Kingborough v North Hobart
Kingborough hosted North Hobart at Twin Ovals, where Kingborough won the toss and elected to bat. Jason Shelton looked comfortable with his move up the order to open the batting for Kingborough, bringing up his first ton for the season. North Hobart’s Caleb Jewell combined twice with Kade Applebee, taking a catch to dismiss Kingborough’s captain, Trent Keep on a classy 85 runs and then taking another shortly after to dismiss Gurinder Sandhu. Jewell then took a third catch, dismissing Clive Rose off a Kyle Scrimegour delivery. Kingborough declared after the 96th over, leaving the visitors to chase a target of 356 runs for victory.
Jake Doran was the best with the bat for North Hobart, scoring 93 runs from 96 deliveries, whilst Jack White and Caleb Jewell also impressed, scoring 61 runs and 68 runs respectively. Kingborough’s Beau Webster claimed three important wickets, dismissing Jewell, Doran and Tom Rogers. Webster finished with figures of 3/99 from 29 overs, whilst Tom Martyn and Garinder Sandhu were also economical with the ball. Kingborough’s total proved not to be enough, with North Hobart reaching the required target in 94 overs. After round six, the two teams sit on equal points in third position.
Lindisfarne v Greater Northern
Top of the table Lindisfarne were on the road in round six, travelling to NTCA to face Greater Northern. Batting first, Greater Northern’s opening batter Brodie Hayes was impressive, scoring an unbeaten 156*, where he managed to find the boundary 15 times. Lindisfarne’s, Jarrod Freeman continued his good form with the ball, finishing with figures of 2/44, off 32 overs, featuring 12 maidens. After 130 overs, Greater Northern declared on 307 runs.
Solid batting contributions were seen by Lindisfarne, with four batters raising the bat for half centuries. Macalister Wright continued his good form from the previous round, scoring 74 runs off 62 balls, whilst captain Charlie Wakim brought up 56 runs from 59 balls. However, it was Ben McDermott who top scored, finishing just shy of a century on an unbeaten 98* runs, helping guide Lindisfarne to a five wicket win.
Uni v New Town
New Town won the toss against University at University oval, and the decision was made to bat first. Wickets fell early for New Town, with Uni’s Andrew Kealy claiming two wickets in as many balls. Jordan Willoughby and Tafara Mupariwa steadied things for New Town, putting on a 79 run partnership before Willoughby fell to Sam Leon on 45 runs. Both Leon and Kealy finished with good bowling figures, with Leon finishing with 4/48 from 18 overs and Kealy finishing with 4/55 off 18.5 overs. New Town were all out on 199 runs.
Nuwan Kavinda was all class for Uni, coming into bat at number 4 when the home side were 2/29. Kavinda dispatched the ball to all areas of the ground, finding the boundary 29 times on his way to an unbeaten 203* runs from 207 deliveries. Kavinda ensured Uni a comfortable victory, to have them sitting four points outside of the top four teams.
Clarence v Glenorchy
KGV hosted Glenorchy and Clarence, where Clarence won the toss and elected to bat first. Opening batter, Dan Salpietro was dismissed for no runs at the hand of James Bowen, where Bowen went on to take another two wickets, claiming 3/61 at the end of the innings. Salpietro’s dismissal brought to the crease captain Harry Allenby. Combining with Caiden Workman to forge a 118 run partnership, Allenby top scored for the Roos, notching up his first ton for the season, scoring 110 runs. Winner of the Rodwell medal for the past two seasons, Allenby showed his class, smashing 19 boundaries to help place Clarence in the position to declare on 4/297.
Both Ryan Graham-Daft and Charles Eastoe raised the bat for Glenorchy, with Graham-Daft scoring 56 runs and Eastoe scoring 61 runs. Following up an impressive performance with the bat, Allenby also claimed bowling figures of 3/28 from 14.4 overs, featuring five maidens. Clarence’s Sam Rainbird also had good figures of 2/61 off 17 overs, whilst Dan Salpietro was also economical with the ball, helping take Clarence to a 67 run victory.