THREE Grassmere Cricket Association batsmen made centuries on Saturday.
Grassmere big hitter Braden Hotker, Wangoom captain Brett Tory and Yambuk veteran Steve Gleeson all hit triple figures in round two.
Hotker destroyed Mailors Flat, belting 124 as the Meerkats posted a commanding 7-275 on their way to a 113-run win.
The number three bat, who hit six sixes and 11 fours, put on a 129-run fourth-wicket partnership with Paul Kelson (42 runs).
Tim Keogh made a quick-fire 38 coming in at number five, blasting three sixes and four fours.
Meerkat Craig Spikin took 4-3 off 5.5 overs as the Jets were restricted to 162 in reply.
Hotker, 21, said his ton was an emphatic response after he put in a “shocking” round one performance.
“The way I hit it yesterday, I haven’t really done that before,” he said.
“We knew it was a must-win game and the team performed well. We had a good innings with the bat.”
Hotker praised Spikin and Chris Lenehan, who took 3-23, for their bowling efforts.
Wangoom suffered a nine-wicket loss to reigning premier Panmure despite Tory’s efforts.
The opener hit 113, including four sixes and eight fours to help the Roosters to 6-184.
Panmure had little trouble in reply, with James McKinnon (61 not out), Paul Rea (73) and Chris Bant (45 not out) steering it home.
Reigning association cricketer of the year Steve Gleeson carved 101 in Yambuk’s 176-run belting of Purnim.
The Buks opener worked the ball around, hitting 15 fours.
Gleeson and Ben Julius, who hit five sixes on his way to 87, teamed up for a 155-run opening stand.
Yambuk made 2-243 and bundled Purnim out for 67.
Kevin McElgunn did the damage with the ball, taking 5-20 off seven overs.
Hawkesdale’s Murray Habel made 80 in the Cats’ 27-run win against Killarney.
Habel and Josh Julius (48 runs) helped Hawkesdale to a match-winning 4-207.
Joel Henry was the biggest contributor to the Crabs’ 6-180 in reply, making 63 before he was run out.