NORTH HUON WARRIORS CAT 1 YELLOW
North Huon Yellow travelled to Glen Huon on a (finally) warm Monday evening to take on Kingborough Gold.
Captain for the night Max Kull won the bat toss and elected to bat.
Jack Batchelor and Joey Cartridge opened the innings against the Kingborough Gold bowlers, in what would prove an evenly matched contest.
Both batsmen were able to negotiate through without losing a wicket, Jack finishing with 7 and Joey 13.
Zach Darke and Lucas Raine both scored 11, and Alex Leaman batted solidly for 13, while Sam Clark had his best looking knock for the year, with 10.
Max, coming in last, proved the pick of the batters though, top scoring with 18, the side compiling 83 off the bat, for the loss of just two wickets.
Max captured two wickets in an over after a solid start by the opposition, and Lucas bowled a ripping leg break to take another.
Sam claimed another, and Max a third, to see the game evenly poised.
Heading into the last over, with the ball in Zach’s hand, Gold were ahead of North Huon’s total.
A wicket meant four bonus runs to North Huon to put them just in front, and another on the final ball saw a win sealed in a great contest between the two sides.
A well deserved Best on ground went to Max with his 18 runs and bowling figures of 3-8.
NORTH HUON WARRIORS CAT 1 BLACK
North Huon Black captain AJ Terry won the bat toss and sent the undefeated Kingborough White team
in to bat at Kingston Beach Oval on Monday night.
Lewis was a late withdrawal due to injury, and Xavier retired with illness before bowling his first over, leaving the team with just six players for the evening.
The Warriors bowled tightly despite the gusty and changeable wind, but struggled to dismiss their determined opponents.
Oscar Bourne (1-7) and AJ Terry (1-13) were the wicket takers, while Jack Stevenson was miserly with 0-9 off his four overs.
Kingborough finished with what looked like a gettable target of 2-75.
Hugh Murray and Jethro Penney opened the batting and Hugh hit three boundaries on his way to 20 runs.
Wickets were falling regularly, but Jethro, Cooper Lorkin
and Jack combined for another 29 runs, leaving the game in the balance for the last batting pair.
Oscar (27) and AJ (25) cruised past the Kingborough total
taking the Warriors score to 10-101.
It was a very close match, but ultimately wickets were the difference, with Kingborough winning 115 to 109.
Next week the team hosts Margate at Glen Huon.