Jindivick Black move to top spot
Round four concluded at in blustery conditions with Jindivick Black moving up to top-spot on the ladder.
The Black maintain an unbeaten record after a massive win over Longwarry.
Ellinbank suffered a shock loss to Warragul, dropping them down to second spot, while Jindivick Gold hold onto third spot after a comfortable win over Drouin.
Hallora rounds out the top four after taking the points in a high scoring encounter with Iona.
Black take top spot
Jindivick Black 10/224 def Longwarry 10/89 Having almost taken first innings points on day one of its clash with Longwarry, Jindivick Black has cruised to an easy win over the Crows to move in to top spot on the division four ladder.
Resuming at 5/87 the Jumping Jacks middle and lower order batsmen took the opportunity to spend some time in the middle with an even spread of contributors throughout the day.
Kev Larkman (21 not out overnight) went on to record a classy half-century, top-scoring for the home side with 56, while Shane Hoskins (23) and Aaron Baker (25) played handy cameos.
With the contest already decided the visitor threw the ball around with all 11 players getting a bowl.
Rohail Rafat added another wicket to his day one tally to finish with 3/33.
Nick Pullen chimed in with 3/41 while Bob Thomas (2/28) and Robert Cowan (2/11) were the other multiple wicket takers.
Hallora 7/264 def Iona 10/229 An unbeaten 116-run partnership from brothers Gary and Ross Donoghue has propelled Hallora to an important win over Iona.
Starting day two at 1/52 the Kangas faltered early, losing two quick wickets to be 3/53.
A pair of steadying innings from Jeff Ward (22) and Daniel Sell (21) got the scoreboard ticking over but at 6/100 the home side still had a lot of work to do.
Brayden Notman rose to the challenge, showing experience beyond his years, chipping in with a vital 30 before snicking one through to the keeper.
Now at 7/148 Iona seemed to be in control but Ross Donoghue quickly set about changing that.
Despatching the bowlers to all parts of the ground (10 boundaries), Donoghue raced away to record his maiden half-century, top scoring for the home side with an unbeaten 67.
Meanwhile it was Gary (57*) that anchored the innings, carrying his bat through both days of play to also record his maiden (and very hard earned) half-century.
Muhammad Sohaib (after starring with the bat) was the pick of the bowlers with his marathon 26 overs returning a miserly 4/53.
James Turnbull delivered a tidy spell to finish with 2/32 off 13 overs.
Singh dismantles Eagles
Warragul 10/169 def Ellinbank 10/130 A five-wicket haul from Warragul’s Amandeep Singh has handed the Gulls an unlikely victory over Ellinbank.
Having claimed the key scalp of James Scammell late on day one, Singh struck another major blow when he drew danger man Chris Pallot out of his crease and some handy glove work from Toby Shelton had him back in the pavilion for just 16.
From there the visitor were never able to recover, losing the final six wickets for 29 to be bundled out before tea.
A typically gritty innings from the Eagles Stuart Davis (70) was the only highlight for the batting side on a day that was ruled by the bowlers.
Singh finished with 5/32 off 16 overs (his first five-for since joining Warragul in 2017) and he was well supported by Dan Perrett who claimed an amazing 2/5 off five overs.
Gold ease to victory
Jindivick Gold 10/164 def Drouin 10/113 Jindivick Gold has eased to victory over Drouin despite some stern resistance from the Hawks lower order.
Resuming at 5/41 the home side rallied early on before successive blows from James Maguire left them reeling at 7/61.
An eighth wicket 50-run stand from Sam Perry (38) and Ash Robinson (18) boosted the score to triple figures, (Perry capping off a great all-round performance after snaring 4/44 with the ball on day one).
But it was too little too late for the Hawks as the match drew to an early finish.
Jeremy Hill was the pick of the bowlers with 3/32 (all of which came on day one).
James Maguire finished with 2/30 and Toby Hart chimed in with incredible figures of 2/6 off 5.1 overs.
Ellinbank’s Kayne Cottier misreads this delivery with Warragul wicketkeeper Toby Shelton ready to take the bails off during their match in division four.