Round 3 produced a mixed bag of results for North Huon, with a win, a loss, and a draw for the three games.
A Grade kicked off at Ranelagh one Saturday, hosting Summerleas, and debuting Will Quarrier in his first A Grade game for the club.
After being sent in, terrible conditions throughout the day led to some difficult time when on the ground, and a substantial amount of time lost.
North ended up being bowled out for 130 in the last over, Kyle Paul betting well in the middle order for 30, whilst Sam Roberts and Jackson Pastoor put on 33 fir the first wicket. Apart from that there was little to write home about, trying conditions making it difficult to score.
The runs were on the board, but the Eagles looked the goods at 2-99. Aiden Geeves was able to get the breakthrough, and from there put pressure on the Summerleas lineup with a further 3. Couples with 2 from debutant Quarrier, things could have gone either way at 8-127 when time ran out, the result ending in a very close draw.
Geeves was the pick of the bowlers with 4-17, and Quarrier finished with 2-8.
B Grade travelled to Lightwood Park to take on the Eagles, and a new opening combination of Will Austin and Braxtyn Pike saw the score push to 56 before Pike saw one go through onto middle. Jonny Thorpe joined Austin, and together put on a further 104 before Austin went for 75 in his first hit back in a while. Thorpe continued on with Jamie Mullins (a quick 41 rh), and then with Marcus Raine before finally being dismissed for a well compiled 53 in his best knock for the club, Some late hitting saw the total pushed to 3-301 from their 50 overs.
A good score on the board, but it proved to be tough to defend. plenty of boundaries were on offer, and made easier with the loss of Mullins in the field to a knee injury suffered when batting. Rain, wind and hail made conditions very tough to bowl in, and when the chance did come to hand, proved difficult to hold onto, The Summerleas captain held their innings together, only a run out seeing him dismissed, but North Huon couldnt hold on, the Eagles reaching 3-306 with 9 balls to go. Amazingly only 6 wickets to fall with over 600 runs scored in a great game in trying conditions.
C Grade was left to bring home the bacon, putting Kingston Crows in the griller in Sundays game. Bowling first, the Crows were bowled out for 158, with spin doing the damage – Blake Lovell snaring 4-42 and Braeden Page taking 2-26.
In reply, Blake Lovell led the run chase with 45, North Huon cruising past the total for the loss of 4 wickets to secure their second win of the year.
Next week sees A Grade travel up the road to Sandfly to go Bunyip hunting, B Grade home to Kettering, C1 travel to Woodbridge, and with a number of players scheduled to return, we are hopeful of C2 getting on the park and on the road to Kettering.