Healesville’s return to cricket

Cricket is back in action for the 2021-2022 season. PICTURE: UNSPLASH

By Ian Callen

Healesville Cricket Club are now into their second season of the celebrated RDCA Cricket Competition where they are acquitting themselves admirably.

The step up in class has inspired all within the Club and in particular it’s cricketers.

The Callen Column will be following the season and promises to bring readers closer to those involved in the Club as the season progresses.

With round one washed out, it was pleasing to see cricket resume.

Senior results round two – 20 November:

Healesville 1XI bowled Ainslie Park out for 160 in 39.3 overs with Nicholas Lowe finishing with two for 21 off eight overs, Joshua Handasyde taking two for 25 (3 catches), Thomas Dalley 3/39 and Brenton Damrow 3/39.

Chasing 160 the locals were off to a good start with Liam Daly 24, Joshua Handasyde 23 but partnerships were hard to find. Then at 8/120 a glimmer of hope, Brandon D’Amore who finished with 45 not out found support from Lowe and the pair put on a 30 runs lead until the visitors rallied leaving the home side 9 runs short.

Special mention to 13-year-old Tom Handasyde who debuted in the first 1XI game as keeper proving his all round sporting ability. Tom also won the RACV Grand Slam Golfing competition recently.

2Xl – Healesville 6/205 defeated Montrose 7/200

Michael Jackson 105 not out

Ben Mackey 61

A worthy mention to Scott Fawdry who bowled seven overs for eight runs.

3Xl – Healesville 6/88 defeated Lilydale 77

Ethan Nikovich 26 not out

Darcy English 4/8

4Xl – Healesville 105 drew with Launching Place 9/105

Sam Dennett 27

James Schutz 3/18

Leonard Robinson 3/13