Southern Cricket Association
Round 7 – Derwent Valley games
In the cross-town rivals match, New Norfolk I defeated Molesworth I by 53 runs at Boyer Oval. The home side won the toss sending the Red Caps in, and they made 8/212 off 50 overs. Batting at number six, Stewart Rice cracked a very-good half-century of 54, belting six sixes and one four. Joe McCulloch just missed out making 49 with six well-struck fours and two sixes. Chris Ashcroft made 22 and Dave Maddox 20. For Molesworth, Jamie Adams was the main wicket taker with 3-36 (10) while opener Chris Slater bowled tightly with 1-16 (10). In reply Molesworth got of to a great start with openers Brayden Hodge 33 (three fours) and Daniel Adams 21 putting on 57. Brad Coppleman made 31 (four fours) while Nathan Eiszele remained 22no. In the end Molesworth was bowled out for 159 off 44.2 overs. Doing the damage and capping of a good day was Joe McCulloch who took 4-23 off 9.2 overs. Rohan Heron backed up well with 3-32 (7) while coach Todd Rusher got 2-25 (10).
Four wins from its past four encounters has Gretna I as the in-form team of Second Grade. Playing at home, Gretna I accounted for Claremont by a comfortable five wickets. Winning the toss, the visitors were bowled out for 148 off 43.3 overs. All the Gretna bowlers preformed well. Spinner Craig Cunningham 4-33 (8) and paceman Aaron Maddox had a terrific spell taking 2 for just 11 runs off his 10 overs. Jackson Ackerly finished with 2-36 (8). In reply Gretna finished 5-149 off 27.1 overs. Leading from the front, captain and opener Ben Rainbird belted a very quick 56 runs. Rainbird had his scope well-sighted, smashing eight fours and two sixes. Down the order Bruce Emery 27no and Rhys Browning 19no finished the game off well. Congratulations to Jackson Ackerly who played his 150th club game and Rhys Browning on his 100th club game.
Gretna II had a very good 35 run win over second placed St Anne’s at Cadbury’s. Gretna had first knock and made the good score of 6/207 off 50 overs. Openers Damien Hack 22 (two fours) and Luke Wheeler 32 (seven fours) put on a 67 run stand. Peter Jelkic top-scored with a run a ball, making 47 (four fours and one six). Tom Allcock made 25 and Zac Crosswell 20 (three fours). In reply, St Anne’s was bowled out for 172 off 39.5 overs. Paceman Zac Crosswell bowled very well, finishing with 3-33 off 8.5 overs as did Aaron Browning with his spinners taking 3-38 off 10. Luke Crosswell did his bit taking 2-16 (6).
Bushy Park played Brighton at the Bushy Park Showground resulting in a win for the home side. The winners had won the toss and elected to bat, hitting up the good total of 10/184 off 44.2 overs. Shaun Fenton had a great knock of 71, keeper Geoff Crosswell made 42 while Blake Howlett remained 10 not out. No other details were available.
Bothwell I had a convincing six-wicket win over Richmond/Cambridge at Richmond. The home side won the toss and had first hit. Due to some great bowling it was bowled out for 117 off 39 overs. Peter Hansch sent down six overs taking 3-6 in a tight spell. Brodie White 3-13 (6) and Trent Rogers 3-24 (9) also contained the opposition batsmen very well. In reply the Bucks lost just the four wickets on their way to victory finishing 4/118 off 22 overs. Opener Craig Davey keep his good season with the bat intact, scoring another half-century remaining unbeaten on 56. Matthew Eyles was next highest on 17.
New Norfolk II had a good 43-run win over the Knights at Tynwald Park. The Red Caps made 10/156 with Ashley Morgan making 43. Batting at number nine, Josh Walsh made a quickfire 40 (four sixes and four fours). In reply the Knights were bowled out for 113. Shannon Long who has fitted in well at the Red Caps bowled superbly taking 6-20 off 7.2 overs, well supported by Nathan Cashion 1-12 (8), Nathan Heron 1-15 (10) and Josh Walsh 1-24 (7).
Molesworth II was defeated by Montagu Bay by six wickets at Boyer Oval. The home side had first knock making the low score of 10/81 off 27.2 overs. Jake King 19 (three fours) and captain Sam Triffitt 19 (three fours) were the only batsmen to score double figures. In the run chase the Sharks finished 4/87 off 19.3 overs. Opener Martyn Evans tried his best to keep his team in it, taking 3-19 off 7 overs and Sam Triffitt took 1-13 (6).
Bothwell II totally outclassed Old Beach at Pontville by 10 wickets. Old Beach had first hit, making 10 for 108 off 24.3 overs. Openers Nathan Eyles 3-36 (6) and Nathan White 3-19 (6.3) did the damage with the ball. In reply the Bucks finished 0/110 off 19 overs. Anthony White 43no and Simon Eyles 37no got the job done.
At Tynwald Park, New Norfolk III had a close one with Runnymede, winning by just 18 runs. The Red Caps had first hit, making 10/127 off 28.4 overs. Brad Kemmler top-scored with quickfire 47, hitting six fours and three sixes. Damien Quinn made 22 (three fours) and Trent Smith got 17. In reply Runnymede didn’t quite get there and was bowled out for 109 off 31 overs. Damien Quinn 3-16 (4) and Trent Smith 3-18 (7) showed they are handy not just with the bat. Brad Kemmler did well taking 1-22 (9), as did Shayne Upton 1-18 (4) and Jye Bearman 1-20 (4).