The premiership hangover continues for Footscray-Edgewater following their loss to Melbourne-Uni in their round thirteen one-dayer of the Bartercard Victorian Premier League season. The Bulldogs did well to hold the Students to 4-233 on a flat wicket and despite another half-century by Travis Dean and some lusty hitting from keeper Dylan Kight, 66 from 64 balls (7 boundaries, one six) they fell short of the total by 18 runs, dismissed for 215 in the final over.
Merton have celebrated their 150th anniversary of racing at the track on New Year’s Day with a successful meeting held in fine conditions before an estimated crowd of around 1,500. A six race card kicked off mid-afternoon with punters and picnic goers mingling beneath the elm trees and pulling eskys from their car boots.
As the Strathbogie Ranges bathed in the sunshine the jockeys in the first made their way to the barriers at the 1100. The PA system bellowed the second from Doomben and children scurried in-and-out of rare lawn space.