|Gretna I all-rounder Craig Cunningham, left, received the Ben|
Eyles Memorial man-of-the-match award from Molesworth
president Brayden Hodge.
Men’s Round 4
50 over matches
NEW Norfolk I kept its SCA winning streak intact, making it four a row with a six-wicket win over Claremont at Tynwald Park in First Grade last weekend. Winning the toss and batting, the Magpies made 8-125 from 36.2 overs. In reply, the Red Caps lost just the four wickets in the run chase, finishing with 4-130 from 17.2 overs. Jordan Banks-Smith, batting at No.4, top-scored with 37 not out from just 29 balls. Matthew Bowden chipped in with 36 from 32 balls and Jordan Willoughby made 29 from 26 balls. Captain Jason Rigby remained 15no. Earlier with the ball for the Red Caps, Jordan Banks-Smith had a good match, taking 3-36 (10). Seb Wishart got 2-3 from 2.2 overs and Ben Smith 2-39 from 10 overs.
A SEVEN-WICKET haul to Gretna I spinner Craig Cunningham steered his side to a 146-run victory in the Ben Eyles Memorial match. Playing at Boyer Oval, Gretna made the good score of 7-275 off its 50 overs. In reply, Molesworth was dismissed for 129 from 32.5 overs. After a rain delay during the home side’s innings, Cunningham snared his best figures of 7-19 from 9.5 overs, his previous best being 5-4. Aaron Maddox took 2-49 (7) and Jamie Duggan 1-33 (6). For Molesworth, opener Josh Ransley made 36, Brayden Hodge 18 and Nick Piuselli 16. Jayden Wilton dug in and remained 12 not out. Earlier with the bat, Rhys Browning made 67, sharing a 84-run stand with Todd Jarvis who got 22. Ben Rainbird made 35 before retiring hurt, putting on 104 with Jamie Duggan, who got 24. Aaron Maddox, batting at No.7, smacked a quickfire 68 not out in a great show of batting. For Molesworth, Jamie Adams did very well, taking 3-28 (10). Brayden Hodge got 2-31 (4) and Josh Ransley 1-16 (2). After the match, Gretna was presented with the Ben Eyles Memorial Trophy and Craig Cunningham was awarded man of the match. Matches have been played in memory of Ben Eyles since 2013. Ben was an exceptional player for the former Ouse Cricket Club for many years and later also with Molesworth .
THE match between New Norfolk II and MacKillop Beltas at North Warrane Oval was a washout.
BOTHWELL I went down to Montagu Bay by just two wickets in the match at Geilston Bay. After being sent in to bat, the Bucks were all out for 126 off 40.2 overs. Nathan Eyles top scored with a fine 48 and opener Simon Eyles made 27. In reply, the home side was pushed by the visitors, finishing with 8-130 from 35.3 overs. Mark Pearce got 2-21 (5), captain Brock Nichols 2-22 (6), Nathan White 2-31 (10) and Simon Eyles 1-2 (1).
In the other Fourth Grade match, Gretna II went down to Wellington by six wickets at home. Sent in to bat, Gretna got off to a good start with openers Trent Grant (42) and Jordan Hastie (18) putting on 57. Jake Campbell did well with 30 but from there the wheels fell of and Gretna was bowled out for 123 off 50 overs. In reply, Wellington finished 4-126 off 26.3 overs. Ross Langford, in his 100th club match, took 2-35 (7). Trent Grant had a good match with 1-30 (10) and Josh Whitford-Marriott 1-51 (4.3).
BUSHY Park got back on the winners’ list when it defeated Bagdad at Bagdad by four wickets. The home team chose to bat and was dismissed for 139 off 34.1 overs. In reply, Bushy Park chased down the total, finishing with 6-140 from 31.1 overs. No other details were available.
In the match at Lindisfarne, New Norfolk III was defeated by the home side by 57 runs. Batting first, Lindisfarne got a very good 6-233 from its 50 overs. In reply, the Red Caps were dismissed for 176 off 40.2 overs. With the bat, openers Chris Ashcroft (70) and captain Steve Sillifant (30) got the side of to a great start with an 83-run partnership, while Craig Field made 20 and Andrew Callander 16. With the ball, Brad Kemmler did well taking 2-28 (10). Stuart Muir got 1-40 (10) and Chris Ashcroft 1-41 (5). There were two run outs.
Molesworth recorded its third win in a row with a two-wicket victory over St Aidans at Boyer Oval on Sunday. Batting first, the visitors were bowled out for 127 off 39.3 overs. Molesworth captain Sam Triffitt took 3-24 (8), David Adams 3-28 (7.3) and opener Dean King sent down eight overs — including five maidens — for 2-9 in a great spell. Daniel Williams got 1-17 (5). In reply, Molesworth finished with 8-133 off 37.1 overs. Dean King had a good match, top scoring with 20 runs, while Larry Menzie got 18 and Sam Triffitt and Michael Murray 17 each.
Bothwell II went down to Wellington by five wickets at Eady St. The Warriors snuck home with just five balls remaining. Batting first, the Bucks made the good score of 8-204 from 40 overs. Opener Anthony White top scored with a well made 63. He put on 93 with Ashley Browning , who got 37 runs. Down the order, Adam Clark kept things ticking over and remained 33 not out. Mathew Glover made 14 and young Jorden Conley did well making 13. In reply, Wellington finished 5-207 from 39.1 overs. The pick of the bowlers included opener Brodie White with 1-27 (8). Jamie Devine got 1-34 (5) while Adam Pearce got 1-36 (5) and Ashley Browning 1-5 (2).
WADE GLEESONNEXT MATCHES - Round 5 - All starting at 10.30am
First Grade - Saturday: New Norfolk I v Wellington at Tynwald Park.
Second Grade - Saturday: Gretna I v Richmond/Cambridge at Gretna; Molesworth I v Derwent at North Warrane Oval.
Third Grade - Saturday: New Norfolk II v Campania at Campania.
Fourth Grade - Sunday: Bothwell I v Hobart at Bothwell; Gretna II v Claremont at Abbotsfield Park.
Fifth Grade - Saturday: Bushy Park v Brighton at Bushy Park Showground; New Norfolk
III v St Annes at Cadbury Oval No.2.
Seventh Grade - Saturday: Bothwell II v Sorell at Sorell Oval No.1; Molesworth II v St Annes at Boyer Oval.