White Ball action underway
Date of Event : Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:36PM
Daniel Forbes led Hampton to victory on Saturday against McKinnon Photo: Leader News

After last Thursday’s torrential rain, it was a relief to see play on Saturday under sunny skies and a delayed start to white ball season with the previous week’s abandonment.
Chelsea almost pulled of its first win of the season, taking its match to the wire against its more fancied, and Championship leading opposition Bentleigh. With the Seagulls James Symons (3/61) picking up Jarrad Dowling (36), Alex Caravelas (10) and the Championships leading run scorer Rob Ciccarella (8), at 4/72 it was the Demons Andrew Walker (59) steading the ship and leading the way to finish at 9/212 from the 40 overs. After the quick loss of Inzaman Mitchell (0), Sean Vandergert (44), Lachlan De Zilwa (43), Ben Marsh (34) and Roshan Perera (40) all got going and a boil over was on the cards, but ultimately the tail couldn’t provide enough support and Chelsea fell agonisingly short at 8/210 with the 40 overs bowled.
At Koornang Park South Caulfield 2/115 in 31 overs, defeated Carnegie 10/114. Batting first after losing the toss, Carnegie’s wickets fell steadily as Jonathan Curtis grabbed 4/21, cleaning up the Negie tail. South’s Lewis Mildenhall (60*) then took control of the game and South were home with plenty to spare.
At Bonbeach, Cam Watts’ (51) wasn’t enough to get the Beaumaris Sharks over the line in the match at the aquarium, where they set about chasing the Bonbeach Sharks who after being sent in reached 9/185(cc). Beaumaris 8/165 in their 40 overs.
At Boss James Reserve, Hampton elected to bat in their match against McKinnon and Dan Forbes (90) set the pace as they reached 222 before being all out in the last over. Chasing, McKinnon reached 6/198, Jack Harrison (53*) as Jack Murphy picked up 3/27 to see the Seahorses home.
In Division 1, Brighton District 1/80 comfortably accounted for Cheltenham where Gordon Meredith’s (3/11) helped restrict Cheltenham to 8/79(cc) after they elected to bat. Parkdale’s Will Shuttleworth (65) lead the team to 7/197(cc) as they defeated Old Mentonians 148, with Jordan Hesline grabbing 5/28. Playing at Dane Rd, Bayside batted first making 9/140(cc) as Michael Churchill snared 5/21. Michael Waller (59) and Eben Kurtz (51) in a 120 run opening partnership set up the win for the Tigers as Mentone finished the day with a couple of overs to spare at 2/142.
Murrumbeena made the most of its trip into the lake, as it amassed 6/237(cc), Brad Kruger (129) from 108 balls raced the game away early, entering at 1/16, leaving at 5/230, as the Beena’s boys whipped through Middle Park in 27 overs and all out 114, Joe Arnold 4/29.
In Division 2, Port Melbourne 4/81 defeated Bonbeach 77; Aspendale whipped up its 2/149 in 23.2 overs in defeating Hampton 8/145(cc); Bentleigh 3/114 defeated Parkdale United 113 and Clayton District 9/169 defeated South Caulfield 8/167(cc).
Results for remaining games can be found here.

Twenty 20 rounds commence this weekend
Double header Twenty 20 rounds this weekend bring an end to the first half of the season as we break for Christmas and many clubs are using the day to lead into Xmas functions on Saturday night.
Fixtures for this weekend can be found here
Cricket Southern Bayside returns on January 6th and 7th with further double header T20 matches, and an opportunity for clubs to promote themselves at a time when cricket interest is high with the focus on the BBL.

Aero Cricket Player of the Round

With thanks to Aero Cricket, the player of the round is Murrumbeena's Brad Kruger with his 129 from 108 balls against Middle Park. Congratulations to Brad, who currently leads the Division 1 batting with 361 runs at an average of 90.25.

Under 21's Undefeated and to face DDCA in semi-finals
The CSB U21's defeated West Gippsland at Bonbeach last Sunday setting up a semi-final showdown with neighbouring DDCA at Boss James Reserve on Januray 14th.

After winning the toss and batting CSB were all out 128 in the 36th over, with Beaumaris' Liam Wolters top scoring with 35 and support from Bayside's Joel Lewis 25. CSB dismissed West Gippsland for 118 in the 38th with Hampton's Tom Marron picking up 5/34 and Bonbeach's Tom Mulholland 3/15.

CSB Women's Ten 10 Day
A separate Bulletin will be issued this week and report on the successful commencement to the Caulfield Park Bendigo Bank CSB Women's Competition which commenced on Sunday


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