Round 2 results
IN a very close game at Tynwald Park on Saturday, Molesworth I recorded their second win in as many matches by defeating New Norfolk I by three wickets. Opening batsman Nick Piuselli led the way for Molesworth in their pursuit of New Norfolk's total of 8 for 247 with a well made 74 runs. Piuselli struck 8 fours and 2 sixes during his innings and even a hit to the head from a miss-timed hook shot off the bowling of Josh Rowlands didn't stop him. Brad Coppleman gave great support with 44 runs as did Ben Eyles with 36.
In the dying stages of the game, 15-year-old Daniel Coppleman showed great control with the bat making 24 runs and sharing a 44-run partnership with the big hitting Shannon Long. Coppleman's cool head was just what the team needed and mention must also go to Brad Ransley who held his own in the middle order.
Rohan Heron was the best of the New Norfolk bowlers taking 3 for 46. After winning the toss and batting first New Norfolk gave themselves every change of winning with opener Jake King batting superbly to make a fine 87 with boundaries going to all parts of the ground. Ashely Morgan also batted well, making an excellent 58, but New Norfolk's total wasn't enough. Dean King who is back in the Molesworth team bowled very well with figures of 3 for 18 off six overs.
Molesworth II made it a double for the club, winning their match against Sorell at Boyer Oval. Molesworth had first hit after being sent in, making 8 for 172 off 50 overs. The winning total was put together by the old hands Martyn Evans with a fine 46 which include four well struck boundaries and Ricky Neads who hadn't played for nearly 20 years and made 25 not out as the pair shared a 76-run partnership. Dion Hay 24 and C. Hay also helped build the innings for Molesworth. In reply Sorell got very close, but couldn't finish the job before being bowled out for 165. Dion Hay was the best of the Molesworth bowlers taking 3 for 30 with Martyn Evans also capping off a good day taking 2 for 22. A special mention goes to first-time wicketkeeper Tyson Gray who kept well all day, taking four catches.
They say cricket is a great leveller and this couldn't be truer for Gretna I in their match against Rokeby at Clarendon Vale. After winning by 125 runs last week, Gretna came crashing back to earth, losing by 297 runs. The home side won the toss and elected to bat, posting the massive total of 8 for 365 off their 50 overs. Cameron Emery was the pick of the Gretna bowlers with three wickets. In reply Gretna were never in the hunt, bowled out for 68 with last week's run-maker Damien Hack top scoring with 23. The only other double figures came from Mathew Burns with 12. Gretna's day started badly when captain Ben Rainbird did a hamstring in the field while Brad Prentice injured his knee. Both were unable to bat which made Rokeby's total all that bit harder to match. On a brighter note, congratulations to Mathew Burns for playing his 200th game for Gretna I.
On Sunday things didn't get any better when Gretna II played Marquis Tigers on the small Lansdowne ground. Gretna won the toss and elected to bat, making the good score of 7 for 221 with captain Todd Jarvis top-scoring with a well-made 38. In reply the Tigers were in trouble at 4 for 25, but a mammoth partnership of 179 got them back on track, reaching Gretna's total in the 36th over with D. Donnelly making 157 not out for the home team. Veteran Bruce Emery was the best of the Gretna's bowlers taking 4 for 13 off 10 overs. It wasnt a good day for Gretna's Sam Kirkwood who was literally hit for six when he was hit for 37 in one over by D. Donnelly scorting 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, a wide and another 6. His figures ended at 0-57 off two overs.
Knights comfortably defeated Bushy Park at Cosgrove. The Knights won the toss and sent Bushy into bat, making 155 off 42.5 overs. Openers Shaun and Nick Fenton got their team of to a good start with an opening stand of 48. Danny Mason top scored with 53 and put on a good stand of 44 with Dylan Grant, but things fell away from here with Bushy Park losing their last six wickets for 52 runs. In reply the Knights made 4 for 158 off 28.4 overs. Of the bowlers for Bushy Park, G. Crosswell was the main wicket taker with 2 for 24.
New Norfolk II were easily defeated by Lindisfarne at Cambridge Oval on Saturday. New Norfolk were sent into bat making the small total of 80 with Jamie Hill top scoring with 26. In reply Lindisfarne lost four wickets in the run chase with Josh Walsh snaring two wickets to be the best of the New Norfolk bowlers.
Results - 2nd Grade: Molesworth I 7-248 off 49 overs (19 extras) d New Norfolk I 8 for 247 off 50 overs (31 extras). Molesworth - batting: Nick Piuselli 74 (8 fours, 2 sixes), Brad Coppleman 44 (5 fours), Ben Eyles 36 (3 fours, 2 sixes), Daniel Coppleman 24no (2 fours), Shannon Long 20 (2 fours, 1 six), Ricky Martin 17 (2 fours, 1 six), Brad Ransley 11 (2 fours). New Norfolk - bowling: Rohan Heron 3-46 (10), Josh Rowlands 2-51 (10), Jamie Maddox 1-34 (7), Josh Dykes 1-64 (10). New Norfolk - batting: Jake King 87, Ashley Morgan 58, Stewart Rice 30, Rohan Heron 17, Glen Williams 11, Richard Munning 10no. Molesworth - bowling: Dean King 3-18 (6), M. Siely 3-61 (10), Tim Nichols 1-21 (9), Brad Kemmler 1-26 (7).
Rokeby 8-365 off 50 overs (23 extras) d Gretna I 8 for 68 off 18.1 overs (10 extras). Gretna - batting: Damien Hack 23 (4 fours), Mathew Burns 12 (3 fours). Gretna - bowling: Cameron Emery 3-74 (7), Darren Lennox 2-59 (10), Josh Bomford 1-15 (3), Peter Jelkic 1-53 (8), Mathew Burns 1-67 (9).
4th Grade: Marquis Tigers 6-224 off 35.1 overs (21 extras) d Gretna II 7-221 off 50 overs (34 extras). Gretna - batting: Todd Jarvis 38 (3 fours, 1 six), Jordan Hastie 33 (2 fours, 1 six), Tom Allcock 32 (2 fours), Brian Smith 25 (4 fours), Nick Wakefield 22 (3 fours, 1 six), Bruce Emery 17 (2 fours). Gretna - bowling: Bruce Emery 4-13 (10), Corey Ransley 1-52 (10).
Knights 4-158 off 28.4 overs (26 extras) d Bushy Park 10-155 off 42.5 overs (10 extras). Bushy Park - batting: Danny Mason 53, Nick Fenton 26, Shaun Fenton 18, Dylan Grant 15, G. Crosswell 13. Bushy Park - bowling: G. Crosswell 2-24 (1.4), Mitch Crosswell 1-16 off (5), Trent Grant 1-35 (6).
5th Grade: Molesworth II 8-172 off 50 overs (39 extras) d Sorell 10-165 off 41.5 overs(19 extras). Molesworth - batting: Martyn Evans 46 (4 fours), Ricky Neads 25no, Dion Hay 24 (4 fours), C. Hay 21 (2 fours). Molesworth - bowling: Dion Hay 3-30 (8.3), Martyn Evans 2-22 (10), Cody Neads 2-39 (10), Paul Reed 2-41 (6.5), Simon Evans 1-7 (1.3). Lindisfarne 4-83 off 29 overs (15 extras) d New Norfolk II 10-80 off 29.1 overs (14 extras). New Norfolk - batting: Jamie Hill 26, Josh Walsh 14. New Norfolk - bowling: Josh Walsh 2-19 (10), Jon Murray 1-14 (3), Jamie hill 1-15 (10).
2nd grade- Saturday
New Norfolk I v Richmond/Cambridge at Richmond.
Molesworth I v Rokeby Wanderers at Boyer Oval.
Gretna I v Bagdad at Gretna.
4th grade - Saturday
Gretna II v St Aidans at Tynwald Park.
Bushy Park v MacKillop Belta's at Bushy Park.
5th grade - Sunday
Molesworth II v Risdon Vale at Risdon Vale.
New Norfolk II v Sorell at Sorell No.1.