Round 5 Wrap Up

Round 5 Wrap Up

Saturday saw A Grade host Snug at Glen Huon, and the thunder gods of the Upper Huon Valley decided to crueally dump a huge amount of water on the North Huon batsmen just as they were finding some form, resulting in a wash out.

After a pre game meeting at the Ranelagh General Store, North Huon found themselves bowling first. Captain Josh Stevenson took the new ball, and command, and 5fa, running through the Snug top order to leave them reeling at 6-28. Supported by Kieren Wright and Jacob Stanway (2 wickets each), Snug dismissed for 118 inside 35 overs.

North Huon openers Sam Roberts and Kyle Paul weathered the early storm, and were looking great with the score at 0-32 from 14 overs, before the floodgates opened and the new Glen Huon pool was form.

A tough break with the result, but good signs from the group.

B Grade travelled to Snug, and after duly losing the toss in moist conditions, were able to bowl Snug out for 80, with all bowlers bowling well in the tough conditions.

Joe Roberts and Jackson Pastoor steadily started the run chase, but the rumbling sounds from the hills and the weather radar prompted a quick acceleration of the run chase, and North Huon were able to close out the game 2 down before the rain affected proceedings, giving a win to club stalwart Scott Stevenson in his 300th club game.

Sunday saw C1 Grade take on Slab Road at Glen Huon, with a couple of older veterans returning this week in Scott Coad, Jason Nichols and Mitch Sullivan.

Slab won the toss and batted, and scooted away to 78 without loss despite the best efforts of Coad chasing 3 more wickets for 500. Nichols will also have to wait another week to get number 200 in the book.

The introduction of spin turned the game around, with brothers in arms Zac Duggan and Blake Lovell proving barely playable, and took 4 wickets each, Duggan taking 4-11 and Lovell 4-23. Tim Phillips took the final pole to see Slab dismissed for 121.

A Couple of early wickets threatened to dampen the parade more than the weather, but Duggan with 48* made sure that the total would be passed, giving North Huon 4 points with 5 wickets in hand.

C2 Grade ventured down to Castle Forbes Bay, with some venturing further afield than others.

Will Quarrier was outstanding with the new ball, and Brock Elliston took 2 wickets in his first game back. Henry McGuire returned from the wilderness to take a wicket, and Dylan Geeves chipped in with another, but the Tiers were able to post an imposing 6-240.

McGuire opened the batting with Peter Pitt, but departed for 10. Another returning player in Sam Yaxley strode to the crease, with his first scoring shot sailing over the boundary to set the tone.

Yaxley and Pitt shared in a 108 run partnership, with Yaxley being the prime scorer with 84*, before the buckets came down again, and forced a sharing of the points with the Warriors right in the game at 1-149 from 35 overs, Pitt on 43*