Premier Cricket: Blues bow out on first innings

CARLTON lost on first innings against Frankston Peninsula in Victorian Premier Cricket.

The Blues were bowled out for 178 on day one of the match and the Heat passed the total just three wickets down, with Matthew Gapes (63 not out) and Matthew Chasemore (43 not out) getting Frankston over the line. Ryan Sidebottom took 2/37 to be the best of the bowlers for Carlton.

North Melbourne fell 29 runs short of an outright victory over Northcote but still managed to take the points in a big win.

Chasing Northcote's 211 for victory the Kangaroos declared at 6/317, passing the total five wickets down. Trent Lawford was unbelievable with the bat, passing 50 in just 15 balls to break the record for fastest North Melbourne half-century. He made 64 not out. He also took 5/51 as they rolled Northcote for 165 in their second innings. North had four overs to make 59 runs and scored 1/30.

Melbourne University took the points against Casey-South Melbourne with a huge second innings.

Chasing 203 University made 8/289, with Mark Simpson making 78, Jarrod Martignago 42 and returned state player Fawad Ahmed 30. Going for outright the Students had the Swans 2/68 when play ended.

Footscray Edgewater's first innings total of 9/342 proved too much for Richmond. The Tigers were bowled out for 226 in reply, with Daniel Sartori's 84 not out the best score. Andrew Delmont also made 44.

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