Round 3 Wrap Up

Round 3 Wrap Up

Saturday saw inclement weather at Ranelagh, and A Grade taking on last years premiers Slab Road.

The rain held up the start until 12:30, and once play got underway it was Slab Road batting.

Kieren Wright got an early breakthrough, and Jacob Stanway got a second before rain again interrupted proceedings.

Upon resumption, the conditions prove to be too slippery, with the game being called with Slab at 2-64.

B Grade ventured further afield to Cygnet, and were greeted with dry roads and blue sky past Cradoc.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, the Warriors Jackson Pastoor continued his good form after the (very) early departure of Joe Roberts.

Pastoor found good support in Marcus Raine through the middle order, and Paul Jacques and Riley Anning contributed an invaluable 45 run stand towards the end of the innings to see North Huon post 216.

Aiden Geeves again provided a couple of early strikes, but Slab Road dug in for a solid partnership after that.

Riley Anning was able to get the breakthrough, and then the introduction of Paul Jacques saw the wickets start to fall, Jacques picking up 5-32 to see Slab Road bowled out for 170.

The local derby on Sunday saw the C1 side post 240 at Ranelagh, with Blake Lovell and Adrian Tatnell-Cowen both posting scores in the 30s. Baden-Jack Armstrong had a great set taking 4-29 from his 10 overs, and was well supported by Thomas Lovell with 2-38.

In reply, Tatnell-Cowen proved too good, running through the order with 6-26. However he did meet some resistance in Brad Crowe, and also Daniel Partridge, who both posted solid knocks before being dismissed.