Bucks in nail-biting win
MOLESWORTH I lost to Richmond/Cambridge by three wickets at home.
Winning the toss and batting, Molesworth was all out for 184 off 47 overs. Nick Piuselli got 48, including one four and four sixes. New recruit Ryan Banks-Smith also batted well, making 40 with four fours. Sam Triffitt got 12 (one four). In reply the visitors finished with 7-188 off 44.1 overs.
Captain Brayden Hodge led from the front with the ball, taking 4-43 (10). Jye Lester with 2-31 (9) and Brad Jarvis 1-18 (4) were the other wicket takers.
Gretna I went down to the Knights at home in a match that was theirs for the taking.
The Knights had first hit and were all out for 182 off 50 overs.
Gretna was going well at 4-125 but a major collapse occurred and they lost six wickets for 18 runs to be all out for 143.
Zac Crosswell top scored with 35 (four fours). Aaron Maddox with 25 (two fours) and Todd Jarvis with 23 were the main run scorers. With the ball for Gretna, Peter Jelkic did very well, taking 4-30 from his 10 THE Bothwell Cricket Club has secured its first premiership win since joining the SCA three seasons ago.
Playing in the Fourth Grade T20 Super Bash grand final, the Bucks defeated last season’s premiers, Bagdad, by just 10 runs at Bagdad.
Winning the toss and batting first, Bothwell posted overs. Opener Aaron Maddox bowled tightly with 3-22 (10), spinner Craig Cunningham was just as good with 1-20 (10) and Luke Crosswell took 1-24 (8). IN a rain-affected match at North Warrane Oval, New Norfolk III defeated MacKillop Beltas by just five runs.
Batting first, New Norfolk compiled the good score of 9-200 off its 50 overs.
In reply and due to the rain, the home side had the target reduced to 192 to win off 48 overs and got within a whisker, finishing 9-187 off 47 overs.
One player didn’t bat as he the very good score of 7-152 off their 20 overs. Opener and man of the match Tyler White set the scene with an great display of batting, compiling a fine 61.
Fellow opener Matthew Eyles gave great support with 18, while down the order, brothers Nathan and Josh Eyles made sure the had left — which in the end cost the Beltas the chance of a win. Being three players down in the field at the start of the match didn’t help things either.
For New Norfolk, openers Jake King 39 (one six) and Leigh Berry 34 (two fours) did very well, putting on a 79-run opening stand. Aaron Drew made 25 (one four, one six), Josh Rowlands 21 (one four) and Josh Walsh — in his first match since injuring his ankle — finished 17 not out. Rowlands and Walsh put on 32 to get the score towards 200.
With the ball, comeback kid Walsh sent down 10 overs for great figures of 3-17 with four scoreboard kept ticking over with 30 and 18 respectively.
In reply, Bagdad put in a gallant effort, but was held up by some very good bowling by the Bucks attack, in particular Josh Eyles who sent down 3.4 overs to finish with the fine figures of 4-11.
Eyles capped the evening off in style, taking the final maidens. Partner in crime Josh Rowlands also did well, taking 2-23 (10) including three maidens. Jamie Hill was the other wicket taker with 2-66 (9). BOTHWELL I won by four wickets in a revised total in another rain-affected match at Weily Park.
The Rockers had first dig to be all out for 106 off 37.1 overs. In reply, Bothwell made 6-102 off 25 overs to take the win.
Matthew Eyles top scored with 28, Nathan Eyles got 19 not out, Brad Eyles 16 not out and Kelvin Eyles made 18.
The visiting bowlers did wicket to leave Bagdad all out for 142 off 19.4 overs.
Brock Nichols — who has led his team wonderfully in the T20 series — took 2-19 (3) while Matthew Eyles and Brodie White took a wicket each.
Congratulations on a job well done, Bothwell! well. Nathan White was tight with 3-29 from his 10 overs as was Nathan Eyles with great figures of 2-7 from 6.1. Mathew Eyles got 2-17 from eight overs.
Gretna II lost to Bagdad by seven wickets at Bagdad.
Batting first, Gretna was all out for 175 off 49.5 overs. Openers Tom Allcock 52 (five fours, one six) and Jordan Hastie 33 (two fours) got their team off to a good start with a 76-run partnership. Down the order, Jackson Ackerly timed the ball very well on his way to fine 48, hitting six fours.
In reply, the home team chased down the runs to finish with 3-176 off 31 overs. AFTER a great win in the T20 Seventh Grade grand final, New Norfolk III defeated St Aidans by four wickets at Cambridge Oval on Sunday.
The home side batted first and was bowled out for just 80 off 37 overs. In reply, the Red Caps lost regular wickets but chased down the target, finishing with 6-81 off 27.2 overs.
Young Mitchell Rice top scored with 19 not out while Brad Kemmler on 17 (one four) and captain Nathan Heron on 10 were next highest.
With the ball for New Norfolk, Liam Kalbfell bowled very well, taking 3-18 (7), as did Brad Kemmler with 3-26 (19) and Mitch Rice 2-7 (2). Dave Mitchelmore 1-16 (8) gave good support and, although he didn’t take a wicket, opener Stuart Muir sent down 10 overs for just nine runs.
With the club’s Under 13s also winning on Sunday, New Norfolk got four wins from four at the weekend.
In the other match, Molesworth II played Hobart at Risdon Vale, losing by four wickets.
The visitors won the toss and chose to bat, and were dismissed for 58 off 34.5 overs.
Josh Nichols top scored with 19 (two fours) while Blayne King was next best with 14 (two fours). In reply, Hobart didn’t do it easily, but got the job done, finishing 6-60 from 19.3 overs. Captain Jack Evans was the best of the bowlers, taking 2-16 (7). Others to take wickets were Jake Sorrenson 1-6 (3), Blayne King 1-2 (2) and Colby Evans 1-16 (3). BOTHWELL was easily defeated by St Annes at home, losing by 195 runs.
The visitors batted first to be all out for 274 off 39.5 overs. Bothwell were then dismissed for 79 from 24.1 overs.
Captain and opener Anthony White top scored with 20 while fellow opener Adam Clark made 14, Michael White 13 and Stuart Eyles 10.
With the ball for the Bucks, Mathew Glover 3-43 (7.5) and Trent Rogers 2-44 (7) were the best of the bowlers.