Round 12 Red Hill v Flinders
Flinders journeyed to Red Hill where Flinders won the toss and batted. Both openers for Flinders got their side away to a good start before the first wicket fell with the score at 61. Another wicket fell and shortly before tea Flinders were 4/115. After tea wickets fell regularly due to good bowling by the Hillmen. Flinders were dismissed for 174.
Bowlers to do well – T Collett 2/17, B Martin 4/53, G Collett 3/39, A Mock 1/32.
In reply Red Hill are 0/20 off 7 overs with both openers looking good. Next week should be a good contest. Par score for the quick Red Hill ground was 200 plus.
Red Hill resumed at 0/20 chasing Flinders score of 174. Mock was the first to go, run out for 7. Merifield was the next batsman dismissed and the wickets fell regularly. With the score at 5/49 Red Hill were in big trouble. Dart and T Collett were both in and looking good, particularly Dart who was in behind the ball all the time. An undefeated partnership between Dart and T Collett of 139 took the score to 5/179, when stumps were drawn with Red Hill winners.
Batting for Red Hill – S Dart 85 no, T Collett 51 no.
A very good performance by Red Hill who were in trouble at tea but batted with discipline and confidence to win the game.
Round 11 Red Hill v Moorooduc
Red Hill journeyed to Moorooduc where Red Hill won the toss and batted. Mock and Merifield opened the batting, with Mock given out early caught behind. New player Brae Kelly then joined Merifield, together taking the score to 78 before Kelly was out. S. Dart then came to the crease and both Dart and Merifield were going along fine before Dart was out caught behind. A number of partnerships between the Red Hill batters continued and at the days end Red Hill were 7 /315 off 80 overs, an excellent score.
Batters to do well – B Martin (a welcome return to form) 88, M Merifield 83, B Shorthouse 23, R Hopgood a breezy 36 no, S Dart 22, G Collett 21.
With application next week, Red Hill should do well. The Moorooduc ground was fast and the weather hot.
Moorooduc started well, but when S Dart bowled one of the Moorooduc batsmen it started a snowball effect and at tea Moorooduv were 5 or 6 down for not many. After tea the tail wagged but Moorooduc were dismissed for 150.
Bowlers to do well – S Dart 3/24, J McCall 2/2m S Catchlove 2/21(including his 1st First XI wicket) L Toy 2/38.
A good win by the Hillmen.
Round 10 – Loss to Delacombe Park
Round 9 – Wash Out
Round 8 – Heat Out
Round 7 Red Hill v Main Ridge
Main Ridge made the short journey to Red Hill where Red Hill lost the toss and Main Ridge batted. Red Hill soon had Main Ridge in trouble with early wickets, with Main Ridge 4 down for not many. Red Hill were on top, with Main Ridge Captain Coach Nick Jewell at the crease who set about rectifying the situation which he did successfully. At the end of the days play Main Ridge were all out for 214, a par score on ‘the chip’.
Bowling – B Martin 4/47, S Dart & G Collett 2 wickets each, T Collett 1 wicket and a runout.
The ground fielding and catching from Red Hill was good, and a slow ground made scoring difficult.
Red Hill started with both Merifielf and Mock seeing the ball well. Mock was the first to go and with the score at 2/47 Red Hill needed a good partnership. However, Red Hill then lost quick wickets , falling to 7/81, then 9/94 leaving the run chase in trouble. A 42 run last wicket partnership for the last wicket gave some respectability to the score, with L Toy the last man out to leave the score at 136.
Batting M Merifield 37, R Hopgood 16, L TOy 23, J McCall 13no.
A very disappointing day for the Hillmen.
Round 5 Red Hill v Pines
Pines journeyed to Red Hill where Red Hill Captain S. Dart lost the toss, leaving Pines to bat. Pines got away to a slow but steady start losing their first wicket at 22. A stabilising partnership of 48 before the next wicket fell and this set the scene for the first day, with the game ebbing and flowing. With 4 overs to go, Pines were all out for 166.
Bowlers to go well for Red Hill-
T Collett 1/33, S Dart 1/18, J McCall 1/30, B Martin 3/45, G Collett 1/7, R Hewitt 1/10
Red Hill’s ground fielding was OK, catching fair. In reply Red Hill are 1/13 with Merifield back in the shed for a globe.
Red Hill resumed at 1/13 with Mock & Shaw the not out batsmen. Shaw was the first to go and then Dart, Martin and Hopgood leaving the score at 5/52 and Red Hill in big trouble. A 46 run partnership between T Collett & Mock took the score to 98 before T Collett was out. Shorthouse came and went before G Collett decided to chance his arm, with some big hitting until G Collett was out and then McCall bowled. This left Hewitt and Mock to try and reach the Pines score. Unfortunately R Hewitt was bowled & Red Hill were all out for 151 with Pines winning by 16 runs.
Batting for Red Hill- A Mock 65 n/o, R Shaw 20, T Collett 22, G Collett 17.
Round 3 Red Hill v Moorooduc
Red Hill won the toss and batted. Red Hill started OK, but Merifield was out for 8. Mock followed shortly and Red Hill were in a bit of trouble. A stabilising partnership of 34 between R Shaw and S Dart took the score to 60, before Shaw was out. A mini collapse then occurred and at 5/84 Red Hill were in trouble. A good partnership between T Collett and S Dart (partnership of 86), took the score to 170 and Red Hill finished at 8/194.
S Dart 69 off 81
T Collett 46 off 40
R Shaw 24 off 50
Bowling for Moorooduc
P Perez 2/22 off 8
R Cordeau 2/37 off 8
K Cremon 2/41 off 8
J Collison 2/56 off 8
Moorooduc’s batting started slowly, losing early wickets. A middle order collapse occurred, wickets falling regularly. Moorooduc finished all out for 106.
Bowlers to do well
T Collett 2/23 off 7.3 overs
J McCall 2/18 off 8
G Collett 1/26 off 8
R Hewitt 4/20 off 6 including an explosive middle order spell.
Round 2 Red Hill v Flinders @ Flinders.
Red Hill won the toss and batted. Red Hill started poorly with two wickets down for 14. A stabilising partnership between Merifield and Dart took the score to 63 before Merifield was out caught on the fence. Martin was then adjudged run out for 0. Hopgood and Dart took the score to 96 before Hopgood was out.
At the end of 40 overs, Red Hill was 6/188.
Batters to do well –
Dart 73 n.o.
T Collett 36
B Shorthouse 18 n.o.
Flinders Bowling M Burns 2/21, D Field 1/33, N Barfuss 2/47.
Flinders started their chase well losing their first wicket at 23, and their 2nd at 70. With wickets falling regularly Flinders at the end of 40 overs were 8/171, Red Hill winning by 17 runs.
Bowlers to do well
T Collett 1/20
G Collett 2/39
A Mock 1/36
J McCall 2/26
Batters to do well for Flinders – Mail 41, Hogan-Keogh 48.
A very competitive game by both sides played in good spirit. Red Hill’s ground fielding and catching was fair.
Round 1 vs Somerville @ Red Hill
Somerville won the toss and batted.
The new boys were in the action early with an early wicket to T. Collett, caught by B. Shorthouse giving Ben his first catch at Red Hill and Tom his first wicket. For Somerville J. Herrick opened and scored a quick fire 41 off 31 balls, including 4 sixes, all off S. Dart, 3 of those sixes coming in one over.
Red Hill toiled away and at the end of 40 overs Somerville were 10/156.
Bowlers to do well-
T. Collett 3/27 off 8
S.Dart 2/48 off 8
B. Martin 1/21 off 8
G. Collett 0/29 off 8
J. McCall 3/11 off 8.
The ground fielding and catching were good.
Red Hill’s innings started alright but with the score at 19 A. Mock was knocked over. R. Shaw faced 21 balls before he was off bowled. S. Dart was stumped for a first ball duck. Wickets continued to fall at an alarming rate and at the end of 30 overs Red Hill was dismissed for 73. M. Merifield was top scorer with 15. Needless run outs were part of the problem but Somerville bowled well and deserved to win.
Bowlers fo Somerville –
J. Herrick 3/2
S Parker 2/20
C Mills 2/16
J. Parker 1/7