Grange v Port Adelaide
Grange finally clicked with the bat to post 278 which proved just enough to hold out a gallant Port District which replied with 267. Tom Doimo (110), James Finlay (60no) and Peter Judd (50) gave the Dolphins the return they were looking for while Jack Foster (4/57) and Luke Davis (3/62) led the way with the ball for the Magpies. Port gave it a big shake with the bat with Harsh Jhunjhunwala (86) and Daniel Mitchell (87) giving their side a big chance, combining for a 149 third-wicket stand. But Grange took late wickets to chalk up its second win of the season to move to fifth on the ladder. James Smart (4/52), Ryan Fry (3/68) and Jamie Barnes (3/98) combined to give the Dolphins a well-rounded win.
Prince Alfred Old Collegians v Rostrevor OC
Consistent batting from Jack Latchford (68), Sam Hurburgh (44), Sam Tyler (55no), Jack Dent (34no) and Michael Richardson (27) saw Prince Alfred Old Collegians finish on 4/229 dec which was too much for Rostrevor Old Collegians which replied with 155. Captain Mitch Simpson (51) led the way for ROC, while Luke Kelly made 30. Dent completed a fine match for the Reds with 5/26, while Latchford backed up with 37 in the side’s second innings which ended on 8/71.
Para Hills v St Peter’s OC
Para Hills was in the box seat in its match against St Peter’s Old Collegians on day one and by the end of the match was a convincing winner with 345 opposed to the visitors’ 109. Harvey Box continued his top form for the Hornets with 88, while captain Travis Wordsworth again dominated with 82 to back up his 5/33 in SPOC’s innings. Craig Calliess was a strong part of the batting line up with 59, while Grant Carey took 3/22. SPOC had few highlights with Ned Looker enjoying an even game with 22 and 4/52.
Pooraka v Goodwood
Bottom side Goodwood needed everything to go right to trouble unbeaten Pooraka but the task proved too much for the Roos. Batting first the Bulls piled on 7/356 with Rocco Illuminato dominating with 128, Matt Rogers was among the runs with 70, while Aliya Hatibovich (57) and Jye Bailey (56) had strong games. The Roos were never in the hunt to finish with 9/120. Pooraka batted in the second innings and cruised to 2/188, Bailey on fire again with 90 and Rogers making 64no.
Reynella v Hope Valley
Hope Valley’s ability to capitalise on its batting depth was on show as it reeled in Reynella’s 232 to take the points with 303. Consistent batting from Aidan Wilkins (68), Pradeep Gangadhar (51), Andrew Steuart (41), Brett Madigan (39) and Lachlan Watts (35) gave the Demons the platform for success. Reynella also saw good batting from Jordan Wright (55), Mat Hehner (41), Shaun Newell (38) and Richard Gabb (30). Alex Gentile starred for the Demons with the ball to take 6/50 with five maidens, while Matt Hehner continued his fine season for Reynella with a workmanlike 4/74. Hope Valley moved to eighth place on the ladder, just above Reynella, leading into the Christmas break.
Walkerville v Payneham
Walkerville already had secured first innings points against Payneham by day one and that is the way the match finished late on day two. Batting first Payneham crashed to 93 all out with the Cats making 7/224dec in reply. Tom Predgen played a lone hand with the bat with the Dukes with 30, while Gareth Cox (47no), Andrew Westphal (40), Scott Blackmore (47) and Brett Knowles (47) were prominent with the bat. Westphal bowled well for the Cats to take 4/33, while Knowles stood tall with 3/8. Rishabh Gupta and Mark Barber took three wickets each for the Dukes. Payneham’s batting in the second innings returned 7/195 with Predgen (50) and James Stagg (65) leading the way. Knowles kept in the game again with 3/34. Walkerville enters the break on top of the ladder on percentage from Para Hills.
Flinders Park v Old Scotch
A score of 201 proved enough for Flinders Park to take the points at home against Old Scotch which could muster only 158 in reply. Luke Crichton (58no), Simon Ballestrin (44) and Thomas Kennewell (37) were solid with the bat for the Reds, while Nathan Fox (3/51) and Harry White (3/62) bowled well for Old Scotch. Tony Scott continued his good season to make 45 for Old Scotch while Max Collett (35) was next best. Brad Fallon (3/28), Thomas Cousins (3/37) and Kennewell (3/31) shared the wickets for the Reds. Flinders Park was 5/61 in its second innings with Vince Minervini scoring 34.
Fulham v Pembroke OS
A staggering effort with the bat saw Fulham blast 535 in its crushing home win against Pembroke Old Scholars (166). Ryan Bone carved up 157 for the Falcons, while Dominic Croft (64), Reece Oliver (60), Mitchell Moss (55) and Nicholas Thomson (51) lined up for a piece of the action. Manny Drakakis-Smith top scored for the Kings with 52no, while Nick Scala took 3/45 for the Falcons.
Ingle Farm v Brighton
Ingle Farm recovered from a shaky 6/74 to make 8/170dec to account for Brighton’s 118. Damien Hill (36), Chris McLean (28) and Lachlan Sandercock (28) led the Bulldog scorers while Maurie Sandery took 3/40 for the Bulldogs. Simon Hatji battled well for Brighton with 4/21. Brighton made 6/159 in its second innings with Jacob Fishwick (87) and Mark Howard (43) finding good touch.
Marion v Unley
Unley’s 251 scored on day one was more than enough to account for Marion (177) in reply. Andrew Niblett set the pace early in the match with 78, while Andrew Caire backed up with 45. Marion captain Warrick Stanborough battled hard to take 4/69 and then followed with 67no when his side batted. Steve McAllister made 26. David Henderson proved a handy bowler for Marion with 3/54, while Niblett (3/31) and Ross Nicholson (3/54) put the heat on the Marion batsmen.
Woodville Rechabite v Pooraka
A thrilling finish saw Pooraka (186) edge past Woodville Rechabite’s 183 to win its second game for the season and end the Wreckers’ unbeaten run. Steven Suridge (66) and Adam Drew (37) led the way for the Bulls, while Joshua Rosenthal (4/48) and Cameron Behrendt (3/57) led the Wreckers’ bowling figures. On day one Behrendt enjoyed a top stint with the bat with 96, while Mark Holton made 33. Chris Amundsen starred for the Bulls with 6/53. The Wreckers made 3/124 in their second innings with Ashley Brown (40no) and Rosenthal (48no) leading the top scorers.
Woodville South v Hectorville
The Cats continued their improved form by beating Hectorville at home. Knocking over the Hounds for 109 saw the Cats on the charge to reply with 6/237. Promodya Fernando played a lone hand for the Hounds with 38, while Liam Hennessy (71no), James Schebella (45), Adam Johnson (37) and Kris Hennessy (36) were thick in the action with the bat for the Cats. Simon Blaess took 4/32 for Hectorville, while Singh (4/27) and Johnson (3/38) battled well for the Cats with the ball. Allan Jose (57) and Tyson Soulsby (53) led the batting for Hectorville in its second dig of 192.