WITH just two roster rounds left of the STCA rosters before the commencement of finals, the teams looking for a finals berth will be concentrating on maintaining their good form to give their teams every chance of final success. Those teams out of finals contention will no doubt be looking to finish the season with some good performances ready to build again next season.
1st Grade one-day format – Round 17 (18/2/23): With two rounds left before finals start and sitting on top of the ladder, the Redcaps 1 team travelled to Cloak Oval at Old Beach to try to continue their charge towards finals glory. Old Beach batted first and put on a score of 8 for 179 after Jye Lester put them on the back foot with a first-ball wicket with Lester ending with four wickets. In the chase, the Redcaps had a rain-reduced innings and total, managing to chase down the runs in the required time with the loss of one wicket giving the Redcaps a good win. Batting: M. Bowden 30 from 62, M. Dance 22 from 39 (both not out). Bowling: J. Lester 4 for49 from 9, H. Booth 2 for 18 from 8.3.
3rd Grade – Round 13 (18/2/23): The 2nd Redcaps team hosted Marquis Tigers on Saturday at Tynwald. Batting first, the Redcaps struggled early but a superb knock from Jack King got the team back on track, finishing with 7 for 276. King was undefeated on a massive 162 which was great considering only one other player scored more than 20. With the ball, the Redcaps hammered good line and length home with good fielding and had the Tigers all out for 94. Batting: J. King 162 from 136 (not out), J. Nichols 38 from 44. Bowling: J. Rowlands 3 for 7 from 3, J. Nichols 2 for 14 from 9.
7th Grade – Round 13 (19/2/23): Sunday saw the Redcaps 3 team play MacKillop at North Warrane Oval. Batting first, the Redcaps put on 152 with the loss of six wickets. Mackillop was too good in the second innings, getting the final runs in the last over to pinch a close one. With the bat, Beau Kline got to his half century. Batting: B. Kline 50 from 83, C. Ashcroft 29 from 61. Bowling: J. Dykes 2 for 32 of 8, L. Lowe 2 for 35 from 8.
Women’s 1st Grade – Round 12 (19/2/23): On Sunday the Redcap women played Brighton at Thompson Oval at Pontville in the last roster match of the season and what a way for the Redcaps to finish off but with a solid win to confirm the improvements made by the team throughout the year. Batting first, the Redcaps finished their full 20 overs losing one wicket and posting 115 runs. With the ball, they demolished Brighton taking all wickets for 25. Throughout the year a number of the junior girls played in this team to gain further experience which is great for the club. One of those was the constant wicket-taker Angel Green who again had impressive figures of 3 for just 2 runs off 4 overs (2 maidens). Batting: K. Read 41 from 65, L. East 34 from 57 (both not out). Bowling: A. Green 3 for 2 from 4, B. Cree 2 for 1 from 3.
2nd Grade – Round 13 (18/2/23): Molesworth 1 hosted Derwent at Boyer Oval on Saturday and batted first. Molesworth was all out for 197 in the 37th over. Captain Daniel Coppleman once again led from the front with the bat top scoring with a quickfire 87. In the chase, Derwent was able to gain the required runs for a win in the 21st over with the loss of four wickets. Batting: D. Coppleman 87 from 61, N. Ransley 28 from 40. Bowling: C. Clark 2 for 40 from 3.
7th Grade – Round 13 (19/2/23): Molesworth had to forfeit the game on Saturday against Risdon Brook due to low numbers.
2nd grade – Round 13 (18/2/23): Saturday saw Gretna 1 host Richmond / Cambridge at Gretna. Batting first, Gretna struggled to score runs with any pace and despite lasting until the final over of the innings before losing the last wicket, they managed only 142. In a rain-affected run chase, Richmond/Cambridge was able to gain the required runs to take the win, losing three wickets. Batting: R. Graham 42 from 60, T. Grant 30 from 48 (not out).
Bowling: C. Ransley 2 for 28 from 8, R. Graham 1 for 20 from 3.
5th Grade – Round 13 (18/2/23): Gretna 2 was back at Lindisfarne Oval for the second week in a row, this time taking on Lindisfarne with the hosts batting first and putting on 7 for 237. Jackson Ackerly and Luke Crosswell both ended with two wickets each. Chasing down the runs, Gretna fell short being all out for 161. Peter Jelkic tried to get his team over the line, hitting a fine 64 from 49 balls. Batting: P. Jelkic 64 from 49, J. Campbell 25 from 37.
Bowling: J. Ackerly 2 for 35 from10, L. Crosswell 2 for 29 from 5.
3rd Grade – Round 13 (18/2/23): The Bothwell Bucks had a game on Saturday at Bagdad, playing Bagdad and taking another great win. Batting first, Bagdad was all out for 105 with Mathew Eyles taking four of the wickets. In the run for a win, Bothwell didn’t lose a wicket and scored the win in less than 13 overs. Josh Eyles came out and obviously wanted an early afternoon, scoring a quickfire 85 off just 34 balls with 10 fours and 5 sixes. Batting: J. Eyles 85 from 34, J. Rogers 12 from 42. Bowling: M. Eyles 4 for 18 from 10, J. Eyles 3 for 32 from 6.5.
7th Grade – Round 13 (19/2/23): The second Bucks team hosted St Virgil’s at Bothwell on Sunday morning. St Virgil’s batted first and posted the good score of 9 for 230 which was too great an obstacle for the Bucks to overcome this week, finishing on 7 for 177. Chrisopher Osborne led the charge with the stick, scoring a nice unbeaten 59. With the ball Steven Harvey notch up his best bowling figures for the season with 4 for 38. Batting: C. Osborne 59 from 83, T. Branch 30 from 20. Bowling: S. Harvey 4 for 38 from 8, P. Hansch 3 for 36 from 8.
Women’s 1st Grade – Round 12 (19/2/23): The Bucks played Sunday morning at Abbotsfield Park against Claremont. Unfortunately the Bucks were unable to take the win, finishing on 7 for 88 compared to Claremont’s 1 for 90. Batting and bowling not provided.
New Norfolk – Under 15 – Round 13 (19/2/23): The Redcaps U15s were due for a home game at Tynwald on Sunday afternoon against Clarence Maroon but unfortunately the visitors forfeited, giving the Redcaps the win.
Under 13 – Round 13 (19/2/23): Sunday morning saw the Redcaps U13s play Clarence Roos at Tynwald. Batting first, the Redcaps put on 131. In the chase, Clarence was too good this week, taking the win in the 20th over. Batting: Angus Fraser 31 from 36 (4 x 4s, 2 x 6s), Jack Neads 27 from 27 (5 x 4s). Bowling: Jack Dance 1 for 6 from 2.
Stage 1 Girls – Round 11 (Friday 17/2/23): Friday evening saw the young Redcap girls secure a win against North Hobart at West Hobart. In what was a good team effort, the girls finished with 101 compared to North Hobart’s 77. With the bat, Angel Green 13, Abbey Davidson 5, Sha’Diamond Evans 5, Lily Prince 5, Kaylie Crosswell 4 and Rubee Burdon 3. Bowling, Angel Green picked up two wickets supported by Rubee Burdon with one. Batting: A. Green 13 from 12 (3x4s). Bowling: A. Green 2 for 12 from 4, R. Burdon 1 for 10 from 2.
Under 15 Girls – Round 12 (Tuesday 21/2/23): Tuesday evening saw the U15 girls play UTAS Black at lower Queenborough Oval and finish with a good score of 152 which highlights just how much this group has improved throughout the year. UTAS finished with 107, giving the Redcaps a good win. The team took an impressive seven wickets between them, which boosted the score by 28 (four runs per wicket). Batting: Heidi Davidson 18 from 15 (3 x 4s), Addysen Nossiter 15 from 15 (3 x 4s). Bowling: Addysen Nossiter 2 for 7 from 2, Angel Green 2 for 9 from 3.
Gretna – Under 15 – Round 13 (19/2/23): Gretna U15s played Clarence Roos at Clarence High School on Sunday afternoon. Batting first, Gretna smashed 191 in 32 overs before losing their last wicket. This were plenty of runs to take the win even though Clarence batted the full 40 overs, finishing on 7 for 135. Nick Ransley smashed more sixs than fours, to have a quickfire 62. Batting: Nick Ransley 62 from 30 (4 x 4s, 7 x 6s), James Brazendale 38 from 53 (7 x 4s). Bowling: James Brazendale 2 for 24 from 6, Seb Farrow 1 for 4 from 4.
Under 13 – Round 13 (19/2/23): After a bye last week, the Gretna U13s played Brighton at St Virgil’s Oval. Batting first, Gretna was all out in the 29th over, but not before scoring a nice 138. They then went on to bowl out Brighton for 40. Batting: Cooper Gleeson 29 from 57 not out (1 x 4), Hudson Stott 22 from 45 (2 x 4s). Bowling: Cooper Gleeson 3 for 3 from 2.4 overs, Rafik Mulic and Jack Cunningham both got 1 for 2 from 2.
Stage 1 – Round 12 (Monday 20/2/23): The young Gretna team played North Hobart Red at Friends’ sportsground on Monday evening. Final scores were North Hobart 151 to Gretna 118. The Stott brothers each managed double figures with the bat. Batting: Hudson Stott 20 from 18 (1 x 4), Reuben Stott 16 from 17 (2 x 4s). Bowling: Wayde Quinn 1 for 14 from 3, Jackson Stott 1 for 15 from 2.