Tuggeranong v Eastlake – Eastlake won first innings

Eastlake ground out a respectable 9/280 against a very accurate Tuggeranong attack at Chisholm Oval on Day 1 and Tuggeranong set out for the run chase on Saturday for Day 2. Tuggeranong started well with the first wicket falling for 63 runs. Amit Sharma went on to get a knock of 55 runs from 74 balls but the middle order struggled to settle after he was dismissed caught and bowled by Mathai. Three wickets fell for just 14 runs and the total proved too much. Hong Kong import Chris Carter put on a handy 51 runs but the side fell short by 51 runs. Nikhil Mathai was the best of the bowlers for Eastlake, finishing with figures of 4-36.

Weston Creek Molonglo v Western District-UC – Weston Creek Molonglo win outright and on first innings.

Wests resumed their second innings 35 runs behind with Joe Cooke (25no) holding the key. However the batting innings belonged to Ethan Bartlett who smashed 101 runs from just 96 balls. Creek’s Lewis Evans was instrumental with the ball – finishing with an astonishing five-wicket haul and condeding just six runs to bowl out West for 177. Creek came back in for their second innings needing 93 runs to win. It appeared to be a fairytale start for the away side dismissing the opening pair of Trickett and Dean for no runs. Myburgh and Bennett settled though to combine for a partnership of 42 and Weston Creek Molonglo got the result in 30 overs.

Queanbeyan v Ginninderra – Queanbeyan won first innings

Queanbeyan started Day 2 on 7/268 and added another 37 runs before declaring on 9-305. The Ginninderra opening pair of Balinder Singh Khillan and Luke Ryan started well but Ryan was dismissed by Spaseski for 21. All of the middle order batsman got a start but couldn’t see out the innings with Queanbeyan getting the final scalp of Hatton in the 82nd over with Ginninderra 52 runs shy of Queanbeyan’s first innings total. Spaseski (3-47) and Dukoski (3-71) were the pick of the bowlers.  

North Canberra-Gungahlin v ANU – North Canberra-Gungahlin won first innings

Norths finished 0/17 at stumps on Day 1 after ANU put on a strong first innings total of 329. Two of the Hong Kong stars were impressive for Norths with Babar Hayat putting on 84 runs from 101 while Waqas Khan fell just shy of 100 with 97 runs from 143. These impressive knocks helped lead the home side to a first innings victory.