Southern Cricket Association
THANKS to centuries from Stephen Nichols and Leigh Berry, New Norfolk II recorded an 84-run victory over McRobies Gully in Fifth Grade on Saturday. In a high-scoring match, Red Caps captain Stephen Nichols (102) and team-mate Leigh Berry (117) belted the McRobies bowlers, setting up a great score for their team of 5-351 off their 50 overs. The pair put on 138 in what was a great sign for the team heading towards the finals. Jamie Hill (36) and Josh Walsh (23 not out) added valuable runs to the big total and in reply the Gully did well, making 267 for a losing score. The wickets were shared amongst the New Norfolk bowlers with Nathan Rice leading the way taking 2 for 15 off four overs. New Norfolk is playing great cricket of late and look every bit the premiership contender.
Molesworth I got back on the winners list with a 92-run win over the MacKillop Beltas. Jamie Adams batted very well, making 60 and hitting seven sixes along the way. He was well supported by Mark Reggett's 46, Matthew Smith's 38 and captain Brad Coppleman's 35. Coppleman also did well with the ball, taking 3-24 while Jamie Adams also had a good day, taking two wickets to help bowl out the Beltas for 162. Molesworth coach David Adams also had a run.
Second Grade ladder-leaders New Norfolk I made it a double for the club on the weekend with a 25-run win over Sandford. Richard Graham made a fine 63 with four fours and a six. Rohan Heron also did well making 41 while coach Adrian Eiszele put on 31. All the Red Cap bowlers did very well in what was team effort, Josh Dykes 2-23 and Josh Rowlands 1-25 leading the way. New Norfolk is showing no sign of easing up and with the finals getting closer it will be hard to beat come the business end of the season.
Gretna I continued on with its good form, easily defeating Runnymede by eight wickets at Gretna. The visitors had first hit and were bundled out for just 50 runs. The Gretna bowlers were in top right from the first ball with Corey Ransley back among the wickets with 3-19 off 10 while Daniel Browning took 2-11 off 2.1, Azza Maddox 2-15 and Jacko Ackerly 1-3. In reply Gretna made quick work of the run chase, reaching it off just 5.5 overs. Mathew Burns top-scored with 37 not out. Well done to captain and keeper Glenn Blackwell on playing his 250th match for Gretna I.
In the other Fifth Grade match, Molesworth II went down to Claremont by 86 runs. All-rounder Cody Neads continues to impress with both bat and ball with a well made 49 which included seven well-struck fours, and capturing 2-29. Brad Ransley also got amongst the wickets with three.
In Fourth Grade, Gretna II lost its second match in a row, going down to Hobart by four wickets. Gretna had first hit and was bundled out for 149. Jordan Hastie batted well, showing great resistance making 43no to be by far the best batsman. In reply Hobart started well, but then lost several wickets and at one stage an upset was on the cards, but the visitors settled and reached the total with 13 overs to spare. All the Gretna bowlers tried hard with Adam Browning the main wicket tacker with 3-24. The excellent one-handed catch by Matthew Eyles was one of the best this season. Well done to Tom Allcock who played his 100th club match for Gretna.
In Second Grade, Bushy Park went down to the Montagu Bay Sharks by five wickets. Bushy had first hit, making 10 for 122. Trent Grant showed great poise making a half-century and his brother Nathan was next best with 23 runs. In the run chase the Sharks lost five wickets with Trent Grant capping his day with 3-38 off eight overs while one each went to Mitchell Crosswell and D. Colbeck. There were some new names in the Bushy Park line up and it's hoped these guys can help lift the team for the remainder of the season and beyond.
No roster games this weekend.
SCORES - SECOND GRADE: New Norfolk I 9 for 207 off 50 overs (16 extras) d Sandford 5 for 182 at Tynwald Park. New Norfolk batting: Richard Graham 63 (4x4s, 1x6), Rohan Heron 41 (5x4s), Adrian Eiszele 31 (3x4s), Glen Williams 18 (1x4), Jake King 15 (1x4). New Norfolk bowling: Josh Dykes 1-23 (10), Josh Rowlands 1-25 (10), Jake King 1-25 (8), Stewart Rice 1-36 (10), Adrian Eiszele 1-18 (2).
Gretna I 2 for 52 off 5.5 overs (7 extras) d Runnymede 9 for 50 off 25.1 overs (10 extras) at Gretna. Gretna batting: Mathew Burns 37no (4x4s, 1x6). Gretna bowling: Corey Ransley 3-19 (10), Daniel Browning 2-11 (2.1), Aaron Maddox 2-15 (10), Jackson Ackerly 1-3 (3).
Molesworth I 9 for 254 off 50 overs (22 extras) d MacKillop Beltas 10 for 162 off 45 overs (9 extras) at Boyer Oval. Molesworth batting: Jamie Adams 60 (1x4, 7x6s), Mark Reggett 46 (6x4s), Mathew Smith 38 (3x4s, 1x6), Brad Coppleman 35 (2x4s, 2x6s), Josh Bomford 28 (3x4s). Molesworth bowling: Brad Coppleman 3-24 (7), Josh Bomford 2-21 (5), Jamie Adams 2-22 (10), Nathan Eiszele 2-43 (10), Mathew Smith 1-26 (6).
Montagu Bay 5-123 off 26.1 overs (8 extras) d Bushy Park 10 for 122 off 31.1 overs (16 extras) at Bushy Park Showground. Bushy Park batting: Trent Grant 50, Nathan Grant 23, Mitchell Crosswell 17, B. Manten 10. Bushy Park bowling: Trent Grant 3-38 (8), Mitchell Crosswell 1-26 (6.1), D. Colbeck 1-23 (3).
FOURTH GRADE: Hobart 6 for 153 off 37 overs (9) d Gretna II 10 for 149 off 45.3 overs (43 extras) at Gretna. Gretna batting: Jordan Hastie 43no (2x4s), Brock Nichols 14 (2x4s), Peter Jelkic 12 (1x6). Gretna bowling: Adam Browning 3-24 (10), Peter Jelkic 1-27 (8), Brock Nichols 1-37 (5), Matthew Eyles 1-42 (10).
FIFTH GRADE: New Norfolk II 5 for 351 off 50 overs (25 extras) d McRobies Gully 8 for 267 off 45.4 overs (26 extras) at Risdon Vale. New Norfolk batting: Leigh Berry 117 (11x4s), Stephen Nichols 102 (6x4s, 5x6s), Jarrod Browning 36no (4x4s, 1x6), Jamie Hill 36 (3x4s, 2x6s), Josh Walsh 23no (3x4s), Mitchell Rice 12 (2x4s). New Norfolk bowling: Nathan Rice 2-15 (4), Leigh Berry 2-48 (9), Jamie Hill 2-70 (10), Josh Walsh 1-42 (10), Brad Kemmler 1-61 (9.4).
Claremont 10 for 222 off 45.1 overs (26 extras) d Molesworth II 10 for 136 off 33.4 overs (29 extras) at Shoobridge Park. Molesworth batting: Cody Neads 49 (7x4s), Brayden Hodge 11 (1x4, 1x6), Jye County 11 (2x4s). Molesworth bowling: Brad Ransley 3-54 (10), Cody Neads 2-29 (8), Aaron Triffitt 2-45 (7.1), Jye County 2-48 (10), Brayden Hodge 1-38 (10).