Round 15 Wrap up.

Round 15 Wrap up.

The Under 15s played the Grand Final on Friday night, travelling down to Franklin to take on the Southern Tigers.

Batting first the lads were not able to get out of first gear, losing wickets regularly to post a total of just 59.

In reply, the Tigers were able to cruise home.

While not ultimately successful, the boys have had an outstanding season, and have improved immensely under Tony Watson, whose help cannot be underestimated.

To all those that have assisted throughout the year, thank you very much, with a special mention to Tony and Denise Watson, and Bec Thorpe.

A Grade travelled to Kingston Beach Oval with a chance to finish top 2.

In the unfamiliar position of batting first, Shane Fletcher and Brad Pitt got the side off to a solid start, helped along with a couple of grassed chances.

Fletcher, Pitt, Dean Harriss, and Adam Crowe all got starts, but didn’t really kick on to that big score. They did provide a great launchpad for the lower order however, but he lower middle order couldn’t get away, and were dismissed for 212 with 4 overs left.

the Kingston Crows got off to a flyer, but Marcus Raine and Dean Harriss were able to pull back the run rate and bring North Huon back into the game.

Braeden Page and Phil Bell then build on this, but at the end the side was just around 30 runs short, with the Crows passing the total with 4 overs left.

This leaves the side with a cut throat final at Cygnet this coming Saturday against Slab Road.

B Grade finished of the season on a high, defeating finals bound Kingston Crows easily in their best game for the year.

Batting first, David Collins led the way scoring 97 out of 5-261. Jamie Mullins also scored 54, with Jacob Stanway scoring 33.

With the ball, regular wickets saw the Crows dismissed for 90, with Luke Stocks 3-15 leading the way, and Jake Phillips taking 2-3.

With a finals berth sewn up, C1 Grade had great chance to have a good hit out at Glen Huon, and after being sent in, duly delivered, amassing 6-282 form their 50 overs.Jackson Pastoor, returning from injury, led the charge with Joe Roberts, putting on 147 in 26 overs before Pastoor was out for his highest score of 92. Joe got out in sympathy the same over, leaving 2 new batsmen at the crease.

3 more quick wickets fell, and then Taylor Campisi was dismissed for 25 with the score on 199 in the 35th over, leaving Codie Rawnsley and Thomas Lovell at the crease.

These two young guns remained undefeated at the end of 50 overs, putting on another 83 runs, with Rawnsley having his best hit out with 52*, while Lovell finished with 18*. A really good partnership from these 2, showing composure beyond their years.

In reply, steady partnerships and a steady run rate always kept Woodbridge in the game. Blake Lovell chipped away with 3 wickets to b the pick of the bowlers, and the equation got to a run a ball with 10 overs to go and 5 wickets in hand.

With 3 overs left, they needed 17, still with 5 wickets left. Pastoor had the ball for the 48th over, and started poorly, going 1, 1, 4, before capturing the key wicket of Cuff.

With 11 still required, Campisi restricted Woodbridge to 4 singles, before a run out off the final ball left 7 needed from the last over from Pastoor. Pastoor was able to hold is nerve, the last over only going for 1 run as well as another run out, to see victory by 4 runs to North Huon.

C2 Grade travelled to Margate for their past game of the year, and restricted them to 7-225. Again, the young brigade were the pick of the bowlers, with Will Warrior and Jonny Thorpe both capping of their great year with 3 wickets each.

The other ‘youngun’ in the side, Peter Pitt, opening the batting and providing a solid base for the team to bat around, batting through till the 8th wicket before being dismissed for 80. George Parremore chipped in with 20, but Pitt lacked any real support, with the side being dismissed for 163.

With the regular season over, focus now shifts to finals, with A Grade travelling to Cygnet on Saturday to take on Slab Road, whilst C1 Grade head down the road to take on Huonville, both in cut throat finals.