North Huon’s A Grade side travelled to Blackmans Bay to take on ladders leaders the Sharks on Saturday.
With a couple of regulars away, a couple of different faces graced the team sheet.
Captain Stevenson won the toss and batted, but North last Sam Roberts early. Brad Pitt teamed with debutant Josh Chapman, and together put on a breezy 70 before Chapman left for 37.
Pitt went not too long after for 54, whilst Lachie Fraser and Adam Crowe both got starts but didnt go on with it.
Shane Fletcher batted well with the tail to record 38*, and help the Warriors post 8-226 from their 50 overs.
A solid opening partnership of 151 helped set up the game for Blackmans Bay, but when the breakthrough came from Will Quarrier, it helped to peg things back and give North a look in. Wickets in hand were always going to valuable, and despite the loss of 3 more wickets, the Sharks were able to cruise home with 4 overs to spare.
B Grade hosted Longley, and were batting first as well.
Jackson Pastoor returned to his good form at the top of the order, hitting his way to 54, and Sam Yaxley was able to add 60 in the middle order in his first game in a number of years. MItch Sullivan with 31* helped the home side to a total of 6-266 from their 50 overs.
Dylan Geeves got an early wicket, and the home side were able to keep the pressure on the Bunyips without really getting out of 2nd gear – a couple of run outs and doubles to Yaxley and Will Austin enough to see Longley bowled out for 199.
C1 Grade hosted Slab Road at Ranelagh – a couple of (extremely) late changes saw Glen Dodge come into the side, who then helped himself to the highest score with 31 to go with his 3 wickets for the day. Troy Page also took 3 and Sam Godfrey 2 in Slab’s total of 9-227. Unfortunately this proved too much for the home side, being bowled out for 166, Braeden Page also scoring 30.
C2 put in a much improved performance against the Southern Tigers. Also affected by a very late withdrawal, North were able to post 191 before being dismissed. Alex Muir with 48 and Remy Dodd with 45 helped at the top of the order, whilst James Oats with 23, and a great 21* from Baydon Armstrong were the highlights fo the batting.
Remy Dodd had a great double taking 3 wickets as well, and Broughton Chapman and Armstrong both took 2 wickets, but the side couldnt hold the Tigers, who passed the total with 3 wickets in hand.
Next weeks games see A Grade travel to Huonville, B Grade are at home against the same opponent, C1 Grade host Woodbridge at Ranelagh, whilst C2 Grade have the bye.