Local cricket – week six

Southern Cricket Association
Round 6 – Derwent Valley games

IN A rain-affected match that was reduced to 33 overs, Molesworth I defeated Sorell on its home turf by 61 runs. The visitors had first hit make 9/189 off 33 overs. Opener Daniel Adams showed good form with a top score of 65 (two 4s). Chris Slater hit out for 47, striking one 4 and three 6s. Jack Evans made 25 and Cody Neads 24. In reply Sorell ran out of overs finishing 8/128. Chris Slater had a good day and was best of the bowlers taking 2-19 off seven overs. Dean King 2-21 (7) and Jye County 2-28 (7) also bowled well.

In the other First Grade match New Norfolk went down to St Anne’s at Cadburys No.1 by eight wickets. Battting first, the Red Caps were bowled out for 158 off 45 overs. Captain Dave Maddox top-scored with 42 (three 4s). Chris Ashcroft remained 40 not out while Rohan Heron struck four boundaries for his 22 and newcomer Harry Booth got on the board with 21 (one 4). In reply St Anne’s did it comfortably finishing 2/161 off 34 overs. Wicket-takers for the Red Caps were Stewart Rice 1-20 (7) and Rohan Heron 1-21 (5).

CONTINUING on from their good win the previous week, Gretna I recorded another victory, this time at the hands of Richmond/Cambridge by four wickets. The home team won the toss and had first dig making 10/137 off 41.2 overs. Azza Maddox bowled well getting three of the top four batsmen, taking 3-25 (10). Todd Jarvis took 3-9 (2.2) while Jackson Ackerly took 2-23 (5) and opener Corey Ransley finished with 1-18 off 10 overs. In reply Gretna I reached the target off 38.3 overs finishing 6/139. Mathew Burns held the innings together with a well-made 53 which included five 4s and two 6s. Azza Maddox capped off a good day making 21no.  He shared a 37 run stand with Brian Smith 18no to claim victory. Craig Cunningham made 15.

IN the match that was to be played at Gretna, Bushy Park forfeited to Gretna II.
BOTHWELL I went down to the Marquis Tigers by just one wicket. Bowling the last over of the match, paceman Brock Nichols did his all to the get his team over the line, but it wasn’t to be with the Tigers hitting the winning runs with just one ball to spare. Playing the club’s first match at home this season, Bothwell did well making 7/193 off its 50 overs. Openers Craig Davey 55 runs and Tyler White 34 gave the Bucks a solid start together putting on 66. Captain Cody Eyles made 26 and Matthew Mayne 13. With the ball it was Brock Nichols 3-26 (7.5). Tyler White with a great all-round effort took 3-32 off 6 and opener Nathan White bowled tight with his 10 overs finishing with 1-12.

Molesworth II had a washout against the Knights at Boyer Oval. Play got under way with the home side batting first making 10 for 157 off 38.1 overs. Batting at seven, Josh Ransley did very well making 63, striking four 4s and three 6s, while at 10, Jayden Wilton was second highest with 17 (one 4). There was no other play due to the rain.

New Norfolk II had the bye.
AN excellent all-round effort by New Norfolk II resulted in the Red Caps thrashing the Knights by some 145 runs at Collinsvale Oval. Winning the toss and batting, New Norfolk hit up the very good score of 8/276 off its 50 overs. Ashley Morgan just missed out on a half century with 49, striking seven 4 and two 6s. Opener Rohan Heron made 46, hitting seven 4s and one 6. Graeme Rowlands made 35 not out (three 4s, one 6). Brad Kemmler hit a quick 26, all coming in boundaries, with two 4s and three 6s. In reply the Knight were never in the hunt and were bowled out for 131 off 40.5 overs. Shannon Long topped the wickets with 3-30 (6) while Ashley Morgan had a great match collecting 2-31 (10). Young Mitch Rice did well with 2-27 (4).

Bothwell II was totally outclassed by Wellington, going down by nine wickets at Eady St. Batting first, the Bucks were bowled out for just 33 off 20.4 overs. No batsman made double figures with Bradley Eyles top-scoring with 8. In reply the home team lost just the one wicket finishing  1/35 off 8.4 overs. Captain Nathan Eyles captured the only wicket ending with 1-20 (4.4).

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