Healesville 2nd XI clinch win in tight contest

Healesville Cricket Club results. Picture: ON FILE

By Chris Handasyde

U12-4: Healesville 4/113 defeated Mt Evelyn 4/107

Healesville won the toss and batted. After losing Ryder Hudson early for 5, Louis Keath 27* and Mika Kerst 20* put off a terrific partnership that set up the innings to enable the side to reach 4/113 from 23 overs. Mt Evelyn batted well and wickets were hard to get but Healesville were able to restrict them to 4/107 from 23 overs. Arthur Coleman captured 2/15 and Louis Keath 1/1.

U12-9: Healesville 7/43 defeated by Wandin 2/150

On a warm evening at Queens Park, Wandin batted first and piled on the runs with 9 batters reaching 10+ runs to score an imposing 2/150. Felix McMahon and Alby Gotch each took a wicket. Healesville had a goal to bat our 23 overs and were able to accomplish that with Alby Gotch making 8* from 21 balls and Angus Holmes 6* from 26 balls.

U14-3: Healesville 114 defeated by St Andrews 3/138 (Day 2 of 2 day game)

With not enough runs on the board St Andrews passed Healesville’s total 3 wickets down. Sam Keath 2/13 and Henry Harding 1/26 were the wicket-takers.

U14-7: Healesville 207 defeated Ainslie Park 79 & 0/65 (Day 2 of 2 day split innings game)

Resuming 6/123, Healesville had 25 overs to bat and Austin Simmons made his highest score in cricket with 27 while Tom Quaggin batted well and remained not out with 14* as Healesville’s innings ended on 207. Ainslie Park then went back into bat resuming on 6/65 but didn’t last long being bowled out for 79. Taylor Caldicott 2/4 and Louis Keath 2/8 were the multiple wicket takers.

U16-4: Healesville 7/217 defeated Eastfield/Mooroolbark 87 and 1/47 (Day 2 of 2 day split innings game)

Resuming on 2/114 with 25 overs to bat, Healesville poured on the runs to end at 7/217 from the 50 overs. Lucas Frazzetto 42*, Denzel Parsons 58* and Bailey Rutley 30 were the top run scorers. Eastfield/Mooroolbark resumed at 7/83 and were quickly bowled out for 87. Bailey Rutley and Lucas Frazetto both got 2 wickets

Seniors 1st XI: Healesville 330 defeated Wonga Park 264 (Day 2 of 2 day game)

With 330 on the board, it was advantage to Healesville. Wonga Park got off to a slow start but didn’t lose a wicket until Tarkyn Nicolandos came on to bowl and ripped through the top order taking the first 5 wickets on his way to 5/53 from 19 overs. A 130-run partnership from Wonga Park and it was game on. Wonga Park needed 70 runs from the last 10 overs. Mitch Tampaline came back on and snuffed out any chance of a massive run chase capturing 2 wickets and ending Wonga Park’s innings at 264.

Seniors 2nd XI: Healesville 9/146 defeated Lilydale 144 (Day 2 of 2 day game)

Resuming on 5/37 chasing 144, Healesville needed partnerships but Plugga Davern got caught to make in 6/47, then Ben Wallace was run out to be 6/64. Rod “Rocket” Woodford and Mike Jackson put on 53 runs quickly and Healesville was looking like the winners, but Jacko got caught for 39 from 43 balls, then Jack Drummond was out for 8 and all of a sudden Healesville was 9 down with 10 runs needed. Under 16 captain Denzel Parson came in and showed calmness under pressure facing 26 balls to support Rod Woodford who hit the winning runs on his way to an unbeaten 45*. A low-scoring game but a really great contest.

Seniors 3rd XI: Healesville 9/189 defeated by Boronia 9/209 (1 day game)

On a fast Don Road Oval, Boronia batted first and built partnerships on their way to a good score of 9/209. Pete Nolan 3/22 and Sam Drummond 2/19 were the pick of the bowlers. The run chase started poorly with run machine Grant Braden out for a golden duck. Eli Prentice’s 25 and Owen Morcombe’s 76 included some big hitting that got the innings back on track and Ethan Nikcevich chipped in with 21, but the total was just out of reach.

Seniors 4th XI: Healesville 9/159 defeated by Hoddles Creek 3/168 (1 day game)

Playing at Wesburn Oval 2, Healesville batted first and got off to a solid start with Matt Harding 47, Zac Coleman 26 and a quick-fire 52* from 30 balls from Adam Keath. Sam Keath also got 18 but the lower order collapsed to end up at 9/159 from 36 overs. Hoddles Creek batted with intent with their batters all batting at close to a run a ball and the total was chased down in 23 overs.

Healesville’s first Senior Female Cricket Team will play their first game on Tuesday 6 February 5.30pm away from home against Montrose. Healesville Cricket Club was established in 1888 and on 6 February 2024 will have its first ever female cricket team take to the field. This is a significant milestone for the club and it’s been fantastic watching the girls put in a lot of effort training over the past two months in preparation for this first game in a post-Christmas Twenty20 mid-week competition. The team will play 3 games plus finals. The Inaugural female team is:

Shannon Malie (C), Summer Caldicott, Kim Duart, Megan Schelfhout, Amelia English, Anne-Marie Chandler, Belinda Harding, Bella Grover, Suzanne Clarkson, Lisa Blake and Kayla Parsons.