Rostrevor OC v Grange
On a day where some games were abandoned because of rain Grange made the most of the conditions and good play to beat Rostrevor Old Collegians outright at Rostrevor College. ROC batted first and was knocked over or 108. Grange replied with 9/205dec and then worked hard to dismiss ROC in its second innings for 133. Needing 37 runs from seven overs the Dolphins finished with 2/37 to grab the valuable outright points. Jason Walshaw topscored for the Dolphins with 63no, while Jamie Barnes enjoyed an excellent match to take 6/52 with the ball and then follow up with 61. Brodie Moore topscored for ROC in its first innings with 22.
Para Hills v Hope Valley
Para Hills held the upper hand on day one of its match against Hope Valley to finish with 2/116 to 76 from the Demons. And that’s where the match finished when day two was abandoned after rain affected the pitch area. Tom Parton (59) and Travis Wordsworth (54no) led the way for the Hornets, while Grant Carey (4/18) and Tyson Roling (3/16) bowled well for Para Hills. Mason Neagle topscored for the Demons in their innings.
Prince Alfred Old Collegians v Payneham
Keagan English led the Prince Alfred Old Collegians batting line up with 70no as his side posted 8/200dec in response to Payneham’s 110 on day one. The Dukes showed better commitment with the bat in their second dig to finish with 167 with James Stagg the star with 96. The Reds pushed for an outright but the visitors kept them at bay. Ben Cameron took 5/41, while Max Burford was solid with the ball for the Reds to take 4/27.
Pooraka v Port District
Pooraka belted 7/355dec on day one of its match against Port District at Lindblom Park. But rain proved the curse for the home side as day two was abandoned with the sides sharing the points. Mark Hanson showed his class for the Bulls to make 124no to bring up his third century for the season. Jye Bailey (73) and Rocco Illuminato (69) backed up to keep the scoreboard ticking for the reigning premier. Sam Harvey enjoyed his overseas trip to the US and Canada, returning from the freezing cold to the next day stepping out in searing heat to grab 5/80 for Port.
St Peter’s Old Collegians v Walkerville
Walkerville kept itself on pace with the top sides when it reeled in SPOC’s 242 to finish with 6/272. Cats’ captain Brett Knowles led from the front to post 79no, while Gareth Cox (65) and Mark Reid (39) contributed well. Knowles also starred with the ball to take 5/37. Among the leading scorers for SPOC were Matthew Hill (44) and Nathan Woods (42).
Goodwood v Reynella
Goodwood continued its frustrating season when it posed 9/266 against Reynella at Goodwood Oval, aiming for its first win of the season when the match resumed on day two. But, again, early-morning rain saw the pitch deemed not suitable for play with the match declared a draw. Peter Harrison topscored for the Roos with 67, Grant Lovering made 59, while Ed Senneck chipped in with 33. Cameron Pannach battled hard with the ball for the Wineflies to grab 4/73, while Peter Jameson took 2/61.
Brighton v Marion
The rescheduled match between Brighton and Marion, originally programmed as a two-day fixture, was played as a one-day clash after a leaking pipe caused the pitch and surrounds at Brighton Oval to be deemed unsuitable for play. Marion won the match after posting 8/210dec after being sent in. Steve McAllister made 56, Craig Dollman 32no, while captain Warrick Stanborough backed up with 28. Brighton was dismissed for 164 in a stop-start innings. It crashed to 2/1, recovered to 5/153, then lost 5/11. Alex Davies topscored with 58, while Stuart Martin took 3/50 for Brighton. Chirag Shah bowled well for Marion to finish with 4/21, while Dollman took 3/32.
Hectorville v Flinders Park
Hectorville’s 215 on day one proved too much for Flinders Park to chase, the Reds all out for 175. Daniel Harper (62), Vinod Naveen (50) and Allan Jose (38) were solid with the bat for the Hounds. John Stevens played a lone hand with the bat for Flinders Park with 64, while Hasith Lakshitha dominated with the ball to take 6/42 for Heccies.
Ingle Farm v Pooraka
Ingle Farm controlled play on day one of its home match against Pooraka and that proved enough as day two was abandoned because of a wet pitch. The Bulldogs made 3/139 to 72. James Carson (82) and Jamie McCafferty (44) and Maurie Sandery (6/10) were among the stars for the Bulldogs.
Old Scotch v Woodville Rechabite
David Scholz blitzed for Old Scotch as his side posted 6/309 to easily account for Woodville Rechabite’s 196. Edward Weaver (61) and Max Marslen (39) provided solid support for Old Scotch. Mark Holton (53), Brad Simpson (35) and Cameron Behrendt (32) were the leaders with the bat for the Wreckers. Nathan Fox took 4/41 and Tom Bourne 3/35 for Old Scotch.
Pembroke v Woodville South
Woodville South continued its winning run when it proved too strong for Pembroke. The Kings batted first to make 177 with Jake Dinan-Gillman (62) and Mark Prider (47) leading the way. But the Cats had plenty of batting depth with Ben Vinci (66), James Espagne (49), Andrew Coles (40no) and Dylan Gaylard (35) solid for the Cats. James Winnard was outstanding with the ball for the Kings to take 7/80, while Julian Kubisz took 4/48 for the Cats.
Unley v Fulham
Unley recovered from 5/87 to chalk up 198 which was enough to beat Fulham which made 103. Oliver Smith made 42 for the Gunners, while Tristan Glover took 4/8 for the Falcons. Unley was fifth before the round kicked off, while the Gunners were 10th with one win.