Junior cricket results – February 16-20

NEW NORFOLK
Under-14 Boys (Sunday, Feb 18)
: New Norfolk 8/9 (6 overs) lost to UTAS Black 6/253 (30 overs). The young Redcaps were at Queenborough on Sunday playing one of the UTAS teams. UTAS batted first and smashed 253 in 30 overs on the small oval. Hamish Fraser and Benton Gray both picked up two wickets each with Gray also taking a catch. The Redcap team kept putting in the hard work bowling and fielding against a quality side. With the bat, the Redcaps had no luck and were up against a UTAS bowler who was having an absolute day out, taking six of the Redcap wickets for nine runs. With five ducks on the scorecard it was never going to look pretty for the Redcaps, finding themselves all out for 19 runs. Batting: Jack Neads 8 from 5 (2 x 4s), Gabe Bannister 5 from 8 (1 x 4). Bowling: Hamish Fraser 2 for 18 from 4, Benton Gray 2 for 27 from 3.

Under-16 Girls* (Tuesday, Feb 20): New Norfolk was due for a home game against UTAS Lions but won on a forfeit by the visitors.

Stage 1** Boys: (Monday, February 19): New Norfolk 63 (20 overs) lost to North Hobart Red 128 (20 overs). Batting: Daniel Limbrick 7 from 12. Bowling: Arlo Simpson 2 for 6 from 2.

Stage 1** Girls: (Friday, February 16): New Norfolk 69 (20 overs) lost to UTAS Black 86 (20 overs). Batting: Molly-Rose Mayne 7 from 19 (1 x 4), Gracie-Kaye Mayne 6 from 19, Holly Vagg 6 from 19. Bowling: Mary-Anne Mayne 3 for 12 from 3, Molly-Rose Mayne 1 for 16 from 3.

GRETNA
Under-14s (Sunday, February 18): 
Gretna 8/160 (24.5 overs) lost to Kingborough 8/275 (27 overs). Gretna hosted Kingborough on Sunday morning with the visitors batting first and finding themselves all out but with a handy score of 275 on the board. Jack Embrey had his best bowling figures when he finished with two wickets for just seven runs from two overs, with Rafik Mulic also snagged two wickets for Gretna. With the bat, Gretna players worked through the overs but the task was too great with the last wicket falling with Gretna still needing more than 100 runs. Cooper Gleeson was the stand-out batter, finishing not out on 34. Batting: Cooper Gleeson 34 from 26 (3 x 4s), Reuben Stott 20 from 36 (1 x 4). Bowling: Jack Embrey 2 for 7 from 2, Rafik Mulic 2 for 37 from 3.

Under-16s (Sunday, February 18): Gretna 8/146 (26.1 overs) lost to Sorell Eagles 8/301 (36.4 overs). Gretna played Sorell at Sorell on Sunday. The home team batted first and still had overs to spare when its last wicket fell with a big total of 301 on the scoreboard. Noah Evans and Aiden Harvey picked up two wickets each for Gretna. With the bat, Gretna was all out in the 27th over, well short of the needed runs. Aydan Bailey was the pick of the batters with 39 quick runs and was the only remaining batter, not out. Batting: Aydany Bailey 39 from 13 not out (2 x 6s, 6 x 4s), Kayden Cunningham 35 from 33 (7 x 4s). Bowling: Noah Evans 2 for 18 from 2.4, Aiden Harvey 2 for 54 from 5.

Stage 1**: (Monday, February 19): Gretna Gold won by forfeit from North Hobart Blue.
Gretna Green 189 (20 overs) defeated New Town Bucks 151 (20 overs). Batting: Alex Bailey 43 from 17 (3 x 6s, 5 x 4s), Ashton Bailey 27 from 17 (6 x 4s). Bowling: Amelia Ransley 2 for 15 from 3 overs, Ashton Bailey 2 for 15 from 3 overs.

* 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.

JUSTIN BENSON

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