VSDCA: Roxburgh Park-Broadmeadows dominates opening game

Roxburgh Park-Broadmeadows roared to a 102-run win to open its East-West First XI season against Endeavour Hills on Saturday.

The Falcons skittled Endeavour Hills for just 45 at Lakeside Drive, in reply to its own 7-147.

RPB was on track for a paltry score of its own after Endeavour Hills won the toss and sent the Falcons in.

Reeling at 5-36, Mitchell Streiff (46) and Kurtley Brandt (20) steadied the innings before Patrick Matautaava (35no) combined with Streiff for a 64-run partnership.

The lower-order runs proved decisive as Endeavour Hills collapsed to 3-2 in reply and never recovered.

Mitchell Johnstone (5-17), Streiff (2-11), Bryce Preston (2-14) and Matautaava (1-2 off six overs) all dominated as just one Endeavour Hills batsman made it to double figures.

The rout was finished by the 23rd over.

RPB will now face Mt Waverley at Mt Waverley Reserve in a two-day game.

In North-South First XI, Plenty Valley successfully defended 8-315 made the previous weekend by bowling out Brunswick for 254.

Wickets at regular intervals stopped any Brunswick batsmen from making it to 50, with Plenty Valley bowlers Ben Dennett (3-41), Sean Ayres (3-48) and Lorenzo Ingram (3-46) sharing the spoils.


Plenty Valley plays Preston at Preston City Oval in a two-day game starting this weekend.