On a week that saw Parkdale CC finally get the chance to unveiltheir fantastic new clubrooms, it was Chelsea who stole the show by snaring their first win of the season in Division 1.
Parkdale hosted Bonbeach to coincide with the opening of the Cliff Sambell Pavilion after spending the better half of 2 seasons operating out of portables. The match itself lived up to the occasion as Bonbeach set the hosts a target of 7/153cc to chase after Tom Smith (47) and Bryce O'Connor (36) set the platform for the innings. The Two Blues chase started disastrously but eventually got going through Will Shuttleworth (36) and David Nankervis (47*). However, the target was always just out of reach as they finished the 20 overs on 7/140cc. A Grand Final rematch saw Bentleigh and South Caulfield do battle at Princes Park in another close battle. South (8/133cc) were able to turn the tables on the Demons as they restricted Bentleigh to 7/122cc,Jonno Curtis (4/22) continued his good form with the ball. Beaumaris batted first against Hampton and set the hosts an imposing chase of 6/168cc thanks to Sam Coates' 69 from 33 balls. Daniel Forbes (42 from 28 balls) had the Seahorses flying, but his wicket triggered a mid-order collapse which his side never recovered as they were dismissed for 128 (5 run outs not helping the cause). McKinnon (9/105cc) continued their good run as they defeated Carnegie (51) by 54 runs,YuriRyaboshapka (4/6) wreaked havoc on the Neggie batsman.
In Division 1, Chelsea broke their duck when they batted first against Bayside and posted 7/129cc with Sri Lankan Dishan Sandaruwan (42*) the best of the batsman. In reply, Bayside just couldn't get going and were dismissed for 92 as the Seagulls' other Sri Lankan import Hasitha De silva (3/10) ensured their maiden victory. Brighton District (2/96) cruised to victory against Middle Park (8/94cc) with 5 overs to spare, Ross Stewart (44*) seeing the Dragons home. Mentone (5/121) won a nail-biter against Old Mentonians (9/120cc) with just 2 balls to spare and Murrumbeena (5/111) maintained their position on top of the White Ball ladder with victory over Aspendale (9/110cc) in the second last over. For all other results please visit the button below.
Men's Turf Results
On behalf of the Cricket Southern Bayside team, we wish all players, volunteers and supporters a merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year. We look forward to seeing everyone back out on the ground on Saturday 12th January 2019.