Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Local cricket - week 10

Southern Cricket Association
Round 10 - Derwent Valley games

FIRST GRADE
New Norfolk I went down to Wellington at Eady St by five wickets. The Red Caps had first knock and faced out their allotted 50 overs making 9/187. Harry Booth 64 (four fours, two sixes) and John Ferguson 62 (seven fours, one six) were the two shinning lights for the team but no scores over 13 were forthcoming. In reply Wellington finished 5/191 off 31 overs. John Ferguson capped off a good individual performance taking 2-17 off 7 overs.

In the other First Grade match, Molesworth I had a wash out at Boyer Oval with St Virgil's.

SECOND GRADE
Gretna I had the bye.

THIRD GRADE
Playing short on Saturday, Bushy Park went down to Runnymede by 57 runs. The home side had first hit making 10/204 off 49.3 overs. Of the Bushy Park bowlers, Nathan Grant 4-37 off 8.3 overs and Blake Howlett 4-36 (8) did well as did Mitch Crosswell with 2-36 (10). In reply Bushy Park was bowled out for 147 off 25.3 overs. Trent Grant top-scored with 32 while brothers Dylan Grant 27 and Nathan Grant 24 were next best.

Gretna II was no match for the Knights at Collinsvale Oval, losing by 129 runs. The home side had first hit racking up the very good score of 5/334. Darren Lennox took 1-33 (10) and Adam Browning 2-87 (10). In reply Gretna finished 8/205, facing their full 50 overs. Brian Smith again showed all how to bat, making 77 hitting (eight fours and five sixes). Zac Crosswell is in good form of late and scored 33 (seven fours). Well done to captain Damien Hack who played his 150th game for Gretna II on Saturday.

FOURTH GRADE
Playing at home, Bothwell I defeated Molesworth II by six wickets. Molesworth had first knock and was bowled out for 106 off 34.4 overs. Young Jordan Eiszele top-scored for the visitors with 31 (three fours), while opener Nick Piuselli made 19 (two fours). Of the Bucks bowlers, Peter Hansch did well taking 3-19 off 7 overs as did Trent Rogers 3-36 (9). In reply the home side lost just four wickets finishing 4/109 off 27.1 overs.  Brothers Cody Eyles 32 runs and Blake Eyles 30no led the way for a good win for the Bucks. Nick Piuselli was the best of the Molesworth bowlers finishing with 3-25 off 6 overs. In last week's report it was incorrectly stated that Cody Eyles was captain of Bothwell II when in fact he is captain of Bothwell I.

New Norfolk II went down to the Weily Park Rockers by 61 runs at Weily Park. The home side had first hit making 9/214 off 41 overs. Six of the seven Red Cap bowlers took wickets. Of those Cody Morgan-Coleman was the main wicket taker with 2-46 off 10. Josh Walsh showed why he opens the bowling, sending down 10 overs straight and finishing 1-14 with three maidens and not one extra. In reply New Norfolk was dismissed for 153 off 49.5 overs. Young Mitchell Rice opened the batting and top-scored with a well made 57. Rice hit eight fours and one six during his entertaining innings in what was a first half-century for the talented cricketer. Keeper Brendan Skelly also batted well, making 47no including six well-struck fours and one six.

SIXTH GRADE
An excellent spell of bowling from New Norfolk veteran Graeme Rowlands helped New Norfolk III defeat Old Beach by 69 runs and record their fifth straight victory. Playing at Old Beach, New Norfolk had first dig, making 10/126 off 37 overs. Captain Brad Kemmler top-scored with 32 runs (four fours and two sixes). Opener David Mitchelmore made 30. In reply, Old Beach was no match for the Red Cap bowlers with Graeme Rowlands turning back the clock taking 5-21 off 8 overs to help skittle the home side for just 57 off 17.5 overs. Father and son duo Brad Kemmler 2-4 (3) and Blake Kemmler 2-18 (5) also played their part with the ball. Shayne Upton got 1-9 off 0.5.

Bothwell II went down to the Knights by 62 runs. Playing at home, the Bucks won the toss and sent in the Knights who made the good score off 6/215 off 50 overs. Kelvin Eyles was the main wicket taker with 3-36 off 10 overs. In reply Bothwell was dismissed for 153 off 46.2 overs. Opener Anthony White played well with a fine half-century. All other batsman got starts but didn't go on with it. Joey Eyles was next best with 15.

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