Frankston Peninsula bagged two wins in Round 2 of the 2018/19 Victorian Premier Cricket season, as they took on the Camberwell Magpies Cricket Club.
The 4th XI opened their account for the season with a 64-run win at Watson Park.
Batting first, the Heat hit trouble early as two wickets in successive balls had the side under pressure. However from there Lachlan Curtis and Lachlan Klauer took control of the innings, combining for a 125-run partnership.
Curtis was the star of the show, hitting 119 from just 112 balls, which included 17 fours and one six and was his first century for the club. Klauer was patient and watchful for his 30 and anchored the innings well. At the conclusion of the 45 overs the Heat reached 8/216.
In the chase the hosts were never in the hunt, losing regular wickets to be all out for 152. Josh Peet (3-30), Jake Brown (3-39) and Lucas McConnell (3-29) led the charge with the ball.
Playing in memory of club legend and life member Bill Wills, the 1st XI batted first in their opening home fixture of the season.
A consistent loss of wickets hampered the home side from gaining any momentum with the bat, with Gordon Waterfall (69 off 107 balls) the backbone of the innings as the Heat finished with 9/212 from their 50 overs.
Brodie Symons was once again the pick of the bowlers with 2-22 from his 10 overs and Chris Dew (2-18) bowled tidily, however middle order batsman Simon Hill steered the visitors home with a composed 79 not out.
On the Jubilee Park east oval, the 3rd XI claimed their second win of the season.
The visitors were held to a below-par 5/168 from their 45 overs, with Jared Gibbs (2-29) the pick of the bowlers and youngster Mackenzie Gardener pulling off a direct hit run out.
The Heat reply was lead by 2017/18 Thompson medallist Will Crowder, who hit 72 at the top of the order. There were minor contributions through the middle as the host won by 5 wickets with a comfortable 14 balls left.
At Camberwell Sports Ground, the hosts won the toss and sent the 2nd XI into bat.
Unfortunately for the Heat the innings never really got going, losing consistent wickets to be bowled out for just 104 in the 38th over. Opener Nick Mann was the main contributor with 43.
The Magpies hit the winning runs right on the 30 over mark with 5 wickets still in hand. Jamin Barron-Toop was the pick of the Heat’s bowlers, claiming 2-19 from 8 overs.