Red Caps win in 19 overs

Tasman's Jason Fauser was unbeaten on 56.
Tasman's Jason Fauser was unbeaten on 56.

B grade

Tasman 3/98 Charlton 10/94

TASMAN hosted Charlton in the B grade at Ravendale at the weekend in a game both teams wanted to win leading into finals.

Charlton won the toss and elected to bat first in the blustery conditions.

The Tasman opening bowler Jyrah Miller was rewarded early removing Liam Knight on the second ball of the inning which put Charlton on the back foot from the start.

The innings never got going for the reigning premiers, losing wickets regularly thanks to some good bowling from Tyson Dodd and skipper Ben Wilks.

The only resistance came from David Goddard and the recently retired Ash Gray, the pair adding 22 for the sixth wicket before Wilks struck on the stroke of drinks, removing Goddard for 30 to leave Charlton on the back foot at 6/60.

The bowling of Tasman continued to keep it tight after drinks and this brought about the final four wickets pretty quickly.

The tail did not wag as the visitors would have liked, with Charlton bowled out for just 94 in the 30th over.

Best of the bowlers were Ben Wilks with two maidens and 4/17 off 7.3 and Tyson Dodd with one maiden and 4/32 off eight overs.

Tasman opened the bat with the ever-reliable Jason Fauser and David Harrison. 

The pair looked to get their side off to a good start with Fauser opening the scoring with a boundary off the second ball.

The partnership did not last long with Nick Wright rattling the stumps of Harrison in the third over to give Charlton the early breakthrough they needed.

Tyson Dodd came to the wicket and looked positive from ball one, which allowed Fauser to ply his trade from the other end.

The partnership blossomed and continued to grow as the batsman piled on the pressure, hitting the boundary at will.

The left arm of David Goddard was called upon by his captain which payed off immediately removing Dodd with his first ball for 20, leaving the hosts at 2/52, needing just 42 runs to win.

Fauser continued on his merry way hitting the ball to all parts of the ground and brought up his half century nearing the end of the game.

Tasman passed the modest total with only three wickets down in the 19th over, with Fauser unbeaten on 56.

Best of the bowlers for Charlton was Andy Wilsdon with 1/13 off 3.4 overs and Nick Wright with 1/29 off five overs.

Tasman will now take on Southern Eyre South at Wangary on Saturday and Charlton is set to play Wayback at Ravendale.

The other B grade match will see Lincoln South and Tod River play at Poole Oval.