Vets secure top spot

The Veterans secured top spot and a finals berth on Sunday. Picture: SUPPLIED

Monbulk Cricket Club’s 1s-4ths saw the beginning of two-day matches on a very hot Saturday, while the veterans secured top spot and a finals berth on Sunday.

The 1s have a target of 216 to chase vs Olinda. Wickets were shared, with four bowlers taking two wickets each.

The 2s are in a very strong position, posting 250 and having Olinda 7/42. Standout performances from captain Brad Trinnick 68, Lucas Jurey 55, with the bat and an amazing spell of bowling from Joel Wensley 3/12 and Jake Santini 4/23 to finish off the day.

The 3s are in a battle with top of the table Upwey Tecoma, but a solid 52 from Brodie Emmett and with Matt Winzenreid and Charlie Hooper at the crease, ensures it is set up for an intriguing second week.

The 4s have started strong, with Craig Mackay, Dan Blenkiron and Michael Adams all making 20 odd to put them in a good position.

The 5ths had a great win, defeating Knox Boronia. Christian Fraser (52) and Jayden Mauchline (75) were stars with the bat in a score of 7/185. With the ball, Ming Poynton took an extraordinary 3/1 and captain Tom Berman took 3/11.

Finally, a big congratulations to our Vets team who won in the last over yesterday v Ferntree Gully to finish top of the Div 1 ladder at the end of the home and away season.

They now play a semi final next Sunday 11 February at our home ground. Good luck to skipper Brayden Grigg and the team.

Well done to our U12’s and Fast 9s who both had great wins on Friday night and our Junior Blasters had great fun also.

The club’s two Super 7s teams had another fun week at training and at their Wednesday night match.

Th u16s are in a strong position at 2/122 vs South Belgrave-Lysterfield 4/83, Will Meyer again retiring with 52*. He was well supported by captain Ethan Knight (27) and Ry Tudor (22) as they look to push for the win next weekend.

Saturday 10th February is the MCC Trivia night, and tables are filling fast in the lead up to a great night!

Finally, we have our past players/life members day on Saturday 2nd March. This will be a great opportunity for past premiership players and members to get together to reminisce! Get along earlier to watch the 1s take on South Belgrave in their final match of the season also, in what will be a big day at the MCC.


-1st XI – Monbulk vs Olinda 9/216 (K. Storey 2/34, A. Powell 2/45, C. Haworth-Hooker 2/54, D. Maher 2/49)

-2nd XI – Monbulk 10/250 (B. Trinnick 68, L. Jurey 55, B. Hooker 33, K. Snyman 30) vs Olinda 7/42 (J. Santini 4/23, J. Wensley 3/12)

-3rd XI – Monbulk 3/122 vs Upwey Tecoma 1/196 (D. Rowe 1/37)

-4th XI – Monbulk 6/94 (C. Mackay 28, D. Blenkiron 27, M. Adams 22) vs Ferntree Gully 3/22*

-5th XI – Monbulk 7/185 (J. Mauchline 75, C. Fraser 52, J. Dyer 17) def Knox Boronia 7/162 (T. Berman 3/11, M. Poynton 3/1)

-Veterans – Monbulk 6/177 (M. Cutler 39*, D. Anderson 32, B. Haack 30) def Ferntree Gully 8/176 (B. Haack 2/14, B. Grigg 2/30)

– U16’s: Monbulk 2/122 (W. Meyer 52*, E. Knight 27, R. Tudor 22) vs South Belgrave-Lysterfield 4/83 (J. Thornton 2/6, J. Fraser 1/7, W. Blenkiron 1/5)

– U12’s: Monbulk 4/125 (N.Taylor 20*, A.Selby 15*, E.Toohey 12*, J.Jennings-Sykes 11) def Olinda 9/95 (E.deRenzy 4/24, A.Selby 2/5, S.Czaja 1/9)

– Fast 9’s: Monbulk 1/93 (H.Grigg 25*, M.Demant Roddy 19*, Lily Hutton 9*, A.Arnott 9*) def Gembrook 2/24 (H.Watson 1/1, J.Mason 1/4).

– Super 7s: Monbulk Gold 61 (O. Spargo 3*) vs Belgrave 140 (K. Paynter 1/15, M. Phyland 1/19, J. Stott 1/16)

– Super 7s: Monbulk Maroon 50 (A. Anderson 5*, M. Arnott 3*) vs Olinda 146 (M. Arnott 0/8)