Round 12 Day 2 resumption
Norths began the day hoping for some wag in the tail to set an awkward target for Wests. Unfortunately, leg spinner Michael Minns picked up the 9th wicket and Josh Corbett clean bowled Josh Low-McMahon for 77, meaning Norths had only added 11 runs to the total.
Wests target was 53 and despite slumping to 3/26, Lachlan Murchie (23*) and Nick Ada (12*) saw them safely home. Sam Taylor bowled with aggression and was rewarded with 2/14.
The outright win has pushed Wests into 4th position on the table with 2 matches to play.
Wests won outright by 7 wickets.
The Creek resumed their innings but was unable to add to their overnight total of 424 when Michael Ninneman bowled Djali Bloomfield, giving him 4/98.
Ginninderra got off to an excellent start with Jordie Misic (21) and Amit Sharma (43) accumulating 62 for the first wicket. However, quick wickets to Bloomfield and two to Tom Atallah reduced the score to 3/75. Eighteen-year-old Dylan Faram then continued his impressive development with a defiant 84, enjoying an 82-run stand with Mick Delaney (56). The Creek bowling kept the run rate in check and the Tigers were unable to launch a realistic charge at victory, finishing on 7/280 after 98 overs and the match drawn. The Creek bowlers shared the spoils with Atallah (2/53) and Bloomfield (2/61) having the most success.
Creek remains on top of the ladder despite the draw.
Tuggeranong continued batting on day 2 in search of quick runs. Jason Floros advanced his overnight score to 61 before Angus Tarpey removed him. Shane Devoy then made a quick-fire 42 off 40 balls to take the total to 9/248 at which point a declaration was made. ANU took to the crease with a deficit of 115 so needed to bat the remainder of the day to avoid outright defeat. However, big Benji Floros had other ideas, charging in and ripping the heart out of the ANU middle order. Assisted by Shane Devoy who was at his miserly best (2/19) Floros captured the stunning figures of 5/21 and forced ANU all-rounder Scott Murn off to hospital with a painful blow to the fingers. One encouraging sign for ANU was the performance of Sixteen-year-old Felix Ford who batted with great maturity and courage to score 53 out of a total of just 88.
The outright win takes Tuggeranong to 2nd place on the ladder on equal points with Weston Creek Molonglo.
Tuggeranong won outright by an innings and 27 runs.
Queanbeyan began day 2 in search of a much-needed victory but was in all sorts of trouble in the first session. The Blue Bags slumped to 7/91 as Nick Wood (4/50) did most of the damage. Wicket-keeper Stuart Bridgen, batting at number 9, then arrived at the crease and found an ally with Tyler Van Luin (28) as they advanced the total to 142. Young all-rounder Abinash Kumar (20) then combined with Bridgen for a 50-run stand for the 9th wicket before number 11 Jack Allen arrived. Eastlake still required 88 for victory but Bridgen hadn’t given up hope. Showing faith in Allen the pair combined for a terrific stand of 50 during which Bridgen reached a wonderful century from just 130 balls featuring 14 fours and 1 six. Eventually Praveen Mathai claimed the wicket of fellow leg spinner Allen to give Eastlake victory. Bridgen remained not out on a brilliant 103.
The win has placed Eastlake in contention for the finals, sitting 4 points out of fourth place.
Eastlake won by 37 runs on the 1st innings.
Current Ladder after Round 12
Weston Creek Molonglo 28
Tuggeranong Valley 28
Western District-UC 22
North Canberra-Gungahlin 0