It was a good weekend for the Swans, with most sides performing well and setting themselves up for week two of their matches.
After being 3/30 in the First XI, Jared Maxwell and Michael Wallace began the fight, putting on 89 before Maxwell fell for a well constructed 67, placing the Swans 4/119.
They then lost Jordan Wyatt and looked ominous at 5/125 before Devin Pollock strode to the crease to pair up with Wallace.
Wallace and Pollock then posted a record 6th wicket partnership of 161 runs, surpassing Lindsay Hassett and Ken Aldenhaven’s 153 runs in 1946/47.
Wallace went on to make a classy 125 and Pollock fell short of a hundred, posting 83, pushing the Swans to 9/329.
In the seconds, unfortunately they had to bowl on a very flat wicket at Casey Fields, with Camberwell making 2/362dec.
Kyle Van Raay and Blair Clymo were not out at the close of play, with the Swans 0/15.
In the thirds, Evan Allaway and Corey Fraser opened the bowling and they didn’t disappoint.
It was only the season before last they opened the bowling for Gippsland under 14’s at the State Championships, coached by CSMCC’s Lachy Sperling and Devin Pollock.
Both tall left arm bowlers had a big impact on the game with Evan taking 2 for 64 of 16 overs and Corey snaring 4 for 22 of just 8 overs.
Both players will again next Sunday represent Gippsland, this time at the under 16 State Championships at Frankston.
CSMCC appreciates the support given to the boys by their mum’s Kylie (Corey) and Jenny (Evan) in the long drives from Bairnsdale and Korumburra respectively.
The thirds bowled Camberwell out for 218 and in reply, the Swans are 1/14, with Ashley Chandrasinghe the man out.
In the fourths, the club welcomed back Brayden Lambden after a 2-year absence, due to various injuries to play with brother Justin.
The bowlers toiled hard for 64 overs before bowling out Camberwell for 228, sharing the wickets amongst each other.
They were required to bat for 15 overs and came out unscathed, finishing 0/25.
All sides are in good positions to bring home wins this weekend.