Around the grounds in Melton and Moorabool



Melton’s Ameir Major has been named in the under-18 women’s country team for the upcoming national basketball championships. Major was named in the 12 player squad that will compete in the tournament in Queensland in April.


Bacchus Marsh suffered a rare loss in the Bowls Victoria weekend pennant, division 2, section 1. Facing Keilor, Bacchus lost 84 (16)-74 (2). Glen Sargent was the only winning skip for Bacchus, winning 25-13. Bacchus remains on top of the ladder. In division 2, section 2, Melton was too good for Essendon 2, winning 90 (18)-62 (0). Melton remains on top of the ladder having been the standout team so far this season.


Diggers Rest Bulla is again on the back foot in the Gisborne and District Cricket Association McIntyre Cup. The Burras won the toss and decided to bat. They were bowled out for 159 in the 55th over. Tristan Krizanic top scored with 33. Woodend got off to a good start with the bat and will resume at 2-77. In the Johnstone Shield, Aintree is on top against Riddell having made 364. Ali Asghar top scored with 109, while Jashanpreet Singh made 97.


It was a mixed Saturday for the North West Titans women’s sides on Saturday in Baseball Victoria metro north-west competition. The Titans Black team had a 0-0 draw with Preston, while the Orange team had a big 15-2 win against Mitchell Majors. The Orange team sits in eighth spot, while the Black team is bottom.