After recording its first victory for the season last week, New Norfolk I went down to Old Beach by 19 runs. Playing at Old Beach, the home side had first dig making 10/227 off 46.2 overs. Stewart Rice bowled well taking 3-37 off his 10 overs as did Josh Rowlands with 2-45 (8.2). In reply, the Red Caps were bowled out for 208 off 48.5 overs. Stewart Rice had a good match as he continued on with his good form with the willow, making his third half century in a row with a very fine 87. Rice hit four fours and eight very good sixes that reportedly landed well out of the ground. Captain Jason Rigby the only other batsman to have an impact with the bat making 45 (3x4s).
Molesworth had a good win, defeating Richmond/Cambridge by six wickets at Richmond. After bowling the home side out for 115 off 41.2 overs, Molesworth chased down the runs with the loss of just four wickets from 33.3 overs. Captain Jamie Adams made 44no (four fours) and opener Brayden Hodge 34 (one four, one six). Daniel Coppleman took 2-18 from 7 overs, Josh Ransley 2-4 (1.2) and Brad Coppleman 1-16 (10) with 5 maidens. Brayden Hodge 1-17 (7) with four maidens.
Gretna I went down to Sorell at Sorell by 58 runs. Sorell had first hit making 3/254 off 50 overs and in reply Gretna was bowled out for 196 off 42.2 overs. Ben Rainbird put in a good effort making 51 (two fours, three sixes) and Jon Smith made 45 (five fours). With the ball, opener Corey Ransley had the best figures of 1-27 (10). Well done to Gretna I wicket keeper/batsman Glenn Blackwell who on Saturday played his 350th club game. Blacky has given the club great service, both on and off the field.
Playing at home, Bothwell I recorded a good six wicket win over St Virgil's. The visitors were bowled out for 104 off 36.5 overs. Matthew Eyles did very well taking 4-23 (9.5) as did opener Brock Nichols 3-24 (10). Brodie White was also very good finishing with great figures of 2 for just 11 runs off his 8 overs. Craig Pursell took 1-42 (9). With the bat, young opener Tyler White showed no mercy making a fine even 50 not out, while fellow opener Simon Eyles made 33.
In the match at Bushy Park, the home side went down to Hobart by seven wickets. After being sent in, Bushy Park made 8/218 off its 50 overs. Shaun Fenton who has made 50 and 92 in the past two weeks, continued his great form, making another half century with 55. Geoff Crosswell was next best with 27 and Troy Smith 22. In reply Hobart finished 3/220 off 47.1 overs. Bushy Park used nine bowlers with Geoff Crosswell 2-46 (8) and Troy Smith 1-21 (10) the wicket-takers.
New Norfolk II went down to ladder leaders Bagdad by four wickets at Bagdad. Losing the toss and being sent in, New Norfolk was 4/20 and things didn't get much better finishing 9/91 off 27 overs. Captain Nathan Heron top-scored with 21 (one four). Aaron Triffitt didn't bat. Bagdad made it hard finishing 6/92 of 30 overs. Liam O'Brien opened with the ball taking 2-20 (6). Jamie Hill 2-32 (8) and Coby Kemmler 2-8 (2).
Playing at Shoobridge Park, Gretna II 10/172 off 41.2 overs lost to Derwent 4/174 off 36.3 overs. Luke Wheeler made a welcome return to form making 54 (eight fours). Opener Jake Campbell hung around making 29 (four fours) and captain Tom Allcock made 28 four fours, one six). With the ball, Jake Campbell took 2-67 (9.3). Adam Browning bowled very well 1-15 (10) and Aaron Browning 1-30 (6). Well done to Gretna II's evergreen Brian Smith who at age 54 played his 300th club game on Saturday.
Molesworth II let a chance of victory slip by when it lost to Brighton by 46 runs at Pontville. Batting first, Brighton made 10/112 off 29.1 overs. In reply Molesworth was bowled out for just 66 off 15.3 overs. Jack Evans top-scored with 17 (three fours) and Jeremy Nichols 14,(one four, one six). With the ball it was much brighter news with opener Jack Evans having a good day all round taking 4-24 (8). Timmy Nichols also did well with 3-12 (4.1).
New Norfolk III accounted for the MacKillop Beltas by six wickets at Tynwald Park on Sunday. After bowling the visitors out for just 66 off 32.4 overs, New Norfolk finished 4-68 off 14.4 overs. Jake Bearman had a top day and top-scored with 23 (two fours) and took 3-28 (8.4) as did captain Graeme Rowlands 19 (one four) and 2-5 (5). Brad Kemmler took 2-10 (5). Cody Morgan-Coleman 2-10 (6) and Stuart Muir 1-9 (8) including four maidens.
Bothwell II had a thumping 154 run win over Sandford at Bothwell. Having first hit the home side made the very good score off 10/264 off 49.1 overs. Young Blake Eyles batting at number seven made an excellent 57. Mathew Glover did very well also making 47. While Anthony White made 38. Troy Branch 24 runs and opener Michael White 22. In reply Sandford finished well short 9/110 off 24.5 overs. Captain Peter Hansch bowled well 3-9 (1.5) as did young Rhys Franklin 3-36 (6) while Mark Pearce was tight 2-20 (7) and Mathew Glover 1-23 (6).