1st Grade 20/20 format – Round 2 (18/1/23): Last Wednesday evening saw the Redcaps 1st Grade team play their 2nd round 20/20 match against Rokeby. Rokeby batted first and through a good display of fielding (eight catches and a run out) with great bowling, the Redcaps had Rokeby all out in the 18th over for 113. It took the Redcaps four wickets and just over 13 overs to gain the win. Batting: M. Bowden 47 from 21, Z. Elliott 31 from 29; Bowling: T. Briscoe 3 for 21 from 4, J. Lester 2 for 21 from 4.
1st Grade one day format – Round 14 (21/1/23): Saturday saw the Redcaps 1 team play Wellington at Eady St Oval. Batting first, the redcaps were all out in the 50th over for 233. During the innings Nathan Rice had a good outing with the bat, scoring 78. Bowling, Jye Lester pitched in with three wickets in an effort to defend the lowish total for the small Eady St ground but in the end Wellington was able to gain the winning runs in the 48th over. Batting: N. Rice 78 from 66, B. Kemmler 45 from 69; Bowling: J. Lester 3 for 46 from 10 overs, J. Nichols 2 for 58 from 9.5.
3rd Grade – Round 10 (21/1/23): The 2nd Redcaps team hosted Wellington at Tynwald on Saturday. Batting first, the Redcaps put on a good score of 282 with a wicket to spare at the end of their 50 overs. In what’s becoming a regular occurrence, Stew Rice showed the young blokes how to do it, again passing yet another 50, ending with 64. This week he was playing the support role, watching Troy Smith also pass 50 on his way to 81. The Redcaps finished the game off with the ball and didn’t give Wellington a chance to take the win away, bowling them all out for 110. Batting: T. Smith 81 from 94, S. Rice 64 from 54; Bowling: Two wickets each to: J. Maddox, J. Rowlands, J. King and A. Drew.
7th Grade – Round 10 (22/1/23): The Redcaps 3 team travelled to Bothwell to take on the ladder leaders Bothwell Bucks on Sunday afternoon. The Bucks batted first and put on 181 being all out with one ball to go in the innings. Young leg spinner Liam Lowe put on a bowling clinic collecting his first 5fa in senior cricket, he was well supported by Josh Dykes who claimed his second four-wicket spell in as many weeks. With the bat the Redcaps again with the help of Dykes claiming his first half century for the Redcaps, claimed the win with two overs to spare finishing with 5/183. Batting: J. Dykes 50 from 43 (not out), C. Ashcroft 30 from 41. Bowling: L. Lowe 5 for 35 from 6.5, J. Dykes 4 for 18 from 8.
Womens 1st Grade – Round 9 (22/1/23): The Redcaps women hosted one of the competition’s top teams, Claremont, at Tynwald Sunday morning. Batting first, the Lady Redcaps finished with 35 from 13 overs. In response Claremont took three overs without loss of any wickets to chase down the win. The Redcaps have come a long way this season with noticeable improvements. Batting: K. Read 7 from 13, H. Davidson 6 from 22.
2nd Grade – Round 10 (21/1/23): Molesworth 1 played Weily Park at Weily Park on Saturday. Batting first, Molesworth saw out their full 50 overs, putting on 163. Bradley Coppleman put on a half-century in his innings – his second this year – and in a freaky coincidence it was also against Weily Park and both times he made 57. With the ball Molesworth was able to get a few wickets but it didn’t stem the run rate of Weily Park who made the required runs in the 24th over after losing six wickets. Batting: B. Coppleman 57 from 85, H. Nichols 28 from 67; Bowling: C. Macey 2 for 25 from 5, J. Freeman 1 for 30 from 5.
7th Grade – Round 10 (22/1/23): Molesworth hosted St Virgil’s at Boyer Oval on Sunday. Molesworth batted first and couldn’t really get any momentum against a strong St Virgil’s team, being all out for 73. It took just 16.1 overs for St Virgil’s to claim the win finishing with 5 for 76. In the short bowling innings, Josh Ransley was still able to claim four wickets. Batting: J. Ransley 12, J. Bowerman 7; Bowling: J. Ransley 4 for 25 from 8, B. Triffett 1 for 10 from 3.1.
2nd Grade – Round 10 (21/1/23): Gretna 1 travelled to North Warrane Oval on Saturday to take on Derwent. Batting first, Gretna put on a good score of 296, losing seven wickets and then followed it up with good bowling and fielding to take the win, having Derwent all out for 142. Two half-centuries were made with Mathew Burns and Brad Wallis both passing this milestone. Jamie Duggan made short work of Derwent with the ball, taking an impressive five wickets for 45 runs. Batting: M. Burns 69 from 49, B. Wallis 52 from 51; Bowling: J. Duggan 5 for 45 from 10, T. Jarvis 2 for 11 from 2.
5th Grade – Round 10 (21/1/23): Saturday saw the 2nd Gretna team have another home game, this time hosting Richmond/Cambridge. The visitors batted first and didn’t really stand a chance with Gretna’s bowling and fielding on point and having them all out for 85 runs. In the chase for the win, Gretna lost four wickets but gained the win in the 24th over. Batting: J. Whitford 22 from 45, R. Langford 20 from 59; Bowling: A. Browning 3 for 23 from 10, P. Jelkic 2 for 4 from 4.
3rd Grade –Round 10 (21/1/23): The Bothwell Bucks 1 played Marquis Tigers at Ogilvie High School Oval and batted first, putting on a big score of 329 from their 50 overs with Josh Eyles once again smashing out yet another 100 runs in what was his third century in a row. Chasing a big total against a team that’s bowled and fielded well all season, the Marquis Tigers didn’t stand a chance and were all out for 131. Batting: J. Eyles 116 from 60, C. Eyles 47 from 26; Bowling: N. Eyles 3 for 35 from 10, M. Eyles 2 for 8 from 2.2.
7th Grade – Round 10 (22/1/23): Sunday afternoon saw the Bucks 2 host the Redcaps 3 team. As mentioned above, the Bucks were unable to claim a win over the Redcaps with Bothwell on 181 and the Redcaps finishing on 5 for 183 with a couple of overs to spare. In the Bucks’ innings two players were able to raise their bats at the half-century milestone, they being Adam Clark finishing with 78 and Troy Branch finishing with 51. Batting: A. Clark 78 from 97, T. Branch 51 from 74; Bowling: S. Harvey 2 for 25 from 6, P. Hansch 1 for 27 from 8.
Women’s 1st grade – Round 9 (22/1/23): The Lady Bucks played the first game of a double-header at Bothwell on Sunday, hosting St Aidan’s. Batting first, the Lady Bucks were all out in the 15th over for 87. With the bat, Melinda Green put on 46 of the team’s score herself. In reply, St Aidan’s put on the required runs in the 15th over, losing three wickets. Batting: M. Green 46 from 35, C. Commane 10 from 8; Bowling: E. Lawler 2 for 23 from 4, C. Commane 1 for 30 from 3.