SCL: Cavaliers find the sweet spot

REIGNING premiers Cavaliers went on a run feast against Mt Waverley Catholics on the first day of round 9 in the SCL Menzies Shield.

Losing only five wickets, the third-placed Cavaliers amassed a mammoth 5-427 with Matthew Chelvararatnam top-scoring with 128 and Angelo Fonseka contributing 126 not out.

Mt Waverley Catholics, fifth on the ladder, could find its finals hopes all but all dissipated.

Perennial finalists Glen Waverley suffered a rare batting collapse with its opponent and competition leader Toorak-Prahran having already taken first innings points.

The Glen had no answer to Tim Gobbo's bowling as he finished with 5-43.

Notting Hill Brandon Park's batsmen had a rare day out, scoring 313 against Chadstone Harlequin.

A victory to the combine will go a long way to ensuring it remains in the Menzies Shield section following its less than successful 2012-2013 campaign.

Menzies Shield: Salesian Old Boys 173 (C Herft 62, E Maillard 43, S Rind 39, B Waas 4-29, T Talbot 3-42) v St Paul's Glen Waverley 2-61 (Bennett 30), Mt Waverley Catholics v Cavaliers 5-427 (M Chelvaratnam 128, A Fonseka 126no, D Ferdinands 62, N Warnakula 31) Chadstone Harlequin 0-2 v Notting Hill Brandon Park 313 (C Baldwin 104, P Gurr 86, J Stanton 5-71), Mt Waverley Uniting 222 (G Woodhead 64, M O'Donoghue 53, B. Dix 35no) v St James Malvern Valley 0-4, Toorak-Prahran 5-122 (N Gumley 33, D Richards 32no) v Glen Waverley 111 (M Day 57, T Gobbo 5-43). Mackay Shield: St John's Elsternwick 210 (D O'Connor 54, A Mithaiwala 37, S Sharma 33, B Dussanaya 3-7) v CUCC Kings, Monash v Glen Waverley Cougars 316 (Henderson 96, Baird 65, MacGregor 54, A Celle 32, R Sliwinski 4-77, K Benjamin 3-46), Glen Waverley 247 v Oakleigh District Footballers 0-10, Notting Hill Brandon Park 106 v Toorak-Prahran 7-125, St James Malvern Valley 0-8 v East Oakleigh 232 (R Ekanayake 58, A Mamalis 41, A Stoddart 4-39). 

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