IN a replay of the Southern Cricket League grand final, Notting Hill Brandon Park avenged its loss against Mt Waverley Catholics in the opening round of the Menzies Shield competition on Saturday.
In other games, Glen Waverley’s Leigh Murphy returned the only century with 137 against St James Malvern Valley.
His side also recorded the highest team total for the competition with 5-252 and cruised to a first-innings win.
Trinity, another of last season’s finalists, easily accounted for Oakleigh District Footballers, whose return to the league’s top grade was less than auspicious.
The footballers’ batting collapsed and they were all out for 72, with their opponents recording a 90-run victory.
Menzies Shield: Toorak-Prahran 5-146 (M Clayton 46no) d Chadstone Harlequin 8-141 (W. Fuller 3-22), Glen Waverley 5-252 (L Murphy 137, R Ferdinands 36) d St James Malvern Valley 4-137 (J Dalwood 65, N Monaghan 35), Mt Waverley Uniting 3-224 d Glen Waverley Cougars 128 (M Muttiah 35), Cavaliers 9-137 d Monash 4-136 Notting Hill Brandon Park 6-133 (J Blandford 46, A Maxworthy 39) d Mt Waverley Catholics 8-129 (A Barake 43, C Marshall 3-16), Trinity 9-162 d Oakleigh District Footballers 72.
Mackay Shield Grade: Cavaliers 7-186 (W Vandergert 45, J Kanahara 35no, N Vandergert 30no, J Brown 3-12) d Glen Waverley 153 (J Bourke 78, S Kanahara 3-55), Mt Waverley Uniting 8-101 d CUCC Kings 79, Chadstone Harlequin 6-160 (R Richards 43, A Higgins 41, D Rebeiro 34) d Notting Hill Brandon Park 6-154 (N Pratt 66no, M Surman 30, J Reynolds 3-40), Salesian Old Boys 3-152 d St Pauls Glen Waverley 4-147 (J Attwood 60).
3rd Grade: St James Malvern Valley 8-151 (D Stewart 85, S Kerr 4-38) d Glen Waverley 9-135 (D Siakoulis 30, M Bright 3-4) St Johns Elsternwick 1-115 (D Logan 85no) d Glen Waverley Cougars 110 (J Hare 4-6), Mt Waverley Catholics 124 (M Johnson 3-8, S Rutherford 3-21) d St Pauls Glen Waverley 6-119 (R Johnson 38), Toorak-Prahran 1-111 (N Gumley 41no, D Richards 40no) d St Andrews Gardiner 100 (G Chamberlain 31, J Smith 4-12, N Coburn 3-15).