Round 2 for North Huon kicked off with the final T20 Round against Huonville on Wednesday evening.
Bevan Roberts And Jamie Mullins both took early wickets, before Braeden Page cut a swathe through the middle order, taking 5 wickets, including a hat trick, to see Huonville restricted to 9-108 from their 20 overs.
In reply, despite the smallish total, a steady stream of wickets, without an innings of substance made the total hard to chase down, and eventually saw North Huon dismissed with an over to go on 90.
Saturday saw A Grade travel down to Huonville to take them on in a 50 over game.
Batting first, the side got off to a much stronger start, despite 2 early wickets, with Sam Roberts and Josh Stevenson taking the score along to 2-87. From there another downhill spiral saw the next 8 wickets fall for just 32 runs, and a total posted of only 119.
Early breakthroughs were needed, but were not forthcoming, with Huonville cruising past the total with only 1 wicket down.
On a more sombre note, the club would like to wish a speedy recovery to former player Michael Parbs, who injured his knee during the game.
B Grade hosted Huonville, and won the toss and bowled first at Ranelagh.
Connor Robson, Paul Jacques and Aiden Geeves all picked up 2 wickets, whilst Tim Phillips collected 3 and helped to hold Huonville to 9-233.
In reply, North Huon again were reasonably comfortable at 3-120, but scoreboard pressure from overs left forced the hand on the incoming batters, with the increase of the run rate pushing the total out of reach, North Huon reaching 8-177 from their 50 overs.
Joe Roberts carried his bat through for 41 not out, whilst Scott Stevenson top scored with 54.
C1 Grade travelled down to Woodbridge, and were soon chasing an imposing total. Despite some great bowling from Baden Jack Armstrong and James Oates, North Huon were not able to get the breakthrough.
Woodbridge’s openers put on 255 before the first wicket fell, but the Warriors duly soldiered on, eventually looking at a total of 3-321.
Blake Lovell led the charge, opening the batting and top scoring with 69, but lacked any real support to see the big total chased down.
Jason Thorpe showed some pinch hitting at the end, to score 21 not out, with the Warriors batting through their overs to post 8-240, normally a great match winning score, but not this day.
With the number of players out this week, the club was forced to forfeit the C2 Grade side. We would hope that there will be a number of people returning next week, which will allow us to field this fourth side again.