Thursday, November 13, 2014

Southern cricket - round four

Derwent Valley matches
Round 4

Mitch Crosswell.
OF the seven Derwent Valley teams, Bushy Park and Molesworth II were the only two to record wins in the Southern Cricket Association last weekend. An outstanding eight-wicket haul by Bushy Park's opening bowler Mitch Crosswell helped his team easily defeat St Virgil's by 130 runs. Crosswell's fine spell of pace bowling smashed through the visitors line up like a wrecking ball at full swing. His final figures of 10 overs, one maiden, 8 for 23 was easily the best bowling this season thus far and if Crosswell's form continues, Bushy Park will cause much more havoc in third grade.  Earlier Bushy had hit up the good total of 197 with Nathan Grant doing well with the willow making 53 while captain Troy "Wizard" Smith chipped in with 30 and in a great all round effort Mitch Crosswell made 26. It was good to see Nick Fenton return to the team and making 19 and there is a whisper his brother Dale may make a comeback.

In other third grade match, Derwent defeated Gretna II by just two wickets at Gretna. Having first dig, the home side nearly faced out its 50 overs, making the competitive total of 147. Captain Damien Hack was the top scorer with 25. In reply Derwent was going along nicely but then lost quick wickets to be eight down with a further 22 needed. With the momentum with Gretna, victory was in their sights, but Derwent steadied and went on to win by two wickets. Adam Browning returned to form with the ball for Gretna, taking 4-25 to be the best of the bowlers, while brothers Luke and Zac Crosswell again got amongst the wickets.

Playing at home on Sunday, New Norfolk I went down to Wellington by 72 runs. Chasing 185 for victory, the Red Caps managed just 112 before being bowled out after 31 overs. Back in the line up, Adrian Eiszele did very well making 39 but had little support with Stewart Rice the only other batsman to reach double figures with 23. With the ball, Josh Dykes and Stewart Rice took three wickets apiece. New Norfolk is yet to record a win in first grade, but with a bit more persistence, it's not far away.

With a batting form slump, Gretna I failed to put a competitive total on the board against home side Sorell on Saturday. Batting first, Gretna was dismissed for just 87 off 29.5 overs. Captain Ben Rainbird was the only batsman to show any resistance with 23. Three other batsmen reach 13. For the Gretna bowlers, Corey Ransley did very well taking four wickets and had Sorell in a spot of bother, but it wasn't to be as the opposition ran away victors by five wickets. It will be a much more determined Gretna side this weekend in the match against St Aidans.
In the other second grade match, Molesworth I went down to Wellington by four wickets. Batting first, Molesworth made the total of 10 for 130 with Brad Coppleman top scoring with 32 and Josh Bomford remaining 23 not out. In reply, the home side made hard work of it, losing six wickets before claiming victory in the 26th over. For the Molesworth bowlers the ever improving Jye County claimed two wickets as did captain Jamie Adams.

In fourth grade on Sunday, New Norfolk II went down to Rokeby by 77 runs at Clarendon Vale. Chasing the home side's total of 203, the Red Caps were bowled out for 126 with Leigh Berry playing a lone hand making 83 and was the only batsman to reach double figures. With the ball, Nathon Heron was the best of the bowlers taking 1-21 off seven overs.

In fifth grade Molesworth II was a big winner over St Aidans by 176 runs on Saturday. Molesworth young gun Jack Evans stepped up to the plate with a top score of 58. Brad Ransley gave good support with 35, while younger brother Josh chipped in with 29 and Jake Foster 24. At the fall of the 10th wicket, Molesworth's total was 242. In reply St Aidans was bundled out for just 66. Josh Ransley capped off a great day with a fine spell of bowling of 4-15 off 9.1 overs. Jacksyn Mann also did equally well taking 3-10 off seven.

FIRST GRADE - Sunday, November 9
Welington 10 for 184 off 46.5 overs (15 extras) d New Norfolk I 10 for 112 off 31 overs (27 extras) at Tynwald Park. New Norfolk I - batting: Adrian Eiszele 39, Stewart Rice 23. New Norfolk I - bowling: Josh Dykes 3-19 (5.5), Stewart Rice 3-20 (10), Kendall Bluett 2-54 (10), Josh Walsh 1-27 (3), Jamie Maddox 1-36 (10).

SECOND GRADE - Saturday, November 8
Sorell 5 for 91 off 27.4 overs (22 extras) d Gretna I 10 for 87 off 29.5 overs (8 extras) at Sorell No.1. Gretna I - batting: Ben Rainbird 24, Mathew Burns 13, Glenn Blackwell 13, Daniel Browning 13. Gretna I - bowling: Corey Ransley 4-25 (10), Aaron Maddox 1-24 (6).

Wellington 6 for 130 off 25.5 overs d Molesworth 10 for 125 off 35 overs (13 extras) at Eady St. Molesworth I - batting: Brad Coppleman 32, Josh Bomford 23 not out, Daniel Adams 17, Dean King 10. Molesworth I - bowling: Jamie Adams 2-14 (3), Jye County 2-16 (3), Jake King 1-10 (2).

THIRD GRADE - Saturday, November 8
Bushy Park 10 for 197 off 38 overs (27 extras) d St Virgil's 10 for 67 off 21.4 overs (17 extras) at Bushy Park Showgrounds. Bushy Park - batting: Nathan Grant 53, Troy Smith 30, Mitchell Crosswell 26, Nick Fenton 19, C. Blackaby 18 not out, Trent Grant 10. Bushy Park - bowling: Mitchell Crosswell 8-23 (10), Troy Smith 1-15 (3.4), Nathan Grant 1-26 (7).

Derwent 8 for 149 off 40.4 overs (24 extras) d Gretna II 10 for 147 off 49.1 overs (38 extras) at Gretna. Gretna II - batting: Damien Hack 25 (3-4s), Jordan Hastie 23 (1-4, 1-6), Brian Smith 18 (1-4), Nick Wakefield 13 (1-4), Zac Crosswell 12 (2-4s). Gretna II - bowling: Adam Browning 4-25 (10), Zac Crosswell 2-25 (6), Luke Crosswell 1-31 (5), Jackson Ackerly 1-34 (10).

FOURTH GRADE - Sunday, November 9
Rokeby 10 for 203 off 41.3 overs (33 extras) d New Norfolk II 10 for 126 off 32.5 overs at Clarendon Vale. New Norfolk II - batting: Leigh Berry 83. New Norfolk II - bowling: Mitchell Rice 3-54 (10), T. Smith 2-16 (4), Leigh Berry 1-7 (1.3), Nathon Heron 1-21 (7), A. Callander 1-24 (4), Trent Mayne 1-24 (3), Aaron Drew 1-41 (10).

FIFTH GRADE - Saturday, November 8
Molesworth II 10 for 242 off 42 overs (43 extras) d St Aidans 10 for 66 off 26.1 overs (24 extras) at North Warrane. Molesworth II - batting: Jack Evans 58, Brad Ransley 35, Josh Ransley 29, Jake Foster 24, J. Mallinson 15, Aaron Triffitt 10, Jacksyn Mann 10. Molesworth II - bowling: Josh Ransley 4-15 (9.1), Jacksyn Mann 3-10 (7), Sam Triffett 1-4 (2), Aaron Triffitt 1-18 (4).

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