Martin makes the runs, Colts takes the points
SOUTH Portland’s campaign through the Portland and District Cricket Association’s 2018-19 A grade season came to a close on Saturday, defeated by Portland Colts at Henty Park.
The two-day, round 12 fixture began last weekend with Portland Colts setting a total of 5-313 in the blistering heat.
South Portland’s run chase got off to a catastrophic start with the top five batsmen each dismissed for less than double digits.
The wicket of Brodie Jenkins (0) brought South Portland’s Scott Martin to the crease, batting at number six, and in a stellar return to form, Martin managed to resurrect his side’s innings and work his way to terrific century.
Eventually bowled by Matthew Payne as the final wicket of the day, Martin’s score of 103 runs took South Portland from a disastrous 4-22 to an eventual score of 159 from 70 overs – well short of the required runs, but an admirable chase in the face of a huge total.
Martin’s innings featured eight fours and two sixes – one of which came at 95 not out to bring up his century.