Local cricket – week two

Southern Cricket Association
Round 2 – Derwent Valley games

NEW Norfolk I registered its first win of the season with a very good seven-wicket victory over Old Beach thanks to some very good bowling by all of the six Red Cap bowlers. Old Beach batting first was bowled out for 90 off 44.2 overs. Joe McCulloch did very well taking 3-15 off 7 overs. John Ferguson sent down 8.2 overs taking 2-10. Veteran Stewart Rice also took two wickets for 19 off his 10 overs. Mention must go to Josh Rowlands who took 1-7 off seven overs including three maidens. Andrew Drew 1-17 off 7 including three catches. Josh Walsh 1-19 off 5. In reply New Norfolk had little trouble chasing down the small target, finishing 3-96 off just 18 overs. Opener and captain David Maddox remained 46 not out, with 30 of these runs coming in boundaries (6x4s, 1×6). Rohan Heron 23 (1×4, 1×6), Stewart Rice 10no (1×4, 1×6).

In the other second grade match, Wellington defeated Molesworth I at Eady St by nine wickets. Molesworth had first knock and finished 8 for 95 off 36.2 overs. Cody Neads again top scored with 25 (3x4s). Captain Jamie Adams 16 (1×4) and Jake King 15. Daniel Adams retired hurt and Brayden Hodge didn’t bat. Wellington lost just the one wicket in the run chase finishing 1-101 off just 16.3 overs. Nathan Eiszele was the wicket taker with 1-21 off 6 overs.

IN a good run-scoring match, at Gretna, Derwent defeated Gretna I by 30 runs. Batting first the visitors made the very good score of 6/257 off their allotted 50 overs. Jackson Ackerly was the main wicket taker with 2-58 from 10 overs. Spinner Craig Cunningham was next best with figures of 1-19 from 10 overs. In the run chase, Gretna gave it a very good shake. Openers Ben Rainbird 19 and Craig Cunningham 44 gave the team a good start putting on 44. Then it was Jackson Ackerly 36 (4x4s) and Mathew Burns 65 (6x4s, 2x6s) teaming up and putting on a 97 partnership and getting the score to 148. From here Gretna lost 7 for 79 and was bowled out for 227 off 45.5 overs. Jordan Hastie stepped up from Third Grade and made a very handy 25 not out including 2x4s. Todd Jarvis made 15 and Tom Allcock 10.

AFTER a big loss in Round 1, Gretna II turned the tables to defeat St Aidans at Gretna by 35 runs.
Batting first, the home side was in trouble early at 2 for 1, but a good innings off 46 from opener Bruce Emery got things on track. Emery put on 37 with Johnny Smith 20 (3x4s, 1×6) and then 42 with Luke Wheeler 22 (2x4s) and then 32 with son Ryan Emery 10 (1×4). Aaron Browning 12 not out and Sam Booth 9 not out (1×4) got the score to 8 for 141 off 50 overs. Earlier, Azza Maddox was out for a diamond duck after being run out after not facing a ball. In reply St Aidans was bowled out for 106 off 33.2 overs. After not playing for six years, Johnny Smith sent down 10 overs taking 4 for 30. Dazza Lennox did very well 3 for 12 off 6.2. Azza Maddox 2-32 (9) and Aaron Browning 1-15 (3). Congratulations to Aaron Browning and Sam Booth on playing their first games for Gretna. Aaron is the 294th player and Sam the 295th since 1977/78.

At Shoobridge Park, Bushy Park made it two wins in a row by defeating the Mackillop Beltas by 8 wickets. The home side won the toss and had first hit making 10 for 93 off 23.1 overs. The small total was mainly due to the excellent bowling by Troy Smith who captured 7 for 40 off his 10 overs. Blake Howlett took 2-4 off just 1.1 overs while Trent Grant got 1-25 off 6. In reply Bushy made light work of the run chase finishing 2/97 off just 14.3 overs. Opener Nathan Grant played very well making 51 not out, while brother and captain Dylan Grant remained 23 not out. Troy Smith scored 12.
IN the match at Pontville, Bothwell went down to the Knights by 24 runs. The Knights had first hit making 6/175 off 50 overs. Mathew Eyles was the main wicket taker for the Bucks with 2-26 off 9 overs. Next best was opener Brock Nichols with 1-24 (10). Young Brodie White bowled very well also taking 1-9 off 6 overs. In the run chase, Bothwell fell short finishing 10/151 of 42 overs. Mathew Eyles batted well and top-scored with a good 54. Tyler White has been showing good signs with the bat making 17 while Darren Hawes made 16. Codey Eyles, Anthony White and Trent Rogers all made 11 each.

Rokeby defeated New Norfolk II at Tynwald Park. The visitors had first hit making the good total of 19/206 off 45.1 overs. Opening bowler Nathan Rice did well taking 3-26 off 8 overs while Captain Nathan Heron got 3-51 off 10. Liam O’Brien 2-34 off 10 and Cody Morgan-Coleman 2-5 off 2.1. In reply the Red Caps were bowled out for 147 in 39.2 overs. Nathan Rice had a good game and made 34 (2x4s). Nathon Heron 20 (2x4s). Trent Smith 12 (2x4s) and Nathan Cashion 19 not out.

The match at Boyer was over sooner than expected when Molesworth II lost to Bagdad by six wickets. The home team had first dig and was bundled out for 35 off 17.3 overs. Jason Mallinson the top scorer with 7. In reply Bagdad finished 4/39 off 12 overs. Joshua Nichols did very well taking 3/9 off 4 overs. Dean king was the other wicket taker with 1-6 off 4 overs.

NEW Norfolk III recorded a good single wicket win over Wellington at Tynwald Park. The visitors had first knock making 10 for 147 off 47.2 overs. Todd Rusher bowled well 3-20 from 10 overs. Trent Mayne also did well 3-28 (9.2). Brad Kemmler 2-37 (10). Graeme Rowland 1-22 (10) and Coby Kemmler 1-11 (3). In the run chase, New Norfolk was going well and looked home and hosed with Todd Rusher capping off a good day making 64 not out (3x4s). Brenton Nichols 21 (2x4s). Coby Kemmler 19 (2x4s), Andrew Callander 13 (1×4). With the score on 6-133 things looked positive until they lost 3 for 2 and things were crook. But Todd Rusher and and young Jack Smith batted well and put on a very valuable 17 runs to give the Red Caps an excellent victory.

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