SOUTHERN CRICKET ASSOCIATION
Derwent Valley matches
NEW Norfolk I went down to St Aidan's by four wickets in Southern Cricket Association first grade cricket on Saturday. In the Red Caps' good total of 211, Stewart Rice continued with his good form and made 47 including five 4s and four 6s while Rohan Heron did well with 33. In reply St Aidan's got the total with the loss of six wickets. Kendall Bluett and Jamie Hill were the best of the New Norfolk bowlers with two wickets each.
In the 2nd Grade match at Old Beach, Gretna went down to the home side by 50 runs. Old Beach made the great score of 263 while Gretna did well making 213. For the batsmen, Rhys Browning and Craig Cunningham made welcome returns to form with 66 and 39 respectively while Glenn Blackwell made 38. Corey Ransley and Mathew Burns were the main wicket takers for Gretna with three each.
In the match at North Warrane, Molesworth had a great win over St Aidans by 34 runs with Jamie Adams the difference between the two teams. Sent into bat, the visitors made 8 for 231 off their 50 overs with Adams top-scoring with 71, hitting eight 4s in a good batting display. Jake King gave good support with a well made 48 (5x4s and 1x6). In reply St Aidan's was bowled out for 197. The home team just couldn't handle the Jamie Adams show as he finished with the excellent figures of 10 overs (seven maidens) 3 for 16. Brad Ransley also did well taking 2-18 as Moleworth continues on its merry way.
In 3rd Grade, Gretna had a big loss to DOSA at Gretna. The home side made 170 with captain Damien Hack top-scoring with 45. Newcomer Jack Gregson made a quickfire 41 and put on a great 57-run partnership with the ever-improving Mathew Perotti who did very well and remained 9 not out. In reply DOSA reached the target without losing a wicket. The Gretna bowlers tried hard, but it just wasn't their day.
In the other match in 3rd Grade, Bushy Park got out of jail when it defeated St Anne's by 31 runs. Bushy Park won the toss and elected to bat, but was bundled out for 97. Sixteen was the top score by Nathan Grant. In reply St Anne's couldn't handle the Bushy Park attack led by Nathan Grant who steamrolled the Crows lineup taking 5-28 and the visitors were all out for 66.
New Norfolk II had a good five-wicket win over Montagu Bay in 4th Grade. New recruit Aaron Drew belted the Sharks attack to all parts of Boyer Oval, hitting 10 4s and two 6s in his great score of 90. A special mention must go to young Blake Kemmler who opened the batting and although he made just two runs he hung around for 15 overs. With the ball for the Red Caps, Mitchell Rice showed signs of things to come with an excellent spell of bowling taking 4 for 20 off seven overs. Rice had a big day as he filled in for Rohan Heron in the field for New Norfolk I when Heron had to leave.
In 5th Grade, Molesworth II continued on its merry way with yet another good win, knocking off Bagdad by 40 runs. It was their young guns who did the work with the bat with Jacksyn Mann 33, Tyson Gray 30 not out and Josh Ransley 30. With the ball Larry Menzie took three wickets, but it was again Josh Ransley who stole the show having great figures of 2-9 from nine overs with five maidens. These youngsters have a big future ahead of themselves as they continue to perform week in week out.
FIRST GRADE - Saturday
St Aidan's 6 for 215 off 46.3 overs d New Norfolk I 10 for 211 off 45.3 overs (35 extras) at Tynwald Park. New Norfolk I - batting: Stewart Rice 47 (5x4s, 4x6s), Rohan Heron 33 (4x4s), Adrian Eiszele 27 (5x4s), David Maddox 21, Jamie Maddox 14, Josh Rowlands 14. New Norfolk I - bowling: Kendall Bluett 2-27 (10), Jamie Hill 2-42 (5), Stewart Rice 1-39 (10), Simon Crane 1-4 (0.3).
SECOND GRADE - Saturday
Old Beach 10 for 263 off 47.4 overs d Gretna I 10 for 213 off 45 overs (12 extras) at Old Beach. Gretna I - batting: Rhys Browning 66, Craig Cunningham 39, Glenn Blackwell 38, Mathew Burns 25, Todd Jarvis 12. Gretna I - bowling: Corey Ransley 3-47 (10), Mathew Burns 3-28 (5), Craig Cunningham 1-34 (10), Todd Jarvis 1-47 (8), Aaron Maddox 1-58 (10), Joey Eyles 1-6 (0.4).
Molesworth I 8 for 231 off 50 overs (28 extras) d St Aidan's 9 for 197 off 50 overs at North Warrane. Molesworth I - batting: Jamie Adams 71 (8x4s), Jake King 48, Daniel Adams 34, Brad Coppleman 30. Molesworth I - bowling: Jamie Adams 3-16 (10) 7 maidens, Brad Ransley 2-18 (5), Daniel Adams 2-20 (3), Brad Coppleman 1-17 (9), Nathan Eiszele 1-56 (10).
THIRD GRADE - Sunday
Bushy Park 10 for 97 off 33.5 overs (28 extras) d St Anne's 10 for 66 off 21 overs (5 extras) at Bushy Park Showgrounds. Bushy Park - batting: Nathan Grant 16, Nick Fenton 12, Dylan Grant 10. Bushy Park - bowling: Nathan Grant 5-28 (10), Troy Smith 2-19 (5), Mitch Crosswell 1-19 (6).
DOSA 0 for 171 off 33.5 overs (32 extras) d Gretna II 10 for 170 off 46.5 overs (30 extras) at Gretna. Gretna II - batting: Damien Hack 45, Jack Gregson 41 (6x4s, 1x6), Jackson Ackerly 15, Tom Gregson 13, Mathew Perotti 9 not out. Gretna II - bowling: Brian Smith 0-4 (0.5), Ben Shaw 0-14 (3), Jackson Ackerly 0-28 (10).
FOURTH GRADE - Saturday
New Norfolk II 5 for 137 off 27 overs (15 extras) d Montagu Bay 10 for 133 off 41.1 overs (37 extras) at Boyer Oval. New Norfolk II - batting: Aaron Drew 90 (10x4s, 2x6s), T. Smith 13. New Norfolk II - bowling: Mitchell Rice 4-20 (7), Brad Kemmler 2-37 (8), Zane Nossiter 1-13 (4.1), Nathan Rice 1-19 (5), Josh Walsh 1-22 (10).
FIFTH GRADE- Sunday
Molesworth II 10 for 184 off 39.1 overs (38 extras) d Bagdad 10 for 144 off 44.2 overs (35 extras) at Boyer Oval. Molesworth II - batting: Jacksyn Mann 33, Tyson Gray 30 not out, Josh Ransley 30, Sam Triffitt 16, Jake Foster 15, Brett Hodge 13. Molesworth II - bowling: Larry Menzie 3-26 (9.2), Josh Ransley 2-9 (9) 5 maidens, Sam Triffitt 2-24 (7), Brayden Hodge 2-31 (10), Aaron Triffitt 1-35 (6).