Point Cook has swooped on top spot in Victorian Turf Cricket Association division 3 after an impressive double shot of victories at the weekend.
The Warriors cruised to an 81-run victory over Sunshine Heights at Ainsworth Reserve on Saturday to set up a mouth-watering top-of-the-table clash with Sunshine in a second-round catch-up game on Sunday.
With first place up for grabs, Point Cook rose to the occasion, toppling Sunshine by four wickets on the road at a damp Dempster Park.
The Warriors’ bowlers were irresistible, restricting Sunshine to a manageable 7-98 off 31 overs on a rain-affected day.
Tight bowling from Gurbaksh Khaira (2-15), James Doolan (2-20), Aaron Whear (1-9) and Sarwan Kumar (1-19) had the Warriors on top at the game’s mid-point.
In the conditions, a target of 99 was not going to be easy, but the Warriors found a way.
After an early struggle saw them in trouble at 4-29, they steadied through James Peterson (35no) and Khaira (20). A late flurry from Whear (13no) and the Warriors had regained the ladder lead.
Seabrook had a mixed weekend. The Saints lost by five wickets away to Williamstown Imperials at Fearon Reserve on Saturday.
But they broke through for their first win of the season on Sunday, annihilating Footscray United by nine wickets at Bruce Comben Reserve. Set 62 for victory, Seabrook passed the target in 12.3 overs.
In division 2, Werribee Centrals beat two sides around them on the ladder to move from the lower reaches of the table into fourth.
On Saturday, Centrals had a relatively comfortable four-wicket win over Williamstown CYMS at Galvin Park.
In Sunday’s catch-up game, Centrals took care of business against Altona Roosters, winning a low-scoring affair by 19 runs at Langshaw Reserve.
In a division 4 game in progress, Wyndhamvale posted 164 off 50.5 overs against Sunshine YCW at Wyndham Vale South Reserve. YCW was in trouble on 5-37 in reply after Falcons bowlers Adam Walls and David Buchanan took two wickets apiece.
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