Holland was run out for one in the second over of Ringwood’s disappointing 189 – a total which the Magpies passed five down, despite Holland trapping a crestfallen McManus leg before wicket for three.
St Cross Symondians all-rounder Jack Bransgrove is enjoying a second winter in Melbourne, where he previously played in his 2013 pre-university gap year.
He plays in the same Brighton sub-district side as Calmore Sports’ left-hander Ben Johns and, so far, has taken seven wickets in three games in addition to hitting 148 runs (including a first up 75), with a fair sprinkling of sixes !
Johns, meanwhile, has been starved of much batting opportunity in recent weeks, but has 263 runs to his name, including two 75-plus scores which earned him a first team place.
Across the city, South Wilts pair Luke Evans and Ben Draper had a day to forget as Parkdale crashed to a heavy defeat against Hampton.
Batting nine, New Milton teen Raff Hussey is getting little opportunity to build any sort of innings in the South Australia Second Grade with Port Adelaide – but he’s certainly developing as a bowler !
Hussey seldom bowls for the Green & Golds back home, but in his last two games in Adelaide he’s taken 3-19 in a 16-over stint against Northern Districts and followed it up with an impressive 1-23 return off ten overs v Glenelg. Hussey is spending the winter at the Darren Lehmann Academy prior to taking up an offer to study at Loughborough.