Derwent Valley and Highlands cricket results – Week 7

AFTER seeing all nine of our local senior teams secure wins in last week’s Southern Cricket Association games, it was all eyes on the teams this weekend to see who would keep up the winning streak up and who would be brought back to earth. This weekend also saw the start of the roster for the New Norfolk women’s team.

WEEK 7 RESULTS – NOVEMBER 18-19

NEW NORFOLK – 1st grade 50-Over format: New Norfolk 6/225 (45 overs) defeated Gurkha Legends 10/224 (45.3 overs). Back at Tynwald, the Redcaps I team hosted the fairly-new Gurkha Legends team. Bowling first, the Redcaps were restrictive in the field and took wickets at regular intervals until spinner Tom Briscoe was bought into the attack and took five in the space of around 10 overs which really put a dent in the Legends’ ability to score. Chasing the score, the Redcaps lost the early wicket of the in-form Dance. In came Seb Wishart who again played a patient innings and once again was still in the middle at the end unbeaten on the top score of 72. Nathan Rice also had another fine half-century knock to help the Redcaps obtain the win in 45 overs. Batting: S. Wishart 72 from 104 (not out), N. Rice 56 from 44. Bowling: T. Briscoe 5 for 34 from 8, T. Blackwell 1 for 21 from 4.
3rd Grade 50-Over format: New Norfolk 7/394 (50 overs) defeated Bagdad 8/213 (50 overs). Saturday saw the Redcaps II team enjoy a game at Bagdad against the Bagdad team. Batting first, the Redcaps were led out of the blocks early by openers Jamie Hill (81) and Rohan Heron (55). At first drop, Cody Neads entered and went bang, producing a fine 113 from 74 balls with four over the rope and 16 crashing into the rope. There was another 50 from Aaron Drew and consistent batting from the rest of the team saw a big target of 394 posted. Bagdad was never really in the chase with the Redcaps on song, bowling and fielding to restrict the free flow of runs. Batting: C. Neads 113 from 74, J. Hill 81 from 60. Bowling: J. Nichols 2 for 31 from 7, S. Rice 2 for 49 from 10.
6th Grade 40-Over format: New Norfolk 9/160 (36 overs) lost to Risdon Brook 5/161 (31.1 overs). On Sunday the Redcaps III team played Risdon Brook at Risdon Vale. Batting first, the Redcaps went out building a score patiently and managed 160 with the help of young Haiden Smith top-scoring with a solid 46. It would have been great if he could have found an extra four runs but it’s only a matter of time before he notches-up his first 50 as a senior player. With the ball, the Redcaps found it hard to get that first elusive wicket and in the end Risdon Vale got the win in 31.1 overs. Youngster Bobby Nossiter was the pick of the bowlers with very impressive figures of 2 for 7 from 5 overs. Batting: H. Smith 46 from 40, D. Mitchelmore 31 from 37. Bowling: B. Nossiter 2 for 7 from 5, D. Mitchelmore 36 from 8.
Women’s T20 format: New Norfolk 2/131 (14.5 overs) defeated Derwent 4/128 (18 overs). Sunday the Women’s Redcap team have its first roster match of the season at North Warrane Oval against Derwent. Captain Lisa East after a late night celebrating a wedding showed the team how to perform both bowling and with the bat. The Redcaps bowled first and after the reduced innings saw Derwent finish with 128 after 18 overs. It took the Redcaps just under 15 overs to get the winning runs with opener Angel Green knocking out 37 before retiring and East was also not out with 37. Batting: A. Green 37 from 32 (retired not out), L. East 35 from 31 (not out). Bowling: L. East 2 for 25 from 3, C. Pfeiffer 1 for 15 from 3.

Molesworth I at Boyer Oval on Saturday.

MOLESWORTH – 2nd grade 50-over format: Molesworth 10/85 (35.2 overs) lost to Old Beach 3/86 (16.3 overs). Molesworth I had another game on home soil at Boyer Oval on Saturday against Old Beach. Batting first, Molesworth struggled to freely score runs and found itself all out in the 36th over. Captain Bradley Coppleman was the pick of the batsmen with 29. It took Old Beach just 16.3 overs and three wickets to claim an easy win. Batting: B. Coppleman 29 from 27, H. Nichols 14 from 62. Bowling: K. Tomkinson 2 for 18 from 4.3, B. Jarvis 1 for 30 from 4.
6th Grade 40-Over format: Molesworth 8/124 (32.2 overs) defeated St Ann’s 9/123 (33.1 overs). Molesworth II returned to Boyer Oval on Sunday against St Ann’s. Bowling first, Molesworth had St Ann’s all out for 123. Larry Menzie picked up three handy wickets bowling. In the chase Molesworth kept losing wickets at the wrong time, reducing their scoring rate with the two openers out for ducks in the first over. Molesworth then steadied through Menzie (17 from 27) and Boatwright (31 from 13) to settle the innings and build a winning score in the 33rd over.
Batting: T. Boatwright 31 from 13, J. Bowerman 17 from 36 (not out). Bowling: L. Menzie 3 for 28 from 8, C. Clark 2 for 21 from 6.

GRETNA – 2nd Grade 50-Over format: Gretna 5/223 (49 overs) defeated by St Ann’s 6/224 (41.5 overs). Gretna I was at Cadbury Ovals on Saturday against St Ann’s. Batting first, Gretna saw out the allotted overs, putting on 223 with the loss of five important wickets. Mathew Burns continues to clock up the runs top-scoring, passing yet another half-century on his way to 79. With the ball, Gretna struggled to get those handy wickets at the right time and saw St Ann’s take the win with eight overs to spare. Adam Browning was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets. Batting: M. Burns 79 from 74, B. Wallis 51 from 69. Bowling: A. Browning 3 for 33 from 7, Z. Crosswell 1 for 36 from 4.
4th Grade 50-Over format: Gretna 10/218 (32.3 overs) defeated St Aidan’s 10/41 (19.5 overs). Gretna II hosted St Aidan’s on Saturday. Batting first, Gretna was all out for 218 but not before Hayden Davis smashed 89 from 60 and Peter Jelkic had a super-fast 39 from 19. With the ball, St Aidan’s had no idea how to play Jake Campbell who took a great bag of five wickets for just 19 runs. Gretna bowled St Aidan’s out before the 20th over and took a comfortable win. Batting: H. Davis 89 from 60, P. Jelkic 39 from 19. Bowling: J. Campbell 5 for 19 from 9, T. Grant 3 for 22 from 8.5.

BOTHWELL – 3rd Grade 50-Over format: Bothwell 4/146 (19.4 overs) defeated Derwent 10/145 (45.3 overs). Back at Bothwell again on Saturday, the Bucks I team hosted Derwent and racked up another solid win. Derwent batted first and with Jordan Conley keeping the Derwent batsmen guessing and taking four of their wickets, the home team had the visitors all out for 145. With the bat, it took fewer than 20 overs for the Bucks to secure an easy win with Jamie Devine passing the half-century milestone to top-score with a run per ball to reach 55. Batting: J. Devine 55 from 53, A. Pearce 26 from 31. Bowling: J. Conley 4 for 35 from 10, M. Eyles 2 for 21 from 10.
7th Grade 40-Over format: Bothwell 7/140 (20 overs) defeated Derwent 7/130 (20 overs). Bothwell II also hosted Derwent but on a wet Sunday at Bothwell. With early morning showers extending into the morning, the game was reduced to 20 overs per innings when the pitch was dry enough for the game to proceed. Batting first, Bothwell was 7 for 140 at the end of its 20 overs with Andrew Rolls falling just short of the milestone 50. Steven Harvey (3 wickets) again led the way for the bowlers to help the team secure the win by 10 runs. Batting: A. Rolls 47 from 36, S. Harvey 18 from 27. Bowling: S. Harvey 3 for 11 from 4, A. Rolls 2 for 8 from 2.

TOP-3 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Pick up this Friday’s print edition of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News to find out who we rate the most highly from Week 7.

JUSTIN BENSON

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