SDCL: Top teams gear up for finals campaign

WITH just one home-and-away fixture to be played, the top four sides in SDCL Menzies Shield consolidated their positions with strong wins in round 10 of the competition.

Toorak-Prahran continues to occupy first position after a first-innings victory against Chadstone Harlequin. Harlequin was unable to defend its substantial first-innings score in its loss against top-placed Toorak-Prahran.

Chasing 9-328, the Trak lost seven wickets before achieving a first innings victory with Neil Gumley top-scoring with 112.

Other useful contributions came from Oscar Jenkins (75) and Jeremy Skiba (57).

Defending premiers Cavaliers move into second position after an outright win over St Paul's Glen Waverley. St Paul's batting let it down for the second time in the match, failing to achieve three-figure scores in either of its stints at the crease.

Mt Waverley Uniting, chasing an outright win, nearly lost outright against eighth-placed Notting Hill Brandon Park. Glen Waverley hangs on to fourth spot with a victory over St James Malvern Valley in a low-scoring match.

MENZIES SHIELD

Cavaliers 2-115 dec. and 6-66 d St Paul's Glen Waverley 79 and 96 (J Fernando 5-29, K Boustead 3-15). Mt. Waverley Catholics 5-265 dec. d Salesian Old Boys 192 and 7-124. Toorak-Prahran 7-329 (N Gumley 112, O Jenkins 75, J Skiba 57, J Sansom 34no) d Chadstone Harlequin 9-328. Mt Waverley Uniting 3-82 dec and 8-61 (J De Wet 5-27) d Notting Hill Brandon Park 74 and 5-177 dec (C Baldwin 45, D Dart 43, A Maxworthy 39). Glen Waverley 127 d St James Malvern Valley 106 (J McHugh-Cullen 51, D Sheean 3-25).

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