AFTER great weather to start the Southern Cricket Association rosters, the weather turned at the end of last week and made the chances of getting any cricket in a hit and miss affair with several games declared washouts in Week 2.
WEEK 2 RESULTS – OCTOBER 14-15
NEW NORFOLK – 1st Grade 50-over format: New Norfolk I travelled to Abbotsfield Park to take on Claremont in what was meant to be a replay of last year’s SCA grand final. Unfortunately the weather didn’t allow the game to begin and as such it was declared a washout.
3rd Grade T20: Norfolk was due to host Claremont at Tynwald on Saturday morning but again the weather prevented a start.
6th Grade T20: New Norfolk 2/83 (11 overs) defeated Claremont 4 / 82 (16 overs). The Redcaps III team played Claremont at Abottsfield Park Sunday afternoon. With the wet weather, the game was reduced by four overs each innings with Claremont batting first and posting a total of 82. The young guns picked up the wickets bowling, with Logan Hunt snatching two of the four wickets in a good spell of bowling. Tom Eiszele sent down two overs for just four runs and a wicket, and Liam Lowe also picked up a wicket in two overs and only conceded 10 runs. The Redcaps only required 11 overs to get the target and take home a good win with David Mitchelmore in the batting stats for the second week in a row, opening the batting and remaining not out with 24. Blake Kemmler top-scored with a quickfire 34 to secure the win. Batting: B. Kemmler 34 from 28, D. Mitchelmore 24 from 27. Bowling: L. Hunt 2 for 30 from 4 overs, T. Eiszele 1 for 4 from 2.
MOLESWORTH – 2nd Grade 50 over format: Molesworth I hosted valley rival Gretna at Boyer Oval on Saturday morning and made a start to the game which was eventually called off due to the weather. In 20 overs Molesworth was 6 for 100 before the play halted.
7th Grade T20: Molesworth 2/69 (16 overs) defeated Wellington 6 / 68 ( 19 overs). Molesworth II played on Sunday afternoon at Boyer Oval against Wellington. Wellington batted first and due to some poor weather each team lost an over from their innings. Oliver Stuart bowled two ripping overs for Molesworth, taking two wickets for just four runs. After 19 overs and through some great tight bowling and fielding, Molesworth conceded only 68 runs. With the bat, it took Molesworth just 16 overs to claim the win with the loss of just two wickets. Opener Scott Edwards claimed most of the runs before getting out with a fine 42. Batting: S. Edwards 42 from 47, O. Stewart 15 from 39. Bowling: O. Stewart 2 for 4 from 2, K. Tomkinson 1 for 7 from 2.
GRETNA – 2nd Grade 50-over format: As described above, Gretna II played Molesworth at Boyer Oval with the game being declared a washout after 20 overs. This game was certainly a highlight for Gretna Cricket Club with life member Mathew Burns playing his 450th game for Gretna which is a massive achievement. Mathew holds the record for the most games played at Gretna.
4th Grade T20: Gretna 10/93 (19 Overs) defeated MacKillop 10/55 (15 overs). Gretna II hosted MacKillop at Gretna on Saturday morning and with most other Saturday games called off due to weather, Gretna will be thanking their lucky stars for this game going ahead as it was an opportunity for them to take a commanding win over MacKillop. Gretna enjoyed having a couple more senior players back for week two with Brian Smith top-scoring for the second week in a row and Aaron Maddox getting a few runs followed up with two wickets to assist with the win. Gretna batted 19 overs for a handy 93. With the ball, Adam Browning set about destroying MacKillop, taking five wickets and only conceding 10 runs in a fine four-over bowling spell. Batting: B. Smith 20 from 25, A. Maddox 14 from 11. Bowling: A. Browning 5 for 10 from 4, A. Maddox 2 for 8 from 1.3.
BOTHWELL – 4th Grade T20: Bothwell: 3/82 (11 overs) was defeated by Bagdad 0/85 (8 overs). Bothwell I played on Saturday against Bagdad at Bagdad in a weather-affected game that was reduced to innings of 11 overs. The Bucks batted first and lost three wickets for 82 runs with opener Nathan White just running out of balls to finish not out on 47. In the run chase and at home on their smaller oval, Bagdad’s openers went crazy and had the runs in eight overs with both making many more runs than balls faced. Batting: N. White 47 from 31, A. Pearce 23 from 11. Bowling: B. Nichols one over for five runs.
7th Grade T20: Bothwell 6/110 (20 overs) defeated Old Beach 5/93 ( 20 overs). Bothwell II played Old Beach at Old Beach on Sunday morning. Batting first, the Bucks faced the allotted overs and piled on 110 for the loss of just six wickets. Openers Simon Eyles (39) and Brody Mccallum (20) worked well to set up the team for a good innings before both being dismissed. The Bucks then came out, and bowled and fielded really well to reduce Old Beach’s chances of scoring reducing them to a total of 93 after their 20 overs to give the Bucks another good win. Batting: S. Eyles 39 from 32, B. McCallum 20 from 33. Bowling: S. Harvey 3 for 20 from 4, S.E yles 1 for 11 from 4.
TOP-3 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
1 – Adam Browning (Gretna II) – 5 for 10 from five overs.
2 – Mathew Burns (Gretna I) – a massive 450th club game.
3 – Oliver Stewart (Molesworth II) – 2 for 4 from two overs bowling and 15 runs batting.
1 – Mathew Dance (New Norfolk I) 74 from 54 batting and 6 for 29 from 10 bowling.
2 – Craig Cunningham (Gretna I) – bowling 5 for 55 from 10.
3 – Tyson Smith (New Norfolk III) bowling 1 for 0 from two maiden overs in the young U16 player’s first senior game.
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