Former Central Park-St Brendan’s star Hamish Winter-Irving played an important role in guiding Footscray home on Saturday.
The Bulldogs all-rounder smashed an unbeaten 14 as Footscray defeated Ringwood by four wickets with seven balls to spare.
Ringwood batted cautiously first after winning the toss, making 2-240 from its 50 overs with Winter-Irving taking the wicket of Ian Holland for 102.
At Northcote, Katandra product Daniel Sartori led Monash Tigers to a crucial three-wicket win.
Northcote was all-out for 233 batting first, with the Tigers getting home with eight balls to spare as Sartori hit a valuable 29 at the top of the order.
Former Karramomus player Josh McDonald topped a great weekend for Goulburn Valley male exports in first grade, with his Geelong team comfortable five-wicket victors over Melbourne University.
The Uni was restricted to only 9-196 from their 50 overs, while McDonald was dismissed for three in the chase as Geelong finished on 5-197.
Northerners ace Teagan Brett continues to take strides for Prahran in the women’s first grade, making 13 at No.6 in a 35-run loss to Essendon Maribyrnong Park on Sunday.
In second grade, former Central Park-St Brendan’s gun Tyler Larkin captained Geelong to a close loss against Melbourne University.
Larkin won the toss and batted first, as he got to 12 before he was bowled in Geelong’s score of 8-220.
Melbourne Uni worked hard for the win, but passed Geelong’s score with an over in hand.
Two other former Tigers took part in Carlton’s third grade team that secured a two-wicket win against Northcote.
Tom Chalkley was in fine form with 1-27 before backing it up with a vital 22 in the chase.
Opening batsman Brayden Tracey was out for one early in Carlton’s innings of 8-192.