By Nick Creely
WGCA DISTRICT DIVISION
REVIEW – ROUND 11 (ONE DAY)
In what has already been a wonderful cricket career for Gavin Britt, with over 7000 runs and 14 centuries, the brutal former Wonthaggi and now Clyde champion has added another century to his resume, and it was an extraordinary one.
Described as a ‘special innings’ by the Cougars, Britt made 141 in the space of just a 14-over period against Cranbourne Meadows, with his century coming off just 38 deliveries.
The knock included 13 sixes, before he was dismissed.
It was the champ’s second century of the season, and ironically, that was also against the Rebels too, a team that seem to the punching bag of the competition at the moment.
In total, Britt now averages 64 with 512 runs to his name.
In this game, played at Lineham Oval, the Cougars racked up 5/315 off 40 overs, with openers David Denton (47) and Shane Webster (46) also amongst the runs, while skipper John Simpson chimed in with 29 and Kane Avard 31.
And the Rebels stood no chance, finishing on 7/126, with Nick Miles (2/23) and Shane White (2/18) taking multiple wickets.
Clyde travel to face a red-hot Tooradin next week, while Cranbourne Meadows host Carlisle Park Vikings.
Devon Meadows remain entrenched atop the District table, after comfortably knocking off an Officer side looking to break into the top-four.
The Bullants sent the Panthers in to bat, with an attacking half-century to Scott Clark (59 not out) lifting them to 6/195.
Kyle Salerno continued his consistent season with a strong 41 at the top, while Stephen Alderton shone with the ball, taking 3/22.
In reply, despite a terrific knock by Tyler Clark (63), the Bullants fell well short, as Lucas Carroll (4/22) stole the show, continuing his brilliant all-round season.
Devon Meadows host the winless Nar Nar Goon/Maryknoll next round, while Officer hosts Kalgidhar.
Nar Nar Goon/Maryknoll remain winless, going down to a Tooradin side that is beginning to peak at the right time.
The Seagulls elected to bat, and despite losing star opener Kane Latham for 9, were able to post 6/188, as Michael Ralph (62) struck his first half-century of the season.
Daniel Glen (2/46) was quite expensive but still the pick of the bowlers once again for the Marygoons.
Sean Somers (40) then tried his hardest to get his team over the line for a maiden win, but were ultimately overpowered by the Gulls, as Chris Brennan (3/20) provided the regular breakthroughs.
Nar Nar Goon/Maryknoll face a tough ask against Devon Meadows next week, while Tooradin hosts Clyde.
And finally, Kalgidhar continue to breathe down Devon Meadows neck at the top-of-the-table, knocking off Carlisle Park in a relatively close contest.
The power-packed Kalgidhar batted first, with Sunny Paul (62) continuing his fine season and Vishal Thind (42) making runs once again, as the away side posted 201 off 39.5 overs.
Vikings gun all-rounder Ammar Bajwa (5/29) was at his best, constantly breaking through and keeping his team in the game.
Then David Nutting (57) ensured the Vikings would remain in the contest until the very end, as they ran out of overs on 8/170, with Joraver Sidhu (4/24) starring with the ball.
Kalgidhar travels to play Officer next round, while Carlisle Park plays Cranbourne Meadows.