Bucks in nail-bit­ing win

The Gazette (Derwent Valley) - - SPORT - — QUICK SIN­GLE

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.

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