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BTCC 7/132 def by Blackburn 3/133 at Ted Ajani Reserve.

L Mason 42*

After a fantastic victory in Round 1 the 1st XI came up against a strong Blackburn outfit for our first home game of the season. Batting first we had a handful of starts but were unable to convert any of those into big scores. Luke was the stand out from the batting line up, unbeaten on 42. With Matty and Mitch opening the bowling we struck an early wicket but that unfortunately didn’t flow on with Blackburn putting together a solid second wicket partnership and eventually running away with a 7 wicket win. Some great fielding efforts along wtih Darsh’s tight bowling are the positives in which we aim to build on. Looking forward to next week against newly promoted Glen Waverley Hawks.


BTCC 5/126 def Blackburn 9/123 at Morton Park.

Y Rodrigo 57*, A Smith 5/38, C Burridge 2/24

After losing convincingly in Round 1, the 2s bounced back with a strong win over Blackburn at Morton Park. We lost the toss, but got off to the ideal start with a run out by Joel Matherson in the very first over of the day. Blackburn got to 2/65 at the first break (20 overs), but then after some tight bowling from all four of our bowlers and some brilliant efforts in the field (in particular from Josh Sticca and Richie Walsh), we managed to restrict them to 9/124 off 40 overs. Special mention to Smithy who took 5/38 off 10 overs.We lost a couple of early wickets, but our new recruits Yaz and Nish put together a handy partnership to take us to 3/78 at the first break. Yaz continued to anchor the innings after the break and finished with a very classy 57* (batting right through to the end). We passed Blackburn’s score 5 wickets down and with nearly 4 overs to spare. A great turnaround and team performance from our efforts last match. We look forward to challenging ourselves against Laburnum’s 1XI this weekend.


BTCC 8/159 def by Koonung Heights 6/181 at Stradbroke Park..

J Rawlings 51rtno, P Puri 2/36

Despite losing our game against Koonung Heights, as was the case last round, there were many positive take outs. Having restricted them to 2/49 at drinks, they got away just after the break to be 6/181. Most of our batsmen got a reasonable start, unfortunately falling short at 8/159 in a valiant effort. Special mention must be made to Jade Rawlings getting to 50 retired, and as keeper performing a ripping leg side stumping. On the bowling front a great opening bowling partnership between Guy Senanayake and James Florance was a highlight. Particularly impressive was our fielding, without a dropped catch or misfield. The strong team spirit has created a fantastic atmosphere and a win is imminent, and lead to a successful season.


BTCC 8/141 def by Burwood Districts 6/213 at Hartwell Sports Ground.

S McKenzie 46, M Leggio 2/29, D McClean 2/36

R2 – Washout

R3 – The 4th XI were away to Burwood District at Hartwell Sports Ground for our one dayer. We welcomed 2 new players to the team, Cody McKenzie for his senior debut and his dad, Stuart McKenzie for his first game in 18 years! The opposition batted first and amassed a huge 6/213 off their 32 overs. 2 wickets each for Dave McClean and Matt Leggio, and a very impressive 2/43 off 7 overs for Cody McKenzie! He also took 2 catches in a fantastic debut game. Their total was always going to be a tough ask, and we fought our way to 8/141. Stuart McKenzie was very impressive with a well constructed 46, Ben Wolnizer made 20 at the top of the order and Matt Leggio chipped in with 21*.


BTCC 5/196 def Kerrimuir United 8/146 at Ted Ajani Reserve.

M Vogels 40rtno, C McMahon 2/14, M Vogels 2/31

After winning the toss and electing to bat the Bullant Vets got off to a slow start losing the first wicket for 17 runs. Things didn’t get too much better for a while until Nev Deery smacked 26 runs before being caught in the deep. Ben (Tugger) Wolnizer while trying sneak a quick single managed to do a hammy which was a concern and unfortunately went out shortly after while trying to hit a boundary. A sound partnership between Steven “May Day” Mayne and Matt Vogels managed to get things back on track with Steve posting a quick fire 21 before being caught and Matt reaching 40 in as many balls.With only 45 delivers left in our innings out total was starting to look a bit bleak when the skipper (C. McMahon) and the “Doc” (A. Illango) managed to put on 56 runs not out posting our first innings score to 5/196. After the break we took to the field and  started our attack. Similar to round 1 things seemed to be a bit flat initially as their opening pair chipped away at our bowling. A change of bowler soon did the trick as Nev Deery took the first wicket dismissing one of the openers. Not long after Boydy with his persistence took the next wicket and finished a great spell of bowling as did Steve “May Day” Mayne who also bowled exceptionally well. After drinks another change in bowling saw Matt Vogels come back on to complete his opening spell and in doing so took 2 wickets in consecutive overs. These two wickets along with a third wicket taken by the skipper put Kerrimur on the back foot. A brilliant piece of fielding by Boydy throwing the stumps down while doing a cartwheel and landing in pike position saw another wicket fall leaving the last wicket to be cleaned up by Prince Puri with Steven “May Day” Mayne taking a great catch at mid-on closing Kerrimur’s innings at 8/146 after 32 over. Great win by the Vets.