The Weekly Wrap: Demons vs SHSB
Date of Event North Hobart Cricket Club: Mon Feb 5, 2018 10:23PM

Going into day two of their clash against South Hobart Sandy Bay with 316 runs on the board, the Demon First Grade side lost wicket keeper Jake Doran to injury before play began, however Caleb Jewell filled the void well, and young gun William Collins sub fielded with some superb fielding on the boundary. Ben Dunk (29) and Matt Clark (38) saw the Sharks off to a flyer, however Kyle Scrimegour took the ball in a grand display of swing bowling, finishing with the figures of 3/31 (15). Scrimegour removed Dunk, Sharks Skipper Sean Willis (1) and the in form Harry Nichols (6) in quick succession as they slumped to 3/72. With Pyecroft finally getting the wicket of Clark on the eve of the lunch break, the Demons were well on top at 4/82 at lunch. After the break, Ben Fraser made early inroads removing James Green assisted by Scott Borthwick at second slip. Kayden Hine (15) was Joined by Hamish Kingston, as the pair looked to bat time. The inclusion of test leg spinner Scott Borthwick proved too good for Hine, removing him LBW with a wrong-un on his first delivery. The spin of both Borthwick (3/15) and Robb Macmillan (2/24) was too strong for the Sharks’ tail, as North Hobart bowled them out for 198 (72.2). The North Hobart First Grade side are beginning to look dangerous, as they sit second on the ladder, four points ahead of the third placed University.


The North Hobart Premier League Women’s side entered their game against Kingborough looking for a big win. Bowling first at Soldiers Memorial Oval, Grace Pullen made early inroads, removing Kingborough skipper Emily Divin for 12. Ella Marsh then made light work of the Knights’ top order, taking 2/15 (4). With the Knights middle order all adding small contributions, they were bowled out for 86 (19.3). Demon Skipper Hannah short was vital at the death, finishing with the remarkable figures of 2/7 (3.3). Boosted by Hobart Hurricane Stephanie Daffara, the Demons batting line up looked strong, even without Belinda Page. However, the tight bowling of the Kingborough Knights restricted the demons, as Taylah Purton (7), Daffara (5) and Short (2) all fell for less than 10. Despite a well made 20 (27) from Bernadette Doyle and 10 (31) from Melodie Armstrong, the Demons fell away at the end, finishing all out for 67 (20). The Lady Demons currently sit sixth on the ladder, five points behind fourth placed South Hobart Sandy Bay.


On day two of their two day match against South Hobart Sandy Bay, the North Hobart Second Grade side were looking to push for an outright victory to keep their finals hopes alive. Harry Thomas 2/21 (16), Nicholas Varney 2/27 (11), Jaryd Van Der Steege 2/11 (8) all took two wickets, however, Riley May bowled superbly, taking 3/30 (14.3). The Demons bowled out the Sharks for 128 (56.3), winning by an innings and four runs and now move to sixth on the ladder, just five points behind the fourth placed University.

The North Hobart Third Grade side bowled well on day one of their two day clash against South Hobart Sandy Bay, bowling them out for 194 (59.4). John Tulk (43) and Ned Worledge (19) put the Demons in a strong position with the bat early. The opening pair were well backed up by Skipper Michael Bellamy, however, he fell to the bowling of Angus Evans on 18. Despite a tough 24 (58) from Alex Kossmann and 16 (37) from George Cripps, the Demons couldn't quite create partnerships, and were eventually bowled out for 155 (65.4) The North Hobart Cricket Club Third Grade side currently sit third on the ladder.


With 9/270 (65) on the board for the Demon under 17s, they Declared over night and looked to take early wickets. Samuel Collins (3/41) found his mojo early, and was well backed up by his twin Brother William (3/20) to go with his century in the previous week. With the Collins boys making light work of the South Hobart Sandy Bay batters, they were all out for 167 (59), placing the Demons third on the ladder, three points ahead of New Town.

The North Hobart U15 side won the toss and bowled first against Kingborough at Snug Park. Noah Moroney (1/35) led the charge with the ball for the Demons, and was well backed up in the field by Dom White. From their fourty overs, Kingborough made an impressive 3/221 (40). Opening the batting for North Hobart Lachlan Greenhill was run out early without troubling the scorers. Tommy Benefield (39) and Dom White (77) gave the Demons a huge chance to take the points, however, the remainder of their teammates struggled to put runs on the board as the Demons finished 8/176 (20), 45 runs shy of Kingborough’s total. The Demon under 15’s sit sixth on the U15 ladder. 



Last updated: Wednesday February 21, 2018 11:55AM
Author: Luke Williams