Close but no cigar for MOCCC 2nd XI in their first 2 day game of the season. Losing the toss and bowling first in our away game at Mont Albert wasn’t part of the plan but a few early wickets to Day and Watty had us in a good position early at 5/56. Mont Albert’s lower order batted quite well as we dropped off a bit after tea and they ended up making 207 all out. Nick Watty was easily the pick of the bowlers taking five wickets, while Danny and Rushy bowled tightly all day.
The 3rd XI travelled to H.E Parker Reserve to take on Heathmont’s 2nd XI in a one day game.
Marcellin won the toss and elected to bat first.
Andy Keogh opened the batting and looked comfortable top scoring with 24. Unfortunately wickets regularly fell and with only 2 other players making double figures a final score of 10/98 off 39 overs was going to make it very difficult for the bowlers to defend.
In one of the most thrilling games ever played by MOCCC, the Eagles have progressed to the GF this weekend. We will play Glen Iris at Macleay Park, North Balwyn for the A Turf Flag.
The 1st XI won the toss vs. Canterbury and compiled 9/270 off 80 overs. Julian Black led the way with 54 but it was a true team batting performance with Dom Harding (45), Cal Stewart (46) and Nick Burt (47no) all contributing. Cal and Nick combined with an outstanding 9th wicket partnership saving the team from posting total below 200.
A disappointing end to the season for the MOCCC 2nd XI saw us go down to old rivals St. Kevin’s by 107 runs.
Day 1 started ok with Mira and Danny both picking up a wicket to have them 2/38, however a 77 run partnership that included a controversial ‘bump ball’ gave St. Kev’s the upper hand and left us struggling for the remainder of the game. St. Kevin’s put on the best batting performance we’ve faced all year as all batsmen contributed with their opener Cullinan anchoring the innings.