Highlanders still searching for first win in Dowling Shield

An impressive Metropolitan Inner South East bowling performance put Central Highlands on the back foot from the early stages of its under-16 Cricket Victoria State Championships.

In the fourth round of the Dowling Shield Central Highlands could only muster 83 runs in the one-day clash.

It lost early wickets, slumping to 5-13 at St Patrick’s College.

Sam MacKay top-scored with 22 runs, combining for two handy partnerships to add some respectability to the scorecard.

Max Stephenson was the main destroyer, taking 4-20 from his 10 overs.

Metropolitan Inner South East had little trouble chasing down the total, passing it with five wickets in hand.

Central Highlands is without a win from its three outings and is currently sitting at the bottom of pool three.

Central Highlands will now take on the undefeated Barwon at North Ballarat before the Dowling Shield returns in January.

January’s round will be the final one before the qualifying finals, made up of each pool’s top two teams.

SCORECARD

Central Highlands 83 from 39.3 overs (S.MacKay 22, E.White 16; M.Stevenson 4-20, D.Weerasekara 2-3)

Metropolitan Inner South East 5-87 from 36.2 overs – player details not supplied

Ryan Aikman

Ryan Aikman

TABLE – POOL 3

Barwon 12 points, 1.2556 (NRR)

Metropolitan West 8, -0.2111

Metropolitan Inner South East 4, 0.0889

Central Highlands 0, -0.9556

CENTRAL HIGHLANDS

JOURNEY SO FAR

ROUND 1 - NOVEMBER 12

BARWON 6-230 d  CENTRAL HIGHLANDS 177

CENTRAL HIGHLANDS 

J Pegg  c F McCombe b M Potter 53

EE White b R Berg 0

DJ Lalor c J Nagle b R Berg 17

S Dempsey c C Brogden b M Potter 25

J Doherty c L Neate b M Potter 7

DA McRostie c C Brogden b M Potter 7

SJ MacKay b F McCombe 21

R Aikman b J Garner 0

J Ginnivan b J Garner 0

C Palmer run out (T Bruhn) 19

JL McDonald not out 0

Extras 28

TOTAL  177

Bowling

R Berg 7-2-37-1

F McCombe 6.5-1-1-23

J Sorgiovanni 6-0-0-26

L Neate 4-0-0-19

C Stow 10-0-0-29

M Potter 10-0-4-32

J Garner 6-3-2-5

BARWON

M Keane b JL McDonald 0

TC Scott c & b J Ginnivan 46

C Brogden b J Ginnivan 22

T Bruhn not out 92

J Nagle c L Argall b DJ Lalor 22

J Sorgiovanni c & b DJ Lalor 0

J Garner b C Palmer 8

F McCombe not out 19

Extras 21

TOTAL 6-230

Bowling

CL McClure 3-0-0-11-0

JL McDonald 10-0-1-3-0

C Palmer 10-1-1-49

J Ginnivan 8-0-2-45

J Doherty 5-0-0-34

DJ Lalor 10-0-2-4

L Argall 4-0-0-16

ROUND 2 - DECEMBER 18

at WENDOUREE 

METROPOLITAN INNER SOUTH EAST d 7-116 CENTRAL HIGHLANDS 87 

METROPOLITAN INNER SOUTH EAST 

JF Smith c & b L Argall 3

M Stevenson c J Pegg b J Doherty 26

O Bilstonb C Palmer 5

J Burns lbw b JL McDonald 42

J Dekel c J Ginnivan b JL McDonald 20

J Harrington run out (SJ MacKay, JL McDonald) 0

D Weerasekara not out 1

M Traplin b JL McDonald 0

MO Delaney not out 7

Extras 12

TOTAL 7-116 

Bowling

L Argall 4-0-1-13

CL McClure 4-0-0-23

C Palmer 1-0-1-4

J Ginnivan 4-0-0-27

JL McDonald 4-0-3-21

J Doherty 2-0-1-14

DJ Lalor 1-0-0-10

CENTRAL HIGHLANDS

J Pegg b M Stevenson 3

EE White b H Nicholls 0

DJ Lalor b M Stevenson 4

S Dempsey b G Khanna 22

J Doherty run out (J Dekel, J Harrington) 21

DA McRostie c M Stevenson b G Khanna 4

SJ MacKay run out (D Jhamb, J Harrington) 7

C Palmer c JF Smith b D Weerasekara 9

J Ginnivan st JF Smith b J Harrington 0

R Aikman run out (M Stevenson) 1

JL McDonald not out 1

Extras 15

TOTAL 87

Bowling

H Nicholls 2.5-1-1-16

M Stevenson 3-0-2-14

D Jhamb 3-1-0-12

MO Delaney 2-0-0-13

J Harrington 3-0-1-9

G Khanna 3-0-2-13

D Weerasekara 1-0-1-7

ROUND 3 - DECEMBER 18

at NORTHERN OVAL

METROPOLITAN WEST 3-85 d CENTRAL HIGHLANDS 81

CENTRAL HIGHLANDS

J Pegg run out (L Melican) 23

EE White c M Hatzoglou b M Birthisel 15

DJ Lalor b M Birthisel 21

S Dempsey st AA Salvado b CL Jackson 3

J Doherty st AA Salvado b CL Jackson 0

DA McRostie run out (M Birthisel) 9

C Palmer b CL Jackson 0

SJ MacKay c J Hall b L Melican 2

R Aikman b E Acevski 5

J Ginnivan c L Melican b E Acevski 0

L Argall not out 0

Extras 3

TOTAL 81

Bowling

G Sakkas 4-0-0-25

C Mayoum 4-0-0-15

L Melican 3-0-1-14

M Birthisel 3-1-2-6

CL Jackson 4-0-3-14

E Acevski 2-0-2-6

METROPOLITAN WEST

O Gordon c CL McClure b L Argall 31

C Jackson b CL McClure 1

M Hatzoglou not out 28

J Hall run out (JL McDonald) 8

M Birthisel not out 9

Extras 8

TOTAL 3-85

Bowling

L Argall 4-1-1-11

CL McClure 4-1-1-15

C Palmer 2-0-0-12

J Ginnivan 4-0-0-19

SJ MacKay 2-0-0-9

J Doherty 1-0-0-7

JL McDonald 1-0-0-7

DJ Lalor 2-1-0-4

ROUND 4 - DECEMBER 19

at ST PARICK'S COLLEGE

METROPOLITAN INNER SOUTH EAST XXXX d CENTRAL HIGHLANDS 83

CENTRAL HIGHLANDS

J Pegg c M Traplin b H Nicholls 0

EE White run out (D Jhamb) 16

DJ Lalor st JF Smith b M Stevenson 4

S Dempsey c M Traplin b M Stevenson 0

J Doherty st JF Smith b M Stevenson 0

DA McRostie c & b M Stevenson 3

SJ MacKay lbw b J Burns 22

R Aikman c J Dekel b D Weerasekara 11

C Palmer c J Harrington b D Jhamb 5

J Ginnivan c & b D Weerasekara 2

L Argall not out 1

Extras 19

Total 83

Bowling

H Nicholls 5-2-1-6

M Stevenson 10-1-4-20

D Weerasekara 1-0-2-3

G Khanna 2-0-0-7

D Jhamb 11-1-1-27

J Harrington 4-1-0-6

J Burns 6-2-1-13

METROPOLITAN INNER SOUTH EAST

Total 5-87

No player details supplied