Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Southern cricket - week six

Josh Rowlands
AFTER six rounds of the Southern Cricket Association, the all-conquering New Norfolk I is yet to be defeated in a roster match. In one of the best starts to a season for quite some time, the Red Caps are not just defeating sides, they are thumping them and last Saturday's big win over Molesworth I was no exception.

First New Norfolk bundled the visitors out for just 97, thanks to the excellent bowling of young Josh Rowlands who finished with the fine figures of 5 for 31 off 10 overs. From here, New Norfolk scored the necessary runs in just 13.1 overs. This was mainly due to the in-form Stewart Rice who off the back of 100 last week, smashed a quickfire 60 off just 18 balls. Rice belted 5-4s and 6-6s and has now hit 20 sixes in the past two matches.

Bushy Park went close to pulling off its first win of the season, going down to Richmond/Cambridge by three wickets. Danny Mason put on a well-made 56 and Mitch Crosswell 37 to be the best the batsmen for Bushy Park. Captain Troy Smith took 3 for 21 and Nick Fenton also bowled very well with figures of 2 for 13 off 9.2 overs.

The other second grade match between Gretna and Sandford at Sandford was a washout, without a ball being bowled.

In fourth grade Gretna II continued on its winning way, accounting for Derwent by seven wickets. Gretna bowlers Daniel Browning and Peter Jelkic both picked up four wickets while Cody Eyles also did well getting two. Opening batsman Bruce Emery showed his class with a well-made 40. Gretna has a great mix of youth and experience and is doing very well to date under captain Joey Eyles.

In fifth grade Molesworth II had the bye while New Norfolk II v Lindisfarne at Risdon Vale was washed out.

SCORES - SECOND GRADE: New Norfolk I 3 for 98 off 13.1 overs (5 extras) d Molesworth I 10 for 97 off 30.1 overs (13 extras) at Tynwald Park.
New Norfolk batting: Stewart Rice 60 (6-6s, 5-4s), Jake King 16 (3-4s). Molesworth bowling: Brad Coppleman 1-12 (3), Matthew Smith 1-22 (3), Chris Slater 1-22 (2).
Molesworth batting: Brad Coppleman 27 (4-4s), Josh Bomford 19 (1-4, 1-6), Daniel Adams 10. New Norfolk I bowling: Josh Rowlands 5 for 31 (10), Ashley Morgan 2-14 (5.1), Stewart Rice 2-14 (5).

Gretna I v Sandford at Sandford - match washed out.

Richmond/Cambridge 7 for 119 off 44.2 overs (18 extras) d Bushy Park 10 for 118 off 33 overs (12 extras) at Bushy Park Showground.
Bushy Park batting: Danny Mason 56, Mitchell Crosswell 37. Bushy Park bowling: Troy Smith 3-21 (6), Nick Fenton 2-13 (9.2), Mitchell Crosswell 1-12 (6), Dylan Grant 1-26 (10).

FOURTH GRADE: Gretna II 3 for 84 off 19.2 overs (7 extras) d Derwent 10 for 80 off 26.4 overs (27 extras) at Gretna.
Gretna batting: Bruce Emery 40 (4-4s), Dylan Pearce 12 (1-4), Joey Eyles 12no (3-4s), Peter Jelkic 11no (1-4). Gretna bowling: Daniel Browning 4-22 (6.4), Peter Jelkic 4-33 (7), Cody Eyles 2-14 (6).

FIFTH GRADE: New Norfolk II v Lindisfarne at Risdon Vale - match washed out.

Molesworth II had the bye.

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