Friday, February 19, 2016

Local cricket - Round 17

Derwent Valley matches

Round 17 - February 13-14

FIRST GRADE: Molesworth I went down to St Anne's by the big margin of 9 wickets. Molesworth batting first made 10/114 off 38 overs and in reply the visitors chased down the target finishing 1/115 off 25.3 overs. Molesworth tried eight bowlers, but only Daniel Adams could break through, taking 1-11 (3). With the bat Adams also top-scored with 30 (four fours). Dean King made 23no (one four, two sixes) and Brayden Hodge 21 (one four, one six).

It was much the same in the other First Grade match with New Norfolk I going down to third-placed Claremont by seven wickets. The Red Caps were bowled out for 83 off 27.3 overs and in reply the home side finished 3/85 off 19.3 overs. John Ferguson top-scored with 25 (two fours) and Joe McCulloch 16 (two fours, one six). Stewart Rice had the best bowling figures of 1-29 (7), Josh Walsh 1-13 (2.3) and John Ferguson 1-11 (2). With this loss the Red Caps cannot lose fifth spot and will play finals after this weekend's final round.

SECOND GRADE: A five wicket haul from Corey Ransley and a handy 65 from Craig Cunningham saw Gretna I go one step closer to securing a finals spot with a very good 70 run win over Montagu Bay. In a low-scoring match at Geilston Bay, Cunningham made 65 (seven fours, two sixes) out of Gretna's total of 10/156 from 39.1 overs. Defending the lowish total, opener Corey Ransley tore through the Sharks top order, finishing with the fine figures of 5-23 off 10 overs. At one stage Montagu Bay was 6/26 and with the other bowlers, Zac Crosswell 2-6 (3), Craig Cunningham 2-14 (4) and Azza Maddox 1-41 the Sharks were bowled out for 86 off 27 overs. Earlier, captain Ben Rainbird made a quickfire 26 (four fours, one six) and Azza Maddox 17 (two fours). With Gretna playing Old Beach this weekend it builds for a big game regarding finals placings. And to add to it, this will be Gretna I captain Ben Rainbird's 300th club game.

THIRD GRADE: Playing at Sandford, Bushy Park threw away a big chance of taking second spot when it was defeated by Sandford by just 10 runs. Chasing 210 for victory, Bushy Park was cruising at 5/195, but then lost 5/4 to be all out for 199 off 32.3 overs. Five wickets fell with the score on 195. Shaun Fenton batted well for 67 as did Troy Smith who made 65 and Nathan Grant 21. There were four ducks. With the ball Mitch Croswell was the best with 2-19 (10) and Nathan Grant 2-46 (8).

In a high-scoring and good spirited game at Gretna, Gretna II went down to Runnymede by 66 runs. Playing one short, the visitors made 9/316 off 49.2 overs and in reply Gretna gave it a shot but was bowled out 250 off 48 overs. Adam Browning took 3-45 off 10 and also top-scored with good 47 (six fours). Luke Crosswell looked good for 37 (two fours) while Luke Wheeler made 32 (two fours) and Wade Gleeson 23no (one four). Brodie Gleeson took 3-54 (10) and well done to veteran Joey Hack who filled in for Gretna II, playing his 398th game since 1977/78.

FOURTH GRADE: Bothwell I lost a chance of locking in top spot when it went down to the Marquis Tigers by five wickets at Lansdowne. Bothwell batted first and made the good score of 7/215 off its 50 overs. Matthew Eyles has been in top form of late and top-scored with a well made 53. Brad Eyles gave good support with 43 while Kelvin Eyles made 27. In reply the home team finished 5/217 off 30.4 overs. Nathan White was the best of the Bucks bowlers with 2-50 (10) and Brock Nichols 1-26 (6). Bothwell has done well so far in their first season and will no doubt face the Tigers again during the finals.

Molesworth II went down to the Knights at Collinsvale Oval by 125 runs. The home team batting first made 9/245 off its 50 overs and in reply Molesworth was bowled out for 120 in 20.3 overs. No other details were available.

New Norfolk II had the bye.

SIXTH GRADE: New Norfolk III had a good six-wicket win over the Knights at Tynwald Park. Winning the toss and sending the visitors in, the Knights were all out for 116 off 40.2 overs. The Red Caps used 10 bowlers with Aaron Drew having a real purple patch finishing with the fine figures of 4-2 off 3.2 overs. Liam O'Brien continues to send messages to the selectors taking 2-11 (5). Jamie Maddox did likewise, 2-13 (5). In reply New Norfolk got the job done finishing 4/117 off 36.3 overs. Opener Shayne Upton cracked a good 54 hitting five fours, then it was left to keeper Leigh Berry and Nathan Rice who both made 16no. After playing in this match last Saturday, Nathan Rice scored an excellent 91 runs in the Under 16s 139-run win over Wellington. He hit 10 well-struck fours during his big innings, putting on 105 with Coby Kemmler who made 23no (one four). Earlier. Jye Bearman hit five fours on his way to making 51. Well done boys.

Bothwell II went down to top-placed Wellington by 65 runs. Batting first, the visitors made 10/185 off 40.5 overs and in reply Bothwell was dismissed for 120 off 28.4 overs. With the bat, captain Nathan Eyles showed good leadership with a fine 53 while Stuart Eyles was the only other to score double figures with 18. All eight bowlers did very well, with the wicket-takers being Simon Eyles who took 3-15 (3.5), Jackson Jones 3-30 (9), Mathew Glover 2-22 and Adrian Branch 1-25 (4).

SCA ladders after Round 17
After Round 18 the top five teams will play off in the finals.


  1. St Aidans 109 Points
  2. Wellington 101
  3. Claremont 101
  4. St Annes 85
  5. New Norfolk I 56
  6. Old Beach 44
  7. Rokeby 44
  8. Sorell 27
  9. Molesworth I 24
  10. St Virgils 16


  • Derwent 72 Points
  • Wellington 66
  • Richmond/Cambridge 63
  • Gretna I 60
  • Montagu Bay 60
  • Old Beach 54
  • Campania 48
  • Claremont 24
  • Sorell 12


  1. Knights 93 Points
  2. MacKillop Beltas 69
  3. Sandford 63
  4. Bushy Park 60
  5. St Annes 54
  6. Brighton 45
  7. Hobart 45
  8. Runnymede 33
  9. St Aidans 30
  10. Gretna II 18


  1. Marquis 90 Points
  2. Bothwell I 81
  3. Bagdad 57
  4. Knights 54
  5. New Norfolk II 54
  6. Old Beach 51
  7. Weily Park 42
  8. Montagu Bay 39
  9. Rokeby 39
  10. Richmond/Cambridge 33
  11. Molesworth II 15


  1. Wellington 87 Points
  2. St Annes 72
  3. Marquis 69
  4. Weily Park 60
  5. Knights 54
  6. New Norfolk III 51
  7. Old Beach 48
  8. Derwent 45
  9. Runnymede 42
  10. St Aidans 42
  11. Bothwell II 30
  12. Sandford 3

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