1st Grade Men’s Round 17 Results + Wrap-Up
An interesting weekend of cricket saw Lindisfarne retain their position at the top of the table, with the top four positioned sides streaming away from the rest of the competition with several hard-fought victories in Round 17.
Top placed Lindisfarne made their first journey to Launceston to face Greater Northern at West Park, who were looking for an upset against a team that currently seem untouchable. Some dominant batting performances were on display after the Raiders were sent in to bat by Lindisfarne, including a patient 69 from 133 deliveries by Brodie Hayes and a quality 79 off 79 by Alistair Taylor that led the home side to a total of 7/224. Nathen Ellis starred for the Lindisfarne bowling attack, with figures of 2/40 from 10 overs. The away side came out of the gates swinging, ready to make a statement and show the rest of the competition why they are on top of the ladder. Charles A Wakim (105/108) and Keegan Oates (107/100) smashed their way to victory well within their overs, the team only losing one wicket as they cruised to victory, final figures 1/228.
Glenorchy hosted Kingborough at KGV Oval on Saturday, with the visitor’s hopeful of a big win to boost their chances of making a semi-finals appearance in March. The home side was not to be intimidated however, as they won the toss and sent the Kingborough side in to bat. Some sensational and dominant bowling by Glenorchy caused the Knights to come unstuck for 8/117, David Moody taking 5/13 off his 10 overs including 4 maidens, and Ahsan Mirza 1/5 off his 10 with an incredible 8 maidens. Thomas Martyn tops scored for Kingborough with 25/77. After knocking over the visitors in spectacular form, Glenorchy managed to fight their way to victory, Jarrod Kaye posting a top score of 40/55 to lead his side to final figures of 8/123, dashing Kingborough’s finals hopes in the process.
New Town traveled to Queenborough Oval to take on South Hobart / Sandy Bay, the home side confident of a victory that would secure their position in the top four and enable them to possibly make a run at a top two position. SHSB won the toss and sent New Town in to bat, the visitors looking to post a large total to guide them to their first victory of the season. Hugh Williams spent a good amount of time at the wicket posting a score of 57/121, while Joe Randall did his best to put some runs on the board with a steadfast 39/87. However, the Bucks eventually came undone by some effective SHSB bowling, with contributions from Gabe Bell (3/30), Simon Milenko (2/47), Kyle Wisniewski (2/21) and William Thompson (3/38) knocking over the visitors for 10/162. In response, solid batting performances by Harry Nichols (39/43), Caleb Oakes (32/50) and Hamish P Kingston (27/36) enabled the Sharks to chase down the total with five wickets to spare, finishing with a score of 5/166. Ryan A Lees (2/27) and Austin Keeling (2/39) starred with the ball for the Bucks.
University of Tasmania 2/15 (TS Rogers 2/4) drew with North Hobart 0/0
Greater Northern 7/224(cc) (A Taylor 79 B Hayes 69 N Ellis 2/40) def by. Lindisfarne 1/228 (K Oates 107* CA Wakim 105*)
South Hobart Sandy Bay 5/166(cc) (H Nichols 39 C Oakes 32* HP Kingston 27* S Milenko 25 RA Lees 2/37 A Keeling 2/39) def. New Town 162 (H Williams 57 J Randall 39 G Bell 3/30 W Thompson 3/38 K Wisniewski 2/21 S Milenko 2/47)
Glenorchy 8/123(cc) (J Kaye 40 M Dilger 28 R Ward 3/33) def. Kingborough 8/117(cc) (T Martyn 25* D Moody 5/13)
Women’s Premier Round 11 Results + Wrap-Up
Round 11 of the Women’s Premier league saw several upset results, with the makeup of the top four potentially shifting in coming weeks due to the weekends results.
At Kangaroo Bay Oval, fifth placed Clarence were looking to make inroads towards a semi-final berth as they hosted third placed Kingborough, who sit only five points ahead of them on the table. Winning the toss and sending the home side in to bat, the Kingborough bowling attack struck hard and fast, keeping the home side to a total of 5/95 off their 20 overs. Alison Plath (22) high-scored for the Roos with the bat, while the visitors bowling attack saw wickets taken by Leah Wierenga (3/16), Alice Kelly (1/21) and Meg V Harrison (1/10). Kingborough made their intentions clear from the outset of their innings, Emily Divin (29) and Rachael Styles (21) posting strong totals to push their side towards victory. Lauren J Hepburn top scored for Kingborough, smashing 35 runs from 30 balls to consolidate her side’s position in the top four.
South Hobart/ Sandy Bay hosted Lindisfarne at Queenborough Oval on Sunday, Lindisfarne looking to secure their position at fourth on the ladder whilst the home side were hopeful of a victory to place some momentum behind their last push towards making a semi-final appearance in March. Winning the toss and sending Lindisfarne in to bat, SHSB shared the glory with the ball, Lisa Astell, Beth Dodd, Chelsea Assmann and Hannah Powe all claiming 2 wickets apiece, while Beth Schiwy and Sarah Cartwright both took a single wicket. This bowling masterclass held the Lindisfarne batting attack to a total of 10/29. The Sharks made quick work of their opposition with the bat, posting the required runs within nine overs. The loss puts the pressure on Lindisfarne, as the gap between the top four and those outside of it narrows.
North Hobart traveled to KGV Oval to face Glenorchy, the home side attempting to climb off the bottom of the ladder with an upset win against the second placed Demons. Winning the toss and electing to bat first, the Glenorchy side could not get started with the bat, being held to a modest total of 5/39 due to some sharp bowling by the North Hobart attack with Beth Langston, Ella Marsh, Kendylle J Byers, Belinda Page and Mackenzie Banks all taking a wicket each. The Demons chased down the required runs comfortably without losing a wicket, Beth Langston (27) and Taylah Purton (4) remaining at the crease as the visitors finished 0/40.
In perhaps the upset of the Round, University fell to a determined New Town outfit at University Oval in an unexpected turn of events. After winning the toss and sending the Bucks in to bat, the home side struggled to make a dent in the batting attack of the visitors, with Emily Mifsud posting an unbeaten 67 off 49 deliveries and Frances Sullivan posting a solid total of 28 off 62 to leave the Bucks with an easily defensible 2/146. University had their work ahead of them and couldn’t keep up with the required run rate necessary. Louise Maddock smashed an unbeaten 52 off 59 to provide some hope to the first placed side, and Clare Scott contributed 20 off 29, however it wasn’t enough with the home side falling well short of the required total, 3/107.
University of Tasmania 3/107(cc) (L Maddock 52*) def by. New Town 2/146(cc) (E Mifsud 67* F Sullivan 48)
Clarence 5/95(cc) (L Wierenga 3/16) def by. Kingborough 3/96(cc) (LJ Hepburn 35* E Divin 29)
South Hobart Sandy Bay 2/30 (C Raack 2/7) def. Lindisfarne 29 (H Powe 2/1 B Dodd 2/4 C Assmann 2/6 L Astell 2/11)
Glenorchy 5/39(cc) def by. North Hobart 0/40(cc) (B Langston 27*)