Derwent Valley and Highlands cricket results – Week 10

WEEK 10 RESULTS – DECEMBER 9-10

THERE were no big individual scores this week but some pretty great results from the local teams across the
Derwent Valley and Central Highlands in the 10th week of the Southern Cricket Association. We saw some impressive bowling with a 5fa from Aaron Maddox with Gretna 2 and a couple of four-wicket hauls (Stewart Rice NN 2 and Tom Briscoe NN 1). Lets see how each team went.

NEW NORFOLK – 1st grade 50-Over format: New Norfolk 3/160 (35.1 overs) defeated MacKillop 10/159 (41.5 overs). Coming off the bye, the Redcaps travelled to North Warrane Oval to take on MacKillop. Bowling first, the Redcaps had MacKillop all out for 159 with Tom Briscoe deceiving the MacKillop batters to take four nice wickets with Nathan Rice chipping in for two wickets in less than three overs and also effecting a run out. With the bat, the Redcaps put on a patient display and with the loss of just three wickets took the win in the 36th over. Mathew Bowden top-scored with 78 with Seb Wishart finishing another fine innings not out in the middle on 28. Batting: M. Bowden 78 from 90, S. Wishart 28 from 38 (not out). Bowling: T. Briscoe 4 for 19 from 9, N. Rice 2 for 13 from 2.5 (plus a run out).
3rd Grade 50-Over format: New Norfolk 1/159 (12 overs) defeated Knights 10/158 (39.2 overs). Sunday saw the Redcaps 2 team up on the hill at Collinsvale to play the Knights. Bowling first, Stewart Rice (four wickets) and Josh Nichols (three wickets) dominated the bowling attack, taking seven wickets between them to help the Redcaps bowl out the Knights for 158. Chasing yet another win Stewart Rice started the innings with a super-fast 33 from just 11 including four sixes. Cody Neads came in when Rice was dismissed and continued the fast-scoring form, clocking up a quick 50 in just 21 balls. Neads finished with a super 87 off just 31 balls. Jake King opened and compared to the other two batsmen batted patiently to still be in the middle at the end for 33. In the over where Neads passed the 50 mark, he fired off four 4s and two big 6s to take 28 from the over. The Redcaps made short work of the chase and took the win in the 12th over. Batting: C. Neads 87 from 31, S. Rice 33 from 11. Bowling: S. Rice 4 for 31 from 10, J. Nichols 3 for 20 from 3.2.
6th Grade 40-Over format: New Norfolk 10/142 (37.4 overs) was defeated by Wellington 7/202 (40 overs). The Redcaps 3 team played Wellington at Eady Street Oval on Sunday. Bowling first the Redcaps saw Wellington put on 202 after batting their full 40 overs. Young Logan Hunt bowled well to pick up two wickets and conceded only 19 runs from eight overs. Chasing the score, the Redcaps batsmen struggled against some quality bowlers and were all out in the 38th over, falling 60 runs short. Beau Kline for the second time in three weeks top-scored for the Redcaps and got to raise the bat again surpassing 50 on his way to a fine knock of 73. Batting: B. Kline 73 from 70, T. Smith 24 from 77. Bowling: L. Hunt 2 for 19 from 8, B. Kline 2 for 21 from 8.
Women’s T20 format: New Norfolk 5/124 (20 overs) was defeated by Montagu Bay 2/153 (20 overs) on Saturday at Abottsfield Park. This was part of a gala day with plenty of action from women’s cricket teams from across the
SCA. New Norfolk won the toss and sent Montagu Bay into bat. The Sharks put on 153 in the full 20 overs with a run-out and a single wicket to Vanessa Fletcher bowling. Chasing the target, the Redcaps saw out their full 20 overs against a high quality team and posted 124, falling short of the win. Stella Foster top-scored for the Redcaps with 35 from 41. Batting: S. Foster 35 from 41, T. Millhouse 16 from 25 (not out). Bowling: V. Fletcher 1 for 9 from 2.

MOLESWORTH – 2nd grade 50-over format: Molesworth 3/196 (33.3 overs) defeated St Ann’s 10/195 (46.5 overs).
Molesworth 1 hosted St Ann’s at Boyer Oval on Saturday. Bowling first, Molesworth was able to take the full 10 wickets, effectively reducing St Ann’s score. Brayden Hodge picked up three wickets in a team effort that saw six out of the 10 wickets falling to catches. Looking at a good chance to snag a win, Molesworth sent out Josh Ransley as opener and saw him fire a quick 47 from 34 balls to get the team off to a good start. Nick Piuselli also stayed in the middle from start to finish to be unbeaten on 77 to see out the win. Batting: N. Piuselli 77 from 96 (not out), N. Ransley 47 from 34. Bowling: B. Hodge 3 for 34 from 9, T. Boatwright 2 for 41 from 8.
6th Grade 40-Over format: Molesworth 8/165 (40 overs) was defeated by Risdon Brook 9/208 (40 overs). Back at Boyer Oval on Sunday the Molesworth 2 team hosted Risdon Brook and the visitors batted first, putting on 208 from their full 40 overs. Brandon King and Cameron Clark both picked up two wickets each. In the run chase Molesworth saw out their full allotted overs but fell short on runs. Chris Sinclair had a fine day with the bat clocking up 64 runs at first drop and Brandon King also got to raise the bat at the 50-run milestone (52). Batting: C. Sinclair 64 from 80, B. King 52 from 68. Bowling: B. King 2 for 17 from 7, C. Clark 2 for 31 from 7.

GRETNA – 2nd Grade 50-Over format: Gretna 3/69 (14.3 overs) defeated Sorell 10/68 (25.3 overs). Gretna 1 travelled to Sorell Saturday to take on Sorell and what a performance they put in especially bowling and in the field. Bowling first, Gretna stunned Sorell to have them all out for 68 in a tad over 25 overs. Trent Grant and Ross Langford both snared three wickets each. With the bat and knowing there were plenty of overs to achieve the win, opener Jackson Mann went about a patient 22 to be unbeaten at the end. Brad Wallis top-scored for Gretna with 28. Gretna took the convincing win in less than 15 overs. Batting: B. Wallis 28 from 35, J. Mann 22 from 39. Bowling: T. Grant 3 for 19 from 8, R. Langford 3 for 20 from 7.
4th Grade 50-Over format: Gretna 10/77 was defeated by Campania 9/156. Gretna 2 played hosted Campania at Gretna on Saturday. Batting first, Campania saw out their full 50 overs despite the efforts of Aaron Maddox who took five wickets in a purple patch of bowling. Chasing the target, Gretna lost critical wickets at the wrong times and found itself in a battle for survival pretty quickly. Campania’s bowlers were too good and had Gretna all out
for 77. The two openers were the only batters to get to double figures with Jackson Ackerly top-scoring with 29 and Corey Ransley falling to a catch on 10. Batting: J. Ackerly 29 from 87, C. Ransley 10 from 9. Bowling: A. Maddox 5 for 35 from 10, R. Graham 2 for 23 from 10.

BOTHWELL – 3rd Grade 50-Over format: Bothwell 1 was due to play Wellington but the match has been listed as abandoned.
7th Grade 40-Over format: Bothwell 7/171 (20 overs) defeated Sorell 7/121 (20 overs). The Bucks 2 team was back at home on Sunday against Sorell. Batting first, the Bucks saw out their full 20 overs and posted a score of 171. News from the oval is there were some big sixes that sailed across Hollow Tree Rd. Joey Eyles smashed 70 from just 38 balls to top score and Josh Eyles smashed 4 big sixes to get his own total to 36 from just 19 balls. With the ball, the Bucks were too good for Sorell and restricted their ability to score. In the end Sorell finished 50 runs behind to give the Bucks a good win. Batting: Joey Eyles 70 from 38, Josh Eyles 36 from 19. Bowling: B. Clark 2 for 23 from 3, C. Rolls 1 for 4 from 2.

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
1 – Aaron Maddox (Gretna 2) – 5 for 35 from 10 overs bowling.
2 – Beau Kline (New Norfolk 3) – 73 from 70 batting and 2 for 21 from 8 bowling.
3 – Cody Neads (New Norfolk 2) – 87 from 31.

JUSTIN BENSON

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