MT CLEAR 5-221 d GOLDEN POINT 136
AT EASTERN OVAL
Mountie Paull Jeffrey refused to yield at the crease on Saturday afternoon, anchoring the Mt Clear innings with an unbeaten 100 runs.
Mt Clear passed Golden Point's 136-run tally just three wickets down and continued until they had built an 85-run lead before pulling up stumps.
Jeffrey started day two on three runs he chipped in late last week.
The veteran Mountie's century included seven fours and was composed in a series of strong partnerships - a 55-run stand with Matthew Drain for the third wicket, 61 runs with Jarrod Burns for the fourth and 56 runs before Hayden Cartledge was caught out.
Cartledge's wicket ceased play.
Dwanye Hiscock was the sole Pointie to nab multiple wickets.
He took 2-36 off 13 overs.
Point used nine bowlers through the innings.
NAPOLEONS-SEBASTOPOL 7-202 d DARLEY 103
AT DARLEY PARK
Napoleons-Sebastopol firmed its finals chances by emphatically defeating Darley by 99 runs.
The Lions fell in the 51st over.
Naps-Sebas captain Carman Mapatuna, who made 68 runs on day one, starred again by taking 3-17 off 7.3 overs.
This included the prized scalp of Darley skipper Matt Cape, bowled for 32 runs.
Paceman Brendan Thomson (2-33 and six maidens off 15 overs), Matt Ringin (2-17 off 13) and Dayne Furness (1-13 off four overs) were particularly sharp with the ball.
Opener Lachie Herring was the only Lion besides Cape to make any solid start with the bat.
Herring made 28 runs.
CORONET CITY 117 and 3-69 d BALLARAT-REDAN 105
AT BALLARAT HIGH SCHOOL
Coronet City secured its first season victory.
City secured a 12-run win against Ballarat-Redan and in 26 overs to play, made a second start to chalk up another 69 runs, dropping just three wickets on the way.
Seasoned City performer Brendan Burns continued to break the Combine apart.
Burns finished with 5-35 off 22 overs, adding two scalps to the 3-13 he took on day one.
Veteran Matt Wheeler was also damaging to the Combine. Wheeler nabbed 3-15 off 7.4 overs.
WENDOUREE 224 d EAST BALLARAT 98 and 4-88
AT WENDOUREE TURF
VICTORY should guarantee Wendouree finals action with one round to play.
The Red Caps made a play for an outright but the Hawks, largely through opener Peter Colbourne's unbeaten 36 runs) proved a sticking point in the second innings.
The Hawks resumed their chase at 1-13 but the Red Caps tore through them swiftly.
Red Caps captain David Ellis claimed a further two wickets to finish with three.
Tim Beacham and youngster Dylan Price took three wickets apiece - Beacham captured three more in the second innings.
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