First-round thriller

The Gazette (Derwent Valley) - - SPORT -

THE 2018-19 cricket sea­son got un­der way with round one of the South­ern Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion Twenty20 Su­per Bash on Satur­day.

There were some great wins and in­di­vid­ual per­for­mances. Let’s take a look at how it all un­folded.

Fifth Grade

A CEN­TURY from Bushy Park all-rounder Mitchell Cross­well helped his side de­feat Bag­dad at Bag­dad by a whop­ping 99 runs.

Cross­well belted 105 from just 60 balls and put on a 100run stand with opener and new player Jack Evans, who made 35 from 30 balls and also took 3-19 from his four overs.

Bushy Park made the big score of 4-183 off 20 overs.

Af­ter his big knock Cross­well took 2-10 off three overs and took two catches with the gloves.

Ben Trif­fett with 1-13 (4), Aaron New­bon 2-22 (4), cap­tain Nick Fen­ton took 1-3 (2) and Tim Can­ham 1-0 (0.1) were the other wicket tak­ers.

In the other Fifth Grade match, New Norfolk III was de­feated by Brighton at Pontville by four wick­ets.

Bat­ting first, the Red Caps were bowled out for just 62 from 15.2 overs.

Cap­tain and opener Nathan Heron was the top scorer with 11. All the bowlers did well, with Craig Dale tak­ing 2-10 from his four overs. Stu­art Muir got 1-8 (4), Brad Kemm­ler 1-10 (4) and Nathan Heron 1-14 (3.3).

First Grade

NEW Norfolk I went down to Clare­mont by one run in a close match at Ab­bots­field Park.

The Red Caps had first shot, mak­ing 4-101 off their 20 overs. Cap­tain and opener Seb Wishart top scored with 30. Fel­low opener Jor­don Wil­loughby made 25 and Aaron Drew was not out on 17.

The Mag­pies fin­ished 9-102 off 18.2 overs. The main wicket tak­ers were Harry Booth with a fine show of bowl­ing, tak­ing 4-16 (3), and Seb Wishart 2-17 (4).

Se­cond Grade

MOLESWORTH I had a big eight wicket win over Der­went at North War­rane Oval.

Der­went was bowled out for just 73. All the Molesworth bowlers did very well, with Brad Jarvis fin­ish­ing with fine fig­ures of 2-10 (4). Bray­den Hodge took 2-9 (3), Josh Rans- ley 1-5 (2), Jamie Adams 1-5 (2) and Liam Trif­fitt 1-8 (2).

Gretna I went down to Mar­quis Tigers by four wick­ets at Ogilvie High School.

Gretna bat­ted first, mak­ing 6-125 off its 20 overs. Then in re­ply the home team got into a hole early and needed 14 runs in the fi­nal over to win.

The Tigers clawed their way back to win on the last ball of the in­nings.

Zac Cross­well top scored for Gretna, bring­ing up his half cen­tury with a six on the last ball of Gretna’s in­nings. Rhys Brown­ing made 25, Craig Cun­ning­ham 20 and Todd Jarvis 13. With the ball it was Zac Cross­well again do­ing well, tak­ing 2-5 from his four overs, and new player Jamie Dug­gan got 2-5 (2).

Third Grade

NEW Norfolk II went down to the MacKil­lop Beltas by just one run in a thriller at North War­rane Oval.

Bat­ting first, the home side made 8-84 off its 20 overs and in re­ply New Norfolk needed two off the last ball. Coby Kemm­ler tried hard but couldn’t find the gap, with New Norfolk fin­ish­ing on 9-83 off 20 overs.

Leigh Berry top scored with 34 from 38 balls and Coby Kemm­ler re­mained 15 not out from 20 balls. Jamie Hill took 2-10 (4), David Mitchel­more 2-8 (3) and Jye Bear­man 2-10 (3) to be the main wicket tak­ers. I hear there may be a dis­crep­ancy with the score books — we will keep an eye on this through the week.

Fourth Grade

BOTH­WELL I eas­ily de­feated Mon­tagu Bay by 75 runs at home.

Bat­ting first, the Bucks made the very big score of 5-196 off 20 overs.

Matthew Eyles had a ter­rific game, mak­ing 57 not out, and then took 2-23 (4) in a great all­round per­for­mance.

Cody Eyles also did well, mak­ing 40 runs. Josh Eyles got 34 while Nathan Eyles got 25, Si­mon Eyles 19 and Si­mon Steb­bings 10.

Oth­ers to take wick­ets were Nathan White 2-22 (4), Josh Eyles 1-18 (4) and vet­eran Joey Eyles 1-18 (3).

In the other Fourth Grade match, Ho­bart eas­ily de­feated Gretna II by seven wick­ets at Ris­don Vale.

Bat­ting first, Gretna failed to fire and was bowled out for just 61 from 16.2 overs.

Mathew Burns gave a very good all-round ef­fort, mak­ing 21 runs and then tak­ing 3-6 from his four overs with two maid­ens. Cap­tain Jor­dan Hastie made 21. Ho­bart fin­ished 3-63 from 13 overs.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Tony McKen­zie on play­ing his first game for Gretna. In an added bonus, this was the first time he and son Andrew had played to­gether. Well done to both of you.

Sev­enth Grade

BOTH­WELL eas­ily ac­counted for Old Beach by 70 runs in the Sev­enth Grade dou­ble header at Both­well.

Bat­ting first, the Bucks made the good score of 6-130 from 20 overs.

An­thony White bat­ted well, mak­ing 43. Fel­low opener Adam Clark made 25, Stu­art Eyles 15 and Brodie White 11.

With the ball, Jackson Jones sent down four overs to claim 3-17. Brodie White was very tight with great fig­ures of 2-4 (4), in­clud­ing three maid­ens. Adam Pearce 2-9 (3) was also tight as was Mark Pearce tak­ing 1-3 (3) and Adam Clark 1-6 (2). Old Beach fin­ished with 9-60 from 20 overs.

In the other Sev­enth Grade match, Molesworth II was de­feated by St Vir­gils at St Vir­gils by 47 runs.

The home side made 5-144 from 20 overs. David Adams opened the bowl­ing tak­ing 2-15 (4). Daniel Wil­liams 1-27 (4), Jeremy Ack­erly 1-32 (4) and Mar­cus Parker took 1-33 (4).

In re­ply Molesworth was dis­missed for 97 from 17.2 overs. Opener Mar­cus Parker did well, mak­ing 43. Jeremy Ack­erly re­mained 17 not out. Cap­tain Sam Trif­fitt made 11 as did David Adams.

New Norfolk has with­drawn its Sev­enth Grade side.

JU­NIOR Blast cricket is on again at Glenora District High School.

The eight-week pro­gram runs from Oc­to­ber 21 to De­cem­ber 9 and costs $75 per child. Ses­sions will cater for boys and girls about 4 to 8 years of age. To reg­is­ter and pay, go to play­

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact An­nie McKen­zie on 0407 881 276 or email an­nie.mcken­[email protected]­u­ca­

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