Big Mac goes the big bash

November 07, 2017

Former Karramomus player Josh McDonald was instrumental in Geelong's victory in Victorian Premier Cricket on Saturday.

Former Karramomus player Josh McDonald spearheaded Geelong to its second straight Victorian Premier Cricket victory on Saturday.

The opener set the tone for his side after Casey-South Melbourne had amassed 9-169 from its 50 overs, smashing six boundaries and four sixes during a blazing knock of 61 from 42 deliveries.

His 54-minute stint at the crease set up Geelong beautifully, allowing his teammates to finish the job with more than 10 overs to spare.

Footscray continues to dominate its Men’s Premier Firsts opposition, securing a fourth win in a row over Camberwell Magpies.

Former Central Park-St Brendan’s all-rounder Hamish Winter-Irving was among the action heavily once again, hitting a quick-fire 16 not out from 13 balls at the end of his side’s batting innings (5-238) before taking 2-26 from his 10 overs to help bowl the Magpies out for just 134.

Winter-Irving now has combined figures of 8-168 from 46 overs this season, snaring a pair of wickets in four of his five matches for the campaign.

Monash Tigers captain Daniel Sartori had a day he would probably like to forget against Fitzroy Doncaster, making a fourth-ball duck at the top of his side’s innings of 151 before watching the opposition chase it down in just 39 overs.

In second grade action, stand-in Geelong captain Tyler Larkin got involved with the ball and the bat as his side fell to Casey-South Melbourne by just 15 runs.

The former Central Park-St Brendan’s star took 1-14 from four overs as the away side compiled a total of 7-237 before hitting 15 from 31 deliveries at the top of the order.

Carlton’s third grade side boasted two former Central Park-St Brendan’s players Tom Chalkley and Brayden Tracey.

Tracey’s influence was restricted to a solitary run by Northcote, but Chalkley took 1-27 from eight overs with the ball, snared a catch and a run out in the field and hit 22 runs as part of a 26-run eighth-wicket partnership to help his team chase down a target of 191 with six balls to spare.

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