Goodwood v Payneham
Goodwood’s improved form and ability to post a score of more than 200 again paved the way for a victory – this time beating Payneham at Goodwood. Ryan Schimanski led the charge on day one with 116, Rowan Stagg made 35 and captain Brad Tanner backed up with 24no as the Roos posted 255. Lochy Roberts toiled hard with the ball for the Dukes to take 6/66. Payneham was looking for an even batting effort but only a super knock from James Stagg with 130 kept the visitors in the hunt. There was little support as the Dukes fell for 185 in reply. Goodwood captain Brad Muggleton took 5/52, while Ed Senneck grabbed 4/33. Joe Hagan-Burt enjoyed time at the crease with 87no in Goodwood’s second dig of 3/127.
Grange v Pooraka
Pooraka made sure that its 306 on day one translated to victory on day two and that’s what Grange faced as it was skittled for 87. Run machine Mark Hanson set the early pace for the Bulls with 91, while Matt Travis (42no), Jye Bailey (39) and Rocco Illuminato (38) were handy. Kurtis Cox (6/114) and Jamie Barnes (3/129) toiled hard with the ball for the Dolphins, while Steven Marks and Chris Amundsen took three wickets each for Pooraka. Phil Benwell led the way for Grange in its second innings which finished on 7/183.
Port District v Hope Valley
Hope Valley battled hard to make 233 and that proved enough to hold out Port District’s 133 at Largs Reserve. Andy Steuart led the way for the Demons on day one with 64, while Ashley Sykes made 53 and captain Jarrad Sykes backed up with 46. Port captain Sam Harvey led from the front for his side with 5/75, while James Barns took 3/46. Port looked on track with a strong opening partnership between Simon Maddern (44) and Greg Bannerman (42). But two wickets fell for 50, the collapse continued to 5/99 and then the fall away was complete with the home side dismissed for 133 in 47.4 overs. Aidan Wilkins was the star for Hope Valley with 4/15 off 10 overs with four maidens. Port was 4/97 in its second innings.
Reynella v Prince Alfred Old Collegians
Prince Alfred Old Collegians posted 9/414dec at Reynella Oval and that always looked well beyond the home side. Keagan English starred with 153, while Jack Latchford made 83. But any thoughts of the home side dropping off in pursuit of that big score were cast aside with several outstanding efforts. Robbie Colville made 100 before being dismissed, opener Jordan Wright made 52, former captain Richard Gabb added 33 and Kaine Hopkins showed poise down the order with 43no as the Wineflies made 8/302 – one of their best efforts for the season with the bat.
Rostrevor Old Collegians v St Peter’s Old Collegians
The match was abandoned on day two because of a damp pitch when rain fell the night before the Saturday fixture. On day one Luke Harrington was the star for SPOC with 105 no as the side finished on 219 after recovering from 4/45. ROC had not batted and would be facing a battle to avoid relegation when it met Goodwood in the final minor round.
Walkerville v Para Hills
Para Hills showed its depth when it easily defended 267 to beat Walkerville’s 139. Harinderjit Singh led the way for the Hornets with 69, while Curtis Wordsworth (45) and Dylan Hiscock (37) were solid. Cats captain Brett Knowles and Thomas Ahern took three wickets each. In reply the Cats were never in the groove and struggled on day two after sitting on 2/20 with Andrew Westphal (43) and Knowles (33) among the better scores with the bat. Tyson Roling led the Para Hills’ bowlers with 5/31.
Hectorville v Brighton
The match was abandoned after it was deemed the Daly Oval pitch was not suitable for play because of a damp pitch. On day one Hectorville made 138, while Brighton was set to resume on 2/74.
Flinders Park v Marion
An absorbing two days with Marion missing the outright narrowly but winning on the first innings against Flinders Park. The home side was dismissed for 97 on day one, while Marion replied with 4/160dec. Rob Stewart was outstanding with the ball for the Rams with 6/23 off 15.3 overs with five maidens while opener Daniel Cox blasted 110 with 17 fours and two sixes for Marion. Flinders Park fared better in its second dig with Simon Ballestrin scoring 63 as it made 177. Stewart again starred with the ball to grab 5/32 and match figures of 11/55. Marion needed 115 to win outright and 10 off the last over but fell short on 5/111, Cox again firing with 47.
Old Scotch v Pembroke OS
David Scholz recorded his third century for the season for Old Scotch with 157 to help his side to 9/376 at home against Pembroke’s 292. Tony Scott made 46, while John Clifford backed up with 34. James Winnard kept up his fine bowling with 4/123 for the Kings.
Pooraka v Unley
Unley tightened its hold on fourth place on the ladder when it edged past Pooraka’s 148 to make 180. Andrew Niblett and Zach Treloar took three wickets each for the Gunners. Pooraka was well out of the hunt for the finals but was looking for a better showing against Pembroke Old Scholars in the final round. Unley was home to Flinders Park in its final match before finals.
Woodville Rechabite v Ingle Farm
The top-of-the-table cash saw Ingle Farm take the points comfortably. Lachlan Sandercock was the star for the Bulldogs as they posted 7/295 in reply to the Wreckers’9/206. Chris McLean backed up with 57. Cameron Behrendt led the Wreckers’ batting line up with 71, while Mark Holton made 34. Maurie Sandery grabbed 4/38 for the Bulldogs.
Woodville South v Fulham
A game of fluctuating fortunes saw Fulham fight back to win outright after losing on the first innings against the Cats. The Falcons made 74, the Cats replied with 8/75 dec and then Fulham made 137 in its second innings. The Cats fell away in the run chase as the Falcons took control – the Cats dismissed for 104 and ending their slight hopes of making the finals. Cory Selfe made 42 in Fulham’s first innings, Cameron Gaylard 27no for the Cats, while Luke Adcock (38), Dominic Croft (26) and Ryan Bone (38 and 4/4 from 2.4 overs) all starred for the Falcons over the two days.