Great opening weekend for Lithgow’s cricketers

Posted on 20 February 2019

HUGE INNINGS: La Salle Second Grade’s Tod Walsh, pictured in full bowling flight in the 2015/16 season, helped secure his team’s win against Hampton with a personal tally of 91 runs. PHOTO: File image.CRICKETERS from across the district dusted off their gear for the first round of the Lithgow District Senior Cricket competition for 2016/17.
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First GradeHampton took on Lithgow Hotel in what was a relatively low-scoring affair.

Hampton were first to bat but SMiller didn’t get much of an opportunity and was caught by Valley’s L Redman after just three runs.

It was a pattern that was to continue for Hampton, with Wayne Campbell their best with seven runs.

Chasing 32, Lithgow’s Michael Hutchinson did most of the hard work for Lithgow Hotel finishing the day with 23 not out.

Quentin Kidd added the extras to give Lithgow Hotel the win with a final score of 34.

La Salle Hornets were the first to bat in their match against Valley. Only one of their batting order, Connor Brown, managed to crack double digits (13) but they finished with a respectable 51.

It was too much for Valley, however, with their batsmen all out for 37. Warren Stevens (13) was best at bat for Valley, while Connor Brown’s bowling tore through the order, finishing with six wickets for Hornets.

Second GradeIt was a battle of the Lithgow Hotel teams when the One and Two teams clashed. There were some decent scores from the batsmen, with Two setting the pace with 105 runs. Best at the crease were Reece Brown (25) andBrett Holyoake (23).

The number One team came out firing, with Mitch Dean (15) and Terry Ford (14) putting in good groundwork. Neil Hutchinson finished with a tally of 24 runs to seal the win.

Lidsdale and Valley were evenly matched for their game, with strong bowling from Blakes Caldwell and Todd proving the difference in the end.

For Valley, Nick Moore (37) and Steve Moore (13) were best at bat; however Lidsdale were able to chase down Valley’s 79 to finish with five for 85. Mitch Thompson was their best with 35.

A mention for Valley’s Mitch Williams who opened the bowling with two golden ducks.

PORTLAND One played Portland Two in a low scoring affair from both.

Portland Two were all out for 35, with Colin McCann (9) their best on the day.

Bowlers Joel and Sam Cameron ripped through the batting order, finishing with two and four wickets respectively, including a golden duck.

With the bar low, Portland One’s batsmen wasted no time and Isaac Fardell (10) and Sam Cameron (25) along with Jack Hughes (6) did enough to get the win.

PORTLAND One played Portland Two in a low scoring affair from both.Portland Two were all out for 35, with Colin McCann (9) their best.

Bowlers Joel and Sam Cameron ripped through the batting order, finishing with two and four wickets respectively, including a golden duck.With the bar low, Portland One’s batsmen wasted no time and Isaac Fardell (10) and Sam Cameron (25) along with Jack Hughes (6) did enough to get the win.

Hampton took on La Salle with some huge scores in thismatch.

Hampton were first at the crease and thanks to big scores from Jack Bilby (77) and Brad Kay (39), put themselves in a strong position with 213. Best at the crease for La Salle was Lachlan Yates, who managed three wickets and a catch.

La Salle weren’t to be daunted by the task ahead and Michael Wren (79) got them off to a huge start. Tod Walsh was best for La Salle, with a personal tally of 91 doing serious damage to Hampton’s confidence.

La Salle finished withfive for 240.Best at the crease for Hampton was Ryan Bilby.

POINTSCORE–First Grade:Lithgow Hotel 7, La Salle Hornets 7, Lidsdale 5, Valley 3, Hampton 3

Second Grade:La Salle Hornets 7, Portland One7, Lithgow Hotel One7, Lidsdale 7, Lithgow Hotel Two3, Portland Two3, Hampton 3, Valley 2.

THIS WEEK’S MATCHES:

First Grade –

Lidsdale v Valley T1 (G2)

La Salle Hornets v Hampton T2 (MJ2).

Bye: Lithgow Hotel

Second Grade –

Lithgow Hotel One v La Salle Hornets T3 (G4)

Lithgow Hotel Two v Hampton–Watsford

Valley v Portland 1 Conran (MJ1)

Lidsdale v Portland Two–Wang

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