A1/A1R Grade Match Reviews - Saturday 14th December
Date of Event Barossa and Light Cricket Association: Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:47PM

A1 Grade


Angaston 7/190(cc) (S Rathjen 50 J Antonie 37 M Norton 3/11 J Roesler 2/30 DS Doecke 2/38) def Nuriootpa 106 (B Ryan 29 BP Woodards 5/12 J Antonie 2/23)


Angaston won the toss at home and took the chance to bat first, posting 7/190 from their 40 overs. They lost their third wicket at 59, before a string of starts as well as a half century to Rathjen and 37 to J. Antonie. Norton (3/11) took the first three wickets to fall in a miserly eight-over spell, while Doecke (2/38) and Roesler (2/30) also featured in the wickets column.


In reply, Nuriootpa's innings never really got going, as they were bowled out for 106. Woodards took 5/12, with he and J. Antonie (2/23) bowling helpful first and second change spells. 

Sandy Creek 9/165(cc) (RC HANDTKE 29 GL DAVIS 26 RR McCard 4/23 DJ Golder 2/12 M Knight 2/29) def by South Gawler7/180(cc) (RR McCard 76 RT Barker 51 CL Graser 29 NA Gum 3/37 RC HANDTKE 2/37)


South Gawler posted 7/180 batting first, which featured a bit of a mixed bag, five batsman were dismissed in single figures, while R. Barker (51) and Rob McCard (76) posted half-centuries and Graser a useful 29. Gum took 3/37 and Handtke 2/37.


Sandy's chase got off to the worst possible start as they lose Lewendon on 0 for 0, and while they would recover, they were always struggling to keep pace with the target. The skipper Handtke (29) and McCard (4/23) had a good day with bat and ball.

Gilbert Valley 9/185(cc) (JM Vandeleur 56* C Schwartz 49 P Mernagh 2/11 T Goers 2/21) def by Tanunda 198 (C Gattermayr 60 T Goers 54 Tw Vater 4/32 C Schwartz 3/4 T Connell 3/49)


Tanunda travelled up to Saddleworth and liked what they saw, winning the toss and being bowled out on the last ball for 198. The openers Gattermayr (60) and Goers (54) put on a century opening stand to dominate the scoring, but Gilbert Valley fought back to ensure no other batsman passed 20. Vater opening, took 4/32, and Connell 3/49 along with a brief spell of 3/4 from C. Schwartz.


A patient start saw Gilbert Valley rebuild after each wicket, as C. Schwartz made 49 and the other top order made useful starts. J. Vandeleur (56*) would not be denied, however Tanunda's bowlers took wickets at the other end to restrict the Bulls to 9/185 at the close.

Mallala 8/148(cc) (B Wilson 41 M Birchmore 39 T COOPER 2/13) def Freeling 147 (BW Montgomery 49 A Poulton 47 JN Birchmore 3/36 B Wilson 2/30 CR Curnow 2/34)


Mallala and Freeling played out a thriller as the former finished their 40 overs with 8/148. Wilson (41) and Birchmore (39) combined well to take the score to nearly a hundred, but Freeling's perseverance saw them claim a number of late wickets.


Freeling were all of a sudden 3/15 in the chase and then 4/34, as Mallala's opening bowlers Wilson (2/30) and Curnow (2/34) got through the top order, as Montgomery (49) joined Poulton (47) to turn things around. They put on 68, however the introduction of Birchmore (3/36) was critical, who dismissed the two in batsman, and would eventually claim the last wicket to give Mallala a one-run victory.


A1 Reserves


Light Pass 3/84 (A CROSSLEY 43) def Kapunda 83 (L Schutz 6/28 A CROSSLEY 2/19)


Light Pass hosted Kapunda and immediately had them in trouble, as they were bowled out for 83, their first three wickets falling for three runs, and their last six for eleven runs. Schutz lead all comers with 6/28.


They made light work of the chase, attacking from the outset to take the win in the thirteenth over, albeit with the loss of three weeks. Crossley made a brisk 43 off 33 balls, with five fours and three sixes to put the result beyond doubt quite early.


Lyndoch 9/200(cc) (MJ Robinson 82 TH Burge 39 W Schluter Prouse 4/38 B Verne 3/49) def Greenock10/195 (B Verne 54 B Roennfeldt 37 W Schluter Prouse 28 N Goulding 3/19 W Roberts 2/24 MW Dalliston 2/45)


A close finish came out of this game, as Greenock sent Lyndoch in and chased a bit of leather to concede an even 200 from 40 overs. Robinson made 82 from 75 balls to dominate at first drop, while Schluter-Prouse lead the way with the ball, taking 4/38.


Greenock lose both openers early to be 2/14, but recovered well to build despite the regular fall of wickets. A late flurry from Roennfeldt (37) took the score from 8/128 towards the victory target, but the Schlungers would fall five runs short.

Willaston 5/260(cc) (B Nottle 106 DW McIver 43 Z Lowe 37* JH Mosey 2/35) def Eudunda-Robertstown 5/121 (JH Mosey 48 SR Nietschke 31* Z Lowe 2/39)


Scores incomplete

Angaston 200 (LC Lade 64 L Stephens 27 S Brading 2/13 H Hutton 2/24 J Billing 2/36 C Bilney 2/39) def Gawler Central 142 (D Sharma 36 J Hamilton 26 M Carter 3/17 H Ratcliff 3/43 J Henke 2/22 B Sibley 2/35)


Angaston also made an even 200, with Lade (64) making a half century, howeverr credit to the Gawler Central bowlers who toiled hard to remove all ten wickets. They did however get off to a shaky start in the chase, and would lose wickets regularly to be bowled out for 142.

Last updated: Wednesday December 18, 2019 4:06PM
Author: Seb Goldsmith