The under 13s recorded their second win of the season tonight, defeating Southern Tigers by 46 runs.
Scotty Blackett and Cheezels Bell were the pick of the bowlers with 2 wickets each, whilst Scotty Blackett (28) Anthony Harrison (19*) and Mitch Kile (17) were the best of the batters.
The young side is really starting to click together, and full credit to both the boys themselves, and those that are helping out with their development.
The under 15s defeated Southern Tigers on Friday night, in a great team effort from all involved.
Again, this group is really starting to play well together, and all the bowlers contributed well in keep the Tigers to 9-155 from their 30 overs.
In reply, steady runs kept the game in sight, however the Tigers stuck to their guns and were making it difficult. Will Quarrier and Jayden Richards both retired with 32 and 29 respectively.
Lucas Sullivan and Jackson Geeves were able to hold their nerve at the end of the innings, pairing for a useful partnership, with Jackson able to hit a boundary off the second last ball to record the win.
A Grade hosted Kettering on Saturday, with the Club also hosting the Ladies Day. With a great turn out for both clubs, and the generous partnership with a number of businesses around the area, the Club was able to raise close to $1500 which will go to the McGrath Foundation.
Many thanks must go to those businesses, and to Denise and Mel for arranging the day, and also to the Kettering Cricket Club for supporting the venture.
To the game, and Kettering batting first were bowled out for 192. Aiden Geeves and Josh Stevenson both took 3 wickets to be the best of the bowlers, whilst Bevan Roberts and Jacob Stanway both took 2.
In reply, the early loss of in form Sam Roberts saw a 101 run stand follow between Brad Pitt and Kyle Paul. With Paul’s dismissal came a heavy shower, which threatened to dampen proceedings for the Warriors, but after a delay Pitt and Stevenson were able to peel off the remaining 70 runs needed without loss, before the weather closed back in.
Pitt continued his great form against Kettering, finishing 116 not out, with Paul out for 40.
B Grade travelled up the road to Kingston, and a bright start was washed away in the second session with the visiting side losing 6 wickets in quick time to prevent a decent total being posted, North Huon eventually bowled out for 102.
In replay, the bowlers toiled hard, and despite getting 5 wickets in the shed, the total was always going to be too small, and they duly surrendered the points.
The 2 C Grade sides played each other in the derby at Ranelagh on Sunday, with the C1 side coming away victors in a pretty good encounter,
Batting first, C1 put on 7-231 from their 50 overs, with the stand out batsmen being Will Quarrier with 58. He put on a great 140 runs stand with uncle Dean Harriss, and showed some great views of promise to come.
Connor Bryant also chipped in with 37 at the top of the order, whilst for C2 you couldn’t look past Dylan Geeves, who bowled superbly to take his best figures to date with 5-40. HE was well supported by all the bowlers, in particular Baden-Jack Armstrong and Jackson Geeves.
In reply, the more experienced members of the C2 side got stats to give substance to the innings, with 25 to Peter Pitt, 37 to Troy Page and 23 to Troy Geeves, but none of them were able to kick on, and C2 were bowled out for 142.
For the C1 side, Quarrier and Jonny Thorpe in particularly bowled well, but most of the damage was done by David Bourne, who took 4-31 from a great 10 over spell.