A1 Grade - Round 9Sandy Creek 8/204(cc) (C Roberts 72 R Horsburgh 35* L Slok 3/57) def Gilbert Valley 152 (JM Vandeleur 56 A Bruce 33 DC Busch 26 RC HANDTKE 3/35 R Robinson 2/21 C Roberts 2/30 GL DAVIS 2/38)
Sandy Creek posted 8/204 from their 40 overs, a great recovery from 7/76. The fightback came from Roberts (72 off 54) and Horsburgh (35) who put on 105 for the eighth wicket, which would prove critical. Slok's 3/57 lead all comers with the bowling, despite going at seven runs an over, with all other bowlers used claiming a solitary wicket each.
Gilbert Valley's response followed similar lines as they were restricted to 5/63. While a 72-run partnership from Vandeleur (56) and Busch (26) was of help, the latter's dismissal triggered a collapse, as the Bulls lost their last five wickets for just 17 runs. The openers Robinson and Davis took 2 wickets each, with second and third change bowlers Handtke and Roberts also taking wickets at critical times. South Gawler 9/190(cc) (S O'Donoghue 55 DW Redmond 49 RG Lacey 3/35 DS Doecke 2/47) def by Nuriootpa 5/194 (J Robertson 73* J Roesler 43 J Dare 2/28 D Judd Smith 2/47)
South Gawler hosted Nuriootpa, and posted 9/190 from their 40 overs thanks to a half-century from O'Donoghue and 49 from the captain Redmond. The wicket takers were lead by 2/47 from Doecke opening up, and 3/35 from Lacey at third change. In early trouble at 3/29, they steadied through Robertson (73) and Roesler (43) who put on 87 for the fifth wicket and eventually to a five-wicket win.Freeling 144 (BW Montgomery 58 A Poulton 25 D Abinett 3/15 T Goers 2/8 SA Colquhoun 2/41) def by Tanunda1/246(cc) (SA Colquhoun 116* T Goers 115)
Freeling's difficult season was compounded by taking just a solitary wicket (and that was a run out) as Tanunda plundered 1/246 from their 40 overs. Centuries from Goers and Colquhoun saw an opening partnership of 222. They would then lose their first wicket without a run scored, however put in a spirited performance. Montgomery lead as skipper with 58, with Poulton hitting 25, but the enormity of the total was evident as Freeling were bowled out for 144 in the 32nd over.Mallala 93 (S Rathjen 3/24 BP Woodards 2/6) def by Angaston 9/159(cc) (J Antonie 28 JE Miles 27 CR Curnow 3/27 M Taylor 2/21)
Angaston posted 9/159 from their 40 overs against Mallala, with Curnow's 3/27 claiming one of their openers and also two set batsmen, Ben Burgess (22) and Ratrhjen (24). Mallala struggled throughout, as only three players passed double figures. Woodards' 2/6 in nearly eight overs was miserly, and was mirrored by his fellow bowlers, as Rathjen had a useful all round game, taking 3/24.
A1 Reserves - Round 9Angaston 5/169 (L Peel 43* A Pfeiffer 37* LC Lade 33 L Doecke 26 MJ Robinson 4/13) def Lyndoch 165 (MJ Robinson 35 J Owen 26 S Goulding 25 A Kurtz 3/25 T Holmes 3/27 L Doecke 2/34)
Angaston took the points in both A1 and A1Rs as they posted 165, bowled out by Lyndoch in the 39th over. Holmes and Kurtz took 3 wickets each, while Robinson top scored with 35. Angaston's response saw the loss of Kurtz at 1/19, and then a minor collapse of 4/20, before Peel (43) and Pfeiffer (37) combined for an unbroken 82-run partnership to claim the points.Gawler Central v KapundaGreenock 169 (J Mccafferty 45* G Stevens 43 DW McIver 3/37 M MCIVER 2/19 TE Payne 2/29) def by Willaston 3/172 (TE Payne 62 JD Quirk 40 Z Lowe 34*)
Greenock were sent in by Willaston, who had almost immediate success and backed it up with a run of 4/34 to restrict the Schlungers to 5/76. McCafferty fought back with 45, batting with the tail to help post 169 as they were bowled out for 169. Willaston cruised to victory with back-to-back half-century partnerships and three-players making genuine starts to help them to a seven-wicket win.Light Pass 7/223 (T McArthur 98 R Bourne 33 B Nitschke 26* AJ Wendt 3/28 C Reese 2/48) def Eudunda-Robertstown 222 (D Cluse 106 JH Mosey 49 MC Zerner 27 L Schutz 4/43 K Schutz 2/19 S Davies 2/20)
A high-scoring contest saw Eudunda-Robertstown post 222, as they were bowled out in the 40th over. David Cluse opened up and hit 106, as they posted a century opening stand. Light Pass ultimately took 9/70 once they claimed the wicket of Cluse, with the two Schutz bowlers claiming six wickets between them. The response from Light Pass saw them 3/36, before their century partnership came for the fourth wicket between McArthur and Bourne. The former departed for 98, allowing Nitschke (26) to come through and hit five boundaries to claim the win.