SUDDENLY we are into Week 5 of the Southern Cricket Association season, which means all teams are into their one-day format rosters and we see some more junior divisions starting.
WEEK 5 RESULTS – NOVEMBER 4-5:
NEW NORFOLK – 1st Grade 50-over format: New Norfolk 0/100 (14 overs) defeated Rokeby 10/99 (35.1 overs). New Norfolk I is still waiting on a few players to bring the team back to full strength again and Saturday saw them take on Rokeby at Tynwald. The visitors won the toss and elected to bat and the Redcaps bowlers were on song from the start, backed up with some great fielding. Every time Rokeby looked liked trying to get the run rate up, they hit a shot in the air and the Redcap fielders pounced, taking basically every catch chance. Tom Briscoe had remarkable bowling figures of 3 for 6 from 8.1 overs with three maidens. With the bat, openers Mathew Dance (61) and Blake Kemmler (26) put on a 100-run unbeaten partnership to take an easy win in the 14th over and making it an early finish. Batting: M. Dance 61 from 45no, B. Kemmler 26 from 39no. Bowling: T. Briscoe 3 for 6 from 8.1, S. Wishart 2 for 7 from 5.
3rd Grade 50-over format: New Norfolk 2/138 (21.1 overs) defeated Rokeby 9/136 (45.2 overs). New Norfolk II played a Sunday game at Tynwald against Rokeby. Bowling first, the Redcaps restricted Rokeby to 136 before bowling them all out. Rice, King and Nichols picked up two poles each with great fielding from the entire team. In the chase for victory, the Redcaps wasted no time and gained the win in 21 overs with only two wickets falling. Opener Jake King smashed 81 from 68 to set the tone for the innings and was still in the middle when the winning runs were made. Batting: J. King 81 from 68, R. Heron 25 from 29. Bowling: S. Rice 2 for 20 from 10, J. Nichols 2 for 21 from 5.
6th Grade 40-over format: New Norfolk 8/131 (40 overs) defeated by Claremont 10/156 (39.1 overs). New Norfolk III played Claremont at Abottsfield Park on Sunday. Claremont batted first and the Redcaps got their last wicket in the last over of the innings with Beau Kline picking up four. Young Bobby Nossiter bowled economically to go for three runs per over and picked up a wicket. In the chase, the Redcaps batted out the full 40 overs but fell short with the runs. With such a young team the goal at the present is to get the full innings’ overs in and the score will begin to take care of itself. Batting: T. Lowe 24 from 71, M. Holloway 16 from 42. Bowling: B. Kline 4 for 25 from 7, B. Nossiter 1 for 15 from 5.
MOLESWORTH – 2nd Grade 50-over format: Molesworth 10/77 (25.2 overs) defeated by St Virgil’s 1/79 (14.5 overs). After some good starts to begin season 2023, Molesworth 1 was hoping to take it a step further in their outing at the St Virgil’ Oval against St Virgil’s on Saturday,. Unfortunately their game was another quick Saturday game, but not in our team’s favour. The Molesworth batters started with a first-ball wicket and it didn’t improve from there with five ducks including three golden ducks. The scoresheet looked fairly bleak with Daniel Adams coming in at first drop and showing some patience while seeing wickets fall around him as he top-scored with 26. St Virgil’s only gave up a few chances for wickets in the chase with Jayden Wilton taking the only wicket. St Virgil’s had the win in less than 15 overs. Molesworth is building with some great young talent and as such will have the odd hard week. Batting: D. Adams 26 from 85 (not out), J. Freeman 14 from 21. Bowling: J. Wilton 1 for 7 from 3.
6th Grade 40-over format: Molesworth 8/147 (28.4 overs) defeated by St Virgil’s 0/151 (22.1 overs). After gaining a win last week against the Redcaps in the final T20 roster match, Molesworth II was aiming to keep the winning streak alive at St Virgil’s against St Virgil’s on Sunday. Batting first, Molesworth knocked up a score of 147 with the loss of eight wickets. Tim Boatwright continued where he finished last week, scoring quick runs to finish with 70. Unfortunately Aaron Newbon was the only other player to get into double figures with the bat. It took St Virgil’s only 22 overs to get the win with no wickets falling. Batting: T. Boatwright 70 from 41, A. Newbon 12 from 14.
GRETNA – 2nd Grade 50-over format: Gretna I had a bye.
4th Grade 50-over format: Gretna 9/222 (50 Overs) defeated Marquis Tigers 8/209 (50 overs). Gretna II played at home on Saturday against the Marquis Tigers. Batting first, Gretna managed to see out the full 50 overs, putting on 222 runs for the loss of nine wickets. Opener Jackson Ackerly put together another good innings to get the team off to a good start, falling just two runs short of his 50 with Jack Evans also in the batting stats again top-scoring with 64. In the bowling and fielding innings, Gretna’s fielders backed up their bowlers, taking most of the catching chances with six out of the eight wickets falling to catches. With the fielders playing their part and the bowlers
not giving up many opportunities, the Tigers fell short of runs also batting out their full 50 overs. Batting: J. Evans 64 from 79, J. Ackerly 48 from 86. Bowling: J. Blackwell 2 for 18 from 4, J. Campbell 2 for 23 from 9.
BOTHWELL – 3rd Grade 50-over format: Bothwell 5/214 (37 overs) defeated Claremont 9/212 (50 overs). Bothwell I team played Claremont at Abbotfield Park on Saturday. Bowling first, Bothwell bowled and fielded tightly to reduce any free-flowing scoring from Claremont, restricting the home team to 212 from their 50 overs. Captain Craig Pursell led the bowlers with three wickets with Caleb Mayne assisting in the field and with the bat with two
catches and a run-out to go with his half-century with the bat. Batting, the Bucks scored freely and had the runs with 13 overs to spare with Jamie Devine top-scoring with a quick 60 from 45 balls. Batting: J. Devine 60 from 45, C. Mayne 51 from 48. Bowling: C. Pursell 3 for 38 from 10, B. Mayne 2 for 38 from 10.
7th Grade 40-over format: Bothwell 8/164 (38.5 overs) defeated Montagu Bay 8/162 (40 overs). Sunday saw Bothwell II team play Montagu Bay at Bothwell. Bowling first, the Bucks saw Montagu Bay get through the full 40 overs with the Bucks taking eight wickets. Simon Eyles picked up four of the wickets. In reply the Bucks’ batting was a bit up and down which had Montagu Bay in the box seat for a fair bit, but some steadying batting from some of the lower-order batsmen in the form of Troy Branch (32 not out) and Brayden Clark saw the Bucks snatch victory with seven balls and two wickets remaining. Batting: T. Branch 32 from 47 (not out), B. Clark 30 from 56. Bowling: S. Eyles 4 for 30 from 8, S. Harvey 2 for 11 from 8.
TOP-3 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
1 – Jake King (New Norfolk II) – 81 from 68 batting.
2 – Tim Boatwright (Molesworth II) – 70 from 41 batting.
3 – Beau Kline (New Norfolk IV) – 4 for 25 bowling.
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