Around The Grounds - Round 9

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Grange v Prince Alfred Old Collegians

A solid bowling effort from Prince Alfred Old Collegians proved enough to take the points against Grange at Grange Oval. Posting 9/174 on day one the Old Reds held the home side to 143 and then cruised to 3/105 in their second innings. Sam Tyler topscored in the first dig with 58, while Michael Richardson made 50 in the second dig. PAOC bowlers Nick Clayfield (4/57), Shishir Ramakrishna (3/28) and Sam Tyler (3/37) attacked strongly, while Shannon Tubb (56) and Jamie Barnes (4/51) and Ryan Fry (3/50) were solid for the Dolphins.


Hope Valley v Payneham

A century from Hope Valley skipper Jarrad Sykes proved the winner against Payneham at Hope Valley. Batting first the Demons made 8/258 and then knocked over the Dukes for 150 and 4/85 in the second knock. Sykes was unbeaten on 106 and then took 3/36, Brett Madigan dominated with 5/31, while Alex Olpin (46) and Thomas McCarron (3/21) had strong games. Mark Barber was the star for Payneham with 5/62 in the first innings as were James Stagg (42) and Jignesh Patel (40) with the bat and Andrew Alderson with 24 in the second dig.


Old Scotch v Goodwood

Old Scotch’s 8/278, on the back of Nathan Fox’s 101no and Ed Weaver’s 66, proved too solid for Goodwood’s 224. Roos’ skipper Daniel Payne enjoyed a strong game with 74 and 4/56, while Andrew Wright (44) and Grant Lovering (33) were solid.


Para Hills v Ingle Farm

Ingle Farm took the crucial match where both sides were in the frame to play finals. Batting first Ingle Farm piled on 344 with Paul Merritt (107), Chris Mclean (62) and James Carson (47), Lachlan Sandercock (37) and Sathpath Kamburugamuwa (32) playing key parts in the big score. In reply Curtis Wordsworth starred with the bat for Para Hills with 114no with eight fours and five sixes, while Stuart Stratfold (34), Travis Wordsworth (31), Harvey Box (4/58) and Grant Carey (3/78) were key contributors for the Hornets.


Pooraka v St Peter’s Old Collegians

A blazing 167 from the run machine Mark Hanson saw Pooraka post 7/331 which proved too much for at St Peter’s Old Collegians 8/223. Steven Marks (52) and James Jarrett (46) were solid also. SPOC’s key players included Chris Algie (3/104), Luke Matthews (77no), Tom Hunter (55) and Nicholas Bartholomaeus (36).


Walkerville v Port District

Scott Blackmore was the dominating player for Walkerville as his 102 with 12 fours saw his side make 267 to easily reel in Port District’s 145. Thomas Ahern backed up with 55, while four Cats’ players took two wickets each. Port’s captain Sam Harvey again battled the odds with 26 and 5/62 from 31 overs, while Chris Beaty with 23 and a workhorse 2/16 from 21 overs with 15 maidens was outstanding. Michael Hales made 24no.


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Flinders Park v Unley

A stunning 538 from Flinders Park, believed to be a club record, proved a day of excitement for the home side and a nightmare for Unley. Matt Overall led the charge with 183 (24 fours, seven sixes), Jarred Taylor with 99 (18 fours), Liam Bernhardt on 79 (six fours, five sixes) and Graham Crawford backed up with 73 (nine fours, four sixes). Overall/Bernhardt also combined for 200 runs for the fourth wicket in a team score which included 66 boundaries and 16 sixes. Bernhardt (4/37) and Taylor (4/49) dominated with the ball. Unley, which made 155 on day one, toiled hard with Andrew Lee (41), Ross Nicholson (4/124) and Sam Powell (3/122) the most prominent.


Fulham v Marion

Runs were plentiful in this match with Marion (8/275) successfully chasing Fulham’s 9/272. Chris Geddie led the Marion bats with 92, while Daniel Cox (63) and Warrick Stanborough (44) kept their side in the hunt in their chase. Stanborough also took 3/52, while Chirag Shah grabbed 3/59. Fulham was well led with the bat by Luke Adcock with 71, Cory Selfe added 46 with Kyle Adcock (36), Brad Middlin (34) and Reece Oliver (33) also solid. Adam Barton led the Fulham bowlers with 4/60.


Reynella v Woodville South

Two centuries from Reynella’s Jordan Wright (133) and Mark Nankervis (106) set up their side’s 5/321 which was too much at home for Woodville South with 103 and 4/162 in reply. Nankervis took 3/13 in the Cats’ first innings, while Ben Vinci (63) and Kris Hennessy (43no) batted well for the Cats in the second innings.


Rostrevor Old Collegians v Golden Grove

Rostrevor Old Collegians jumped on the attack from day one to post 8/287 which proved out of the reach of Golden Grove’s 214 in reply. Russell Thomas topscored for ROC with 92, while captain Mitch Simpson again starred with 89. Jack Hill made 33. Harrison Rahaley was the key figure with the ball for ROC with 6/66. Alex Higgins enjoyed a top game for Golden Grove with 5/68 and 67, while Ben Lynch (54) and Ben Whitehead (35) were solid with the bat.


Trinity College Old Scholars v Hectorville

Runs were hard to come by but Trinity College OS made the most of its chances to beat Hectorville outright. Hectorville made 106, Trinity replied with 167 and then knocked over the Gators for 108 in the second dig leaving the home side 48 runs for the outright. They had no worries reaching 2/51 in eight overs to take maximum points. Mitch Dearing topscored for TOS with 70, while Jace O’Hara (3/32),  Austin Smith (3/31) and Jarryd Furnell (4/31) were solid with the ball. Scott Hoskings took 3/25 for the Gators.


Woodville Rechabite v Pooraka

Paul Duffett’s class 165 put Woodville Rechabite on the road to victory against Pooraka with the home side finishing on 7/254 in reply to the visitors’ 217. Tyler Bishop (3/45) and Cameron Behrendt (3/69) bowled well for the Wreckers. Adam Drew made the bulk of Pooraka’s runs with 100, while Steven Suridge made 34.