Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Southern cricket

Adam Browning
THANKS to an unbeaten 131 from Leigh Berry, New Norfolk II recorded a 189-run win over a hapless Richmond/Cambridge at Richmond in fifth grade cricket last weekend. Berry opened the batting and hit 16 fours in his innings, sharing an 84-run partnership with fellow opener and captain Stephen Nichols. Berry batted through the innings of 50 overs, setting up the big total of 285. In reply Richmond/Cambridge was no match for the Red Caps bowlers with Jamie Hill 4-8 and Brad Kemmler 4-29 skittling the home side for just 96. Nathan Rice and Adam Nossiter chipped in with a wicket each.

In other matches, Molesworth I chased down Derwent's total of 216 to win by four wickets. Nathan Eiszele and Jamie Adams both made 50s while Dean King bowled well for his first match in second grade, taking three wickets. Nathan Eiszele capped off a good day taking two.

Molesworth II defeated Sorell by 148 runs. Brayden Chaplin 74 and Cody Neads 60 really showed the opposition how to bat in what is becoming a regular occurrence for this team. Josh Ransley got the call up and really showed his capabilities by snaring four wickets.

New Norfolk I got back on the winners, easily accounting for Bushy Park by nine wickets. After missing last week's match, Red Cap all-rounder Stewart Rice firstly ripped through the Bushy Park batsmen taking 5-23 and then opened the batting with his eldest son Mitchell. The pair put on an opening stand of 81, with Stewart making 59 with 46 coming in boundaries and Mitchell remained 23 not out with three 4s. Richard Graham remained 32no. For Bushy, Mitch Crosswell did well making 33 while Nathan Grant was the only wicket taker. Well done to 13-year-old Cody Morgan on playing his first senior match for the club. He also plays with the Under 13s and is doing very well.

In his 50th match for Gretna II, stand-in captain Adam Browning led his team to victory, bowling extremely well and skittling through the Marquis batsmen to finish with figures of 6-18 off 10 overs. The Tigers were bowled out for 79 in 34 overs. Browning was well supported by Brock Nichols who did a great job keeping the pressure on at the other end as did Matthew and Cody Eyles. In reply Gretna had no trouble reaching the small total with openers Bruce Emery 32no and Dylan Pearce 25no getting the job done with no fuss.

In second grade, Gretna I recorded a three-wicket win over Montagu Bay at Gretna on Saturday. Montagu Bay had first hit and was bowled out for 183. This was thanks to a good bowling spell from debutant Daniel Browning who took 4 for 50 off 10 overs. Spinner Craig Cunningham continues to pick up wickets each week, bagging two this time. In reply Gretna reached the visitors' total with 20.2 overs to spare. In his 200th for Gretna I, Ben Rainbird came in down the order and made a very good 50no while Mathew Burns made 39.

SCORES - SECOND GRADE: New Norfolk I 1 for 120 off 16 overs (6 extras) d Bushy Park 10 for 118 off 33.5 overs ( 8 extras) at Tynwald Park. New Norfolk I batting: Stewart Rice 59 (10x4s, 1x6), Richard Graham 32no (2x4s, 3x6s), Mitchell Rice 23no (3x4s). Bushy Park bowling: Nathan Grant 1-51 (7). Bushy Park batting: Mitch Crosswell 33, Nathan Grant 21, Dylan Grant 14, Shaun Fenton 13, Danny Mason 11. New Norfolk I bowling: Stewart Rice 5-23 (8.5), Josh Rowlands 2-26 (9), Josh Dykes 2-34 (8), Jake King 1-34 (8).

Gretna I 7 for 184 off 29.4 (24 extras) at d Montagu Bay 10 for 183 off 49.3 overs (17 extras) at Gretna. Gretna I batting: Ben Rainbird 50no (4x4s, 1x6), Matthew Burns 39 (4x4s, 2x6s), Aaron Maddox 26 (4x4s), Glenn Blackwell 21 (3x4s), Damien Hack 19 (2x4s). Gretna I bowling: Daniel Browning 4-50 (10), Craig Cunningham 2-21 (10), Aaron Maddox 1-28 (10), Ben Rainbird 1-31 (7), Corey Ransley 1-32 (8).

Molesworth 6 for 219 off 43.1 overs (30 extras) d Derwent 7 for 216 off 50 overs (19 extras) at New Town High School. Molesworth I batting: Nathan Eiszele 56no, Jamie Adams 50 (6x4s, 1x6), Brad Coppleman 36 (6x4s, 1x6), Daniel Coppleman 28. Molesworth I bowling: Dean King 3-31 (10), Nathan Eiszele 2-46 (10), Chris Slater 1-25 (5).

FOURTH GRADE: Gretna II 0 for 80 off 19.5 overs (23 extras) d Marquis Tigers 10 for 78 off 34 overs (16 extras) at Gretna. Gretna II batting: Bruce Emery 32no (4x4s), Dylan Pearce 25no (3x4s). Gretna II bowling: Adam Browning 6-18 (10), Brock Nichols 2-18 (10), Cody Eyles 1-19 (7), Matthew Eyles 1-23 (7).

FIFTH GRADE: New Norfolk II 9 for 285 off 50 overs (51 extras) d Richmond/Cambridge 9 for 96 off overs (extras) at Richmond. New Norfolk II batting: Leigh Berry 131no (16x4s), Leigh Lewis 30 (4x4s, 1x6). Stephen Nichols 26 (4x4s). Adam Nossiter (3x4s), D. Langtidge 10 (1x4). New Norfolk II bowling: Jamie Hill 4-8 (4), Brad Kemmler 4-29 (10), Nathan Rice 1-4 (2.1), Adam Nossiter 1-50 (8).

Molesworth II 9 for 237 off 50 overs (43 extras) d Sorell 9 for 89 off 29.3 overs (9 extras) at Boyer Oval. Molesworth II batting: Brayden Chaplin 74 (5x4s, 1x6), Cody Neads 60 (5x4s), Brayden Hodge 28 (4x4). Molesworth II bowling: Josh Ransley 4-42 (10), Cody Neads 2-8 (4), Brayden Hodge 1-6 (2.3), Jye County 1-27 (7).

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