Derwent Valley matches
IN first grade cricket last Saturday, New Norfolk I went down to Rokeby in a thriller at Tynwald Park. Needing five runs from the last over and then two from the final ball with one wicket in hand, the Rokeby batsman skied the ball just beyond the reach of the fieldsmen to claim victory. Red Caps captain Rohan Heron led the way with 52 runs and three wickets while Adrian Eiszele again got amongst the runs with 32. Jamie Maddox and Josh Rowlands bowled very well taking two wicket each.
In second grade on Saturday, Gretna I made it two wins in a row knocking off ladder leaders Richmond/Cambridge by six wickets at Richmond. The home side was bowled out for 162 which was due to some great bowling from Corey Ransley 3-25 from 10 overs and the Craig Cunningham who took 3 for 11 off 10 overs in a superb spell of bowling. At one stage Cunningham's figures were 2-0 from six overs. Yes, six maidens in a row and he finished with seven in total. Two of his victims were caught and bowled and Craig even managed a run out in the field and then made 12 runs with the bat. A real day out to say the least! Mathew Burns got back to the form he is known for with 64 while Rhys Browning continues to get amongst the runs remaining 39 not out. Well done to Tom Allcock on playing his 50th match for Gretna I.
In the other Second grade match, Molesworth I got back on the winners list with a 30-run win over Geilston Bay. Brad Coppleman has been in great form this season and again top-scored with 66 while Jake King gave great support with 47. With the ball it was Jamie Adams with 3-19 and Brayden Hodge 2-12 from nine overs doing the damage while Sam Triffitt also picked up two wickets.
Bushy Park continued on its merry way in third grade, thrashing Campania by six wickets on Sunday. It was the Troy Smith and Mitchell Crosswell show, with Smith taking 4-10 and making 18 runs while Crosswell also took four wickets and top-scored with 43. Nathan Grant also did well taking two wickets. With only six rounds remaining, Bushy Park is looking like a very outfit for a good finals campaign.
Meanwhile Gretna II kept its finals hopes alive with a good 48-run win over Weily Park. The Gretna batsmen did a great job with Aaron Maddox top-scoring with 77 while openers Damien Hack 41 and Bruce Emery 27 gave the team a great start. Brian Smith as always did his bit with 33. With the ball Luke Crosswell and Jackson Ackerly took three wickets each. Special mention to Aaron Maddox and Brock Nichols for their great figures - they didn't bowl a single extra between them.
Thanks to some fine bowling from Brad Kemmler 3-22 from 10 overs and great batting by Aaron Drew 72, New Norfolk II had a great four-wicket win over Old Beach in fourth grade on Sunday. All-rounder Josh Walsh chipped in with 1-21 from 10 overs and a 19 not out in what was a great day for the younger Red Caps.
In fifth grade on Saturday, Molesworth II went down to Sandford by six wickets. Young Jye County was the stand out, making 28 with the bat and bowling superbly to collect 3-11 off nine overs.
FIRST GRADE - Saturday
Rokeby 9 for 215 off 50 overs d New Norfolk I 9 for 214 off 50 overs (28 extras) at Tynwald Park. New Norfolk I - batting: Rohan Heron 52 (8x4s), Adrian Eiszele 32 (4x4s), David Maddox 24, Jarrod Browning 22, Jamie Maddox 17, Leigh Berry 13, Richard Graham 10. New Norfolk I - bowling: Rohan Heron 3-51 (8), Jamie Maddox 2-21 (10), Josh Rowlands 2-23 (10), Ashley Morgan 1-35 (6), Jamie Hill 1-43 (6).
SECOND GRADE - Saturday
Gretna I 4 for 164 off 35 overs (30 extras) d Richmond/Cambridge 8 for 162 off 50 overs (23 extras) at Richmond. Gretna I - batting: Mathew Burns 64, Rhys Browning 39 not out, Craig Cunningham 12. Gretna I - bowling: Craig Cunningham 3-11 (10), Corey Ransley 3-25 (10).
Molesworth 10 for 182 off 44.1 (13 extras) d Geilston Bay 10 for 152 off 40.3 overs at Geilston Bay. Molesworth I - batting: Brad Coppleman 66 (6x4s), Jake King 47 (5x4s, 1x6), Cody Neads 19, Daniel Adams 10, Sam Triffitt 14. Molesworth I - bowling: Jamie Adams 3-19 (4), Brayden Hodge 2-13 (9), Sam Triffitt 2-17 (4), Brad Coppleman 1-11 (5), Nathan Eiszele 1-28 (7.3), Josh Ransley 1-46 (9).
THIRD GRADE - Sunday
Bushy Park 4 for 97 off 22 overs (11 extras) d Campania 10 for 96 off 30.3 overs (23 extras) at Bushy Park Showgrounds. Bushy Park - batting: Mitchell Crosswell 43, Troy Smith 18, Dylan Grant 13 not out. Bushy Park - bowling: Troy Smith 4-10 (5.3), Mitchell Crosswell 4-28 (10), Nathan Grant 2-33 (10).
Gretna II 7 for 217 off 50 overs (23 extras) d Weily Park 10 for 169 off 45.2 overs (31 extras) at Gretna. Gretna II - batting: Aaron Maddox 77 (8x4s, 1x6), Damien Hack 41 (5x4s), Brian Smith 33 (4x4s), Bruce Emery 27. Gretna II - bowling: Luke Crosswell 3-22 (10), Jackson Ackerly 3-41 (9.2), Zac Crosswell 2-61 (10), Aaron Maddox 1-10 (6), Brock Nichols 1-16 (10).
FOURTH GRADE - Sunday
New Norfolk II 6 for 159 off 42 overs (24 extras) d Old Beach 7 for 158 off 50 overs (31 extras) at Old Beach. New Norfolk II batting: Aaron Drew 72, Josh Walsh 19 not out, Zane Nossiter 13no, Nathan Rice 10, Brendan Skelly 10. New Norfolk II - bowling: Brad Kemmler 3-22 (10), Josh Walsh 1-21 (10), Mitchell Rice 1-27 (10), Nathan Rice 1-31 (8), Aaron Drew 1-35 (10).
FIFTH GRADE - Saturday
Sandford 4 for 124 off 33.1 overs d Molesworth II 10 for 123 off 31 overs (30 extras) at Sandford. Molesworth II - batting: Jye County 28 (6x4s), Jacksyn Mann 20, Brad Ransley 10, Nick Piuselli 10. Molesworth II - bowling: Jye County 3-11 (9), Josh Bomford 1-24 (3).