Around The Grounds - Round 3

 A1 Premier Grade


Goodwood v St Peter’s OC

St Peter’s OC continued its winning way when it proved too strong for Goodwood in their clash at Goodwood Oval. The Saints went on the attack on day one to chalk up 7/357dec, mainly courtesy of Ned Looker who carved up 108 from 70 balls. Jack Johnson provided a handy knock with 71. The Roos battled hard but could not find enough partnerships to trouble the Saints, finishing with 176. Imran Webb topscored for the Roos with 39. SPOC was 1/89 in its second dig.


Hope Valley v Payneham

A club-record tenth-wicket stand saw Payneham pull off a stunning win against Hope Valley. The Dukes, looking down for the count at 9/211, saw number 10 Greg Rose (38) and number 11 Lochlan Roberts (60) set after the Hope Valley target of 275. The tailenders battled with style and sense to help their side to finish all out for 308. Chris Ansell made 83, while James Stagg contributed 59. Hope Valley enjoyed an outstanding effort from Aidan Wilkins on day one with 132.


Para Hills v Prince Alfred OC

Para Hills’ never-say-die attitude paid off when it beat Prince Alfred Old Collegians at home. The Hornets looked in trouble with 133 in their first innings, while the Reds tackled day two on 4/102. But an inspired bowling effort from Para Hills captain Travis Wordsworth with 5/37 (10 maidens, 17 overs) saw the home side crash through the Reds’ bats to dismiss them for 124.  Sam Tyler led the way for the Reds with 52, while Sam Hurburgh made 35. Tyson Roling also was handy with the ball for Para Hills with 4/33. The Hornets made 223 in its second innings with Tom Parton topscoring with 81.


Port District v Rostrevor OC

Rostrevor OC controlled its game against Port District for most of the match to chase the home side’s 111, finishing with 184 after starting day two on 2/96. Thomas Deegan topscored for ROC with 55, while Mitchell Simpson made 40. Port captain Sam Harvey starred with 5/61. The Magpies fared better in the second innings with 4/190. Simon Maddern made 72, while Jack Foster backed up with 62.


Reynella v Pooraka

Reynella didn’t do a bad job with the bat with 9/234dec at home. But Pooraka did at least twice as good to chalk up a whopping 498. Jye Bailey led the way for Pooraka with 125 and combined with Rocco Illuminato (78) for an opening stand of 176. Mark Hanson also enjoyed a strong innings with 104 as the Bulls poured on the pressure. Kaine Hopkins toiled well for the Wineflies with 4/104, while Callan Semple (68) and Matt Hehner (68) battled well on day one for Reynella.


Walkerville v Grange

Batting depth appears to be a key factor in the Walkerville line up this season. Last Saturday the Cats had no worries chasing Grange’s 198 to finish with 352 after losing a couple of early wickets on day two. With bats set the Cats enjoyed some solid hitting with Matt Perilli (78), Mark Reid (74), Andrew Westphal (70) and Daniel Giles (33) among the leaders. James Barnes played well on the opening day for the Dolphins with 71, while Phil Benwell was solid with 38.


 A2 Grade


Brighton v Pembroke OS

Brighton was forced to work hard at home but still proved too strong for Pembroke Old Scholars. The Bombers posted 7/301dec on day one with David Maunder starring with 130, including 15 fours. Jake Farrant was solid with 55no. Pembroke didn’t go down without a gritty effort from its batsmen to finish at 9/208 after being 9/160. James Winnard enjoyed a fine match for the Kings with 50 with the bat and 6/115 with the ball.


Fulham v Flinders Park

Flinders Park chalked up its first win of the season when it reeled in Fulham’s 132 to finish with 193. Fulham captain Ryan Bone made 49, while Sam Cousins took 4/42 for the Reds. John Stevens played a solid hand for the Reds to make 59no, while Reece Oliver and Dominic Croft took three wickets each for the Falcons. Fulham was 3/142 in its second innings.


Marion v Ingle Farm

Ingle Farm bowled well to outgun Marion in their clash at Marion Oval. Recovering from a shaky 5/25 on day one the Bulldogs posted 186 with James Carson leading the charge with 61. Damien Hill (37) and Brad Sanderson (33) provided solid back up. Steve McAllister was best of the Marion bats with 41, while Clint Irons made 34. Maurie Sandery starred with the ball for the Bulldogs with 6/61. Ingle Farm was 3/138 in the second innings.


Pooraka v Old Scotch

Old Scotch poured on the pressure against Pooraka to easily defend its 8/286. Tony Scott continued his fine season with 70, while Max Marslen made 62. Pooraka was never in the hunt to finish on 148 with Jamie Jarrett playing a fine hand with 63. Tom Bourne also did well with the ball for Old Scotch with 6/44. The visitors were 3/132 in their second dig.


Unley v Hectorville

Unley’s 286 was more than enough to hold Hectorville which could only muster 162 in reply. Ross Nicholson was outstanding with 103, while Jake Carrick-Smith was solid with 79. Kalindu De Silva was best for the Hounds’ bats with 45, while Simon Blaess had good moments with the ball for Heccies with 4/87.


Woodville South v Woodville Rechabite

The unbeaten Woodville Rechabite showed its class to account for the Cats after chalking up 7/220 in reply to the Cats’ 134. Paul Duffett topscored with 78 for the Wreckers, while Mark Holton (51) and Joshua Rosenthal (48no) were handy. Liam Hennessy played a lone hand for the Cats with 65, while Rosenthal caused havoc with 5/35 when the Cats batted.