Grubbers apply the pressure

Louis Beale, left, and Taliesin Platt, both made unbeaten half-centuries. 161851 Pictures: JAMIE CULLUM

Under 17: Ocean Grove 4/238 def Drysdale 90 and 39
Ocean Grove went to Drysdale for their Round 5 away game.
After losing another toss, the Grubbers produced a fine performance in the field.
A sharp fielding effort combined with accurate bowling from Charlie Walter (0/5 off 6 overs) and James Butteriss (0/8 off 6 overs) built pressure on the Drysdale batsmen.
A sharp stumping by Max Sutton then started a collapse which saw Drysdale all out for 90. Fletcher Long and Flynn Hardiman each picked up a wicket, while Max Sutton took 3/5 and Matt Stanic 3/13.
In reply, Fletcher Long raced to 46 not out before retiring. Max Sutton top scored with a classy 68 not out, and was well supported by hard hitting innings from Flynn Hardiman with 41 (four fours and two sixes) and Charlie Walter 33 (five fours), as Ocean Grove made 4/238 off just 29 overs before declaring to push for an outright win.
Drysdale struggled in their second innings as Ocean Grove bowled and fielded very well, eventually they were all out for 39.
The best of the bowlers were Liam King (3/12 off five overs) and Charlie Walter (3/5 off six overs), and they were well supported by Flynn Hardiman (2/0 off three overs) and James Butteriss (1/3 off five overs).
Under 13: Ocean Grove Swans 8/189 def Queenscliff Blues 114
Round 5 saw Ocean Grove Swans hosting Queenscliff Blues on a magic sunny day at Memorial Park.
The Swans started steadily again with the bookends Harry Patterson 22 and Fletch Keck 27 putting on another great opening stand of 48 for the first wicket.
When Queenscliff started to tighten up their bowling the result showed with the Blues taking 3/3 in a short period. At 4/79 the Swans looked a little shaky but a great innings by Tajh Wirth 34 steadied the ship.
This, together with the tail wagging in the last 10 overs with Tash Higgins 30, Billy Dawson 18 and Toby Gill 13, saw the Swans able to post a satisfying 8/189.
In reply the Blues started their innings slowly but safely until a terrific spell of tight bowling from Merrick Platt, capturing two wickets for one run. This together with two wickets each from Tash Higgins (2/8) and Miller Keck (2/12), saw the Swans clean up the Blues tail, finishing all out for 114.
A strong team effort from the Swans! With three wins from five rounds, next week sees the Swans clash with country cousins Collendina Cobras at the Snake Pit.