Prahran have boosted their Bartercard Victorian Premier League finals aspirations with a comfortable first innings win over the Camberwell Magpies in round eight at Toorak Park. State player David Hussey (above) made the trip across from the MCG where he was 12th man in the shield clash against South Australia and clinically sliced apart the Camberwell attack to score a fine century. But it was Prahran's bowlers that set up the win. They had the Magpies on the backfoot early on the first day at 3-36 and never looked back. Luck may have gone against the Magpies early in their innings but apart from a 37 run stand between Justin Lampard, 25, and captain-coach Brendan Drew, 24, their innings never got going.
St.Kilda has placed themselves nicely for the points in their Bartercard Victorian Premier League cricket round seven clash with Casey South Melbourne at the Junction Oval. After a week of in-different weather in Melbourne the toss was crucial and surprisingly Casey skipper Jolyon Leaver invited the home side to bat first. With a bit in the wicket the Saint's bowlers dominated early as Daniel Mueller claimed three to have Casey reeling at 4-39. With their backs to the wall Chris Hall, above, joined Leaver to combine in an 81-run partnership to add some respectability to the score.