Despite the extreme heat, Bonbeach were by no means a fish out of water on Sunday. The Sharks claimed the Championship Division White Ball Premiership and broke their 1st XI premiership drought in a tight contest against South Caulfield. South elected to bat and were immediately on the back foot as Bonbeach's bowlers ripped through the top order to leave them 6/21. However, some lusty hitting from Kanishka Alvitigala (61*) gave his fellow bowlers a chance by setting a target of 105. Bonbeach found themselves staring down the barrel at 6/68 after Bradley Erasmus (4/31) silenced the home crowd. However, opener Sinuka Dulaj (65*) partnered with Jason Chapple (10*) to guide the Sharks home. Murrumbeena's captain Brad Kruger (95*) showed why he is the reigning Division 1 MVP as he guided his side from trouble to take out the Division 1 premiership. Having been set 175 for victory thanks to Mentone's Matt McCallum (43*), the Beena were in trouble at 3/16, but Kruger ensured he was able to get set at the crease before unleashing a tirade of boundaries as the finish line came into sight. Clayton District captured the Division 2 premiership on the back of a dominant spell of bowling by Shawn Street (6/16) who tore through the Parkdale United line-up to dismiss the Pythons for just 67. Other White Ball Premiers were: Division 3: Carnegie (here) Division 4: Heatherton (here) Division 5: Kingston Hawthorn (here) Division 6: Parkdale United (here) Saturday afternoon saw a few teams surge into finals contention and cement themselves in the box seat for a home final. South Caulfied, Bonbeach and Beaumaris all consolidated their places in the Top 3 of the Championship, whilst Carnegie leapfrogged Bentleigh to claim fourth position after falling just short of an unlikely outright victory. In Division 1. Mentone remained on top after a last over victory against Brighton District chasing down the 286 target. Aspendale locked in a finals appearance after beating Bayside outright and Murrumbeena consolidated their position in second. However, it was Middle Park (231) who pulled off the surprise of the round by dismissing Old Mentonians for 198 and lifting themselves from the bottom of the ladder. Click below for full results from the weekend.
Unfortunately, due to the extreme temperatures which were forecast for Sunday, all CSB Women's matches were abandoned.
Men's Turf Results
This week's X-Golf Mentone Player of the Round is Mentone's all-rounder Matthew Walker for his match winning 92 and 4/82 against Brighton District in Division 1.
Congratulations to Cam Watts (Beaumaris), Elliott Bradley (South Caulfield), Tim Mulholland (Bonbeach)& Tom Marron (Hampton) for their selection in the VMCU Under 21 Representative team which will play against the VCCL this Sunday at Koonung Park, Bulleen (10AM). We also have the CSB Men's & CSB Women's Representative Matches coming up on the 17th (Men) & 22nd (Women) of February.
CSB Men Representative match
CSB Women Representative Match
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Whilst many clubs host Pink Stumps Days and on various days to suit the fixture, round 12 is designated as our CSBW Pink Stumps Round The CSB Board has donated $250 to the McGrath Foundation and the foundation is the CSBW Charity Partner for season 2018-19 We encourage everyone to donate to this great cause and if you don't have your own fundraising site then please use ours below.
CSBW Pink Stumps
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17 February - CSB v SECA Representative Match & Luncheon (11:45AM) 17 February - CSBW Pink Stumps Day 22 February - CSBW v NMCA Representative Match - Ruthven Reserve (6PM) 27 February - CSB Zone Integration Presentation at Bentleigh RSL (7PM)
12 February - Chelsea Primary School Clinics 14 February - Syndal District School Cup 15 February - Mulgrave District School Cup 15 February - Katandra Special School Clinic