Southern Cricket Association
Finals Week 2 Results
Second Grade second semi-final
After another match-winning century by Brad Coppleman and some great bowling from Brayden Hodge and Martyn Evans, Molesworth I is into its fifth straight Second Grade grand final. Coppleman, who made his third hundred for the season (and the second against Richmond/Cambridge), has been in superb form scoring 935 runs thus far. After winning the toss on Saturday and batting, Molesworth hit up the great total of 7 for 251 from 50 overs.
In an even batting display behind Coppleman, Jake King made 31 with 5x4s, captain Jamie Adams got 26 while Brayden Hodge made 23 not out. In reply, the home side gave it their best shot, but fell 30 runs short. This was due to some great bowling by Martyn Evans who captured thre of the top four batsmen and then Brayden Hodge who skittled through the batting line up taking 5-51 in what was a great all round effort for the day.
The Molesworth train continues on its merry way. The side will now have a week's rest and a wait to see who its opposition will be after Richmond/Cambridge and Montagu Bay battle it out this Saturday in the preliminary final.
Scores: Molesworth I 7 for 251 off 50 overs (11 extras) d Richmond/Cambridge 10 for 221 off 49 overs at Richmond. Molesworth batting: Brad Coppleman 116 (13x4s, 4x6s), Jake King 31 (5x4s), Jamie Adams 26 (2x4s, 1x6), Brayden Hodge 23 not out, Cody Neads 14. (1x4), Daniel Adams 13, Nick Piuselli 12 (1x4), Josh Ransley 5 not out. Molesworth bowling: Brayden Hodge 5-51 (10), Martyn Evans 3-47 (10), Brad Coppleman 1-32 (9).
In the Second Grade first sem-final, Montagu Bay 10 for 154 off 44.4 overs (28 extras) defeated Old Beach 10 for 115 off 39 overs at Geilston Bay.
Third Grade first semi-final
After finishing higher on the ladder, Bushy Park proceeded through to the Third Grade preliminary final after having a washout with Runnymede at the Bushy Park Showground on Saturday. Bushy Park started the first semi-final in style racking up the terrific score of 4 for 276 off its 50 overs. This was mainly due to an excellent century by Mitch Crosswell who belted a fine 107. Crosswell put on a 121 run partnership with Damien Madden who also did well with the willow making 51. Keeper Shaun Fenton continued on his merry way with another fine score of 55 not out.
In reply, Runnymede was 5-81 before the heavens opened up and one would say that they were in big trouble regardless. Mitch Crosswell capped off a top effort taking two wickets as did Dylan Grant.
Bushy Park will now play DOSA in the preliminary final on Saturday for a spot in the big one against Derwent.
Scores: Bushy Park 4 for 276 off 50 overs (32 extras) had a wash out with Runnymede 5 for 81 off 21.2 overs (14 extras) at Bushy Park. Bushy Park batting: Mitch Crosswell 107, Shaun Fenton 55 not out, Damien Madden 51, Trent Grant 16 not out, Troy Smith 15. Bushy Park bowling: Mitch Crosswell 2-19 (7), Dylan Grant 2-29 (4.2).
In the Third Grade second semi-final, Derwent 3 for 109 off 29.1 overs defeated DOSA 10 for 105 off 26.4 overs (13 extras) at New Town High School.
Fifth Grade first semi-final
After the previous week's qualifying final loss, Molesworth II responded in a big way thrashing McRobies Gully by 100 runs at Boyer Oval on Saturday. Winning the toss and batting first, Molesworth hit up the big total of 9 for 253 due to a great innings of 87 from Chris Slater. Slater smashed 4x4s and 7x6s in a great display of batting. Jye County 35 (3x4s and 1x6) and Brad Ransley 24 (3x4s) also did well with the bat as did the whole batting lineup.
In reply, McRobies was bundled out for 153. Jye County 3-37 bowled very well as did Sam Triffitt, Aaron Triffitt and Josh Bomford who all took two wickets apiece, while Brad Ransley captured the final wicket to secure victory.
Molesworth II will now play Dynnyrne this Saturday for a spot in the big one the following week.
Scores: Molesworth II 9 for 253 off 50 overs (41 extras) d. McRobies Gully 10 for 153 off 29.5 overs at Boyer Oval. Molesworth batting: Chris Slater 87 (4x4s, 7x6s), Jye County 35 (3x4s, 1x6), Brad Ransley 24 (3x4s), Jacksyn Mann 17, Sam Triffitt 12 (3x4s), Aaron Triffitt 11 not out (1x4), Josh Bomford 11 (1x4), Jack Evans 10. Molesworth bowling: Jye County 3-37 (8), Sam Triffitt 2-16 (4), Josh Bomford 2-25 (6), Aaron Triffitt 2-39 (8), Brad Ransley 1-3 (0.5).
The Fifth Grade second semi-final saw Knights 10 for 195 off 47 overs (27 extras) defeat Dynnyrne 10 for 178 off 35.2 overs (12 extras) at Cambridge Oval.