Table turned upside down

Lihan Dulshan (Jacob Pattison)316223_07

Tara Murray

The Victorian Turf Cricket Association senior division ladder got turned on its head after the weekend’s results.

Teams were out in warm weather on Saturday and Sunday in two-day matches, with some crucial results in the battle for finals spots and avoiding relegation.

Westmeadows and Keilor were the big winners, with fourth placed Aberfeldie and fifth placed St St Albans both suffering losses.

The Warriors moved into the top four with their win against St Albans.

The Saints were bowled out for just 121 in the 44th over. Lihan Dulshan top scored with 35 as the lower order failed to fire.

The Warriors chased the runs down, with five wickets still in the shed, finishing 9-170 when the game was called off.

Shafraz Mohamed and Akila Isanka took four wickets each for the Saints.

Keilor is now one of three teams six points outside the top four after a hard fought win against Craigieburn.

The Blues made 305 with Reeve Evitts top scoring with 123.

The Eagles made the Blues work hard for the win, bowled out for 281.

Sunshine United is back in the relegation fight after a loss to bottom side, the Druids.

The Druids made 9-258 from its overs on Saturday. Hamza Ali took four wickets for the Tigers.

The Tigers lost early wickets in the run chase to put them on the back foot.

The lower order showed some resistance but it wasn’t enough as they were bowled out for 203.

Buddhika Algewatta and Dilium Weerarathna top scored with 35 apiece at number nine and 10.

The Tigers are two points clear of Craigieburn, which is now bottom.

In the top of the table clash, Deer Park was too strong for Sydenham-Hillside.

The Lions made 323 on day one with Daniel Sartori starring with 168 off 216 balls.

The Storm had some good partnerships early in its innings to give themselves a chance, but their tail didn’t show much resistance as they were bowled out for 208.

The Storm slip to third after Yarraville Club beat Aberfeldie.