Healesville Cricket Club battle through adverse weather

Healesville Cricket Club results. Picture: ON FILE

By Chris Handasyde

U12-4: Wash out

U12-9: Healesville washed out v Mooroolbark 5/64

With dark clouds looming Mooroolbark batted first and players got 18 overs bowled out of the 25 required before rain ceased play. Healesville had Mooroolbark on the back foot at 5/64 with Reggie Morcombe and Rory Jackson-Ward capturing 2 wickets each and Arlo Turner getting 1 also. The side’s first win seems to be on the horizon.

U14-3: Healesville 136 defeated Wantirna South 118

Resuming day 2 at 3/56 we required 63 to win. Raff Morcombe 43 from 46 balls gave Healesville a positive start. Solid batting from Endo Gotch 6 from 34 balls and Nate Caldicott 11* from 25 balls made sure Healesville got past Wantirna South’s score.

U14-7: Healesville 95 defeated Norwood 87

Resuming at 5/70, Healesville needed 18 to win. Controversy at the start where Norwood illegally continued their innings getting another 9 runs which has subsequently been disallowed. Healesville lost 3/0 to start with but Manny Winrow 9* of 55 balls and Gus Morcombe 3 off 10 were able to get the score to 87 and Louis Keath 5 sealed the victory in a tight match.

U16-4: Healesville 241 defeated Chirnside Park 94

Needing 2 wickets to seal the victory Chirnside added 27 runs before Healesville were able to bowl them out. With plenty of time left, the Bloods then resumed their batting innings in this split-innings game and got great batting practice. Bailey Rutley 26, Tyler Braden 12, Gabe Houlihan 11 were the best scorers on day 2

Seniors 1st XI: Healesville 139 defeated by Norwood 7/277

Chasing 277, Healesville was 0/11 but then a catastrophe saw the side lose 4/0 in 4 overs. Kris Anderson 26 and Luke Chandler 28 provided resistance for a period of time but continuous wickets left them with no option but to hang in for the day and get some batting practice into the lower order. Mike Jackson 25, Mitch Tampaline 16 and Tarkyn Nicolandos 16 all batted a bunch of time in the middle before Healesville were bowled out in the 73rd over for 139.

Seniors 2nd XI: Healesville 9/359 defeated by Wandin 411

Chasing a monstrous total, Healesville was 1 down early but Max Wallace 66 and Jonny Heywood 75 piled on runs quickly. Another few wickets lost and the task looked impossible. But a late surge from the middle order (Ben Wallace 20, Curtis Adamson 34, Scott Fawdry 94, Jack Drummond 32) saw Healesville reach 359 which in most games would have been enough but unfortunately not today.

Seniors 3rd XI: Healesville 6/175 defeated Chirnside Park 157

Batting first Sam Drummond 32 anchored the innings as Ethan Nikcevich 41 & Aman Singh 33* scored freely at the other end to build the total to 6/175. Denzel Parson and Ethan Nikcevich both took 3 wickets as Healesville rolled through Chirnside for 157.

Seniors 4th XI: Healesville 80 defeated by Kilsyth 0/83

Batting first there weren’t too many highlights except for Tom Robinson in his new gear making 18 and Peter Coster 15. Kilsyth passed Healesville’s score without losing a wicket.