Southern Cricket Association
Men’s 50-over matches (Derwent Valley games)
FIRST GRADE: Chasing 177 for victory, New Norfolk I brought up its seventh win of the 50-over season, downing St Anne’s by two wickets. Winning the toss and sending the visitors in, the Red Caps bowled out the Crows for 176 from 49.5 overs. In reply, the home side lost eight wickets, getting the 177 from 40.5 overs. At first drop, captain Matthew Bowden put together a well-made 73 from 110 deliveries, which included seven fours and two sixes. Bowden was the mainstay during his team’s run chase, sharing a 69-run stand with Cody Neads who made a good 39 from 31 (seven fours). Bowden then put on a further 53 with Jason Rigby 23 from 33 (three 4s). Jordan Banks-Smith made 18 and earlier with the ball he was the main wicket-taker with 3-43 from 10 overs, while Jason Rigby got 2-32 (10).
SECOND GRADE: Gretna I got back into the top four, when it easily defeated MacKillop by the big margin of 107 runs at North Warrane. Winning the toss and batting, the visitors brought up their second win in as many matches making 7/221 from their allotted 50 overs. The competitive score was again brought about with a captain’s knock from opener Ben Rainbird who made 66 from 79 deliveries. Rainbird hit seven fours during his stay at the crease and from his seven innings in Second Grade has scored 365 runs for an average of 73.00. Down the order at number seven, allrounder Aaron Maddox put together a fine 51 not out from 55 with five 4s. Maddox put on 81 with number six Jackson Ackerly who made 44 from 57. Ackerly hit five 4s and 6 in his valuable knock. Craig Cunningham made 19 from 21 and Jamie Duggan 18. In reply, the home team was bowled out for 114 off 40.2 overs. Of the Gretna bowlers, it was spin twins Craig Cunningham who captured 3-16 from his 10 overs and Rhys Browning who from just 4.2 overs, finished with the excellent figures of 3-3 in a great spell with the ball. Aaron Maddox took 2-23 (10) and Jamie Duggan 1-6 (2).
In low-scoring match at Richmond, Molesworth I went down to Richmond/Cambridge by three wickets. After being sent into bat and making 10/89 off 27 overs, the home side made hard work of it for the win, finishing 7/93 off 3.1 overs. Opener Jeremy Nichols did his best to keep his team in it taking 3-21 (10). Daniel Coppleman took 2-44 (20) and Brad Coppleman 1-13 (6). Earlier with the bat, opener Josh Ransley made 20 (30) with two 4s. Josh Nichols at number eight made 19 (two 4s) while the opener, Daniel Coppleman, made 14.
In the match between New Norfolk II and St Anne’s at Cadbury Oval No.1, the Red Caps took the points as the Crows forfeited.
FOURTH GRADE: Continuing on with its winning run, Bothwell I brought up their its straight victory in accounting for Sandford at Cambridge Oval by four wickets. Batting first, the Demons posted 9/133 from their 50 overs. In reply, the Bucks got the job done finishing 6/134 off 30.1 overs. Batting at number eight, captain Cody Eyles made 36 from 43 balls with four 4s. Josh Eyles made 23 as did Nathan Eyles while Mark Pearce got 14. With the ball, Matthew Eyles in a tight spell picked up 2-22 (10). Opener Nathan Eyles took 2-22 (8), while Brock Nichols who now has 21 50-over wickets, finished with 2-26 from 9, and Mark Pearce got 2-28 (10).
FIFTH GRADE: Gretna II made it two wins in as many weeks, when its easily defeated New Norfolk III by eight wickets at Tynwald Park on Sunday. Winning the toss and batting, New Norfolk was bundled out for 73 off 17.1 overs. The main destroyer was Corey Ransley who sent down 8.1 overs in a great spell taking 6-29. Opener Adam Browning snared 3-24 off 5 overs. Bailey Wheeler 1-17 (4). Richard Graham top-scored with 31 from 22 hitting four 4 and one 6. Aaron Triffitt made 13 (17). In reply, Gretna got the runs finishing 2/75 off 18.1 overs. Opener Zac Crosswell remained 35no off 48, hitting six 4s. Corey Ransley made it a good day making 25 off 39 with two 4s and one 6. Tom Allcock remained 12no with two 4s. With the ball for the Red Caps, David Mitchelmore took 2-11 (4). Congratulations to Nathan Rice and Richard Graham who both played their 100th match for New Norfolk.
SEVENTH GRADE: Molesworth II made it back-to-back wins with a 46-run victory over Montagu Bay at Boyer Oval on Sunday. Winning the toss and batting, Molesworth made the modest total of 10/160 off 35.1 overs. Captain Jack Evans belted a top score of 65 from just 45 deliveries. Evans hit seven 4s and three 6s in what was a great innings for his team. Shayne Upton gave good support with 29 with four 4s and Brayden Hodge made 15 from 12 with one 4 and one 6. In reply, the visitors were bowled out for 114 off 30 overs. Shayne Upton made it a good day removing three of the top five batsmen, finishing with 3-31 (8). Aaron Newbon also did well taking 3-17 off 4 and Jack Evans continued his leadership taking 2-20 (6).
In the other match at Bothwell, the home side went down to Campania in a close one by just two wickets. Batting first, the Bucks made 10/143 off 34.5 overs. In reply, Campania needing six to win off the last over hit a six from the second ball, finishing 8/144 off 39.2 overs. Top-scoring for the Bucks was Nathan White who made a good 43 from 40 with two 4s and one 6. Openers Ashley Browning made 27 with one 4 and Adam Clark 20 from 31 with two 4s. With the ball, young Blake Eyles did an excellent job removing the top five batsmen taking and 5-32 from eight overs. Nathan White took 1-24 (8) three maidens and Ashley Browning 1-22 (4.2).
No play this weekend due to the Australia Day long weekend.
Round 11 to be played on February 1-2. All matches start at 10:30am.
Saturday, February 1: New Norfolk I v Montagu Bay at Geilston Bay.
Saturday, February 1: Gretna I v Molesworth I at Boyer Oval; New Norfolk II v Knights at Tynwald Park.
Saturday, February 1: Bothwell I v Montagu Bay at Bothwell.
Saturday, February 1: Gretna II v Derwent at Gretna; New Norfolk III v Claremont at Abbotsfield Park.
Sunday, February 2: Bothwell II v Old Beach at Cloak Oval, Old Beach; Molesworth II v Derwent at Geilston Bay.