Local cricket starts with super bash

THE 2018-19 cricket season got under way with round one of the Southern Cricket Association Twenty20 Super Bash on Saturday. There were some great wins and individual performances.

Fifth Grade: A century from Bushy Park all-rounder Mitchell Crosswell helped his side defeat Bagdad at Bagdad by a whopping 99 runs. Crosswell belted 105 from just 60 balls and put on a 100-run stand with opener and new player Jack Evans, who made 35 from 30 balls and also took 3-19 from his four overs. Bushy Park made the big score of 4-183 off 20 overs. After his big knock Crosswell took 2-10 off three overs and took two catches with the gloves. Ben Triffett with 1-13 (4), Aaron Newbon 2-22 (4), captain Nick Fenton took 1-3 (2) and Tim Canham 1-0 (0.1) were the other wicket takers.

In the other Fifth Grade match, New Norfolk III was defeated by Brighton at Pontville by four wickets. Batting first, the Red Caps were bowled out for just 62 from 15.2 overs. Captain and opener Nathan Heron was the top scorer with 11. All the bowlers did well, with Craig Dale taking 2-10 from his four overs. Stuart Muir got 1-8 (4), Brad Kemmler 1-10 (4) and Nathan Heron 1-14 (3.3).

First Grade: New Norfolk I went down to Claremont by one run in a close match at Abbotsfield Park. The Red Caps had first shot, making 4-101 off their 20 overs. Captain and opener Seb Wishart top scored with 30. Fellow opener Jordon Willoughby made 25 and Aaron Drew was not out on 17. The Magpies finished 9-102 off 18.2 overs. The main wicket takers were Harry Booth with a fine show of bowling, taking 4-16 (3), and Seb Wishart 2-17 (4).

Second Grade: Molesworth I had a big eight-wicket win over Derwent at North Warrane Oval. Derwent was bowled out for just 73. All the Molesworth bowlers did very well, with Brad Jarvis finishing with fine figures of 2-10 (4). Brayden Hodge took 2-9 (3), Josh Ransley 1-5 (2), Jamie Adams 1-5 (2) and Liam Triffitt 1-8 (2).

Gretna I went down to Marquis Tigers by four wickets at Ogilvie High School. Gretna batted first, making 6-125 off its 20 overs. Then in reply the home team got into a hole early and needed 14 runs in the final over to win. The Tigers clawed their way back to win on the last ball of the innings. Zac Crosswell top scored for Gretna, bringing up his half century with a six on the last ball of Gretna’s innings. Rhys Browning made 25, Craig Cunningham 20 and Todd Jarvis 13. With the ball it was Zac Crosswell again doing well, taking 2-5 from his four overs, and new player Jamie Duggan got 2-5 (2).

Third Grade: New  Norfolk II went down to the MacKillop Beltas by just one run in a thriller at North Warrane Oval. Batting first, the home side made 8-84 off its 20 overs and in reply New Norfolk needed two off the last ball. Coby Kemmler tried hard but couldn’t find the gap, with New Norfolk finishing on 9-83 off 20 overs. Leigh Berry top-scored with 34 from 38 balls and Coby Kemmler remained 15 not out from 20 balls. Jamie Hill took 2-10 (4), David Mitchelmore 2-8 (3) and Jye Bearman 2-10 (3) to be the main wicket takers . I hear there may be a discrepancy with the score books — we will keep an eye on this through the week.

Fourth Grade: Bothwell I easily defeated Montagu Bay by 75 runs at home. Batting first, the Bucks made the very big score of 5-196 off 20 overs. Matthew Eyles had a terrific game, making 57 not out, and then took 2-23 (4) in a great allround performance. Cody Eyles also did well, making 40 runs. Josh Eyles got 34 while Nathan Eyles got 25, Simon Eyles 19 and Simon Stebbings 10. Others to take wickets were Nathan White 2-22 (4), Josh Eyles 1-18 (4) and veteran Joey Eyles 1-18 (3).

In the other Fourth Grade match, Hobart easily defeated Gretna II by seven wickets at Risdon Vale. Batting first, Gretna failed to fire and was bowled out for just 61 from 16.2 overs. Mathew Burns gave a very good all-round effort, making 21 runs and then taking 3-6 from his four overs with two maidens. Captain Jordan Hastie made 21. Hobart finished 3-63 from 13 overs. Congratulations to Tony McKenzie on playing his first game for Gretna. In an added bonus, this was the first time he and son Andrew had played together. Well done to both of you.

Seventh Grade: Bothwell easily accounted for Old Beach by 70 runs in the Seventh Grade double header at Bothwell. Batting first, the Bucks made the good score of 6-130 from 20 overs. Anthony White batted well, making 43. Fellow opener Adam Clark made 25, Stuart Eyles 15 and Brodie White 11. With the ball, Jackson Jones sent down four overs to claim 3-17. Brodie White was very tight with great figures of 2-4 (4), including three maidens . Adam Pearce 2-9 (3) was also tight as was Mark Pearce taking 1-3 (3) and Adam Clark 1-6 (2). Old Beach finished with 9-60 from 20 overs.

In the other Seventh Grade match, Molesworth II was defeated by St Virgil’s at St Virgil’s by 47 runs. The home side made 5-144 from 20 overs. David Adams opened the bowling taking 2-15 (4). Daniel Williams 1-27 (4), Jeremy Ackerly 1-32 (4) and Marcus Parker took 1-33 (4). In reply Molesworth was dismissed for 97 from 17.2 overs. Opener Marcus Parker did well, making 43. Jeremy Ackerly remained 17no. Captain Sam Triffitt made 11 as did David Adams.

New Norfolk has withdrawn its Seventh Grade side.


Kookaburra Southern Cricket Association 
Round 2 – Saturday, October 20 
New Norfolk I v Montagu Bay  at Tynwald Park, 4pm start.
Gretna I v Knights at Gretna, 1.30pm start.
Molesworth I v Richmond/Cambridge at Boyer Oval, 1.30pm start.
New Norfolk II v Sandford at Tynwald Park, 12.45pm start.
Bothwell I v Hobart at Risdon Vale, 1.30pm start.
Gretna II v Montagu Bay at Gretna, 10am start.
Bushy Park v St Anne’s at Cadbury Oval No.1, 9.30am start.
New Norfolk III v St Virgil’s at Tynwald Park, 9.30am start.
Bothwell II v Knights at Collinsvale, 10am start.
Molesworth v St Aidan’s at Boyer Oval, 10am start.

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