CONGRATULATIONS to the three local recipients of Cricket Tasmania Community Cricket Awards this week. The award of Junior Coach of the Year was shared by Wade Gleeson and Loucas Stott of the Gretna Cricket Club for their fantastic efforts in getting three junior teams up and running at Gretna this year, with all three being really competitive in their first year. The Under 15s finishing in the top two, meaning a grand final playoff this week.
The award for the Cricket Blast Program of the Year also had joint winners, one of whom was Annie McKenzie of the Glenora Cricket Blast Program, who has been recognised for her efforts to provide children with the opportunity to start their cricket journey in their own community.
This week was the last round of roster matches before finals. Some teams knew they already had a finals berth and others knew it was their last game of the season, with a handful still needing a win this week to progress to
finals. Here’s how the last round unfolded.
1st Grade one-day format – Round 18 (25/2/23): The Redcaps 1 team had a bye for the final round. With the team sitting equal first on the ladder prior to the round, the Redcaps will be playing finals.
3rd Grade – Round 14 (25/2/23): The 2nd Redcaps team had a tough game against Bothwell at Bothwell on Saturday. Bowling first, the Redcaps limited the damage to 182, taking nine wickets. Captain Jake King had unbelievable figures of four for just seven runs from eight overs including five maidens. The Redcaps struggled to get any momentum with the bat and were ultimately all out for 138 in the 41st over. Blake Kemmler was again one of the top scorers for the Redcaps with 73. Despite this loss, the Redcaps will be in the finals. Batting: B. Kemmler 73 from 110, J. Rowlands 31 from 54. Bowling: J. King 4 for 7 from 8, A. Drew 4 for 54 from 10.
7th grade – Round 14 (25/2/23): Saturday saw the Redcaps 3 team host Derwent. Not only was the game a must-win but the team and entire club wanted to celebrate Aaron Triffitt’s 100th game. In that time he has won two flags, become a friend to all and most importantly taken the time to guide and encourage the younger players. Batting first, the Redcaps put on an excellent display, finishing with 333 with only three wickets lost. Beau Kline smashed 127 with 14 fours and four sixes, well supported by Josh Dykes who notched up his second 50 after
openers Jamie Hill and Aaron Triffitt set a solid foundation. With the ball, the Redcaps had Derwent all out for 122
giving the Redcaps a massive 211-run win and a finals berth. After opening well, Triffitt also took the most wickets in his milestone game. Liam Lowe took two wickets to finish the roster rounds as the player with the most wickets for the Redcaps’ 7th grade team this year. Well done Liam. Batting: B. Kline 127 from 88, J. Dykes 75 from 71. Bowling: A. Triffitt 3 for 12 from 7, L. Lowe 2 for 31 from 7.
2nd Grade – Round 14 (25/2/23): Molesworth 1 played Montagu Bay at Geilston Bay on Saturday. Batting first, Molesworth was all out for 114. It took Montagu Bay less than 30 overs to knock over the runs needed to take victory. Molesworth didn’t qualify for finals this year and will look to move up the rankings in the coming years with plenty of young players getting senior games over the year. Batting: D. Coppleman 27 from 14, H. Nichols 18 from 41. Bowling: L. Jarvis 2 for 19 from 3, D. Coppleman 2 for 29 from 9.
7th Grade – Round 14 (26/2/23): Molesworth 2 won thanks to a forfeit from St Aiden’s. This completed the team’s season as it did not qualify for the finals.
2nd Grade – Round 14 (25/2/23): Saturday saw Gretna 1 travel to Sandford to play a must-win game and to celebrate Brad Wallis playing his 50th game. Batting first, Gretna put on a score of 194 before finding itself all out in the 47th over. Mathew Burns again led the run scorers for Gretna. In the chase, Sandford was able to gain the winning runs in the 36th over. Gretna has done enough to progress to the finals. Batting: M. Burns 43 from 43, A. Maddox 32 from 34. Bowling: C. Ransley 2 for 28 from 9, P. Jelkic 1 for 17 from 4.
5th Grade – Round 14 (25/2/23): Gretna 2 had an early win due to a forfeit from Sandford. With the points from the forfeit, the team looks to be playing finals.
3rd Grade – Round 14 (25/2/23): The Bothwell Bucks had a home game against New Norfolk. Batting first, the Bucks lost a couple of key wickets but batted their full 50 overs to place a target of 182 on the board. Brock Nichols had his best run with the bat, finishing with a personal high score of 70. With the ball, the Bucks inflicted the most damage, bowling out New Norfolk in the 41st over to claim an easy 44-run win. Brock Nichols added to his batting to give a best on performance taking four wickets for 19. The Bucks will be in the finals. Batting: B, Nichols 70 from 98, S. Eyles 34 from 58. Bowling: B. Nichols 4 for 19 from 10, M. Eyles 2 for 24 from 7.
7th Grade – Round 14 (26/2/23): The second Bucks team was due to play Risdon Brook at Risdon Vale on Sunday but due to the wet afternoon the game was declared a washout. The Bucks finished on top of the ladder and will also play finals.
Women’s 1st Grade: The Lady Bucks finished third on the ladder and qualified for the finals. They will play
Claremont with a win taking them to the grand final, or a loss finishing the season.
New Norfolk – Under 15 – Round 14 (26/2/23): The Redcaps hosted Clarence Roos at Tynwald on Sunday afternoon. Bowling first, the Redcaps got straight into taking wickets with three wickets down before the 10th over, but the Roos only lost one other wicket and finished on 163. In reply the Redcaps had only two players get double figures with the bat, and fell short by 56 runs. One of those players was Ronan Hunt who managed his highest score yet with the bat. Batting: Bobby Nossiter 30 from 45 (4 x 4s), Ronan Hunt 13 from 14 (1 x 4). Bowling: Bobby Nossiter 1 for 18 from 6, Ronan Hunt 1 for 27 from 6.
Under 13 – Round 14 (26/2/23): On Sunday morning the Redcaps played South Hobart Sandy Bay Sharks at Tynwald. Batting first, the young Redcaps were all out for 58. Captain Angus Fraser again tried to lead the way with the bat with a patient 13. In response the Sharks had the required runs to win in the 15th over. Batting: Angus Fraser 13 from 35 (1 x 4), Jude Bannister 10 from 18 (1 x 6). Bowling: Angus Fraser 1 for 5 from 2, Jack Neads 1 for 10 from 2.
Stage 1 Girls – Round 12 (Friday 24/2/23): On Friday evening the Redcaps secured another win, this time against the Clarence team at Tynwald. Addysen Nossiter top-scored, hitting her highest personal score as well with 17. Batting: Addysen Nossiter 17 from 14 (3 x 4s), Angel Green 14 from 13 (2 x 4s). Bowling: Addysen and Angel picked up a wicket each.
Under 15 Girls – Round 13 (Tuesday 28/2/23): On Tuesday evening the Redcaps hosted Wellington at Tynwald. Scores at the end of the game were New Norfolk 103 to Wellingtons 150. Heidi Davidson had a great knock, hitting 27 from 15 balls. Batting: Heidi Davidson 27 from 15 (4 x 4s), Angel Green 14 from 15 (2 x 4s). Bowling: Sha’Diamond Evans 1 for 10 from 3, Abbey Davidson 1 for 4 from 1.
Gretna – Under 15 – Round 14 (26/2/23): Gretna was due to play Clarence Maroon at Gretna on Sunday afternoon but won on a forfeit by Clarence. This leaves Gretna second on the ladder and a grand final berth on Sunday at 12.30 versus Sorell at Sorell. Good luck team. It was pleasing to hear that even though a forfeit occurred the remaining Clarence players and some Under 13 players made up enough numbers for two teams so a fun game of cricket could still occur.
Under 13 – Round 14 (26/2/23): On Sunday morning at Gretna the Under-13s took on UTAS Red. Batting first, Gretna was all out for 71. UTAS was able to chase down the winning runs in 17 overs, losing just two wickets. Batting: Hudson Stott 8 from 57, Reuben Stott 7 from 38. Bowling: Ryan Jones 1 for 8 from 3, Jack Cunningham 1 for 7 from 2.
Stage 1 – Round 13 (Monday 27/2/23): Gretna played Glenorchy White at Cadburys on Monday evening. Scores at the end of the game were Gretna 129 to Glenorchy 113. Batting: Wayde Quinn 19 from 17 (4 x 4s), Hudson Stott 19 from 17 (3 x 4s). Bowling: Hudson Stott 2 for 5 from 2, Sophie Brazendale 1 for 13 from 3.