Wednesday, February 19, 2014

This week's cricket

Nathan Eiszele
BOUNCING back from its loss last week, New Norfolk I has all but sewn up top spot on the Southern Cricket Association second grade ladder with a good win over Derwent on Sunday. The win was mainly due to the 180-run opening stand by Rohan Heron who knocked up a great century of 103 (7x4s, 9x6s) and Jake King (7x4s, 2x6s). The pair batted superbly, setting up a handy win for the Red Caps. Spinner Ashley Morgan did well with the ball for New Norfolk capturing 4-20 off 3.4 overs. Derwent bowled out for 168 in the 31st over.

Molesworth I made it two wins in as many weeks with a good 45-run victory over Gretna I at Gretna. The visitors had first hit, making the defendable target of 187.  Daniel Coppleman (37) and Nathan Eiszele (30no) led the way with the bat for Molesworth.  Young Brock Nichols, who played his first match for Gretna I, bowled extremely well finishing with 3-34. In reply Gretna was bowled out for 152. Stand-in captain Ben Rainbird top-scored for his team with 41. Aaron Maddox (22) and Corey Ransley (29) also put on handy runs when at the crease. Mathew Smith led the way with the ball for Molesworth, taking 4-28 while Nathan Eiszele capped off a good day taking 3-33. The match swung both ways during the Gretna innings, but it was Molesworth who had the final knockout blow.

In the other second grade match, Bushy Park didn't get a start at Cambridge Oval due to the ground being too wet from the heavy rain overnight.

In the fourth grade match at Wentworth Park, Gretna II was defeated by Dynnyrne by two wickets. Gretna had first hit, making the good score of 213 with captain Joey Eyles making 41 (7x4s) and Jackson Ackerly made a quickfire 35 (6x4s, 1x6). In reply the home side was going along nicely at 3-139 off 30 overs, but some good fielding and good bowling from the Gretna attack got them back in the match, but when the eighth wicket fell, only two runs were needed and the home side won. Best bowlers for Gretna were Nick Wakefield 3-18, Todd Jarvis 2-16 and Clinton Millhouse 2-29.

In fifth grade, New Norfolk II went down to a more polished team in Lindisfarne by 106 runs. New Norfolk just couldnt get close to the 224 set by the home side and was bowled out for 118. Young Mitch Rice did well for the Red Caps, making 31 while Jamie Hill 4-32 and Richard Munnings 3-36 did their bit with the ball.

Molesworth I batsman Daniel Coppleman was bowled by Gretna's Brock
 Nichols last weekend. Photo by Debra Browning.
SCORES - SECOND GRADE: New Norfolk I 3 for 244 off 32 overs (14 extras) d Derwent 10 for 168 off 30.4 overs (12 extras) at Tynwald Park. New Norfolk batting: R. Heron 103, J. King 83, D. Maddox 21no, S. Rice 18. New Norfolk bowling: A. Morgan 4-20 (3.4), J. Dykes 2-31 (7), J. Rowlands 1-30 (7), J. Maddox 1-30 (5), S. Rice 1-43 (6).

Molesworth I 9 for 187 off 50 overs (21 extras) d Gretna I 10 for 152 off 40.2 overs (25 extras) at Gretna. Molesworth batting: Daniel Coppleman 37, Nathan Eiszele 30no, Mathew Smith 27, Brad Coppleman 24, Daniel Adams 15, Mark Reggett 14, Larry Menzie 11no. Gretna bowling: Brock Nichols 3-34 (6), Craig Cunningham 2-26 (10), Matthew Eyles 2-28 (5), Corey Ransley 1-28 (10), Mathew Burns 1-8 (5). Gretna batting: Ben Rainbird 41, Corey Ransley 29, Aaron Maddox 22, Craig Cunningham 15. Molesworth bowling: Mathew Smith 4-28 (8), Nathan Eiszele 3-33 (9.2), Larry Menzie 2-32 (7), Bradley Coppleman 1-27 (10).

Bushy Park v MacKillop Beltas at Cambridge Oval was washed out.

FOURTH GRADE: Dynnyrne 8 for 214 off 47.2 overs (35 extras) Gretna II 10 for 213 off 48.1 overs (28 extras) at Wentworth Park. Gretna batting: J. Eyles 41, J. Ackerly 35, N. Wakefield 25, D. Pearce 25, R. Browning 21, T. Allcock 18. Gretna bowling: N. Wakefield 3-18 (7), T. Jarvis 2-16 (6), C. Millhouse 2-29 (6), J. Eyles 1-38 (8).

FIFTH GRADE: Lindisfarne 10 for 224 off 49 overs (27 extras) d New Norfolk II 10 for 118 off 31 overs (31 extras) at Lindisfarne No 2. New Norfolk batting: M. Rice 31, B. Skelly 13, S. Nichols 12. New Norfolk bowling: J. Hill 4-32 (10), R. Munnings 3-36 (10), J. Walsh 1-37 (10), B. Kemmker 1-47.

Molesworth II had the bye.

Ladders (unofficial) after Round 16
(Top five teams play off for finals after Round 18)

Second Grade
New Norfolk I 81
Gretna I 69
Montagu Bay 69
Molesworth I 66
Richmond/Cambridge 60
Derwent 42
Sandford 36
MacKillop Beltas 21
Runnymede 18
Bushy Park 18

Fourth Grade
DOSA 78
Hobart 75
Gretna II 60
Knights 57
Marquis 57
Bagdad 39
Old Beach 36
Dynnyrne 36
Wellington 21
Derwent 21

Fifth Grade
Claremont 75
Montagu Bay 69
Lindisfarne 63
New Norfolk II 57
Molesworth II 57
McRobies Gully 51
Richmond/Cambridge 39
Dynnyrne 33
St Adians 33
Old Beach 24
Sorell 18

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