State and national all-rounder, Clint McKay (above), has guided Essendon to a strong win over Fitzroy-Doncaster in round seven of the Bartercard Victorian Premier League at Schramms Reserve in Doncaster. McKay came to the wicket with the Bombers in trouble at 6-165, still 87 runs in arrears of the Lions 252, but a 77-run partnership with Nishal Perera steered the Bombers to within 11 runs of victory.
McKay eventually fell for 71 off just 66 deliveries including nine boundaries and three sixes; Perera seeing them home with a boundary of Chris Moore in the eighty-second over after some cautious batting with tail-ender James Damjanovski.
St.Kilda all-rounder, Matt Chasemore (above), has continued his fine season taking 5-21 as the Saints rolled Dandenong for just 128 in round seven of the Bartercard Victorian Premier League at the Junction Oval. Chasemore is currently second on both the competition’s bowling and batting averages and many would wonder why he hasn’t been afforded the opportunity to play for his state.
St.Kilda won the toss and sent the visitors in on what appeared a good strip for batting but local knowledge paid off early for the Saints as they soon had Dandenong in trouble. Four of the first five batsmen for the Panthers failed to reach double figures as Lachlan Graf, Daniel Mueller and Chasemore helped themselves to wickets.