Grove remains winless

Fletcher Long is caught at square leg. (Justin Flynn)

By Justin Flynn

Ocean Grove remains winless after suffering a heavy loss to Bellarine Peninsula Cricket Association flag favourites Anglesea.

The Grubbers lost the toss and had Anglesea 2/54, but couldn’t break through for regular wickets.

Gun left-hander Ned Cooper (66), Dale Kerr (53) and keeper Ty Norman (45 not out) gave Ocean Grove a target of 201 for victory.

Fletcher Long made a gritty 32, but leg-spinner Joe Lynch (3/35) continued his fine season to help bowl Grove out for 93 with Darcy Elliott (4/11) also starring.

Ocean Grove sits on top of the B1 Grade ladder after a hard-fought win against Anglesea.

Isaac Saunders (52) and David Turner (47) put on 102 for the first wicket to get the Grubbers off to a great start. Saunders has 162 runs already this season while Turner has 153 runs in two hits.

Jake Taylor continued his consistent season with 29 not out in the final total of 7/159.

Anglesea made 139 in reply with Taylor (3/14), spinner Tom Kent (3/20) and Ned Thorley (3/33) combining for nine wickets.

Kent Wooding made a stunning 108 for Ocean Grove in C Grade.

The Grubbers made 4/216 against Portarlington with Wooding the star alongside Taylor Harvey (24 not out) and Michael Carroll (23).

Port was 1/60 at one stage in reply, but could only muster 97 with Jaydip Patel (3/7) and Darren Craig (3/22) leading the charge.

Ocean Grove suffered a humiliating defeat in D Grade.

Extras (11) was the highest ‘scorer’ in Grove’s innings of just 24 all out as no batsman reached double figures. In fact there were seven ducks in the innings.

Port knocked off the runs in the fifth over to earn an early finish.

Ocean Grove lost its round two match against Queenscliff.

The Coutas made 8/155 batting first. Dan Roddis (2/23) and Fletcher Keck (2/38) were the most successful bowlers although Lindon Giuffrida was economical with 1/20 from seven overs.

The Grubbers started their run chase in disastrous fashion. At 3/11 and with Michael Philp on a hat-trick, Grove never really recovered although Dylan Thorley (19) dug in and skipper Paul Jubber (49) played well.

Huon Bertin got 16 in the middle order, but Queenscliff took the points, bowling Grove out for 130.


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