Game 1 vs ACT/NSW Country – One-Day
After winning the toss Tasmania’s Captain, Cooper Anthes, elected to bowl. In impressive fashion, TAS managed to bowl ACT/NSW Country all out for 138 runs. It was thanks to some very handy 3-fa’s from Samuel Voss, Nivethan Radhakrishnan and Jesse Willmott. Alex Wynwood also put in a solid stint with three excellent catches.
In outstanding fashion Tasmania was able to chase the total down comfortably with Zac Phair making 37 (35) and Sam Wright totalling 44 (60), but it was Alex Wynwood who stole the show, smashing his way to 58 off only 38 balls. The boys were able to chase down ACT/NSW Country’s total down in 28 overs winning with a bonus point.
Game 2 vs Northern Territory – One-Day
After losing the toss the Tassie boys were sent into bat. It was a shaky start with Tasmania left at 7-194 until Spencer Hayes came to the crease and smacked a very impressive 51 off 27 balls. Nicholas Davis also made a handy 51 off 49, helping Tasmania post the very decent total of 273 runs by the end of the innings.
Northern Territory came out to the crease on a mission, but a steady fall of wickets restricted their run chase and dismissed them all out for 188 runs. Joseph McGann, Jesse Willmott, and James Scott all collected two wickets each, once again assisting the Tasmanians to another bonus point.
Game 3 vs VIC Metro – T20
It was weather due to rain that forced the clash against VIC Metro to be turned into a T20 game under lights. Tasmania won the toss and made the decision to bowl first. Jesse Willmott was the man to get the team off to a tidy start, bowling 3 overs in the power play and taking a very impressive 2-7. Hunter Wright was also able to collect two wickets that assisted in keeping VIC Metro to just 120 off their 20 overs.
In reply Tasmania was able to fight their way to 7-108, requiring 12 runs off the last over. It was Nivethan Radhakrishnan, who posted 62 (53) and carried his bat through the innings to hit two sixes in the last over that allowed Tasmania to secure a spot at the top of the table for the round stages.
The U19 boys will now take on NSW Metro in the Semi-final on Wednesday at 9.30am.
A special mention to Jesse Wilmott who is currently is 2nd on the wickets list for the carnival, with 7 wickets as an U17s player.