Grange v Ingle Farm
Ingle Farm’s progress in the top tier continued when it produced a strong effort to beat Grange away, keeping the home side to 107 and replying with 244 in its first innings. Maurie Sandery was outstanding again with the ball for the Bulldogs with 7/29, while captain Chris McLean (60), Nicholas Pope (50) and Joshua Hannagan (34) were solid with the bat. Grange hit its groove with the bat in its second dig to post 3/245 with Olly Nathanson topscoring with 81. Tom Doimo backed up with 62, while Corey Knight made 38no. Shannon Tubb, a former Tasmanian state player and current under-age SA Cricket Association coach, made 34no and took 3/52 in his first game for Grange.
Pooraka v Walkerville
Last season’s grand finalists clashed but it was reigning premier Pooraka which controlled play from start to finish. The Cats were bundled out for 118, while the Bulls cruised in on the second day to finish with 5/377. Jye Bailey blitzed with 172, Steven Marks added 115, while Mark Hanson enjoyed a top double with 55 and 5/49.
Hope Valley v Goodwood
Goodwood’s solid start to the season continued when it outgunned Hope Valley at Hope Valley. Alan Slater starred with the bat with 100 as the Roos compiled 236. But Brad Muggleton was the star with the ball with 6/36 as the Demons found themselves out of the the hunt in reply with 126. Jarrad Sykes led the way with 34 with Aidan Wilkins shining with the ball for the Demons with 4/33.
Prince Alfred Old Collegians v Payneham
The only outright of the round went to Prince Alfred Old Collegians which proved too strong for Payneham at home. Payneham struggled early to be dismissed for 143, PAOC replied with 7/206dec and then the Dukes were skittled for 79 in their second dig leaving the Reds to cruise home with 0/17 for the outright. Sam Hurburgh was the star for the Reds with 105no, while Lachlan Griffiths made 50. Nick Clayfield was handy with the ball with 3/31 and 4/16. Payneham had few highlights with James Stagg steady with the bat with 36 and 41, Chris Ansell made 34no and Adam Keene backed up with 26. Max Hughes was excellent with the ball for the Dukes with 5/56.
St Peter’s Old Collegians v Port District
A consistent batting effort was enough for St Peter’s Old Collegians to outgun Port District at home. SPOC made 215, Port replied with 108, and SPOC followed up with 167. Port had little time to chase an outright result and finished with 1/50 in its second dig. Harvey Brennan led the way with the bat for SPOC with 92, while Tom Hunter and Ross Powell made 34 and 32 respectively. Hunter and Andrew Harvey made 30 each for SPOC in the second innings. Port’s highlights included the returns of bowlers Lachlan Hillier (4/47 and 3/37), Sam Harvey (3/64 and 2/49) and Chris Beaty (3/41). Casey Grocke (20 and 29no) and Jonno Terrill with 22 were best with the bat.
Para Hills v Old Scotch
Old Scotch, another promoted side to the A1 competition, showed its depth to take the points from Para Hills away. Para Hills batted first and made 218 with Old Scotch replying with 8/280 after sitting on 7/205. Edward Weaver led the Old Scotch batting with 63, Alexander Decesare made 61, while Max Marslen and Nathan Fox made 32 and 31 respectively. Fox also took 4/55. Jason Mordaunt starred with the Hornets with 81 from 58 balls faced (nine fours, six sixes), while Josiah Goodwin made 28. Travis Wordsworth battled strongly for Para Hills to take 5/56.
Fulham v Reynella
Fulham’s all-round game again was on show at home as it dominated Reynella with bat and ball. Reynella batted first to make 174 with Todd Middleton topscoring with 67no and Scott Norris adding 36. But that target was no match for the Fulham batting line up which made 8/398 with Cory Selfe (96), Clayton Lynch (67), Dylan Moss (66), Kyle Adcock (57 and 4/40) and Dominic Croft (44) all having big games. Mark Nankervis had a solid game for Reynella with 3/56 and 23.
Golden Grove v Unley
Unley needed just the one innings of 203 to beat Golden Grove (93 and 87) outright at Harpers Field. Stewart Edwards topscored for the Gunners with 77, while Lahiru made 62. Unley’s bowlers including Sam Powell (5/27), Zach Treloar (3/41) and Oliver Smith (3/25) were solid, while Ben Whitehead was outstanding for Golden Grove with 7/38.
Marion v Woodville Rechabite
Marion’s day one tally of 252 proved enough to account for Woodville Rechabite (215) at home. Daniel Cox dominated for the Rams with 128 from 126 balls faced, while Warrick Stanborough (39 and 5/67), Kahl Emerson (27) and Chirag Shah (3/23) enjoyed solid games. Paul Duffett again played his part for the Wreckers with 95 which included 128 fours, while Rowan Pivetta made 35. Cameron Behrendt (5/37) and Lachlan Hammond (4/51) backed up well.
Rostrevor Old Collegians v Hectorville
Rostrevor Old Collegians took the first inning points against Hectorville but just missed the outright result when it needed 46 from five overs late in the day – finishing with 2/39. Hectorville made 174 and 83 while ROC complied 211 in its first innings. Acting captain Angus Slack made 47, while Russell Thomas backed up with 34 and Sam Ziesing added 30. Gavin Rowe (4/28) and Dylan Smith (4/44) dominated with the ball for ROC. Guy Wamsley topscored for the Gators with 52, while Riley Henriks made 47. Sam Ritchie took 3/29 for Hectorville.
Trinity College Old Scholars v Pooraka
Newly promoted Trinity College OS again rose to the occasion when it easily chased Pooraka’s 123 to finish with 218. Brad Cameron (63) and Nicholas Hooker (42no) led the way for Trinity, while Hooker starred with the ball to take 5/29 and 5/37 when Pooraka batted again to make 7/101. Andrew Tompkins led the Bulls’ batting in the second dig with 42, while Dave Hammond made 31no. Daniel Vanin took 3/51.
Woodville South v Flinders Park
Flinders Park had too much batting firepower for Woodville South with the Reds charging to 310 in reply to the Cats’ 173. Matt Overall topscored for the Reds with 82, while Jarrad Taylor (53), Liam Bernhardt (47) and Graham Crawford (46) continued well with the bat. Bernhardt also took 4/42 for a strong game. Kris Hennessy dominated the Woodville South innings with 80no, while Josh Hoffman made 54 and took three wickets.