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Hampton United will enjoy two wins this weekend after the 2nd XI and 3rd XI took home the points in Round 4 of SECA action. The 1st XI were due to play today, but the weather forecast meant that the match was called off.
Round 4 – G Grade – Hampton United 2nd XI v Omega 4th XI – Sillitoe Reserve
An all-round performance from the 2nd XI delivered an 8-wicket win against Omega’s 4th XI at Sillitoe Reserve.
The 2nd XI were dominant against Omega's 4th XI, restricting them to 9/129 after 51 overs. Marcus Barber was brilliant in both of his spells, taking 3/15 off his 15 overs, including 7 maidens. Matt Smith bowled well and was unlucky not to take a wicket, whilst Andrew Woolston and Josh Crigan bagged a couple of wickets each.
On Day 2, Omega declared overnight, giving Hampton United just 65 overs to chase down the total. With the forecast of heavy rain imminent, United comfortably chased down the total, only losing Steve O’Shea for 29 and Sam Crigan after making a superb 59. Josh Crigan (32*) and Dave Pearce (8*) ensured that United capped off a solid batting performance. United finished the day 2/152 after 31 overs.
After Round 4 of the results, Hampton United are 3rd on the G Grade Ladder with a healthy percentage. United next take on Bentleigh Uniting’s 4th XI at Sillitoe Reserve, who are coming off a loss against East Sandringham.
Round 4 – J Grade – Murrumbeena 1st XI v Hampton United 3rd XI – Caulfield Park Oval 3
It was a high-scoring encounter which resulted in Hampton United chasing down Murrumbeena’s total to win by 7 wickets at Caulfield Park.
Kane Silom was the hero for the 3rd XI with an unbeaten century that carried the visitors to victory. Silom’s century is the first for the club this season!
Murrumbeena were difficult to contain, scoring prolifically. Murrumbeena finished 5/189 after 41 overs at Caulfield Park. Darryl Reed continued his form with the ball with another bag of wickets. Murrumbeena were given another 4 overs to bat, finishing 5/233.
It was going to be a challenging task. Craig Hamiltion and Will Bryne got off to good starts but were unable to go on. Hamilton was trapped lbw for 22, whilst W Byrne was bowled for 16.
Kane Silom and Darryl Reed batted superbly, whilst it was 38 extras that helped carry the 3rd XI to an incredibly run chase. United finished its 45 oversd 3/235.
Despite the impressive win, Hampton United are 9th on the J Grade ladder, only behind Murrumbeena on percentage. United take on East Sandringham 6th XI at the Destructor Site. East Sandringham defeated Highett West in the previous round.
The 1st XI will likely go to 2nd on the E Grade ladder on points. They take on Elwood’s 3rd XI at Elwood Park next round. Elwood are coming off a win over East Bentleigh Central.