Lions, Heights through


Deer Park and Sunshine Heights are through to the next round of the Victorian Turf Cricket Association T20 competition.

Deer Park faced Aberfeldie twice in the space of three days in the Ponsford pool, as part of a best-of-three series after the other team in the pool withdrew.

In the first game the two teams couldn’t be split.

Abers batted first in the clash of the two senior division teams and made 4-174. The Lions had lots of starts throughout the innings and looked on track for victory heading into the final over.

Abers got two run outs to start the final over to turn it back in their favour.

The match came down to the final ball with the Lions needing five for the win. Ricky Suvada managed to get the ball to the boundary to tie the scores.

The Lions finished 5-174.

On Thursday night, the Lions made 9-134 from their overs before restricting Aberfeldie to 99.

Sunshine Heights knocked off the Druids to seal its spot in the next round.

The Wizards batted first making 8-146 with guest player Michael Hay starring with 82 off 53 balls.

Mohsin Abbas took 2-9 off his three overs.

The Heights top order did most of the damage and were cruising at 2-113 before the wickets started to fall.

Heights was able to do enough to win, finishing 6-148. Max Hatzoglou top scored with 61 off 26 balls in an inning which included eight sixes.

Sunshine will have to wait on other results to see if it makes it through to the next round after losing to Maribyrnong Park St Marys on Thursday night.

St Albans beat Burnside Springs United in its first match.

St Albans made 4-145 from its 20 overs

Shohan Rangika took two wickets for Burnside

It was hard work for Burnside which was restricted to 6-66 off its 20 overs.

St Albans will face Melton South Royals in the final Hassett pool game for a spot in the next round, with the Royals having also beaten Burnside.