Round 4 week 2: Twos and Fours continue winning streak

November 13, 2012 No Comments

So Round 4 has come and gone.

The Seconds and Fourths continue their flawless start to the season with commanding victories. The Firsts were outplayed by reigning premiers East Sandringham Boys Club but perhaps it’s the loss we had to have as they face Kingston Heath at home this week. The Thirds lost a close and spiteful match against Melbourne Hellenic at home and the Fifths also lost a close game.

Longmuir Shield (3-10 Nov 2012) East Sandringham Boys Club 1 (4/92) (R De Haan 3/49) defeated Elwood 1 (91) at Chisholm Reserve.


It was, unfortunately, an early day for our First XI as East Sandy needed just 30 overs to get over the line. A lack of a decent first-up score against last year’s champions meant it would take a monumental effort with the ball and in the field to get the six points.

At 4/61 we were a chance — with Rob De Haan taking the two wickets to add to his wicket last week — but defending so few runs meant it was always an uphill battle.

Kudos to the Ones players who all returned back to the club and supported the Twos and Threes.

The attention now turns to Kingston Heath at home this week — a game we must win to return to the Top 4 of the Longmuir Shield.

Quiney Shield (3-10 Nov 2012) Elwood 2 (7/239) (A Cosmas 74*, S Kingi 69) defeated Moorabbin West 2 (88) (D Foote 4/20, O Persson 3/6) at Elwood Park Oval No.1.


The Twos are steaming full power ahead as we head into Round 5 of the season. With bat and ball the Twos continued their impressive run as they took on fourth placed Moorabbin West and then served them up a clinic. Last week, they started brilliantly with the bat, fell into trouble and then recovered, thanks to the 109 run partnership between skipper Anesti Cosmas and young gun Mitch Clark.

The opening bowling partnership of Dylan Foote and Marcus Bayer yet again wreaked havoc with the opposition top order. Before a blink of an eye Morrabbin West were 6/48 and struggling. Foote produced another brilliant spell of quick, aggressive fast bowling taking 4/20. Bayer was reliable as ever taking 1/19 off 11 overs.

To finish off the innings Cosi threw the ball to Oscar Persson who tore through the tail, taking 3/6 and thus wrapping up the match. Behind the stumps Steve Kingi continued his excellent match taking three catches to compliment his 69 runs.

E Grade (3-10 Nov 2012) Elwood 3 8/186 (K Wetdewich 77, L Josey 38*) defeated by Melbourne Hellenic 1 (8/192) at Elwood Park Oval No.2 .


This game was always going to have some tension and spite and as the pressure mounted and the game became increasingly close it threatened to spill over a couple of times. Unfortunately, despite the brilliant support by Elwood players and fans, the Thirds could not get up. In the end the difference was probably not quite enough runs last week. But it really could have gone either way.

A dissapointing loss but one the Thirds players can learn from and, like the Ones, use the result to spur them onto greater things for the remainder of the season.

It was very much a team effort with the ball and in the field with Scott Leach (1/16 off 9) and Greg Thwaites (2/40 off 13) probably the pick of the bowlers.

Losing close games hurts but, as they say, there’s always next week.

F Grade (3-10 Nov 2012) Melbourne Hellenic 2 (164) defeated by Elwood 4 (9/345) (Z Leiser-Moore 109, P Tsiampas 107, D Brewster 58) at Elsternwick Park Oval No.4.


The Dave May-led Fourths do what they do best, win, as they humbled Melbourne Hellenic. Defending 345 with a good bowling attack always had the Fourths in pole position as Hellenic struggled to make any in-roads.

Luke Stanley, Dave May and Zac Leiser-Moore all took two wickets apiece as Elwood was able to contain an oppposition who were not really looking to have a crack at winning the match.

But the victory was assured last week by the centuries of Leiser-Moore and Peter Tsiampas.

H Grade (10 Nov 2012) Elwood 5 (118) (C Lyon 39. J Phillips 32) v Highett 1 (4/122) ( T Balme 3/23) at Peanut Farm Reserve.



The Fifths were on a roll (well they did win last week) and captain Rick Yeatman was confident they could keep the streak going.

Rick won the toss and opted to bat and at one for 45 it appeared to be the correct decision. But then Elwood lost a speight of wickets and were reeling at 6/62. Veterans John Phillips (32) and Carey Lyon (39) provided the rear guard and Elwood managed to cobble together 118 thanks also to a delightful knock by talanted younngster Tony King whose 20 not out was a classic TK-batting-at-number-11 effort.

Rick was satisfied that 118 at the Peanut Farm may be enough but Highett were up for the challenge and past the total with an over to spare with four wickets down. The highlight of the bowling innings was a magnificent effort byElwood’s talented young left arm spinner Tom Balme whose 3/23 will have him pressing for promotion up the grades.


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