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Match Day

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Old Carey happy to get their first win for the season. Photo © Chris Mirabella 2023

Dunstan Shield Wrap: Round Five

Bulls edge out Mont Albert. Canterbury book solid win. Glen Iris far too good while Old Carey get on the board. Dunstan Shield wide-open.

Catches win matches. Bulls hold on to every chance - defend total with disciplined bowling and fielding

In this highly anticipated match, North Balwyn edged ladder leaders Mont Albert with an impressive one-day win at home. Batting first in grey and cool conditions, North Balwyn posted a healthy 5/212 - with opener Sam Perry's (80) impressive early season form continuing. He guided his team to 150 before he was dismissed. He was supported by Louis Macciocca (58). 

In the chase, Mont Albert were on track at 2/137 with Charlie Waite (57) and Fateh SIngh (36) seemingly in control batting in the bright afternoon sunshine. But in a 13 ball metldown, Mont Albert surrended the advantage with some loose shots; Ryan Roberts removed both established batters and James Blair-Holt holed out to Corey McLaughlin. Mont Albert's lower order fought it out to the end, but a disciplined North Balwyn fielding effort (they held six catches) with tight bowling meant they could defend their score.  Luke Stacker took 3/29 from his 8.

Double STRIKE!

North Balwyn's Ryan Roberts made two crucial breakthroughs to swing the match back to the home team's advanatage. © Chris Mirabella 2023
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The North Balwyn and Mont Albert Round 5 fixture at Macleay park was a titanic struggle. Here Mont Albert's Charlie Waite hits a square drive - he top scored for the visitors with 57 and will be someone to watch this season. Photo ©Chris Mirabella 2023

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Glen Iris make light work of Bulleen. Lachy Holmes leads from the front.

Glen Iris proved too strong for Bulleen at home, overhauling Bulleen's171 in a percentage boosting nine wicket win.  Glen Iris skipper Lachy Holmes made a polished 89*, steering his side to the win in the 38th over. Bulleen 171 looked well under par on the Eric Raven oval - Peter Martinich made 43 (78) and despite several starts, no one in the Bulleen line up could go on with it. Glen Iris' win has them sitting in fourth on the ladder after five rounds.

Old Carey get on the board with a hard-fought win against rivals East Doncaster. 

In another hightly anticipated match up, Old Carey has prevailed over rivals East Doncaster with a win at  home.
The Gramlick Oval deck was its usual miserly self with all batters struggling to get in. Old Carey's 143 looked a good score - but only possible after a stubborn unbroken 8th wicket, 51 run partnership between Jack Quartermain (28*) and Tad Merry (13).

East Doncaster's chase was in trouble early, as Rob Sayer, Matt Vaiano and Patrick Carroll were dismissed cheaply. Skipper Peter Dickson worked hard for his 40.  


Men in black

Old Carey had good reason to be chirpy picking up early wickets: © Chris Mirabella 2023
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Canterbury makes it back to back wins with a strong performance at home

Canterbury's bright start to the season has continued - booking a comfortable win at home against Heathmont. Heahmont's Dale Lawrence (3/30) struck early - removing both Canterbury operners cheaply. But Lachlan Streat (83) anchored his side's recovery to post a very defendable 187.
Canterbury's bowlers attacked the stumps - giving Heathmont little to hit. James Townsend (3/19) was outstanding. Heahtmont Captain Dylan Howard (42) put up some resitance batting at nine - ensuring the match wasn't a complete percantage blow out for the visitors.