CDCA season swings into action

Guildford’s A Reserve side were under pressure early from the North Castlemaine pace attack at Wesley Hill. Photo: Max Lesser.

Castlemaine District Cricket Association senior sides kicked off the 2023-2024 season on Saturday with one day matches contested in A Grade and A Reserve. The highlights of the round were a century for Maiden Gully Lions A Reserve batsman Brodie Hogan with 104 against Castlemaine United, whilst Taradale A Reserve bowler Luke Cameron took 3-7 against Muckleford. 

The B Grade competition is set to commence this Saturday October 21 with Heathcote joining the CDCA this season and Campbells Creek Colts making their return to senior cricket. C Grade (Under 16) sides also commence their 2023-2024 season this Saturday with Maryborough, Carisbrook and Colts Phelans joining the division. The Women’s competition is scheduled to begin tonight Friday evening October 20 with Campbells Creek Colts to join the comp. 

Results were as follows: 

A Grade 

Barkers Creek 3-139 (Bodhi Robinson 76 not out, Nash Robinson 20) defeated Maiden Gully Lions 9-137 (Tim Bubb 60, Guy Moore 19; Darby Semmens 3-12, Kalan Huntly 3-27). 

Muckleford 8-191 (John Watson 75, Edward Gingell 50; James Chaffey 2-38, David George 2-37) drew with Castlemaine United 10-191 (Levi Chaffey 54, Darin Rush 22, Owen Brasher 22; John Watson 3-33). 

Guildford 7-261 (DS Wijemanna 98, Joshua Eastley 57, Nathan Webster 50; Louis Chapman 2-38, Nick Ebery 2-40, Henry Phoenix 2-56) defeated Newstead 10-121 (Samuel Winnard 56, Cameron Hepburn 13; DS Wijemanna 3-24, Matthew Manning 2-22, Cordie McKendry 2-16). 

A Reserve 

Maiden Gully Lions 4-297 (Brodie Hogan 104, William Vallely 74, Daniel Plowright 65; Darren Baker 2-43) defeated Castlemaine United 10-113 (Declan Brasher 32, Mokshara Wathsaranga Thilakasiri 16, Will Penrose 14; Robert Douglas 2-5, William Trew 2-8, Oliver McKenzie 2-18, Zac Justice 2-17). 

Taradale 7-216 (Andrew Young 72, Leigh Bennett 44, Brock Fletch 26; Craig Tingay 2-29, Jack Smith 2-30) defeated Muckleford 10-104 (Neville Cooper 25, Craig Tingay 22, Stu Findlay 19; Luke Cameron 3-7, Steve Learmonth 2-10). 

North Castlemaine 4-62 (Sandeep Brar 24 not out, Gavin James 19; Oscar Thomas 2-19, Kyle Gellatly 2-28) defeated Guildford 10-57 (Jordan Hardy 16, Angus Mychajlyszyn 15; Jamie Allan 2-2, Sandeep Brar 2-4, Tarshpreet Singh 2-11, Max Matheson 2-15). 

Barkers Creek forfeited to Newstead. 

Harcourt had the bye. 

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