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The team from Bass Valley Primary School played in a recent State Softball Tournament; from left, Tyson Masinovic, Harley Filiponi,
Taj Blum, Jed Rosenow, George Blum, Michael Gatherum, Jayse Fryers, Lleyton Cartmel, Liam Godfrey-Jones and Isaac Sinniah
Bass Valley play off in softball
HAVING won a recent regional
softball tournament in Traralgon,
the Grade 5/6 boys from Bass Val-
ley Primary School travelled to
Jells Park in Waverley for the State
The team played three matches
with each game proving to be a
close encounter. The boys dis-
played excellent teamwork, sports-
manship and skill on the day.
They recorded one win and two
narrow defeats which was a great
There were some excellent indi-
vidual performances on the day
including Jayse Fryers’ outfield
catching, George Blum’s first base
play and Lleyton Cartmel’s bat-
Well done to all team members
on a fantastic effort in making the
state finals and performing admi-
PHILLIP Island A Grade remained competitive
during its four-wicket loss to Wonthaggi Club on
Posting 198 runs to defend the previous week,
Phillip Island gave themselves a chance of steal-
ing a win against Club.
The opening bowling combination of Kirton
and Odgers bowled tight early to build pressure
and got the breakthrough, taking the wicket of
Club’s Huitema with the score on 23.
The prized wicket of Dave Britt came through
a run out from the level-headed and ever ready
Eli Richards, assisted by Odgers.
At 2/45, the Island continued to bowl well with
options for spin in Darcy Johnston and Charith
Keerthisinghe and the change of pace of Jack
The Thomas brothers combined for a 90-run
partnership and both threatened to go on with
The Island stuck at it looking for wickets
through Kirton and Keerthisinghe, with both
combining for 45 overs for the day.
Failing to bowl the opposition out, Club took
the points and the percentage to see them in
fourth position on the ladder.
The Island is still looking for its second win of
the season, hopefully next week in the last game
of the year against Korumburra.
Bowling: Kirton 23/4/3/55, Odgers 8/2/1/35,
DL Johnston 6/0/0/13, Keerthisinghe 22/4/1/59,
J Cox 6/0/0/13, Samarawickrama 2/0/0/23.
After performing well with the ball the week
before, the Sharks needed to back it up with
the bat to take the points against Club on Sat-
Jai Asbury and Matt Parson opened and after
a steady beginning, Jai fell for 6 to the opening
This brought Jarrod Black to the crease and
he set about nullifying the new ball with Parsons.
The two toiled away until Parsons fell for 25
when he completely lost sight of one.
Blake Insall came and went and this left
Black and Clint Wilson to combat the bowlers.
The two worked their way up to just before
lunch when Black fell for 30 after a lot of hard
The Sharks went to the break four down and
with the need to pick up the run rate.
Hornsby lost his wicket shortly after lunch
and this allowed Andrew Finlayson to stroll to
With some new running techniques, the pair
looked the most dangerous as they forged a 45-
Finlayson lost his wicket to what can only be
described as a loosener for 17 and this put the
Sharks under immense pressure.
With the run rate slowly creeping up and runs
hard to come by, the rest of the order started to
buckle under the strain.
Wickets fell at regular intervals and the side
ended up a long way from its target.
Another standout performance from Wilson
saw him reach 55 before he holed out trying to
hit the boundary.
This was a reality check for the side who may
have been a little guilty of getting ahead of them-
They will need to redeem themselves next
week with a strong performance against MDU
in the one-dayer before Christmas.
Phillip Island C1 cricketers were greeted by a
flock of soaring pelicans overhead as they took
to the ambient surrounds of Rhyll to chase
down 190 against Korumburra on Saturday.
The innings started steadily with the bound-
aries coming into play early.
Mark Christopher tried to take a quick bye
and was runout with a direct hit on the stumps
from short fine leg.
Ben Quirk, who has been in some fine form
over the last few weeks, was elevated to three
and strode confidently to the crease.
Unfortunately he did not last long, being adju-
dicated caught behind for only one.
Two elder statesmen of the club, Liam Keat-
ing and Russell ‘Huck’ Cleeland settled in, put-
ting loose balls to the boundary and showing
some classy stroke making.
One must admit that there were a few chanc-
es for the Cobras to get into the Sharks middle
order but alas, they went begging.
Both Huck and Liam reached their 50s before
tea and at the long break (Keating 64 no, Clee-
land 99 no), only needed four runs to complete
It was pre-determined that the Sharks would
bat on for 10 overs after the break, to give some
of the younger players time in the middle.
Keating honourably retired which let the big-
hitting Andrew Tolley loose to complete the
win and shortly after reaching another well-
constructed century, Huck made way for Josh
Josh fell caught behind after contributing
three, as Matt Fletcher seized his opportunity.
Tolley was dismissed after a quick fire 29,
leaving Fletch two not out and stumps were
A convincing victory which promoted some
good feeling amongst the team, ensuring the
successful season continues.
The Phillip Island C2 boys started with noth-
ing to lose but everything to gain after a paltry
total of 111 against OMK last week.
Opening bowlers Marshall and Young certain-
ly made the OMK openers think.
Marshall struck first with another blinder
from Dan Stevenson in slip.
Miller, the ring-in specialist, followed shortly
after with a full face glance taken cleanly by the
great man Muscat down leg side off a Young
Some tight and sharp bowling brought about
an LBW from Young to have OMK 3/38.
The OMK captain was despatched the next
ball after an easy catch to Tommy ‘The Appren-
tice’ Niven, giving Young the opportunity for a
Continued page 27
Sharks hopes dashed by Club
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