Batters fire for Wallabies

Henry McIntosh made quick 44 from 45 balls. (Ivan Kemp) 371077_04

Wallington is on track for its sixth win of the A2 Grade season after posting a healthy 234 all out against Surfcoast on day one of the final home and away round of the season.

Surfcoast won the toss and sent the Wallabies in with most batters getting starts apart from two ducks in the middle order.

Owen Dunn continued his fine season with a lovely 65 from 85 balls to finish with 270 at an average of 45.

Henry McIntosh made a quick 44 from 45 and the ultra consistent Sven Burluraux hit 31 from 49.

In B2 Grade, Wallington needs 199 runs to defeat Barwon Heads.

The Wallabies are six points and percentage behind the first-placed Heads and will need to pass the total, lose as few wickets as possible and make 300-plus to finish minor premiers.

Jaxon Mallet (73 not out) and Mark Howard (63 not out) got runs in the final total of 2/198 from 60 overs. Veteran seamer Murray Biemans took both wickets to fall.

The 3rd XI lost to a desperate Anglesea, but can still finish top if it defeats Drysdale as expected and Queenscliff suffers an unlikely loss to Newcomb.

Luke Roebuck-Stewart took 4/32 from eight overs and helped contain Anglesea to 7/170 while Ross Currie conceded only 20 runs from his eight.

In reply, Wallington fell just two runs short of victory with Shane Clark making 55 with captain Chris Jackson 52 not out and Roebuck-Stewart capped off a good game with 25.

The 4th XI was defeated by Barwon Heads. Ben Hill made 40 in Wallington’s total of 122 all out and the Heads chased it down in 26 overs with Shannon Monaghan capping off a great game with three wickets and 43 runs.