Esperance Toyota Shield 'hat-trick' for Vickers

Howzat?: Ben Vickers (4/3) who claimed a hat-trick in the second grade match against Esperance on the weekend. Photo: supplied.

Howzat?: Ben Vickers (4/3) who claimed a hat-trick in the second grade match against Esperance on the weekend. Photo: supplied.

ROUND 11 of the Esperance Toyota Shield saw T20's being played at Newtown Oval, with Newtown taking on Esperance and Ports taking on Coastal Warriors.

In what was to be a low scoring affair Esperance won the toss, batted first and were all out for 63 in the 19th over; Greg Hoffrichter (15) and Cam Irvin (10) being the only batsmen to make it into double figures.

Bowling for Newtown none were any better than youngster Jacob Wagenknecht (4/12) followed by Jason Bancroft (2/7).

In reply Newtown claimed a five-wicket win chasing down the required runs inside the 12th over thanks to Reece Griffiths (32no) and Gary Shawcross (18). 

For Esperance it was big brother Nathan Wagenknecht (2/17) who claimed the bowling honours.

In the second T20 match played at Newtown, Coastal Warriors batted first and were all out for 109 in the 20th over.

Jon-Paul Adams (36), Mark Harris (23) and Fraser O'Brien (20) being the main scores for the Warriors.

For Ports Saun Ashman (3/9), Thomas Edwards (2/15) and Josh Beattie (2/22) claimed bowling honours.

In reply Ports just could not chase the required runs, running out of overs and finishing nine runs short, ending their chase at eight for 101.

Brett Keevil (23), Andy McFarlane (16) and Christopher Ross (12) gave their all; for Coastals it was Christopher Bruhn (3/18) and captain Jeremy Curry (2/11) to claim bowling honours.

The Landmark Shield saw two matches played on Saturday with Esperance losing in a low scoring affair to Newtown at the Esperance Cricket Ground; while Coastal Warriors travelled out to the Cascade for a round six catch up match.

Sunday was again Coastals taking on Cascade in their round 12 match played at Gibson Oval.

Batting first, the hosts Esperance were bowled out for 94 in the 44th over with Trevor Ayers (35), Shane Manser (17no) and youngster Josh Dutchke (13) being the only players to trouble the score board.

While Greg Smith (2/10) bowled, well full honours must go to Ben Vickers (4/3) off only three overs and claiming the first hat-trick for the season.

In reply Newtown claimed a four-wicket win chasing down the required runs in the 26th over; Greg Smith (25), Joe Bezuedenhout (18no) and Mark Elliott (16) the chief run getters for Newtown, while for Esperance youngster Liam Baines (3/16) claimed bowling honours.

With only half a score card submitted, Cascade all out for 187 defeated Coastal Warriors all out for 106.

For Coastals Koltyn Tholstrup (27) and John Forrest (13) top scored. 

In the Cascade innings Ashley Weckert (3/18) and Nahian Biswas (2/43) claimed bowling honours.

Sunday saw Cascade travel to the Gibson Oval and again defeat Coastal Warriors, this time in another low scoring match.

Coastal Warriors batted first and were all out for 62 in the 25th over; Jevan Tholstrup (12) the only batsman to reach double figures.

Sundries top scored with 24. 

For Cascade Zack Wickstein (3/11), George Carmody (3/17) and Brodie Wickstein (3/19) all took bowling honours.

In reply Cascade claimed a four-wicket victory chasing down the required runs in the 21st over and claiming the bonus point.

Captain Nigel Bingham (34no) stood out to steer his side to victory. 

For Coastals it was captain Ashley Weckert (3/20) and Jevan Tholstrup (2/17) who claimed bowling honours.