Kingborough vs SHSB
Kingborough hosted SHSB at the Twin Oval to kick off Round 4 of the Twenty20 Comp. Kingborough won the toss and sent the sharks in to bat and it proved to be the correct decision with the Knights keeping the sharks to a poultry total of 4/90 at the completion of the 20 overs. Trent Keep claimed 3 for 17 off his 4 overs to be the pick of the bowlers, Tom Martyn also was miserly with 1 for 19 off his allotted overs. Hamish Kingston top scored for the sharks with 42 off 44. Kingborough had little trouble reeling in the total with the loss of 1 wicket in the 15th over. Opener Mitchell Backhouse top scored with a run a ball 45 not out to guide the Knights home.
Lindisfarne vs New Town
Lindisfarne and New Town had tight tussell in their game at Lindisfarne Oval. The bucks won the toss and elected to bat, with youngster Mitch Owen continuing his good form from before Christmas with 54 from 36 balls to get the bucks to 8 for 123. Anthony Marr was the pick of the Farne’s bowlers with 3 for 16 off 3 overs. Lindisfarne looked in trouble, with the top 3 batters all falling for single figure scores. Jarrod Freeman 41 from 38 and youngster Tom McGann 37 not out off 33 balls had a vital partnership which proved the difference with Lindisfarne chasing the total with 5 balls to spare with 7 wickets down.
North Hobart vs University
North Hobart hosted University with the home team cruising to an emphatic 9 wicket win. University batted first and could only manage 8 for 114 off their 20 overs. Ben Fraser, Riley May and Nick Davis all picked up 2 wickets. Jake Doran 55 not out off 47 and Nick Davis 46 off 28 made light work of the total with North Hobart securing the win in the 13th over 1 wicket down.
Greater Northern Raiders vs Clarence
Greater Northern hosted Clarence at UTAS stadium hoping to cause an upset. Clarence won the toss and batted first, scoring 8 for 141 with captain Harry Allanby scoring 63 off 46. Greater Northern’s seamer Sam O’Mahony bowled well to return figures of 3 for 25 off 4 overs. Greater Northern fell 38 runs short of victory with Jake Williams finishing 59 not out off 60 balls with the raiders finishing 8 for 104.
Kingborough vs Uni
Kingborough hosted University at the Twin Ovals with the Knights winning the toss and sending the Lions into bat. Sam Truloff 77 not out off 57 deliveries and Nuwan Kavinda 53 off 32 lifted the Lions to a very competitive 3 for 165 with Kingborough’s Tom Martyn proving difficult to get away with figures of 1 for 9 off 4 overs. Kingborough never looked in trouble during the chase with Jason Shelton’s 90 off 58 to lift the Knights to their second victory for the weekend in the 18th over with the loss of 2 wickets.
SHSB vs Lindisfarne
Lindisfarne recorded their second win of the weekend with a 5 wicket victory over SHSB at Queenborough. Sharks batter Caleb Oakes top scored with 32 off 33 along with other small contributions across the board to get the sharks to 8 for 121. Keegan Oates was the chief destroyer with 3 for 15 off 3 overs. Jarrod Freeman then ensured that the Farne made a double win for the weekend finishing 41 not out off 36 ball to guide his team home.
Greater Northern Raiders vs Glenorchy
The raiders hosted Glenorchy at UTAS stadium with Greater Northern batting first and getting to 6 for 110 with Jake Williams 43 off 46 top scoring for the hosts. Hurricane David Moody was the best of the away side’s bowlers with 2 for 19 off 4. Glenorchy made light work of the total with openers Manpreet Mahla 44 off 31 and Charles Eastoe 45 not out off 34 getting the job done in the 12th over with the loss of just 1 wicket.
Clarence and Lindisfarne sit on top of the T20 ladder on 8 points apiece with Kingborough closely following. Glenorchy, University and North Hobart are all on 4 points with some big wins needed in the last couple rounds of T20s if they are to push for finals.