Santa came early for the youthful C2 Grade side, as they returned their first win for the year over Snug on Sunday.
Batting first, the side was in trouble at 7-67, but Will Quarrier and Codie Rawnsley opened up their stockings early, and combined for an 81 run stand.Will was dismissed eventually for 40, whilst Codie continued on to the end of the innings, finishing on 42 not out from the team total of 163. James Oates contributed 20 at the top of the order.
In reply, North Huon were able to take a steady stream of wickets, as well as keeping the run rate down. Thomas Lovell, Will Warrior and Blake Lovell all took 2 wickets each, and Jonny Thorpe plucked 3 from the air, to see Snug dismissed for 119.
The Under 15 side could not make it 3 in a row, going dow =n to the Southern Tigers on Friday night.
North Huon were able to post 7-102, Will Quarrier with 23 not out the mainstay of the innings, while Jonny Thorpe scored 19.
The Tigers proved too strong in reply, cruising past the total for the loss of only 1 wicket.
A Grade came up against Blackmans Bay a in a top of the table clash, and never really got into the game. The Bay built good partnerships, despite Bell, Harriss and Stevenson each taking 2 wickets.
In reply, North Huon lost a couple of early wickets, but Josh Woolley and Adam Crowe resolutely set out about the runs chase of 252.
The loss of these two saw a clump of wickets fell, which really saw the Warriors on the back foot. Bevan Roberts with 41 tried to bring things back, but the game was too far gone, and North Huon were dismissed for 171.
B Grade also found themselves chasing a 250+ total in the home game against Blackmans Bay at Glen Huon. Aiden Geeves, Marcus Jackson, and Jacob Stanway all took 2 wickets on the bowling front.
In reply, Collins x 2 in David and Will again both scored half centuries, but again couldn’t kick on for the big score that was required.
Marcus Jackson (29) and Tory Page (27) both kicked in, but ultimately the side fell 45 runs short.
The final game was C1 Grade, who travelled to Franklin to take on the Southern Tigers.
Andy Crowe, Ned Worledge and Tim Thorpe all got 30s out of the total of 148, but again the side didn’t have that 1 batsman to kick on.
The bowlers fought back hard, particularly through early wickets from Jake Phillips.
Tim Thorpe took 4 through the middle order, but the side couldn’t quite finish the job, having their total passed 9 wickets down.
This Thursday (Dec 15) will see the Christmas Party held at the Ranelagh Clubrooms from 6pm. All Milo cricketers, T20 Blast Participants, Underage players, and players are more than welcome to come along.
This Saturday sees the commencement of the last round of roster games prior to the Christmas break, with some big games for the club.
The Milo cricketers will hold their final session at the Glen Huon ground this Sunday, which will be followed by a BBQ and presentation.