Bentleigh remained undefeated atop the Championship Division, Carnegie defeated reigning premiers South Caulfield to claim victory against both of last year’s finalists, as Bayside picked up its first win for the newly merged club. Beaumaris’ experienced pair in Chris Hall (82) and Sam Coates (58) looked to have the Sharks on track for a win at Bentleigh (7/219cc) both ultimately falling to Mitch Spencer (5/68) as Beaumaris fell just short at 9/210(cc). Carnegie 5/168 chased down South Caulfield’s 7/162(cc) in 50 overs with Tej Gandhi (50*). Hampton 7/169 picking up its second win of the season, with Jeremy Lawlor (74*) defeating McKinnon 7/156(cc) at Bonbeach 9/197 (dec), Alex Williams (103) impressed after his slow start to the season as Bonbeach quickly passed Chelsea’s first innings total of 100, the Seagulls Riley Davis picking up 5/33, the Bonnie Sharks sending Chelsea back in where they finished at 4/96. In Division 1, the story was Bayside (165) picking up its first 1st XI win since the merger of Highett and Moorabbin Park CC’s as they defeated Mentone (161). The Tigers Michael Churchill 6/52, doing his best for Mentone, but Bayside’s David Bambridge (20) and Richard Hunter (2*) got the Stingrays over the line after coming together at 9/157, Bambridge the last man out, but with the win in the bag, and a result sure to have been celebrated at Turner Rd that night. Brighton District 3/185, Rick Jones (74*) chased down Cheltenham’s 179 in 48 overs. Parkdale 9/159 (Damien Mottram 71); defeated Old Mentonians 158 but they had to battle Faizan Hussain with his 7/56. Murrumbeena’s 3/254(cc) in the first week, was plenty as Middle Park were all out 163 in the chase. In Division 2 Parkdale United’s 9/357(cc) from week one was plenty as they dismissed Bentleigh for 195, the Demons Adrian McInnes 91 the one stand out batter in the chase. Port Melbourne picked up its first win, making 152 defeating Bonbeach 136; Aspendale 5/122 comfortably chased down Hampton’s 105 and weather intervened and washed the day out at Jack Meade Reserve where Clayton District 7/158(cc) (Jonathan Curtis 5/49) drew with South Caulfield 6/65. CSB U21’s wins again The CSB U21 side is undefeated from its two games to date, on Sunday defeating the North Metro Cricket Association at McKinnon. Batting first CSB reached a total of 8/153 (cc) from its 40 overs, Fryer top scoring with 39. The bowlers then set about their task, with only Aftab Merchant (28) reaching double figures as NMCA was all out for 60 in the 28th over.All bowlers grabbed at least a wicket with leg spinner Cam Watts finishing with the figures of 5.3 overs, 2 maidens, 3 for 6. The next match is against the only other undefeated side in West Gippsland at Bonbeach on December 10th from 10am.
Aero Cricket Player of the Round
Old Mentonians Faizan Hussain with his 7/56 against Parkdale is the Player of the Round. Faizan is a 19-year-old, left arm orthodox bowler from the UK who has been a part of the UK Elite Player Academy and has played matches with the Durham 2nd XI. Duckworth Lewis As we head into White Ball cricket for Championship to Division 5 it is a timely reminder for club officials and captains to have downloaded the My Cricket Live Score App and had some practice using the examples provided here. Covers Clubs are reminded of Pennant Rule 19.5 regarding the laying and removal of covers for Saturday and Sunday games. This rule is to be followed unless otherwise advised. Change to Clearance Cut-off Date Clubs have been advised of the change of cut-off date for CSB Rule 9.1.4 – Deadline 31st December shall be changed to Thursday 21st December at noon along with all references to 31st December contained within the rule, for the 2017/18 season. Clubs are advised to ensure they have submitted any documentation in sufficient time for the original club and CSB to approve before this deadline. Women’s Ten 10 Day on December 10 CSB’s Women’s competition gets underway with a Ten 10 Day at Caulfield Park ovals 6&7 from 1:30pm on Sunday December 10. Teams from Aspendale, Bentleigh and Parkdale will be joined by SECA club Omega and Richmond City from the ECA. Our women’s competition is focused on new players and the game structure modified to accommodate developing players. A T20 competition will commence at the end of January 2018. TAC Regional Big Bash Tournament In the regional TAC Big Bash Tournament, South Caulfield (CSB’s representative after winning the white ball final in 16/17) on Sunday afternoon made 6/198 Lewis Mildenhall (89*), Josh O'Donnell (31) defeating SECA’s representative team, Elwood 5/174. South Caulfield move to the next round of the Melbourne Stars conference quarter and semi-final day which will be held on December 10 at Frankston Peninsula Cricket Club