Women’s 1st Grade Round 4 Wrap Up
In the match between New Town and Brighton, sisters Grace Molnar and Emily Molnar were both impressive with the bat for New Town. With Grace scoring an unbeaten 64 off 62 balls and Emily scoring 32 runs off 24 balls, before being caught by Kate Abbett of a Chantel Davis delivery.
Abbett was the best of the bowlers for Brighton, taking 2/21 off her four overs.
New Town’s, Emily Mifsud continued her form from last week with another explosive performance, finishing not out on 32 from just 15 deliveries, helping to take New Town to 4/198 at the end of their 20 overs.
Early wickets for Brighton fell, before Hannah Mann came to the crease and looked to settle things. Tight bowling from New Town made scoring difficult for Brighton and Mann finished on a hard fought 27 runs. Brighton were all out in the 17th over and New Town were 149 run victors.
Queenborough Oval hosted fourth position South Hobart Sandy Bay and third position Clarence in a match that was sure to be close.
Clarence won the toss and sent SHSB into bat first, bringing Hollie Armitage and Angela Green to the crease to open the batting.
Proving to be very dangerous with the bat in previous matches, Armitage brought up her third half century for the season, scoring an unbeaten 56 runs off 51 deliveries.
Economical bowling from Emma Thompson and Taylor Brooks saw them take one wicket each off their four overs for 16 and 22 runs respectively. At the end of 20 overs, SHSB set Clarence the challenge of chasing 2/122.
In an innings which saw several wickets fall for single digits, Emma Thompson took control at the crease for Clarence.
Thompson fell just shy of a century finishing on an unbeaten 95 off 56 runs. Thompson’s innings featured 14 boundaries, including two maximums.
Dual wickets from Beth Schiwy helped dismiss Clarence’s top order, whilst economical bowling from Hollie Armitage helped limit scoring ability. With the fall of wickets, Thompson was undeterred and helped Clarence to bring up SHSB’s total in style by hitting a six in the 19th over.
In the match at Kingston Twin Ovals, Bonnie Davis played a pivotal role in Kingborough’s victory over Glenorchy.
Davis took 3 wickets for 17 runs off her 3 overs, adding a run out into her figures as well.
Following up an impressive performance with the ball and in the field, Davis came into bat at number three after the fall of an early wicket.
Davis found the boundary seven times on her way to an unbeaten 55 off 34 deliveries, helping guide Kingborough to a seven-wicket victory.
In other matches, Greater Northern notched up their third win of the season against University, to see them currently sitting equal second on the ladder. Unfortunately, due to poor weather, the match between Lindisfarne and North Hobart was abandoned.
Men’s 1st Grade – Round 5 Wrap Up
Kingborough travelled to Launceston for round 5 of the CTPL, where Greater Northern played host at the NTCA.
Greater Northern won the toss and sent Kingborough into bat, where a class performance was seen by Kingborough’s Trent Keep.
Scoring at more than a run a ball, Keep found the boundary an impressive 25 times, including three sixes on his way to an unbeaten 160 runs.
Greater Northern Raider’s Billy King dismissed the dangerous Gurinder Sandhu for 20 runs, but the class performance by Keep helped Kingborough to declare on 4/253.
Gurinder Sandhu tore through Greater Northern’s top order, claiming the first four wickets for 18 runs.
Sandhu finished with figures of 4/22 off 15 overs, featuring 3 maiden overs. Thomas Martyn and Declan West both contributed dual wickets to help Kingborough a 163-run victory.
After a rain interrupted first weekend, the clash between Clarence and University at Kangaroo Bay shaped up to be an intriguing second week with Clarence looking to set University an achievable total to chase to ensure that both teams remained in the contest.
Clarence declared their innings on 8 for 247 off 96 overs, leaving the Lions a total of 248 for victory.
Michael Jones (61) and Daniel Salpietro (53) top scored for the Roos. University’s run chase got off to a shaky start with the top 3 all going cheaply.
Off season recruit Nuwan Kavinda continued his impressive start to the season with 62. Young wicketkeeper Jack Di Venuto compiled a patient 57 along with captain Andrew Kealy 28 kept Uni in the game but the constant fall of wickets left Uni to much to do in the run chase.
Uni finished 8 for 208 at the end of play with the match resulting in a draw with Alex Treanor the pick of the bowlers for the Roos with 21 quality over returning figures of 5 for 62.
Lindisfarne were chasing their first outright victory and looking to secure maximum points against South Hobart Sandy Bay at Queenborough.
After a devastating spell from quick bowler Nathan Ellis (9-30) in the first innings the sharks were knocked over for just 61. Lindisfarne’s opening batter Mac Wright continued his impressive early season form with a patient 88 to help Lindisfarne to 167 all out.
Tigers allrounder Simon Milenko bowled a mammoth 31 overs to pick up 6 for 47 and opening bowling partner Kyle Wisniewski was also impressive with 3 for 62.
SHSB were looking to hold on to not be beaten outright with the Sharks skipper Sean Willis playing a defiant innings of 81 not out from 231 balls to guide his team to 8 for 159 at the close of play. Matt Wilkie was the pick of the bowlers for Lindisfarne with 4 for 36.
The match between Glenorchy and New Town was abandoned, while North Hobart had the bye.