Batters need to fire for Wallabies

Owen Dunn was good with the ball for Wallington last week. 371077_15

Wallington’s chances of keeping its slim BPCA A2 Grade finals alive rests with its batters this week.

The Wallabies will need to score 223 against Winchelsea at Oakdene Oval to remain in the hunt.

With fourth placed St Leonards well on track for a win against Newcomb, Wallington must win this round 13 encounter and hope the Saints don’t pick up an outright win.

The day belonged to Winch skipper Shane Murdoch, who made a superb 131 not out from 210 balls.

Wallington’s bowlers, however, toiled hard. Dane Wise-Graham sent down 28 overs after playing all week at Melbourne Country Week and took 2/76 while Owen Dunn took 3/9 from nine overs.

Wallington’s B2 side has already secured the points after Winchelsea forfeited.

It’s a massive result for the second-placed side as the 10 points will move them up to 55, equal with top side Barwon Heads.

The Heads are 1/91 chasing Collendina’s 122 all out and barring an outright win, the two sides will play each other in the final round for the minor premiership. Wallington would need to win well to make up the percentage difference, but it remains a chance.

Wallington’s 3rd XI inflicted top side Queenscliff’s first loss of the D Grade season.

Luke Roebuck-Stewart made 54 and Shaun Robinson 49 in the Wallabies’ total of 9/191. In reply Queenscliff made 9/177 with James McKeown taking 3/33.

The 4th XI lost to Drysdale on the back of an unbeaten 100 from Aaron Eddy. William Richardson made 51 in Wallington’s score of 187 all out, but Eddy took the game away from Wallington with a superb knock.