Eastern Eyre A grade cricket semi finals: Cleve, Darke Peak have wins

Eastern Eyre A grade cricket semi finals: Cleve, Darke Peak have wins Cowell’s Jarred Schiller bowled in the A grade second semi final.
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Jack Kenny faced a ball against Cowell on Saturday in the A grade second semi final.

TweetFacebookA Grade, first semi finalCleve 10/221 defeated Lock 10/172CLEVE won the first semi final atCleve and will play Cowell in the preliminaryfinal this week.

Cleve won the toss and elected tobat first, opening with Ethan Kwaterskiand Daniel Humphries, facing JaidenAgars and Tim Boehm in cool ideal conditionsfor cricket.

There were 11 runs on the boardwhen in Boehm’s first over he hadHumphries caught by Sam Wakefieldfor four.

Pat Jenner came to the crease withKwaterski and they added 26 beforeBoehm struck again to over to haveJenner caught by Ty Habner for 12.

Kerrin Siebert was brought into theattack and with his fourth delivery hadsuccess; his son Ryan took a good catchto see Dylan Jenner on his way for four.

Kwaterski and Andrew Tahney puton 24 before Kerrin Siebert claimed hissecond wicket, bowling Kwaterski for awell made 27.

The total was gradually climbing butwith 86 runs on the board two wicketsfell – Tahney was trapped LBW by BrodyBurrows for 18 and Graeme Byrnes wascaught by Craig Wheare off Saxon Kay’sbowling for 16.

At drinks at the half way mark it wasanyone’s game with the score 6/107.

Just after the break Rick Leonarddeparted, caught by Habner off Boehmfor 15, and four runs later LachlanShambrook was dismissed for sevengiving Ryan Siebert his second catchand Agars his first wicket.

The game then took a turn as theCleve tail wagged thanks to fine knocksby Elliot Claxton and D. Hodgins. Theybatted together for 12 overs to add 78runs and lift the total to 189.

Habner was the sixth bowler introducedand in his fifth over broke thepartnership, having Hodgins caught byWheare for 33.

Claxton and Nathan Byrnes built thetotal up to 221 before the final wicketfell.

Claxton had put together a solidknock to help his side to victory, hittingthe top score of 48, including sevenboundaries before Burrows claimed hiswicket to give Wakefield his secondcatch, leaving Byrnes not out on 15.

All bowlers used shared success.Boehm finished with the best figures of3/18 from his nine overs, with Burrowstaking 2/14 off 3.2 overs and Siebert,who bowled eight overs, took 2/58.Agars, Saxon Kay and Habner each tooka wicket.

Lock started their run chase withWheare and Saxon Kay with Pat Jennerand Tahney taking the new ball.

Scoring was steady for the first fewovers with 19 runs coming off the first10 along side of Cleve’s 47.

Jenner made the breakthrough in hisfifth over when Wheare was caught byTaheny for 11.This brought Blaze Kay to the creaseand he started to hit out and found theboundary. Together with Saxon theybatted for 20 overs and put on a stand of87 to keep their side in the game.

With 94 on the board Saxon departedfor 25, LBW to Dylan Jenner.

Habner was next in and was part ofa 36-run stand with Blaze Kay, but theywere getting behind with the requiredrun rate and still needed 92 for victory.

With a total of 130 Dylan Jenner wasin the action again to dismiss Kay forhis side’s top score of 80, includingthree sixes and eight fours.

Kerrin Siebert also fell to Jenner,bowled for six, and when Claxtonpicked up the wickets of Burrows forone and Habner for 20, both bowled,the score was 6/154.

Ryan Siebert came in at numberseven and with Boehm tried to lift therun rate, resulting in Boehm being runout for nine.

The last three wickets fell withoutfurther addition to the score of 172, wellshort of the target.

Kwaterski bowled Wakefield andRyan Boot and the innings and Lock’sseason ended when Ryan Siebert wascaught by Tahney for nine from LachlanShambrook’s only delivery.

Dylan Jenner did the most damagewith the ball, capturing 3/35 from hiseight overs, well supported byKwaterski with 2/9 off three overs andClaxton with 2/53 from nine. Pat Jennerand Shambrook took one wicket each.

A Grade, second semi finalDarke Peak 9/216 defeatedCowell 10/201Darke Peak travelled toCowell to play in the secondsemi final with the winnersecuring a place in the2014/2015 grand final.

The Peak won the tossand elected to bat with JackKenny and Cole Gerloffopening the batting.

Wykamp and Schilleropened the bowling withSchiller having success in hissecond over bowling Kennyfor four.

This brought Stutley tothe crease but it took himlonger to walk out to the middlethan what he was outthere for, being dismissed fora golden duck with the Peak2/13.

Ramsey joined Gerloff totry and get some runs on theboard before Gerloff was dismissedfor 20 with Jaeschkeclaiming his first wicket andthen striking again to dismissBrodie Pearson for 21.

Wickets were fallingquickly around Ramsey as heheld his end up withSchubert next to go for justone, a victim of Schumann.

Drinks were taking withDarke Peak in a rut at 5/78.

Ramsey wasted no timeafter drinks taken to thebowlers to post a reasonablescore for his bowlers todefend.

Beinke was next to go followedby Zac Meyer andJamie Pearson, making thescore 8/145 with more runsdefinitely required.

Ramsey stood up, as perusual carrying his team to avery respective total of 9/216with Ramsey was unbeatenon 121 and Butterfieldunabated on five.

Pick of the bowlers wereWykamp with 2/33 off of hisnine overs.

Schumann and Jaeschkestarted off the run chasebefore Schumann wastrapped in front by Stutleyfor four.

Wykamp came to thecrease to help Jaeschke andwas dropped by Kenny onsix, which will help out thefines tin considerably.

These two put on wellconstructed 79 with DarkePeak not knowing what todo.

Rhyce Beinke was handedthe ball and struck successwith his fourth ball,trappingJaeschke in front for 34.

Kieran Fiegert was next inand compiled 105 withWykamp to take the total to188 before he was run out byJamie Pearson for a well batted53.

Wykamp was next to gofor a well played 85 caughtby Jamie Pearson after hehad previously droppedFiegert twice in consecutiveballs in the previous overmaking the score 4/188.

The next six wickets weretaken for only 13 runs.

Schiller came and wentfor one bowled by Zac Meyer,Starr was dismissed for four,Jake Klingberg for one, AlecKlingberg for four and withZac Crabb dismissed beforehe could trouble the scorers.

Nathan Mills was the finalwicket bowled by Zac Meyerfor one with the score 10/201,16 runs short.

Zac Meyer was the pick ofthe bowlers collecting threefor four.

Cowell will now face offwith Cleve next week to tryand secure their spot in thegrand final.

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