Tough start continues for Melton

Melton's Conrad Farrugia. (Joe Mastroianni). 307768_05

Tara Murray

Altona got its first win of the Victorian Sub-District Cricket Association north-west season, beating Hoppers Crossing.

The A’s made 5-174 from their 45 overs, before restricting the Cats to 135. The A’s bowlers shared the wickets around.

The Cats are without a win after two rounds.

Werribee suffered a loss to Plenty Valley in a game that went down to the final over.

The Tigers made 9-183 from their 45 overs with Nathan Taylor making 72 not out. Troy Haynes took three wickets for the Bats. The Bats hit the winning runs with two balls to spare, finishing 7-184.

Javed Bolim top scored with 82 for the Bats.

Melton’s tough start to the season continued on Saturday against Ivanhoe.

After losing a thriller to Williamstown in the previous round, the Lions were keen to get on the board on Saturday in the one-day clash.

It was a disappointing day with the bat though for the Lions, bundled out for just 128.

Conrad Farrugia top scored with 34 as just two players scored more than 20.

Ivanhoe was in trouble early, having lost 2-18 but steadied and was able to get the job done easily, winning 6-129.

Joel Mitchener was the only multiple wicket taker for the Lions, taking two wickets.

In other matches, reigning premiers Spotswood continued its winning ways, beating Strathmore.

Unveiling last season’s premiership flag before the game, the Spotswood was able to get the job done with the bat.

Strathmore made 4-206, with the Spotswood chasing the runs down, six wickets down. It finished 6-207.

Yarraville made it two in a row, beating Brunswick. The Eagles made 7-232 before restricting Brunswick to 219.

In other results, Williamstown lost to Preston and Taylors Lakes fell short against Coburg.