Falcons lose top

Shiran Rajakaruna (Ljubica Vrankovic)

Caroline Springs has lost top spot in the Victorian Turf Cricket Association Roy Picone Shield after losing its top of the table clash with the Williamstown Imperials.

Playing on Saturday and Sunday, it was the Imperials that got the boost heading into the pointy end of the season.

After winning the toss and deciding to bat, the Imperials made 159, bowled out in the 55th over.

Tom Burton top scored with 62.

Gavin McCallum was the pick of the bowlers for the Falcons, taking 5-32 off 14 overs, including five maidens.

The Falcons lost two early wickets to be in trouble at 2-12.

The Falcons were then able to put together a small partnership, but that soon came to an end. The Falcons went from 3-63 to all out for 102.

Skipper Shiran Rajakaruna top scored with 28 as just three players reached double figures.

The Imperials now sit on top of the ladder, two points clear of the Falcons with two rounds remaining.

In senior division, Sydenham-Hillside has slipped outside the top two after falling to Deer Park in a top of the table clash.

The Lions made 323 on day one with Daniel Sartori starring with 168 off 216 balls.

The Storm had some good partnerships early in its innings to give themselves a chance, but their tail didn’t show much resistance as they were bowled out for 208.

Gayashan Weerasekara and Ishan Peiris top scored with 51 apiece.

The Storm slip to third after Yarraville Club beat Aberfeldie.