Round Two of the Detail First CTPL 1st Grade competition was played over the weekend with South Hobart Sandy Bay (SHSB), University, North Hobart all recording victories while Lindisfarne continued from their strong Round One with another emphatic performance, this time against Glenorchy.
At Kangaroo Bay Oval, SHSB could not have got off to a better start, thanks to Tigers quick Gabe Bell who crippled Clarence’s top order to leave them reeling at 4/5 off 6 overs. Bell finished with impressive figures of 4/23 with the only respite for Clarence coming from the bat of Wade Irvine with a fighting 84 to drag the Roos to a modest 146 before being bowled out in the 46th over.
SHSB cruised to victory in just the 24th over with captain Sean Willis 57no as well as handy top order contributions from Harry Nichols (42) and Ben Dunk (40) to help the Sharks to a double bonus point win.
North Hobart began their campaign with a win in a low scoring affair with Kingborough at the Twin Ovals. Demons opener Jack White top scored with a patient 77 off 131 balls to get the club to 7/180 off their 50 overs.
Opening bowler Ben Fraser gave the visitors the ideal start removing opener Riley Backhouse and then Beau Webster the very next ball. Fraser stuck again, removing Dylan Hay to leave the Knights limping at 3/23.
Mitch Backhouse and recruit Trent Keep began a rebuild with a 72-run partnership until Kade Applebee removed Keep (40) and then allrounder Clive Rose (7) in quick succession.
New ball destroyer Fraser returned to remove Backhouse for 59 and then claimed another two victims to finish with impressive figures of 6/29. A pair of runouts then concluded Kingborough’s innings on 159.
Mac Wright continued his fantastic week of batting with a brilliant century (141 off 136 balls) for Lindisfarne to go with his mammoth 173 for Tasmania in the Second Xl game during the week to help Lindisfarne post an imposing total of 6/318 off their 50 overs, with Charlie Wakim (61) and Keegan Oates (64) the other major contributors.
Glenorchy were dismissed for 148 in the 41st over with Alex Bevilacqua and Anthony Marr taking three wickets apiece.
University began their season strongly with a 112-run victory over Greater Northern at Windsor Park in Launceston.
Former Glenorchy allrounder Nuwan Kavinda had a debut to remember top scoring with 55 from 57 balls along with handy contributions from Sam Truloff (48) and Andrew Kealy (46) helped, the Lions reach 265 from their 50 overs.
Young left arm quick James Beattie was impressive with ten tight overs of 1/30 for the Raiders.
After being 31 after the first seven overs the Raiders then stalled with next nine overs only going for 12 runs. Kavinda then did the damage with the ball snaring 5/37 to cap off a memorable first game for the club to have the Raiders all out for 153 in the 41st over.
Next weekend sees the commencement of the remaining CTPL grades, including the CTPL Women’s 1st Grade where we will see Brighton and the GN Raiders make their debuts following successful additions of the clubs in respective competitions last season.