Star batting pair Paul Jubber and Matt Caulfield helped Ocean
Grove into a commanding position at stumps against Drysdale on
Playing coach Paul Jubber (113) scored his third hundred for the
Grubbers, while new recruit Caulfield belted four sixes and nine
boundaries in his innings of 95.
Ocean Grove was all out for 264 from 71.1 overs on day one of
the round six two-day clash.
Drysdale seized control of the match early on its home deck to
have Ocean Grove in deep trouble at 5/71.
It was carnage at one stage the visitors were reeling at 4/36
with its top order of Huon Bertino (3), Mick Thornton (4), Andre
Scholtz (9) Michael Kenneady (0) all out in quick succession.
Jubber who hit 16 boundaries and one six, then combined in a
160-run fifth wicket partnership with Caulfield.
Jubber conceded the Grubbers had a fight on their hands to
resurrect their innings after a poor start.
Our backs were against the wall and he (Caulfield) was very
determined and was up for the contest so really pleased for him to
make an impact as he has with both bat and ball, Jubber told the
I think Matt and I sort of put the game back on our terms.
Jubber praised the Drysdale bowlers including new ball opener
Blake Robinson, who took 3/46 from 17 overs.
Drysdale bowled really well early and they capitalised and took
their opportunities and then they missed a few catches that
probably cost them dearly,
They played pretty well early doors.
Blake (Robinson) hits the pitch pretty hard, swings the ball
late, he bowls pretty straight he was their best bowler.
Drysdale Cricket Club coach Shane Cutajar said it was a tough
way to end the day after the bottom-placed Hawks struck with four
early wickets for the second time in three weeks.
It is two (games) in a row we have taken four really early vital
wickets against two really good batting sides, Cutajar said.
Unfortunately for us we feel we were on the end of two really
stiff LBW decisions one of the guys goes onto make a hundred and
one guy goes onto make 95.
Hawk bowler Troy Jones (3/61) also finished with a three-wicket
haul from his 19 overs, while Luke Malcolm (2/58) picked up two
The Hawks require 265 for victory this Saturday.
OCEAN Grove A1 suffered its first loss of the season on 11
November going down to reigning A Grade premier Anglesea at Ray
Menzies Memorial Oval.
The Grubbers are still at the top of the A1 ladder with a 4-1
record after five rounds.
LINDON Giuffrida cashed in with the bat...