Grubbers and Hawks clash evenly poised

Dave Turner bowls for Ocean Grove B Grade. 164289

The Ocean Grove Drysdale B Grade two-day clash is evenly poised at stumps after a competitive first day of play.
The Hawks, who chose to bat first in the warm conditions at Ray Menzies Oval, finished day one at 5/230 after 75 overs.
Drysdale batsman Lachlan Birse was the standout with an unbeaten 74, while Gavin Humphrey (44) and David Sykes (39 not out) made solid contributions.
Grubber bowlers Michael Thornton (2/58) and Lucas Baulch (2/54) claimed two wickets apiece.
The Grubbers C Grade will need early wickets this Saturday to push for victory in its two-day game against St Leonards at Len Trewin Reserve.
Ocean Grove was all out for 173 from 56.1 overs thanks to a superb five-wicket haul from St Leonards’ bowler Justin Flynn, who took 5/21 from 9.1 overs.
Grubber pair Greg Scarpa (70) and Jake Taylor (46) shared in a 103-run third wicket stand.
It is the fifth time this season Scarpa has made 70 or more and his sixth half-century in 2016/17.
Ocean Grove D Grade won their one-day game by nine wickets against St Leonards 2 at Charles McCarthy Oval.
Batting first, St Leonards was all out for 89 from 32.4 overs, while the Grubbers won with 22 overs to spare and finished at 1/96 from 18 overs.