Eyles sizzles in Week 13 of valley and highlands cricket

WEEK 13 of the current season of cricket in the valley and highlands saw some great team and individual efforts but one stand-out is Josh Eyles from the Bothwell Bucks. He’s avoided dismissal in the past three games and has knocked-up an incredible 327 runs in those games with scores of 51, 126, and 150 this week. He has also been destroying the opposition with the ball when brought into bowl.

1st Grade one day format – Round 13 (4/1/23):
Hoping to get back into the winning ways of the first half of the season, the Redcaps 1 team hosted MacKillop at Tynwald on Saturday and didn’t disappoint, coming away big winners. Player of the match would easily go to Harry Booth. With the bat he made 126 with four big 6s and 11 4s. He then backed it up with bowling figures of four wickets from five overs while only conceding nine runs. In the end scores were Redcaps 8/283 to MacKillop all our for 96. Batting: H. Booth 126 from 126, M. Bowden 50 from 80.
Bowling: H. Booth 4 for 9 from five, and two wickets each to J. Lester, J. Nichols and T. Briscoe.
3rd Grade – Round 9 (14/1/23): The 2nd Redcaps team was at Risdon Vale Oval on Saturday against the Gurkha Legends. Batting first, opener Stew Rice again showed why he is the general of the team hitting yet another 50 – his fourth in the 50-over format this year, with another in the 20/20 competition. Unfortunately this wasn’t enough to secure a win with the game going down to the wire with the Legends gaining the required runs with only two wickets and two overs in hand. The Redcaps all out for 198, Gurkha Legends 8 for 199. Batting: S. Rice 52 from 43, J. Little 32 from 37. Bowling: J. Walsh 3 for 30 from 5, N. Eiszele 2 for 53 from 10.
7th Grade – Round 9 (15/1/23): The Redcaps 3 team played on Sunday at Tynwald against cross-town rivals Molesworth. Molesworth batted first and was all out for 153. Looking to capitalise on the bowling and fielding efforts to keep the score down, the Redcap batters were patient in their innings gaining the runs needed for a win in the last over of the innings. Batting: B. Kline 34 from 50, D. Mitchelmore 25 from 43. Bowling: J. Dykes 4 for 17 from 5, L. Lowe 2 for 22 from 6.
Womens 1st Grade – Round 8 (14/1/23): The Redcaps women played at Cambridge on Saturday morning against St Aidan’s who batted first and put on a good score of 2 for 185 from their 20 overs. In return the Redcaps played well with the bat, scoring over a run per ball to finish, but were all out for 113 from 14.1 overs. Tara-lee Pearce again dominated with the bat scoring a quickfire 47 from 30. Batting: T. Pearce 47 from 30, V. Fletcher 23 from 17.
Bowling: L. Pearce 1 for 14 from 3, 1 run out to K. Read.

2nd grade – Round 9 (14/1/23):
Saturday saw Molesworth 1 play Gretna at Boyer Oval. Batting first, Molesworth put on 177 in 48.1 overs before being bowled out. Daniel Coppleman had another good innings, passing 50 again. In reply Gretna came out firing, losing three wickets in 24 overs to get the required runs for the win. Batting: D. Coppleman 54 from 44, B. Coppleman 25 from 65. Bowling: Single wickets to B. Coppleman, J. Freeman and B. Jarvis.
7th Grade – Round 8 (15/1/23): Molesworth played an away game at Tynwald against the Redcaps. Batting first, Molesworth put on 153 before losing their last wicket. With the ball, the game went down to the wire with the Redcaps gaining the required runs in the last over. Batting: B. King 45 from 55, J. Fowle 35 from 27. Bowling: B. King 2 for 24 from 8, B. Triffett 1 for 10 from 4.

2nd Grade – Round 9 (14/1/23)
: Saturday saw the Gretna 1 at Boyer Oval to see who would win the bragging rights with Molesworth. As mentioned above, Gretna didn’t mess around in the second innings, scoring 181 runs in the 24th over to get an easy win while losing just three wickets. Richard Graham and Todd Jarvis both scored half-centuries for Gretna. Graham also chipped in with the ball, snagging three wickets. Batting: R. Graham 68 from 46, T. Jarvis 56 from 68. Bowling:J. Duggan 3 for 21 from 9.1 overs, R. Graham 3 for 37 from 8.
5th Grade – Round 9 (14/1/23): Saturday saw the second Gretna team host St Aidan’s at what would have felt like the hottest cricket game in Tasmania at Gretna on a blazing 35-degree day. Batting first, Gretna put on 213 from its 50 overs, losing six wickets. In reply St Aidan’s was able to gain the required runs needed for the win in the 48th over with seven wickets in hand. Jackson Ackerly put on 85 unbeaten runs for Gretna. Batting: J. Ackerly 85 from 131 (not out), L. Crosswell 54 from 104. Bowling: Single wickets to A. Browning, J. Whitford and S. Booth.

3rd Grade – Round 9 (14/1/23):
The Bothwell Bucks 1 hosted Wellington at Bothwell on Saturday. Batting first the home side saw out the full 50 overs to put on 311 with the loss of nine wickets. Josh Eyles put on an unbeaten 150 with 13 big 6s and eight 4s. With the ball, he also took a five-wicket haul which helped secure the win with Wellington all out for 162. Batting: J. Eyles 150 from 89 (not out), M. Eyles 38 from 49. Bowling: J. Eyles 5 for 34 from 10, M. Eyles 3 for 37 from 10.
7th Grade – Round 9 (15/1/23): Sunday saw the Bucks 2 play Derwent at Wentworth Park. Batting first, Bothwell put on a great score of 229 from just 35 overs before being bowled out. Ryan Triffitt smashed 119 with 11 4s and six 6s. With the ball, the Bucks bowled Derwent out for 112 to secure an easy win. Batting: R. Triffitt 119 from 81, J. Duffy 30 from 31. Bowling: W. Dowling 3 for 19 from 5, Z. Wilcox 2 for 13 from 3.
Womens 1st Grade – Round 8 (14/1/23): The Lady Bucks played Wellington at Eady St Oval on Saturday morning. Batting first, the Bucks put on 131 from their full 20 overs, losing just one wicket. In reply Wellington, also losing one wicket, chased down the runs in the 16th over. Erin Lawler made 50 runs before retiring not out. Erin also gained the only wicket, effecting a runout. Batting: E. Lawler 50 from 38 (not out), S. Foster 37 from 64 (not out).

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