Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Molesworth II's first premiership in 20 years

Southern Cricket Association 5th Grade premiers Molesworth II.
AFTER going down in the Fifth Grade qualifying final a few weeks back, Molesworth II turned the tables on the Knights to win its first Southern Cricket Association grand final on Saturday. With the game being moved to Richmond due to the sprinklers being left on at Cambridge Oval, it was reduced to a 35-over match.

Molesworth had first hit and made the excellent score of 6 for 211. Openers Jacksyn Mann 44 and Brad Ransley 34 put on an opening stand of 47 which set up the innings. When Ransley was run out, in came the in-form Jye County who hit a very good 39 putting on a superb 96 with Jacksyn Mann. Two wickets then fell on 151, but a very good 36 off just nine balls from Jake Foster (3x4s, 3x6s) lifted the total to 204. Chris Slater also did well late in the innings with 23 which included three nice 6s and Molesworth reached 6 for 211 off its 35 overs.

Man of the match
Brad Ransley.
In reply, the Knights were going well at 3-73, but then lost regular wickets and were bowled out after 30 overs. In a fine bowling performance from the Molesworth boys, Brad Ransley took 3-10 off 5, while captain Sam Triffitt took 2-22 from 7. Chris Slater, Aaron Triffitt and Jye County all took top -order wickets with one each and in the end Molesworth ran out big winners by 95 runs.

After making 34 with the bat then taking 3-10 young Brad Ransley was awarded the man of the match medal. This was a excellent win to end what has been a great season from a young team. The last time Molesworth II won a grand final was back in the Derwent Valley Cricket Association in the season of 1995/96 when they defeated New Norfolk II in B-Grade. Congratulations coach to David Adams and all the players, officials and volunteers for the big turn around of the club on and off the field.

SCORES: Molesworth II 6 for 211 off 35 overs (15 extras) d Knights 10 for 116 off 30 overs at Richmond. Molesworth batting: Jacksyn Mann 44 (4x4s), Jye County 39 (3x4s), Jake Foster 36 (3x4s, 3x6s), Brad Ransley 34 (6x4s), Chris Slater 23 (3x6s). Molesworth bowling: Brad Ransley 3-10 (5), Sam Triffitt 2-22 (7), Chris Slater 1-10 (3), Jye County 1-16 (6), Aaron Triffitt 1-25 (5).

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