JT Contracting Dolphins returned to winning ways in the latest round of Tasman Premier League games last Saturday. Liam Young took 3-7 as Nelson College were bowled out for 127. Jerrym Lamb made a vital 36no as the Dolphins recovered from 68 for 7 to get home by 3 wickets. The Falcons meanwhile were well beaten by defending champions ACOB. Sam Boyce took 3 wickets as ACOB were dismissed for 184 but no Falcons batsman could make a significant score as they fell 65 runs short.

In the first round of the SBS Bank Senior Grade T20 competition there were wins for Celtic and Wairau Valley. Ben Holdaway took 4 wickets and Tom Sutherland an unbeaten 52 in Celtic’s win over Renwick while Greg Stretch (40) and Sam Boyce (4-14) were the key men for Valley in their win over MBC 1st XI.

UCVC, Celtic Green, Wairau and Renwick were winners in the latest round of 2nd grade T20. Key performers were Richard Barton (93), Anthony Ross (42), Wade Cornelius (41), Adam Balasoglou (42), Jack Holdaway (34), Ed Gilhooly (47) and Flynn Hawtin (54no).

There was another century in 3rd grade, this time from Wairau Valley’s Barend Lindreque who was well supported by Lachlan MacNeill (85) in a partnership of 216. Sam Young made 85 in Wairau’s reply. Celtic’s Ryan Clark (93) fell just short of his own century against Renwick before Fergus Dodson took 5-25. Andrew Marshall took 3 wickets and top scored with 45 for Renwick.

Top performers in WK 4th and 5th grade competitions included; Alvert Nott (39), Niko Russell (3-11), Thomas Heagney (44), James Crowe (36), Spencer Gregg (75), Liam Cohen (33), Harry MacNeill (43), Jemimah Nation (5-25), Teagan Birkett (61), Max Ruffell (54), Sinclair Hill (49), Taylor Heger (4-17), Jemimah Nation (28), Pippa (20).

Unfortunately Marlborough’s Senior rep game in Westport and the U17 game in Nelson fell victim to the wet weather on Sunday. The next assignment for our senior rep players is the Hawke Cup game in Nelson over the weekend of 11th and 12th December while our U17 players prepare for the Central Districts tournament in Napier from 14th to 16th Dec. This Sunday our U15 rep team take on Nelson at Saxton Oval in a pre-tournament game prior to their CD tournament in Levin during January.

Our Women’s Social Cricket mid-week competition on Wednesday evenings continues to grow with a 9th team joining and plenty of fun and action. If you are interested in taking part contact eden@marlboroughcricket.co.nz