Hog Bay host start of Kangaroo Island cricket season

A good start to the Kangaroo Island cricket season with the Hog Bay Razorbacks back in the competition after many years away.

Hog Bay's Heath Gurney reported it was a quick day of cricket in Penneshaw, with the Piglets started it off making 103 in their overs beaten by a better side Parndana making 146 in their overs.

Playing for the Hog Bay juniors were Kirby Macauley, Edan Dobe, Riley Macauley, Ryan Clark, Scott Clark, Baxter Howard, Zach Sanigar, Eva Trevarthen, Minka Macauley, with junior coaches Nick Macauley and Stephen Clark.

Seniors were Chris Bourhill, Matthew Houchin, Jack Gurney (Vice-President), Ryan Boers, Kayne Wheaton, Clayton Linke, Samuel Howard, Hassan Kinghorne, Callum Willson, Michael Neville (Seniors Captain) and Carl Moorehead.

The Razorback players were still wearing their retro uniform as the new ones are still a week or two off being finished.

Seniors report

In the seniors, Parndana beat Hog Bay with relative ease down at Penneshaw, walking home by seven wickets inside 14 overs.

Winning the toss in blustery conditions, Parndana elected to bowl first.

So it was that Matt Grindley would bowl the first delivery at Hog Bay Cricket Club in seven and a half years and used the opportunity to try and remove Linke's head.

A good short ball, but it was Johnson who took the first wicket the next over, Howard edging to Matthew Cooper at second slip.

Clark came but was caught by Bailey Gaskin, and then Linke followed, bowled, both to Grindley.

After that, wickets fell regularly. Wurst came on to immediate effect, taking the first of his three in his first over and Matthew Cooper took two wickets in three balls to leave the home side reeling at 7/48.

Wheaton and Houchin both fell to Wurst, but a final wicket partnership of 20 frustrated Parndana, before Hog Bay lost their last wicket with the score at 77.

The run chase, however, could not have had a shakier start. The first over saw Jesse Gaskin run out and Havelberg dropped two balls later, before Johnson was bowled without scoring in the second over leaving the Roosters 2/0.

But Zach Trethewey and Havelberg steadied the ship with a 65 run partnership in only nine overs.

Havelberg was caught and bowled by Boers for 29 and Ethan Trethewey had a small cameo of 4 runs, preventing his uncle from making 50, leaving Zac stranded on 47 from only 36 deliveries.

In the other matches, Western Districts 90 defeated Kingscote 72. The U16 scores were Kingscote 5/81 defeated Western Districts 6/80. MacGillivray had the bye. - Right Arm Very Ordinary

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