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Lachy Streat ton puts Canterbury back in the mix. Glen Iris roll Mont Albert. Round 11 Dunstan wrap

Ton up to Lachlan Streat of Canterbury

Canterbury defeat the in-form East Doncaster chasing down 255 at home

Crucial home win keeps season alive for Canterbury. Century partnership defies in-form East Doncaster

Canterbury have lept back into the finals mix with a gutsy display at home against the in-form East Doncaster. It was a much needed win for the hosts, who now sit one game and percentage outside the four. Canterbury opener Lachlan Streat guided his team in the chase with a sentational century posting 132 from 212 balls. The century partnership between him and Oliver Will (49 from 75) against a quality attack was of the highest-order. The unseasonally mild (and green) conditions made for a great contest between bat and ball and excellent viewing for the spectators. On day one of the match Matt Vaiano (92) and James Vaiano (43) helped East Doncaster to post a healthy 9/255 in their 80 overs. Surya Pratap was the pick of the Canterbury bowlers with his 3/46.
Canterbury 5/256 d East Doncaster 9/255

Eric Raven Reserve a fortress this season as Glen Iris roll top of the ladder Mont Albert

Glen Iris kept their unblemished home-game record in tact with a hard-fought win against Mont Albert. The match that was affected by rain on day one, which meant Mont Albert resumed their batting innings on day two, needing to bat for both runs and time to keep Glen Iris at bay. Mont Albert keeper Michael Minz (43) and Joshua Dracup (21) put on 36 valuable runs to set up an intriguing 200 run chase for the hosts.  David Carman (5/54) put in an excellent effort with the ball running through the Mont Albert middle/lower order. 
Glen Iris' chase got off to a steady start with Lachy Holmes (44) and Charles Ward (11 from 57) seeing off the opening attack with a 41 run opening partnership. Mont Albert picked up wickets but not in clusters and with seven of the Glen Iris getting into double figures they did enough to overhaul Mont Albert in the 74th over. Joshua Dracup had a fine all round game picking up 3/47 with the ball. The win lifts Glen Iris into second position - with one home game and two away games running up to finals.
Glen Iris 7/203 d Mont Albert 200

North Balwyn and Old Carey bank wins - Bulleen and Heathmont will both need to win all three of their matches to be in the hunt

North Balwyn got their season back on track with a win against a disappointing Bulleen at home. Thanks to a patient skippers knock by Nitesh Patel (80 from 180) and some support from the lower order, the Bulls put together a defendable 206 on day one. David Chesney picked up 3/35 for the visitors.
Bulleen strugged to put together any meaningful partnerships and were rolled for a disappointing 127 in the 60th over. Ben Champan-Lilley (36 from 116) and Sudesh Guruge (36 from 87) provided some resistence. Luke Stacker and Xavier Bateman picked up three wickets each.

North Balwyn 9/206 d Bulleen 127

Meanwhile, what was shaping as a percentage-boosting, crushing win for Old Carey against Heathmont, didn't quite go according to script in the late afternoon of day two.  Last week Old Carey posted a massive 5/305 with Rahul 'Ricky' Khera smashing 149 not out.  In reply, Heathomont were 5/74 and the match seemed to be going through the motions.  But a rear-guard action by Heathmont's lower order saw them post a healthy 231 - which may prove to be vital percentage 'buffer' as we get to the end of the season. Dylan Howard (63), and Thomas Delany (47) with contributions from Lachie Tie (27), Liam Douglas (17) and Jake Cairns (15*) meant the defending champs were kept out on the park longer than they were expecting. The wickets were shared, Tad Merry took 3/84 from his 22 overs. Regardless, it is a very good win for Old Carey - and with their side stacked with experienced final's campaigners, no one would want to draw them in a final should they get there. They sit in 5th with a healthy percentage.  The loss puts Heathmont last on the ladder - but with 24 points and still capable of doing some damage, where they (or any other side for that matter) finishes the season is anyone's guess.
Old Carey 5/305 d Heathmont 231
Canterbury's Will Oliver hit a crucial 49 from 75 balls in a century partnership with Lachlan Street. Here getting one away to point.  Photo © Chris Mirabella 2024
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Glen Iris's Matt Saunders smacks a boundary to seal the win for Glen Iris  Photo © Phil O'Rourke 2024
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