50 & 40-Over
Matches Finals – Week 1
BOTHWELL I are through to the grand final with a very good 53-run win over Hobart in the second semi final on Saturday.
Playing at Bothwell, the visitors won the toss and sent the Bucks into bat.
Getting things underway, openers Cody Eyles made a near run-a-ball 31 (36) with two fours and a six.
Eyles and Andrew Rolls put on a 38-run opening stand.
Brock Nichols with a patient 14 (44), one four, and Josh Nichols 28 (44) put on a further 33, but then the Bucks lost 4-19 leaving them in a spot of bother at 6/99.
The next wicket fell at 111, but then the rebuild started.
Josh Eyles went on a run spree making 52 from just 38 deliveries.
He broke the shackles with five well struck fours and two sixes.
Josh was out with the score at 8/150 and had put on 39 with Nathan Eyles who, like his brother and batting at number 10, didn’t waste any time belting 48 from just 20 balls.
The quickfire score wielding two fours and sixes big sixes and, more importantly, added a further 53.
Brother Blake Eyles made 11 of 28 while Jamie Devine remained six not out.
Bothwell’s last four wickets added 110 in a great recovery, finishing 10/209 off 46.3 overs.
In the run chase, Hobart we’re going OK at 4/100, but lost the next four wickets for just 18 runs and fell way short at 8/156 from their 50 overs.
Pick of the bowlers was Brock Nichols who sent down nine overs capturing 3-19 in a great spell accounting for the first three batsman.
Mathew Eyles was good also with his 10 overs taking 2-28.
Bothwell I are now into their second 50-over grand final since joining the SCA in 2015/16.
They will play the winner of the preliminary final this weekend between Old Beach and Hobart.
NEW Norfolk I will have to make the grand final the hard way after they were beaten by St Annes by five wickets in the qualifying final on Saturday.
Playing at Tynwald Park, the Crows won the toss and sent the Redcaps in and soon had the home team on the ropes at 5/82.
The fightback began with Thomas Briscoe 17 (31), one four, and captain Jason Rigby who put on 40 for the sixth wicket.
Cody Neads then joined his captain and the pair continued the rebuild putting on an excellent 81.
Neads made a classy 42 (37), three fours and three sixes, but Rigby took the honours with a superb 80 from 83 deliveries.
The allrounder belting seven fours and three sixes in typical Rigby fashion. Earlier, opener Harry Booth made 27 (62), three fours, and Seb Wishart 22 (41) three fours.
New Norfolk finishing 8/223 off their 50 overs.
In reply, St Annes lost the experienced Phillip Cockshutt for a duck, but from then controlled the match to run out winners finishing 5/225 off 46.2 overs.
Jason Rigby put in a great effort for the match and did well with the ball taking 2-34 (10).
Jye Lester, as always, was among the wickets taking 2-52 (9.2).
New Norfolk now play St Aidans in the first semi final on Saturday.
GRETNA I advanced to the preliminary final after accounting for Richmond/Cambridge by four wickets at Richmond Oval on Saturday in the first semi final.
Winning the toss, Gretna captain Brad Wallis sent the Lions into bat and some excellent bowling from the openers the home team was soon in trouble at 6/46.
Corey Ransley who now has 35 wickets in the 50-over format was on song sending down 10 overs with four maidens taking the excellent figures of 4-18.
Fellow opener Trent Grant was also on the money taking 2-22 from his seven overs.
Zac Crosswell, who continues to impress, bowled with great pace claiming 2-11 off 6.1 overs while Jamie Duggan from his nine overs took 2-51 as the home team were all out for 104 off 32 overs.
In the run chase, Gretna lost regular wickets, but got the job done and can again thank first drop in Rhys Browning who for the second week running was the back bone of the batting line up.
Browning’s business-like 39 from 71 was an innings with a cool calm head and lovely stroke play that found the boundary on three occasions.
Browning put on a valuable 40 with Zac Crosswell who made 12 (26), two fours.
Earlier openers Brad Wallis made 18 (28), two fours, one six, and Corey Ransley 10 (14), one four, one six. Gretna will play Derwent on Saturday for a spot in the grand final.
Congratulations to Ross Langford who played his 150th club match for Gretna during this match.
Ross has played 33 matches for Gretna I and 117 for Gretna II.
IN the second semi final at Bothwell on Saturday, Wellington just got over the home team by four wickets with just two deliveries remaining.
After a rain delay start that reduced the match to 29 overs a side, Bothwell II won the toss and elected to bat, making 5/130.
In reply, Wellington required 16 from the last two overs and then five from the last, getting home 5/131 off 28.4 overs.
With the ball for the Bucks, Michael Spaulding was the best of the bowlers capturing 3-22 from six overs.
Earlier with the bat, captain and opener Joey Eyles top-scored with 27 (49), two fours.
Ryan Triffitt made 26 (28), three fours; Dylan Branch 23 (37), three fours; and Brody McCallum 23 (52), two fours. Bothwell now play St Aidans in the preliminary final.
IN the first semi-final, I’m tipping New Norfolk I to bounce back and defeat St Aidans easily.
The Redcaps have beaten St Aidans on both occasions this season, in Round 4 by 215 runs and Round 11 by 39 runs.
Jason Rigby will again stand up with the bat as will Jordan Banks-Smith who will have all guns blazing.
Jye “Mr Reliable” Lester will do his thing with the ball, while Thomas Briscoe will take some very handy wickets at a crucial time.
I’M tipping Gretna to continue their form in the preliminary final between Gretna I and Derwent and win in a very close match.
Gretna has defeated Derwent on both occasions this season which certainly gives them the edge going into the match.
Rhys Browning is in red hot form with the bat and captain Brad Wallis will be itching to build a big innings.
Zac Crosswell will team up with the experienced Corey Ransley with the ball that will be crucial to the win.
IN the preliminary final between Bothwell II and St Aidans, I’m going with the Bucks.
Keeper Dylan Branch and Troy Branch should team up with the bat in a great father and son partnership.
With the ball, Troy Branch and Peter Hansch will keep the runs down and take important wickets.
ADRIAN EISZELE MEDAL
CONGRATULATIONS to New Norfolk first grade player Jye Lester who on Saturday night took out the Adrian Eiszele Medal in a close count by one vote from club stalwart Stewart Rice.
Lester has had a great season with the ball taking 40 wickets at an average of 9.57 and will play a big part in his team’s quest to make a third straight grand final.
Congratulations also to Tara-Lee Pearce who took out the Women’s Best and Fairest Award.
Pearce took out the medal on 16 votes, three clear of her mother Leisa Pearce on 13.
Tara-Lee who played with Bothwell last season has made 93 runs with the women’s team and taken nine wickets.
Pearce also played with the club’s under-15 girls team making 313 runs and taking 14 wickets.
IN last week’s report, in the match between Molesworth II and St Annes, it was incorrectly stated that Daniel Williams was given out as timed out.
In fact Daniel wasn’t at the match and Molesworth had played one short.
The incorrect information had been entered into mycricket.
WOMENS GRAND FINAL
Wellington 2/82 off 15.8 overs d. St Aidans 6/78 off 20 overs at Lindisfarne Memorial Park, Oval No.2.
WITH all junior matches now completed, the New Norfolk Cricket Club will be holding the trophy presentations for all five teams on Friday, March 18, at Tynwald Park, starting at 5pm.
If you haven’t yet done so, please let Josh Walsh know that you will be attending for catering purposes.
Hurricanes Junior League
South Hobart/Sandy Bay 5/153 off 23.5 overs d. New Norfolk Redcaps 9/60 off 22 overs at Tynwald Park. Batting: Cooper Gleeson 16 (45). Bobby Nossiter 14 (18). Noah Bannister 8 (9). Jack Neads 6 (22). Zavier Lowry 3 (13). Lucas Jones 1 (9). Fearghus Joyce 1 (6). Ryan Jones 0 not out (1).
Bowling: Bobby Nossiter 1-4 (2). Lucas 1-18 (3). Ryan Jones 1-35 (2.5).
Fielding: Ayce Maddox 1 catch. Chance Hyland 1 run out.
New Norfolk Red Caps 4/171 off 37.2 overs defeated Glenorchy c.c 8/169 off 35.4 overs at Abbotsfield Park.
Batting: Logan Hunt- 49 (30) 11 fours. Liam Lowe- 41 (129) 5 fours. Haiden Smith – 27* (42) 3 fours 1 six. Bowling: Loughlin Fraser – 2/16 (3). Liam Maw- 2/17 (5.4). Tyson Smith- 2/19 (4). Haiden Smith- 1/5 (5). Angus Fraser- 1/33 (3)
Fielding: Haiden Smith- 2 C. Liam Maw- 1 C. Logan Hunt- 1 C
Tuesday 1st March Round 13
New Norfolk had the Bye.
Hurricanes Junior League
Wednesday 2nd March at 5:15pm.
Round 13 Clarence Roos 5/153 d New Norfolk Black 8/70 at Clarence High School
Batting: Angus Fraser 23 (20) not out Rafik Mulic 6 (9) not out Ryan Jones 4 (4) Lucas Jones 4 (15)
Bowling: Angus Fraser 1/1 & 1 maiden, Hudson Stott 2/17, Reuben Stott 1/7
Fielding: Hudson Stott 1 run out
Hurricanes Junior League
Stage One Girls
Friday at 5:15pm Clarence 4/129 off 20 overs d. New Norfolk 7/87 off 20 overs at Cloak Oval, Old Beach. Batting: Abbey Davidson 4 (15). Madeline Carmichael 2 (15). Kaylie Crosswell 3 (17). Rubi Bester 1 (12). Rubee Burdon 5 not out (15). Addysen Nossiter 12 not out (15).
Bowling: Addysen Nossiter 2-9 (3). Kaylie Crosswell 1-12 (3).
Fielding: Addysen Nossiter and Abbey Davidson 1 catch.