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Macgibbon Shield: Round Three Wrap

Two epic run chases fall just short. Four centurions in the round.

In a match full of runs, Trinity Willison holds on

At Frog Hollow, in what was one of the games of the season so far, Trinity Willison managed to defend its imposing 5/366 - but only just. Clifton Hill skipper Ben Caplikas (118 from 185) and James Clift (49 from 95) laid a perfect platform for a middle-order dip - an opportunity that Stephen Cotter relished. He smashed 90 from 70 balls against the tiring attack, supported by James Allen (24 from 24). But it proved to be just a bridge too far. Trinity Willison's bowlers, held their nerve and Clifton Hill came up short. Jake Baker was the pick of the bowlers - his 4-74(20) was a standout. Trinity Willison's win was set up in week one when skipper Nick Sparks (150 from 172) and fellow opener John Graves (58) posted an opening stand of 176. Michael Sparks with 88 not out ensured it would be a tough day for the bowlers.
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Runs Galore!

The round 3 match between Trinity Willison and Clifton Hill saw 695 combined runs, 2 captain centuries and a close contest. Photo: © Chris Mirabella 2023
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Clifton Hill captain Ben Caplikas, leading his side's chase, and brought up 118 himself. - Photo ©Chris Mirabella 2023
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Key PARTNERSHIP not enough

Clifton Hill's Ben Caplikas (C) and James Clift had a 128 run partneship that gave them every chance against a large Trinity Willison total. Photo © Chris Mirabella 2023
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St Pauls win away, as Toorak-Prahran fall just short

Meanwhile at Orrong Park, St Pauls notched up an impressive away win in another game where the side batting second had a red-hot go, but also came up short. Batting first St Pauls were in early trouble with both openers dismissed cheaply. But a superb partnership between skipper Kieran Nolan (94 from 172) and Bernie Ruaro (125 from 170) set up a healthy 312. For Toorak Prahran, Shubham Pandey was the pick of the bowlers - 5/58 from 20 overs. Toorak-Prahran's opener Harry Fitzpatrick (78 from 156) played a perfect anchor role in the chase. Matt Gobbo hit a sparkling 113 from 127 and Toorak-Prahran were a chance. When he was dismissed, the batting fell away and Toorak-Prahran came up short. Sean McKay (4/89) and Luke Mason (4/58) shared the bowling honours.

Glen Waverley's bowlers too strong against Burwood Uniting Canterbury

Glen Waverley's attack proved too much of a handful for Burwood Uniting Canterbury - Burwood Uniting Canterbury's 142 was never going to be enough to defend. Spinner Monty Rana (4/26) cashed in on the work of the medium/quicks who bowled disciplined lines and lengths. Some lower order resistance from Trent Ryan (45 from 81) was a rare highlight for Burwood Uniting Canterbury. In response, a patient 66 (189) from Glen Waverley opener Declan Foley provided the foundation in the chase. Burwood Uniting Canterbury's bowlers never waved the white flag - Dasun Senevirathna (2/40) and Malinga De Silva (1/41 from 26) worked hard.

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Strong left hand cover drive

Boroondara struggled against a strong Deepdene Uniting bowling attack, but there were glimpses of brilliance. Photo: © Chris Mirabella 2023
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Bowling CONFIDENCE

Dan Harrison celebrates a key Boroondara wicket. Photo: © Chris Mirabella 2023
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Deepdene Uniting comfortably defeat Boroondara

Over at Kooyong - Deepdene Uniting's 253 looked just par on the H.A Smith Reserve. But a superb team bowling effort - lead by Adam Peat (4/41) and Dan Harrison (3/21) routed Boroondara who were rolled for a disappointing 112. Ben Douglas top scored with 39 for the home side. Anthony Kyrkou (53*) and Andrew Hocking (51) top scored for Deepdene Uniting. Skipper Nathan Douglas picked up a five-wicket haul for Boroondara.   

Deepdene Uniting's big win has seen them move to top spot on the ladder on percentage
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