Around The Grounds - Round 5

 A1 Premier Grade


Goodwood v Walkerville

Goodwood already has spent long days in the field and this one-day fixture against Walkerville was no different. The Roos struggled to 123 all out with just Joel Hagan-Burt (67no) and Max Silvester (28) making double figures. But once the Cats hit the crease it was one-way traffic as Zack Fagg smashed 155 and Matthew Perilli carved up 162 – both players recording their second centuries for the season. Andrew Westphal dominated with the ball to take 6/26 for the Cats.


Hope Valley v Pooraka

The match was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to the Hope Valley pitch deemed unsuitable because of mid-week rain. The match was declared a draw with Pooraka slipping to second place, while the Demons held fifth place.


Para Hills v Reynella

Para Hills captain Travis Wordsworth was the star of the day with 108 to help his side to 9/214 after winning the toss and batting. The skipper combined with Curtis Wordsworth (27) to put on 111 for the fourth wicket which proved a key contribution to the match. Dylan Hiscock batted well to make 27. Reynella was in big strife early with the bat at 3/0 and only scrambled from there to post 83. Peter Jameson, batting at number nine, top scored with 22. Sam Tugwell toiled hard for Reynella to take 5/25 from 10 overs.


Port District v Prince Alfred OC

Prince Alfred OC got off to a solid start and its 9/244 from 50 overs proved too much for a battling Port District which fell short on 172 from 42.3 overs. Reds’ opener Keagan English made 50, while Sam Hurburgh was strong with 70. Drew Clayfield was handy with 30. The Magpies could not find any momentum with none of the top five batsmen going on to make a big score. Jayden O’Neill battled hard at number eight with 34 and captain Sam Harvey took 3/40 but the Reds controlled proceedings.


Rostrevor OC v Payneham

A double hat trick from Payneham’s Lochlan Roberts went a long way to his side taking the points against Rostrevor OC at Rostrevor College. The Dukes looked under some pressure with 153 from their 50 overs with Tom Predgen (48) and Dylan Fitzsimons (35) best with the bat. ROC looked to be in a strong position in pursuit but when Russell Thomas was out lbw to Roberts for 51 the wheels fell off. A wicket next ball and then two more consecutive wickets from O’Neill’s next over saw the bowler on a high, finishing with 7/29 off 9.5 overs. ROC was dismissed for 110 with Harrison Rahaley the only other batsman of note with 33.


St Peter’s OC v Grange

St Peter’s Old Collegians showed its depth and class to keep its unbeaten run going, beating Grange comfortably at Grange. Batting first the Dolphins battled to 176 with Ryan Fry making 52no, Tom Doimo (39) and Jason Walshaw (35). Tom Hunter then took charge for SPOC with 92no, while Matthew Hill backed up with 57. Fry completed a strong personal double with 3/47, while Kurtis Cox took 3/38. James Sawers returned the best figures for SPOC with 4/20.



 A2 Grade


Brighton v Woodville South

Woodville South broke through for its first win of the season when it proved too strong for Brighton in their one-day clash at Brighton Oval. The Cats made 216 from 47 overs with Liam Hennessy continuing his strong form with 61. Mitchell Seekamp backed up with 51. Jacob Fishwick was the mainstay of Brighton’s batting with 52, while Stuart Martin took 4/55 for Brighton. Julian Kubisz (4/43) and Harrison Phillips (3/21) bowled well for the Cats.


Fulham v Marion

A gripping finish saw Marion hold out Fulham in a tight final 10 overs. The Rams batted first to make 186 from their 50 overs with Russell Stanborough topscoring with 54. Captain Warrick Stanborough made 33no, while Kahl Emerson (28) and Steve McAllister (23) played well. Ryan Bone top scored for the Falcons with 31, while Luke Adcock (29) and Jarred Chaplin (26) gave good support. David Henderson took 4/31 for Marion. Shane Cooke grabbed 4/40 for the Falcons which were dismissed in 47.4 overs.


Old Scotch v Hectorville

Hectorville took a punt and sent Old Scotch in to bat at Scotch College. Some 50 overs later the home side had carved up a handy 4/352 with David Scholz starring with 138, Max Marslen (97), Tony Scott (52) and Alex Decesare (38). Heccies battled but were never in the hunt despite a solid 80 from Daniel Harper. Tom Bourne (3/43) and Harry White were best of the Old Scotch bowlers.


Pembroke OS v Woodville Rechabite

Scores were relatively even between Pembroke OS and Woodville Rechabite with the Wreckers keeping their unbeaten run intact to record 5/208 (44.3 overs) to the Kings’ 198 (41.3 overs). Ashley Brown top scored for the Wreckers with 84, while Joshua Rosenthal continued his fine form with 54. Mark Holton was 30no.


Pooraka v Flinders Park

Flinders Park (9/191) had the bases covered against Pooraka (90) at Lindblom Park to easily take this fixture. John Stevens led the scorers for the Reds with 49, Vince Minervini made 38m, while Anthony De Leonardis backed up with 43no. Mitchell Karr with 3/50 was the best of Pooraka bowlers.


Unley v Ingle Farm

Ingle Farm’s impressive start to the season continued with a solid win against Unley at Kingswood Oval. The Gunners batted first and made 7/133 with Alistair Fraser the only score of note with 36. The Bulldogs had no problems chasing that score to finish with 7/162 with James Carson making 42. Jarrad Enright took 3/22 for the Gunners, while Cameron Hill finished his day with 4/26 for the Bulldogs.