THE youth cricket roster resumed after its Christmas break on Sunday with the Gretna Under 13s getting their first win of the season. And what a win it was, coming down the the last ball. The young Gretna team hung on to defeat New Town Jatan by just two runs. Josh Eyles top-scored with 31 not out while Brayden Butler was their main wicket taker with 2-8 off two overs. Well done to every one involved in this much-deserved win.
The Gretna Under 15s continued on with their great season defeating Old Beach Green by 140 runs. Jake Campbell is improving all the time and had a great match top scoring with 45 not out. Then with the ball he finished with great figures of 2-1 off 4 overs. This team has been going very well to date and with a few big matches coming up, it will be interesting how it all pans out.
No other youth match details were available at the time of writing.
This week, local players Alex Blair and Hannah Mann are playing in the Intrastate Cups. Alex is in the Southern Storm Under 16s team while Hannah is in the Southern Storm Under 18 girls team. Best of luck to them both.
SCORES - YOUTH LEAGUE
UNDER 13 - Gretna 5 for 104 off 20 overs (38 extras) d New Town Jatan 5 for 102 off 20 overs ( 30 extras) at Cornelian Bay. Gretna batting: Josh Eyles 31no (4x4s, 1x6), Blake Eyles 14 (2x4s), Tyler Farrell 12no, Jack Smith 5no, Aidan Featherstone 3no, Jamieson Farrell 1. Gretna bowling: Brayden Butler 2-8 (2), Jacob Blackwell 1-4 (2), Aidan Featherstone 1-13 (2), Blake Eyles 1-22 (2).
UNDER 15 - Gretna 6 for 222 off 37 overs (53 extras) d Old Beach Green 10 for 82 off 24.3 overs (14 extras) at Cove Creek Oval. Gretna batting: Jake Campbell 45no (5x4s, 2x6s), Ryan Emery 39 (5x5s, 2x6s), Nathan Eyles 31 (4x4s, 2x6s), Sam Booth 29 (5x4s), Grant Booth 12no (2x4s). Gretna bowling: Jake Campbell 2-1 (4), Ryan Emery 2-9 (4), Nathan Eyles 2-15 (4), Mark McGuire 2-33 (4), Sam Booth 1-13 (4), Brody Nichols 1-0 (.3).
YOUTH LEAGUE - Round 9
Sunday, February 2.
Gretna v University Yellow at Gretna
New Norfolk v North Hobart Blue at Glenora District High School.
Molesworth v University Black at Boyer Oval.
Gretna v Old Beach Gold at Gretna.
Molesworth v Sorell at Boyer Oval.