Thursday, February 21, 2019

Local cricket - Round 13

Tyler White and Brock Nichols take care of the scoring during
their match against Gretna at Bothwell.
Kookaburra Southern Cricket Association 
Men’s One Day matches
Round 13

WITH just one round remaining before finals, the cricket season is starting to really heat up. Some teams are now out of contention for a finals spot, while others are working out all the scenarios of their potential position. One match to look out for this weekend will be the seventh grade do-or-die match between 4th placed Molesworth II and 5th placed Bothwell II at Bothwell. The winner plays finals while its curtains for the loser. Here's how last weekend's games played out.

Playing at Cambridge, New Norfolk I went down to St Aidans by seven wickets on Saturday. Batting first, the visitors made 6/214 off 48 overs and in reply St Aidan's chased down the target, finishing 3/216 from 26.5 overs. With the bat for the Red Caps, captain Jason Rigby led from the from with nearly a run a ball, 71 from 78 deliveries, including four fours and one six. Openers Jordan Willoughby made 47 (three fours, one six) and Rohan Heron 34 (four fours). Aaron Drew remained 33 not out (33). Best of the wicket takers was Jordan Willoughby with 1-27 (5).

Playing at home on Saturday, Gretna I lost its second match in as many weeks, and in turn gave up top spot on the ladder when they went down to St Anne's by six wickets. Batting first, the home side batted through the 50 overs and made the score of 9/147. Mathew Burns made 36 in the middle order, Jamie Duggan put on a handy 28 at number eight and opener Ben Rainbird made 19. In reply, St Annes finished 4/148 off 39.3 overs. Peter Jelkic was the main wicket taker with 2-27 (5.3).

During the match at Gretna,  celebrities Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman were reportedly in the red helicopter that was flying over the ground. The famous duo were said to have been staying at Woodbridge in New Norfolk, and then Truffle Lodge at Gretna. Was it really them?

In the match at Boyer Oval, Molesworth I went down to Sorell by 168 runs. Sorell had first hit, making 6/289 off 50 overs. In reply, Molesworth finished 9/121 off 29.5 overs. With the ball, Jeremy Nichols did well taking 3-48 from 10 overs. Kye Tomkinson 2-58 (10) and Daniel Coppleman 1-54 (10). Although batting one short, Molesworth got of to a good start with Josh Ransley who topped scored with 34 and Daniel Coppleman 29, the pair putting on an opening stand of 64. From here, wickets fell regularly. Larry Menzie tried hard and remained 25 not out and Jamie Adams made 14.

Thanks to a century from opener Ryan Banks-Smith and a five wicket haul from spinner David Mitchelmore, New Norfolk II posted its 13th win for the season, with a massive 219 run win over Bagdad on Sunday. Batting first, the Red Caps made the big score of 10/330 off their 50 overs. It all started with Banks-Smith and Leigh Berry (32 runs, five fours) who put on 48 for the first wicket. Chris Ashcroft then went for 12. The century maker then pilled on 124 with Cody Neads who made 52 from just 50 deliveries. Next in, Stewart Rice didn’t waste any time and smashed a quickfire 54 from just 26 balls. Rice clubbed four fours and four sixes, which left nearby golfers dodging a bigger white ball than normal. The pair putting on 86 runs together and Banks-Smith brought up his hundred and was eventually out for 116 off 109 balls. The youngster hit a game-high 14 fours and three sixes in a terrific display of controlled hitting. Cody Morgan-Coleman at number 11 made 13 and the big total was set. Bagdad was never in the hunt and was dismissed for 111 off 30 overs. Enter spinner Dave Mitchelmore who took full control of the batsmen, taking 5-23 from 6 overs in an excellent spell of bowling that snuffed out any chance of a home team win. Opener Cody Morgan-Coleman also bowled with great control taking 1-16 from 6. Nathan Rice 1-27 (8) and Josh Walsh 1-31 (5) chipped in and the Red Caps now sit 25 points clear on top of the third grade ladder with one match to play.

Jackson Ackerly, left, played his 200th club match for Gretna,
making a half-century, while Jake Campbell made 68, and Adam
Browning played his 150th match for the club.
Playing at Bothwell, Gretna II recorded its third win of the season with a 40-run win over Bothwell I on Sunday. Winning the toss, captain Brian Smith elected to bat and his openers didn’t let him down. Jake Campbell 68 runs and Jackson Ackerly 52 runs, batted superbly, putting on a fine partnership of 109. Campbell then shared a 41 run stand with Ross Langford who made 22. Brian Smith remained 11 not out and the team made 9/181 from its 50 overs. Nathan Eyles was the best of the Bucks bowlers, finishing with the good figures of 10 overs, including two maidens, taking 4-30. Tyler White 2-32 (10) and captain Brock Nichols 1-32 (10) did their bit while veteran Joey Eyles used his experience taking 1-10 from 4 and also effected a run out. In reply, Bothwell fell short, finishing 9/141 from its 50 overs. At number six, Brock Nichols top-scored with 32. Kelvin Eyles gave good support making 29, while Nathan Eyles made 12 and Brad Eyles 12 not out. Of the Gretna bowlers, Adam Browning made a welcome return taking 3-19 (10) with two maidens. Ross Langford 2-26 (10) and Josh Whitford 2-28 (10) were very good with the new ball. After his good knock, Jake Campbell finished with 2-34 (9) in what was a team lifting win. Congratulations to Jackson Ackerly on playing his 200th club match for Gretna and also to Adam Browning on playing his 150th club match. Well done fellas, great stuff.

New Norfolk III made it back-to-back wins when it defeated Bagdad by 85 runs at Tynwald Park on Saturday. Batting first, the Red Caps made the good score of 10/212 off 48.3 overs. Opener Steven Sillifant top-scored with 51. Sillifant put on 46 with fellow opener Nathan Heron who made 20 and then 69 with Coby Kemmler who made 22. Brad Kemmler made a very handy 30 at number six as did last-in Christopher Hall who got the tail wagging with 26 not out. Jake Sorrenson made 13. In reply, the visitors never really got going and were bowled out for 127 off 41.5 overs. This was due to some very good bowling of spinner and captain Nathan Heron who sent down seven overs with three maidens taking the very tidy figures of 3-9.! Heron skittled through the top order, taking three of the first four batsmen. Corey Field also finished with very tidy figures claiming 2-19 from seven overs, while Jake Sorrenson, Coby Kemmler and Jack Morgan-Miller all took one wicket each. Nathan Heron and Jake Morgan-Miller got a run out each.

In the other fifth grade match, Bushy Park forfeited to Lindisfarne at St Virgil’s College.

Bothwell I allrounder Nathan Eyles waiting
for his turn to bat in the 4th grade game.
Bothwell II kept its finals hopes alive with a 7-wicket win over St Anne's at Cadbury’s Oval No.1 on Sunday. Batting first, the home side, playing two short, made 8/85 from 28 overs. The duo of Nathan White 3-9 (7) and Brodie White 2-19 (6) bowled superbly for the Bucks, giving nothing. Jamie Divine took 1-13 from 4 and Ashley Browning 1-7 (1). There was one run out. In reply, Bothwell finished 3/88 with young Brodie White the star of the day top-scoring with a fine 48 not out.

In the other match, Molesworth II also keeping their finals chances alive with a 59-run win over the Knights at Collinsvale. Batting first, the visitors made 10/207 off 36.3 overs. Opener, young Jayden Wilton top-scored with a solid 42 setting the innings up. John Fowle at number four made 37, while Daniel Williams made 26, Michael Murray a handy 19. Last-in Craig Vernon made 17 and Brad Jarvis made 15. In reply, the Knights were bowled out for 148 off 26.1 overs. All the bowlers did a terrific job for Molesworth, with John Fowle taking 3-18 off 7.1 as did Jayden Wilton 3-31 (6) and Michael Murray 3-48 (6). Brad Jarvis 1-32 (4). A good victory at this stage of the season.

Round 14 - last before the finals
All matches start at 10.30am

New Norfolk I v St Anne's at Cadbury Oval No.1.

Gretna I v Derwent at Lindisfarne Oval No.1
Molesworth I v Knights at Collinsvale Oval.

New Norfolk II v Wellington at Eady St.

Bothwell I v Claremont at Abbotsfield Park.
Gretna II v at Weily Park.

Bushy Park v Knights at Bushy Park Showground.
New Norfolk III v Brighton at Pontville Park.

Bothwell II v Molesworth II at Bothwell.

after Round 13

(Top five play off for finals)
St Anne's 78
Wellington 62
New Norfolk I 57
St Aidan's 52
Rokeby 42
Claremont 36
Old Beach 26
Montagu Bay 0

(Top four play off for finals)
Sorell 65
Gretna I 58
Knights 57
Richmond/Cambridge 55
St Anne's 47
Derwent 27
Molesworth I 23
Marquis 12

(Top four play off for finals)
New Norfolk II 88
Wellington 63
Campania 60
MacKillop Belta’s 59
Bagdad 40
Old Beach 24
Sandford 16
Richmond/Cambridge 14

(Top four play off for finals)
Hobart 72
Weily Park 71
Montagu Bay 62
Wellington 58
Bothwell 37
St Aidan's 37
Gretna 19
Claremont 10

(Top four play off for finals)
Lindisfarne 76
St Virgil’s 66
St Anne's 55
Knights 52
Bushy Park 39
New Norfolk III 34
Brighton 33
Bagdad 0

(Top four play off for finals)
Wellington 61
St Aidans 61
Sorell 59
Molesworth II 59
Bothwell 56
MacKillop Beltas 55
Montagu Bay 54
Knights 43
St Anne's 41
Old Beach 36
St Virgil’s 22

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