TWO centuries, almost another, some 50-plus scores, some excellent spells of bowling and two very good wins by our local women’s teams.
Yes round three had everything. Here’s how it all unfolded in what was finally beautiful weather for cricket!
New Norfolk I got back on the winners list with a five-wicket win over St Annes on Saturday.
After sending the Crows into bat, the Redcaps bowled them out for 215 from 47.1 overs.
In the run chase, opener Matthew Bowden came close to a century making 92 from just 112 balls and Jordan Banks-Smith remained not out with 54 from just 53 deliveries.
Bowden, who struck 13 fours, shared a 54 opening partnership with Rohan Heron 22 (27) and then 91 with Seb Wishart who was run out for 29 (35).
Captain Banks-Smith, who hit the winning runs with a boundary, put on 46 with Cody Neads.
Banks-Smith hit six fours and two sixes.
Earlier with the ball the multiple wicket takers were Seb Wishart who captured 3-27 from his six overs, Josh Rowlands did likewise with 3-43 (10) and Jye Lester took 2-30 from his 10 overs.
A lightning century by Molesworth I batsman Daniel Coppleman helped steer his side to its second win in second grade last Saturday.
Winning the toss and batting, Molesworth piled on the runs for a total of 9/249 off its 50 overs.
Opening the batting, Coppleman whose last innings was a golden duck, set about piling the runs on the board, smacking the ball to all parts of the big Boyer oval making a very entertaining 108 from just 47 balls, hitting nine fours and nine sixes.
From the third over Coppleman hit 14 runs, the sixth came 13, the eighth was 12, the tenth came 22, the 13 was 11 and fourteenth 14.
When the run maker was run out at the start of the 15th over the score was 2/120, with Coppleman producing 108 of them and in just 54 minutes!
He put on 85 with Hayden Nichols who was caught and bowled for 2 …
And what’s more it was Coppleman’s first century for the club.
But then Molesworth soon found themselves at the crossroads at 5/135 and needed a spark and they got it with number five batsman in Brad Coppleman who made a fine 68 from 83 balls, the allrounder clubbing eight fours and four sixes, sharing a 87 run stand with Larry Menzie who compiled a well made 39 (84) hitting three fours.
MacKillop were bowled out for 184 from 45 overs.
Brad Coppleman made it a great day taking 4-27 (7).
Spinner Kye Tomkinson was very tidy claiming the fourth and fifth wickets taking 2-34 (10).
Man of the moment and opener Daniel Coppleman claimed the first wicket and finished with 1-36 (6) while Brayden Hodge 1-38 (10) and Sam Triffitt 1-15 (3) were the other wicket takers.
In the game at St Virgil’s College, Gretna I went down to the home side by 29 runs.
Winning the toss and sending them into bat, the Saints made 10/204 from 49 overs.
Richard Graham cleaned up the the bottom order taking 4-49 (10) in a good spell while opener Corey Ransley was very economical capturing the top three batsman finishing with good figures of 3-23 (8). Craig Cunningham took 1-26 (7) and Zac Crosswell 1-36 (9).
In reply, Gretna got within reach, but fell short after 50 overs finishing 9/175.
Opener and captain Brad “Wally” Wallis made a welcome return to form with a good 48 (62) hitting five fours and one six.
Fellow opener Corey Ransley made 11 (22). Trent Grant 16 (47), Ross Langford stuck around with a patient 16 (65) not out while Peter Jelkic made a cameo 19 (18) one four, one six and Simranpreet Singh 22 (31) one four one six, were the others to reach double figures.
Congratulations to Craig Cunningham who played his 250th game for Gretna I and Peter Jelkic who played his 200th also for Gretna I.
At Cambridge Oval, New Norfolk II went down to Richmond/Cambridge in a good battle by 22 runs.
The home side won the toss and elected to bat making 10/207 from 49.3 overs.
Captain and opening bowler the young Nathan Rice put in a great performance with the ball capturing 4-20 (6.3).
Another youngster in Tyler Benson sent down seven overs taking 2-29, while David Mitchelmore took 2-40 (10) and Jamie Maddox was his tidy best with 1-30 (10).
In reply, the Redcaps gave it a very good shake, but just couldn’t quite reach the target finishing 10/185 off 49 overs.
Openers Leigh Berry 22 (32), three fours, and Tyler Benson 13 (23) put on 36 to get things underway.
But like he did with the ball, Nathan Rice again showed his leadership skills top scoring with a well-made 68 (98), including four fours and three sixes.
Coby Kemmler made 22 (28), two fours, and David Mitchelmore 13 (34), one four.
A good effort from a relatively young Redcaps team, the future looks very bright indeed.
Bothwell I remain undefeated after round three when they easily accounted for Montagu Bay at Geilston Bay by eight wickets on Sunday.
Winning the toss and batting, the home team was bowled out for 114 from 33.5 overs.
This was due to some tight bowling from the Bucks bowlers.
Josh Nichols, who had a great game with both bat and ball, snared 2-11 off seven overs including three maidens.
Josh Eyles sent down 5.5 overs taking 2-17 with two maidens.
In the run chase, Bothwell wasted no time and got the runs from just 20.4 overs finishing 2/115.
New player Josh Nichols had a top day making 60 not out from just 65 deliveries.
He put on 41 with fellow opener Cody Eyles 10 (22) and 57 with Nathan Eyles who remained 37 not out from just 31 balls in a quick fire innings that included six fours.
At Tynwald Park it was a close one that came down to the last over and in a match that saw Redcap player Jake King belt a excellent century.
New Norfolk, defending 10/241 from 47.1 overs, had the Knights needing eight runs to win with two wickets in hand, but didn’t quite contain them and the visitors managed nine runs finishing 8/243 off 49.5 overs.
Jake King swung the willow for New Norfolk making 121 from just 130 deliveries in a great display of batting which included 10 fours and five sixes.
King put on partnerships of 51 with Aaron Drew who made a run a ball 31 (six fours); 77 with Jamie Hill who got among the runs with 32 (36) with five fours; and 46 with Brad Smith 0 not out (6).
King was the last man out.
With the ball for the Redcaps, spinner and captain Nathan Heron sent down 9.5 overs taking 4-65 to be the main wicket taker.
Aaron Drew picked up 3-37 from his 10 overs.
In the other match, Gretna II lost to St Aidans by nine wickets. Playing at home, Gretna I won the toss and electing to bat putting on the modest total of 10/152 from 40.2 overs.
Opening the batting, captain Todd Jarvis, who has found some good form of late, made 46 (77) hitting four fours.
At first drop Dylan Grant made 20 (31), one four.
At number seven Brian Smith made 29 (61) striking three fours.
In the run chase, the visitors got the job done with no fuss finishing 1/153 from 31.2 overs.
Jackson Ackerly the wicket taker for Gretna with 1-24 (7).
Playing at home on Boyer Oval, Molesworth II went down to Derwent in a low scoring match.
Sending the visitors in, Derwent made 10/132 off 35.2 overs.
In reply, the home team didn’t get going and were dismissed for just 55 from 28.5 overs.
Opener Nathan Wakefield was the only batsman to score double figures making 12 (21).
Earlier with the ball for Molesworth, captain Shayne Upton showed good fight taking 4-27 (7.2).
Nathan Triffitt did well taking 3-37 (8) to be the other multiple wicket taker, while opener Jack Evans sent down eight overs, four maidens, taking 1-8 in a tight spell of blowing while young Nick Ransley bowled two overs taking 1-2.
Ian puts on a show
THERE were some of Tasmania’s best golfers playing, there were beer carts helping competitors stay hydrated, the prizes were first class.
But best of all, the field for Club President Ian Holthouse’s Specialised Industrial Products sponsored
four-man ambrose was as close to full as it has been in many a year.
With the course looking an absolute treat, both the morning and afternoon fields were spoilt with fantastic weather and I’m sure that with the amount of visitors that were among us, they were treated to an absolutely fantastic day.
Ian, we, the members of the New Norfolk Golf Club cannot thank you enough for firstly the tireless amount of work that you do for the club as president, the countless hours that you put in that enables us to continue to play at our great little club but for your sponsored golf day that was ran to perfection, I’m sure we cannot wait until the 2022 edition.
Thank you very much.
Next Saturday, December 4, is the final Stroke Monthly Medal for 2021 so jump onto the OurGolf app and get your names down.