Friday, November 9, 2018

Good games despite the weather

SOUTHERN CRICKET ASSOCIATION
Round 2 results

CONSIDERING the 40km/h winds and frequent showers, it’s surprising that only two matches were washed out last weekend.

In first grade, New Norfolk I racked up its second win in as many weeks when it easily defeated Montagu Bay by seven wickets. Playing at Geilston Bay, the Sharks were bowled out for 132 in 33.3 overs. Captain Seb Wishart was the pick of the bowlers, talking 3-17 from seven overs. Jordan Willoughby was the other main wickettaker , with 2-26 off four overs. Opening bowlers Jye Lester sent down seven overs for 1-24 , and Nathan Rice took 1-14 off 4.3. Josh Rowlands took 1-24 off three overs, and Rohan Heron managed two run-outs. In reply the Red Caps did it easily, reaching 2-132 from 25.3 overs. Jordan Banks-Smith showed his class with 50 not out from just 67 balls, and Seb Wishart capped off a great day with 44 not out from 64 balls.

Second Grade
IN the match at Collinsvale, Gretna I again fell victim to its hoodoo when it went down to the Knights by 33 runs. The home team won the toss and elected to bat, making 208 off 49.3 overs. In reply Gretna was dismissed for 175 off 44.5 overs. Opener Todd Jarvis made a welcome return to form with 45 from 66 balls. Corey Ransley again showed maturity with 35 from 36, and Mathew Burns made a quickfire 24 from 20 balls. Trent Grant finished 17 not out. Of the Gretna bowlers, captain and spinner Ben Rainbird took 3-29 off five overs. Fellow spinner Jamie Duggan also did well, taking 2-31 off 10 overs. Zac Crosswell took 2-29 off three overs. Mathew Burns bowled without much luck in taking 1-34 (10), and Craig Cunningham claimed 1-58 (10).

The other match between Molesworth I and St Anne’s at Cadbury No.1 was washed out.

Third Grade
IN a matched reduced to 43 overs a side, New Norfolk II beat Richmond-Cam bridge by 109 runs at Tynwald Park. The Red Caps batted first and made 5-207 off their 43 overs. Openers Jake King (41) and Leigh Berry (25) got their team off to a great start with an 81-run stand. Jye Bearman top-scored with 62 from 69 balls, and Richard Graham also did well to finish 33 not out. Playing one short, the visitors made 9-98 off 34.4 overs. The small total was thanks to some great bowling from New Norfolk, in particular Jamie Hill, who sent down 9.4 overs to claim 6-24 in a fine display with the white ball. Opening bowler Cody Morgan-Coleman was tight with 1-19 (eight overs, three maidens ). Richard Graham had a good day, taking 1-21 off seven, and David Mitchelmore took 1-10 from four overs.

Fourth Grade
Gretna II went down to Montagu Bay by eight wickets. Batting first, the home side was bowled out for just 64 off 39.2 overs. In his first match this season, Jackson Ackerly top-scored with 24. Captain Jordan Hastie made 11 and Josh Whitford-Marriott made 10. In reply, the Sharks finished at 2-66 off 24.1 overs. Josh Whitford-Marriott was the only wicket-taker, claiming 2-34 from 10 overs. Jackson Ackerly didn’t take a wicket, but finished from 0-13 from 10 overs, including five maidens. The other match between Bothwell I and Weily Park Rockers at Weily Park was washed out.

Fifth Grade
A BRILLIANT 88 from Mitchell Crosswell and a six-wicket haul from Dylan Grant helped Bushy Park defeat St Virgil’s by 60 runs at St Virgil’s College. Batting first, the Bees made 145 off 25 overs. Crosswell’s big innings and 25 from Shaun Fenton put on an 80-run stand, giving their bowlers something to defend. The partnership was crucial to the outcome, with six of the Bees’ batsmen making ducks. Adam Van Luxembourg made a very handy 12 not out batting at No.10. In reply the home side was dismissed for 85 off 30.2 overs. This was thanks to some excellent bowling from Dylan Grant, who took the matchwinning figures of 6-9 off 6.2 overs. Aaron Newbon also did very well, taking 3-18 from eight overs, while Geoff Crosswell chipped in with 1-29 off seven overs.

In the other Fifth Grade match, New Norfolk III defeated the Knights at Boyer Oval by 47 runs. The home side made 9-247 from 49.4 overs. Batting at No.5, Craig Dale was on fire, belting 79 from just 47 deliveries , clubbing boundaries to all parts of the big ground. Captain and opener Steve Sillifiant put together a wellmade 77 from 106 deliveries. He put on an 87-run stand with Chris Ashcroft, who made a patient 28. Batting at No.11, Luke Jarvis made his highest score in senior cricket, with a handy 19 not out from 23 balls. In reply, the visitors gave it a good crack, finishing 9-200 off 44.4 overs. Opening bowler Stuart Muir did the damage, taking 3-32 off 10 overs. Liam Kalbfell took 2-27 off 6.4, while Brad Kemmler, Craig Dale, Jordan Gittus and Luke Jarvis took one wicket each.

Seventh Grade
MOLESWORTH II notched up its first win in the 50-over format with a four-wicket victory over the Knights at Collinsvale on Sunday. Batting first, the home side made 8-199 . Opening bowler Michael Murray took 2-29 off five overs. John Fowle did well with 2-33 (8), as did Braydan Hodge 2-42 (8). Daniel Williams claimed 1-34 off six overs, and there was one run-out. Molesworth got the runs with 2.4 overs to spare, finishing at 6-203. Braydan Hodge, batting at No.5, put together a fine 66 to be his team’s top-scorer. Larry Menzie played an important role, with his fine innings of 48 not out guiding the team to victory. Opener and captain Sam Triffett got his team into the match early with a handy 35 runs, while John Fowle made 15.

In the other match on Sunday, Bothwell went down to St Anne’s by eight wickets at Bothwell. Batting first and playing one short, the Bucks were bowled out for 75 off 24 overs. Mathew Glover top-scored with 18, and Brodie White made 16. In reply the visitors raced to 2-79 off 14.3 overs. Young Jorden Conley bowled very well to take 2-20 from five overs to be the best of the Bucks bowlers.
WADE GLEESON

NEXT GAMES

Kookaburra Southern Cricket Association
50-Over Matches
Round 3 - November 10-11

FIRST GRADE
New Norfolk I v St Aidan’s at Cambridge Oval, 4pm.

SECOND GRADE
Gretna I v Sorell at Sorell Oval No.1, 4pm. Molesworth I v St Annes at Boyer Oval, 1.30pm.

THIRD GRADE
New Norfolk II v Wellington at Tynwald Park, 4pm.

FOURTH GRADE
Bothwell I v Gretna II v at Bothwell, 1.30pm.

FIFTH GRADE
Bushy Park v Knights at Bushy Park, 10am. 
New Norfolk III v Lindisfarne at Tynwald Park, 12.45pm.

SEVENTH GRADE
Bothwell II v Wellington at Bothwell, 10am. 
Molesworth v Montagu Bay at Boyer Oval, 10am.

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