Grange v Reynella
Reynella’s outstanding start to the season continued when it proved too strong for Grange in their A1 clash at Grange Oval.
A stylish century from Reynella’s number three Vineeth Manjunath (134) put the visitors in the box seat after they had dismissed Grange for 187 in the first innings. Resuming at 2/19 the Wineflies cruised to 306 with Manjunath dominating with 20 fours and one six. Mark Nankervis (50), Matthew Hehner (35) and captain Richard Gabb (32) also played strong hands. There weren’t too many highlights for the Dolphins but Kurtis Cox capped off a strong game with 4/54 to back up his 71 on day one. James Smart bowled well early to take 4/82.
Prince Alfred OC v St Peter’s OC
The clash of the college arch rivals saw St Peter’s easily chase down the Reds’ 189 to finish with 279. Ned Looker dominated with 88 for SPOC, while Tom Hunter provided key help with 43. Keagan English led the scorers for the Reds in the first innings with 51, while Michael Richardson (36) and Jack Latchford (31) were handy. Joel Thiele battled well for the Reds with the ball to take 3/28 but SPOC’s solid line up saw it hold the aces to make it two wins from two matches.
Payneham v Para Hills
Para Hills only needed one innings of 209 to claim an outright against Payneham at Payneham Oval. Batting first the Hornets handled the tricky pitch relatively well with Tom Parton (64) and captain Travis Wordsworth (48) leading the way. But the turning point came in the short period before stumps on day one when the Dukes crashed to 4/27. Day two was no better as they were dismissed for 85 and 86 in the second dig when the follow on was enforced. Wordsworth (5/27, second innings) and Tyson Roling (5/42, first innings) caused havoc among the Dukes’ bats, while Tom Predgen was about the only highlight for the home side with 44 in the second innings.
Port District v Goodwood
Port District had plenty of anxious moments before holding off Goodwood’s gallant bid for victory at Largs Reserve. Compiling 331 on day one the Magpies chipped away at the Roos’ line up in a fluctuating second day to dismiss the visitors for 294 in the 77th over to win their first game ever in A1. Port captain Sam Harvey led from the front with 93 and 5/70 off 18 overs. The Roos had plenty of good contributors with opener Alan Slater (67), Rowan Stagg (53) and Jarrad Satanek (51no) among the prime movers in the run chase. Captain Brad Muggleton combined with Satanek for a last-wicket stand of 55.
Rostrevor OC v Hope Valley
Hope Valley wasted little time in bouncing back from a tough opening-round loss against Walkerville by beating Rostrevor at Rostrevor College.
ROC struggled with the bat to make 208 in its first innings, while the Demons put their stamp on the match early in their innings with opener Elliott Oates (100) and number three Aidan Wilkins (119) helping their side to 8/323dec.
Oates posted 13 fours, while Wilkins carved up 20 fours and two sixes. ROC captain Mitchell Simpson led from the front with the bat to make 85 on day one, while Brodie Moore scored 25.
Walkerville v Pooraka
Pooraka’s class and ability to score big was on show again when it outgunned Walkerville at Walkerville. Pooraka batted first and piled on 348 with opener Jye Bailey (119), Jamie Jarrett (58) and Steven Marks (48) leading the charge. The Cats battled hard to make 229 at their turn at the crease but Matt Perilli (109) provided a highlight with his strong knock, while Andrew Westphal was solid with 40. Pooraka then finetuned its batting with 1/176 in its second dig to keep its unbeaten run intact.
Pooraka v Brighton
Brighton enjoyed a rare win at Lindblom Park when it won comfortably against Pooraka. Setting the pace from the start the Bombers made 7/321 on day one with Jacob Fishwick top scoring with 87 and Brad Campbell next best with 60. The visitors put pressure on the Bulls line up from the start of their innings with Rocco Calabria (72), Adam Drew (37) and Andrew Tompkins (34no) solid. Stuart Martin led the Brighton bowlers with 3/46 but Simon Hatji played a key part with 1/20 off 22 overs with 11 maidens.
Ingle Farm v Hectorville
Ingle Farm easily accounted for Hectorville at Rowe Park. Pursuing the Hounds’ 134, the Bulldogs reeled that score in to take 8/245, mainly on the back of a spirited 127 from Jamie McCafferty and good back up from Jordan Charles with 62. Allan Jose had good moments with the ball for the Hounds with 3/43. Hectorville battled to 5/84 in its second innings. The Bulldogs are unbeaten after two rounds.
Woodville Rechabite v Fulham
Woodville Rechabite set the pace with the bat on day one and it paid dividends in its win against Fulham. The Wreckers chalked up 9/242 with Mark Holton (64) Joshua Rosenthal (61), Adam Crichton (34) and Paul Duffett (30) all providing handy knocks. The Falcons struggled for momentum on day two to be bowled out for 161. Luke Adcock was outstanding with 87, while Lachlan Hammond took 4/30 for the Wreckers.
Flinders Park v Pembroke OS
Pembroke Old Scholars took first innings points against Flinders Park at Flinders Park in a game which could have provided an outright result for either side. The Reds were skittled for 107 in the first innings, the Kings replied with 136 and the Reds then piled on the runs in their second innings to finish 2/210 dec. Set 173 to win the Kings held out to make 8/141. Sam Cousins made 90 for the Reds in the second innings, while James Winnard starred for the Kings with 6/22 in the first innings.
Old Scotch v Marion
Tony Scott’s 100 and Alex Decesare with 77 proved the key point to Old Scotch’s victory against Marion at Scotch College. Batting first the home side looked set for a huge score but was reeled in to finish 9/279 on day one after sitting at 0/188. But the runs on the board theory was put into practice when the Marion bats struggled for momentum to finish 156 in reply. Steve McAllister (39) and captain Warrick Stanborough (35) were best of the Marion bats, while Tom Bourne was strong for Old Scotch with 6/46 from 29.5 overs. Harry White was solid with 3/29.
Woodville South v Unley
Unley had little trouble cruising past Woodville South’s 103 to post 6/349dec in their match at Woodville South. Jake Carrick-Smith was the star of the match for the Gunners with 147no after resuming on day two at 55no. Chris Geddie supported with a knock of 35 and 4/15 with the ball, while Zac Treloar also created problems for the Cats with 4/33. The Cats fared a little better in the second innings with 5/127, Kris Hennessy leading the way with 46, while Ben Vinci made 37.