NEW Norfolk I made it three wins on the trot when they easly accounted for Sandford at Tynwald Park on Saturday. Sandford won the toss and sent New Norfolk into bat. The Red Caps hit up an excellent score of 8 for 266 off their 50 overs. Ever-reliable Stewart Rice topped scored with a well-made 71, sharing a 97 run partenership with captain Glen Williams (24). Leigh Berry made 41 in the lower order, teaming up with Josh Rowlands (30no). In reply Sandford had no answers for bowlers with excellent spells from Jamie Maddox 5 for 16 off just 4 overs and Stewart Rice 3 for 18 and Josh Rowlands 2 for 34 to have the Sandford team all out for 130.
BUSHY Park recorded their second win in as many weeks by defeating Derwent by eight wickets. Played at New Town High School the match was all over at lunch time with Bushy skittling through the Derwent batsmen and having them all out for a paltry 41. They couldn’t handle the superb bowling of Nathan Grant who finished with 5 for 10 off 10 overs including a runout. Troy Smith was the other multiple wicket taker with 2 for 15. Then opening the batting with Trent Grant, Smith made 11 while Grant made 13no and brother Nathan who could do no wrong made 11no and Bushy finished 2 for 45 in a very comfortable win.
Molesworth I had a good win over Runnymede at Boyer Oval on Saturday. Molesworth had first dig and made the good score of 10 for 238. Run-machine Brad Coppleman again led the way making 70 runs (10 4s and one 6). He was backed up by opener Nick Piuselli (57) and a great 42 runs by the big-hitting Shannon Long also helped. Long’s quick fire included three 4s and four 6s, one of which landed in the goal square at the footy clubrooms end and another would’ve hit a car had it not been moved moments beforehand. Brad Ransley showed great character down the order with a handy 22. Runnymede lost their first wicket at 31, but settled for a short period before losing three wickets with the score on 85 and another with the score at 89. They pushed on and managed to get to 210 which was just 28 runs short of the target. Brad Coppleman finished his day off capturing four of the last five wickets to finish with 4 for 31 while Ricky Martin and Nathan Eiszele both had figures of 2 for 34.
Gretna II continued on with their winning form defeating the Knights at Gretna by 43 runs. Gretna had first hit, making the competitive total of 10 for 216 with Bruce Emery who came in at first drop making 76no. Joey Eyles made 29, while the younger players Nick Wakefield made 24 and Todd Jarvis 23. The Knights put up a good fight, but couldn’t quite match it with Gretna making 10 for 173. Father and son Joey and Cody Eyles teaming up to take three wickets each to be the main destroyers for Gretna.
Gretna I recorded their third win in a row, defeating Derwent at Gretna by 44 runs. Gretna had first hit and at one stage were 3 for 123 but a collapse set in and they lost the last seven wickets for just 47 and were bowled out for 170. Craig Cunningham top-scored with 45 while the in-form batsman Mathew Burns made 31 to the best for the Gretna batsmen. Derwent put up a good battle, but were bowled out for 126 with Craig Cunningham capping off a great day causing havic with his spinners, taking 4 for 22 and also two catches. Mathew Burns finished off his day taking three to be one of the main wicket takers.
In fifth grade New Norfolk II won the toss and sent a short (10 players) Montagu Bay into bat in their match at Tynwald Park. The Red Caps had the Sharks in all sorts of trouble and just about all out with eight wickets down for about 80 runs but a match-saving last-wicket stand by Sharks batsmen J. Weavell and M. Khattri put on 80-odd to take their total to 162. Ashley Morgan bagged 4 for 26 while Jacob Wessing took 2 for 35. New Norfolk gave the low Montagu Bay score a good shake, but fell 12 runs short. T. Hanson top-scored with 29, while captain Jamie Hill chipped in with 26 and Daniel Taylor made 19.
In the other fifth grade match Molesworth II went down to Wellington by six wickets at Eady St. The Stars had first hit and were dismised for the small total of 83. Captain Mathew Hay again showed great fight making 30no, while S. Evans was the only other batsman to score doulble figures with 15. In reply Wellington lost just the four wickets, reaching the score in 15 overs. Jye County again stood up taking two wickets while Tim Nichols and S. Evans picked one each.
SCORES – SECOND GRADE: New Norfolk I 8 for 266 off 50 overs (33 extras) d Sandford 10 for 130 off 35.2 overs (26 extras) at Tynwald Park. New Norfolk batting: Stewart Rice 71, Leigh Berry 41, Rohan Heron 37, Josh Rowlands 30no, Glen williams 24, David Maddox 14. New Norfolk bowling: Jamie Maddox 5-16 (4), Stewart Rice 3-18 (7.2), Josh Rowlands 2-34 (10).
Gretna I 10 for 170 off 33.1 overs (28 extras) d Derwent 10 for 126 off 44.2 overs (18 extras) at Gretna. Gretna batting: Craig Cunningham 45 (five 4s), Mathew Burns 31 (two 4s, two 6s), Glenn Blackwell 17 (three 4s), Jackson Ackerly 17 (one 4), Cameron Emery 11no. Gretna bowling: Craig Cunningham 4-22 (10), Mathew Burns 3-34 (10), Cameron Emery 1-13 (4.2), Corey Ransley 1-25 (9).
Molesworth I 10 for 238 off 50 overs (14 extras) d Runnymede 10 for 210 off 48.2 overs (36 extras) at Boyer Oval. Molesworth batting: Brad Coppleman 70 (10 4s, one 6), Nick Piuselli 57 (10 4s, one 6), Shannon Long 42 (three 4s, four 6s), Brad Ransley 22 (four 4s), Ricky Martin 15 (one 6). Molesworth bowling: Brad Coppleman 4-31 (10), Nathan Eiszele 2-34 (10), Ricky Martin 2-34 (10), Brad Kemmler 1-25 (4.2), M. Siely 1-36 (9).
FOURTH GRADE: Gretna II 10 for 216 off 49.5 overs (30 extras) d Knights 10 for 173 off 44.3 overs (23 extras) at Gretna. Gretna batting: Bruce Emery 76no (three 4s), Joey Eyles 29 (three 4s), Nick Wakefield 24, two 4s), Todd Jarvis 23 (1-4), Adam Browning 13 (1-4), Jordan Hastie 10. Gretna bowling: Joey Eyles 3-27 (10), Cody Eyles 3-28 (5.3), Bruce Emery 1-23 (7), Todd Jarvis 1-28 (5), Adam browning 1-29 (7), Darren Lennox 1-32 (10).
Bushy Park 2 for 45 off 8.5 overs (6 extras) d Derwent 10 for 41 off 23.1 overs (16 extras) at New Town High School. Bushy Park batting: Trent Grant 13no, Nathan Grant 11no, Troy Smith 11. Bushy Park bowling: Nathan Grant 5-10 (10), Troy Smith 2-15 (6), Dylan Grant 1-2 (2), Nick Fenton 1-0 (0.1).
FIFTH GRADE: Montagu Bay Sharks 9 for 162 off 44.5 overs (34 extras) d New Norfolk II 10 for 150 off 36 overs (25 extras) at Tynwald Park. New Norfolk batting: T. Hanson 29, Jamie Hill 26, Daniel Taylor 19, Dylan Pearce 14, Ashely Morgan 14, Mitchell Rice 11. New Norfolk II bowling: Ashley Morgan 4-26 (10), Jacob wessing 2-35 (10), N. Gregory 1-12 (0.5), Jamie Hill 1-23 (10), Mitchell Rice 1-29 (5).
Wellington 4 for 86 off 15 overs (11 extras) d Molesworth II 10 for 83 off 29.2 overs 916 extras) at Eady Street. Molesworth batting: Mathew Hay 30no, S. Evans 15. Molesworth bowling: Not supplied.
Next games, Round 6
All matches start at 10.30am
SECOND GRADE – Saturday: Gretna I v Montagu Bay Sharks at Geilston Bay; Molesworth I v Richmond/Cambridge at Richmond; New Norfolk I v Derwent at Tynwald Park.
FOURTH GRADE – Saturday: Gretna II v Hobart at Risdon Vale; Bushy Park v McRobies Gully at Bushy Park Showgrounds.
FIFTH GRADE – Sunday: New Norfolk II v Molesworth II at Boyer Oval.