A1/A1R Grade Match Reviews - Saturday 8th February
A1 Grade - Round 12
Mallala 9/239(cc) (JN Birchmore 82 D Cawrse 40 B Wilson 38 J O'Brien 35 M Boschen 5/62 T Goers 2/29 LD Snowden 2/42) v Tanunda
Hosting Tanunda, Mallala batted first to post 9/239 in the 75th over. An opening partnership of 78 ensured a good start for the batting side, however the introduction of fourth and fifth change bowlers Snowden (2/42) and Goers (2/29) helped to bring Tanunda back in the game. Mallala steadied through J. Birchmore (82), O'Brien (35), and =Cawrse (40) but the return of opening bowler Boschen (5/62) meant that from 6/227 they would lose 4/12 at the end of their innings.
Angaston 131 (B Antonie 37 JM Diener 4/22 C Roberts 3/32 R Robinson 2/40) v Sandy Creek 3/43
Angaston won the toss and and made a reasonable start to get to 0/41, but would then lose wickets regularly to be all out for 131. The middle section saw a collapse of 7/21 through the bowling of Diener (4/22) and Roberts (3/32). Angaston fought back to claim three Sandy Creek wickets to see them 3/43 after 27 overs, with single wickets to J. Antonie, Henke and Doecke.Freeling 6/69 (IM McMillan 48 RR McCard 3/20 J Dare 2/19) v South Gawler 176 (RT Barker 45 DW Redmond 35 RR McCard 31 BW Montgomery 6/59 A Poulton 3/59)
South Gawler were inserted by Freeling, with the move working well initially as the openers Montgomery and Poulton claimed three early wickets to have the Lions 3/54. Redmond (35) and Riley Barker (45) put some respect back into the total, however Kailem chimed in with the wicket of Redmond and Montgomery returned to claim Barker and would then go on to claim 6/59, with Poulton supporting with 3/59. After being bowled out for 176, South Gawler fought back in the remaining 23 overs of the day to have Freeling reeling at 6/69. McMillan (48) aside, no other batsman reached double figures as the opening bowlers of McCard (3/2) and Dare (2/19) tore through.Nuriootpa 8/275(dec) (J Robertson 64 LA Steinborner 52 M Norton 36 J Gerhardy 32 M Milne 25 Tw Vater 3/42 JM Vandeleur 2/42) v Gilbert Valley 2/13
Nuriootpa had the luxury of declaring on the first day at 8/275 after half-centuries from Steinborner (52) and Robertson (64) was compounded by some late hitting from the lower order. Vater (3/42) and Vandeleur (2/42) were the pick of the Gilbert Valley bowlers along with Condon's 1/52 off 15 overs. WIth eleven overs to face, the opening bowlers Doecke and Norton were able to claim a wicket each to leave the Bulls 2/13 at the close of play on the first day.
A1 Reserves Grade - Round 12
Gawler Central6/135(dec) (JD Lourens 42* MC Zerner 2/21 R Cluse 2/26) v Eudunda-Robertstown 68 (L King 3/14 JD Lourens 2/11) and 1/17
Gawler Central take the upper hand into the second day of their clash with Eudunda-Robertstown with a 50-run first innings lead and already a wicket in the second innings. Having bowled them out for 68, Centrals declared 6/135 after just 27.3 overs, Josh Lourens followed up with 2/11 in the first innings to make 42 off 28 balls with two fours and four sixes, and would then take the first wicket in the second innings to round out a good day for him!Greenock1/78 (S Nitschke 48* DW Murray 26*) v Angaston 109 (M Carter 32 J Fowler 3/19 B Roennfeldt 3/26)
Greenock sent Angaston in, with good returns as the Panthers were bowled out for 109 inside 47 overs, with three-wicket hauls to Fowler and Roennfeldt,. Despite the early loss of Noack, Greenock pushed forward to be 1/78 at the close, with the not out batsmen Nitschke (48*) and Murray (26*) having put on 53 runs thus far.
Kapunda 125 (B Johnson 59 S Ryan 30 MJ Robinson 4/22 W Roberts 3/2 N Goulding 2/28) v Lyndoch 0/11
Kapunda were immediately in trouble at 4/36 as the Lyndoch bowlers restricted heavily, particularly through the miserly efforts of Roberts with 3/2 off 14 overs, including 12 maidens. A half-century from Johnson helped restore some confidence into the Bombers' line up, as he put on 53 with Ryan (30), however the latter's dismissal triggered a collapse of 5/15 to close the innings.
Willaston1/80 (DW McIver 60*) v Light Pass 114 (TE Payne 6/37 L Dunn 2/26)
Light Pass have some ground to make up in their match, as Willaston find themselves 1/80 in pursuit of their first innings total of 114. The Payne haul of 6/37 dominated proceedings, as no Light Pass batsman passed 30. While Payne was dismissed cheaply with the bat, a half-century from McIver (60*) included nine fours and two sixes.