Round 11 DAY 2 – McDonald’s ACT Premier Cricket

Queanbeyan 116 & 7/225 (D Solway 75, B Falkenberg 65, H Page 3/20) was defeated by vs Eastlake 9/181

Eastlake leapt to the top of the Douglas Cup with a convincing first innings victory over Queanbeyan. The Demons declared its first innings closed overnight with a lead of 65 over the Bluebags, in the search for early wickets in the second innings. However, Dean Solway (75) and Brad Falkenberg (65) combined for an 83-run partnership that put Queanbeyan out of danger of outright defeat. Again, it was Hayden Page, with 3/20, who was the standout bowler for the Demons.  With just 3 rounds to play, Eastlake are 2 points clear of Weston Creek Molonglo and Queanbeyan is 3rd on 14 points.

Ginninderra 285 defeated outright ANU 106 (N Groenewegen 33, J Willcox 6/34) & 115 (C Spink 32, C Suidgeest 3/31, N Ahmed 3/26)

Ginninderra secured a place in the top 4 with a thrilling outright victory over ANU, who are sitting last with only 2 points. With 285 on the board, the Tigers set about knocking over ANU thanks to a superb spell of swing bowling from Jak Willcox, who captured 6/34. Only 17-year-old Nick Groenewegen showed much resistance with 33. Sent into bat again, ANU fared little better, collapsing from 0/45 to be all out for 115. Comets speedster, Cameron Suidgeest took 3/31 and Hong Kong spinner, Nadeem Ahmed took 3/26. Openers, Corey Spink made 32 and Brynley Richards made 26.

North Canberra-Gungahlin 110 was defeated by Western District-UC 207

Western District-UC had to settle for first innings points against North Canberra-Gungahlin, due to a wet wicket that was declared unplayable. The win lifted Wests off the bottom of the table to 7th place on 8 points and Norths are on 10 points in 6th place.

Tuggeranong 8/407 defeated Weston Creek Molonglo 82 (J Rogers 39, A Khan 6/36) & 3/182 (J Rogers 70no, M Bennett 49, J Myburgh 39)

Tuggeranong easily accounted for rivals Weston Creek Molonglo with a huge 325-run first innings win. The Vikings declared on their overnight score of 8/407 and immediately had Creek in trouble at 2/1. Despite a brief rear-guard action by skipper, John Rogers (39), Creek crumbled to be all out for 82 in only 21.4 overs. Hong Kong quick, Aizaz Khan was the destroyer, with 6/36. Tuggeranong immediately enforced the follow-on and Creek, despite losing Robbie Trickett early (retired hurt) responded much better with solid knocks from Josh Myburgh (39) and Mark Bennett (49). Rogers then continued his form with a commanding 70no from only 68 balls. Tuggeranong’s win has them knocking on the door of the top 4 with 10 points. Creek is in 2nd place on 18 points.


Women’s Cricket

Lynne O’Meara Premiership Cup – Round 2

Sally Moylan’s 134 powers Ginninderra to first victory.

Ginninderra defeated Weston Creek Molonglo

Ginninderra broke through for an historic maiden victory in the women’s competition. Led by former Meteor, Sally Moylan, who blasted a scintillating 134no, the Ginninderra ladies piled up 263. Moylan only came to the wicket with the fall of the 3rd wicket and combined with Mandy Powell (36) for a match-winning partnership. Creek’s bowlers toiled well despite the onslaught from Moylan. Opening bowler, Shelly-Louise Chattin took 3/29 off her 8 overs and Kirsten Burrowes snared 3/24, including a sensational hat-trick. In reply, Creek, weakened by an illness to Sarah Seckold-McIntyre, got off to great start with Burrowes scoring freely and taking the score to 2/91. When she was dismissed for 43 off only 48 balls, Chattin continued the momentum with a quick-fire 25 off only 19 balls. But the chase proved to be out of reach and Creek was eventually dismissed for 142. Best of the Ginninderra bowlers were Katherine Tye (3/11) and Mandy Powell (2/14).

Tuggeranong 7/184 (M Clark 70no, L Coper-Jones 28, M McGarry 2/14) defeated North Canberra Gungahlin 70 (A Jones 29no, M Clark 4/11, R Kidd 2/9)

Tuggeranong batted first at Chisholm Oval and compiled an imposing 7/184 which powered them to a 114-run win over Norths. Tuggeranong’s innings was highlighted by a wonderful 70no by Makayla Clark and 28 from youngster, Liz Coper-Jones. Madison McGarry (2/14) and Rebecca Maher (0/23 off 7 overs) were the best of the bowlers for Norths. The Eagles innings started disastrously losing Jess Phillips for 0 then the prized wicket of Maher for 2. Skipper, Adi Jones provided the only resistance, remaining 29no as the innings crumbled for only 70. Best of the Tuggeranong bowlers was Makayla Clark who capped off a player of the match performance with 4/11. Bek Kidd bowled well in support, taking 2/9.

Western District-UC 8/163 (C Russell 45, Z Cooke 27, E Hicks 2/16) defeated Eastlake 100 (A Clark 2/20, L McGann 2/20)

Western District-UC’s total of 8/163 proved too many for Eastlake, who could only manage 100 in reply. Wests were led by Claire Russell, who made 45 at the top of the order and Zoe Cooke, who blasted 27 off only 21 balls, with four boundaries. Ellie Hicks bowled extremely well for Eastlake, taking 2/16 off 7 overs and Sophie Jung conceded just 14 off 6 tight overs. Eastlake commenced their chase reasonably well, getting to 3/60, led by Janet King (19). However, a string of run-outs cost them dearly and their innings was halted at 100. Alisa Clark and Lauren McGann both captured 2/20 in a very even Wests attack.