Thursday, November 27, 2014

Southern cricket - round six

Bushy Park opening batsman Geoff
Crosswell made 78 runs in his
team's big win in 3rd Grade.
SOUTHERN CRICKET ASSOCIATION
Derwent Valley matches
Round 6

THE seven Derwent Valley teams managed only three wins in Round 6 of the Southern Cricket Association last weekend.

The highlight was the excellent batting display that gave New Norfolk its first win in First Grade. Winning the toss and opting to bat, the Red Caps hit up the big score of 300 against the higher placed Sorell. Coach Dave Maddox led the way with a fine 71 while Stewart Rice got into top gear with some big hitting to make 65. Glenn Williams also did well with the willow, hitting 56, as did Adrian Eiszele with 55.  In reply, Sorell couldn't reach the big target and was bowled out for 234. Josh Dykes was the pick of the New Norfolk bowlers, taking 3-28, while Stewart Rice finished off a good day with 2-39. After six rounds, this was the form New Norfolk has been looking for and they would be happy to have the monkey off their back.

After getting back on the winners list the previous week, Gretna I took a nose dive with a big loss to Sandford in Second Grade on Sunday at Gretna. The visitors had first hit, making the good score of 187. Aaron Maddox has bowled well this season and was the best of the Gretna bowlers taking 2-26.
With the bat the home side never looked to be in the hunt and was bowled out for just 81. Aaron Maddox was the top scorer with 16.

In the other Second Grade match, Molesworth I went down to Sorell by four wickets. Molesworth had first dig making 10 for 166 with Cody Neads batting very well and making a half-century. New recruit Jake King was the next best with 24. From here the home side chased down Molesworth's total with the loss of six wickets. Brayden Hodge bowled well to be the main wicket taker with 3-21.

In Third Grade on Saturday it was yet another big win for the all-conquering Bushy Park team. Playing at home the Park boys hit up the very good total of 221 off their allotted 50 overs. Opening batsman Geoff Crosswell did very well, batting with control and making 78. Crosswell led from the word go and was well supported by Danny Mason's 38 runs and Mitch Crosswell's 20. In reply Derwent was bundled out for 96 runs. Mitchell Crosswell was once again on the war path, claiming four victims. Crosswell wasn't alone as Nathan Grant chimed in with four wickets of his own to help steamroll the opposition and claim another win.

Gretna II travelled to Runnymede and didn't have a great day. Winning the toss, the visitors sent the home side in to rack up the very good score of 252. It was a hard day for the Gretna bowlers with Luke Crosswell the main wicket taker with two while brother Zac got two as did Tom Gregson. With the bat, Gretna could only manage 134 to be all out after 43 overs. Captain Damien Hack did his bit with 41 and Brian Smith hit 24. Well done to Ben Shaw on playing his 100th match for Gretna II.

In Fourth Grade New Norfolk II travelled to Risdon Vale where they were defeated by Hobart on Sunday. Batting first, the home side made the competitive total of 187 from 50 overs. Josh Walsh who had fielded for 47 overs for the injured Ashley Morgan in New Norfolk's win a day earlier, did very well taking 2-28 off 10 overs to be the best of New Norfolk II's bowlers. In the run chase, the Red Caps were never in the hunt and were bowled out for 94. Leigh Berry was the only shining light with 38, but Trent Mayne showed fight with a steady 15 and the team was all out in the 27th over.

Molesworth II recorded its third win on the trot in Fifth Grade with a close 14-run victory over Derwent on Saturday. Batting first, Molesworth made 142 after being bowled out in the 39th over. S. Upton top-scored with 22, Jordan Eiszele was next with 20 and Dakoda Smith got 18.  In reply Derwent was going along nicely and at one stage was 6 for 116 and victory in sight, but with some great bowling from the Molesworth boys this wasn't to be and the home side was bowled out for 128. The main destroyer for Molesworth was none other than the mayor himself, Martyn Evans taking 4-19 off 6.1 overs in great spell of bowling. Josh Ransley continued his good form with the ball, claiming 3-21, while Jacksyn Mann 2-9 and Aaron Triffitt 1-23 also got amongst the action. It was a great win by Molesworth II.

SCORES
FIRST GRADE - Saturday
New Norfolk I 10 for 300 off 49.5 overs (33 extras) d Sorell 10 for 234 off 47.1 overs (19 extras) at Tynwald Park. New Norfolk I - batting: Dave Maddox 71, Stewart Rice 65, Glenn Williams 56, Adrian Eiszele 55. New Norfolk I - bowling: Josh Dykes 3-28 (10), Stewart Rice 2-39 (10), Kendall Bluett 2-40 (10), Rohan Heron 2-40 (5.1), Josh Rowlands 1-58 (10).

SECOND GRADE - Sunday
Sandford 10 for 187 off 47.1 overs (14 extras) d Gretna II 10 for 81 off 19.2 overs (16 extras) at Gretna. Gretna I - batting: Aaron Maddox 16, Joey Eyles 13, Mathew Burns 11. Gretna I - bowling: Aaron Maddox 2-26 (7.1), Brock Nichols 2-38 (10), Craig Cunningham 2-40 (10), Corey Ransley 1-12 (8), Joey Eyles 1-17 (3), Todd Jarvis 1-33 (6).

Sorell 6 for 172 off 44.1 overs (17 extras) d Molesworth 10 for 166 off 48.2 overs (26 extras) at Sorell 1. Molesworth I - batting: Cody Neads 52, Jake King 24, Brayden Hodge 16no, Brad Coppleman 11, Jamie Adams 10, Jack Evans 10, Jye County 10.  Molesworth I - bowling: Brayden Hodge 3-21 (7), Brad Coppleman 1-22 (9), Nathan Eiszele 1-30 (7).

THIRD GRADE - Saturday
Bushy Park 7 for 221 off 50 overs (39 extras) d Derwent 10 for 96 off 26 overs (12 extras) at Bushy Park Showgrounds.  Bushy Park - batting: Geoff Crosswell 78, Danny Mason 38, Mitch Crosswell 20, Jason Crosswell 15no, Dylan Grant 13, Nathan Grant 10, Bushy Park - bowling: Mitch Crosswell 4-29 (10), Nathan Grant 4-32 (10), Troy Smith 1-12 (3), Dylan Grant 1-22 (3).

Runnymede 9 for 252 off 50 overs (20 extras) d Gretna II 10 for 134 off 43 overs (21 extras) at Runnymede. Gretna II - batting: Damian Hack 41, Brian Smith 24, Adam Browning 15, Ben Shaw 8no. Gretna II - bowling: Luke Crosswell 3-29 (4), Zac Crosswell 2-30 (6), Tom Gregson 2-62 (10), Jackson Ackerly 1-36 (10), Adam Browning 1-42 (10).
 
FOURTH GRADE - Sunday
Hobart 9 for 187 off 50 overs (15 extras) d New Norfolk II 10 for 94 off 26.4 overs (10 extras) at Risdon Vale. New Norfolk II batting: Leigh Berry 38, Trent Mayne 15. New Norfolk II bowling: Josh Walsh 3-28 (10), T. Smith 2-44 (10), Nathon Heron 1-21 (10), Zane Nossiter 1-27 (5), Mitchell Rice 1-25 (5), A. Drew 1-39 (10).

FIFTH GRADE- Saturday
Molesworth II 10 for 142 off 38.1 overs (40 extras) d Derwent 10 for 128 off 36.1 overs at New Town High School. Molesworth II - batting: S. Upton  22, Jordan Eiszele 20, Dakoda Smith 18, Martyn Evans 11.  Molesworth II - bowling: Martyn Evans 4-19 (6.1), Josh Ransley 3-21 (10), Jacksyn Mann 2-9 (3), Aaron Triffitt 1-23 (8).

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