Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Southern cricket latest

Dylan Pearce, Josh Walsh and Mitchell Rice
NEW Norfolk I opener Rohan Heron scored a mammoth 166 not out in his team's big win over Derwent at Tynwald Park on the weekend. Heron has been in good form of late and batted for the entire innings of 50 overs. He shared two staggering partnerships, starting with a 197-run opening stand with the in-form Jake King and later scoring 106 runs with Stewart Rice. Heron's innings is the highest so far this season and it will take some beating. Rice and King, who are both batting well this season, made 89 and 60 respectively. Jamie Maddox remained 14 not out and also bowled very well, restricting Derwent to 10 for 229.

The New Norfolk bowlers were again on target. Maddox took 4 for 32 off his 10 overs while Ashley Morgan claimed 3 for 29. Josh Dykes picked up 2 and Stewart Rice capped off the day taking 1. This is a huge win for the Red Caps who are in some excellent form and I notice that Mathew Smith had a run in the team. If he can produce the great cricket that he is capable of, then New Norfolk will be even harder to beat.

New Norfolk II capped off a great weekend on Sunday with a 9-wicket win over Molesworth II at Boyer Oval. The win was mainly due to the superb bowling of Josh Walsh who took 6 for 45. Walsh skittled through the Molesworth batsmen who were dismissed for 111. New player Chris Pearce picked up two wickets while up-and-comer Mitchell Rice took 2 for 24. Of the Molesworth openers, Dean King did well making 34, while Mathew Hay again did well for his team with 28. In reply New Norfolk II had little trouble reaching the target, losing just the one wicket. David Maddox scored 56 while Leigh Berry remained 25 not out as did wicket-keeper and opening batsman Dylan Pearce with 23no.

Bushy Park sure are making a habit of keeping the opposition to very low score of late. This time they cleaned up McRobies Gully for just 52 runs. The Bushy bowling attack sure have been on fire. The Grant brothers Trent and Dylan were very miserly, with Trent taking 3 for 9 and Dylan 3 for 10. Mitch Crosswell was just as good with 2 for 9 and Troy Smith who has slipped back into the team well after about five years off took 2 for 21. In reply Bushy had no trouble in scoring the runs finishing 1 for 55 off just 6.1 overs. Mitchell Crosswell made 26no and Geoff Crosswell made 16no.

Molesworth I had the closest match of the weekend when they tied with Richmond/Cambridge at Richmond. The home team won the toss and elected to bat, making the modest total of 10 for 167 with brothers Daniel and Brad Coppleman being the main wicket takers with three  each. In reply Molesworth made 9 for 167 off their 50 overs. In the dying stages they were 9 for 145 with still 22 needed. New player Aaron Triffitt and Ricky Neads batted well together to give the team a chance of victory, but it wasn't to be. Following last week's report I have been informed that it is just Molesworth's junior teams that are called the Stars.

In the other second grade match, Gretna I easily accounted for the Montagu Bay Sharks at Geilston Bay on Saturday with a six wicket win. The Sharks won the toss and elected to bat, making 10 for 152. The opening bowlers for Gretna, Corey Ransley and Aaron Maddox, did well picking up three wickets each. In reply Gretna took little time in accounting for the runs, finishing 4 for 153 off just 20.3 overs. Mathew Burns has batted well for his team so far this season and made 77. His innings includes  eight 4s and three 6s. Glenn Blackwell made a quickfire 55 not out. He hit eight 4s in his time at the crease and also got three catches for the day in his usual role as keeper. Jackson Ackerly also made quick work of it, scoring 12no with two 6s.

Gretna II suffered their first loss since round two, easily beaten by 210 runs by Hobart at Risdon Vale. Hobart won the toss and batted first, hitting up the big score of 9 for 326. Adam Browning was the main wicket taker for Gretna with three while captain Todd Jarvis and Josh Farrow got two each. In reply Gretna was never in the hunt, bowled out for 116. Nick Wakefield made 35 while young Josh Farrow made 24 including two 4s. Brad Prentice made 16 and Jordan Hastie 10. It was great to see Josh Farrow and Nathan Eyles play their first senior matches. Josh is a fourth generation player at Gretna and did really well with both bat and ball and also got a run out. Nathan made the first 100 for the Gretna juniors a few weeks back and has a lot of talent. His Dad and brother both play with Gretna II.

SCORES - SECOND GRADE: New Norfolk I - 5 for 369 off 50 overs (22 extras) d Derwent 10 for 229 off 49.2 overs (32 extras) at Tynwald Park. New Norfolk batting: Rohan Heron 166no, Stewart Rice 89, Jake King 60, Jamie Maddox 14no. New Norfolk bowling: Jamie Maddox 4-32 (10), Ashley Morgan 3-29 (7), Josh Dykes 2-37 (8), Stewart Rice 1-20 (5.2).

Gretna I 4 for 153 off 20.3 overs (7 extras) d Montagu Bay Sharks 10 for 152 off 43.1 overs at Geilston Bay. Gretna batting: Mathew Burns 77 (eight 4s, three 6s), Glenn Blackwell 55 (eight 4s), Jackson Ackerly 12 (two 6s). Gretna bowling: Corey Ransley 3-24 (10), Aaron Maddox 3-31 (9), Mathew Burns 2-25 (7.1), Craig Cunningham 1-16 (9), Peter Jelkic 1-33 (4).

Molesworth I - 9 for 167 off 50 overs (33 extras) tied with Richmond/Cambridge 10 for 167 off 44.4 overs (35 extras) at Richmond. Molesworth batting: Brad Coppleman 44, Nick Piuselli 17, Aaron Triffitt 15no, Jye County 15, S. Evans 12, Ricky Neads 4no. Molesworth bowling: Daniel Coppleman 3-25 (8), Brad Coppleman 3-36 (9.4), Aaron Triffitt 2-25 (5), Brad Ransley 1-14 (7), Brad Kemmler 1-25 (6).

FOURTH GRADE: Hobart 9 for 326 off 50 overs (54 extras) d Gretna II 10 for 116 off 28.1 overs (10 extras) at Risdon Vale. Gretna batting: Nick Wakefield 35 (three 4s), Joshua Farrow 24 (four 4s), Brad Prentice 16 (two 4s), Jordan Hastie 10 (one 4). Gretna bowling: Adam Browning 3-63 (10), Joshua Farrow 2-32 (5), Todd Jarvis 2-42 (8), Cody Eyles 1-50 (8).

Bushy Park 1 for 55 off 6.1 overs (7 extras) d McRobies Gully at Bushy Park Showgrounds. Bushy Park batting: Mitchell Crosswell 26no, Geoff Crosswell 16no. Bushy Park bowling: Trent Grant 3-9 (4.2), Dylan grant 3-10 (5), Mitchell Crosswell 2-9 (6), Troy Smith 2-21 (6).

FIFTH GRADE: New Norfolk II 1 for 112 off 24.1 overs (8 extras) d Molesworth II 10 for 111 off 26 overs (16 extras) at Boyer Oval. New Norfolk II batting: David Maddox 56, Leigh Berry 25, Dylan Pearce 23. Molesworth bowling: Shannon Long 1-24 (4). Molesworth batting:Dean King 34, Mathew Hay 28, D. Williams 11, Nathan Eiszele 10. New Norfolk bowling:Josh Walsh 6-45 (9), Chris Pearce 2-24 (8), Mitchell Rice 1-24 (4).

Next games, Round 7
All matches start at 10.30am

SECOND GRADE - Sunday: Gretna I v Molesworth I at Boyer Oval; New Norfolk I v Bagdad at Bagdad. FOURTH GRADE - Saturday: Gretna II v McRobies Gully at Gretna; Bushy Park v Marquis Tigers at Bushy Park Showgrounds.
FIFTH GRADE - Saturday: New Norfolk II v Wellington at Tynwald Park; Molesworth II v Rokeby at Boyer Oval.

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