AFTER a big win last week, New Norfolk I was defeated by St Aidans at Cambridge Oval by 62 runs in their SCA Superbash First Grade match. Batting first, the home side made 8-164 off 19 overs. In reply the Red Caps were bowled out for 102 off 16.1 overs. Captain Jason Rigby top-scored with 36 (four fours, one six) and Harry Booth was next best with 17 (one four). With the ball for the visitors, Seb Wishart took 3-36 (4), John Ferguson 2-21 (4) and Nathan Eiszele 3-36 (3) while Ben Smith did well with his four overs, getting 1-22.
Second Grade: Gretna I was defeated by St Annes by 14 runs at Cadbury Oval No.1. Gretna won the toss and sent St Annes in to bat, with the home side making 9 -117. Peter Jelkic did well with the bowling for Gretna, taking 4-19 from his four overs. Aaron Maddox took a hat trick with the first three wickets of the St Annes innings and finished with 3-29 off four overs. Craig Cunningham 1-23 (4) and captain Ben Rainbird 1-7 (2) were the other wicket-takers. In reply Gretna gave it a good shot, finishing 8-103 off 20 overs. Rhys Browning scored 29 (four fours) and opener Ben Rainbird made 24 (two fours) to be the top scorers while Todd Jarvis made 14 and Aaron Maddox 11.
In the other Second Grade match, Molesworth I went down to the Knights by 100 runs at Boyer Oval. Batting first, the visitors made 7-154 from their 20 overs, while in reply Molesworth were bowled out for just 54 from 12.1 overs. Youngsters Jayden Wilton got 14 (one four, one six) and Ryan Banks-Smith also 14 (one four), making them the only batsmen to reach double figures. With the ball, Larry Menzie did well for his team with 4-31 (4) as did captain Brayden Hodge with 2-20 (3). There was one run-out.
Third Grade: New Norfolk II went down to Marquis Tigers by four wickets at Ogilvie High School. New Norfolk won the toss and elected to bat, but could only manage 63 from 19.5 overs. Will Banks with 10 (one four), Joe McCulloch also with 10 (one four) and Coby Kemmler (10), were the main run-scorers. The Tigers lost six wickets in the chase, getting the runs off 12.2 overs. The Red Caps’ bowlers tried hard to keep their side in it — Jamie Hill did well with 2-11 (3) as did Joe McCulloch with 2-14 (3.2) and Josh Rowlands with 2-26 (3).
Fourth Grade: Bothwell I went down to St Aidan’s by six wickets at Cambridge Oval. Winning the toss and batting first, the Bucks were all out for 115 from 20 overs. Opener Tyler White was the shining light for his team. The first man in and last out, White top-scored with a well-made 67. Veteran Joey Eyles was the next best with 12. In reply, the home side chased down the runs, finishing 4-116 off 16.5 overs. Captain Brock Nichols did his all to keep his team in it, finishing with great figures of 3-20 off his four overs. Joey Eyles also did well, taking 1-4 off 2.5 overs.
In the other Fourth Grade match, Bushy Park forfeited to Gretna II.
Seventh Grade: New Norfolk III continued on its merry way with a good win over Old Beach to secure a semi-final berth. Playing at home, New Norfolk had first hit, making 8-109 off its allotted 20 overs. Steven Sillifant batted very well, hitting five fours in his total of 32. Brad Kemmler made 14 (one four, one six) and Josh Dykes 11 (one four). In reply, the New Norfolk bowlers all did their bit and held Old Beach to 5-97 off their 20 overs. David Mitchelmore was the main destroyer, taking 3-25 from his four overs. Sillifant followed up his good batting with 1-15 from 3. There was one run out.
Also in Seventh Grade, Molesworth II went down to the Knights by 106 runs at Boyer Oval. The visitors had first dig, making 3-169 from 20 overs. In reply Molesworth finished 9-63 from its 20 overs. Colby Evans was the only wicket-taker, finishing with 3-37 (4). With the bat, Zane Lester top-scored with 14 (three fours).
Eighth Grade: Bothwell II lost to the MacKillop Beltas by 81 runs at North Warrane Oval. The home team had first knock and made 3-124 off its 20 overs, while the Bucks were dismissed for just 43 off 11.5 overs. Blake Eyles (17) and Anthony White (12) were their team’s top scorers. With the ball for Bothwell, Stuart Eyles with 1-16 (3), Anthony White with 1-14 (2) and Mark Pearce with 1-30 (4) were the wicket-takers.
JUNIOR CRICKET: A reminder that Milo In2Cricket will start this Sunday at Glenora District School at 9am. Milo T20 Blast begins at Tynwald Park, New Norfolk, on November 2 at 3.30pm. If your child would like to join, it’s not too late. To register , go to playcricket.com.au