Trentham out of race for finals

IN ACTION: Trentham B Grade skipper, Mark Reid, toiled bravely in the semi-final at the weekend, taking five wickets for 70 from 22 overs. Unfortunately, his side lost to Muckleford. Photo by Josephine Reid

IN ACTION: Trentham B Grade skipper, Mark Reid, toiled bravely in the semi-final at the weekend, taking five wickets for 70 from 22 overs. Unfortunately, his side lost to Muckleford. Photo by Josephine Reid

In a disappointing end to their 2016-17 CDCA season, Trentham District Cricket Club’s two teams lost their semi-final matches at the weekend.

In the A-Reserve semi-final, Trentham batted first, making 158, with the Saints’ best batsman this season, Chris Boyer, top-scoring with 48.

Through attacking batting, Barkers Creek made comfortable work of overhauling this modest total and finished on 6 for 295.

The standout bowler for the Saints was spinner Isaac Jennings, who finished with 3 for 67 from 15 overs.

In the B grade semi-final, Muckleford batted first, posting a score of 197. Trentham’s Mark Reid finished with the day’s best bowling figures of 5 for 70 from 22 overs. He was well supported by Peter Healy with 1 for 69 (22 overs), Jake Prewett, 2 for 37 and Tim Chew, 1 for 17.

Fielding highlights included great catches by Shane Armstrong, Michael Chew and Alistair Thompson.

In reply, Trentham was bundled out for only 77 with John McKenry (26) and Michael Chew (21) the best batsmen.

In a fine spell of bowling, the key destroyer for Muckleford was A. Chapman who claimed 8 for 28 from 15.2 overs.

For inquiries about the Trentham District Cricket Club, contact Sally Boyer on 0407 122233 or Mark Reid on 0408 726832.

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