North Hobart v Greater Northern
At the TCA Ground, Greater Northern won the toss against North Hobart and elected to bat first. North Hobart’s Tom Rogers claimed the first two wickets, to have Greater Northern at 2/17 after eight overs. Rogers finished with the best figures of 3/33 off 15 overs, featuring 5 maidens. Jake Williams was the best with the bat for Greater Northern, scoring 51 runs, whilst Sam Elliston-Buckley made 41. After 66 overs, Greater Northern were all out for 176 runs.
In reply, North Hobart had solid batting contributions across the board. Sam Lewis-Johnson brought up his first half century for the season, scoring an unbeaten 50 runs from 38 balls. Caleb Jewell continued his good form with the bat, notching up 75 runs, whilst Tom Rogers backed up an impressive performance with the ball, to score 62 runs. Jewell and Rogers combined to form a 113 run partnership, helping North Hobart to declare on 6/305, sending Greater Northern back into bat in search for an outright victory. North Hobart had Greater Northern at 8/98, but couldn’t achieve the outright, winning on first innings.
South Hobart Sandy Bay v Glenorchy
Coming off the bye the week before, South Hobart Sandy Bay defeated Glenorchy, moving them into fourth position. In the first innings, SHSB’s Simon Milenko and Kyle Wisniewski tore through Glenorchy’s batting line up. Milenko took 4/13 off 13 overs, whilst Wisniewski claimed 4/14 off 11 overs. The match saw SHSB’s Harry Nichols bring up his first half century for the season and Sean Willis bring up his eleventh first grade century. In the second innings for Glenorchy, Ryan Graham-Daft brought up his second half century in as many weeks, whilst Nathan Matthews brought up his first ton for the season.
Kingborough v University
Kingborough hosted University at Kingston Twin Ovals, which saw Uni win the toss and elect to bat first. Uni’s Chris Brown was dismissed early by Tom Martyn, but other opening batter Zac Phair was undeterred, notching up 77 runs before Martyn struck again. Martyn finished with figures of 3/73, whilst Gurinder Sandhu claimed 4/83. Half centuries from Nuwan Kavinda and Jak Gunson, with the addition of 48 runs from Jack Di Venuto allowed Uni to declare at a very competitive 9/310.
Early in the ninth over, Kingborough were 2/39, with Andrew Kealy claiming both wickets. Coming into bat at number six, Uni’s Gurinder Sandhu was a stand out with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 109 from 114 deliveries, featuring 14 boundaries. Tom Martyn contributed 41 runs whilst Trent Keep made 39. Uni’s 310 runs were not enough to secure them victory, with Kingborough winning by three wickets.