Seagulls finally fire

Matthew Dervan (Jacob Pattison)372633_04

Tara Murray

Williamstown got the win it was after in the Victorian Sub-District Cricket Association north-west, to get back on even par.

The Seagulls haven’t had the best start to the season, having started 1-2 and having only just got across the line in the match they had won.

On Saturday, the Seagulls had their most complete performance of the season so far to beat local rival Yarraville convincingly.

Seagulls secretary Jordan Doyle said it was a much needed win for the side.

“We were desperate and needed a win being 1-2,” he said. “We had a couple come back in and it was a good win against Yarraville, which is a local rival.

“We’re now back to 2-2 and it kicks start our season.”

The Eagles were bowled out for 158 in the last over after deciding to bat.

Brad Jones top scored with 40 at the top of the order.

Zac Thorne took 4-26 for the Seagulls as eight players got a bowl.

Doyle said on their ground that target was never going to be enough.

“The wicket is good at home and is quick, so par is 220,” he said. “They looked like getting that at one stage as they were 0-70.

“Zac Thorne came on and got a hat-trick and that always helps.”

All the Seagulls top order got starts as they made the runs with ease, finishing 3-161 in the 33 over.

Matthew Dervan top scored with 46 in his first game for the season.

The Seagulls sit in sixth spot and Eagles in eighth after four rounds.

Doyle said they again expected to be among the contenders this season and challenge for the top six.

The side was knocked out of finals in straight set last season and have added some more depth to the group as it looks to go deeper into the season.

“Matt Twentyman has come back into the set up and Zac Thorne was a late recruit,” he said.

“Matt Dervan played his first game on Saturday and we still have a few more to come back into the side, which will help.

There’s another round of one-dayers this Saturday.

In other matches on Saturday, Spotswood lost its first match of the season to St Bernards OC.

It was a tough day for the Woodsmen with both the bat and ball.

After being sent in, the Snowdogs made 6-249 from their overs. Dan Schuppan and Jarrod Martignago took two wickets each.

The Woodsmen were in trouble with the bat early, losing two early wickets. They steadied, but four quick wickets had the side in trouble at 6-86.

The Woodsmen tail failed to fire with the side bowled out for 127 in the 37th over.

Ross Horkings top scored with 38 not out.

The Woodsmen sit in fifth spot.

Altona got its second win of the season, beating Plenty Valley.

The Bats made 7-229 from their overs with Javed Bolim top scored with 62.

Daniel Mackenzie took three wickets for the A’s.

The A’s had a number of contributors with the bat on the way to making 6-232, hitting the winning runs with nine balls remaining.

Mackenzie top scored with 51.