Cricket swings into action
Wednesday, 4th November, 2020
By Emily Ferguson
After a couple of weekends off thanks to unusual wet weather in Broken Hill, the Barrier District Cricket League had a full schedule of matches last weekend.
Barrier District Cricket League Chairman Tobias Hack spoke about each of the matches played this past weekend, each with a range of talent on display.
There was just the one B Grade match over the weekend with the other game cancelled due to issues with the Zinc Oval due to overnight rain.
In the B Grade, Central came out on top at the Norm Fox Oval over an undermanned South side. Central 7/206 (Binu Sebastian 106, Luke Turner 35) defeated South 10/47 (Damon Pettitt 3/0, Rory Skinner 2/13, Dylan Foggo 2/15) by 159 runs.
“It was obviously pretty one sided, Binu Sebastian made a hundred,” said Hack. “I think there were a few women playing for South as well because they were short on numbers.”
In A Grade it was West who got a narrow win over South at the Alma Oval. West 5/133 (Mackenzie Attard 50) defeated South 10/131 (Matt Reavill 77, Casey Ferguson 4/21, Lawrence Hebbard 3/30) by five wickets.
“Matt Reavill batted really well with 77 and Casey Ferguson bowled really well, Lawrence Hebbard as well he swung the ball a lot,” said Hack.
“The game was probably a bit closer than it looked as well, when West batted South bowled really well and just took wickets when they needed to but obviously not enough.”
In the other A Grade match, North gained momentum throughout the match and finished with the win. The game was scheduled to play at the Alma Oval but there were issues with the sprays so it was played at the Norm Fox. North 10/105 (Codie Howard 26, Tom Carruthers 23, Jarred Paull 4/13) defeated Central 10/84 (Jarred Paull 33 not out, Codie Howard 5/12) by 21 runs.
“It was a strange, I think the wicket was still a little bit wet so it made it very interesting,” he said. “Codie Howard batted really well, we lost a few wickets early then Tom Carruthers batted really well with him. And Jordan Vella and Anthony Tidball put on a couple runs late as well in the innings.”
“Codie also bowled really well, along with Tom Davey and I think Central were 6/24 at one point.”
This weekend’s action will see A Grade’s North and South play at the Alma Oval on Saturday, while West and Central play at the Jubilee Oval, pending approval.
In B Grade North take on Central at the Zinc Oval, Warriors and South play at the Norm Fox, while West have the bye.