A Grade put in an inspired performance in the field to nearly steal a win from Slab Road on the weekend.
Josh Stevenson and Jacob Stanway put together a great partnership after the side had slumped to 6-51. 50 to Stanway and 39 to Stevenson was enough to see the overs batted out for 9-154, but a light on total.
Bevan Roberts took 3 wickets in short time after an initial partnership, and the side kept plugging away with regular wickets, and at 9-151 had a real chance of snatching a win.
It wasnt to be though, and leaves the equation for next week easy – beat the Crows and play finals, or lose and bow out. The match will be at Ranelagh, so if you have the chance pop in and help support the lads over the line.
B Grade won another tough game, taking on Southern Tigers at Glen Huon.
Will Quarrier, Dylan Geeves and Luke Stocks all bowled well to dismiss the Tigers for 150, thought the highlights were an absolute blinding catch in slips from Brad Crowe, and a really good catch and run out from late call up Broughton Chapman.
In reply, North Huon were in all sorts of bother at 5-35, before Andrew Crowe teamed up with Jaxon Thorpe to put on 75 before Jaxon was dismissed for 34. Crowe with 54* was able to see the total passed without further loss and record a win for the home side.
C1 travelled to Kingston to take on the Eagles, and were sent in by the home side.
A good start by Will Austin (24) and Taylor Campisi (27) saw the score get to 57 before Austin was dismissed, with Campisi following not long after. Braden Page registered 58, before dad Troy batted through the rest of the innings to score 65 not out, and the side post a total of 234.
In reply, a steady stream of wickets from most bowlers used saw the Eagles bowled out for 158. Brenton Allie with 3 was the pick of the bowlers, with 7 different bowlers sharing the wickets between them.
C2 recorded their first win for the year, overcoming Snug in a well played match. With a couple of late withdrawals, 11 year olds Lucas Sullivan and Brady Harriss stepped up to fill in. Massive shout out the the Snug side on how they approached the game with the younger players in our side – they managed it really well.
Peter Pitt and David Bourne set up the North Huon innings with a big 126 run partnership for the second wicket, Pitt finishing with 51, and Bourne on 84. Lucas Sullivan only scored 1 with the bat, but Brady was able to finish with 6 not out with a team total of 7-215.
Remy Dodd got an early breakthrough for North Huon, but the introduction of Lucas Sullivan saw the wickets start to fall and the run rate build. Sullivan took 2 wickets, and was followed up by Brady taking his first senior wicket as well.
With the innings approaching a close, Lucas was brought back into the attack, and took 3 of the remaining wickets to take the remarkable figures for 5-24 from 7 overs in a superb performance – Snug bowled out for 188.
Next week sees the last roster games before finals, with A Grade hosting Kingston Crows at Ranelagh in a match to keep their season alive, B Grade travel to Margate, C1 are at Ranelagh against Blackmans Bay, whilst C2 finish their season with a trip to Margate.