Richmond Cricket Club’s bowlers made the most of a measly total but Prahran Cricket Club beat the home side by five wickets at Central Reserve North on Saturday.
Put in to bat first, Richmond lost Jake Fraser-McGurk early as he drove it straight to Lachlan Bangs for 4. The situation became precarious very soon as Wil Parker and Tim Goodman were dismissed for 1 and 0 respectively.
Scott Edwards though continued to be at the top of his game and tried to rebuild the innings with Adam Amin (23). But Will Sutherland had Amin nicked for 23. Sutherland then trapped Jonathan D’Rozario LBW for 0 as Richmond slumped further.
In the midst of the wickets though, Edwards brought up yet another fifty. Edwards and Mitch Perry denied Prahran another breakthrough but found run scoring slightly difficult before Andrew Perrin went through Perry’s defence. Edwards fell immediately with the score reading 7/91.
Marcus Berryman (15) and Sam Mills (15*)carried the hosts past the 100-run mark but Richmond were bowled out for 127 in the 48th over.
Perry and Berryman made Nicholas Blaich and Damon Egan work hard for their runs as they bowled very frugally. Eventually Berryman sent Blaich to the hut for 13 with Joshua Carroll completing the catch.
Returning skipper Dom Matarazzo then struck in his first over by castling Egan for 20. However Jake Hancock and Sutherland put together a stubborn 67-run stand to deny Richmond any other openings.
Richmond did fight back with three wickets very quickly as Hancock, Bangs and Sutherland fell in quick succession but Gunning and Wilcox took Prahran over the line in the 44th over.
Richmond skittle Prahran out for 71, make heavy weather of easy chase
Greg Connor and his men were once again on a roll after bowling Essendon out for 58 as Prahran folded for 71 at Toorak Park on Saturday.
Despite losing the toss, Richmond started the game on the upper hand with Dylan Tibbals – bowling for the first time in the season – drew first blood in the form of Nicholas King.
Prahran failed to string together any partnerships as all the Richmond bowlers were among the wickets. While, Tibbals (1/9) and Bailey Moon (2/9) were exceptional at the top, Andrew Humphries and Krishna Padmanabhan bowled unchanged and ended their quote with figures of 2/30 and 3/20 respectively. Padmanabhan now has picked up 13 wickets in his last four wickets.
Bowled out for 72, Richmond lost Yash Pednekar and Shobit Singh early in the chase courtesy Benjamin Sexton and Nigel Hunt. Kyle Viccars and Padmanabhan compiled a 25-run partnership before the former was out for 16.
It led to a mini collapse as Richmond went from 3/43 to 7/69 but Daniel Scholz and Moon took Richmond home in the 19th over and three wickets in hand.
Prahran defeat Richmond despite Parker-Katarey’s brilliant stand
Richmond Cricket Club lost their successive game in the 3s as Prahran beat the hosts by seven wickets at Central Reserve South on Saturday.
Apart from James Dekel, who scored, 25, none of the top six Richmond batsmen got to a start to their innings with Nic Cowling and Jordan Hesline dismissed for 14 and 11 respectively.
Richmond were struggling at 6/67 as Callum Elvins and Kevin Seth picked three wickets each. However, young Max Parker and Hrithik Katarey didn’t let the situation get to them and steadied the position for the hosts.
Their communication between the wickets was brilliant as Richmond crossed the 150-run mark. It was only in the slog overs, with the pair trying to up the ante, that Katarey was run out for 48. And then Parker mishit one off Elvins to Munasinghe as Richmond were bundled out for 158.
Prahran started the 159-run chase on a good note with John Flynn and Cameron Hemp putting on a 73-run opening stand. But Hesline and Mihirpenna took back to back wickets to put Richmond under pressure with Flynn and Delaney dismissed for 49 and 0 respectively.
However Michael Parsons and Seth ensured Prahran face no further hiccups as they chased down the target in the 36th over.
The fixture between Richmond and Prahran at Righetti Oval was called off without a ball being bowled due to wet outfield.