It was an eventful weekend of semi final action to say the least...
In the Championship, Bonbeach 5/131 (Tom Smith 73; Tatsatt Brahmbhatt 3/24) booked in ahome Grand Final as they chased downCarnegie's 127 (Dan Mueller 6/39), the Neggie will rue a number of costly run outs which hampered their efforts; South Caulfield 9/189cc (Jonno Curtis 46; James Grant 4/34) will join Bonbeach in the Grand Final after dismissingBeaumaris 112 (Lachlan Mahon 4/10, Bradley Erasmus 3/29) in a match which will unfortunately be remembered for the state of the pitch and not the performances of the players; Division 1,Mentone 5/123(cc) (Clement Tommy 46*, Matt Williams 40; Tom Homes 4/31) survived a middle order collapse to defeatOld Mentonians 112 (Chris Smyth 3/10, Matt Walker 3/21, Chris McCready 3/28) in a match which was all over by Saturday night. Aspendale 179 (Liam Hulett 49, Steven Kat 48*; Tom Kelly 6/41) pulled off the upset of the weekend by dismissing Murrumbeena 81 (Harley Dale 4/25, Mitch Allen 3/0) with an unbelievable spell of new ball bowling; Division 2,Cheltenham 6/115 (Scott Neeson 60*; Andrew Prouse 5/33) locked in their first Grand Final for more than 10 years by defeating South Caulfield 96 (Stacy Brown 4/40, Jed Donnell 3/25); Port Melbourne 80 (Daniel Eden 5/34, Daniel Graham 4/31) and 3/199 (Mack Burdett 89, Sam Anderson 42*) broke the hearts of Parkdale United 73 (Rish Kundavaram 3/7, Ollie Bocking 3/18, Dylan Harrison - Smith 3/22) with an impressive bowling display. For all other results, please click the button below.
This week's Grand Finals Championship: Bonbeach v South Caulfield at Bonbeach Reserve Division 1: Mentone v Aspendale at Hogben/Meckiff Oval Division 2: Cheltenham v Port Melbourne at Jack Barker Oval Division 3: Carnegie v Murrumbeena at Koornang Park Division 4: Carnegie v Heatherton at Lords Reserve Division 5: Kingston Hawthorn v Aspendale at St Bedes College Division 6: Parkdale United v Bonbeach at Jack Grut Reserve Sat. One Day 1: Old Mentonains v Beaumaris at Mentone Grammar No. 3 Sat. One Day 2: Parkdale v Bentleigh at Gerry Green Reserve
Men's Turf Results
As many of you will be aware, the Championship Division Semi Final between South Caulfield and Beaumaris at Princes Park No. 1became the centre of attention over the weekend. Throughout out the day,the pitch playedinconsistently with balls regularly keeping low and others jumping off a length. The umpires and both captains came together to discuss the situation, and continued playin the hope that it would settle down as the day progressed.In the 61st over, following a few balls which took off from a length in a dangerous manner the umpires correctly suspended play. In consultation with both captains, umpires and CSB it was decided to lightly water and roll the wicket on Saturday night and Sunday morning with the aim toremovethe dangerous aspect of the pitch. On Sunday, play resumed as scheduled and whilst the pitch played in an equally inconsistent fashion, player safety was maintained and the match continued without any further interruption. There is no suggestion from any party of any attempt of the home club to gain an advantage which resulted in thoseconditions. The pitch preparation which was undertaken by an independent party on an unused deck, despite advice to the contrary, an issue which has since been addressed with the local council. We would like to acknowledge and thank the two umpires and players from the South Caulfield and Beaumaris clubs, for the way in which they handled and cooperated with the less-than-ideal situation. We are bitterly disappointed with the events from Saturday as they have put a dampener on what has been afantastic season thus far. Whilst inconsistent bounce is part of turf cricket, it should notbe a regular occurrencein a match and player safety is vital. As a result, CSB over the off-season will look at ways in-conjunction with clubs and local government to improve the preparation of wickets across the competition.
Kingston Hawthorn CC will be running a winter academy and cricket school for local junior players to further develop their games during the off-season. An information night will be held on Tuesday 19th March from 7:30 PM atWalter Galt Reserve. Please pass this through to your players and parents.
School Events Fri 15 Mar - Carlton InterSchool Cup Fri 15 Mar - Mulgrave Inter School Cup Tue 19 Mar - Fawkner ParkInter School Cup Wed 20 Mar - ElwoodInter School Cup Thur 21 Mar - Parkville Inter School Cup Friday 22 Mar - Wheelers Hill Inter School Cup CSB Events Sat 16 Mar - CSB Grand Finals Fri 12 Apr - CSB Presentation Night at Woodlands GC