Derwent Valley and Highlands cricket results – Week 17

WEEK 17 RESULTS – FEBRUARY 17-18

NEW NORFOLK – 1st grade 50-Over format: New Norfolk 4/206 (20 overs) defeated Gurkha Legends 10/204 (46.2 overs). The Redcap 1 team was at Risdon Vale on Saturday for the game against the Gurkha Legends. The home team batted first, with the Redcaps having them all out for just 204 in a little over 46 overs. Josh Rowlands was the pick of the Redcaps bowlers this week, picking up three wickets. With the bat, the Redcaps wasted no time getting the win and extra points in just 20 overs. Jason Rigby came in again at first drop and like so many times before he wasted no time rushing to 50. He was well supported by the number four batter Nathan Rice who went bananas to get to 78 from just 27 balls including seven sixes and seven fours. After last week’s loss to the top of the table team, it was a fantastic return to form for the Redcaps to keep them in second place on the ladder. Batting: N. Rice 78 from 27, J. Rigby 54 from 30. Bowling: J. Rowlands 3 for 39 from 8.2, T. Briscoe 2 for 11 from 10.


3rd Grade 50-Over format: New Norfolk 8/235 (48.2 overs) defeated Bothwell 8/231 (50 overs). See the photo gallery here. The Redcap 2 team hosted the Bothwell Bucks and the New Norfolk Cricket Club’s life members at Tynwald on Saturday in what was perfect weather for both cricket and a social function for the life members. The game that played out in front of the crowd was even better than the weather, with both teams seeing out pretty much their full overs with both good batting, bowling and fielding from both teams. The winning runs came with just 10 balls remaining, to the pleasure of the home crowd. After a slow start with key wickets falling, the Redcaps with the support of the home crowd rallied and snuck through for the win. Stewart Rice like his son Nathan in first grade was the pick of the batters, finishing with a fine 58 coming in when the team was down on the canvas. Bowling, three players picked up two wickets, each with five bowlers pitching in to take wickets in a true team performance. The Redcap 2 team is locked in at the top of the ladder. Batting: S. Rice 58 from 60, T. Blackwell 36 from 36. Bowling: A. Drew 2 for 30 from 10, D. Mitchelmore 2 for 46.

6th Grade 40-Over format: New Norfolk 8/187 (40 overs) was defeated by Wellington 7/214 (40 overs). The Redcap 3 team hosted Wellington at Tynwald on Sunday, with the visitors batting first and posting the score of 214. Once again Logan Hunt picked up a couple of wickets while another young player, Tyson Smith, also grabbed a couple. With the bat, the Redcaps gave it a fair crack to chase down the score with Tim Lowe and Beau Kline putting together a good partnership with both soring above 50. However, when Lowe and Kline were both back in the pavilion after getting out, the game once again turned in favour of Wellington which in the end took a 27-run win. The current standings at the time of writing has New Norfolk sitting third on the ladder. Batting: B. Kline 68 from 65, T. Lowe 55 from 72. Bowling: T. Smith 2 for 25 from 5, L. Hunt 2 for 27 from 8.

Women’s T20 format: New Norfolk 1/115 (16.4 overs) defeated St Aidan’s 6/112 (20 overs). The Redcaps women played on Sunday at Eady St Oval against St Aidan’s. This game was a 1 versus 2 on the ladder, with St Aidan’s holding the top spot. Batting first, St Aidan’s put on a total of 112 from the full 20 overs. Kelly Read stood out as the pick of the bowlers with three wickets for 13 runs. With the bat, the Redcaps lost only one wicket and young Angel Green retired after facing 30 balls to allow others to bat. Captain Lisa East had a good innings with the bat, finishing not out with 31 from just 23 balls. The Redcaps walked away with the win with a bit over three overs and nine wickets remaining. This win allows New Norfolk to leapfrog from over St Aidan’s to be on top of the ladder.
Batting: L. East 31 from 23 (not out), A. Green 36 from 30 (retired not out). Bowling: K. Read 3 for 13 from 4, L. East 1 for 25 from 4.

MOLESWORTH – 2nd grade 50-over format: Molesworth 1/78 (6 overs) defeated Montagu Bay 10/72 (27.1 overs). Molesworth 1 was back at Boyer Oval on Saturday when to host Montagu Bay. The visitors won the toss and elected to bat, a decision which would see the game finished in super-quick time. The Molesworth bowlers were on song and had all batters back in the shed in fewer than 30 overs with just 72 runs on the scoreboard. It took Molesworth just six overs and one wicket to get the win and the bonus points for the ladder positions. Tim Boatwright picked up four wickets with the ball, taking his best bowling figures for the season after being elevated back into the senior team. Opener Daniel Coppleman smashed 65 runs from just 20 balls, gaining most of the runs himself and remaining undefeated. Molesworth 1 currently sits sixth on the ladder. Batting: D. Coppleman 65 from 20 (not out), J. Ransley 6 from 6. Bowling: T. Boatwright 4 for 31 from 9, J. Wilton 2 for 13 from 9.

6th Grade 40-Over format: Molesworth 8/93 (15.4 overs) was defeated by Risdon Brook 6/258 (40 overs). Molesworth 2 played at Risdon Vale today (Sunday) against Risdon Brook. Risdon Brook batted first and put on a score of 258 after seeing out the full 40 overs. Cameron Clark and John Fowle picked up a couple of wickets each for Molesworth. With the bat, opener John Fowle was the only batter to get any runs and finished with 73 of Molesworth’s 93 runs. Risdon Brook completed the match as easy victors. The current standings have Molesworth sitting eighth on the ladder. Batting: J. Fowle 73 from 37, A. Bradley 8 from 24. Bowling: C. Clark 2 for 25 from 6, J. Fowle 2 for 41 from 7.

GRETNA – 2nd Grade 50-Over format: Gretna 10/119 (38.3 overs) was defeated by Sandford 10/193 (41.1 overs). Gretna 1 was down at Sandford on Saturday morning. It bowled first and had Sanford all out for 193 – a score which the Gretna team would have been confident of chasing down. However, the loss of key wickets at the wrong times saw Gretna struggle with the bat and the visitors found themselves all out, 74 runs short of the total. Craig Cunningham was the pick of the batters with 31 as well as picking up three wickets bowling. Mathew Burns turned back the clock with his bowling, taking four wickets. Batting: C. Cunningham 31 from 33, J. Duggan 29 from 58. Bowling: M. Burns 4 for 40 from 10, C. Cunningham 3 for 38.

4th Grade 50-Over format: Gretna 9/222 (50 overs) was defeated by Gurkha Legends 9/239 (50 overs). Gretna 2 had a home game on Saturday, hosting the Gurkha Legends. The home team bowled first and struggled to gain the wickets as needed until Todd Jarvis came into the attack. Jarvis took an impressive five wickets for 23 runs in his bowling spell of six overs. Jarvis also effected a run out while in the field. The Legends saw out their full 50 overs and posted 239 as the score to beat. With the bat, Jarvis continued his player-of-the-match form to top-score with 97 as an opener, falling just short of the milestone century. Gretna saw out the full 50 overs as well, but found itself 17 runs short of where it needed to be. With part of the round to play, Gretna 2 is currently sitting sixth on the ladder. Batting: T. Jarvis 97 from 132, J. Ackerly 28 from 61. Bowling: T. Jarvis 5 for 23 from 6, J. Blackwell 2 for 48 from 10

BOTHWELL – 3rd Grade 50-over format: Bothwell 8/231 (50 overs) was defeated by New Norfolk 8/235 (48.2 overs). See the photo gallery here. As described above, Bothwell 1 was at Tynwald on Saturday and enjoyed great weather and playing in one of the more entertaining matches for the round. Unfortunately for the Bucks, the home crowd at Tynwald seemed to lift the Redcaps to victory. For the Bucks, the pick of the batters was Brock Nichols (66) and Cody Eyles (52) who both got to raise the bat at their 50-run scores. With the ball three bucks players all took two wickets each. Blake Mayne and Matty Eyles were once again pick of the bowlers, continuing their consistent form with the ball. Currently the Bucks 1 team sits fifth on the ladder. Batting: B. Nichols 66 from 107, C. Eyles 52 from 60. Bowling: B. Mayne 2 for 33 from 10, M. Eyles 2 for 35 from 6.

7th Grade 40-Over format: Bothwell 5/242 (39.5 overs) defeated Old Beach 6/241 (40 overs). Bothwell 2 were back at home on Sunday taking on Old Beach. Old Beach won the toss and batted first, posting the score of 241. Brayden Clark and Peter Hansch picked up two wickets each for the Bucks. With the bat, the Bucks fought hard to stay with in reach of the win, finding themselves with a few wickets in hand but needing about 10 runs an over for the remaining four overs. The game was shaping up to be another classic finish with captain Andrew Rolls at the crease and approaching his 100. With 2 overs to go Rolls had knocked over his 100 with the Bucks needing 18 from the two overs to take the win. The last over saw the Bucks needing nine runs to tie and 10 to win. The Bucks drew even with two balls to spare and a quick single on the second last ball of the innings saw the Bucks take an almighty win. The Bothwell teams have been in fine form in the two games of the round with one taking home a win and the other just missing out. A superb captain’s knock from Rolls saw him unbeaten on 112 and fittingly Rolls was able to score the winning run. This win will keep the Bucks at the top of their ladder. Batting: A. Rolls 112 from 112, B. Clark 41 from 61. Bowling: B. Clark 2 for 37 from 8, P. Hansch 2 for 51 from 8.

TOP-3 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
1 – Todd Jarvis (Gretna 1) – 5 for 23 from 6 bowling plus a run out, 97 from 132 batting.
2 – Andrew Rolls (Bothwell 2) – 112 from 112 not out – a game winning knock.
3 – John Fowle (Molesworth 2) – 73 from 37 batting, 2 for 41 from 7 bowling.

JUSTIN BENSON

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