ROUND FIVE WRAP UP!!!
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Each week All Treats Pizza at Covehill Fair will be awarding a Pizza Voucher to the player of the ‘Featured Match’ this includes 2 Large Pizza’s, Garlic Bread and a 1.25 litre drink.
They will also be awarding the same voucher to a player adjudged the Player of the Round throughout all Grades.
Thank you to Maria and Mark, and all the team at All Treats for your generosity towards Burra’s Weekly wrap’s.
(Kooka who???) hahahaha!!!
Sorell won the toss in the 'Featured Match' this week against New Norfolk and had no hesitation in batting first at Tynwald Park, although this was as good as it would get for the Eagles.
Captain Sam Perkins was dismissed in the 1st over for a Duck, and after a little partnership between Jack Gregson and Lloyd Batchelor of 30 runs the flood gates opened for the Red Caps bowlers.
The Eagles lost 9/44 which included two comical Run Outs that had to be seen to be believed, you would be forgiven for thinking that ‘The Three Stooges’ were putting on a Comedy Show.
Jason Rigby (2/29 off 10), Josh Rowlands (2/21 off 9) and Seb Wishart (2/4 off 8 over’s) had the Sorell batsmen in disbelief as they strangled them into submission and to a point of Men versus Boys.
If being bowled out for 76 wasn’t bad enough to dent the confidence, well, what happened next was total humiliation.
Jordan Willoughby and Aaron Drew set about chasing bonus points and after the first over from Todd Rusher went for not too many runs, it may have been clear to those in attendance that the Red Caps were content to get to the target within 25 over’s with little risk.
Well, this was about to change, almost 50 runs were taken off the next three over’s as both openers went berserk with Willoughby the main instigator and taking the majority of the strike.
Mark Bradley came on in the 5th over and it paid immediate dividends as he bowled Drew and his over only conceded 2 runs. The next over, which turned out to be the last over was bowled by North Hobart all-rounder Elliot Batchelor. The Red Caps required 21 runs for victory and Willoughby was determined to take the Pi55 and rub some more salt into the Eagles wounds. Within this over there were 2 reverse sweeps played that were dispatched to the boundary with ease, with one clearing the fence near the change rooms to the rapturous cheers of the Red Caps faithful. To give Batchelor a chance, Willoughby even faced up right handed, although Batchelor bowled the ball extremely short that it was seen to have been bowled into his own feet as the ball bounced at least 10 metres in the air as it passed Willoughby. Willoughby ended his innings unbeaten on 54 off 15 balls (four Boundaries & 6 sixes) as New Norfolk chased down the Eagles total of 76 inside 6 over’s.
Seb Wishart takes out this week’s ‘All Treats’ player of the ‘Featured Match’ for his 2/4 off 8 over’s.
Meanwhile at Geilston Bay Montagu put up what was thought to be a competitive score against Rokeby as they were bowled out in the 50th over for 194. Mirza Ahmed led the way with a fighting 48 for the Sharks, whilst Damien Bosworth picked up 3/49 off 10 over’s for the Rebels. Justin Wright 115 not out (13 Boundaries & five Sixes) was at his devastating best as he led the charge, along with Rodney Callinan 64 not out (8 Boundaries & 3 Sixes) as they mowed down the target in the 23rd over for the loss of no wickets.
The warning sirens must be at a near deafening roar for Old Beach as they suffered their 4th defeat in a row, this time at the hands of last year’s Premiers, St Annes.
Old Beach won the toss and batted first, they were bowled out on the last ball of the 50th over for 169. Five batsmen got starts in reaching the 20’s, yet they could not go on with it, again,
David Kamaric, Zaheer Hussain and Daniel Gittus both picked up 2 wickets apiece, while Nathan Mallinson picked up 3 wickets.
Mubashar Ahmed (72 (10 Boundaries) and Kamaric 67 not out (8 Boundaries) led St Annes to a comfortable victory as they passed the Old Beach score in the 38th over for the loss of 2 wickets.
Wellington won the toss and had no hesitation in sending Claremont into bat, Rick Martin (74, 9 Boundaries & 3 Sixes) continued his great all round start to the season and along with Simon Ladic (63 not out, 7 Boundaries) Claremont amassed 233 for the loss of 6 wickets off their 50 over’s. The Human Highlight reel, Ashley Burgess was the pick of the Warriors with the ball taking 3/37.
Wellington again lost 2 early wickets before Captain Nathan Muir (64) and Nathan Webb came together to rebuild the innings. At one point Wellington had slumped to 5/109 and had opened the door for the Magpies to strike, Isaac Manson (52) showed his class again as his composure got the Warriors over the line for the loss of 7 wickets. Matt Carr was the pick of the Magpies bowlers claiming 2/36 off 10 over’s.
Special Mention this week goes to Claremont Stalwart Scott Purcell who batted for 3 and a half hours in a 5th grade game on Sunday. Purcell opened the batting and carried his bat as he scored 116 not out (16 Boundaries) to guide the magpies to victory. Purcell was last seen carrying a Defibrillator and a Packet of Samboys, it is assumed that Purse will not be at work for the coming days as he recovers from a near death experience.
Further ROUND HIGHLIGHTS:
Justin Wright – 1st Grade (Rokeby) – 115* off 69 balls Jamie Adams – 2nd Grade (Molesworth) – 105* off 73 balls Luke Laycock – 3rd Grade (Wellington) – 138* David Brazendale – 3rd Grade (Wellington) – 109 Aron Cherry– 3rd Grade (Marquis) – 5/39 Matthew Robertson – 4th Grade (St Virgils) – 100* Travis Phillips – 5th Grade (Montagu Bay) – 119 Ben Sinnitt – 7th Grade (Campania) – 5/8 Mitch McPherson – 7th Grade (Derwent) – 120 Andrew Taylor – 7th Grade (Old Beach) – 5/40
Player of the Round has been awarded to Justin Wright for his 115 not out against Montagu Bay in 1st Grade.
Ps: Kooka will be reluctantly back next week,
Until next time