Strong showings from Healesville Cricket Club

Healesville's 1st XI. Picture: SUPPLIED

By Chris Handasyde

U12-4: Healesville 8/68 defeated by Mooroolbark 5/74

Healesville won the toss and batted first. Louis Keath hit 2 early boundaries but was dismissed for 10. Ryder Hudson made a quick 16 (including a six), Jackson Lehman 2* from 22 balls and Ben Hunter 7* from 19 balls were solid leaving us 8/68 from our 23 overs. With tight bowling, the game was in the balance right to the end with Mooroolbark getting the runs with 2 overs to spare. Bun Hunter, Angus Morcombe, Ahren Wicker, Mika Kerst and Louis Keath all get a wicket each.

U12-9: Healesville 4/59 defeated by Yarra Glen 2/125

On a wonderful evening at Queens Park, Healesville batted first and 6 of their batters retired or were not out which was a fantastic effort (Angus Holmes 1*, Alby Gotch 6*, Milo Jackson-Ward 2*, Reggie Morcombe 5*, Rory Jackson-Ward 3*, Harry Muller 1*). With 59 on the board, Yarra Glen had a dominant player Lucas Burke who made 45* as Yarra Glen went on to make 2/125. Harry Muller and William Ferguson got a wicket each and William Ferguson also took a catch. Good effort team and they are improving each week.

U14-3: Healesville 135 v Croydon Ranges 1/36 (Day 1 of 2 day game)

Batting first, Healesville didn’t quite adjust to 2-day cricket and the art of batting 50 overs as the U14-3 side were bowled out in 37 overs for 135. Raff Morcombe 27, Cooper Duff 31 and Aiden Senti 25* were the top scorers. In reply, Croydon Ranges are 1/36 with James Howden getting the breakthrough. It will take tight bowling and great fielding to get the remaining 9 wickets.

U14-7: Healesville 84 v North Ringwood 4/94 (Day 1 of 2 day game)

North Ringwood won the toss and batted first in a split innings game where both teams bat 25 each week 1 and the same again in week 2. Three early wickets (Louis Keath, Austin Simmons and a run out) and we were on top but some good batting from the North Ringwood middle order pushed their score to 4-94 from their first 25 overs. Tully Ellis took a catch and stumping as wicket keeper. It was Healesville’s turn to bat and unfortunately, the team lost wickets regularly. Ryder Hudson 11 and Tully Ellis 12 not out from 37 balls, were the only batters to hang in there and get into double figures.

U16-4: Healesville 2/65 v Hoddles Creek 4/51 (Day 1 of 2 day game)

Day 1 of a split innings game – Healesville batted first and got off to a great start with our reliable top order (Denzel Parson 25*, Sam Drummond 18*, Eli Prentice 13). After our 25 overs, Healesville are 2/65. Hoddles Creek turn to bat and we have them 4/51 with Cooper Bell claiming 2/7 and Lucas Frazzetto 1/5. Gabe Houlihan wicketkeeping has taken 2 catches and there was a run out. The game is all set up for a great second day of cricket.

Seniors 1st XI: Healesville 1/58 v Eastfield 142 (Day 1 of 2 day game)

Eastfield won the toss and elected to bat on a blustery day at Queens Park. An arm wrestle early with Mitch Tampaline and Riley Cameron opening the bowling but unable to get a breakthrough, though their tight bowling limited the runs. Tarkyn Nicolandos captured his first wickets for Healesville with 3/39 and Liam English bowled well to get 3/22. Mitch Tampaline cleaned up the tail 3/23 as we bowled Eastfield put for 142. Tom Handasyde took 5 catches behind the stumps. A testing 20 overs of batting awaited the Healesville openers. Josh Handasyde 24* and Mark Powell 12 got us off to a steady start but with Powell dismissed Tom Handasyde 17* batted alongside brother Josh to see out the day’s play. Healesville 1/58 needing 85 more runs to win.

Seniors 2nd XI: Healesville 210 v Eastfield 1/30 (Day 1 of 2 day game)

Healesville batted first and worked their way to 210. Michael “Plugga” Davern top scored with 73 and was well supported by Ben Mackey 39 and Eli Prentice who batted patiently 20. In reply, Eastfield are 1/30. The game is evenly poised.

Seniors 3rd XI: Healesville 9/189 defeated Chirnside Park 5/138

Healesville batted first and lost a few early wickets but the match-winning partnership from Zach Coleman 37 and Grant Brayden 106* fast-tracked the score to 9/189. Chirnside were never in the hunt as Healesville took 5 wickets but restricted their score to 138. Sam Drummond, Matt Wilkinson, Tyler Braden, Sam Keath and Owen Morcombe all got a wicket.

Seniors 4th XI: Healesville 5-121 defeated by Kilsyth 5/123 – detailed scores not available