A1/A1R Grade Match Reviews - Saturday 4th January
Date of Event Barossa and Light Cricket Association: Mon Jan 6, 2020 2:16PM

A1 Grade

South Gawler 5/228 (DW Redmond 95* J Kroon 48 T Cawrse 3/35) def Mallala 6/225(cc) (JN Birchmore 91* B Wilson 57 M Birchmore 43 D Judd Smith 2/44)


A high-scoring affair saw Mallala post 6/225 from their 40 overs. J. Birchmore carried his bat for 91 not out, putting on 97 for the first wicket with Wilson (57) who also posted a half-century. M. Birchmore (43) also made a helpful contribution, while Judd Smith (2/44) was the only multiple wicket-taker.


South Gawler's start saw them 2/18, which makes the chase all the more incredible, as Redmond (95*) became the second player in the match to finish unbeated just short of a century, all the while combining with Kroon (48) for a 98-run partnership. Despite the loss of Kroon, the remaining players supported Redmond to see them home in the second last over.

Freeling 3/93 (BW Montgomery 38* A Poulton 30* G Henschke 3/22) def Nuriootpa 89 (J Robertson 33 A Poulton 4/25 MA Chesson 3/8 BW Montgomery 2/25)


Nuriootpa batted first and lost both openers to be 2/2, and then 3/14 thanks to the work of openers Chesson (3/8) and Montgomery (2/25). The introduction of Poulton further harmed the Tigers' plight, as he took 4/25 to see them all out for 89. In response, Freeling were 3/25, before Poulton (30) joined Montgomery (38) to see them home in the 26th over.

Gilbert Valley 117 (DC Busch 53 B Burgess 4/23) def by Angaston 5/120 )D Schmidt 35* J Henke 31* JM Vandeleur 3/41 Tw Vater 2/13)


Gilbert Valley found themselves 5/52 and never really recovered against Angaston, as Busch (53) played a lone hand. BUrgess with 4/23 was the cheif destroyer, taking wickets throughout top, middle and lower order. The target of 118 was made with more than seven overs to spare, despite Angaston similarly finding themselves 5/50 before Schmidt (35) and Henke (31) steered them home.

Tanunda 148 (SA Colquhoun 26 R Robinson 4/15 C Roberts 2/6 RC HANDTKE 2/29 JM Diener 2/45) def by Sandy Creek 6/149(cc) (RC HANDTKE 37 AC Lewendon 29* D Koch 29 T Goers 2/28 M Boschen 2/36)


Tanunda won the toss at home, electing to bat, and were bowled out for 148 in the 38th over. Robinson took 4/15 opening up, with support from Handtke (2/29) and Diener (2/45) to restrict the Magpies' flight. They did bounce back with the ball to have Sandy Creek 3/25, however Handtke (37) had a good all-round game with support from Koch and Lewendon who each contributed 29, with the target chased down in a similar amount of overs.


A1 Reserves


Angaston 88 (D Kaye 3/4 S Davies 2/6 K Schutz 2/27 A CROSSLEY 2/34) def by Light Pass 2/90 (S Schrapel 47* T McArthur 31)


A dominant performance from Light Pass saw Angaston restricted to just 88 inside 23 overs. All bowlers claimed wickets, with Kaye's 3/4 coming in just 20 balls. No Angaston batter passed 20, while Light Pass made light work of the target, cruising to an eight-wicket win thanks to an unbeated 47 from Schrapel and 31 from skipper McArthur.

Willaston 1/136 (TE Payne 62 DW McIver 34* JD Quirk 32*) def Lyndoch 132 (R Muirhead 36* TH Burge 25 M MCIVER 3/16 Z Lowe 3/34 L Dunn 2/15)


Lyndoch were sent in by Willaston and quickly found themselves 3/35. THe change spells of M.McIver (3/16) and Lowe (3/34) made further inroads later in the innings as they were bowled out for 132.


Willaston made only one blemish, loising Payne (62) at 1/82, however to finish within 18 overs showed that the wicket hardly restricted their momentum.

Greenock 9/178 (H Noack 37 J Mccafferty 31 JD Lourens 3/24 H Hutton 2/32) def Gawler Central 9/174(cc) (JD Lourens 42* DJ Miller 33 CA Dawe 31 W Schluter Prouse 3/39 B Roennfeldt 2/47)


An entertaining contest in the first competitive game at Greenock for the season went right down to the last ball with 18 wickets falling. Galwer Central made 9/174, a great recovery from 6/77 thanks to 42* from Lourens and 33 from Miller. Schluter Prouse (3/39) lead the way with the ball, supported by Roennfeldt (2/47) as the other wicket-taker. 


Greenock were initially 2/7, with Hutton (2/32) claiming both openers. Lourens (3/24) backed up his work with the bat, however Noack (37) and McCafferty (31) put on 66 to restore momentum from 3/42. They fell within a few runs of each other, the latter starting a flurry of wickets. While the ninth wicket fell at 168, the Schulngers held on for the closest of wins.

Kapunda 156 (M Ryan 59 S Ryan 35 W Loffler 4/31 C Reese 2/19) def by Eudunda-Robertstown 4/160 (JH Mosey 63* D Cluse 28 D Menzel 2/20)


Eudunda-Robertstown travelled to Kapunda and came away with only their second lot of points for the season, in chasing down a target of 157 with a little over three overs to spare. The opening partnership of Reese (2/19) and Loffler (4/31) combined well to restrict the flow of runs and take top order wickets, supported well by their change bowlers. Resistance came from M. Ryan's half century (59) in a 57-run partnership with S. Ryan (35) for the fifth wicket, however the former's wicket saw the lower order fall away.


Despite the early loss of Zerner to D. Menzel (2/20), the remaining batters all made start, lead by 63 from Mosey who combined for three 40-run partnerships to take a six-wicket win.

Last updated: Monday January 6, 2020 3:48PM
Author: Sebastian Goldsmith