Thursday, December 18, 2014

Southern cricket - Round 9

Derwent Valley matches
Round 9

HAVING come into some good form of late, New Norfolk I knocked off Top 5 first grade team Campania by 28 runs on Sunday. The Red Caps have been troubling a few sides of late and having first hit on Sunday made the defendable total of 182. This was thanks to some great batting by Adrian Eiszele with 52 runs and Stewart Rice with 45. Eiszele's stay at the crease lasted 40 overs, which frustrated the opposition bowlers, while at the other end Rice belted three 4s and four 6s. Thanks to some great bowling, Campania was dismissed for 134. Josh Rowlands with 4-24 was outstanding as was Stewart Rice who gave nothing, taking 1-18 off 10 to cap off a great win for New Norfolk.

In second grade, Molesworth I maintained its unbeaten run against Gretna I with a convincing 101 win on Saturday. Batting first, Molesworth made 213 with Brad Coppleman 51 and later Nathan Eiszele 48 doing the damage, Eiszele stuck one 4 and five 6s to all parts of Boyer Oval, while Coppleman hit five 4s and two 6s in a great display of batting. Daniel Browning and Craig Cunningham took two wickets each for Gretna. In reply, Gretna never really got into top gear and was bundled out for 112. Glenn Blackwell showed good signs with 34 while Corey Ransley showed fight with 18. In the end Molesworth showed why they are in the top five with a convincing win.

Bruce Emery and Troy Smith.
Third grade saw Gretna II upset Bushy Park by five wickets. Bushy Park won the toss and elected to bat, making the good score of 223. They were in trouble early on when Zac Crosswell claimed 3 for 3 but then Troy Smith came to the rescue with a quickfire 69 which included  six 4s and five very big 6s. Smith brought up his 50 when only nine overs had been bowled. Down the order and after three consecutive ducks earlier in the season Danny Mason hit the ball well, making eight 4s and four 6s in his total of 65. Luke Crosswell and Jackson Ackerly also took three Bushy Park wickets. In reply Gretna showed great fight and patience with the bat and the evergreen Bruce Emery had an excellent knock of 69 including four wel- timed 4s. Jack Gregson continued to impress with 30 while Jordan Hastie showed great poise and shot selection when it mattered most with 28 not out. In the end Gretna got the job done with seven balls to spare, but not before a miscalculation with the scorebook and having to return to the field to get one run to win. Dylan Grant was the best of the Bushy Park bowlers with 2-35 while 13-year-old Blake Howlett picked up 1-13. Well played young man.

In fourth grade, an undermanned New Norfolk II went down to Bagdad by two wickets at Bagdad on Saturday. The Red Caps had first dig, making 140, Brendon Skelly 36 and Leigh Berry 26 were the top run scores. In reply Bagdad lost eight wickets in the run chase and could well have lost the match. Leigh Berry and Mitchell Rice did very well taking three wickets each and a special mention must go to Mitchell's brother Nathan who also plays with the Under 15s bowled impressively taking 1-24 off seven overs. Great stuff.

In one of the best bowling performances this season, Molesworth II captain Brayden Hodge went on a wicket taking mission and claimed a double hat-trick to help skittle Richmond/Cambridge for the lowly score of just 43 in fifth grade on Sunday. Hodge finished with figures of 4 for 6 of 2.5 overs. All the Molesworth bowlers did well with Martyn Evans 2-14 off 6 overs, Aaron Triffitt 1-6 off 7, and Josh Ransley 1-5 off 6. Jack Evans also got one wicket. In reply Molesworth lost just the one wicket chasing down the low score with Jake Foster 15 not out and Jacksyn Mann 14no getting the job done. Sounds like it was early drinks for all.

New Norfolk I 10 for 182 off 47.5 overs (29 extras) d Campania 10 for 134 off 36.2 overs (16 extras) at Tynwald Park. New Norfolk I - batting: Adrian Eiszele 52 (4x4s), Stewart Rice 45 (3x4s, 4x6s), Rohan Heron 25, Jamie Hill 11.  New Norfolk I - bowling: Josh Rowlands 4-24 (9.2), Brad Kemmler 2-43 (8), Stewart Rice 1-18 (10), Josh Walsh 1-37 (6).

Molesworth 8 for 213 off 50 overs (10 extras) d Gretna I 10 for 112 off 29.4 overs (16 extras) at Boyer Oval. Molesworth I - batting: Brad Coppleman 51 (5x4s, 2x6s), Nathan Eiszele 48 (1x4, 5x6s), Cody Neads 29, Jamie Adams 25, Nick Piuselli 23, Jake King 20.  Gretna I - bowling: Daniel Browning 2-24 (9), Craig Cunningham 2-44 (10), Todd Jarvis 1-37 (8), Aaron Maddox 1-41 (9), Corey Ransley 1-42 (9). Gretna I - batting: Glenn Blackwell 34, Corey Ransley 18, Aaron Maddox 16. Molesworth I - bowling: Dean King 4-22 (8), Nathan Eiszele 2-11 (7), Jamie Adams 2-15 (4.4). Larry Menzie 1-8 (3). Jye County 1-27 (3).

THIRD GRADE - Saturday
Gretna II 5 for 224 off 49 overs (37 extras) d Bushy Park 10 for 223 off 39.2 overs (20 extras) at Gretna. Bushy Park - batting: Troy Smith 69 (6x4s, 5x6s), Danny Mason 65 (8x4s, 4x6s), Nathan Grant 29 (4x4s), Dylan Grant 17, Jason Crosswell 14. Gretna II - bowling: Luke Crosswell 3-17 (4.2), Jackson Ackerly 3-44 (10), Zac Crosswell 3-54 (10), Adam Browning 1-60 (8). Gretna - batting: Bruce Emery 69 (4x4s), Jack Gregson 30 (4x4s), Jordan Hastie 28 not out, Tom Gregson 19, Damien Hack 18, Dylan Pearce 18, Jackson Ackerly 9no. Bushy Park - bowling: Dylan Grant 2-35 (10), Blake Howlett 1-13 (3), Nathan Grant 1-33 (10), Mitchell Crosswell 1-48 (10).

Bagdad 8 for 141 off 34 overs (21 extras) d New Norfolk II 8 for 140 off 32 overs (31 extras) at Bagdad. New Norfolk II - batting: Brendan Skelly 36 (5x4s), Leigh Berry 26, Mitchell Rice 18 (1x4, 1x6), D. Langridge 12.  New Norfolk II - bowling: Leigh Berry 3-39 (6), Mitchell Rice 3-32 (10), Nathan Rice 1-24 (7), Aaron Drew 1-33 (10).

Molesworth II 1 for 44 off 9.2 overs (12 extras) d Richmond/Cambridge 10 for 43 off 23.5 overs (14 extras) at Boyer Oval.  Molesworth II - batting: Jake Foster 15 not out, Jacksyn Mann 14no. Molesworth II - bowling: Brayden Hodge 4-6 (2.5), Martyn Evans 2-14 (6), Aaron Triffitt 1-6 (7), Josh Ransley 1-5 (6), Jack Evans 1-9 (2).

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