Goodwood v Para Hills
Goodwood’s rise up the ladder continued when it edged out last season’s grand finalist Para Hills at Goodwood Oval. Chasing the Hornets’ 198 the fifth-ranked Roos finished on 227 after teetering on 9/183 in reply. Harry McCabe topscored with 42, Daniel Payne (41), Imran Webb (38no) and Jarrad Satanek (31) backed up with the bat for the Roos, while McCabe also was strong with the ball with 4/50. Dylan Hiscock led the way for the Hornets with 71, George Haley made 43 and Harinderjit Singh took 3/29. Para Hills batted again and was 0/70 from 14.5 overs with Haley again starring with 52no.
Ingle Farm v Port District
A nailbiting finish saw Ingle Farm hold out Port District at home to hold its place in the top four at the Christmas break. Batting first Port made 170 from its 40 overs after putting on 85 for the opening stand. Casey Grocke was solid with 57, Jayden O’Neill was next best with 35, Harsh Jhunjhunwala made 34 and Matthew Stopp added 23. Cameron Hill took 3/34 for the Bulldogs. In reply Ingle Farm made 8/174 after being 1/123 with Cameron Sandercock (50), James Carson (41) and Nicholas Pope (38) proving the batting platform. Lachlan Hillier took 3/33, while Adam Harvey and Luke Davis took two wickets each.
Prince Alfred Old Collegians v Walkerville
A strong effort with bat and ball proved the winner for Prince Alfred Old Collegians at home against Walkerville. The Cats were skittled for 92 with Jake Roberts topscoring with 34. Jack Latchford (5/16) and Jack Dent (4/23) proved the destroyers for the Old Reds with the ball. Dent was the backbone for PAOC with the bat with 57 as his side made 180 in reply. Batting again the Cats made 7/226 with Elliott Oates (49no), Scott Blackmore (44) and Thomas Ahern (34) among the runs. Jack Latchford completed an outstanding game for the Old Reds to grab 6/73 in the second dig.
Payneham v Grange
Payneham battled to 8/126 from its 40 overs in its one-day clash at home against Grange and that proved too much for the visitors which fell for 65 in reply. Chris Ansell was the mainstay for the Dukes with 38no, while Kurtis Cox topscored for the Dolphins with 17. Adam Keene produced a stunning spell to take 5/14 from eight overs (two maidens), his wickets coming in his first five overs. Ben Cameron showed his class with 3/6 from 5.2 overs with two maidens. Dylan Fry, Ryan Fry and Leigh O’Donohue took two wickets each for the Dolphins.
Pooraka v Hope Valley
The might of Pooraka again was on show as the batsmen blasted 482 from 88.1 overs to account for Hope Valley’s 179. Prolific Mark Hanson made 156, opener Jye Bailey hit 153, while Chris Duval made a handy 80. Big partnerships dominated as the team put on 83 for the second wicket, 87 for the fourth and 165 between Hanson and Duval for the sixth. Jarrad Sykes (3/51) and Lachlan Watts (3/43) toiled hard for the Demons with the ball. Sykes dominated with the bat with 98no, while Shane Virgens (3/26) and Hanson (3/36) took the bowling honours.
St Peter’s Old Collegians v Old Scotch
A one-day fixture saw St Peter’s Old Collegians hold out Old Scotch with 6/189 as opposed to the visitors’ 4/173 from their 40 overs. Tom Hunter (69) and Ross Powell (66no) were the standouts for SPOC, putting on 107 runs for the fourth wicket. In reply for Old Scotch Thomas Fuss finished on 51no, Michael Silvy was unbeaten on 43no, while David Scholz made 35.
Flinders Park v Trinity College Old Scholars
A consistent batting effort from Trinity College Old Scholars was enough to account for Flinders Park at Flinders Park in their one-day clash. Batting first the Reds made 9/203 with opener Brad Christie (50) and number eight Sam Hynes (50) leading the charge with strong back up from Sam Cousins with 23. Brad Schaper took 3/31 for Trinity. In reply Trinity made 5/227 with Alistair Forwood retiring on 53, Brad Cameron also making 53 and Alex Cotter with a handy 34. The top five batsmen all made more than 20 runs. Hynes also took 3/32.
Golden Grove v Pooraka
A thrilling finish saw Golden Grove’s 7/196 a little too much for Pooraka’s 7/191 at Harpers Field. Bradley Anderson starred for Golden Grove with 106, while Andrew Hunter made 31. Anderson and Samuel Johns (16) put on 114 for the fifth wicket. Andrew Tompkins topscored with 72 for the Bulls, while Mathew Veprek added 34 and Nicholas Hart made 27. Alex Higgins was the star with the ball with 5/32 for Golden Grove.
Hectorville v Fulham
Fulham was far too strong for Hectorville in their one-dayer at Daly Oval, scoring 9/257 in reply to the Gators’ 83 in 33.1 overs. Kyle Adcock enjoyed a top all-round game with 63 and four wickets, while Luke Adcock made 51. Simon Thwaites topscored for the Gators with 25no and took 3/46. Opener William Thwaites was the only other player in double figures with 15 for Hectorville.
Marion v Reynella
Records, runs and a big win was the result for Marion in its two-day victory against Reynella at Marion Oval. Batting first the Wineflies made 162 with Jordan Wright (52) and Matt Hehner (32) showing the way. Warrick Stanborough dominated with the ball for the Rams with 6/66. But the Marion batsmen exploded with a club-record 6/479 from 92 overs. Its opening stand of 145 from Steve McAllister (93) and Daniel Cox (74) was a club record, McAllister bringing up more than 6000 A grade club runs also into the record books. Jordan Kilderry smashed 128 from 123 balls with 22 fours and one six, while Russell Stanborough (64), Adam Ellis (64no) and Kahl Emerson (43no) added to the massive score. Russell Stanborough and Kilderry also put on 183 for the third wicket. The team total finished with 73 fours and seven sixes. Cameron Pannach battled the odds for Reynella with 3/121.
Rostrevor Old Collegians v Woodville South
Woodvile South’s 5/241 proved too tough a contract for Rostrevor Old Collegians which made 119 in their clash at Rostrevor College. Kris Hennessy topscored with 80 for the Cats with 80, Ben Vinci made 53 and Cam Gaylard added 31. Rocco Rugari took 4/29 and Jules Kubisz backed up with 3/29 for the Cats.
Unley v Woodville Rechabite
Paul Duffett again proved the man for the occasion as he topscored with 72 to help Woodville Rechabite to 201 and victory against Unley’s 169 at Kingswood Oval. Mark Holton was next best with 40, while Oliver Smith (4/46) and Zach Treloar (3/24) bowled well for the Jets. Jarrad Enright topscored with 31 for the Gunners. Cameron Behrendt (4/39) and Joshua Rosenthal (4/64) took charge with the ball for the Wreckers.