All sides return to action for Healesville Cricket Club

Healesville Cricket Club results. Picture: ON FILE

By Chris Handasyde

U12-4: Healesville 4/112 defeated Coldstream 34

Healesville won the toss and bowled and regular wicket-taking restricted Coldstream to 34 runs. Angus Morcombe 2/10, Louis Keath 1/10, Arthur Coleman 1/7, Ryder Hudson 1/4 and Manny Winrow 1/0 were the wicket-takers. During Healesville’s innings, five batters were not out on their way to 4/112. Mika Kerst 18*, Louis Keath 15* and Angus Morcombe 13 were the highest run scorers.

U12-9: Healesville 7/85 defeated by Lusatia Park 5/176

Healesville bowled first and thanks to an incredible 97 from 45 balls from Flynn Pritchard, Lusatia Park posted a massive 5/176. Felix McMahon 2/23, Alby Gotch 1/26 and Mason Kincaid 1/6 were Healesville’s wicket takers and William Ferguson also got a run out. Healesville’s batting is improving each week as they scored 7/85 from our 23 overs. Arlo Turner 20* and Angus Holmes 12* both made their highest scores in cricket so far in their maiden year.

U14-3: Healesville 5/153 defeated Wonga Park 6/151

Bowling first, Healesville captured some early wickets but the middle order of Wonga Park scored quickly to post 6/151 from 25 overs. Nate Caldicott was the pick of the bowlers with 1/3. Healesville’s innings didn’t start well but Aiden Senti 40* from 26 balls and Raff Morcombe 23* from 25 balls got the runs flowing. Patrick Leonard 18* and Harrison Duff 19* continued the run scoring allowing Endo Gotch 4* to see the side pass their opponent’s score in a great game of junior cricket.

U14-7: Healesville 8/97 defeated Heatherdale 6/95

Heatherdale batted first at Don Road oval and made a steady 6/95 from 25 overs. Mika Kerst 1/6 and Harry Thomas 1/7 were Healesville’s best bowlers. Tight bowling restricted the runs and it came down to needing 16 runs from the last two overs. Two wickets in the second last over allowed Louis Keath and Summer Caldicott to come back in after retiring early. 10 to win off the last over and Louis Keath took it upon himself to get the job done smashing 11 of the final 6 balls to get Healesville home in a thriller.

U16-4: Healesville 6/120 defeated by Wonga Park 9/122

Playing at Wonga Park, Healesville batted first and Denzel Parson got them off to a flyer with 41* off 37 balls and was well supported by Eli Prentice 17* and Sam Drummond 16* as they posted 6/120 from 25 overs. Wonga Park’s openers batted well but a fightback from Healesville saw the game go down to the last over with Wonga Park needing 6 runs to win with no wickets in hand. Unfortunately for Healesville, Wonga Park was able to get over the line. Cooper Bell 3/12 and Denzel Parson 2/18 were Healesville’s multiple wicket-takers.

Seniors 1st XI: Healesville 8/139 defeated by Lilydale 7/180

Playing at home in front of a large crowd of Healesville’s past players, Lilydale won the toss and batted. Early wickets to Luke Chandler 2/11 had Lilydale on the back foot at 2/12. Solid batting in the middle order by Lilydale pushed their score to 7/180. A top-order collapse had Healesville at 5/53. Mark Powell 70* tried his best but with no significant partnerships, Healesville battled through to 8/139.

Seniors 2nd XI: Healesville 8/205 defeated Kilsyth 183

Batting first Healesville piled on the runs thanks to 91 from 88 balls from Michael ‘Plugga’ Davern and a 57-ball 71 from Rod Woodford. In reply, Healesville were able to dismiss Kilsyth for 183 with Jack Drummond 3/39, Brenton Damrow 3/36 and Brodie Grace 2/17 capturing the majority of the wickets

Seniors 3rd XI: Healesville 104 defeated by Kilsyth 8/109

Batting first at Don Road oval, Healesville battled and was bowled out for 104. Ethan Nikcevich was the only batter to get past 20 with 23. Healesville showed a lot of fight and were in the game for a long time with Kilsyth only getting past their score late and 8 wickets down. Denzel Parsons, Eli Prentice and Matt Kellalea all claimed two wickets each.

Seniors 4th XI: Game cancelled due to ground conditions

Representative Cricket:

Healesville’s Tom Handasyde captained the Ringwood District Cricket Association U16 team to a premiership in the Victorian Metropolitan Cricket Association Final against the undefeated Ferntree Gully Association on Sunday 21 January. Batting first, RDCA complied 5/212 from their 45 overs with Luke Pearce (from Seville Burras) making 75 and Tom Handasyde 65*. Ferntree Gully managed 7/163 due to tight bowling and great fielding.