Match Reviews - Saturday 7th December 2019
Sandy Creek v Angaston
Sandy Creek 224 (C Roberts 89 JM Diener 74 J Antonie 2/28 B Burgess 2/37 B Antonie 2/51) def by Angaston 8/230(cc) (J Antonie 87 JE Miles 35 A Murphy 34* RC HANDTKE 3/34 GL DAVIS 2/13)
Angaston travelled to Sandy Creek and took first opportunity in batting first. The opening bowling of Davis helped in claiming two early wickets, followed by a brief collapse that saw Angastonr restricted to 5/71. Some life was breathed back into the innings by J. Antonie (87) and Murphy (34) who put on 125 for the sixth wicket, while the tag wagged briefly to get the score to 8/230 from 40 overs. Handtke was the leading wicket taker with 3/34.
Sandy Creek also lost both openers cheaply, but Diener (74) showed great resistance at one end as wickets fell at the other end. Roberts hit a very breezy 89 from just 42 balls, but his dismissal with 14 runs left to score saw a collapse with Sandy Creek falling just seven runs short of the target to be bowled out for 224. WIckets were reasonably shared, with J. Antonie (2/28), Brett Burgess (2/37) and B. Antonie (2/51) taking multiple scalps.
South Gawler v Freeling
South Gawler 220 (CL Graser 53 W Andrews 46 JX Ahern 29 DW Redmond 27 RR McCard 26 MA Chesson 4/49 A Poulton 2/20 BW Montgomery 2/36) def Freeling 130 (A Poulton 36 S Daff 31 DJ Golder 4/23 RG Head 3/25 M Knight 2/26)
South Gawler hosted Freeling and through winning the toss, put early pressure on with an opening stand of 79. The introduction of Poulton (2/20) saw him remove both openers, and while the top five all got starts, the Freeling bowlers must be credited with a fight back, as the last seven wickets fell for 49 runs. The openers Chesson with 4/49 and Montgomery 2/36 came back to bowl fruitful later spells.
Unfortunately for Freeling, they couldn't take the same momentum in with the bat, as they crumbled to be all out for 130. Poulton (36) had a day out with both bat and ball, and Daff also hit 31, but they lacked support. Golder lead the wickets with 4/23, Head took 3/25 and Knight 2/26.
Gilbert Valley v NuriootpaGilbert Valley 173 (JM Vandeleur 69 K Vandeleur 48 B O'Dowd 4/20 AD Wilson 2/20) def by Nuriootpa 5/175 (AD Wilson 52* B Ryan 38 M Norton 30 C Schwartz 2/24 Tw Vater 2/30)
Nuriootpa took the points with them from Saddleworth in the only result of the A1 round that saw a team win batting second. At one stage, Gilbert Valley were 1/110 with the Vandeleurs scoring well, however James fell for 69 and wickets began to fall regularly, as they were bowled out for 173.
In reply, Nuriootpa would lose two wickets at 49, and another either side of 100, but were otherwise not troubled, as they passed the score five wickets down with more than eight overs to spare. C. Schwartz (2/24) and Vater (2/30) toiled hard and were rewarded, however a half century from Wilson (52*) saw them home, supported by Ryan (38) and Norton (30).
Tanunda v Mallala
Tanunda 3/230 (T Goers 90 SA Colquhoun 78) def Mallala 68 (M Boschen 4/15 SA Colquhoun 4/20)
Tanunda took the points comfortably as they amassed 3/230 from their 40 overs. Both openers, Goers (90) and Colquhoun (78) made half centuries, while three bowlers took a wicket each.
In reply, Mallala lost both openers with a single run between them, and only three batsman passed double figures as they were bowled out for 68 prior to the first drinks break. Boschen (4/15) and Colquhoun (4/20) took eight wickets between them in 13 overs, the latter completing a useful contribution with both bat and ball.
Angaston7/166(cc) (T Jackaman 53 L Doecke 27 J Henke 26 B Roennfeldt 3/25) def by Greenock 7/168 (DR Coombs 71 W Schluter Prouse 34 J Henke 2/25 B Sibley 2/32 T Holmes 2/42)
An entertaining contest saw almost the full 80 overs bowled and 14 wickets fall, as Angaston batted first, making 7/166. Jackamann (53) made a half century opening up, while Roennfeldt (3/25) was a clear pick of the bowlers.
They would take their momentum into Greenock's innings, the Schlungers at one stage 4/39 as the opening bowlers Sibley (2/32) and Holmes (2/42) were difficult to negotiate. However Coombs (71) turned the tide with the help of Schluter-Prouse (34) to get them within sight of the target, which was negotiated seven wickets down with two overs to spare.Light Pass v Willaston - scores unavailableLyndoch3/235(cc) (TH Burge 83* N Goulding 56 J Owen 33* B Williams 28) def Kapunda 154 (L Mickan 46 B Johnson 35 JA SMEDLEY 32 MJ Robinson 3/28 BR Tanti 2/12 R Muirhead 2/24 N Goulding 2/59)
All of Lyndoch's top five passed double figures as they batted first to make 3/235 from 40 overs. Burge (83) hit 11 fours and 3 sixes, while Goulding up the top also passed fifty and the others made useful contributions.
Kapunda had a shaky start that they never recovered from in the chase, falling to 7/60. Mickan (46) and Smedley (32) then put on 82 for the eighth wicket, however the target was never in sight as they were bowled out for 154. Robinson took 3/28 with the remaining wickets shared amongst Lyndoch's bowlers.Eudunda-Robertstown3/182(cc) (JH Mosey 64 B Launer 42* MC Zerner 40 D Cluse 25) v Gawler Central (6/182 E Stibbs 51 J Hamilton 34* D Sharma 32 N Lewis 2/22 EJ Pfitzner 2/46)
A healthy batting performance saw Eudunda-Robertson post 3/182 from their 40 overs, however Gawler Central, despite needing more resources, were able to pass this in the 39th over. Despite losing both openers, they regained momentum thanks to 51 from Stibbs, 34 from Jack Hamilton at the end and 32 from the skipper Dhruv Sharma.