Monash University CC News

Mercantile Results Round 4

By Alec Khan



ROUND 4 RESULTS

Caulfield Grammarians have taken outright top place in A Grade after reigning premiers Powerhouse could not match their formidable score on the small Fawkner Park No.2 ground. The Grammarians have jumped clear of Reds, who tumbled to the offspin of Vinay Tripathi chasing Carnegie's very modest 121. Emmanuel returned to form, bundling out newcomers Chilli Dogs for just 33, while Canterbury scored its first A Grade win, beating Sacred Heart despite fine individual efforts by medium pacer Andy Houtas and form batsman John Eaton.

In B Grade, Powerhouse and Coles Myer continue to set the pace, both having easy wins. C Grade saw several tight results, with Carnegie falling four runs short in a thriller against Monash and Glen Iris surviving a blitz by Emmanuel speedster Eden Watts to sneak home by two wickets. In D grade, Brighton East dropped catches and the points in a shock loss to Burnley. Gunbower continued its good early season form and will play for top spot next round against Reds, who may be feeling a little rusty after receiving their second successive walkover.

A GRADE:
Caulfield Gramm 8-cc-218 d Powerhouse 128
Carnegie 121 d Reds 94 (Tripathi 5-16)
Emmanuel 3-dec-140 (Schreier 61* Ernst 53) d Chilli Dogs 33 & 5-103
Burnley 7-113 (W.Maloney 50*) d Monash 91
Canterbury 142 (Houtas 5-24) d Sacred Heart 131 (Eaton 57)

B GRADE:
Powerhouse 3-90 d Arcadia 85
Glen Iris 8-cc-149 (Armstrong 53) d Carnegie 9-cc-139
Reds 66 drew with Bayswater 6-51
S.Yarra 6-149 (Roxon 53) d MHSOB 6-cc-136
Coles 4-cc-203 (Furze 54) d Ajax 111

C GRADE:
S.Yarra 9-149 d Canterbury 9-cc-126 (Haigh 5-31)
Monash 6-cc-172 (Gordon 62*) d Carnegie 168
Ashburton 101 drew with Burnley
Glen Iris 8-84 (E.Watts 5-35) d Emmanuel 82
Bayswater v Moorabbin Park abandoned

D GRADE:
Barnawartha Nth 9-192 (Brown 70) d Sacred Heart 100
Burnley 111 d Brighton East 97
Reds d Coles (forfeit)
Gunbower 9-166 d Ajax 9-cc-120 (Goodman 54*)
Powerhouse 120 d Carnegie 110