Lord's Taverners Statewide Indigenous Carnival

Port Augusta take out the cup

Wednesday 27 November 2013

The Lord’s Taverners Statewide Indigenous Carnival has wrapped up for another year with Port Augusta claiming victory over Riverland in the Final at Park 25 No2. With picturesque playing conditions on both days’, teams from around the state enjoyed two days of good competitive cricket. Teams played three rounds of Twenty20 cricket with the final being played between the top two placed sides.

 Unfortunately the team from Gerard pulled out late which caused a bye for some of the teams but none the less games got underway with some good cricket played on the first morning. Port Augusta started well with captain Russell Coulthard scoring 83 and was well assisted by A McKenzie  (45 not out). Chasing Kaurna’s total of 147, Port Augusta cruised to victory only two wickets down. Kaurna’s best with the bat was Jamie McCafferty with 54 not out while Coulthard pick up two wickets. The Port Lincoln and Riverland match was a lot closer with Port Lincoln chasing down Riverlands 6/149 with one over to go. Port Lincoln player Jeremy Johncock top scored for his side with 60 runs, Riveland’s Gary Abdulla collected 3/34 from his four overs.

The Riverland snagged their first win of the carnival in their round two clash with Murraylands. Murraylands batted first and set 120 for victory thanks to Laurie Rankie (41) and Brenton Wilson (24). Gary Abdulla was again in the wickets collecting 3/28 from four overs.  In reply, Riverland made it hard going early on as Murraylands’ Dwyane Groves claimed three wickets in the first over and finished with figures of 5/12 from four overs. Riverland captain Gilly Taylor steadied the ship scoring 51 not out to guide his team to a win.

In the other round 2 match Kaurna hosted Port Lincoln. Port Lincoln batted first and made a massive 6/182 thanks to Kynan Betts who hit an unbeaten 82. Peter Thomas was the pick of the bowlers for Kaurna with 2/23 from three overs. In reply, Kaurna gave the runs chase a good crack but were bowled out in the 19th over for 152, Jamie McCafferty again top scored with 51 not out, and he was well supported by Jordan Charles (39).

Day 2 saw the temperature rise as four teams had a chance to make the final. Port Lincoln played off against Port Augusta with the winner assured a spot in the final. Port Augusta started slowly but with thanks to K McKenzie (36) were able to post a 8/126 from their 20 overs. In reply, Port Lincoln started much the same was their opponents but with some tight bowling from Russell Coulthard (3/14) the Port Lincoln team fell 22 runs short of their target. Murraylands played Riverland again due to Kaurna missing players. Riverland played the match on their terms this time round as they skittled Murraylands for just 60, Gary Abdulla again the best of the bowlers with 4/13 from four overs. In reply Gilly Taylor (25 not out) and Geoff Abdulla (26) saw their side to victory in the 11th over. Raymond Love collected 2/14 from three overs for Murraylands.

Port Augusta met Riverland in the final with Port Augusta being the dominate team across the two days and Riverland making it through with a greater percentage. Port Augusta batted first and got off to a flying start with Travis McNamee blasting a quick fire 69, he was well support by Coulthard (26) and McKenzie (22). They finished on 7/167 from their 20 overs with Greg Hodgkinson taking 3/21 from four overs. In reply, Riverland started well with Geoff Abdulla (23) and Gilbert Taylor (23) reaching 50 for the first wicket. Port Augusta claimed a few wickets to even up the match and they continued to apply the pressure in the field. Some late hitting from Gary Abdulla (29) and George Halls (14) was not enough for their side as they finished their 20 overs on 8/112.

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Award winners:

1st- Port Augusta

2nd – Riverland

3rd- Port Lincoln

4th- Kaurna

5th- Murraylands

Vince Copley Medal – Jeremy Johncock, Russell Coulthard, Gilly Taylor

Batting trophy – Gilly Taylor 106 runs, Riverland

Bowling trophy – Gary Abdulla 10 wickets Riverland

Spirit of Cricket – Port Augusta

Wicket Keeping Trophy – Gilly Taylor Riverland

Fielding Trophy – George Halls Riverland


The 2013 Lord's Taverners Statewide Indigenous Carnival will be played over two days on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 November at Park 25. The carnival will feature teams from around the state, the teams include Kaurna, Murraylands, Pt Augusta, Pt Lincoln, Riverland and Gerard. Teams will play three Twenty20 matches with the top two teams playing off in the grand final on Tuesday afternoon. Matches start at 9:30am on each day.

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Lord's Taverners Statewide Indigenous Carnival 2013 contacts
Area Contact Number Email
KAURNA (METRO) Matthew Bedgegood
Jamie McCafferty
0416 285 589
0402 127 114
MURRAYLANDS Walter Jackson 0409 549 948 Not available
PT AUGUSTA Russell Coulthard 0437 387 100 Email
PT LINCOLN Harry Miller 0407 334 258 Email
RIVERLAND Gilbert Taylor 0434 065 199 Not available