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Moama’s Todd Murphy takes 6-12

By Alex Mitchell

Moama marvel Todd Murphy produced the best bowling spell of his life to reaffirm his reputation as one of Australia's brightest young prospects in the weekend's Victorian Premier Cricket.

The Australian under-19 representative spun St Kilda to an easy victory in a one-day match against Kingston Hawthorn, taking an almost unthinkable 6-12 off 9.5 as the Saints rolled their opposition for a mere 82.

The Saints tracked that target down down in 19 overs, but it really was not about the team, but rather all about Murphy and the third five-wicket haul of his first-grade career, although the 6-12 was comfortably his best ever figures.

Murphy now has 23 wickets at 16.8 for the season, form that has had him included in Victoria's Second XI squad for next week's match against Western Australia.

In other first-grade tidbits, Katandra's Daniel Sartori chipped in with a baker's dozen for Footscray in a 29-run win against Fitzroy Doncaster, while Josh McDonald (Karramomus) and Tyler and Josh Larkin (Central Park-St Brendan's) were part of a batting collapse for Geelong against the Monash Tigers, scoring 12, seven and one respectively.

Second-grade play had Karramomus’ Andrew Poppa chip in with a team-high 34 runs as Carlton was rolled for 110 by Prahran, a target that was reached inside 26 overs.

And Brayden Tracey had himself a bit of fun in Carlton's fourth-grade side, smacking 63 off 86 balls as the Blues made 7-174.

It came in a big win for the side, as it rifled through Prahran in 13.3 overs for a 130-run win.

And Moama's Chloe Rafferty led the way with the pill for Essendon Maribyrnong Park against Dandenong, taking 3-20 in a sensational spell.

She also made nine runs with the bat as her side sealed a four-wicket win.