THE Twenty20 match between New Norfolk and Gretna last Wednesday at Tynwald Park was an interesting and controversial match with some great knocks by Jake King of New Norfolk and Mathew Burns of Gretna. There was some great hitting throughout both innings and a large crowd tunred up to see the shorter version of our great game.
The match came down to the wire with New Norfolk winning by just four runs. It was just a pity that these matches start at 5.30pm and not earlier. The light towards the end of the match wasn’t great to say the least, and the umpires should have stopped the game as the conditions were dangerous. With a pace bowler bowling, New Norfolk were quite within their rights, but surely commonsence must prevail. Had someone been hurt I wonder who would have had the finger pointed at them?
Scores – New Norfolk 8 for 145 off 20 overs d Gretna 6 for 141 off 20 overs at Tynwald Park. New Norfolk batting: Jake King 73, Rohan Heron 30, Glen Williams 17. Gretna bowling: Peter Jelkic 4-31 (4), Craig Cunningham 2-21 (4), Corey Ransley 1-18 (3), Mathew Burns 1-35 (4). Gretna batting: Mathew Burns 58 not out (four 4s, two 6s), Rhys Browning 29 (two 4s, one 6), Corey Ransley 21 (two 4s, two 6s), Damien Hack 13 (1-4). New Norfolk bowling: Josh Rowlands 2-31 (4), Ashley Morgan 1-9 (1), Rohan heron 1-25 (4), Stewart Rice 1-28 (4).
Details of the New Norfolk v Old Beach match were not available at the time of writing.