By Mark Heenan
Ocean Grove Cricket Club coach Paul Jubber said the rain abandoned match against Anglesea was unfortunate.
Chasing 217 for victory, the Grubbers were 0/2 at stumps on day one at Anglesea.
All BPCA A Grade day two fixtures were abandoned due to persistent rain on 2 December.
“Really disappointing not to be able to have the opportunity to chase the runs,” Jubber told the Voice.
“As a collective we were excited and confident to chase down Anglesea’s tally.”
The A Grade Kangaroos were bowled out for 217 from 70.4 overs largely thanks to some great performances from Ocean Grove’s bowlers.
Dangerous left arm fast bowler Dan Roddis (3/29) continued his strong form in recent weeks to finish with a three-wicket haul.
Talented all-rounder Sam Jubber made some positive inroads with the ball and mopped up Anglesea’s tail with 2/22 from 8.4 overs and three maidens.
Grubber spinners Thomas Kent and Paul Jubber combined to bowl 44 overs for the visitors.
Kent picked up 2/52 from 20 overs and dismissed key Anglesea opening bat Ned Cooper for 49.
Jubber finished with 2/63 from 24 overs and claimed the prized wicket of Anglesea playing coach and star all-rounder Dale Kerr (9).
Third-placed Ocean Grove (3-1) faces a crucial two-day game at Ray Menzies Memorial Oval at home which begins this Saturday.
Barwon Heads, last season’s A Grade grand finalists are in sixth spot after five rounds.
Rain saw the cancellation of Ocean Grove’s B Grade two-day clash against Anglesea on 2 December at Ray Menzies Memorial Oval.
The visitors bowled out the Grubbers for only 149 from 69.4 overs, while in reply Anglesea was 0/1 at stumps on day one.
Grubber Lindon Giuffrida (28) top scored with the bat.
The drawn result left Ocean Grove in second position in the 14-team B Grade competition after five rounds.
In C Grade, Ocean Grove won on first innings in its two-day game against Anglesea.
The Grubbers dominated on day one to claim six points, bowling out the home side for only 75 from 31.1 overs.
Ocean Grove bowlers Callum Docherty (3/32) and Lachlan Murnane (3/21) each claimed three wickets.
In reply the Grubbers dominated with the bat to finish at 2/190 from 28 overs.
Gun opener Zac Henderson smashed eight boundaries and hit one six in his innings of 72.
Greg Scarpa remained unbeaten on 41 while Bradley Walder (37) and Ben Hanson (25 not out) made valuable contributions
The D Grade Grubbers (1/137) defeated Wallington (121) by nine wickets at Ocean Grove Memorial Recreation Reserve in their Round 7 clash.