Goodwood v Pooraka
Fluctuating weather again played a part in some fixtures with the Goodwood/Pooraka declared a draw after rain affected the second day’s play. Pooraka made 149 with Craig Pocock leading the way with 64. Imran Webb led the Goodwood bowlers with 3/33. The Roos were 6/50 at sumps on day one with Shane Virgens taking 3/18 for the Bulls.
Ingle Farm v Old Scotch
Ingle Farm held its place in the top four when it edged out Old Scotch which made 136 in pursuit of 142. Nicholas Pope (33) and James Carson (30) led the Bulldogs’ bats, while Lachlan Sandercock (5/37) and Maurie Sandery (3/63) did their usual tricks with the ball for Ingle Farm. Edward Weaver topscored for Old Scotch with 51, while Lloyd McKenzie made 31. Tom Bourne (3/48) and Nathan Fox (3/36) were solid with the ball for Old Scotch.
Prince Alfred Old Collegians v Hope Valley
Top side Prince Alfred Old Collegians proved too strong for Hope Valley, defending 205 on day one to hold the Demons to 138 in reply. Jack Dent and Nick Clayfield starred for PAOC with 58 and 50no respectively, while Drew Clayfield made a handy 33. Jarrad Sykes (39), Brett Madigan (27) and Mason Neagle (24) led the way with the bat for the Demons, while Aidan Wilkins took 3/33. Josh Greber took 3/13 on debut for the Old Reds, while Nick Clayfield grabbed 2/24.
Payneham v Walkerville
Walkerville set the tone for its outright win against Payneham with a strong 7/326 on day one and then skittling the home side for 62 and 92. Jake Roberts made his first ton for the Cats with 100no and Brett Knowles was unbeaten on 89. Captain Scott Blackmore dominated with the ball with 6/31 and 3/8, while Kamau Leverock took 5/29. Payneham’s better performers included James Stagg with 25 and 3/37 and Anthony Brdar with 31no in its second dig.
Port District v Grange
There were plenty of runs for both sides as Port’s 298 proved a fraction out of the reach when Grange replied with 277. Chris Beaty hit 12 fours in his 74 for the Magpies, while Daniel Kerber (44), Jayden O’Neill (40), captain Sam Harvey 34 and 5/105 and Thomas Newman (29) were among the key movers. Grange had several stars, too, with Corey Knight making 104, Jamie Barnes (55 and 3/72) and Dylan Fry (53) enjoying top moments.
St Peter’s Old Collegians v Para Hills
Neither side made 150 but Para Hills did enough with the ball to beat SPOC outright with 129 and 7/128 to outgun SPOC with 56 (28.4 overs) and 109 from 30 overs. Curtis Wordsworth topscored for the Hornets in the first innings with 46, while Tyson Roling took 5/20 and Travis Wordsworth backed up with 3/25. In the second innings George Haley made 45, while Harvey Box had a strong finish with 5/21 and 31. SPOC’s better performers included Patrick Fahey (15 and 33), Nathan Woods (31) and Tom Barrett (4/2) and Ned Looker (3/42) in the first innings and Chris Algie with 4/52 in the second innings.
Golden Grove v Reynella
Rain affected the Golden Grove/Reynella game on day two with the match declared a draw after the Wineflies made 125 and Golden Grove 4/83 in reply. Jordan Wright made 31 for the Wineflies with captain Shaun Newell adding 29. Ben Whitehead was 55no for Golden Grove with Alex Higgins (5/26) and Brad Anderson (4/28) in fine form with the ball.
Marion v Rostrevor Old Collegians
Marion’s outstanding run in this comp continued with a dominant win against Rostrevor Old Collegians. The Rams posted 324, dismissed ROC for 50 and had it holding on at 6/117 in the second innings. Chris Geddie (104), Russell Stanborough (94), Warrick Stanborough 28no and (4/14) and Reyne Martin (3/11) were among the key movers for Marion. Mitch Simpson (20 and 42), Sam Ziesing (27) and Gavin Rowe (3/63) battled well for ROC.
Pooraka v Flinders Park
Man of the match was easy to decide as Flinders Park’s Jarrad Taylor produced a game for the ages. The Reds crushed Pooraka outright, dismissing the home side for 86 and 86 and replying with 6/209dec. Taylor starred with 100no and then blitzed with the ball to take 5/18 and 5/28 in the second innings. Graham Crawford made 58, while Liam Bernhardt (3/16) and Dylan Tanner (3/19) made good use of their chances.
Unley v Hectorville
A comprehensive batting effort from Unley was more than enough to outgun Hectorville at Kingswood Oval. Stewart Edwards led the way with 123, while Cameron Edwards backed up with 48 and James Rudge added 39no as the Gunners made 6/311 with the Gators well back on 130. Sam Powell took 3/20 for Unley while Kalindu De Silva finished with 3/60 and 41 for Hectorville.
Woodville Rechabite v Trinity College Old Scholars
Trinity College Old Scholars held out Woodville Rechabite in a game where both sides enjoyed a feast of runs. Batting first Trinity OS made 7/345 with Brad Cameron dominating with 122no (13 fours, two sixes), Daniel Elvin making 73 and Tim Viner-Smith adding 35. Jarryd Furnell led Trinity’s bowlers with 4/93. In reply the Wreckers gave it a mighty go with Cameron Behrendt (74), Tyler Bishop (47), Nathan Hinter (46), Paul Duffett (45 and 3/24), Josh Rosenthal (27 and 3/105), Lachlan Hammond (26 at number 10) and Mark Holton (24) all playing big parts in the team’s pursuit.
Woodville South v Fulham
Woodville South made 195 on day one and that proved enough to account for Fulham which made 131 in reply. Jim Espagne topscored for the Cats with 55, while Sam Blaess (4/20) and Harry Phillips (4/40) shone with the ball. Corey Selfe took batting honours for the Falcons with 33, while Reece Oliver dominated with the ball for Fulham with 5/68 from 28 overs. The Cats were 4/52 in their second innings.