The 50 over comp kicked off on Saturday, with C2 having the bye.
A Grade were at home to a new look Margate side. After winning the toss and batting, North Huon waded through to the centre of the oval like the Children of the Corn.
The forestation proved to be difficult to penetrate, and when the aerial route was chosen, invariably found a fielder.
Braden Page and Kieren Wright pushed the score to 76, which was thought to be a half reasonable total given the verdant fecundity.
A rain shower flattened out the ground somewhat, and increased the slipperiness, the result being a number of edges and miss hits were sent skidding through the infield, bringing the total within striking distance.
Jacob Stanway had other ideas, and set about going through the middle order like a hot indian curry, take 5 quick wickets for 20 runs. Bev Roberts took another 2, and a run out had them in the game, but the total was not quite enough to defend, Margate passing it with 2 wickets to go.
B Grade had the reverse game, travelling up the road to Margate. With zimmer frames in tow, a number of elder statesmen were paid with some of the youth brigade to fly the flag.
After winning the toss and batting, young gun Jackson Pastoor show some clean heels and cleaner hitting to knock up a rapid fire 69. His dismissal led to a steady stream of outs, with only veteran Scott Stevenson contributing significantly, scoring 27*. C G
Jamie Mullins and Aiden Geeves opened the bowling, with the younger Geeves starting proceedings with 2 wickets in his first over.
Margate had not answer for the bowling line up presented, being bundled out for 96. Geeves finished with 3 and a run out, Mullins 3 and Blake Lovell 2.
Sunday C Grade couldn’t get the job done either, only managing 56 chasing 190 form Kettering. A late ring in Dean Harriss was the only batsman to get double figures with 24, Tim Thorpe took 4 wickets with the ball.
A Grade will host Huonville in the T20 on Wednesday night from 5pm, and then travel to Huonville onSaturday of the 50 over clash. B Grade have the return game at Ranelagh, C1 Grade travel to Woodbridge on Sunday, whilst C2 Grade host Slab Road at Ranelagh.
This week will see our resources stretched, so if you are able to assist with a run over the weekend, please contact the club, or pop in Thursday night to say Gday.
A reminder Under 13s and Under 15s training is on Monday nights from 4:30pm, Milo Cricket kicks off Thursday night at 5pm, and T20 Blast commences this Sunday at 9am at Huonville.