WITH THE New Year here it was time to restart the Southern Cricket Association Men’s cricket rosters.
There was a blistering century, a first win for the season, some very good bowling and some very low scores. Let’s see how Round 7 all panned out at the weekend.
A BLISTERING century by Bothwell I allrounder Nathan Eyles assured his team remained undefeated when they easily accounted for Hobart by the big margin of 125 runs.
Playing at Risdon Vale, Bothwell won the toss and elected to bat making 10/210 from 47.3 overs.
Opener Nathan Eyles wreaked havoc belting 101 from just the 67 balls in an innings that saw him blast 76 runs from boundaries, hitting 10 fours and six sixes.
His 83 minutes at the crease saw a 91-run partnership with fellow opener, captain and brother Cody Eyles 13 (34) two fours.
At number four Kelvin Eyles made 29 (70), two fours, and Blake Eyles 15 (40), one six.
In reply, the home team were bowled out for 85 from 29.3 overs.
Doing the damage with the ball was Matthew Eyles who from 4.3 overs, two maidens captured 4-8.
Zac Wilcox took 3-32 (5).
Brock Nichols was extremely tight from his seven overs taking 2-9 which included three maidens.
Opener Josh Eyles from his 10 overs took 2-24 in a very tidy spell with two maidens.
AT North Warrane Oval, Gretna I went down to MacKillop by three wickets.
After winning the toss and batting, Gretna were dismissed after 41 overs for 134.
Opener and captain Brad Wallis topped scored with 29 which included five fours. Fellow opener Corey Ransley made 24 (22), one four, one six while Richard Graham made 20 from 38 (three fours) and Jackson Ackerly 15 (33).
In reply, the Beltas were in a spot of bother at 4-19, but regrouped to get the target, finishing 7/136 from 35.3 overs.
Opening bowler Corey Ransley did his bit taking 1-27 (8).
Aaron Maddox took 2-35 (7.3) and Trent Grant took 1-29 from his 10 overs.
Congratulations to Aaron “Azza” Maddox who played his 200th club match for Gretna.
Azza has been a very consistent player for Gretna playing 195 matches for Gretna I and 5 for Gretna II.
The allrounder first played for the club in 2010 and has won many awards during this time, including the Gretna I bowling aggregate three times and the Gretna I Best Allrounder three times.
He had scored 2918 runs and taken 267 wickets and taken 45 catches.
His highest score of 91 with the bat and bowling figures of 6-36 is a real indication of his ability to have an impact over his 200 matches.
In the match at Boyer Oval, Molesworth, who had only lost the one match up until Saturday, went down to top-of-the-table Derwent by the big margin of 150 runs.
Derwent won the toss and electing to bat made 10/209 off 39.3 overs.
The home team used seven bowlers with Brad Coppleman taking 3-31 (8) as the main wicket taker.
Next was the young Nick Ransley who got the last minute call up to play his first match for Molesworth I. Given the ball and sending down 5.3 overs, he returned figures of 2-24 with one maiden. Brayden Hodge collected 2-37 (8) while openers Brad Jarvis 1-31 (4) and Daniel Coppleman 1-42 (9) were the other wicket takers.
In reply, Molesworth were never in the hunt and were bowled out for just 59 off 16.5 overs.
Josh Ransley was the only batsman with double figures making a run-a-ball 25 with two fours and one six. The match between New Norfolk II and St Virgil’s at St Virgil’s College Oval No.1 was washed out.
A TERRIFIC all-round effort by Brad “BK” Kemmler greatly assisted New Norfolk III in gaining their first win of the season when they accounted for fourth-placed MacKillop by 155 runs at Tynwald Park on Sunday. Batting at number seven, Kemmler smacked 55 from just 30 deliveries which included two fours and six sixes and adding to his efforts facing a hat-trick ball, dealt with it by belting it for four.
The Redcaps made 10/196 from 47 overs.
Then with the ball, BK sent down nine overs to finish with the excellent figures of 5-15 to decimate the MacKillop innings who were all out for just 41 from 17.2 overs.
Another highlight was under-15’s player Liam Maw who opened the bowling with Kemmler, sending down four overs to finish with 3-11 including three of the top five batsman.
Captain Nathan Heron picked up 1-15 from 3.5 overs while Will Banks from two deliveries took 1-0.
Earlier with the bat, opener Steve Sillifant did well making 47 from 63 hitting five well struck fours.
Jake King at four made 44 from 79 balls with two fours and two sixes and Chris Ashcroft made a patient 13 (39) one four. In the other match, Gretna missed a good opportunity to make it four wins on the trot when they went down to University of Tasmania in a low scoring match by 53 runs.
Playing at Gretna, the visitors won the toss and elected to bat making the low score of 10/122 from 32.5 overs. Going well at 2/87 University were heading for a good score, but some excellent bowling from Simranpreet Singh and Jamie Duggan reeled in the opposition with Singh taking 4-17 off seven overs and Duggan 4-20 off 8.5 overs.
Dylan Grant from his six overs took 1-26.
Jamie Duggan affected one run out. In reply, Gretna just wasn’t up for it losing regular wickets and were bundled out for 69 from 31.2 overs. Simranpreet Sing was the only player to reach double figures making 23 (19) with two fours and one six.
PLAYING at Boyer Oval on Sunday, Moleworth II were defeated by St Anne’s in a low scoring match by 19 runs. The visitors, playing one short, won the toss and batted, making 9/80 from 26.1 overs.
Opener Jayden Wilton sent down eight overs capturing 4-26.
John Fowle also did well taking 3-21 from his eight overs. Oliver Stuart in his first match showed promise taking 2-6 from 3.1 overs.
In reply, Molesworth lost wickets regularly and were bowled out for 61 from 20 overs. Opener Jayden Wilton made 14 (16) two fours and Nick Piuselli 14 (18) one four and one six.
There were four ducks.
BOTHWELL II made it back-to-back wins when they easily accounted for Wellington by eight wickets. Playing at Bothwell, the Warriors won the toss and batted, being bowled out for 63 from 24.3 overs.
Five of the six Bothwell bowlers picked up wickets.
Michael Spaulding from his four overs captured 2-5. Ryan Triffitt from 2.3 overs taking 2-7.
Peter Hansch from four overs took 2-14 while opener Troy Branch from six overs took 2-18 and Ashley Browning from just two overs took 1-2.
Adam Clark effected a run out.
There was five ducks.
In reply, the Bucks were just too good, finishing 2/64 from 15.1 overs.
Ashley Browning at first drop notched up a well made 35 not out from just 39 balls with five well-placed fours.
THE match between New Norfolk I and Rokeby at Clarendon Vale was washed out.