Redcaps’ finals boost

KSCA Men’s
50 & 40 Over Matches
Round 14

WITH the roster matches completed, we have four of the nine men’s teams making finals, while New Norfolk have bowed out of the women’s finals race.

NEW Norfolk I strengthened their spot on the ladder with a 68-run win over Rokeby on Saturday.
Playing at Tynwald Park, Rokeby sent the Redcaps into bat who posted 8/243 off their 50 overs.
Opener Harry Booth, who has found some good form at the right time, made his highest score for the season with 63 (85).
Booth shared a 30-run opening partnership with Matthew Bowden 21 (29) and a 71-run stand with Seb Wishart 32 (38).
Booth then put on 30 with Jordan Banks-Smith 34 (47) and captain Jason Rigby made a near run a ball 46 (47) In reply, the visitors lost regular wickets and were bowled out for 175 off 42.4 overs.
Opener Jeremy Nichols from 9.4 overs claimed 3-49 while Jye Lester who has bowled very well all season took 2-46 from his 10 overs and now has 38 wickets at 8.71.
New Norfolk will now play St Annes in the qualifying final on Saturday.

AN excellent 89 from Rhys Browning and a six-wicket haul from Jamie Duggan, guaranteed Gretna I fourth spot when they defeated top-of-the-ladder MacKillop by two wickets on Saturday.
Playing at home, Gretna sent the visitors in who made the competitive score of 9/190 of its 50 overs. Duggan bagged his career-best figures of 6-47 while Trent Grant bowled with very good pace taking 2-32 (10).
In the run chase, Gretna began shaky at 3/28, but with Rhys Browning and Todd Jarvis at the crease the ship was settled with the pair putting on a 74 -run partnership.
Jarvis madwe 38 (41) before Browning continued the run chase with Peter Jelkic, the pair adding 46 with Jelkic making a quick fire 26 (19).
With the score at 5/148 there was still plenty to do and, despite losing a further three wickets, Browning kept his cool and with Jamie Duggan at the other end the pair added 24 and Gretna were home finishing 8/193 off 42 overs.
Gretna will now play Richmond/ Cambridge on Saturday in the first semi final.
In the match on Boyer Oval on Saturday, New Norfolk II belted St Virgil’s by nine wickets.
The win was due to the excellent all-round effort from Stewart Rice.
After winning the toss, the Saints elected to bat and were bowled out for just 103 from 44.3 overs.
Rice was the main destroyer finishing with the figures of 4-16 with four maidens.
In reply it was just carnage from the Redcaps, in particular from Stewart Rice who wielded a crazy 84 runs from just 33 balls – all coming from boundaries.
The 54-year-old, who has now 495 runs in second grade, clubbed nine fours and eight sixes.
The Redcaps finishing 1/109 off just 8.3 overs.
Despite the big win, New Norfolk have finished sixth and will miss finals.

At North Warrane Oval and still with a chance of making finals, Molesworth I went down to Derwent by 138 runs.
Winning the toss and batting, the home side were all out for 245 off 48.5 overs.
Sam Triffitt was the pick of the bowlers taking 3-30 (10).
In reply, Molesworth were going OK at 4/103, but collapsed to be all out for 107.
Making the runs were Brad Coppleman 32 (59) and Nick Piuselli 30 (52).
Molesworth finished fifth and it’s the season over for them.

IN what will now be a rematch between the two in the second semi-final next week, Bothwell I held on to top spot after defeating second spot Hobart by the barest of margins of one wicket.
Playing at Bothwell, the home team were chasing 124 for victory found themselves 6/65.
Then Josh Eyles who after taking five wickets earlier in an excellent all-round effort made 40 (43), putting on 28 with Jamie Devine 30 (51).
Two wickets then fell and the score was 8-113 before Devine went with the score at 9/122.
Andrew Rolls 2 not out (24) and Brody McCallum 0 not out (4) got the Bucks home and the team’s 10th win sets up a home final. Bothwell finishing 9/125 off 41.5 overs.
Earlier Josh Eyles sent down 10 overs taking career best figures of 5-17.

AT Richmond, Gretna II, needing a victory over University of Tasmania to take their spot in the top four and play finals, saw their match washed out.
After being sent into bat, Gretna were 6/98 off 21.2 overs when played was stopped due to the ground being to wet.
Jake Campbell made 22 (18) and Josh Whitford 21 not out (21).
Not a good way to end the season for Gretna II.
The match at Risdon Vale between New Norfolk III and MacKillop was also washed out.
Like others, the match got a start with New Norfolk sending the Belta’s in who made 8/312 off 45.2 overs before rain stopped play.
Leading wicket takers for the Redcaps were Liam O’Brien 3-36 off 8.2 overs and Luke Jarvis 3-54 (8). With New Norfolk not making finals it’s now season over.

AT Cadbury Oval No.1, Molesworth II went down to St Annes by big margin of 141 runs. Winning the toss and batting first, the Crows piled on 8/274 off its 40 overs.
Opening the bowling for the visitors was young Nick Ransley who from his eight overs captured 3-38. Simon Bone took 2-38 (6).
In reply and playing one short, Molesworth finished 9/133 off 29.5 overs.
Opener Harry O’Keefe was unlucky not to make a 50, finishing 48 (59). Fellow opener Shayne Upton made 24 (18).
Interesting reading the scores, Daniel Williams went for a golden duck after being timed out.

THE match at Eady Street between first-placed Bothwell II and second-placed Wellington resulted in a wash out.
Winning the toss and batting, Wellington made 6/220 off their 40 overs.
Zac Wilcox took 2-28 (6) and Peter Hansch 2-38 (8).
In reply, Bothwell who had three players out due to the opening of deer season, found themselves in a spot of bother before the rain came being 6/79 off 20 overs.
Ryan Triffitt made 27 (22).

THE women’s semi final between Wellington and New Norfolk at Eady Street was washed out.
Wellington, finishing higher on the ladder, now go through to the grand final against St Aidans who defeated Brighton in the other semi final at Cambridge Oval.
This match will be a replay of last seasons grand final and will be Wellington’s third straight grand final appearance.

Round 12 Sunday

UNDER 13 Boys
North Hobart 1/148 off 20.5 overs d. New Norfolk Redcaps 4/147 off 30 overs at Tynwald Park.
Batting: Ayce Maddox 49 not out (45). Bobby Nossiter 28 not out (35). Cooper Gleeson 19 not out (35). Noah Evans 15 (23). Bowling: Chance Hyland 1-25 (3).

UNDER 15 Boys
New Norfolk Red Caps 8/153 off 37.4 overs defeated Kingborough Black 8/79 off 24 overs.
Batting: Loughlin Fraser- 38 (36) 5 fours. Zayne Field- 19 (17) 1 four 1 six. Logan Hunt 16 (31).
Bowling: Hamish Edwards 2/8 (2). Logan Hunt 2/12 (4). Zayne Field 1/7 (3). Liam Maw 1/7 (3). Loughlin Fraser- 1/9 (3).
Fielding: Logan Hunt, two catches.

UNDER 15 Girls
Tuesday 22nd February Round 12
North Hobart 142 off 20 overs d. New Norfolk 6/131 off 20 overs at West Hobart Recreation Ground. Batting: Bella Cree 17 (15). Heidi Davidson 15 (14). Tara-Lee Pearce 13 not out (8). Addysen Nossiter 11 (14). Sha’Diamond Evans 7 (14). Tiana Mathews 7 (14).
Bowling: Bella Cree 3-7 (2). Tara-Lee Pearce 3-14 (3). Tiana Mathews 2-12 (2). Addysen Nossiter 2-17 (3). Abbey Davidson 1-11 (2).
Fielding: Tiana Mathews 2 catches. Heidi Davidson 2 catches.

Hurricanes Junior League Stage Two.
Wednesday 23rd February at 5:15pm.
Round 12 New Norfolk Black 5/97 d Brighton 6/75 at Tynwald Park, New Norfolk.
Batting: Angus Fraser 17 (10) not out. Logan Daley 9 (15) not out. Callan Barry 9 (13). Lucas Jones 4 (5) not out.
Bowling: Reuben Stott 1/4 & 1 maiden, Rafik Mulic 1/10, Hamish Fraser 1/12, Callan Barry 1/11.
Fielding: Ryan Jones 1 catch, Lucas Jones 1 catch & 1 run out, Callan Barry 1 run out, Logan Daley 1 run out, Reuben Stott 1 run out.

Hurricanes Junior League Stage One Girls
Round 10
Friday at Tynwald Park at 5:15pm
Sorell White 3/107 off 20 overs d. New Norfolk 4/72 off 20 overs at Tynwald Park.
Batting: Addysen Nossiter 11 (15). Sha’Diamond Evans 6 (15).
Bowling: Sha’Diamond Evans 2-9 (3).