Darley has had its first win of the Ballarat Cricket Association firsts season.
The Lions, which won last season’s BCA twenty20 title, defeated Ballarat-Redan by six wickets with 10 balls to spare at Darley Park on Saturday in the first of three consecutive twenty-20 matches.
Ballarat-Redan managed 5-117 in its 20 overs, with a bright start short-circuited when captain Jayden Hayes was run out for 33 after dominating an opening stand of 41 with Taylor Sutton.
Sutton went on to make 29 and Simon Allan contributed a relatively quick 26 before ending his stay at the crease prematurely.
The match was delayed about 30 minutes during Ballarat-Redan’s innings when Simon Allan collapsed while batting.
Paramedics attended the scene, treating Allan.
Darley captain Michael Alexander, who was in close proximity to Allan at the non-strikers end at the time, said it had been a frightening moment and the Lions had been pleased to be informed on Saturday night that Allan had recovered.
Batting number four, Allan had made a strong start with 26 off 20 balls and Ballarat-Redan struggled to reignite its innings after he retired hurt.
Sri Lankan import Hasitha Wickramadinghe, 51 not out (5 fours), and Lachie Herring, 40 (4 fours), set up the victory with a 64-run second wicket stand.
EAST Ballarat again impressed - cruising home against a disappointing Napoleons-Sebastopol to make it five wins in the opening six rounds.
Naps-Sebas struggled to 9-67 on its own ground, with Andrew McDermott top scoring with 19.
The home side was always on the back foot, with early wickets having it 4-15 and then 7-46
The Hawks also had to work hard, but finished with 3-68 with 15 balls in hand.
Englishman Lewis Hodgins continued his impressive start with the bat to get an important 33 runs.
It was needed after East stumbled to 2-1.
He shared a 60-run third wicket stand with Brad Whittaker, 16no.
BUNINYONG stayed in touch with the top four by inflicting Brown Hill's second defeat on end.
The Bulls made 7-93, which was run down by Buninyong with eight wickets and one over in hand.
Ryan Knowles clubbed 34 (7 fours) at the top of the order for Brown Hill to lead an opening stand of 40.
The Bulls then lost 3-9 and later 4-5 to be 7-70.
Liam Brady, 49 not out, guided the Bunnies to victory. Harli Givvens also made 30 (5 fours, 1 six).
GOLDEN POINT batted its way to a comprehensive win over Wendouree with 5-160 at the Eastern Oval.
In an even batting performance, Josh White, 38, led the way with Steve O'Loughlin, 29 (4 fours), Lachlan Anderson, 29 (4 fours, 1 six), and Manjula De Zoysa, 20, also going at better than a run a ball.
The Red Caps could get to only 8-114.
Cole Roscholler, 36 (3 fours, 2 sixes), and Mat Begbie, 35, were the only Wendouree batsmen to really get going.
MT CLEAR thumped North Ballarat by 91 runs under lights at the Northern Oval on Saturday night.
Leading all-rounder Nathan Yates set up the tearaway win with a swashbuckling 63 runs off just 34 balls - smashing eight fours and 2 sixes.
Yates and Dylan Achison, 25, gave Mounties a flying start with an opening partnership of 71, with a run out needed to break it up.
Jarrod Burns, 36 (3 fours, 2 sixes) off 17 balls, kept the pace going.
Needing a run rate of more than nine runs an over, North Ballarat had no choice other than go hard early.
However, it resulted in a constant fall of wickets.
Leigh Lorenzen, 27 (4 fours) off 16 balls, did have some success as did Janath Tissera, 33 (4 fours), but the Roosters were never in the hunt.
MT CLEAR 30
EAST BALLARAT 30
GOLDEN POINT 24
Brown Hill 24
North Ballarat 18
MT CLEAR 7-187 D NORTH BALLARAT 96
DL Achison run out 25
NA Yates c AS McCafferty b J Tissera 63
JM Smith b C Miles 15
J Burns run out 36
HT Cartledge lbw b C Miles 6
MG Ward c MA Zakynthinos b AS McCafferty 8
DJ Thomson not out 11
AJ George lbw b S Jackson 6
T Griffith not out 6
Total 7-187 (cc)
FOW: 71 (DL Achison) 105 (JM Smith) 107 (NA Yates) 121 (HT Cartledge) 153 (J Burns) 159 (MG Ward) 173 (AJ George)
AS McCafferty 4-1-1-24
A Eddy 2-0-0-21
D Price 1-0-0-14
J Crosbie 1-0-0-20
J Tissera 4-0-1-33
C Miles 4-0-2-33
S Jackson 3-0-1-20
MA Zakynthinos 1-0-0-17
L Lorenzen st JM Smith b DN Fletcher 27
S Jackson c JM Smith b NA Yates 0
C Miles c JM Smith b NA Yates 0
J Tissera lbw b AJ George 34
M Nolan c J Burns b DJ Thomson 2
D Price st JM Smith b DJ Thomson 0
MA Zakynthinos st JM Smith b DN Fletcher 4
H McGregor b J Burns 13
A Eddy b B Moyle 4
J Crosbie not out 8
AS McCafferty st JM Smith b J Burns 1
FOW: 9 (S Jackson) 9 (C Miles) 32 (L Lorenzen) 42 (M Nolan) 42 (D Price) 59 (MA Zakynthinos) 69 (J Tissera) 87 (H McGregor) 87 (A Eddy) 96 (AS McCafferty)
NA Yates 2-0-2-19
DJ Thomson 4-1-2-17
DN Fletcher 4-0-2-16
AJ George 4-2-1-17
J Burns 3.5-1-2 25
B Moyle 1-1-1-0
GOLDEN POINT 5-160 D WENDOUREE 8-114
M De Zoysa c G Webb b J Peeters 20
S O'Loughlin c J Wall b L Argall 29
J White b R Simmonds 38
L Anderson c L Argall b R Simmonds 29
S Ogilvie c L Wood b L Argall 11
D White not out 19
S Harris not out 4
Total 5-160 (cc)
FOW: 45 (M De Zoysa) 59 (S O'Loughlin) 90 (L Anderson) 114 (S Ogilvie) 150 (J White)
L Hurse 3-0-0-44
J Wall 4-0-0-28
J Peeters 4-0-1-32
L Argall 4-0-2-29
R Simmonds 4-0-2-18
G Webb 1-0-0-6
J Peeters c J White b M De Zoysa 1
C Roscholler c M De Zoysa b B Van De Heuvel 36
G Webb lbw b M De Zoysa 1
T Hannett c M De Zoysa b J White 18
M Begbie not out 35
R Simmonds c & b M De Zoysa 1
L Wood run out 5
H Knight c S Ogilvie b D White 4
L Argall b D McDonald 3
Total 8-114 (cc)
FOW: 7 (J Peeters) 9 (G Webb) 45 (C Roscholler) 75 (T Hannett) 76 (R Simmonds) 93 (L Wood) 109 (H Knight) 114 (L Argall)
D McDonald 3-0-1-14
M De Zoysa 4-0-3-25
B Van De Heuvel 4-0-1 21
D White 4 0-1-18
S O'Loughlin 1-0-0-11
J White 4-0-1-20
EAST BALLARAT 3-68 D NAPOLEONS-SEBASTOPOL 9-67
N Doonan c T Dixon b O Hayes 4
A Taylor c O Hayes b J Nichols 2
JF Healey run out 6
AW McDermott c C Jerram b H Ganley 19
L Corden b J Nichols 0
D Scott c T Dixon b H Ganley 12
L Storey st J Eyers b C Jerram 5
UI Qureshi run out 0
Z Hunter not out 11
M Messemaker st J Eyers b T Dixon 1
S Peters not out2
Total 9-67 (cc)
FOW: 2 (A Taylor) 9 (JF Healey) 15 (N Doonan) 15 (L Corden) 35 (D Scott) 45 (AW McDermott) 46 (UI Qureshi) 61 (L Storey) 62 (M Messemaker)
O Hayes 4-1-1-14
J Nichols 4-0-2-16
J Brown 4-0-0-18
H Ganley 4-0-2-10
T Dixon 2-0-1-3
C Jerram 2-0 1- 4
H Ganley c S Peters b L Corden 0
L Hodgins c AW McDermott b N Doonan
J Blandford c N Doonan b L Corden 0
B Whittaker not out 16
C Jerram not out 7
FOW: 0 (H Ganley) 1 (J Blandford) 61 (L Hodgins)
L Corden 3-2-2-3
AW McDermott 4-0-0-23
UI Qureshi 2-0-0-4
Z Hunter 2.3-0-0- 6
JF Healey 1-0-0-7
M Messemaker 4-0-0-6
N Doonan 1-0-1-7
BUNINYONG 2-96 d BROWN HILL 7-93
M Sandford run out 14
R Knowles b H Givvens 34
N Clarke c R Hind b L Rigby 3
J Knowles c H Givvens b D Kitchen 1
T Knowles c L Rigby b M Ringin 13
P White b H Givvens 0
N Theologou lbw b D Kitchen 1
M Jennings not out 8
K Hayes not out 16
Total 7-93 (cc)
FOW: 40 (R Knowles) 46 (N Clarke) 49 (J Knowles) 65 (M Sandford) 65 (P White) 66 (N Theologou) 70 (T Knowles)
H Givvens 4-0-2-6
ML Worsnop 4-0-0-26
M Ringin 4-0-1-19
L Rigby 4-0-1-22
D Kitchen 3-0-2-8
T McCarthy 1-0-0-10
H Givvens b D York 30
ML Worsnop c R Knowles b T Bourke-Finn 0
L Brady not out 49
R Hind not out 14
FOW: 1 (ML Worsnop) 42 (H Givvens)
T Bourke-Finn 4-0-1-26
J Knowles 3-0-0-14
D York 2-0-1-10
R Knowles 2-0-0-7
M Jennings 4-0-0-21
T Knowles 2-0-0-9
K Hayes 1.1-0-0-8
DARLEY 4-118 D BALLARAT-REDAN 5-117
T Sutton c M Alexander b Da Locke 29
J Hayes run out 33
Z Jenkins c C Beaton b R Ali 2
S Allan retired hurt 26
J Doherty c & b B Barnes 8
LA Fisher c J Cadman b Da Locke 11
C Prendergast not out 4
J Hayes not out 0
Total 5-117 (cc)
FOW: 41 (J Hayes) 46 (Z Jenkins) 100 (J Doherty) 109 (T Sutton) 113 (LA Fisher)
H Wickramasinghe 3-0-0-14
B Longhurst 4-0-0-18
R Ali 4-0-1-16
M Cape 2-0-0-10
Da Locke 4-0-2-29
B Barnes 3-0-1-29
R Ali lbw b B Thomson 3
LG Herring st LA Fisher b J Doherty 40
H Wickramasinghe not out 51
M Alexander c S Hope b J Doherty 6
J Cadman run out 3
B Barnes not out 6
FOW: 9 (R Ali) 73 (LG Herring) 83 (M Alexander) 90 (J Cadman)
B Thomson 3.2-0-1-19
M Aikman 3-0-0-16
J Hayes 4-1-0-14
J Hayes 1-0-0-10
J Doherty 4-0-2-25
S Hope 3-0-0-32