Grange v Payneham
Grange continued its improved form in another round played under stifling conditions. Bundling Payneham out for 95 on day one the Dolphins finished with 203 after resuming the day on 5/117. Ryan Fry (6/30) and Jamie Barnes (4/59) took all of Payneham’s wickets on day one, while James Finlay (54no), Phil Benwell and Dylan Fry were among Grange’s leaders with the bat. Mark Barber (5/52) and Ben Cameron (3/52) provided some highlights for the Dukes with the ball.
Para Hills v Goodwood
The sides are a fair way apart on the ladder with top hosting bottom. But the Roos, although beaten again, pushed the home side for most of the match. Goodwood made 111 after batting first with Tomas Barnhurst leading the way with 31 and Jarrad Satanek backing up with 24. Seven players made double figures for the Hornets with number 10 Tyson Roling making 24 in the team score of 139. Travis Wordsworth led a solid bowling line up for Para Hills with 3/23off 17 overs, while Roos captain Brad Muggleton was the star with the ball with 6/65 off 17 overs.
Pooraka v Rostrevor Old Collegians
Celebrations started early on day two as Rostrevor OC pulled off what other sides could not do for nearly three years – beat Pooraka. The lowly ROC batted first and made 141 with Mitch Simpson topscoring with 50 and Brodie Moore next best with 28. But at the end of the day Pooraka, chasing quick runs, was 8/73 and facing a huge challenge to reel in ROC’s score. Pooraka was dismissed for 87 in the searing heat early on day two with Harrison Rahaley (5/33) and Gavin Rowe (4/8) dominating for ROC. Mark Hansen took 3/37 for the Bulls. Pooraka’s last loss was to Para Hills in a semi final in March 2015.
Reynella v Port District
Port District showed plenty of grit to reel in Reynella’s 174 to finish with 7/177 at Reynella Oval. Captain Shaun Newell led the way for the Wineflies with 44, Kaine Hopkins made 42no while Jordan Wright backed up with 34. But Port steadied under pressure in a fluctuating innings. Jack Foster led the charge with 58, captain Sam Harvey made 36 to back up his outstanding 5/49 with eight maidens from 23overs, while Daniel Mitchell chipped in with 29. Cameron Pannach toiled well for the Wineflies to take 4/67.
St Peter’s OC v Hope Valley
Hope Valley showed its class and determination as it overtook St Peter’s OC’s 242 at Caterer Oval. The Demons finished with 9/269 as Andy Steuart (83), Mason Neagle (42) and Brett Madigan (34) took charge. Hope Valley captain Jarrad Sykes led the side well with the ball to take 4/58. SPOC had several key contributors with Luke Harrington enjoying a solid double with 61 and 3/35. Rohan McClure made 54, while Tom Hunter (33) helped push the score out to 242 on day one.
Walkerville v Prince Alfred OC
Prince Alfred Old Collegians controlled play for most of the match against Walkerville at Walkerville to win well. The Reds made 266 on day one with Sam Tyler (91), Jack Latchford (41), Lachlan Griffiths (39) and Drew Clayfield (36) strong contributors with the bat. The Cats struggled in reply to make 121 with Andrew Westphal the only worthwhile score with 44. Jack Dent was the star with the ball for the Reds with 7/41 off 17.4 overs with six maidens. The Cats are third on the ladder with the Reds not far off in fifth position.
Fulham v Brighton
Fulham produced one of its most spirited efforts to edge out Brighton in a tight finish at Collins Reserve. Brighton made 137 on day one and looked well on top as Fulham crashed to 8/69 in reply. But some steady batting saw the Falcons make the target to finish on 142. Luke Adcock (34no) and Reece Oliver (32) stood tall with the bat for Fulham, while Tristan Glover took 3/21. Steve Reilly topscored for Brighton with 30no, while captain Chad Parrish (4/50) and Stuart Martin (4/29) bowled strongly.
Marion v Pooraka
Pooraka’s 8/325 proved too much for Marion but the Rams gave it a big shake in pursuit to finish with 268 at home. Jamie Jarrett was the star of the match for the Bulls with 142, while Jake Pocock made 64 and James Mapstone backed up with 33. Marion had plenty of consistent batting with Daniel Gill (47), Adam Ellis (44), Russell Stanborough (38), Chirag Shah (340 and Daniel Cox (33) all among the action. Russell Stanborough (3/50) and Rob Stewart 93/50) bowled well.
Old Scotch v Ingle Farm
Old Scotch made light of its top-of-the-table clash with Ingle Farm by crushing the Bulldogs at home after scoring 259 on day one. Ingle Farm, despite Chris McLean’s plucky 79, was dismissed for 124 in reply. On day one Alex Decesare (71), Ed Weaver (58), Jackson Lock (54) and John Clifford (35) played a big part in their side’s score, while Tom Bourne dominated with the ball for Old Scotch with 6/30.
Unley v Pembroke OS
Unley was forced to work hard for its win against Pembroke Old Scholars when the sides met at Kingswood Oval. The Gunners made 267 to hold out Pembroke’s 232 after opening day two on 0/45. Andrew Niblett (71), Alistair Fraser (70) and Jake Carrick-Smith (35) took charge with the bat for the Gunners, while Fraser and Niblett enjoyed a solid double with (4/52) and (3/44) respectively. The Kings also saw several top efforts. James Winnard continued his outstanding season with 43 and 4/74, while Manny Drakakis-Smith (51no), Sam Lee (34) and John Heenan (3/38) all had key moments for the Kings.
Woodville Rechabite v Hectorville
The Wreckers kept their composure and focus to chase Hectorville’s 145 to finish with 243 in their match at Matheson Reserve. Resuming at 1/41 Adam Crichton (63) and Mark Holton (60) dominated with the bat to see their side get home. On day one Hectorville’s key players were Riley Henriks (67) and then Lakshitha Hasith who worked hard to grab 7/73 with the ball. Cameron Behrendt and Josh Rosenthal took three wickets each for the Wreckers.
Woodville South v Flinders Park
James Espagne led a long list of stars with the bat for Woodville South as it piled on 390 to crunch Flinders Park which replied with 91. Espagne made 102, Mitchell Seekamp was next best with 86, Liam Hennessy was solid with 70, while Adam Johnson (39) and Dylan Gaylard (33) made handy scores. Julian Kubisz led the way with the ball for the Cats with 4/11, while Gaylard took 3/24. Lewis Rayner, batting at number nine, topscored for Flinders Park with 25 - the only player to make double figures for his side.