STANDOUT: Wynyard’s Darcey Brazendale took four wickets as the Blues defeated Riverside on Saturday. Picture: Phillip Biggs. A four wicket haul from Wynyard’s Darcey Brazendaleguided the Blues to an impressive win away from home in the Greater Northern Cupon Saturday.
Facing Riversidethe Blues were made to chase a big score of 253 but were able to claim the victory with four wickets to spare.
Brazendale finished the day with 4-36 from his eight overs to help keep the run chase within reach for the Blues.
Tom Garwood returned for Riverside and top scored with 82 runs but despite knocking a big score the Wynyard batting line-up was too strong.
Wynyard managed tochasedown the runs in 48.1 overs with ascore 6-255.
Bhodi Johnston top scored with 79 and Michael Hall made 48, with vice-captain Brodie Stokes finishing 40 not out and Kade Bellinger 20 not out.
OUT: Wynyard bowler Darcy Brazendale and wicket keeper Matthew Bowen celebrate Jack Hunt’s wicket. Picture: Phillip Biggs.
Devonport also got on the winners list dismissing Mowbray for 165 off 49.5 overs.
Miles Barnard led the way for the Orions with the bat notching 63 runs andrecruit Anish Paraam made 43 not out as the Orions reached 5-166.
Scott Mitchell pickedup figures of 3-27 off his 10 overs with Sam Fogg and Andre De Lange taking two wickets each.
Ulverstone were dominated in their match against South Launceston, going down by nine wickets.
Ulverstone made 157 off 44.4 overs after winning the toss withSam Perko top scoringon57 and James Smith made 43.
South made easy work of the run chase thanks to an excellent unbeaten 159-run partnership for the second wicket between captain Alec Smith (80 not out) and John Hayes (70 not out).
Sheffield also tasted defeat with an 111-run demise at the hands of Westbury on Saturday.The Mountaineers were made to chase250 for the win but were dismissed for139 off 42.3 overs.Denzil Devries was the best of the Mountaineers bowlers taking 3-31, off eight overs.
Latrobe also got on the winners list on Saturday.
The Demons weretoo strong for Launceston on Saturdaymaking 4-193 off 45.3 overs to record a six-wicket victory.
Callan Morse top scoredwith 57 ashis side chased down192 runs for the win.
Cricket action continued on Sunday with the Twenty20 Cup Gala Day held inDevonport and Wynyard.
At Wynyard it was the Blues up against Sheffield in the morning with the Blues too strong thanks to a solid effort from openers Shannon Bakes and Brodie Stokes.
Sheffield were all out for 143 after 17 overs with Curt Woolley top scoring on 47 and Aiden Marshall on 37 not out.
But Bakes(47)and Stokes (40) set the tone for the Blues as they only lost two wickets with Gregg Sharman (39 not out) and Harry Nichols (14 not out) securing the win.
The two remaining games at Wynyard were abandoned due to rain.
In Devonportthe Orions were too good forUlverstone in the morning making 4-118 and bowling through against the black caps who finished on 8-89 after 20 overs.
The Black Caps then took onLatrobe and went down in a thriller as the Demons knocked 3-140 after 20 overs.
The Black Caps got close to the total in theclosing overs but once Josh Walmsley (62) fell the runs dried up as they went down12 runs short of the win on 8-129.
The Demons then facedthe Orions with Devonport’sParaam knocking 77 off 57 balls. He hadsupport from Barnard (40) with the pair sharingan 114-runpartnership to guide the Orions to 3-148.Latrobe reached 3-97 after 20 overs to hand Devonport two wins from two on Sunday.
JUST SHORT: Wynyard’s Kade Bellinger was too slow to run out Riverside’s Nicholas Garwood on this occasion. Picture: Phillip Biggs.
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