RDCA: Sharks find bite to bowl out Knights

BAYSWATER Park looked on shaky ground after the first day of its RDCA Lindsay Trollope Shield clash against Croydon North.

The Sharks were all out for 172 and couldn’t lay a hand on the Knights openers who got their side to 0-40 when play ended.

Wicket-taker: Bayswater Park’s Justin McConchie bowls against Croydon North on Saturday. Picture: Sam Stiglec

But soon after the start of the second day, openers Ryan Heyres and Jade Boyd were out with just one run added and their teammates followed with the Knights found short of the total, bowled out for 158 with only Chris Noy (54) threatening the Sharks.

Josh Temple took 4-36 and Justin McConchie 3-33 for the Sharks who batted out the day finishing on 1-85 with Marcus Adams (48 not out) showing some form.

Wantirna South had to work to keep hold of its mammoth first day total of 8-295 against a cagey Mooroolbark. Brendan Ricci’s 109 was the backbone of a dogged Barkers chase which looked threatening at 5-226 before Ricci was run out. The Barkers fought on but were bowled out for 279 in 78.1. Star paceman Drew McKay (6-70) took some telling late wickets.

LINDSAY TROLLOPE SHIELD: North Ringwood 64 points, 1.42 per cent; South Croydon 48, 1.38; Wantirna South 44, 1.34; Ainslie Park 40, 1.03; Mooroolbark 36, 0.86; Bayswater Park 32, 0.97; Warranwood 24, 1.07; Norwood 24, 0.81; Croydon North 24, 0.74; South Warrandyte Hawks 16, 0.71.