Melton settles for a draw against Mt Waverley

Melton's Dilshan Kanchana. Picture Shawn Smits.

By Tara Murray

Melton had to settle for a draw after a rain-affected match against Mt Waverley in the Victorian Sub-District Cricket Association east-west on Saturday.

In the end, the draw was a good result for the Lions, who were staring down the path of defeat.

After a poor day one, the Lions had a big task to bowl Mt Waverley out cheaply.

The Lions made just 136 on day one, with just two players scoring double figures. Mt Waverley resumed at 1-3, needing 134 on day two for victory.

There wasn’t much action on day two, with rain causing players to come on and off the ground for a second straight week.

Mt Waverley looked on track for victory at 3-60 off just 30 overs.

But that would be the final score, with the game ending in a draw.

Melton’s Brad Jones. Picture Shawn Smits.

PHOTO GALLERY: Melton vs Mt Waverley 

Of the seven matches played in the east-west competition, four of them ended in weather affected draws.

In the finished games, Williamstown came up with the win against Box Hill, Altona won a high-scoring match against Endeavour Hills and Noble Park was easily accounted for by Yarraville.

Melton is again at home this week, facing Box Hill in a one-dayer.

Melton’s second side beat Mt Waverley. The Lions made 4-193 in reply to Mt Waverley’s 187. Their third XI lost to Altona. Chasing 7-206, the Lions were bowled out for 138. The fourth XI’s match ended in a draw.