Frankston Standard Leader
22 January 2018
FRANKSTON Peninsula skipper Scott Boland says the Heat are still “a really good chance’’ to make finals, despite slipping to 12th spot after a loss to Monash Tigers on Saturday.
Frankston Peninsula will need to win most of its remaining four games to grab a top-eight spot.
“I think three (wins) would definitely get us in,’’ Boland said.
Frankston Peninsula won the toss and batted and put up 6-209 off 50 overs, but Monash Tigers – fuelled by big-hitting Marcus Berryman (62no off 55 balls, with 3 sixes) – swept to victory, scoring 6-215 off 47.5 overs.
Tom Wood (32) and Liam Tonkin (48) got Frankston off to a solid start, and Will Crowder (31no off 27 balls) and Brodie Symons (29no off 32) shared an unconquered 61-run partnership for the seventh wicket.
“We were pretty happy to get to 209, we finished off really well with Crowds and Brodie Symons, they batted really well, running hard between wickets and hitting some handy late boundaries,’’ Boland said.
“I thought we took some momentum from that. With the ball, we knew what we had to do, we probably just didn’t execute as well as we would have liked, me included.’’ Symons was the pick of the Heat bowlers, taking 3-28 off nine overs.