By Chris Handasyde
U12-4: Healesville 0/166 defeated Mt Evelyn 8/61
Healesville batted first and dominated the bowling. All batters remained retired or were not out which was a first for the season. Louis Keath 36*, Manny Winrow 23*, Mika Kerst 21* & Kael Senti 15* were the top scorers whilst Alex Simmons 7* hit his first boundary in cricket. Healesville’s score was too high for Mt Evelyn to chase landing on 8/61. Seven Healesville bowlers got a wicket each and there was 1 run out in a dominant team performance.
U12-9: Healesville 37 defeated by Wandin 0/117
Wandin batted first and with sound batting, Healesville’s bowlers were unable to get a breakthrough as Wandin built a score of 117. It wasn’t their night with the bat either, however Harry Muller, Angus Holmes and Felix McMahon all showed some fight and batted plenty of balls and spent valuable time at the crease.
U14-3: Healesville 5/143 defeated Ainslie Park 3/128
Playing at Queens Park, Healesville were sent into bat. The tallest (Sam Keath 25*) and smallest (Henry Harding 4*) players partnered up to open the batting and got their side off to a great start as the middle order (Raff Morcombe 28, Harry Duff 19, Bram Tessyman 10* and Patrick Leonard 16*) piled on the runs to get Healesville to 5/143 from their 25 overs. Ainslie Park put up a great fight and steady partnerships saw them fall short by 15 runs in a great game of junior cricket. Harry Duff captured 2/11.
U14-7: Healesville 3/128 defeated Chirnside Park 43
Healesville batted first at the Don Road oval and the siblings got to work. Austin (18*) and Alex (10*) Simmons batted great and Taylor 25* and Summer 20 Caldicott smashed up plenty of runs. Mika Kerst 19, Tully Ellis 13* and Tom Quaggin 11* round off the top run scores in a super batting inning that saw us reach 3/128 from our 25 overs. Ainslie Park was always behind the run rate with wickets falling constantly. Summer took 2/12 whilst Alex Simmons, Mika Kerst, Tom Quaggin and Tully Ellis all got a wicket each.
U16-4: Healesville 8/127 defeated Eastfield/Mooroolbark 84
Batting first Denzel Parsons 24* and Eli Prentice 18 got Healesville off to a good start as the side built a solid score of 8/127. The team bowled well to dismiss Eastfield/Mooroolbark all out for 84. Sam Drummond took 2/5.
Seniors 1st XI: Healesville 1/124 defeated Lusatia Park 123
On a fast Queens Park oval, Lusatia Park won the toss and elected to bat. Michael ‘Jacko’ Jackson opened the bowling from one end and claimed 4/10 and at the drinks break Lusatia Park was 7/63. Some better batting by the lower order ensured they finished with a score of 123. The Handasyde brothers opened the batting together for the first time in the 1st XI and got Healesville off to a flying start with Josh (69) dominating the innings as Tom 24* stayed steady at the other end. Ryan Webster (27*) took over once Josh was dismissed to finish off a comprehensive win.
Seniors 2nd XI: Healesville 145 defeated by Lusatia Park 9/206
Lusatia Park won the toss and batted first with most players making runs and at a good run rate. Tom Dalley 1/31, Eli Prentice 2/6 and Jack Drummond 0/15 off 5 were the only bowlers to be hit for less than 4 an over as Lusatia Park posted 9/206. Healesville lost early wickets in the run chase and never looked like chasing the runs down. Father-son duo of Max (26) and Ben (28) Wallace along with Curtis Adamson (19) were Healesville’s top scorers.
Seniors 3rd XI: Healesville 167 defeated by Mt Evelyn 6/179
Playing at Don Road oval, Mt Evelyn batted first and their top order got runs to put themselves into a strong position. Aman Singh 2/18 and Tyler Braden 2/22 were Healesville’s multiple wicket takers. The run chase got off to a bad start with Jesse Thomas getting a duck but he wasn’t the only one with five ducks in the innings. Matt Kellalea 45 and Aman Singh posting his first 50 for the club gave the side hope and Sam Keath 17* at the end almost got them home in a tight game.
Seniors 4th XI: Healesville 6/138 defeated by Chirnside Park 5/260
Chirnside batted first and with 3 guys retiring on 50 they were too strong for Healesville’s bowling attack to post 5/260. Megan Schelfhout 2/29 and Henry Harding 2/26 bowling his leg spinners were the side’s best. Healesville didn’t have the firepower to chase down the runs but made sure they batted out their overs with Ethan Nikcevich getting 51*, Matt Harding 26 and Denzel Parson 25.