Plenty Valley and Carlton Brunswick played out a thriller in Women’s Victorian Premier Cricket on Sunday.
Both sides had periods of dominance, but in the end they couldn’t be separated and were both bowled out for 138.
After two straight losses, the Bats were hoping to return to winners’ list this week.
They looked in control with the bat early at 1-75, before the Strikers took 8-15 to bowl them out for 138.
Captain Rhiann O’Donnell top scored with 52.
Addy Campion took 5-10 to put her team back in the frame.
The Bats bowlers responded to have the Strikers in trouble at 3-31 and then 6-52.
The Strikers managed to put together a couple of partnerships to get within sight of the win. Enter Kiara Jones. Jones took two wickets in three balls to stop the Strikers in their tracks.
Like the Bats, they were bowled out for 138.
It was a tough day in the field for the Greenvale Kangaroos, against Prahran, in men’s Victorian Premier Cricket on Saturday.
Six teams scored 250 or more across the competition at the weekend, unfortunately for the Kangaroos they were one of the sides on the end of some big hitting. Only Northcote was on the end of a bigger total.
Prahran won the toss and elected to bat.
The openers got off to a good start and moved past 50 without any trouble.
The Kangaroos finally got a breakthrough when Bernard Kelly stumped opener Jake Hancock, off the bowling of Kyle Adams.
The pain didn’t end for the Kangaroos, as James Bilington joined Adam Bull at the crease.
Bull continued to anchor one end for Prahran with support from his teammates.
Prahran put on 5-366 from 99 overs – Bull was the main man making 151, going out when the score was on 366.
For the Kangaroos, the bowling figures don’t paint a pretty picture.
Sunam Gautam did a mountain of work, bowling 33 overs which included six maidens. He finished with 3-115.
Kyle Adams (1-63) and Humza Ali (1-49) were the other wicket takers.