Hopeful to the test Will Pucovski warmed up for the next week's race against Sri Lanka with a victorious performance in Victoria's Premier Cricket.
The Pucosvki has not been shown to be in good shape with an unbeaten 82 from 107 deliveries as Melbourne has successfully chased the Northcote total of 251 at Albert Ground for the loss of a single wicket.
Pucovski was nominated on the Australian test team for the two-match test series against Sri Lanka later this month and will also play for CA XI in their game against the Asian nation in Hobart for the week.
Pucovski's shot against Northcote shows great patience, with the twenty-year-old striking six borders and combining well with Meyrick Buchanan for a partnership of 1
Buchanan scored his second unbeaten Premier Cricket season with a superb 121, 25-year-old hitti 12 borders with his unbeaten 154 for Melbourne against Casey-South Melbourne in October.
International Zimbabwe Solomon Mire (100) traveled Northcote with a century of his own, while Victorian pacman Chris Tremain (4-43) collected four wickets for Melbourne.
The best result of the day came from the former Victorian all-rounder Ian Holland, who destroyed 199 not for Ringwood against Frankston Peninsula at AH Butler Oval.
The Netherlands played 17 first-class games for Victoria and Hampshire and proved to be in good hands when he broke 15 flying and eight massive sixes during his 157-ball stay.
The 28-year-old is then back with the ball to take 3-16 with his more than handy mid-tempo to hold off a player of the game in the great Ringwood win.
Other notable performances in Round 10 of the Victoria Premier Cricket included Tim Ludeman 93 for Geelong against Fitzroy Doncaster and an excellent 86 for teenager Jake Fraser-Mc Gurk for Monash Tigers during their one-dayer against Prahran.
Brayden Stepien continued his excellent season with another half century for Carlton, while experienced duo Dean Russ (107) and Travis Dean (68) were among Footscray's tracks at Merv Hughes Oval.
There were also many great scores in the NSW Premier Cricket competition, with the best coming from Blues batter Kurtis Patterson.
Patterson hit 17 four and a sixes quartet during his undefeated 167 for St George against Western Suburbs at Hurstville Oval.
The 25-year-old put 309 for the second wicket with Luke Bartier (133), before the NSW paceman Trent Copeland (2-36) impressed with the ball to ensure St George cruise to victory.
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