Glasshouse enter new year on top
Glasshouse will end the year leading a cramped ladder after stifling Tewantin-Noosa’s batting and hopes, a scenario common at all grounds as chasing sides faltered in Round 17 of SCCA Division 1.
Only three matches came to life after Thursday’s storm gave Keith Manthie Oval an early Christmas break, but Caboolture had already gained a first innings win on day one over home side Gympie.
The early week’s drenching and little drying opportunity made the going tough, with Coolum’s 158 at Nambour Showgrounds the highest of three losing chases.
The Thunder needed to pass the Rangers’ 184 for the table lead, making openers Alex Bennett and Andy Kratzmann prepared for a long haul against an attack frugal on even a good batting deck.
Facing Steve Heise and Jett Taylor, then Heath Fischer and Jeremy Schultz, the pair toiled for nearly two hours, rewarded by 50 runs.
Joel Owen had taken the ball in the 27th over, and the last delivery of his second over found the edge from Kratzmann to the ready hands of Liam Moffett.
When the same receptacles closed Bennett’s innings next ball off Fischer, the dreaded menace of losing wickets in pairs had begun.
Five runs later Owen claimed Sam Baker then a scoreless Jarrod Officer in three balls for 4/55, beginning a process of wearing down the visitor’s innings.
Jake Dennien and Chris Wright carried the flag to the last session, facing nearly 45 overs between them, but when Wright was out for 44 at 130, lower order batsmen became fruit on the table for Heise, who picked off three wickets at 134.
Fischer, 3/51, completed the feast at 142 for the Rangers to open the New Year on top.
Nambour captain Steve Ledger achieved the rare feat of a century and five wickets in a match against Coolum, as the Cutters repelled a strong surge from the Sharks, who had reached a worrying 5/152 in their quest for 234.
The five wicket haul continued a family tradition begun by grandfather Norm back in 1951, followed by father Grant, and continued by brothers Alan and Michael this century.
Zen Slattery’s 42 had started the Coolum run which was carried on by Tim Hynes (38) and Stephan Scheepers (54), but all momentum went with the pair as the innings closed at 158, when the skipper claimed the return catch from Sam Brooks to cement his 5/41.
Nambour ended the day at 5/107.
Maroochydore finished the year in second spot after containing Caloundra to 132 chasing the Swans’ 258 at Kev Hackney Oval.
The Lighthouse batsmen toiled hard to occupy the crease without the services of captain Wright, sidelined with a finger infection, but struggled to gain the runs that the time spent in the middle required.
The extended day allowed for 40 plus overs in the morning session, and the visitors would have looked to press harder after a morning providing just three boundaries, but were rocked by the dismissal of Brendan Kelly just before lunch to go to the break at 3/64.
The middle session provided little more of the required initiative, with the Swans bowlers muzzling the run rate while picking up regular wickets as the visitors found starts but no progression from Jake Gordon (24) and Tyron DeKauwe (21).
At 132 from 77 overs the chase ended, and while Luke McInnes with 3/51 gained the best
reward, Callum Stitt’s 2/10 from 24 overs better described the contest.
The Swans closed the day at 5/87.
Unofficial points after Round 17: Glasshouse 92.15, Maroochydore 87.97, Caboolture 85.04,
Tewantin-Noosa 83.38, Gympie 43.74, Nambour 42.52, Coolum 37.40, Caloundra 35.61.
SCCA DIVISION 1 RD 17 2D3 DAY 2 19-12-2020
MAROOCHYDORE V CALOUNDRA
KEV HACKNEY OVAL
MAROOCHYDORE 1st INNINGS 258
CALOUNDRA 1st INNINGS
Muir A. ct Gunson b O’ Mara 17
Cain T. ct Willox b McInnes 20
Kelly B. ct Watson b Agapow 19
Maidment A. b Schloss 15
Peters J. b McInnes 3
Gordon J. ct Olsen b Stitt 24
Cottrell I. ct McInnes b Jackson 2
De Kauwe T. ct Porter b McInnes 21
Sanderson R. b Stitt 1
Wright W. not out 0
Buckley J. not out 7
FOW: 30, 44, 62, 65, 89, 98, 106, 112, 132.
Bowling: Stitt 24-6-10-2, Jackson 13-3-24-1, McInnes 23.2-7-51-3,
O’Mara 6-3-6-1, Schloss 13-6-15-1, Agapow 8-1-24-1. Overs: 77.2
MAROOCHYDORE 2nd INNINGS
Gunson S. b Gordon 3
Olsen M. b Cottrell 12
Watson M. ct DeKauwe b Muir 21
Schloss B. ct Cottrell b Muir 43
Porter J. not out 3
Jackson M. b Peters 3
Agapow T. ct Reimers b Gordon 2
FOW: 8, 26,62, 80, 83.
Bowling: Gordon 5-1-17-1, Cottrell 6-1-9-1, Buckley 4-1-10-0,
Sanderson 3-0-10-0, Muir 3-0-23-2, Peters 3-0-17-1. Overs: 24.
WON BY MAROOCHYDORE ON FIRST INNINGS
GLASSHOUSE V TEWANTIN-NOOSA
GLASSHOUSE 1st INNINGS 184
TEWANTIN-NOOSA 1st INNINGS
Bennett A. ct Moffett b Fischer 28
Kratzmann A. ct Moffett b Owen 20
Dennien J. ct Owen b Fischer 29
Baker S. ct Fleiter b Owen 3
Officer J. ct Fleiter b Owen 0
Wright C. ct Owen b Heise 44
Curry A. ct Sawyer b Fischer 9
Aufderheide S. b Heise 3
Pyne C. lbw b Heise 0
Freshwater T. b Heise 0
Stewart T. not out 2
FOW: 50, 50, 55, 55, 117, 130, 134, 134, 134, 142.
Bowling: Heise 20-8-36-4, Taylor J. 12-3-21-0, Fischer 28.4-8-51-3,
Schultz 4-0-4-1, Owen 29-8-28-3. Overs: 83.4.
GLASSHOUSE 2nd INNINGS
Cahill D. not out 12
Schultz J. not out 20
Bowling: Freshwater 3-0-10-0, Stewart 3-0-22-0. Overs: 6.
WON BY GLASSHOUSE ON FIRST INNINGS
GYMPIE V CABOOLTURE MANTHIE OVAL
GYMPIE 1st INNINGS 90
CABOOLTURE 1st INNINGS 5/137
No play Day 2.
WON BY CABOOLTURE ON FIRST INNINGS.
NAMBOUR V COOLUM SHOWGROUNDS
NAMBOUR 1st INNINGS 234
COOLUM 1st INNINGS (resuming at 1/26)
Lam J. b Prosser 8
Churchill H. ct Dodd b Winn 7
Slattery Z. run out 42
Curtis S. ct Douglas b Ledger 3
Kenny D. ct Prosser b Ledger 0
Hynes T. b Ledger 38
Scheepers S. ct & b Kross 0
Morgan B. ct Dodd b Kross 1
Nenadic M. not out 3
Scheepers T. ct Kross b Ledger 0
Brooks S. ct & b Ledger 0
FOW: 7, 48, 51, 51, 74, 152, 154, 157, 158, 158.
Bowling: Winn 13-6-15-1, Kross 10.1-3-12-2, O’Connor 8-3-18-0,
Prosser 12-5-16-1, Jankowiak 1-0-1-0, Coughlan 12-3-31-0,
Ledger 15.1-4-41-5, T. Perren 6-2-24-0. Overs: 77.1.
NAMBOUR 2nd INNINGS
Ledger S. ct & b T.Scheepers 42
O’Connor H. ct Kenny b Morgan 15
Douglas A. ct Curtis b Brooks 11
Trace J. lbw b Morgan 3
Dodd S. not out 21
Kross T. ct Morgan b Brooks 2
Winn J. not out 8
FOW: 56, 60, 70, 79, 85.
Bowling: T.Scheepers 9-1-31-1, Lam 2-0-18-0, Morgan 7-0-28-2,
Brooks 6-2-5-2, S.Scheepers 4-0-7-0, Churchill 3-0-9-0,
Nenadic 2-1-6-0. Overs: 33.
WON BY NAMBOUR ON FIRST INNINGS