Southern cricket – round 15

WITH a well-made century, New Norfolk opening batsman Rohan Heron helped his team into the top five of the Southern Cricket Association 2nd Grade on Saturday against the fourth-placed Richmond/Cambridge. Having won the toss, Richmond/Cambridge would be regretting sending New Norfolk in to bat as they never were in the chase being bowled out for a mere 92 runs off 30.2 overs (22 extras) while pursuing New Norfolk’s 5 for 296 off 50 overs (40 extras). New Norfolk’s bowling attack was right on the money, led by that old hand Graeme “Snowy” Rowlands.

Third-placed Molesworth suffered a one wicket shock loss to the last-placed Runnymede on Saturday at Runnymede. Molesworth won the toss and elected to bat, making the small total of 10 for 136 off 39.2 overs (14 extras). In reply Runnymede just made it – 9 for 137 off 35.2 overs (21 extras).

Sixth-placed Gretna I suffered its third loss in a row, going down to seventh-placed MacKillop Beltas at Cambridge Oval on Saturday. The Beltas won the toss and elected to bat, making the good score of 10 for 273 off 49.4 overs (17 extras). In reply Gretna couldn’t find quite enough runs, making 10 for 241 off 44.5 overs (33 extras).

4th Grade: Bushy Park continued on its merry way with a 108 run win over Marquis Tigers. Bushy Park, on top of the fourth grade ladder, won the toss and elected to bat, hitting up the good score of 6 for 230 off the allotted 50 overs (46 extras). In reply the seventh-placed Tigers with only 10 players finished with 9 for 122 off 35.2 overs (27 extras).

Gretna II with 10 for 152 off 35 overs (35 extras) was defeated by Dynnyrne, 9 for 186 off 44 overs (44 extras).

5th Grade: Some good performances by the young brigade helped Molesworth II make it two wins in a row, defeating Moonah by five wickets at Cosgrove on Sunday. Molesworth  5 for 180 off 38.4 overs (36 extras) defeated Moonah 10 for 176 off 30.4 overs (27 extras). 

Ladders (unofficial), with three rounds remaining. Top 5 play off in the finals.
2nd Grade: Sorell 75pts 1.72%, Rokeby Wanderers 57pts 1.42%, Molesworth I 57pts 1.3%, Richmond/Cambridge 57pts 1.04%, New Norfolk 51pts 1.13%, Gretna I 45pts 1.05%, MacKillop Beltas 39pts 0.83%, Montagu Bay Sharks 24pts 0.7%, Hobart 24pts 0.67%, Runnymede 21pts 0.63%.
4th Grade: Bushy Park 66pts 1.82%, Sandford 60pts 1.09%, Knights 57pts 1.18%, McRobies Gully 54pts 0.99%, Sorell 45pts 0.93%, DOSA 45pts 0.91%, Dynnyrne 39pts 0.91%, Marquis Tigers 39pts 0.88%, Claremont 27pts 0.96%, Gretna II 18 pts 0.61%.
5th Grade: Old Beach 72pts 1.52%, Risdon Vale 57pts 1.54%, Montagu Bay Sharks 54pts 1.54%, MacKillop Beltas 54pts 1.32%, St Aidans 54pts 0.8%, Lindisfarne 48pts 1.13%, Campania 33pts 0.76%, Molesworth II 30pts 0.7%, Moonah 24pts 0.75%, Runnymede 24pts 0.53%.

Next matches (Round 16)
2nd Grade, Sunday, February 12: Molesworth I v Sorell at Boyer Oval, New Norfolk v MacKillop Beltas at Cambridge Oval, Gretna I v Hobart at Gretna.
4th Grade, Saturday, February 11: Gretna II v Claremont at Gretna, Bushy Park v Sandford at Sandford.
5th Grade, Saturday, February 11: Molesworth II v St Aidans at North Warrane.
 
Derwent Valley Cricket Association Old Players Reunion

A reminder that the DVCA old players reunion will be held at the New Norfolk RSL on this Saturday, February 11, starting at midday. Nibbles will be provided and there will also be a history display. If you have any memorabilia such as photos, scorebooks or paper clippings, please bring them along as many memories will be re-lived. If you would like to come along you can give Tony Adams a call on 0408 610 728 or just turn up on the day. If you know of any one who would like to come along, please let them know. Players from the DVCA (which is now in recess) who are still having a hit somewhere, are most welcome to come along.

WADE GLEESON

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