managers. Whilst a trophy is nice, the wallets are a constant reminder to the recipient of the esteem in which you hold them. Cricket Southern Bayside clubs receive a discount for purchases with free monogramming, a saving of $35. More details can be found on the link below
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Welcoming XGolf Mentone to the CSB family. XGolf are providing our Player of the Round award with a 1 hour booth hire award for each round of the season. Teeing off first is Port Melbourne's Tim Dale with his 195on the opening day of the season. Chris Hasker and his team at XGolf at Mentone will be in touch with Tim. And standby for a special announcement regarding CSB and XGolf, a golf tournament like never before on its way for CSB. More details in the coming weeks.
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