The Under 15s kicked off their year by travelling to Franklin.
After being asked to bat, the young Warriors put in a great performance, led by skipper Blake Lovell with 41 retired. Henry McGuire hit up 28, while Jonny Thorpe, Codie Rawnsley and Will Quarrier all scored 14. A great first hit out total of 5-142 from their 30 overs.
In reply, North Huon bowled tightly, but couldn’t get the breakthroughs needed. Despite their best efforts, the Tigers were able to pass the total with an over to go.
A great start though for the lads – looking forward to big things this season.
A Grade travelled to Franklin for Round 3, to take on the Southern Tigers. After the normal toss loss, the opening combination of Josh Stevenson and Bevan Roberts again did the hard work with the new ball, taking 5 wickets between them to have the Tigers 5-27. Phill Bell followed with another 2, and the bowlers had them reeling at 7-37.
A partnership between Barry and Cowen formed, and put on 90 runs before Marcus Raine broke through, and after that the innings finished quickly on 135.
In reply the Warriors lost a wicket early, but Josh Woolley and Kyle Paul dug in to push the score past 54 before Paul departed. Woolley followed after, and a couple of quick dismissals left Braeden Page and Adam Crowe to cruise past the total with 5 wickets down.
B1, with a number of outs, took on Summerleas at Glen Huon. Only Jamie Mullins held his end together as North Huon was bundled out for 67, In reply, the Warriors could only take 4 wickets to go down heavily.
Sunday saw C1 take on Huonville at Glen Huon. despite their best efforts, Huonville were able to post a total of 240.This proved to be too much, the Warriors falling 100 runs short in the run chase.
The young C2 Warriors, with a couple of slightly less young players, travelled to Kettering. batting first the home side put on 236, James Oates taking 3-40, and Codie Rawnsley 2-36.
In reply, North Huon fought gamely to 157. Codie Rawnsley batted superbly to top score with 38, while Mick Thorpe contributed well with 33. IT wasn’t quite to be, going down by 79 runs.
Next week sees A Grade travel to Huonville, B1 Grade are at Glen Huon against Huonville, C1 Grade travel to Kingston Beach to take on the Crows, and C2 Grade are at home to Blackmans Bay. The Under 15s have their first home game on Friday night against Kettering.