Southern Cricket Association
Finals Week 3 Results
Fifth Grade preliminary final
After a close two-wicket win over Dynnyrne at Cambridge Oval on Saturday, Molesworth II is now through to the Fifth Grade grand final. In what was a relatively low-scoring match, Molesworth showed it has what it takes when the pressure is on.
Batting first, Dynnyrne made 10 for 148. This small total was due to some excellent bowling from the Molesworth attack, particularly captain Sam Triffitt who sent down 6.5 overs to capture 5-27 and Jye County who bowled 8 overs for 3-18. The pair kept the opposition right in check right to the end. Ever reliable Chris Slater also applied the pressure with a fine spell of tight bowling finishing with 1-16 off 9 overs. Aaron Triffitt also picked up a wicket.
In reply, Molesworth got off to a great start with openers Brad Ransley (39 runs) and Jacksyn Mann (21 runs) putting on a solid 64-run partnership. Sam Triffitt made it an even better effort with a very handy 23, while Jake Foster did likewise with 15. At the end it was Aaron Triffitt with 10 not out and Tyson Gray 4 not out who finished off the match a great result for the club.
Scores: Molesworth II 8 for 149 off 34.1 overs (33 extras) d Dynnyrne 10 for 148 off 41.5 overs (25 extras) at Cambridge Oval. Molesworth batting: Brad Ransley 39 (4x4, 1x6), Sam Triffett 23 (3x4), Jacksyn Mann 21 (2x4), Jake Foster 15 (2x4), Aaron Triffitt 10 not out, Tyson Gray 4no. Molesworth bowling: Sam Triffitt 5-27 (6.5), Jye County 3-18 (8), Chris Slater 1-16 (9), Aaron Triffitt 1-27 (5).
Third Grade preliminary final
In the Third Grade Preliminary final, DOSA defeated Bushy Park by 14 runs. DOSA 4 for 327 off 50 overs (34 extras) d Bushy Park 10 for 213 off 30.1 overs at Eady Street on Saturday. No other results were provided.
Second Grade preliminary final
Montagu Bay caused a real upset when it defeated favourites Richmond/Cambridge by five wickets.
After finishing on top of the ladder at the end of the season, the finals series saw Richmond/Cambridge bundled out in straight sets. Molesworth I will now play Montagu Bay in the grand final at Boyer Oval. Scores: Montagu Bay 5 for 205 off 49 overs (7 extras) d. Richmond/Cambridge 10 for 204 off 50 overs (12 extras) at Richmond.
Farewell Cheryl Rainbird
Sincere condolences to the Rainbird and Cashion families on the passing of Cheryl Rainbird last week. Cheryl was a former secretary of the Gretna Cricket Club with husband Peter for 23 years and was made a life member in 2004. Cheryl's dedication and tireless work for the club will always be remembered.