MOLESWORTH I lost to Richmond/Cambridge by six wickets at Boyer Oval. After batting first for 6-105 off its 20 overs Molesworth just missed out when Richmond /Cambridge needed four runs to win from the final ball of the match and hit a six to claim victory. The visitors finished with 5-108 off their 20 overs. Earlier, with the bat for Molesworth, Jamie Adams made 26, Brad Coppleman 21, and Brad Ransley 13. Jeremy Nichols bowled superbly to keep his side in the game, taking 3-4 off his four overs. The other two wickets were run-outs to Josh Ransley and Daniel Coppleman .
In the other match, Gretna I went down to the Knights by seven wickets at Gretna. The home team had first knock and was bundled out for 46 off 17.2 overs. In reply the Knights finished 3-47 off 9.2 overs. Zac Crosswell top-scored for Gretna with 14 from 26 balls and Craig Cunningham made 12
from 27 balls. There were five ducks. With the ball, Aaron Maddox snared 2-13 from four overs and Corey Ransley 1-10 (3).
NEW Norfolk II defeated Sandford by 26 runs at Tynwald Park. Batting first, the Red Caps made 6-102 from 20 overs. Aaron Triffitt did well, top-scoring with 26 not out from 32 deliveries. Opener Cody Neads made 22 from 29 and Richard Graham made 13 from 19. In reply the visitors were bowled out for 76 from 18.3 overs. Richard Graham had a great day out with the ball, taking 3-8 from his four overs. David Mitchelmore did well, capturing 3-14 from 3.3 overs. Jamie Hill backed-up his teammates with 2-12 (4) and Rhys Franklin got 1-21 (4).
PLAYING one short, Bothwell Iwent down to Hobart by seven wickets at Risdon Vale. Having first hit, Bothwell got just 9-37 from 14.3 overs. Kelvin Eyles top scored with 11. In reply Hobart finished with 3-38 from eight overs. Nathan White took 2-18 from 4 overs and Matthew Eyles 1-18 (4).
In the match at Gretna , Gretna II with 6-76 from 20 overs lost to Montagu Bay 3-77 (17.3). Jordan Hastie and Mathew Burns both made 18 runs each. Josh Whitford-Marriott remained 14 not out and opener Trent Grant made 10. With the ball for Gretna, Mathew Burns was very tight, finishing with 1-4 from his four overs. Trent Grant 1-13 (4) and Jake Campbell 1-27 (4) were the other wicket-takers.
ST ANNES, with 7-109 off 20 overs defeated Bushy Park with 8-93 at Cadbury Oval No.1. Opener Geoff Crosswell batted through the innings, making 48 from 53 balls in a great knock. Crosswell and Brad Smith (seven runs) put on a vital 41-run stand. Ben Triffett made 11 from 12 balls down the order. With the ball, Jasper Gerhard Marais was the best of the bowlers with 2-9 from two overs. In the other match played at Tynwald Park, St Virgils defeated New Norfolk III by 19 runs. The visitors got 5-100 from their 20 overs while the Red Caps couldn’t quite get the job done, finishing with 9-81 from 20 overs. Batting at No. 8, Muhammad Amjad top scored with 29. With the ball, Liam Kalbfell did well with 2-16 (4) and a run-out. Craig Dale also did well, taking 2-22 (4).
BOTHWELL II went down to the Knights by seven wickets at Collinsvale. The Bucks had first hit, making the good score of 7-125 from their 20 overs. Opener Anthony White batted very well, making 49 from 47 deliveries. Bradley Eyles made 19 from 14 deliveries while new player Ashley Browning made 17 (21) and Stuart Eyles 11 (6). In reply the Knights lost just three wickets, finishing 3-126 from 17.5 overs. Wicket takers were Brodie White 1-14 (4) and Stuart Eyles 1-33 (4) while Ashley Browning got a run-out.
In the other game, Molesworth defeated St Aidans by forfeit.
Kookaburra Southern Cricket Association
Round 1 - October 27-28
All games start at 10.30am.
Saturday: New Norfolk I v Rokeby at Tynwald Park.
Saturday: Gretna I v Sorell at Gretna; Molesworth I v at Marquis Tigers Ogilvie High School.
Saturday: New Norfolk II v Sandford at Wentworth Park.
Sunday: Bothwell I v Wellington at Eady St Oval No.1; Gretna II v St Aidans at Gretna
Saturday: Bushy Park v New Norfolk III at Bushy Park Show Grounds.
Sunday: Bothwell II v St Aidans at Cambridge Oval; Molesworth II v Montagu Bay at Boyer Oval.