Knock of 140 sets Healesville 1st XI up for day two

Healesville Cricket Club results. Picture: ON FILE

By Chris Handasyde

U12-4: Healesville 69 defeated by Mooroolbark 6/104

Healesville won the toss and bowled. A good opening partnership by Mooroolbark had Healesville on the back foot but brothers Reggie Morcombe 2/5 and Angus Morcombe 1/10 took wickets along with Ahren Wicker 1/3. Mooroolbark made 6/104 from their 23 overs. A bad start to Healesville’s batting innings has us 3/14 and dashed most hopes of chasing down the total. Ryder Hudson 19 and Ahren Wicker 14 batted well on our way to 8/69.

U14-3: Healesville 114 v St Andrews 1/31 (Day 1 of 2 day game)

Batting first, Healesville lost an early wicket but Aiden Senti 24 and Sam Keath 37* put on a great partnership. Regular wickets fell as no other batter made more than 3 except for Endo Gotch who made his highest score this season with a well-made 20. After being bowled out for 114 from 32 overs, Healesville took to the field and bowled 10 overs. Sam Keath 1/3 captured an early wicket but a steady partnership formed and St Andrews are 1/31 heading into next week.

U14-7: Healesville 6/123 v Ainslie Park 6/65 (Day 1 of 2 day split innings game)

Ainslie Park batted first and are 6/65 from their first 25 overs. Taylor Caldicott 2/3, Louis Keath 1/5, Mika Kerst 1/6, Alex Simmons 1/3 and Tully Ellis 1/7 are Healesville’s wicket-takers so far. With 25 overs to bat this week and another 25 next week, Healesville scored heavily to be 6/123 and leading at the halfway mark of the game. Monty Forbes opened and made his highest score of 28* from 50 balls. Mika Kerst made 20 and Summer Caldicott is 25 not out with 28 balls remaining before she needs to retire.

U16-4: Healesville 2/114 v Eastfield/Mooroolbark 7/83 (Day 1 of 2 day split innings game)

Bowling first, Healesville kept Eastfield / Mooroolbark to 7/83 from their first 25 overs. Bailey Rutley 2/7, Wyatt Coleman 1/6, Eli Prentice 1/16, Lucas Frazzetto 1/14 and Leonard Robinson 1/9 are the wicket takers. With 25 overs to bat, Healesville put the foot down and are 2/114 with good contributions from Eli Prentice 20, Lucas Frazzetto 21*, Denzel Parsons 19* and Bailey Rutley 24*. With 25 overs to bat next week, Healesville will be looking to post a big score.

Seniors 1st XI: Healesville 330 v Wonga Park (Day 1 of 2 day game)

Winning the toss captain Kris Anderson had no hesitation in batting on a small Wonga Park oval. A solid opening partnership from Mark Powell 22 and Tom Handasyde 53 plus Josh Handasyde’s 23 set a solid platform for the middle order to thrive. Ash Hamer had a day out making his highest score in cricket with 140 from 125 balls to boost our score up to 330. The ever-reliable Ryan Webster got 30 and Mitch Tampaline topped off the innings with 18 from 23 balls.

Seniors 2nd XI: Healesville 5/37 v Lilydale 144 (Day 1 of 2 day game)

Healesville elected to bowl first which proved to pay off rolling Lilydale for 144 in 58 overs. Riley Cameron had a day out capturing 6/18 from 13 overs including 6 maidens. With 22 overs to bat we were hoping to make some of the runs without losing many wickets. This plan hasn’t quite worked as Healesville is 5/37. With Ben Wallace and Michael Davern currently at the crease a big partnership is required to ease the pressure on the remaining batters.

No games for the Seniors 3rd and 4th XI