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Around the Grounds Turf

Around the Grounds Turf

In Wright Shield, Asburton Willows good form continues, East Malvern claim a big scalp, Eagles on the board, Edinburgh just too strong

Oscar Sargeant anchors EMTs chase.

Our coverage of the Wright shield included two matches. At the Lucas Oval; home side East Malvern Tooronga scored an impressive win against the experienced Deepdene Bears. Batting first Deepdene were struggling at 5-55, but Marasinghe Perera (91) and Henry Morris (28*) combined beautifully for a 97 run partnership to post a defendable total. Despite the loss of a few early wickets, East Malvern Tooronga stayed calm and picked off the runs with some impressive performances. Oscar Sargeant backed up his earlier bowling effort (2/19) to anchor the chase and top scored with 63*. East Malvern Tooronga's batters exploited the shorter square boundaries (espicially on the creek-side of the ground) with anyting short of a length. Connor Fisher also batted well for his 44 - while a brisk 34 (19) by William Giles ensured the game was wrapped up comfortably in the 38th over.
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Carrying the bat

Oscar Sargeant batted through the East Malvern Tooronga innings to secure the win and make 63* himself. Photo: © Chris Mirabella 2023
East Malvern Tooronga v Deepdene Bears Photo Gallery
Ashburton opener Jacob Latchford is clean bowled by a peach from Jarryd Seagrave. - Photo: ©Chris Mirabella 2023
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Celebrating EARLY WICKETS

Jarryd Seagrave was dangerous early for Mazenod, dismissing both Ashburton openers. Photo: © Chris Mirabella 2023
Mazenod v Ashburton Willows Photo Gallery

Ashburton too good for Mazenod

The other match we covered in Wright was the clash between Mazeond Old Collegians and Ashburton Willows. Mazenod's ground looked a treat. While we were at the ground Mazenod's Jarryd Seagrave (2/24 from 8) was proving a handful for Ashburton's top order. Bowling with some serious wheels, he picked up both openers Latchford (13) and Quamil (12). Most of the Asburton order got starts, but it was only Udara Hettige (58) who went on with it. But 180 proved enough as Mazenod lost wickets consistenly and were never in the match during the chase. Rowan Jayaweera (39*) top scored while Mark Quamil (3/19) did the damage to the Mazenod middle order.  

In other games, Marcellin managed to defend 186 against Mulgrave (179) after being invited to bat in a thriller at Mulgrave Reserve.  After Mulgrave's Jordan Stephens (83) was disastrously run out, Mulgrave couldn't find any answers against some disciplined bowling by the Eagles. Meanwhile a superb ton by Sam Oldham (109 from 99) and 65* from Jack Viola in a partnership of 168, set up a big win for Edinburgh against Hawthorn.
In Dunstan Shield, Canterbury got one back on Old Carey in a close one - managing to defend a modest 109 at the Gramlick Carey oval. Mont Albert proved too strong against home side Bulleen, while East Doncaster had to pull out all stops to get over Heathmont, who continue to impress this season. And in one for the home team, the Bulls were too strong for Glen Iris at home. Notable performances in the Dunstan Round were Max Tomkinson (North Balwyn) with 89, Tom Thirlwell (Heathmont 57), Charlie Waite (Mont Albert) with 86, Daniel Clarke for Old Carey with 4/15, Surya Pratap for Canterbury with 4/17.
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