A Grade travelled up to Lightwood Park on Saturday, keen to work off their Christmas pudding in the first game of the new year.
Brad Pitt and Sam Roberts got the Warriors off to their best start of the year, racing along to 106 before Pitt was dismissed for 65. Kyle Paul fell soon after for 14, before another 117 run stand between Roberts and Josh Stevenson (47) really set the total up.
Roberts had batted solidly throughout, and was eventually run out, but not before he was able to register his maiden ton, scoring 104 out of the sides total of 7-315 in North Huon’s best hot out of the year so far.
A great achievement too for Sam, who has put a lot of hard work in too get to this result.
In reply, Kieren Wright took 4 early wickets to rip through the Summerleas top order, and with Aiden Geeves doing similar damage in the middle/lower order with 3 wickets, it was left to Kieren to return and claim the final wicket and complete his figures at 5-33, and see the Eagles bowled out inside 24 overs and North Huon record (finally) their first win for the season, with Geeves finishing with 3-10.
B Grade hosted the Eagles as well at Ranelagh, and with a number of regulars away saw the promotion of a couple of the C Grade players.
After being asked to bowl first, Tim Phillips and Luke Stocks did the job for skipper Scott Stevenson, taking 4 wickets each to see Summerleas rolled for 122, Phillips taking 4-27 and Stocks 4-18. a finger injury to regular Jamie Mullins marred the fielding, and the club would like to wish him the best in his recovery.
In reply, Mitch Sullivan opened the batting and posted a neat 50 before being dismissed, but did enough to ensure that the total was passed with ease, for the loss of only 4 wickets.
Sunday saw the C1 side not have to front due to the withdrawal of the opposition, so it was left to C2 Grade to fly the flag against Kettering at Ranelagh.
Cooper Sawdy top scored at the top of the order with 48, but lacked someone to build a partnership with. James Oates got a start with 23, and Will Quarrier again showed promise with 29, whilst Dylan Geeves played with best knock for the year with 24 not out at the end of the innings.
In reply, Kettering were able to pass the total for the loss of only 4 wickets, with most players getting a bowl in attempt to eek out a wicket. Tim Thorpe took 2, and singles went to Quarrier and Oates.
The Club will again be holding its past players and sponsors day on Sunday, January 21 at the Ranelagh Clubrooms form 12 noon.
This event, which has grown every year, is open to any former player or administrator of the Glen Huon, Ranelagh Grove, or North Huon Cricket Clubs and their affiliates.
We would love to top last years turnout, with A Grade taking on local rivals Southern Tigers from 10:30am.
Under 13 and 15 action returns this week as well.