Under-14 Boys (Sunday, November 12): New Norfolk 3/241 (24.5 overs) defeated North Hobart Dees 4/237 (30 overs). The young Redcaps were at Queens Walk Oval on Sunday against North Hobart. The Dees batted first and on the small oval put on a good total of 237. Bowling, the Fraser brothers both picked up a wicket with Angus also opening the batting and firing 63 from just 24 balls with five nice 6s to set the scene for a magnificent innings from the Redcaps. Fifties would soon follow for Jude Bannister (62 from 34) ad Gabe Bannister (51 from 35). Both retired not out to give their teammates a bat. It took the on-fire Redcaps fewer than 25 overs to get the 241 runs to claim victory. Batting: Angus Fraser 63 from 24 (5 x 6s and 8 x 4s), Jude Bannister 62 from 34 (3 x 6s and 8 x 4s). Bowling: Hamish Fraser 1 for 18 from 3, Angus Fraser 1 for 33 from 3.
Under-16 Boys: Due to a lack of players, this team has withdrawn from the competition.
Under-16 Girls* (Tuesday, November 14): New Norfolk 118 (20 overs) lost to UTAS Black 136 (20 overs). New Norfolk had its first home game for the season and what a difference a week makes with the young Redcaps showing much improvement. They got close to a win, being only 18 runs or five extra wickets short, but for such a young and fairly new team the end score isn’t what its all about. The effort in the field, bowling and batting is what defines the improvements of the team. Addysen Nossiter showed her experience again top-scoring and having the best bowling figures but it’s great to see the newer players getting results like Lilian Van Emmerik and Indiana Curtain who both picked up their first wickets bowling and Molly-Rose Mayne who picked up a run-out. Batting: Addysen Nossiter 20 from 15 (3 x 4s), Angel Green 18 from 15 (3 x 4s). Bowling: Addysen Nossiter 2 for 11 from 3, Lilian Van Emmerik 1 for 11 from 2.
Stage 1** Boys (Monday, November 13): New Norfolk 139 (20 overs) lost to South Hobart-Sandy Bay 207 (20 overs). Batting: Parker Brown 20 from 20 (4 x 4s), Sonny Higman 18 from 26 (1 x 4). Bowling: Arlo Simpson 2 for 16 from 2 overs, Sonny Higman 1 for 7 from 2.
Stage 1 Girls: (Friday, November 10): New Norfolk 89 (20 overs) lost to Clarence 128 (20 overs). Batting: Holly Vagg 7 from 14, Gracie-Kaye Mayne and Sha’Diamond Evans both 6 from 14. Bowling: Holly Vagg 3 for 15 from 3, Sha’Diamond Evans 1 for 8 from 3.
Under-14 (Sunday, November 12): Gretna 8/97 (29.5 overs) lost to Sorell 4/128 (30 overs). Playing at Sorell, the young Gretna team bowled first and after the allotted 30 overs saw Sorell finish with 128 on the board. There were single wickets to Lucas Jones, Jack Cunningham and Sophie Brazendale, with Ruben Stott and Ryan Jones teaming-up for a run-out. With the bat, the young Gretna team again saw out the full 30 overs (one ball short) but fell short of the runs needed. Hudson Stott top-scored with 21 runs. Batting: Hudson Stott 21 from 45 (1 x 4), Ryan Jones 20 from 36 not out (3 x 4s). Bowling: Lucas Jones 1 for 9 from 3, Sophie Brazendale 1 for 23 from 3.
Under-16 (Sunday, November 12): Gretna 2/142 (21.4 overs) defeated Clarence 8/140 (35.1 overs). Gretna played Clarence at Clarence High School. What was expected to be a close match was turned upside down when the Gretna team turned up switched on to play some serious cricket from the first ball. Bowling first, Gretna had Clarence all out for 140. It took just over 21 overs for the Gretna team to chase down the runs, losing just two wickets. James Brazendale picked up another half-century top-scoring with 53 with Michael Pearce falling just short on 48. Kayden Cunningham was the pick of the bowlers, finishing with three wickets. Batting: James Brazendale 53 from 59 (1 x 6 and 10 x 4s), Michael Pearce 48 from 47 (11 x 4s). Bowling: Kayden Cunninham 3 for 20 from 5.1, George Picken 2 for 35 from 5.
Stage 1 (Monday, November 13): Gretna 98 (20 overs) lost to Glenorchy Black 199 (20 overs). Batting: Arlo Wakefield 9 from 13 (1 x 4), Wayde Quinn 8 from 13 (2 x 4s). Bowling: Arlo Wakefield 1 for 6 from 2, Connor Jones 1 for 11 from 2. For the Glenorchy team, the writer’s son Lucas Benson had a great game including a catch and then a wicket bowling, as well as dominating with the bat and top-scoring with 29 from 17 balls (5 x 4s).
* In Under-16 Girls’ cricket each team faces 20 overs (120 balls). Each player faces the same number of balls when batting (120 divided by the amount of batters). If a player gets out they continue to bat with four bonus runs being awarded to the bowling team. Wides and no-balls are not replayed and are counted as balls faced.
**Stage 1 cricket is the entry-level competition. Each team faces 20 overs (120 balls). Each player faces the same number of balls when batting (120 divided by the amount of batters). If a player gets out they continue to bat with four bonus runs being awarded to the bowling team. Wides and no-balls are not replayed and are counted as balls faced.
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