Ginninderra 285 (J Misic 103, L Ryan 46, C Suidgeest 31, M Delaney 30, B Mitchell 4/97) vs ANU

The extreme temperatures for the start of Round 11 meant that First Grade started 90 minutes earlier than normal to minimize play during the hottest part of the afternoon. Ginninderra won the toss at ANU North Oval and had no hesitation in batting. Thanks to a maiden First Grade hundred by Jordie Misic, the Tigers put up a patient score of 285, bowled up just before stumps. Misic compiled 103 off 234 balls in a superb display of patience and concentration in the conditions. He received good early support from Luke Ryan, who made 46 at the top of the order. Left-arm off-spinner Ben Mitchell sent down a marathon 38.3 overs to take a well deserved 4/97.

North Canberra-Gungahlin 110 (L Trevaskis 43, T Engelbrecht 3/20, J Corbett 3/22) vs Western District-UC 207 (J Cooke 56, E Bartlett 38, L Trevaskis 3/72)

Western District-UC Captain Matt Condon gambled and sent Norths into bat at Jamison Oval and it was to pay dividends. Early wickets to Josh Corbett and Ehsan Nawaz, who captured the prized wicket of fellow Hong Kong International, Babar Hayat, for a first ball duck, rocked the Norths top order. Only a determined 43 from 122 balls from English recruit Liam Trevaskis averted complete disaster. Tom Englebrecht captured the best figures with 3/20 off 18 accurate overs of leg-spin. Corbett also took 3/22. Wests promoted Ethan Bartlett to the opening position and immediately sought about scoring quick runs. Bartlett thrashed 38 off just 19 balls then Joe Cooke made a brisk 56 off just 54 balls to overhaul the target for the loss of just 3 wickets. Wests continued their aggressive approach to be out on the stroke of stumps for 207 off just 36 overs. Trevaskis completed a good day by capturing 3 wickets. Norths will resume day 2 with a first innings deficit of 97 runs.

Tuggeranong 8/407 (M Barrington 87, A Khan 64, A Sharma 51, M Rogers 46, S Devoy 46, C Carter 37, J Allen 3/60) vs Weston Creek Molonglo

Tuggeranong won an all-important toss at Stirling Oval and proceeded to compile a huge total at the expense of Weston Creek Molonglo. Led by Michael Barrington (87) and a run-a-ball 51 from Amit Sharma at the top of the order, Tuggeranong piled on the runs through helpful contributions from the middle order. Hong Kong duo, Aizaz Khan (64 from 65 balls) and Chris Carter 37 were prominent as were Matt Rogers and Shane Devoy who both made 46. Seventeen year-old leg-spinner, Jay Allen bowled extremely well in the circumstances, taking 3/60 off 15 overs.

Queanbeyan 116 (G Gillespie 44, T van Luin 39, H Page 5/24) vs Eastlake 9/181 (A Glover 84no, T van Luin 4/37, J Allen 3/31)

Queanbeyan travelled to Kingston Oval and the last thing they would have expected after winning the toss was to be was 7/25. Only a 66-run 8th wicket partnership between Tyler van Luin (39) and Guy Gillespie (44) allowed them to limp to a total of 116. Opening bowler Hayden Page was the destroyer with 5/24. In reply, Eastlake lost 3 wickets with the score on 34 and was then in further trouble at 5/67. Number 5 Andrew Glover rescued proceedings with a sparkling 84no off on 115 balls to take the Demons to 9/181 at stumps. Van Luin completed a good all-round day with 4/37 and very promising 15 year-old leg spinner Jack Allen took 3/31.

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Women’s Cricket

Lynne O’Meara Premiership Cup – Round 1

Two centuries highlight the start of the 40-over competition.

Tuggeranong 7/303 (E Coper-Jones 75, V King 64, M Clark 50) defeated Ginninderra 69 (R Kidd 4/11)

Round 1 of the Lynne O’Meara 40-over competition commenced bright and early to avoid some of the extreme heat. Tuggeranong batted first against Ginninderra at Chisholm Oval. Victoria King (64) and 15 year old Elizabeth Coper-Jones (75) piled on 110 for the 1st wicket and Makayla Clark continued the momentum with a stylish 50. Megan Mayok chipped in with 26 to boost the Tuggeranong total to a whopping 7/303. Unfortunately, Ginninderra got off to a poor start and were never in the hunt to chase the total. They succumbed to excellent Tuggeranong bowling to be all out for 69. Rebecca Kidd took the bowling honors with 4/11 and Coper-Jones took 2/8.  

Western District-UC 4/269 (C Taylor 100, Z Cooke 87, A Hart 30) defeated North Canberra Gungahlin 4/217 (J Phillips 64, R Maher 56)

Wests set Norths an imposing chase by rattling up 4/269 at Jamison Oval. Amy Hart started the innings with 30 off only 26 balls then Cherie Taylor batted superbly to finish on 100no off only 115 balls, including 10 boundaries. Zoe Cooke provided great support with a typically hard hitting 87 off only 62 balls. For Norths to have any hope they needed a fast start and unfortunately they lost captain Adi Jones early for 18. However, Jess Phillips (64no) combined with Rebecca Maher (56) in a wonderful partnership that threatened to take them to victory. Eventually, the total proved to be out of reach although to finish on 4/217 was a meritorious effort for the Norths women.

Weston Creek Molonglo 208 (S Seckold-McIntyre 63, K Burrowes 33, J King 3/22) defeated by Eastlake 6/212 (A Jason-Jones 107no, E Edwards 48)

Eastlake sent in Weston Creek Molonglo to bat in another high scoring match at Stirling Oval. The Creek women jumped out of the blocks with a blazing 33 from 19 balls (including 3 sixes) from Kirsten Burrowes. Sarah Seckold-McIntyre belted 63 from only 48 balls (3 sixes) to lift the Creek to a very good total of 208. However, they were bowled out with 6 overs still remaining. Janet King took 3/22 for Eastlake. The chase from Eastlake began with young opener Elizabeth Edwards making a very mature 48 off 56 balls. It was when Amy Jason-Jones strode to the wicket at the fall of the 3rd wicket that the match swung dramatically in Eastlake’s favour. Jason-Jones plundered a scintillating 107no off only 47 balls. Her innings included an incredible 15 fours and 5 sixes. Eastlake then cruised to victory with more than 8 overs to spare.