Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Country cricket catch-up

Derwent Valley matches

Round 13 - January 16-17

FIRST GRADE: At Tynwald Park on Saturday, New Norfolk I went down to Rokeby by two wickets. Batting first, the home side made 9/198 off its 50 overs. Joe McCulloch top-scored with 59 (three fours). Glen Williams made 29 (one four) and Chris Ashcroft 22 (three fours). In reply Rokeby reached the target with two wickets in hand and 7.1 overs remaining. Jamie Maddox picked up 3-42 off 10 overs. Joe McCulloch and Harry Booth got two each.

In the match played at Boyer Oval, Molesworth went down to St Aidan's by the big margin of 263 runs. The visitors had first dig, making the very good score of 9/360 off their 50 overs. The Molesworth bowlers tried hard with Josh Ransley taking 3-69 (10) and Brayden Hodge 2/78 (10) the main wicket takers. In reply, the Molesworth batsmen had no answers to the St Aidan's bowlers and was dismissed for 97 off 29.1 overs. Larry Menzie top-scored with 24 (two fours).

SECOND GRADE: On Saturday at Campania, the home defeated team defeated Gretna I by six wickets. Gretna won the toss and batted first, and at one stage was 6/37 but recovered somewhat and made 10/128 off 35.1 overs. The in-form Peter Jelkic made 45 (two fours and two sixes) while Corey Ransley made 19. In reply Campania finished 4/129 off 32.4 overs. Corey Ransley with 2-31 off eight overs and Jackson Ackley with 2-18 (4) were the wicket takers.

THIRD GRADE: Thanks to an excellent spell of bowling from Nathan Grant of 6-17 off 9.3 overs and half centuries to Damien Madden (51 runs) and Troy Smith (50) and 3-27 off 10, Bushy Park did its percentage the world of good with a 199 run win over St Aidan's at Bushy Park. Winning the toss and batting, Bushy Park racked up the big total off 9/258 off 49 overs. Of the other batsmen, Shaun Fenton made 28 and captain Dylan Grant 20. In reply St Aidan's had no answers at all to the bowling of Nathan Grant and Troy Smith and were bowled out for 59 off 26.3 overs. Trent Grant chipped in with 1-5 off two overs.

Under-16s  Zac and Andrew had their senior debut with Gretna
at the weekend. Well done boys.
In the match at Gretna, the home team went down to Sandford by 107 runs. Sandford had first knock, making 9/220 off 50 overs. Spinner Aaron Browning who captured 2/23 off 10 overs and Ryan Emery with 2/47 off 10 were the main wicket takers for Gretna. In reply Gretna was dismissed for 113 off 34.1 overs. Batting at number 11, Darren Lennox top-scored with 19, hitting two very good sixes. Lennox put on a partnership of 30 with 13-year-old Zac Wheeler who made six runs in what was a pleasure to watch. Another youngster Sam Booth batted very well making 17 including three fours. Captain Damien Hack made 15 (three fours) and Luke Wheeler made 13. Congratulations to Under-16 players Andrew McKenzie and Zac Wheeler who played their first senior games for Gretna. Andrew is the 297th player since 1977/78 while Zac is the 298th.

FOURTH GRADE: In a relatively close match, New Norfolk II knocked off Rokeby by 12 runs at Clarendon Vale. Having first hit, the Red Caps lost early wickets and were in big trouble, scrounging at 6/14. But then a rebuild by the lower order got the total to a respectable 10/128 off 32.1 overs. Totals of 33 from Zane Nossiter (three fours), 19 from Adam Nossiter (two fours), 18 from Brendan Skelly and 16 from Leigh Lewis put on valuable runs in what ended up a match-winning score. In reply Rokeby was bowled out for 116 off 25.2 overs. A great spell of bowling from Aaron Drew who sent down 7.2 overs snaring 4-14 and then two wickets each from Liam O'Brien, captain Jamie Hill and Nathan Rice, saw New Norfolk claim a very good win.

Bothwell I cemented themselves in second spot on the ladder with an 18-run win over Knights at Collinsvale. Bothwell made 10/186 off 39.4 overs, batting first. Opener Craig Davey top-scored with 37. Kelvin Eyles was next with 31, then Trent Rogers 29 and Cody Eyles 26. In reply Knights were bowled out just short of the target for 168 off 35.1 overs. Opener Nathan White took 3-47 off 10 overs while two wickets each went to Tyler White, Trent Rogers and Matthew Eyles.

In the match at Bagdad, Molesworth II 10/131 off 26 overs went down to the home side by 62 runs. Bagdad batting first made 10/193 off 42 overs. Liam Triffitt 3-34 was the best of the Molesworth bowlers while J. Nichols took 2-28 off 10. With the bat, captain Sam Triffitt top-scored with 35 which included five fours. Opener Cody Neads made 25 (five fours) while Jake Bearman made 17 (three fours) and Kurt Tomlin made 10.

SIXTH GRADE: Bothwell II went down to Marquis Tigers by four wickets at Lansdowne. Having first knock, the Bucks made 10/164 off 45.4 overs. Opener Anthony White scored 34, keeper Clinton Millhouse made 28, Simon Eyles 24 and Joey Eyles 19. In reply the home team reached the target with 14.3 overs to spare, finishing 6/167. Stuart Eyles was the main wicket-taker with 3-23 off eight overs. Simon Eyles with figures of 2-54 (10) and Joey Eyles with 1-28 (8) were the next best.

The match at Eady St saw New Norfolk III go down to Wellington by six wickets. New Norfolk had first dig and was bowled out for 85 runs off 28 overs. Opener Trent Smith top-scored with 20, hitting two fours, and Trent Mayne was next with 10 (one four). Wellington's reply was 4/92 off just 16.2 overs. Graeme Rowlands was the wicket taker with 3/38 off seven overs.

Round 12 - January 9-10
(First round after Christmas)

FIRST GRADE: In a close one and putting on 24 for the last wicket, New Norfolk I defeated St Adian's at Cambridge Oval. Josh Rowlands 24no and Graeme Rowlands 12no got the job done with just four balls remaining. The home side made 10/151 off 40.3 overs and in reply the Red Caps finished 9/152 off 49.2 overs. Stewart Rice made 20 and Josh Walsh 16. With the ball, Josh Walsh took 3-17 off eight overs. Graeme Rowlands, having a great game, snared a catch and a runout in his figures of 3-42 off 7.3 overs to clean up the St Aidan's batsman.

Molesworth I went down to Old Beach at Old Beach by eight wickets. Batting first, the visitors made the good score 10/228 off their 50 overs only for Old Beach to chase down the target off just 35 overs. Opener Jake King batted well making 78 for Molesworth (six fours, three sixes) while Nick Piuselli at number five did likewise making 71, hitting eight fours and four sixes. Brad Ransley made 18 (one four, two sixes). Larry Menzie was the wicket take with 2-42 (7).

SECOND GRADE: In a nail-biter at Gretna, Wellington defeated Gretna I by one wicket. Needing 41 runs to win with nine wickets down, the visitors got to the last over needing six runs and claimed victory with one ball to spare. At one stage Wellington was in deep trouble, scratching at 5/97. Earlier, Gretna made 8/241 off its 50 overs. Captain Ben Rainbird top-scored with 53 (seven fours). Jackson Ackerly also did well making 39 (three fours) and Corey Ransley made 29 (three fours, one six). With the ball, Ben Rainbird took 3-27 (10) and Aaron Maddox 3-50 (10).

THIRD GRADE: It was another close one with Bushy Park going down to Knights by one wicket. Bushy Park had first knock, making 10/199 off 27 overs. In T/20 style batting, opener Troy Smith smashed the Knights bowlers to all parts of the Collinsvale ground in a whirlwind innings of 96 off just 44 balls. Smith hit 88 runs in boundaries, striking 13 fours and six sixes. Nathan Grant made 20 and Mitch Crosswell and Shaun Fenton made 14 each. In reply the Knights finished with 9/200 off 42 overs. Trent Grant bowled well taking 3-37 off his 10 overs while Simon Bone took 3-42 off five overs. Troy Smith 1-29 (10).

Hobart defeated Gretna II by 56 runs at Risdon Vale. Batting first, the home team made 9/138 off its 50 overs. Darren Lennox bowled well taking 3-24 off 10 overs as did Cameron Emery 3-28 (10). In reply Gretna was bowled out for 82 off 22.1 overs. Peter Jelkic was the only batsman to show any resistance, making 58 including five fours and three sixes. No other batsman made double figures and five failed to score.

FOURTH GRADE: At Bothwell, the home side defeated New Norfolk II by six wickets. Winning the toss, the Bucks sent New Norfolk in to bat and the Red Caps were dismissed for 160 off 45.5 overs. Chris Ashcroft made 42 (four fours), Shannon Long 24 (one four, two sixes) and opener Aaron Drew 18 (two fours). Tyler White bowled well for Bothwell, taking 3-13 off seven overs, Matthew Eyles 3-37 (10) and Brock Nichols 2-25 (7). In reply Bothwell captain Cody Eyles led the way for his team making a very good 73. Mathew Eyles capped off a good day making 26no as Tyler White made 24.

Molesworth II went down to Rokeby by 185 runs at Clarendon Vale. The home team had first knock, making 10/301 off 41 overs. Jack Evans 3-43 (7) and Sam Triffitt 3-61 (10) were the main wicket takers. In reply Molesworth was bowled out for 116 off 24.4 overs. Jake Foster top-scored with 34 (six fours) while Sam Triffitt with 24 (three fours, one six) and Aaron Wingrove 20 (two fours, one six) were next best.

SIXTH GRADE: An excellent five-wicket haul by Liam O'Brien and a 64 run stand by New Norfolk III players Jye Bearman and Coby Kemmler saw their team take victory over Derwent at Tynwald Park on Saturday. The pair came together with the score at 8/77 and went about their business in chasing down the runs. Bearman led the way with 33no (two fours) while Kemmler remained 15no. The Red Caps finished with 7/141 off 37.3 overs. Earlier Liam O'Brien bowled exceptionally well, finishing with figures of 5-18 off eight overs to claim his first ever five-for and helped bowl out Derwent for 140 off 50 overs. Jye Bearman had a good match taking 2-17 off six overs. With the bat, Brendan Skelly did well making 36 (three fours).

Bothwell II with its 6/244 off 50 overs defeated Sandford 10/52 off 19.5 overs at Boyer Oval. Sandford won the toss and sent Bothwell in to bat. A fine 83 from Bradley Eyles and 55 from Kelvin Eyles helped the Bucks to their good score. Stuart Eyles remained 30no while Simon Eyles made 26.
With the ball Kelvin Eyles continued on from his good batting and sent down six overs taking 4-12 in a superb all-round effort. Simon Eyles also got back amongst the action, taking 3-9 off 3.5 overs.

Round 11 - December 19-20, 2015.

FIRST GRADE: Wellington 10/217 off 41.4 overs defeated Molesworth I 10/93 off 30.1 overs at Boyer Oval. Batting: Nick Piuselli 62 (eight fours, one six). Bowling: Nathan Eiszele 4-43 (8.4), Dean King 2-27 (10), Jamie Adams 2-36 (6), Jake King 1-22 (5), Chris Slater 1-50 (8).

New Norfolk I 10/210 off 48.3 overs defeated Old Beach 10 for 201 off 47.3 overs at Tynwald Park.
Batting: David Maddox 37 (five fours), Rohan Heron 35 (three fours, one six), John Ferguson 35 (three fours, one six), Stewart Rice 31 (one four, three sixes), Joe McCulloch 22 (three fours), Harry Booth 10 (one six). Bowling: Kendall Bluett 4-37 (8.3), Joe McCuloch 2-29 (10), Stewart Rice 2-46 (10), Josh Walsh 1-35 (8), John Ferguson 1-41 (10).

SECOND GRADE: Derwent 8/204 off 50 overs defeated Gretna I 10/86 off 21 overs at North Warrane. Batting: Mathew Burns 16 (three fours), Luke Wheeler 13, Jackson Ackerly 12 (one four), Aaron Maddox 10, Tom Allcock 10 (one four). Bowling: Zac Crosswell 2-9 (6), Corey 2-43 (10), Jackson Ackerly 1-36 (8), Aaron Maddox 1-44 (10). Congratulations to Craig Cunningham on playing his 150th game for Gretna I.

THIRD GRADE: Bushy Park 3/95 off 15 overs defeated MacKillop Beltas 10/94 off 30.2 overs at Bushy Park Showground. Batting: Trent Grant 30no, Troy Smith 29, Mitchell Crosswell 11no, Nathan Grant 10. Bowling: Mitchell Crosswell 7-27 (10), Troy Smith 2-19 (5.5), Blake Howlett 1-19 (5).

St Aidans 2/90 off 19.4 overs defeated Gretna II 10/87 off 29.2 overs at Cambridge Oval. Batting: Cameron Emery 30 (five fours), Brodie Gleeson 24 (three fours). Bowling: Adam Browning 1-24 (4), Cameron Emery 1-35 (9.5).

FOURTH GRADE: Bothwell I - Bye

New Norfolk II 6/144 off 33.3 overs defeated Molesworth II 10 for 158 off 42.5 overs at Tynwald Park. (Rain-affected match). New Norfolk batting: Leigh Berry 51 (seven fours, one six), Adrian Eiszele 17 (one four, one six), Chris Ashcroft 16. Molesworth bowling: Brayden Hodge 3-35 (10), Sam Triffitt 1-21 (6), Cody Neads 1-23 (4.3), Jack Evans 1-10 (1).
Molesworth batting: Sam Triffitt 40 (three fours, two sixes), Brayden Hodge 29 (four fours), Cody Neads 19 (one four, one six), Liam Triffitt 12 (one four), Martyn Evans 10. New Norfolk bowling: Nathon Heron 3-34 (10), Ashley Morgan 3-44 (10), Shannon Long 1-3 (1), Graeme Rowlands 1-17 (9.5), Nathan Cashion 1-28 (7).

SIXTH GRADE: Runnymede 10/79 off 22 overs defeated Bothwell II 10/35 off 15 overs at Runnymede. Batting: Simon Eyles 11. Bowling: Nathan Eyles 3/24 (5), Blake Eyles 2/4 (1), Brock Nichols 2/13 (6), Brodie White 2/17 (5).

St Aidan's 10/164 off 41.5 overs defeated New Norfolk III 10/122 off 23.2 overs at Cambridge Oval.
Batting: Nathan Rice 38 (five fours), Aaron Drew 20 (two fours, one six), Coby Kemmler 18, Damien Quinn 14 (two four). Bowling: Nathan Rice 3-30 (8), Brad Kemmler 3-43 (10), Aron Drew 1-27 (8), Damien Quinn 1-11 (3), David Mitchelmore 1-12 (1.5).

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