WEEK 6 of the Southern Cricket Association roster saw some great batting performances across the Derwent Valley and Central Highlands teams, possibly as a follow on from the Glenn Maxwell double century in the World Cup one day cricket during the week! With the batting performances spread out it has made selecting the New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News top three players a hard task. Across the teams we also witnessed some good wins this week. Let’s see how the individual teams went.
WEEK 6 RESULTS NOVEMBER 11-12:
NEW NORFOLK – 1st Grade 50-over format: New Norfolk 4/357 (50 overs) defeated St Aidan’s 7/192 (50 overs). The Redcaps I team was at Cambridge Oval on Saturday for the clash with St Aidan’s. Batting first, the Redcaps had two century scorers and another who clocked over 50 which enabled the team to post a good score of 357. Opener Mathew Dance continued his good form with the bat, passing 100 before getting out. At first drop, Seb Wishart batted out the innings to finish 79 not out but it was Nathan Rice who came in at number four and smashed the quick runs to get the score up, finishing with 112 from 64 balls with seven big 6s and eight 4s. In the run chase, St Aidan’s didn’t even look like getting close and finished its 50 overs 165 runs behind. Batting: N. Rice 112 from 64, M. Dance 101 from 102. Bowling: J. Lester 2 for 34 from 10, J. Walsh 2 for 40 from 10.
3rd Grade 50-over format: New Norfolk 0/107 (15.5 overs) defeated Derwent 10/104 (40.5 overs). Saturday saw the Redcaps II take on Derwent at home. Bowling first the Redcaps went about taking good wickets and with a positive attitude in the field restricted the runs and had Derwent all out for 104 in the 41st over. Brady Hayden took three wickets for only 21 runs including the last wicket of the innings. Seven catches and two run-outs indicate how well the Redcap players performed in the field. In the run chase it took less than 16 overs for the openers (Jake King 62 and Rohan Heron 30) to take the win and the bonus points on offer. Batting: J. King 62 from 59, R. Heron 30 from 36. Bowling: B. Hayden 3 for 21 from 9.5, C. Neads 2 for 12 from 4.
6th Grade 40-over format: New Norfolk 1/109 (14.4 overs) defeated Montagu Bay 10/106 (35.2 overs). Tynwald saw another Sunday game this week when the Redcaps III team took on Montagu Bay. The visitors batted first and were all out for 106 in the 36th over after some great bowling and fielding by the Redcaps. The young players in Logan Hunt and Haiden Smith picked up early wickets to set up the innings even combining at one point with a caught Smith and bowled Hunt wicket. In the batting innings it took just one wicket and 14.4 overs for the Redcaps to secure New Norfolk’s third convincing win for the weekend. Beau Kline is once again in the batting stats with his unbeaten 62. Batting: B. Kline 62 from 35, D. Mitchelmore 33 from 36. Bowling: D. Mitchelmore 3 for 17 from 8, L. Hunt 2 for 18 from 55.
MOLESWORTH – 2nd Grade 50-over format: Molesworth 1/97 (19 overs) defeated Richmond/Cambridge 10/96 (38.3 overs). Molesworth I returned to Boyer oval on Saturday to take on Richmond/Cambridge and to put what
they have been building on to good use to take out a convincing win. Bowling first, Molesworth put the ball in all the right places and restricted the runs while knocking over the wickets. Nine out of the 10 wickets were catches showing how switched on in the field the Molesworth team was. It took fewer than 20 overs for Molesworth to get the win with the loss of only one wicket. Opener Josh Ransley made 80 of the 97 runs. Batting: J. Ransley 80 from 52, H. Nichols 9 from 53. Bowling: N. Ransley 3 for 19 from 7.3, J. Wilton 3 for 19 from 9.
6th Grade 40-over format: Molesworth 7/199 (40 overs) defeated Wellington 7/198 (40 overs). Molesworth II played off against Wellington at Eady Street Oval on Sunday. Both teams batted the full 40 overs and posted close to 200 runs and in a last ball fairy tale finish Molesworth affected a wicket which prevented Wellington from getting the required runs to draw or win the match, giving Molesworth a one run victory. Scott Edwards got to raise the bat when he passed 50 runs on his way to top scoring with 60 and Chris Sinclair was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets to go with his fine knock of 28 with the bat. Batting: S. Edwards 60 from 54, C. Sinclair 28 from 40.
Bowling: C. Sinclair 3 for 31 from 8, T. Benson 1 for 20 from 3.
GRETNA – 2nd Grade 50-over format: Gretna 2/169 (23.1 overs) defeated St Virgil’s 7/167 (47 overs). After last week’s bye Gretna I hosted the in form St Virgil’s on Saturday. Batting first St Virgil’s found it hard to get into their free-flowing run making style due to the Gretna players’ bowling and fielding being so restrictive. In the end St Virgil’s was limited to just 167 runs. Ross Langford did the damage with the ball, taking four poles. Batting , oener Mathew Burns continued his good start to the season smashing 126 from 92 balls including seven 6s and nine 4s. Burns was still in the middle when the final runs were made. Batting: M. Burns 126 from 92, R. Browning 15 from 20 (both not out). Bowling: R. Langford 4 for 21 from 6, Z. Crosswell 1 for 16 from 4.
4th Grade 50-over format: Gretna 4/115 (29.6 overs) defeated Old Beach 10/114 (29.2 overs). Gretna II played Old Beach at Old Beach this weekend and made it two easy wins for the Gretna club for Saturday’s cricket. Bowling first, the Gretna team had Old Beach all out on their home pitch in less than 30 overs. It took less than 30 overs for Gretna to secure the win. Opener Jamie Duggan finished not out with the top score of 40 and bowling Jack Evans picked up three wickets. Batting: J. Duggan 40 from 81 (not out), J. Ackerly 25 from 58. Bowling: J. Evans 3 for 35 from 6, J. Whitford and J. Blackwell both 2 for 23 from 8.
BOTHWELL – 3rd Grade 50-over format: Bothwell 7/130 (30.2 overs) defeated Knights 10/127 (41.1 overs). Back at Bothwell on Saturday, Bucks I hosted the Knights and kept the winning theme of our teams going with a comfortable win over the Knights. Bowling first the Bucks had the Knights all out in just over 41 overs with a low total of 127. Mathew Eyles took four wickets including the last one standing with Jordan Conley also picking up four poles. In the chase it took the Bucks just over 30 overs to get the required runs for the win. Matty Eyles not only had the best bowling figures but topped off his day top-scoring with 34 not out. Batting: M. Eyles 34 from 51 (not out), C. Mayne 30 from 39. Bowling: M. Eyles 4 for 17 from 7.1, J. Conley 4 for 17 from 10.
7th Grade 40-over format: Bothwell 1/209 (23.2 overs) defeated Knights 7/207 (40 overs). Bothwell II also hosted the Knights at home but on Sunday. The visitors batted first and lasted their full 40 overs to post a score of 207. I’m sure the Knights would have been thinking at the innings change that’s a pretty good score. The Bucks came out after the break and blew that theory straight out of the water smashing 209 runs for victory in just 23.2 overs, losing just the one wicket. Opener Simon Eyles was still at the centre at the end, falling just one run short of a quick fire century. Steve Harvey once again topped the bowlers with three wickets. Batting: S. Eyles 99 from 68 (not out), J. Devine 41 from 27. Bowling: S. Harvey 3 for 32 from 6, B. Eyles 2 for 32 from 7.
TOP-3 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Top 3 players of the week (week 6):
1 – Mathew Burns (Gretna 1) – 126 from 92 (not out) batting.
2 – Nathan Rice (New Norfolk 1) – 112 from 64 batting.
3 – Mathew Dance (New Norfolk 1) – 101 from 102 batting.
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