IT was runs, runs and more runs across all ages of cricket. Playing in some nice weather with no wash outs there was plenty of action and big scores to say the least. Let’s take a look at who made what and who won and who lost.
Playing at home, the Bothwell Women’s defeated the Tassie Superstars by a whopping 199 runs and in doing so brought up their third win for the season.
Winning the toss and batting, Bothwell made the incredible score of 0-242 from its 20 overs.
Jessica Bone made 37 hitting the ball to all parts of the ground with seven fours; Amity Booth made 36 with eight well struck fours; Chloe Commane hit 35 with eight fours; Jodi Hansch scored 35, hitting six fours and a six; and Katrina Brazendale 35 with five fours to her name.
All players faced their allotted balls and remained not out.
In reply, the visitors were kept to 6/43 off 16 overs.
With the ball and making her debut at age 34, Kylie “Mrs Cricket” Jones of Hamilton sent down two overs to take 3-3.
The debutant taking two wickets in her first ever over.
What a way to start your career!
The other wicket taker was the experienced Traci Millhouse with 1-6 from her two overs.
There were two run outs.
The New Norfolk Women’s team made it three wins from the first four rounds on Saturday evening when they defeated Brighton by 13 runs at Tynwald Park.
Sent in to bat, the Redcaps made 4/145 from their 20 overs.
Top scoring and leading from the front, Captain Lisa East made 36 retired not out from just 15 deliveries including seven fours and one six and has now 81 runs from just three innings.
Heidi Davidson batting at seven made 23 not out from just 26 balls with two fours.
In the run chase, New Norfolk defended well keeping them to 7/132 from their 20 overs.
Opening bowlers Tara Lee Pearce 1-18 (4.2) and Chyla Pfeiffer 1-20 (2.4) did well as did Lisa East capping of a great game and win taking 1-24 (4).
It was a great match all round for East as not only is she captain and played well, daughter Addysen made her debut.
New Norfolk I recorded its third win and second on the trot when they smashed St Aidans by the huge margin of 215 runs.
Playing at Tynwald Park on Saturday after being sent in to bat the Redcaps belted 7/297 from its 50 overs. Openers Matthew Bowden 20 (37) (three fours) and Harry Booth 35 (34) (four fours, two sixes) got their team off to a great start.
When the pair were out the score was 2/68, but the next partnership would see the score to 3/204.
Cody Neads with a excellent knock of 69 from 90 balls including eight well struck fours teamed up with his captain Jordan Banks-Smith who hit 64 from 68 balls.
Next in, Nathan Rice, who performed well in second grade last week, impressed the selectors with a well made 38 from just 31 deliveries with three fours.
He shared a 57 run stand with Thomas Briscoe who racked up 34 from just 25, belting three fours and one six.
In reply, the visitors were bowled out for just 82 from 31.3 overs.
Jye Lester set the tone early capturing three of the top four batsman and finishing with the excellent figures of 4-19 from his 10 overs which included a game-high five maidens.
Josh Rowlands gave absolutely nothing sending down five overs two maidens finishing with the tight figures of 2-3.
Paceman Jordan Cooper chipped in with 2-19 (5) while Jeremy Nichols took 1-18 (6) and Matthew Bowden with just three balls took 1-0.
Gretna I made it two wins from four matches when they accounted for Derwent by 37 runs on Saturday. Playing at home and winning the toss, Gretna batting first and made 8/228 from its 50 overs.
After Brad Wallis 11 (38) and Corey Ransley 21 (39) put on 37 for first wicket it was Aaron Maddox who played all the shots in his 60 (67) hitting six fours and two lovely sixes and Rhys Browning 17 (47).
Todd Jarvis, who has found some good form, made 44 from just 45 balls (three fours, one six) put on a further 41.
In the run chase, Derwent gave it a good go, but fell short finishing 9/191from its 50 overs.
Opening bowlers Corey Ransley 1-24 (10) and Trent Grant 1-31 (8) put great pressure on from both ends early. Aaron Maddox bent his back and picked up 2-49 (10) as did spinner Craig Cunningham with 2-36 (10) in a good spell.
At the end, Jamie Duggan sent down five overs taking 2-12 and Todd Jarvis capped of a good day with 1-19 (5).
Congratulations to Rhys Browning who played his 200th club match for Gretna.
Rhys, or Midge as he is affectionately known, made his debut in 2009.
During his 200 matches, the top order batsman has scored 3326 runs from 119 innings at an average of 19.23, including two centuries and14 half centuries with a top score of 103 not out.
With the ball he has taken 51 wickets from 219 overs with an average of 24.16 with best bowling of 6/40. Off the field, secretary since the 2017/18 season.
Molesworth I racked up another win and sit on top of the ladder after accounting for MacKillop by four wickets at Geilston Bay on Saturday.
After winning the toss the visitors sent the Sharks in to bat and were dismissed for 164 from 47.3 overs. Brayden Hodge who did it also with the bat sent down 10 overs taking 2-21 in a great spell of controlled bowling which included three maidens.
Opening bowler Daniel Coppleman 2-26 from eight overs was very good as was Jack Evans taking 2-32 (10).
Kye Tomkinson claimed 2-32 from 8 and Sam Triffitt 2-9 (2).
Chasing the modest total, opener Brayden Hodge put on a well made 46 (59) with five fours and two sixes during his 79-minute stay at the crease.
Fellow opener Daniel Coppleman made 16 (9) three fours and Josh Ransley who is striking the kookaburra well so far this season made a quick fire 37 from just 24 balls hitting three fours and three well hit sixes. Finishing the match off, Jack Evans wasted no time making 31 not out off 20 clubbing three fours and two nice sixes.
New Norfolk II who are yet to bring up a win in the 50-over roster, went down to MacKillop by 78 runs at North Warrane Oval.
The home team won the toss and batted, making 8/223.
Best of the Redcaps bowlers were opener Tyler Benson with 2-18 (6) and Ivan Zwart 2-26 (7.1).
In reply, New Norfolk were all out for 145 with captain Stewart Rice making 58, including bringing up his half century with a trade mark six.
Opener Tyler Benson put together 26 runs and staying in until around the 18th over.
BOTHWELL I remain undefeated after beating Campania in a close 43.2 overs.
Opener, Captain and keeper Cody Eyles topped scored with a quick fire 38 (36) hitting seven fours.
At 7/97 the Bucks needed more runs and they got it from Jamie Devine 24 (39) with four nice fours and Blake Eyles 16 (26) two fours .
In the run chase opener Nathan Eyles sent down 10 overs claiming 4-31 in a top spell as Campania were all out for 135 off 45 overs.
Gretna II kept New Norfolk III winless when they defeated them by 82 runs at Tynwald Park on Sunday. Gretna made 10/163 from 47.2 overs.
Jackson Ackerly at number four topped scored with 31 (75) two fours.
In the run chase the Redcaps fell well short at 10/81 off 21.2 overs with Simranpreet Singh claiming 5-16.
Molesworth II playing at Boyer Oval went down to Bagdad by 109 runs on Sunday. Sending Bagdad into bat, the visitors complied 6/198.
One the youngest players on the Molesworth team, Nick Ransley took 4-25 from his eight overs.
In reply, Molesworth were dismissed for 89 off 25.2 overs.
Harry O’Keefe topped scored with 23 (34) three fours.
Bothwell II lost their first match when they went down to Derwent by three wickets at Cambridge Oval. Winning the toss and batting, the Bucks made 8/119 from its 40 overs.
Opener and captain Joey Eyles made a very patient 32 (75) with two fours.
In reply, Derwent finished 7/125 from 38.1 overs. Michael Spaulding for the Bucks took 2-20 (8) and Zac Wilcox 2-20 (6.1).
Congratulations to New Norfolk Under 13’s player in Ayce Maddox who on Saturday brought up his first half century.
Ayce smashed 52 retired not out from just 35 delivers hitting fours and sixes to all parts of the Lower Queenborough ground.
Ayce matched his dad who on Saturday playing for Gretna made a half century himself of 60 (67).
The Redcaps made 2/189 from their 30 overs chasing University Tasmania Red’s score of 4/229.
Also congratulations to New Norfolk Under 15’s player Liam Lowe who made his second half century of the season.