Solid wins for Monbulk

Duncan Maher - 6/27 off 16.4 overs in the 1ST XI. Picture: SUPPLIED

By Aaron Gillard

The ones had a very strong win. Duncan Maher continued his fine season, taking 6/27 from 16.4 overs and now has 30 wickets for the season. Keelan Storey backed him up superbly, taking 3/13 from 11 overs to help defeat UFTG outright.

The 2s had a solid win as they cement a top two spot with one round to play. It was set up with the bat last week, with Kyle Snyman making 60* and wicketkeeper batsman Brendan Hooker making 50. Daniel Cleary was the pick of the bowlers, taking 4/37 from 17 overs to ensure they held UFTG at bay.

The 3’s beat top side SKLPS 1st XI to get a well deserved win. A spirited all-round performance was highlighted by Jason Fraser and Charlie Hooper with the bat, making 46 & 39 respectively. With the ball, Daniel Rowe (3 wickets) and Tam Noonan (2 wickets), and tight bowling from Michael Adams ensured a great win!

In the 4s, Mark Bailey made 70 from 80 balls to be the standout performer in an unfortunate loss.

Our 5ths had a great win beating Lysterfield. Tom Berman 96*, Brayden Brockwell 53 and Ming Poynton 27* were standouts with the bat, while Jason Dekkers took 4/8 with the ball.

The juniors had mixed results, with only the Fast 9s getting a win.

Our Fast 9s had a great win over Emerald, with Archer Arnott the standout making 34* and taking 2/12. He was well supported by Heath Grigg (24) and all his other teammates, in what was a great team performance with bat and ball.

The juniors finish up next weekend, and will be looking to finish on a high!!

At the club, we have our past players/life members & premiership reunion day, followed by our 5K draw! It’s going to be a big week at the MCC! Get down and support the 1s at home, before staying for a great evening.


-1st XI – Monbulk 7/148 declared (J. Spencer 37, B. Martin 29) def Upper Ferntree Gully 10/55 (J. Wensley 4/12, A. Powell 3/7) & 10/77 (D. Maher 6/27, K. Storey 3/13)

-2nd XI – Monbulk 6/246 (K. Snyman 60*, B. Hooker 50, B. Trinnick 27) def Upper Ferntree Gully 10/199 (D. Cleary 4/37, J. Santini 2/28, E. Blenkiron 2/39)

-3rd XI – Monbulk 10/200 (J. Fraser 46, C. Hooper 39, C. Spooner 23) def SKLPS (TBC)

-4th XI – Monbulk 10/210 (M. Bailey 70, D. Blenkiron 30) def by South Belgrave 6/214 (J. Mackay 2/44, J. Defina 2/17)

-5th XI – Monbulk 2/192 (T. Berman 96*, B. Brockwell 53, M. Poynton 27*) def Lysterfield 10/129 (J. Dekkers 4/8, C. Fraser 2/13, L. Hehir 2/20)

U16’s: Monbulk 10/176 (W. Meyer 43, S. Blenkiron 37*, J. Fraser 27) def by Rowville Johnson Park 5/180 (S. Blenkiron 2/30, A. Sutton 1/20, E. Dawson 1/19)

U12’s: Monbulk 7/88 (J. Chudasko 14*, F. Ratten 12) def by Lysterfield 2/104 (A. Selby 1/2, E. Toohey 1/21)

Fast 9’s: Monbulk 4/117 (A. Arnott 34*, H. Grigg 24*, N. Jonker 11) def Emerald 6/82 (A. Arnott 2/12, A. Anoop-Nechikottli 1/15, L. Hutton 1/14, H. Watson 1/5, H. Grigg 1/6)

Super 7s: Monbulk Gold 56 (O. Spargo 5, H. Robb 5) vs Upwey Tecoma 108 (K. Paynter 1/7)

Super 7s: Monbulk Maroon 62 (P. Silver 4) vs Belgrave 205 (P. Silver 2/10, A. Anderson 1/23, B. Bruneau 1/17)