- (picture) Young star … 12-year-old Oliver Stuart snared two wickets for 33 from seven overs for Molesworth II.
AT North Warrane Oval on Sunday, Bothwell I continued their unbeaten run in the 50-over roster with a three wicket win over Derwent.
Winning the toss and batting, the home side made 10/120 from 42.2 overs.
Doing the damage for Bothwell was Josh Eyles who sent down 10 overs, two maidens taking 5/26 in what was an excellent spell that seen him take five of the top six batsman.
Matthew Eyles, also with 10 overs and two maidens, bowled picked up 2-23.
Brock Nichols took 2-29.
Opener Nathan Eyles was very tight taking 1-17 from his 10 overs with four maidens. In the run chase the Bucks got the job done finishing 7/122 from 35 overs.
Again, it was Josh Eyles top scoring with 21 (18) with one four and one six.
Opener Cody Eyles made 17 from 26 with two fours. Kelvin Eyles also made 17 (45) one four and Andrew Rolls held his end up with a very patient 17 from 72 balls with one four.
NEW Norfolk I suffered its first loss since Round 2 when they went down to the Knights in a low-scoring match at Tynwald Park on Saturday.
After losing the toss and being sent into bat, the Redcaps were going along nicely at 2-84, but then the wheels totally feel off losing 5-1 then were bowled out for 109 off 33.2 overs.
Opener Harry Booth topped scored with 26 (two fours).
Jake King 25 (three fours, one six).
Captain Jason Rigby 19 (one four, one six) and at eight Blake Sillifant made 12 (one four) while Rohan Heron got 11 (one four) and Jeremy Nichols 10 (one four).
In the run chase, New Norfolk had the visitors 6/61 but the Knights lost just one more wicket, finishing seven for 112 from 33.1 overs.
Josh Rowlands collected 3-25 off eight overs with two maidens in a very good spell, while Nathan Rice 1-14 (5), Jeremy Nichols 1-18 (6) and Jason Rigby 1-23 (5.1) were the other wicket takers.
Well done to U/13’s player Bobby Nossiter who as 12th man for New Norfolk, filled in for when a player had to leave early and by all reports Bobby fielded very well and brought a lot of enthusiasm out on the ground.
PLAYING at home, Gretna I defeated Molesworth I by six wickets.
Winning the toss and sending the visitors into bat, Gretna steamrolled the batting attack having Molesworth 7-28 and then all out for just 49 from 27 overs.
Trent Grant who was on a hat-trick twice bowled superbly taking 4-16 from 10 overs with two maidens.
Fellow opener Corey Ransley was at his usual best taking 3-19 from his 10 overs which included three maidens.
Richard Graham took 2-9 from three overs while Aaron Maddox gave nothing away with 1-2 off four overs.
No batsman scored double figures, but mention must go to Hayden Nichols who showed plenty of resistance holding his end up making nine from 65 deliveries.
In reply, Gretna lost four wickets in achieving the 50 needed from 9.5 overs. Opener Brad Wallis remained 25 not out from 33 deliveries with three fours while Corey Ransley made 13 (8) with one four.
Congratulations to Trent Grant who played his 50th match for Gretna I. At North Warrane, New Norfolk II lost to Derwent by seven wickets.
Winning the toss and batting, the Redcaps made 9/154 from 46.5 overs. Stewart Rice top-scored with 55 from just 54 balls which included fours and four nice sixes.
Opener Shaun Fenton valued his wicket making 37 (87), one four, while his partner Leigh Berry made 17 (30) and Aaron Triffitt hung around with 12 (47), one four.
One batsman didn’t bat.
In reply, Derwent finished 3/155 from 35.5 overs.
Luke Jarvis took 1-19 (4), Adam Pearce 1-24 (5) and Tyler Benson 1-41 (9.5).
Special mention to U/15s player Logan Hunt who had a bowl finishing with 0-17 off 3 overs and with the bat was 0 not out from 24 balls.
ON Saturday, Gretna II went down to Sandford at Sandford by three wickets.
After winning the toss and batting, Gretna made 10/196 off 43.1 overs.
Jamie Duggan was the top scorer for Gretna with a very well made 51 with three fours.
Thomas Allcock made 28 (one four, two sixes), the pair putting on a 65-run partnership.
Todd Jarvis made 19 (four fours) and Jordan Hastie at number eight made 19 with four fours.
Opener Josh Whitford made 14 with one four and Jake Campbell 11 (two fours). There were 43 extras. In the run chase the home side got the job done finishing 7/210 from 41.2 overs.
Wicket takers for Gretna were Josh Whitford 2-19 (3). Jake Campbell 2-26 (10). Adam Browning 1-23 (6). Dylan Grant 1-48 (6) and Jamie Duggan 1-53 (9.2). There were 41 extras.
Special mention to Cooper Gleeson who played in his first 50-over match and by all reports did a great job, especially in the field.
In the other match, New Norfolk II suffered a six-wicket loss to St Aidans at Cambridge Oval. Batting first, the Redcaps were bowled out for 86 from 27.4 overs.
Opener Steve Sillifant topped scored with 34 from 56 balls (one four).
Beau Kline made 15 (23) with one four and captain Nathan Heron opening made 10 with two fours.
The home team finished 4/89 from 14 overs. Brad Kemmler in his 100th club match did well opening the bowling taking 3-36 (6). Brad’s son Blake Kemmler took 1-22 (4).
PLAYING at Boyer Oval on Sunday, Molesworth II went down to Sorell by the big margin of 126 runs.
Winning the toss, Molesworth sent the visitors in who made 8/188 from their 40 overs.
Opening the bowling, Jack Evans picked up 3-22 off eight overs in a good spell that included three maidens. Evans also snared four catches.
The next wicket taker was the story of the day with 12-yearold Oliver Stuart who sent down seven overs capturing 2-33.
What’s more, the little champ’s two wickets were two of the top four batsman, one being the Sorell captain. Excellent work.
Nathan Triffitt took 2-51 (8) and Nathan Wakefield 2-42 (8). In reply, Molesworth finished 9/62 off 17.4 overs.
At number t10, Daniel Williams did well top scoring with 20 (29) with three fours, while Nick Ransley made 12 from nine balls with two fours.
Special mention to Oliver Stuart again for making five runs from 20 balls at number 9.
BOTHWELL II recorded its sixth win and third in a row with a convincing 106-run victory over Old Beach.
Playing at Cloak Oval on Sunday and winning the toss, the Bucks, batting first, made 5/226 from their allotted 40 overs.
Getting things under way with the bat, Captain Joey Eyles showed the way with a fine 54 from just 57 deliveries that included seven fours and one six.
Joey shared a 54-run stand with brother Simon 18 (28), one four, and then 56 with Ashley Browning who did well making 39 from 69 balls with three fours.
Josh Nichols recorded his highest score with the club thus far with a fine 83 not out from just 72 deliveries. Nichols entertaining knock saw him strike eight fours and two sixes.
Nichols put on 64 with Ashley Browning and then a further 50 with Brody McCallum 8 (14). In reply, the Bushrangers, playing one short, were bowled out 9/120 from 33.2 overs.
After a fine knock with the bat, Joey Eyles opened the bowling taking 3-16 from four overs.
Eyles claimed the top three batsman in what was a great match for the veteran.
Another veteran Peter Hansch sent down 7.2 overs taking 3-18. Young Charlie Rolls sent down five overs taking 1-14 and Ryan Triffitt took 1-35 (7).
T20 SEMI FINALS
CONGRATULATIONS to Molesworth I in second grade, Gretna II in fifth grade, New Norfolk III in sixth grade and Bothwell II in seventh grade for all making their respective T20 grand finals.
Notable performances from each mach were: (Molesworth I) Brad Coppleman had a good match making 64 from just 32 balls then took 2-18 in the teams win.
Brayden Hodge made 37 (33) and then took 2-22. Daniel Coppleman made 24 from nine deliveries.
(Gretna II) Dylan Grant did well making 43 and then took 4-14.
Corey Ransley belted 47 and took 1-22. Trent Grant 33 and 1-21 while Todd Jarvis smacked 39 from just 21 deliveries.
(New Norfolk III) Mitchell Crosswell belted 59 from 40 balls and Josh Farrow 31 from 23 and Jake King took 3-21 from his four overs and Adam Pearce 2-17 from four overs and a run out.
(Bothwell II) Dylan Branch belted 46 runs from 32 deliveries and Peter Hansch with the ball took 2-5 from four overs.
(Molesworth II) Harry O’Keefe 27 from 22 balls. Jayden Wilton 26 from 24. Aaron Newbon 2-25.
Nathan Wakefield 2-27 and Tye Benson 1-11 from 1.1 overs and two run outs.
All teams except Gretna II will have a home grand final.