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Tea Tree Gully claim Men's A Grade Premiership

Woodville 274 defeated by Tea Tree Gully 7/277

Tea Tree Gully has won its second 2-day premiership in its history after they defeated Woodville in a terrific game at Woodville oval on the weekend.

Winning the toss, Woodville Captain Stuart Coles elected to bat first on a fantastic Woodville wicket. The Peckers got off to a fantastic start with openers Connor McInerney (69) and Jake Birchmore (34) putting on 79 runs for the opening stand. The runs continued to flow for Woodville as Stuart Coles (41) made a solid contribution to the scoreboard. Tom Andrews (67*) looked to have Woodville in a winning position before an inspired spell from Adam Somerfield (4/80) saw the Woodville middle order crumble. The Peckers went from 5/234 to all out for 274 thanks to Somerfield and Nick Winter (3/68).

In reply, Tea Tree Gully got off to a solid start with Tim Evans and Jack Holliday (12) put on a much needed 41 run opening partnership. Matthew Cuconits worked hard for 29 before getting dismissed. When Tom Andrews dismissed Travis Head for just 13 runs, The Bulls looked to be in a bit of trouble at 3/147. But the 62 run partnership put on by Tim Evans and Tim Davey put Tea Tree Gully in a very comfortable position. Evans went on to make a stunning 95 before being caught and bowled from a short delivery from Carl Tietjens (2/39), falling just 5 runs short of a much deserved century. The new ball put a scare into the Bulls camp as Ben Turley (4/81) claimed the wickets of Davey (55), Isaiah Borgas (10) and Matthew Weaver (26). But it was Brad Evans who danced down the pitch on his first ball to hit the four that would hand the Bulls their first premiership since 1995/96.

Tim Evans was awarded the David Hooke’s Medal for the player of the match after his stunning knock of 95 steered Tea Tree Gully to their premiership success.

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Northern Districts crowned Women's Premiers

Kensington 164 defeated by Northern Districts 6/210

Northern Districts have denied Kensington the chance to go back to back with a stellar performance at Park 25#1.

Winning the toss, Northern Districts Captain Neisha Illes elected to bat first on perfect batting wicket. The Jets got off to the dream start with Emma Sampson (58) and Brittany Perry (40) putting on a much needed 92 run opening partnership. Chloe Scheer (37) continue the dominance of the Northern Districts top order batting line up and was well accompanied by some big hitting from Neisha Illes (28) in the middle order. Sarah Lowe (1/47) worked tirelessly all day as did Amy Wiseman (1/43), Monique Draycott (1/29) and Bridget Patterson (1/23). After their 50 overs, Northern Districts finished with 6/210.

In reply, openers Bridget Patterson (35) and Eliza Doddridge (21) got Kensington off to a solid start, putting on 39 runs for the first wicket. Quick wickets saw the Browns in trouble, but a steady innings from Katelyn Pope (38) gave Kensington a glimmer of hope. Monique Draycott (26) worked hard for the Browns but it wasn’t enough as Stephanie Morrison (3/37), Neisha Illes (2/22) and Emma Sampson (1/23) made it impossible to score. The Browns were dismissed in the 47th over for 164, falling 46 runs short of the Northern Districts target.

Northern Districts Emma Sampson was awarded the player of the match medal for her outstanding knock with the bat and her very economical bowling which played an enormous part in the Jets winning the shield.

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Grand Final Results

Grand Final Results

Men’s A Grade

Woodville 274 (McInerney 67, Andrews 65*, Somerfield 4/80) v Tea Tree Gully 7/277 (T.Evans 95, Davey 55, Turely 4/51)

Women’s A Grade

Kensington 164 (Pope 36, Patterson 35, Morrison 3/37) v Northern Districts 6/210 (Sampson 58, B. Perry 40, Scheer 37)

Men’s B Grade

Glenelg 209 (Rice 52, Winter 33, Lecanwasum 4/58) v Kensington 153 (Schwerdt 62, Thompson 3/23, Clayfield 3/33)

Women’s B Grade

Adelaide University 2/92 (Schembri 43*) v Kensington 91 (Mayes 3/15, Tulloch 2/5)

Men’s C Grade

Kensington 120 & 6/99 dec. (T.Robins 6/40) v East Torrens 178 & 1/42 (Nixon 57, Fisher 41)

Men’s D Grade

Adelaide University 6/127 (McIntyre 3/50, Sinclair 2/31) v Tea Tree Gully 84

Under 16 Reds

West Torrens 169 (Blackman 49, Sibley 34) v Kensington 7/170 (Fletcher 53, McCullum 33*)

Under 16 Whites

Kensington 180 (Cox 35, Martin 3/19) v Tea Tree Gully 1/181 (N.Cuconits 72*, Hardy 70*)

Under 14 Reds

Kensington 54 (Allan 3/7) v Sturt 5/113 (C.Kelly 36, Cheeseman 36*)

Under 14 Whites

Northern Districts 9/172 (Rowe 55, Hunkin 5/14) v Kensington 6/174 (Leddicoat 96*, Watt 3/30)

 

Men's A Grade Grand Final Preview

Woodville v Tea Tree Gully

We have now reached the biggest game in the West End Grade Cricket calendar. 13 Grade Clubs have battled it out all year for this weekend. There was heartbreak along the way for 11 other clubs and now, there is only two. Woodville and Tea Tree Gully will battle it out this weekend for their shot at premiership success.

Woodville

Premierships: (5) 1965-1966, 1977 – 19978, 2007-08- 2008-09, 2011-12

How they got here:

Woodville have been the benchmark all year. Despite an early hiccup against Glenelg in round one, The Peckers went an impressive nine matches unbeaten before they were given a reality check from Kensington in their round 12 clash that saw the Browns win outright. Woodville did bounce back the week after against Northern Districts which earnt them top spot on the ladder.

Last week Woodville faced off against West Torrens for in the Semi-Final. Winning the toss Captain Stuart Coles elected to bat first with the intention of batting as long as they needed to. Connor McInerney (53) got the side off to a solid start, whilst Thomas Andrews (55) paired up nicely with Harry Nielsen (48) but the lower order Woodville batters failed to trouble the scorers with the Peckers being bowled out for 276 and in danger of losing the match.

In reply, West Torrens got off to a solid start with Kelvin Smith (47) and Callum Ferguson (31) looking to get the job done for the Eagles. But the excellence of spin bowling from Thomas Andrews was a shining light for the Peckers. Andrews bowled 25 overs consecutively and in them overs took 5/47, steering Woodville to yet another Grand Final appearance.

Top Performers

Woodville is known for their bowling attack. The Peckers no doubt have the best bowling attack in the competition with the likes of Ben Turley, Luke Franchesca, Carl Tietjens and Thomas Andrews ripping through sides continuously this season. The Peckers will need to ensure that Connor McInerney and Stuart Coles can get some runs early whilst Thomas Andrews and Alex Bleakley can continue to dominate the middle order.

 

Tea Tree Gully

Premierships: (1) 1995-96

How they got here:

Tea Tree Gully had a horrendous start to their 2014-15 campaign. The Bulls went into their bye in round 6 without a win to their name and sitting in 11th position. Their season kick started when in the weekend where round 7 and round 5 were both played. The Bulls managed to win both games against Southern District and Glenelg and from them two wins saw themselves move to 7th position and back in the finals hunt. Tea Tree Gully went on to win 7 games in a row and take top spot, before a minor hiccup in the last round saw them fall 75 runs short of Sturt and slip to 2nd position on the ladder.

Last weekend Tea Tree Gully faced Kensington at Pertaringa Oval. Shocks were sent around the Tea Tree Gully camp when Kensington Captain Jake Brown won the toss and elected to bowl first. Jack Holliday (44) made a solid start to the Bulls innings before Kensington found themselves on top with the Bulls sitting at 3/110. This didn’t last long as West End Redbacks’ Captain Travis Head piled on an excellent 177, squashing any chance of a Kensington revival. Captain Matthew Weaver (38) was solid assistance to head and the Bulls found themselves 5/340 at the end of day 1.

Knowing that a draw was all they needed for a win, Tea Tree Gully decided to continue on batting on day 2. Despite getting to 9/401 very quickly, Adam Somerfield (32*) and Nick Winter (31*) proved how good far down the batting depth is at Tea Tree Gully, putting on a further 64 runs to take the Bulls to 9/464 before the Captains agreed to pull the pin on the match.

Top Performers

Tea Tree Gully is noted for their strong batting line up. Along with this strength and depth in their batting, the Bulls are also very aggressive batters. Travis Head, Tim Evans, Tim Davey and Matthew Weaver are four of the best batsmen in the game when in form and confident. Nothing speaks more of confidence than the score from the weekend so expect all batsmen to be firing this weekend.

 

Last Time They Met

Round 2,  Pertaringa Oval.
Tea Tree Gully won the toss and batted. Tim Davey (90) and Tim Evans (86) looked to have everything under control for the Bulls but Carl Tietjens (3/47) and Ben Turley (3/40) turned the match into the Peckers favour when they tore through the batting line up to get the Bulls all out for 248 runs.

In reply, Woodville was led well by new skipper Stuart Coles (124) who took to the Tea Tree Gully bowling attack. Thomas Andrews (46*) ensured the game would be won by Woodville after a fast paced knock saw the Bulls go 0-2 after their first two games.

 

Match Up

Woodville Oval is the place to be this weekend. After both sides had good confidence boosts last weekend we can expect a massive two days of cricket to entertain us.

Woodville will be out to confirm themselves as the best team in the last 10 years, after they have already won three premierships since 2005-06 seasons.  Tea Tree Gully will be out to end their premiership drought in the 2-day competition. The Bulls haven’t won a premiership since their inaugural premiership in 1995-96 when they famously defeated Adelaide by just one run.

Both sides are noted for their strengths. Woodville are by far the best bowling team in the competition and have proved this throughout the season. Whilst Tea Tree Gully have the best batting team in the competition and showed just how good they can be after a big score last weekend against Kensington.

Expect a match that is high in emotion and intensity as the two best sides in the competition go at it in what is going to be the best match of the year.

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Dejavu as Kensington and Northern Districts face off again!

Kensington v Northern Districts

We have now reached the biggest game in the Women’s Grade Cricket calendar. 6 Grade Clubs have battled it out all year for this Saturday. 4 clubs have been left disappointed along their way, but two teams have emerged as winners, Kensington and Northern Districts. But after this weekend only one team will be left as the 2014/15 premiers.

Kensington

Premierships: (1) 2013-14

How they got here:

After a slow start to the year, Kensington have showed everyone just how good they are. The Browns struggled early in their premiership defence, sitting in fifth place at the half way point of the year with only one win to their name. Something clicked after the half-way point, as Kensington went on to win their next five matches and claim top spot in the final round.

Last week Kensington faced off against Port Adelaide at Parkinson Oval. Winning the toss, Kensington Captain Sarah Lowe put her side into bat first on what looked to be a batters paradise at Parkinson Oval. Bridget Patterson (52) got her side off to a great start and was well supported from Sarah Lowe (29) before a middle and late order collapse saw the Browns go from 3/96 to 8/154 at the end of their 50 overs.

In reply, the relentless bowling from Sarah Lowe (2/22), Shae Daly (2/23) and Katelyn Pope (2/29) was too much to handle for the Magpies. Kensington dismissed Port Adelaide in the 42nd over for 119, winning the match by 35 runs.

Top Performers

Kensington have a good balance of experienced players and youth. The Browns will look to the experience of Amy Wiseman and Sarah Lowe to play a pivotal role in the match. Whilst young guns Bridget Patterson, Shae Daly and Katelyn Pope will be looked to continue their good form.   

 

Northern Districts

Premierships: (2) 1997,98, 2011-12

How they got here:

Northern Districts have been one of the strongest teams all season. Although the Jets lost their first match, they went on to win 6 matches in a row. Northern Districts led the competition all season until a late slip up at the end of the year saw them lose two matches in a row forcing them into second position at the end of the season.

Last weekend Northern Districts faced a determined West Torrens at Salisbury Oval. Batting first, West Torrens never looked comfortable losing wickets at a steady rate. Neisha Iles (2/17) and Stephanie Morrison (2/30) led the way for the Jets, who kept West Torrens to 8/144 after their 50 overs.

In reply, Northern Districts went out with confidence and never looked in doubt of losing the match. Brittany Perry (46*) teamed up with Hannah Perry (29*) to ensure that the Jets would get the score in the 48th over and progress to their shot at redemption after their grand final defeat last season.

 

Top Performers

Northern Districts are known for their bowling. The have one of the best bowling attacks in the competition, continuously bowling sides out for under 100. Neisha Iles and Stephanie Morrison will be looked upon to keep their form going. Hannah Perry has potential to damage with both bat and the bowl for the Jets.

 

Last Time They Met

Round 5, The Paddocks #1.

Northern Districts won the toss and elected to bat first. The Jets smashed their way to 7/173 with Hannah Perry (50) and Teagan McPharlin (36) doing the damage. In reply, A 67 to Sarah Lowe wasn’t enough for the Browns as they fell a mere 6 runs short in an absolute thriller.

Round 10, Parkinson Oval

Northern Districts won the toss and elected to bat first. Hannah Perry (40) and Brittany Perry (20) were the only performers for the Jets as the bowling of Bridget Patterson (3/12) and Emily Jones (3/9) was too good, dismissing Northern Districts for 117. In reply, despite a strong bowling effort from Neisha Illes (3/26), an unbeaten 63 from Bridget Patterson was enough to get Kensington over the line comfortably by 8 wickets.

 

 

Match Up

 Park 25 #1 is the place to be this Saturday. With both sides coming in full of confidence this weekend, expect fireworks and a thriller to take place.

Northern Districts will be out for redemption after their devastating 78 defeat last season to the Browns. The Jets will also be looking for their 3rd piece of silverware after winning their last premiership in 2011/12. Kensington on the other hand will be looking for their second ever title and the rare opportunity to go back to back.

Both sides have fantastic bowling line up’s and have kept sides to very low scores throughout the year. This means the winning team is going to have the better batters on the day. Kensington will be looking towards gun batter Bridget Patterson along with Sarah Lowe, Katelyn Pope and Jordan Doecke. Whilst the notable absence of Teagan McPharlin from the Jets will mean that Brittany Perry, Hannah Perry, Chloe Scheer and Neisha Iles will have to step up for the Jets.

Expect a match that is high in emotion and intensity as the two best sides in the competition go at it in what is going to be the best match of the year.

 

Grand Final Fixtures

A Grade Men’s – Saturday 28/03 & Sunday 29/03 – Woodville v Tea Tree Gully @Woodville Oval

A Grade Women’s – Saturday 28/03 – Kensington v Northern Districts @ Park 25 #1

B Grade Women’s – Sunday 29/03 – Adelaide University v Kensington Brown @ Park 12

B Grade Men – Saturday 28/03 & Sunday 29/03 – Glenelg v Kensington @ Gliderol Stadium

C Grade Men – Saturday 28/03 & Sunday 29/03 – Kensington v East Torrens @ Parkinson Oval

D Grade Men - Saturday 28/03 & Sunday 29/03 – Adelaide University v Tea Tree Gully @ Park 10

U16 Reds - Saturday 28/03 & Sunday 29/03 – West Torrens v Kensington @ Henley GM Oval

U16 Whites – Saturday 28/03 & Sunday 29/03 – Kensington v Tea Tree Gully @ Ford Oval

U14 Reds - Saturday 28/03 & Sunday 29/03 – Kensington v Sturt @Col Waite Oval

U14 Whites - Saturday 28/03 & Sunday 29/03- Northern Districts v Kensington @ Salisbury Oval

 

Brown goes back to back

Kensington District Cricket Club Captain Jake Brown has won his second Bradman Medal in as many years, edging out Tea Tree Gully opener Tim Evans by just three votes in last night’s thrilling count.

Brown has had a very consistent season scoring 614 runs at an average of 61.40, including eight half-centuries. Brown also confirmed his status as an all-rounder claiming 20 wickets throughout the season.

Sam Raphael was leading the count up until round 7 before dropping down the order. Tim Evans was the leader up until round 12 when a Jake Brown over took him with an impressive 6 votes in his match against Woodville. Evans couldn’t get any votes in his last round match against Sturt to catch the Kensington Captain, leaving Jake Brown a very deserving winner.

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McGrath stands out as the best

Thalia McGrath has been rewarded for her breakout season with the Southern District Stingrays and the Breezair SA Scorpions with her first Karen Rolton Medal.

After finishing third in last season’s count, McGrath amazed all with her all-round excellence for the Stingrays finishing 9 votes ahead of Northern Districts Hannah Perry.

McGrath (19) showed great maturity with the bat scoring 594 runs at an average of 66, including three centuries, two of which were scores of 150 plus. McGrath also shone with the ball claiming 14 wickets making her a very deserving winner of the medal.

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Bradman Medal Award Winners

McLeod/Wilson Medal – D Grade men’s – Graeme Yates (East Torrens)

Sid Daly Medal – C Grade men’s – Benno Schlicker (Sturt) & Christopher Moran (East Torrens)

Lyn Fullston Medal – B Grade Women’s – Febi Mansell (Northern Districts)

KC Butler Medal – B Grade men’s – Matthew Ferraro (West Torrens) & Andrew Staunton (Port Adelaide)

Jason Gillespie Medal – Rising Star – Benjamin Turley (Woodville)

Talbot Smith Fielding Trophy – James Miller (East Torrens)

C.W. Walker Memorial Trophy - Outstanding Wicket-Keeper – Joshua Barratt (Southern District)

Darren Lehmann Medal – T20 men’s – Matthew Nobes (Glenelg) & Luke Franchesca (Woodville)

Fred Godson Medal – One Day Cup – Iain Cockbain (East Torrens) & Ross Whitley (Prospect)

Volunteer of the Year – Ms. Leslie Quaini (Woodville)

Coach of the year – Samuel McNally (Woodville)

Team of the Year –

Samuel Raphael (Adelaide), Timothy Evans (Tea Tree Gully) , Kelvin Smith (West Torrens), Mark Cosgrove (Northern Districts), Jake Brown (Kensington), Michael Cranmer (East Torrens), Harry Byrnes-Howe (Prospect), Cameron Valente (Adelaide), Elliot Opie (Kensington), Joel Logan (Adelaide University), Benjamin Turley (Woodville)

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Karen Rolton Medal – Top 5

  1. Thalia McGrath (Southern District) 36 votes
  2. Hannah Perry (Northern Districts) 27 votes
  3. Bridget Patterson (Kensington) 23 votes
  4. Lauren Ebsary (West Torrens) 19 votes
  5. Alicia Dean (Port Adelaide) 16 vote

 

Bradman Medal – Top 5

  1. Jake Brown (Kensington) 30 votes
  2. Tim Evans (Tea Tree Gully) 27 votes
  3. Elliot Opie (Kensington)                20 votes
  4. Benjamin Turley (Woodville) 20 votes
  5. Samuel Raphael (Adelaide) 19 votes

 

Now there's only two

Woodville 276 defeated West Torrens 204

Woodville have progressed into the West End A Grade Final after a comfortable win over West Torrens.

After winning the toss on Saturday, Stuart Coles elected to bat first on a batsman friendly Woodville deck. Braeden Renshaw (3/48) got the Eagles off to a great start, catching the edge of Jake Birchmore early in the piece. Connor McInerney (53) played a steady hand at the top of the innings, seeing the Peckers to 3/129 after he was dismissed.

Harry Nielsen (48) and Tom Andrews (55) made an impact in the middle order before Trent Kelly (3/58) and Dan Cullen (2/46) caused a collapse in the Woodville late order. The Peckers were dismissed early on day 2 for 276 runs, leaving West Torrens with a sniff.

In reply, West Torrens looked good early with the combination of Kelvin Smith (47) and Callum Ferguson (31) looking set to chase the target down.  Tom Andrews was entered into the bowling attack. After bowling 25 consecutive overs from one end the left arm spinner was too good for the West Torrens batters taking 5/47. 

Trent Kelly (40*) put up a fight for the Eagles but ran out of partners after Luke Franchesca (3/58) helped clean up the tail. The Eagles were dismissed for 204, falling 72 runs short of a Grand Final birth.

Tea Tree Gully 9/464 drew with Kensington

Tea Tree Gully have hit back at the critics with an unbelievable batting performance that has seen them ease into the Grand Final this weekend.

After winning the toss, Kensington made the bold decision to bowl first, hoping for the same result they achieved against Woodville.  Jack Holliday (44) and Tim Evans (22) got the Bulls off to a solid start. Three quick wickets saw the Bulls in a bit of trouble sitting at 3/110. Tim Davey (34) and Matthew Weaver (38) worked hard in the middle order. But it was the batting from Travis Head that put the nail in the coffin for the Kensington side. Head made an incredible 177 runs that put the nail in the coffin for the Browns.

The Bulls elected to continue batting on day two, not wanting the Browns to have a chance of knocking them out of the finals. Brad Evans (35) started the day off well, whilst Adam Somerfield (32*) and Nick Winter (31*) showed just how strong the Bulls line up is with them staying undefeated.

Jamie Panelli (4/83) and David Grant (3/97) worked tirelessly for the Browns, but it wasn’t to be for Kensington who will rue there decision at the coin toss.

 

Browns and Jets set to meet again

Kensington 8/154 defeated Port Adelaide 119

Kensington will defend their championship next weekend after defeating Port Adelaide by 35 runs.

After winning the toss, Kensington elected to bat first at Parkinson Oval. Bridget Patterson (52) and Eliza Doddridge (19) got the Browns off to a solid start, putting on 82 runs before being dismissed. Sarah Lowe (29) then stood up for the Browns as wickets were tumbling around her. Amanda Wellington was proving to be tough with her two wickets. The Browns managed to notch up 8/154 off their 50 overs, a low score but defiantly a score they were capable of defending.

In reply, the bowling from Sarah Lowe (2/22), Katelyn Pope (2/29) and Shae Daly (2/23) was always going to be tough for the Magpies to attack against. The Browns were too strong for the Magpies as they were dismissed for 119, 35 runs short of a Grand Final Birth.

Northern Districts 2/146 defeated West Torrens 8/144

Northern Districts have cruised to an 8 wicket victory over West Torrens that will see them playing in the Grand Final next weekend.

After winning the toss, West Torrens elected to bat first. Angela Moritz (49) got the team off to a great start. A good bowling spell from Stephanie Morrison (2/30) and Neisha Iles saw the Eagles in a bit of trouble. Brooke Harris (24) worked hard in the middle order whilst Brianna Cheetham (21*) provided some late runs for the Eagles.

In return, despite losing Emma Sampson (29) and Chloe Scheer (23), the Jets were never in any real trouble. Brittany Perry (46*) and Hannah Perry (29*) cruised the girls to victory and a shot at redemption against Kensington after last year’s Grand Final defeat.

 

Senior Semi Finals Results

D Grade

Adelaide University  230              def         Adelaide 188

(Stork 53*, Andrews 52, Heath 3/20)                    (Fernando 50, Pengelley 41, Laslett 4/41)

Tea Tee Gully    145                         def         West Torrens

(Cronin 57, Whitehead 28, Nistico 4/32)               (Cocks 35, Sinclair 4/18, Judd-Smith 2/20)

 

C Grade

Prospect 186                                      def         East Torrens 254

(Richardson 66, Keerthiwardena 42)                     (Kirby-Bastians 5/47)

Kensington 7/298                            def        Tea Tree Gully 146

(Davies 128*, Sullivan 57, Atkinson 3/86)             (Ryan 38*, Aufderheide 3/29)

 

B Grade

West Torrens 291                            def by   Kensington 8/294

(McDowell 113, Cranendonk 6/53)                        (Chapman 68, Scanlon 66, McDowell 2/31)

Glenelg 268                                        def         East Torrens 163

(Dand 58, Kerr 56, Fox 47)                                      (Cunningham 5/46)

 

Women’s B Grade

Northern Districts Orange 83                      def         Kensington Brown 2/85

(Frick 3/14, Fraser 2/9)                                                          (Church 28*)

West Torrens 4/151                                        def by   Adelaide University 2/152

( Tulloch 2/16)                                                                        (Schembri 45)

 

Junior Semi Finals Results

Under 14 Whites

Northern Districts 8/104               def         Tea Tree Gully 87

(Rowe 27, Clark 3/11, Chambers 2/13)                 (Maunder 25, Mosey 4/14)

Kensington 2/164                            def         Adelaide 8/159

(Rahaley 56, Bear 53*)                                           (Cotsi 36*, Quigley-Smith 4/28)

 

Under 14 Reds

Kensington         3/190                     def         Adelaide 125

(Montgomery 102*, Kennett 41)                            (Sareen 46, Warrick 2/15, Bruce 2/17)

Tea Tree Gully 119                          def by  Sturt 3/122

(Allen 4/18, Judd 2/19)                                          (C. Kelly 82*)

 

Under 16 Whites

Kensington 9/201                            def         Prospect 113

(Hashmi 56, Spence 54, Connolly 34)                    (Tanti 5/15)

Tea Tree Gully 6/157                     def         Adelaide 75

(Hardy 54, N. Cuconits 35, Fields 3/3)           (Martin 3/24, S. Cuconits 2/3, Cook 2/16, Bristow 2/20)

 

Under 16 Reds 

West Torrens 4/238                        def         Sturt 136

(Russell 60*, Capel 40*)                                         (Knack 34, Hann 4/35)

Tea Tree Gully 208                          def by   Kensington 7/238

( Dawson 73, Bliss 4/35)                                        (Barnett 56, Cleggett 49*, Nottle 2/36)

 

And then there were four..

Woodville v West Torrens

In a 1 v 4 blockbuster, Woodville will host West Torrens as the traditional rivals from the West battle it out for a spot in the West End A Grade Grand Final.

After a big hiccup in round twelve, the Peckers showed how good their bowling attack can be, bowling Northern Districts out for 63. Ben Turley (5/15) and Carl Tietjens (3/13) led the way. But the Peckers still showed weakness in their batting loosing 3 wickets before making the low target. The win saw Woodville finish the season as minor premiers, a tag which they deserve after leading the whole season.

West Torrens had everything go their way on Saturday after they defeated Adelaide University. The Eagles bowled Adelaide University out for 153, thanks to some terrific bowling from Spencer Johnson (4/31) and Dan Cullen (4/22). West Torrens passed the score only 2 wickets down, with Leigh Drennan (45*) and Daniel Drew (65*) leading the way with the bat. With Adelaide and East Torrens both losing, this gave West Torrens the opportunity to steal fourth position and become a finals threat.

Woodville have the edge over West Torrens if last time the teams met can tell us anything. West Torrens looked well on top after dismissing Woodville for just 167 runs, but Carl Tietjens (4/43) inspired spell saw the Eagles fall 44 runs short.

For West Torrens to win they will need to control the Woodville bowling attack, an attack that is by far the best in the competition. The likes of Ben Turley, Tom Andrews, Carl Tietjens and Luke Franchesca are all capable of turning a match from their own bowling. The return of Kelvin Smith for West Torrens will be a big inclusion whilst Woodville will need to stop Leigh Drennan who looms as the danger man in this encounter.

 

Tea Tree Gully v Kensington                                              

Pertaringa Oval will be the place to be as the North East powerhouses, Tea Tree Gully and Kensington, do battle for the spot in the Grand Final. With both sides having to work hard from different positions throughout the year you can guarantee that everything will be put on the line in this match.

Tea Tree Gully encountered a hurdle last week as they exposed a weakness in their batting when Sturt dismissed them for 92 runs. The Bulls had nobody step up when they were chasing a low target leaving them 95 runs short of the Blues target and giving up their top position.

Kensington may be coming off a bye, but the Browns will still be buoyant from their outright defeat against Woodville that saw them make the four in an unexpected fashion. Coach Ben Johnswood will be making sure that his side is ready to go this weekend after the week off to ‘freshen up’.

Last time these two teams met, rain interrupted what would have been a frantic finish as both teams were on the verge of victory. The Bulls made a solid 239 thanks to 40’s from Tim Evans and Tim Davey. Elliot Opie (5/75) was the destructor for the Browns. In reply, the Browns looked in massive trouble when they were sitting at 8/138. Brad Evans (3/42) and Nick Winter (3/34) were running amuck with the ball before a inspired partnership from DLCA recruit Freddie Van Den Bergh (73*) who paired up with Elliot Opie (21*) saw the Browns just 56 runs away from victory with 2 wickets in hand before rain ended the day.

On paper, Tea Tree Gully have the perfect side, but with players out of form the Bulls will need their experienced campaigners to battle through and hit form at the right end of the season. Tim Evans, Brad Evans, Tim Davey and Matthew Weaver all need to make big contributions for their side, whilst Isaiah Borgas must show his class to his new club. Kensington will be looking at Elliot Opie to lead the way with his bowling whilst the all-round excellence from reigning Bradman Medallist, Jake Brown, looms as a danger for the Bulls.

 

Women battle it out for final 2 spots

Kensington v Port Adelaide

In a battle of 1 v 4 Kensington will host Port Adelaide at the beautiful Parkinson Oval on Saturday for a spot in the Grand Final.

Kensington come into this match with a lot of confidence after the reigning premiers finished the minor round as the benchmark after beating Northern Districts by 6 wickets. Bridget Patterson had an all-round brilliant game after taking 3/12, a big contribution to her side bowling out the Jets for 117. Patterson then smashed 63 not out in as her side cruised to a 6 wicket victory.

Port Adelaide will be coming into this game looking for redemption after a poor performance against West Torrens saw the Magpies slip to 4th position. Amanda Wellington (4/30) did all she could with the ball to dismiss the Eagles for 166. But the Magpies struggled with the bat, failing to follow in the footsteps of Alicia Dean (30). Port was dismissed for just 91 runs, losing by 75 runs.

Kensington will go into this encounter with confidence knowing that they have won both games against the Magpies this year. In saying this, the Browns will also know just how dangerous the Magpies are when they are on song.

Port Adelaide will look for Amanda Wellington to do her work with the ball, Alicia Dean to smash some runs and Samantha Betts to be an all-round performer if they are to pull off an upset and make the Grand Final. Kensington will want the best from Bridget Patterson, Sarah Lowe, Amy Wiseman and Katelyn Pope to ensure they can defend their title.

 

Northern Districts v West Torrens

In a battle between 2nd and 3rd place this match will go right down to the wire as both teams want this spot in the grand final.

Northern Districts have slipped to 2nd position after a shock two consecutive losses in a row. The Jets plundered to a 6 wicket loss to Kensington last weekend after failing to get the runs on the board. Despite efforts from Hannah Perry (40) the Jets were bowled out for just 117 runs. This total was easily made by Kensington only loosing 4 wickets in the process. Neisha Illes (3/26) flew the flag for Northern Districts but with not enough runs on the board it was always going to be a tough ask.

West Torrens went to 3rd position after a demolition of Port Adelaide at Eric Sutton Oval. Lauren Ebsary smashed 92 runs that sickened the Magpies. A team bowling effort saw it almost impossible for the Magpies to get runs leading to them being dismissed for 91 runs.

West Torrens has the wood over the Jets after their only clash this year was a victory to the Eagles. Angela Moritz (51) and Lauren Ebsary (40) took control of the game before an inspired spell from Hannah Perry (5/34) saw the Eagles dismissed for just 153 runs. In reply Jessica Joseph (3/18) led the way for the Eagles as the Jets crumbled to being bowled out for just 74 runs.

Both teams strengths are there bowling with the batting being the weakness in both sides. West Torrens has the advantage of being able to get the scores of Angela Mortiz and Lauren Ebsary to get them to a competitive total. The Jets will need a batter to stand up so that Hannah Perry has some assistance if they are to win this game.

 

Grade Cricket Semi Finals

After 13 rounds of cricket, the West End Senior Grade Competition has now reached the finals stage. Starting this Saturday, four teams from each grade will battle it out with only two progressing into the Grand Final next week. Below are the matches being played this weekend, plenty of great games on so go out and support local cricket at its best!

 

A Grade

Woodville                               v                              West Torrens                    @Woodville Oval

Tea Tree Gully                        v                              Kensington                         @Pertaringa Oval

B Grade

West Torrens                          v                              Kensington                         @Henley GM Oval

Glenelg                                  v                              East Torrens                       @Gliderol Stadium

C Grade

Prospect                                  v                              East Torrens                       @Prospect Oval

Kensington                              v                              Tea Tree Gully                  @Col Waite Oval

D Grade

Adelaide University                v                              Adelaide                             @Park 10

Tea Tree Gully                         v                              West Torrens                    @Bulkana Oval

 

Women’s A Grade (Saturday 21 March)

Kensington                              v                              Port Adelaide                    @Parkinson Oval

Northern Districts                   v                              West Torrens                    @Salisbury Oval

Women’s B Grade (Sunday 22 March)

Northern Districts Orange     v                              Kensington                         @Salisbury Oval

West Torrens                         v                              Adelaide University            @Henley HS

 

Bulls left with headaches as Pirates invade Adelaides ship

Prospect 3/230 defeated Adelaide 5/229

Prospect have shocked the whole Grade Cricket competition for the second year running after they defeated yet another team to kick them out the finals. Last year the Pirates defeated East Torrens, causing East Torrens to finish 5th. This year was no different for the Pirates who defeated the Adelaide Buffalos at Prospect oval. After winning the toss, Buffalos captain Sam Raphael elected to bat first. After a shaky start, Adelaide was looking in a very commanding position thanks to Sam Darling (69) and Daniel Payne (68). Patrick Meaney (2/32) was looking sharp for Prospect who looked re-energised after their bye. Vince Valente (25*) finished the innings off for Adelaide who finished their 50 overs on 229. In return, the opening partnership of 212 runs from Sam Miller (89) and an unbeaten Harry Byrnes-Howe (112*) sickened the Buffalos off. Phil Neate (2/36) kept some credibility for the Buffalos who were expecting to feature in finals this weekend. But it was all Prospect with the Pirates knocking off the runs in the 37th over with 7 wickets remaining. Although still remaining on the bottom, Prospect notched up their 2nd win of the season, whilst Adelaide moved to 5th spot and will play no part in the finals series after a fantastic season.

West Torrens 2/154 defeated Adelaide University 10/153

West Torrens has moved into 4th position after comprehensively defeating the Adelaide University Cricket Club at Henley GM Oval. After winning the toss, Adelaide University elected to bat first and were put under immense pressure from the onset. Not even Nick Bailey (28) could control the spin of Dan Cullen (4/22) who paired up with young gun Spencer Johnson (4/31) in tearing through the Blacks line up. Adelaide University managed to last their 50 overs, with Joel Logan getting run out on the last ball of the game making them all out for just 153 runs. Despite and early wicket, West Torrens never looked in doubt when Daniel Drew (65*) and Leigh Drennan (45*) paired up to finish the game in the 32nd giving the Eagles an 8 wicket win and what turned out to be a place in the finals. Thanks to the Adelaide result, Adam Rumbleow’s men move into fourth position and loom as a big threat. Adelaide University finish the year in 9th position, a spot where they will feel that they could have gone further but nonetheless have achieved quite a lot.

Southern District 7/228 defeated East Torrens 162

Southern District has finished their season with two consecutive wins after defeating East Torrens at Bice Oval. After winning the toss and electing to bat, Southern District got off to a dream start when opening batsmen Nicholas Bowen scored a stunning century. Bowen (101) paired up with Brendan McCormack (61) for 92 runs before Luke Robins (2/34) broke the partnership. Callan Richardson (3/49) flew the flag for the Reds but the Stingrays continued to dominate with Matthew Sugg (20) making a late contribution. In reply, East Torrens looked in trouble from the onset with Sean Williams (4/26) causing all sorts of trouble to the Reds top order. Some late order batting from Trevor Keen (31) and James Miller (40) gave East Torrens some pride towards their score until the bowling from Shaun Tanner (3/29) finished the game off leaving the Reds 66 runs behind. The win see’s Southern District finish their season in 8th position, a spot they will be content with considering they were in the four prior to Christmas. A win for East Torrens would have seen them in the top four, but losing took them to 7th place and for the second year in a row they have been in the four majority of the year and missed out on finals.

 

Tea Tree Gully 92 defeated by Sturt 187

Tea Tree Gully has been dealt a big headache after a 95 run defeat at the hands of Sturt cost the Bulls a minor premiership. Winning the toss, Sturt elected to bat first. The Blues were in trouble early sitting at 4/59 thanks to some early bowling dominance from Brad Evans (3/19). Alexander Gregory (24) doug in for a tough knock before Maxwell Schlicker (49) took control of the innings. Adam Somerfield (3/25) finished the innings of with the Blues posting a total of 187. In reply, Tea Tree Gully never looked in the game. Max Parker (5/22) led the way for the Blues and was well supported by Simon Roberts (2/8) and Ziggy Kulesza (2/9). Tim Evans (29) was the only Tea Tree Gully batter to produce some runs as the Bulls now need to look at their batting coming into finals. The win see’s Sturt move to sixth position on the ladder, and will be kicking themselves that they couldn’t bowl out Glenelg the round before. The Bulls may have lost the minor premiership but they have held on to the home final and will need to regroup and come out strong next weekend.

Glenelg 9/269 defeated Port Adelaide 104

Glenelg have demoralised Port Adelaide in their final match for the season at Gliderol Stadium. The Seahorses won the toss and elected to bat first on a batsmen’s paradise. After getting off to a solid start, Johan Botha (88) continued the dominance of the Seahorses before Joshua Roach (45*) finished the innings off leaving Glenelg on a score of 269 off their 50 overs. Richard Carter (3/56) was the top bowler for the Magpies who had a tough day in the field. A solid start from young opener Nick Kartas (26) put Port Adelaide on the right track, but the spin partnership from Akash Patel (4/20) and Johan Botha (3/20) left Port Adelaide dismissed for 104, a whopping 164 runs behind the target. Matthew Weeks (49*) was left stranded as his side completely capitulated. The win saw Glenelg go to 10th spot on the ladder whilst the reigning premiers Port Adelaide go to 11th spot after what some might describe as a ‘premiership hangover’.

Northern Districts 63 defeated by Woodville 3/68

Northern Districts felt the wrath of a Woodville outfit that was out for redemption after a very disappointing outright loss the week prior. The Jets won the toss and elected to bat first, after 25 overs they were back in the shed all out after a stunning spell from Ben Turley (5/15) and Carl Tietjens (3/13) saw the Jets bowled out for 63 runs. In return Connor McInerney (27) started the Peckers off well for Tom Andrews (19*) to come in and finish the game off in the 22nd over. The win saw the Peckers move back up to minor premiers after Tea Tree Gully failed to hold top spot, whilst Northern Districts finish their disappointing year in 12th position.

 

Browns finish on top

Port Adelaide 91 defeated by West Torrens 166

Port Adelaide will have to face ladder leaders Kensington after they were beaten by the Eagles by 75 runs on the weekend. Winning the toss, West Torrens elected to bat first. A fantastic knock from experienced Lauren Ebsary (92) was the highlight for the Eagles as they finished all out for 166 after some amazing bowling from Amanda Wellington (4/30) and Samantha Betts (2/22) restored some faith into the Magpies. Alicia Dean (30) started the innings off perfectly for Port Adelaide, but the girls couldn’t go on with it as they succumbed to the pressure of Jessica Joseph (2/14), Brooke Harris (2/14), Tayla Gordon (2/13) and Ashley Eyles (2/15) to be bowled out for 91 runs. The win for the Eagles sees them facing off against Northern Districts next week whilst the Magpies will face Kensington.

Kensington 4/118 defeated Northern Districts 117

Kensington have finished their season as minor premiers after the reigning premiers defeated Northern Districts by 6 wickets at Parkinson Oval. Winning the toss, the Jets never looked comfortable with the bowling of Bridget Patterson (3/12) and Emily Jones (3/9). Hannah Perry (40) worked hard for the Jets but it wasn’t enough as they were dismissed for just 117 runs. In reply, early wickets from Neisha Iles (3/26) gave a small glimmer of hope for the Jets before Bridget Patterson (63*) ensured that the game would be a win to the Browns as they cruised to victory by 6 wickets. With both teams hosting home finals and going in as favourites next week, expect to see these two teams facing off in two week time.

Southern District 3/223 defeated Sturt 6/216

In a final match thriller, Southern District has moved off the bottom of the ladder after defeating Sturt by 7 wickets. Sturt won the toss and elected to bat first, and got off to a great start with Alex Price (48) and Megan Schutt (78) piling the runs on the board. Tasmin Beaumont (2/41) worked hard with the ball for the Stingrays. In reply, it was all Tasmin Beaumont as she knocked up an amazing 121 runs (not out) to get the Stingrays over the line in the 47th over. Beaumont was well accompanied by Kayla McGrath (46) in the Stingrays win. The win see’s the Stingrays move to fifth position whilst the Blues will be handed the wooden spoon after their loss.

 

Junior Semi Final Week 1 Results

Under 14 Whites

Northern Districts 1/47                 v              Tea Tree Gully 87 (Jack Mosey 4/14)

Kensington                                         v              Adelaide 8/159 (Toby Cotsi 36*, Oliver Long 34)

 

Under 14 Reds

Kensington         3/190                     v              Adelaide

Tea Tree Gully 119 (Charlie Allan 4/18, Angus Judd 2/14, Kyle Brazell 24) v            Sturt

 

Under 16 Whites

Kensington 1/70 (Arham Hashmi 56)       v              Prospect 113 (Gregory Tanti 5/15)

Tea Tree Gully                                  v              Adelaide

 

Under 16 Reds 

West Torrens 0/21                          v              Sturt 136 (Ben Knack 34, Bailey Hann 4/35)

Tea Tree Gully                                  v              Kensington 7/238 (Sam Barnett 56, James Cleggett 49*)

 

And then there were 6

Prospect v Adelaide

Prospect will host a determined Adelaide side this weekend as the fight for finals becomes a lot tighter. The Buffalos moved up to fourth spot last weekend when they defeated West Torrens by 3 wickets on their home soil. Jamie Barnes (69) led the way along with Daniel Payne (53) with the bat whilst Cameron Valente earned his Redbacks selection with match figures of 7/95. The Buffalos may be sitting fourth but a slip up could cost them their spot in the finals. The Buffalos will go in without three of their key players with Trent Lawford and Cameron Valente being selected by the Redbacks and Jamie Barnes serving a suspension, making this game a lot tighter than many would have thought. Prospect have come of the bye and will be playing for the pride of the club after a year that they would rather forget. The Pirates have showed glimpses of improvement throughout the year and would like to see themselves as a big threat going into this match. The Buffalos will rely heavily on Captain Sam Raphael to lead the way with the bat and Phil Neate to continue his impressive form with the ball. Prospect will be looking towards Harry Byrnes- Howe, Sam Miller and Ross Whitley to set the example that the team need to follow in order to get the final win of the season.

West Torrens v Adelaide University                                 

West Torrens host Adelaide University in a blockbuster match that will determine where the Eagles finish for the season. After a disappointing 3 wicket loss to Adelaide, West Torrens slumped down to 6th position with finals still a possibility pending on a win and other results going their way. Solid knocks from Carl Mickan (72) and Leigh Drennan (55) were not enough for the Eagles as they slumped to 212. Adelaide University had their slim finals hopes dashed last weekend after a devastating 9 run loss to Southern District made them ineligible for the finals. Amazing performances from Lachie Oswald-Jacobs (104) and Jake Windslade (6/61) were not enough for the Blacks as the Stingrays snuck home. Eighth placed Uni pose as a big threat to the Eagles with the names of Andy Delmont, Joel Logan and Lachie Oswald-Jacobs all match winners. The Eagles will need big performances from Leigh Drennan and Braedon Renshaw to ensure the Eagles can keep their finals dream alive.

Southern District v East Torrens

Southern District hosts a desperate East Torrens outfit who will not want to miss out on finals again. The Reds have continued with their trend from last season of late end collapses with a loss to Tea Tree Gully saw them drop to fifth place. Michael Cranmer’s score of 45 was not enough for the Reds as they only managed to put 146 runs on the board. Despite some good bowling from Callan Richardson (3/46) the Bulls made this score with ease, winning by 5 wickets. Southern District will be out on the field for pride this weekend after their big team victory against Adelaide University last weekend. The Stingrays made a very good score of 275 after some great batting from Joshua Barratt (86) and Brendan McCormack (83) set the scene early. Tom Joraslafsky (4/85) and Huw Stone (3/64) were back to their damaging best with the pair ripping through the Blacks batting order leaving the Stingrays victors by 9 runs. Despite being in the top two for majority of the past two seasons, the Reds have not made the finals since their Grand Final defeat in 2012/13 and without Jake Lehmann in the middle order it will be a tough ask this weekend. Michael Cranmer will be looked at to lead his men with the bat, whilst the bowling duo of Callan Richardson and Daniel Leigh will be heavily relied on.

 

Tea Tree Gully v Sturt

Tea Tree Gully host Sturt in a match that will determine whether the Bulls will have a home final. The Bulls cemented a spot in the finals after a big win over East Torrens last weekend, a win that also saw them move to top spot. Terrific bowling from Nick Winter (4/85) and Adam Somerfield (3/32) set the scene for the Bulls, dismissing the Reds for just 146 runs. Matthew Cuconits (55) and Tim Davey (45) eased the team to a 5 wicket victory with their terrific batting. This match won’t be an easy task for the Bulls though, Sturt have been in incredible form since the Christmas break and if they had won last week, could have been playing for a finals spot themselves this week. The Blues shared the points with Glenelg after they were unable to bowl them out after they made a mammoth 361 runs. Cameron Borgas (97) and Alexander Gregory (79) continued their form and were damaging with the bat. The Bulls will want the win for the home final, but also for some form going into the finals, so they will need the Evans Brothers (Tim and Brad) to be at their best along with Nick Winter and Tim Davey. The Blues will be looking at the experience of Cam Borgas, Brad Davis and Maxwell Schlicker to get them across the line.

Glenelg v Port Adelaide

Glenelg face Port Adelaide in a match that will be played completely for pride. Glenelg have had a massive fall from grace, after a stunning win in round one against Woodville, the Seahorses never really found their feet and see themselves sitting 12th coming into the last round. The Seahorses would have been very impressed with last week’s efforts though after they shared the points with a rampant Sturt outfit that were chasing down a final spot. Chasing 361, Ben Bullimore (93) and Tom Plant (83*) saw Glenelg get to 5/297. Port Adelaide will be very disappointed with their efforts this season after winning the premiership last year. Even more disappointing was the Magpies 1st innings effort against Northern Districts. Port only managed 91 runs in their first dig against the Jets, a total that the Jets knocked off 4 wickets down. Nick Benton (5/44) walked away with his third 5 wicket haul for the year, earning Redbacks selection in the process. Both teams will be looking towards the future and will want their more experience players to bleed through the young guns. For Glenelg this will be Tom Plant, Cullen Bailey and Danny Irvine. The Magpies will be looking towards Aaron Sayers, Josh Rosenthal and Matthew Weeks.

 

 

 

Northern Districts v Woodville

Northern Districts will host a timid Woodville side this weekend at Salisbury Oval. After leading the competition for majority of the year, the Peckers have slipped to third place with a loss leaving them finishing their season much earlier than expected. Woodville shocked the whole competition when they lost outright to a determined Kensington outfit. Ben Turley ended with match figures of 4/87 whilst Connor McInerney was the best with the bat with his second innings score of 54. Northern Districts racked up another win, taking them to four for the season. The Jets were amazing with the ball, dismissing the Magpies for 91 runs. Mitch Thomas (4/7) led the way and was supported by Chris Duval (2/12). In return Chris Duval (51) was the key to the 6 wicket victory from the Jets. Woodville need big names players such as Ben Turley, Luke Franchesca, Stuart Coles, Tom Andrews and Alex Bleakley to stand up and deliver in what is a must win game for the club. Northern Districts will be hoping for one more big effort from Chris Duval, Cameron Williams, Steven Marks and Mitch Thomas for one last victory to see the Jets fly up the ladder.

 

Final Showdown to determine final placings in womens

In the final round of the Women’s A Grade finals there is one spot up for grabs with 3 teams fighting for it; only one team will miss the opportunity to play finals this season.

Port Adelaide v West Torrens @ Eric Sutton Oval

In a battle between 3rd v 4th one of these teams could potentially miss the finals if Sturt are to defeat Southern District. West Torrens will be coming to Port Adelaide on a massive high after a victory over the ladder leaders, Northern Districts, has given them a new found energy coming into finals. Lauren Ebsary (40) and Angela Moritz (51) were leaders with the bat, with the Eagles still only making 154, but some brilliant bowling from Jessica Joseph (3/18) and Brooke Harris (2/14) finished the Jets off leaving the Eagles winner by 79 runs. Port Adelaide will be coming into the game after a very solid score saw them knock off Sturt by 75 runs. Tamara Clapton (54) and Kristy Williams (57*) were the stars with the bat before Samantha Betts (5/38) ruined any chance of a Sturt comeback. The Magpies will be coming in confident after their last match against the Eagles were Sana Razzack 6/16 and Samantha Bett’s score of 54 not out saw the Magpies win by 7 wickets. The Eagles will be hoping for their experienced players of Lauren Ebsary, Angela Moritz and Lucy Williams to get them over the line in a must win match.

Kensington v Northern Districts @ Parkinson Oval

In what looms to be the match of the round, 1st takes on 2nd in what some may say is a grand final dress rehearsal between Kensington and Northern Districts at Parkinson Oval on Saturday. Coming off a great win against Southern District’s, the Browns will be up and about. Solid scores from Sarah Lowe (40), Katelyn Pope (40), Beth Morgan (40) and Amy Wiseman (42*) saw Kensington make a total of 222. The Stingrays did well to chase but the bowling from Amy Wiseman (3/47) and Emily Jones (3/10) restricted them to falling 29 runs short of the total. The Jets will be out for redemption after a shock loss to West Torrens. Despite a terrific display of bowling from Hannah Perry (5/34) there was nobody else ready to stand up for Northern Districts as they fell 79 runs short of the Eagles 151. The last time these two sides met, we saw a thrilling finish in which a Sarah Lowe 67 was just not good enough for Kensington as they fell just 6 runs short of the Northern Jets total set by Teagan McPharlin’s 36 and Hannah Perry’s 50. Kensington will be hoping the form of Amy Wiseman, Sarah Lowe and Katelyn Pope can continue, whilst the Jets will be looking for somebody to help out Hannah Perry.

Southern District v Sturt @ Gordon Brown

Sturt will take on Southern District as they hope to sneak into the top four with a big win. After a disappointing loss to Port Adelaide saw the Blues slip out of the four they will be out for redemption this weekend. Rhianna Peate (41) and Danielle Wyatt (37) stood up for the Blues with the bat but their total was 75 runs behind the Magpies, which was well restricted by Stacey Oates (4/48). The Stingrays are playing for pride this weekend after their loss to Kensington confirmed that Southern District will not be a part of the finals campaign this season. A solid partnership from Thalia McGrath (64) and Kayla McGrath (40) wasn’t enough for the Stingrays as Kensington finished up winners by 29 runs. Sturt will be confident of a win after they took the points in their round 5 clash by 4 wickets. A solid bowling performance from Alex Price (4/20) and Jamie Howie (3/8) was well backed up by scores from Annie O’Neil (40) and Teagan Fox (40). Southern District will need some support for Thalia McGrath if it is to get a win to end their season on a high, whilst Sturt will look to Megan Schutt to lead the way for the Sturts to sneak into finals action.

 

Juniors face off in Semi-Final action this week

The Junior Grade Competition played its last round last weekend, meaning that we are now entering the Semi-Finals this weekend. After a long, tough year we have 4 sides in every competition battling it out for a spot in the Grand Final in the last weekend in March. All games will be played over two weeks. Congratulations to Kensington District Cricket Club and Tea Tree Gully District Cricket Club who have teams in all grades featuring in finals, a rare feat.

 

Under 14 Whites

Northern Districts            v              Tea Tree Gully                   Paddocks No 2

Kensington                         v              Adelaide                              Cane Reserve

 

Under 14 Reds

Kensington                         v              Adelaide                              Marryatville High School

Tea Tree Gully                   v              Sturt                                      AA Bailey Recreation Ground

 

Under 16 Whites

Kensington                         v              Prospect                              Ford Oval

Tea Tree Gully                   v              Adelaide                              Saratoga Oval – Immanuel College

 

Under 16 Reds 

West Torrens                     v              Sturt                                      Gleneagles Reserve

Tea Tree Gully                   v              Kensington                         Memorial Oval

 

Buffalos sail into the top 4 as the Bulls take top spot

Adelaide 229 defeated West Torrens 212 & 8/196

Adelaide has taken West Torren’s spot in the top four after they defeated the Eagles by 3 wickets on the weekend. The Buffalos resumed the day at 4/161 needing a further 51 runs to win. Daniel Payne (53) only added a few more runs on the board before he was dismissed, whilst Sam Cabot (21) and Trent Lawford (29) both made starts that they couldn’t go further with. Spencer Johnson (4/44) was causing trouble for the Buffalos, but Adelaide still managed to pass the Eagles score 7 wickets down. The Buffalos were dismissed for 229, just 17 runs ahead of West Torrens.  In return, a half century from Adrian Chad (51) followed by a solid start from Daniel Drew (34) were the highlights in the Eagles 2nd innings as Cameron Valente (3/50) continued to run amuck. Valente was well supported by young spinner Michael Cormack (3/28) and Phil Neate (2/39) who is returning to bowling duties at the right end of the season.

Adelaide University 264 defeated by Southern District 274

Adelaide University’s season has officially been finished after a shattering 10 run defeat at the hands of Southern District see’s the Blacks plummet out of finals contention. Resuming day two at 1/10 and without Andy Delmont, the Blacks looked to have it tough, especially when Sean Williams (2/52) kicked off from where he left the week before snaring another early wicket for the Stingrays. Keegan English (35) paired up with Lachie Oswald-Jacobs (104) to put on 107 runs for the fourth wicket before English was dismissed. The Blacks looked in the box seat when Ben Foakes (31) and Oswald-Jacobs put on a further 70 runs to the fifth wicket partnership. But it was a great spell of bowling from Tom Joraslafsky (4/85) in partnership with Huw Stone (3/64) that saw the Blacks back in trouble. At 8/215 the Blacks looked down and out, but a terrific ninth wicket stand of 45 runs from Joel Logan (23) and James Hilditch (29) saw the Blacks needing just 15 runs for victory. Unfortuenltly it all got too much for the Blacks with Logan being stumped off a great piece of bowling from Stone, seeing the Stingrays victors by 10 runs. The win see’s both teams sitting mid-table with no chance of finals but plenty of pride to play for going into the last round.

East Torrens 146 defeated by Tea Tree Gully 9/230

Tea Tree Gully has taken top spot after a comprehensive victory over East Torrens at Campbelltown Oval. Resuming day 2 at 0/15 the Bulls got off to a great start with Tim Evans (33) continuing his good run of form. Matthew Cuconits (55) made a welcoming return to A Grade cricket with a solid half-century, whilst Tim Davey (45) gave a glimpse of form running into the finals campaign. Callan Richardson (3/46) was looking dangerous with the ball for the Reds but the guiding hand of Captain Matthew Weaver (17) saw the Bulls pass the total just 5 wickets down. Weaver decided to keep batting on with the hope for some batsmen to get a good hit in coming into the end of the season. Ben Dougall (2/27) picked up two quick wickets, but it wasn’t enough to stop Brad Evans who smashed his way to 28 runs before being dismissed. Captains Matthew Weaver and Michael Cranmer both agreed to pull stumps at tea with no further result likely to happen. The win see’s Tea Tree Gully move to top of the ladder, an extraordinary climb from their 12th position early in the season. East Torrens, however have moved out of the top 4 for the first time this season, sitting 5th on the ladder and needing a win and some results to go their way next week to make the 4.

 

Sturt 6/361 (Dec.) drew with Glenelg 5/297

Sturt and Glenelg shared the points in what was a fantastic game all-round with 658 runs being scored over the 2 days. Resuming at 0/7 on day two, the seahorses were in a bit of a pickle at 3/73, but the experienced head of Danny Irvine (50) who paired up with upcoming superstar Ben Bullimore (93) put on a steady 74 run partnership to help steer the Seahorses back in the right direction. Captain Tom Plant (84*) then paired up with Bullimore to put on a further 137 runs before Bullimore was dismissed by Cam Borgas (1/2) falling 7 runs short of maiden A Grade ton. The day ended with Glenelg sitting 5/297, an impressive total for the Seahorses. The draw see’s any slim chance of Sturt sneaking into the 4 torn and will leave them playing for pride this Saturday.

Port Adelaide 91 & 4/190 defeated by Northern Districts 221

Northern Districts continue to push themselves up the ladder with some late season form as they punished the Magpies on day 2. Resuming on 6/122 and already victors, The Jets found themselves in a sticky situation as Nick Benton (5/44) tore through the middle order to continue his push for Redbacks selection. Kyle Gionitis only added 11 runs onto his day 1 total, being dismissed for 31 runs. The Jets tail headlined by Cameron Williams (31) and Chris Duval (51) managed to wag its way to 221 before being dismissed. Port Adelaide went out to resume their second innings. Aaron Sayers (71) and Matthew Weeks (60*) made sure there would be no further result reached, although two quick wickets from Cameron Williams (2/48) caused a bit of panic in the Magpie camp. Nick Benton (22*) paired up with Weeks to ensure the day would finish at 4/190 and the Jets only winning first innings points.

Woodville 86 & 144 defeated outright by Kensington 2/106 (Dec.) & 4/127

Kensington have shocked the whole competition and keep their season well and truly alive by defeating the former ladder leaders, Woodville outright. After winning the game on day two and sending the Peckers back into bat 20 runs ahead on day 1, the Browns got off to a dream start getting rid of danger man Stuart Coles nice and early. Some resilience from Connor McInerney (54) looked to have Woodville in a good position but the bowling from Elliot Opie (4/46), Jake Brown (3/34) and Jamie Panelli (3/30) saw the Peckers tumble for 144 runs, leaving the Browns needing only 124 runs for an outright victory. Ben Turley (2/50) looked to have the Browns top order in trouble early, but a steady hand from the much reliable Jake Brown (62*) teamed up with by James Smith (20*) saw Kensington take the outright victory by 6 wickets. The win see’s the Browns move into 2nd position, but with a bye this round can slip down to as far as 5th position. The Peckers, who have been leading the competition from round 2 have now moved to 3rd position and face the danger of not featuring in the finals if they are to lose their last round match.

 

Jets Crash as Eagles Sore

West Torrens 153 defeated Northern Districts 74

West Torrens has pulled off a great victory against the ladder leaders Northern Districts which has seen them claw back into the top 4. After winning the toss, Eagles Captain Angela Moritz elected to bat first and led the way with the bat from the onset. Mortiz (51) paired up with Lauren Ebsary (40) for a 63 run second wicket stand to get the Eagles off to a great start. But it wasn’t all good for West Torrens, Hannah Perry (5/34) and Neisha Iles (3/11) helped the Jets take the next 8 wickets for just 49 runs seeing the Eagles slump to 153 all out, a score that would be hard to defend. In return, the Jets got off to a horrible start with a run out early in the piece seeing them 1/0. Northern Districts could never find their feet after this with Jessica Joseph (3/18) and Brooke Harris (2/14) dominating the game. Chloe Scheer (16) provided some hope in the middle order, whilst experienced campaigner Neisha Iles (13*) tried to salvage some pride for the Jets, but the Eagles were too strong winning the match by 79 runs.

Southern District 193 defeated by Kensington 6/222

Kensington has moved up to 2nd place on the ladder and confirmed a finals position after their 29 run victory over Southern District on the weekend. Winning the toss and electing to bat, The Browns got off to a great start with Sarah Lowe (40) continuing her great form for the year. Katelyn Pope (40) and Beth Morgan (45) also chipped in with some solid scores as Amy Wiseman (42*) finished the innings off well for the Kensington girls, leaving them 6/222 after their 50 overs. In return, Thalia McGrath (64) was looking very dangerous, especially when she paired up with Kayla McGrath (40). But the excellent bowling from Amy Wiseman (3/47), Emily Jones (3/10), Shae Daly (2/30) and Katelyn Pope (2/49) proved too strong for the Stingrays, who fell 29 runs short of a victory that could have seen them in the hunt for the finals.

Sturt 178 defeated by Port Adelaide 245

Port Adelaide has defeated Sturt by 67 runs to confirm their status as a finals threat. Winning the toss Sturt elected to bowl first, a decision that may not have beent he best decision. Port Adelaide amassed 245 runs before being bowled out. Stacey Oates (4/48) was the highlight of the fielding innings for Sturt. In reply, Sturt looked in a solid position when Danielle Wyatt (37) and Rhianna Peate (41) were at the crease. But a 5 wicket haul to Samantha Betts saw the Blues in big trouble. Stacey Oates (30) and Jamie Howie (21) salvaged some pride for the Blues late in the innings, but Port were still too strong, running away 67 run victors.

 

Key Match-Ups to decide teams faite in Women's A Grade

In the final two weeks of the Women’s A Grade competition we are nowhere near finalising the final positions. So much so that the last place team still has the potential to finish in the top 4! Round 9 has some key match up’s that will separate the contenders from the pretenders as we head into the final round.

West Torrens v Northern Districts @Henley GM Oval

5th placed West Torrens face a very tough ask if they wish to play finals this season as they must defeat the inform ladder leaders Northern Districts. Coming off a thrashing from Sturt, West Torrens will be keen to make amends. The Eagles only managed to score 113 in their mammoth task of chasing 251 from Sturt, leaving them 138 runs behind. Northern Districts will be on a high after a fantastic bowling effort saw them defend a low total of 103 against a determined Southern District. Kiara Stockley (3/10) and Hannah Perry (3/14) was the key to some tight, relentless bowling from the Jets who dismissed the Stingrays to win by 16 runs. Lauren Ebsary will be looked at from the Eagles to get some runs on the board so that Lucy Williams and Tayla Gordon can get back to their best in what is a do or die game for West Torrens. Whilst the Jets will look at the all-round brilliance of an inform Hannah Perry to get them over the line.

Sturt v Port Adelaide @ Price Memorial Oval

In a battle between 3rd and 4th, the winner can almost guarantee themselves a spot in the finals, with the opportunity of a home final still on the cards. Sturt will be coming in with the momentum of a fantastic team performance against West Torrens. The Blues hit an impressive total of 251 off their 50 overs with Alex Price (71) and Eliza Bartlett (63) being the key performers. The Blues bowling attack of Megan Schutt (3/19) and Annie O’Neil (3/24) proved too strong for the Eagles, dismissing them for 113, a massive 138 runs behind the required target. Port Adelaide is coming off a loss that saw them go from 2nd place to in the danger zone at 4th place. The Magpies were only able to score 126 runs, something that the Kensington batters knock off quite quickly winning by 6 wickets in the 32nd over. Sturt will look for the same team performance as last week with key players Alex Price, Megan Schutt and Eliza Bartlett performing. Whilst the Magpies will be hoping that the likes of Alicia Dean and Samantha Betts can get some more runs on the board so Kristy Williams can work her magic.

Southern District v Kensington @ Bice Oval

Southern District faces a do or die battle this weekend when it takes on the reigning premiers at Bice oval this Sunday. The Stingrays will be kicking themselves after falling 16 runs short of the 103 runs they needed from the ladder leaders Northern Districts. Thalia McGrath (5/19) was pivotal in the collapse of the best team in the competition, but the Stingrays failed to get any runs on the board with the pressure from the Jets getting too much for them. Kensington on the other hand will be coming in fresh after they cruised to a 6 wicket win over Port Adelaide. Sarah Lowe (3/23) continued her good form to dismiss the Magpies for just 126 runs, a score that Jordan Doecke (50*) and Jakarra Hill (36*) knocked off with ease. For Southern District’s to get up they will need to support Thalia McGrath who seems to be flying solo at the moment. Kensington will be looking for early runs from Bridget Patterson and the tight relentless bowling from Shae Daly and Katelyn Pope to get a win that will secure a home final for the Browns.

 

Bulls and Browns show their class

Adelaide 4/161 v West Torrens 212

Adelaide have made solid inroads towards a spot in the top 4 after a strong showing on day 1 see’s the Buffalos just 51 runs behind the Eagles total of 212. Winning the toss and electing to bat, West Torrens found themselves in a sticky situation after Cameron Valente (4/45) ripped through the opening batsmen, leaving the Eagles 3/34 early in the piece. Leigh Drennan (55) and Carl Mickan (72) dug in deep for a 90 run partnership that saw West Torrens get back in the game. But the Eagles lost 3 wickets for 0 runs as Luke Lavender (2/40) and Phil Neate (3/46) tore through the middle to lower order, dismissing the Eagles for 212. In reply, some good bowling early from Trent Kelly (1/40) and Braeden Renshaw (1/14) saw the Buffalos at 2/32 before a 90 runs partnership from an in-form Jamie Barnes (69) and Daniel Payne (44*) got Adelaide back on top. The match will continue in week two with Payne and Sam Cabot at the crease needing just 51 runs with 6 wickets in hand.

Adelaide University 1/10 v Southern District 274

Adelaide University’s chances of an unlikely finals birth may have just become much harder as they are left in a tough situation against Southern District. Winning the toss, Southern District elected to bat first at Park 10 and got off to a solid start. Joshua Barratt (86) and Brendan McCormack (83) put on 90 runs for the 3rd wicket partnership. Matthew Sugg added on another 30 runs before Jake Winslade (6/61) and Joel Logan (2/67) went through the Stingrays attack. The Stingrays were dismissed for a solid score of 274, a score that on Park 10 is very gettable. Having to face 5 overs, The Blacks were left stunned after the first over when Captain Andrew Delmont was caught behind off a great piece of bowling from Sean Williams (1/4) for 0. Adelaide University will start next week 1/10 needing a batsman to stand up for their team in their last bid for a finals birth.

East Torrens 146 v Tea Tree Gully 0/17

Tea Tree Gully are one step closer to securing a finals birth after a terrific team bowling display has put East Torrens under pressure at Campbelltown Oval. After winning the toss, East Torrens skipper Michael Cranmer elected to bat on what looked to be a batters deck at Campbelltown. The Reds were under immense pressure early, sitting at 2/19 before Michael Cranmer tried to steer the ship in the Reds favour, grinding his way to 45 before being dismissed. The Bulls bowling attack, led by Nick Winter (4/34) and Adam Somerfield (3/32) were relentless, refusing to give East Torrens a single run at any time. This led to the Reds being dismissed for just 146, a total Tea Tree Gully Captain Matthew Weaver would be very pleased with.  Having to bat for 6 overs, Tea Tree Gully openers Jack Holliday (10*) and Tim Evans (7*) would have had alarm bells ringing after being in the same position last round saw them both being dismissed prior to end of days play. But this time was different as Holliday and Evans fought off the bowling attack of Daniel Leigh and Callan Richardson to remain unbeaten at the end of days play. The Bulls sit 0/17 starting day 2, needing just 129 runs to win.

Sturt 6/361 (Dec.) v Glenelg 0/7

Sturt have made a massive score against Glenelg on the weekend. The Blues won the toss and got off to a dream start with Jake Weatherald (26) and Cameron Borgas (97) putting on 65 as the opening stand. Alex Gregory (79) came in at number three and continued the dominance putting on 115 runs with Borgas to see the Blues go to 2/178. Daniel Clarke (3/77) and Jack Pudney (2/66) seemed to have stemmed the flow before a fantastic piece of late batting from Maxwell Schlicker (61*) and James Machin (40*) saw  another 84 runs be put on before Brad Davis decided it was time to declare the innings. Having to bat for 3 overs, Glenelg  batsmen Joshua Roach and Cullen Bailey managed to  get through with ease as Sturt missed an opportunity to sneak a couple of wickets before the end of days play. Glenelg will resume at 0/7 with a mammoth task ahead to claim first innings points. Sturt will be looking to take 20 wickets in the one day to claim an outright victory that could potentially see them as a strong finals contender.

Port Adelaide 91 defeated by Northern Districts 6/122

Northern Districts have salvaged some pride by comprehensively defeating Port Adelaide by 6 wickets at Port Reserve. Electing to bat first Port Adelaide never looked comfortable with Steven Marks (3/31) and Chris Duval (2/12) running amuck through the Magpies batting line up. Nick Kartas (26) put up a fight for Port but it wasn’t enough as Mitch Thomas (4/7) tore through the bottom order to dismiss the Magpies for just 91 runs. In return, Northern Districts found themselves losing a steady flow of wickets with Nick Benton (3/21) trying to do anything he could for his team. Kirk Pascoe (39) and Trent Burge (32) got the Jets across the line with their solid scores, whilst Kyle Gionitis (20*) will start fresh next week after a solid finish to the end of the day. The Jets will resume 6/122, 31 runs ahead of the Magpies.

Woodville 86 & 1/33 defeated by Kensington 2/106 (Dec.)

Kensington have shocked the whole of grade cricket with their unbelievable defeat of Woodville on day 1. After winning the toss, Kensington Captain Jake Brown made the bold and courageous decision to bowl first at Woodville oval. This decision seemed to pay off as the Browns ripped through Woodville from the start. Elliot Opie (5/42) and Jake Brown (3/16) led the onslaught of the Peckers that lasted just 38.3 overs before being dismissed for just 86 runs. In reply, 2 early wickets to Ben Turley (2/37) wasn’t enough for the Peckers as Sam McNeil (37*) and Jake Brown (60*) ensured that the Browns would walk away 8 wicket victors before making another bold decision and declaring just 20 runs ahead. Needing to face 19 overs was going to be a tough ask for Woodville and losing opener Jake Birchmore early made it tougher for them. Jamie Panelli (1/7) was looking dangerous, but Connor McInerney (21*) and Stuart Coles (9*) fought it out to ensure that the Peckers were only 1 down by the end of the day. Woodville will start day 2 with a 13 run lead, but only have 9 wickets in hand.

Eagles turn Blue as Jets continue to Soar

Northern Districts 103 defeated Southern District 87

Northern Districts have managed to escape from a loss with some fantastic bowling to keep away the Southern District Stingrays. After winning the toss and electing to bat Northern Districts were under pressure from the onset with Thalia McGrath (5/19) continuing her form with the bowl and Rachel Greenshields (2/20) adding some help. Hannah Perry (21) was the top scorer for the Jets as the crept their way to 103 before being dismissed. In reply, Southern District made an easy score look very difficult as Hannah Perry (3/14) and Kiara Stockley (3/10) tore through the Stingrays batters. Kylie Rattray (19) worked hard to keep the Stingrays in the game, but it wasn’t enough as the Jets powered to a 16 run victory.

Kensington 4/128 defeated Port Adelaide 126

Kensington have moved up to 2nd spot after defeating Port Adelaide by 6 wickets. Winning the toss, Port Adelaide elected to bat first. A terrific team bowling display from Kensington saw the Magpies bowled out for just 126 runs after 43 overs. Sara Lowe (3/23) led the way for the Browns and was well accompanied by Katelyn Pope (2/22) Shae Daly (2/33) and Amy Wiseman (2/20) who all made it difficult for the Port batters. In return, the Magpies snared some big early wickets and looked right in the game when Kensington were 4/49, but a 79 run partnership from Jordan Doecke (50*) and Jakarra Hill (38*) saw Kensington cruise to a 6 wicket victory with 17 overs still to play. The win see’s the Browns move to 2nd position on the ladder as Port Adelaide now drop down to 4th.

Sturt 6/251 defeated West Torrens 113

Sturt have comprehensively defeated West Torrens which have moved them from bottom place to 3rd. After winning the toss and electing to bat Sturt got off to the dream start with Eliza Bartlett (63) and Alex Price (71) putting on 123 runs for the second wicket. Megan Schutt (43) also chipped in with a solid score to get the Blues to a score of 6/251 off their 50 overs. Lucy Williams was the best with the ball for the Eagles, taking 2 wickets. In return, A 50 from Lauren Ebsary wasn’t enough for the Eagles as Megan Schutt (3/19) and Annie O’Neil (3/24) were far too strong for the West Torrens batting line up. The Eagles were dismissed for just 113, a total of 138 runs behind the Sturt target.

 

Finals shape up to become clearer after round of blockbusters

Friday 26 February 2015

Adelaide v West Torrens

In a match that is well and truly a battle for the top 4, Adelaide will host West Torrens at Glandore oval this weekend. With both teams coming off comfortable victories, this match shapes up to be a thriller as the competition comes to a close and the positions in the four are still wide open. Adelaide defeated Southern District at Bice oval last round but failed to get the outright victory that would have seen them back into the four, falling 19 runs short but only having 1 wicket remaining. West Torrens on the other hand, defeated Prospect in a close 1st innings encounter and then went on to win outright in spectacular fashion. The outright victory saw the Eagles sore to 4th spot on the ladder. This match will heavily rely on the battle of the Captains Sam Raphael and Kelvin Smith who have been in amazing form for their sides all year. The young gun bowling attack of Spencer Johnson and Ben Williams will be firing for the Eagles, whilst Cameron Valente is proving to be unstoppable with the ball this season.

Adelaide University v Southern District                          

Adelaide University will have one last roll of the dice to keep their season alive when they play host to 10th placed Southern District’s at Park 10 this weekend. The Blacks forfeited their 4th place position when they lost a nail biter to Tea Tree Gully by 2 wickets, failing to defend a low score of 193. Southern District almost stole an outright victory against Adelaide in their match last round after being defeated by 9 wickets in the first innings. The stingrays only needed 1 wicket to snare outright victory whilst Adelaide only needed 19 runs in what was a thrilling finish with no outright result being achieved. Adelaide University will look at Captain Andrew Delmont to continue his good run of form to get the Blacks a big score. The Blacks will then look towards bowling duo Luke Crocker and Joel Logan to rip through the Stingray attack. The Stingrays will look upon the all-round excellence of Shaun Tanner to control the game for the Stingrays, whilst Brendan McCormack will be looked upon for some mid order runs.

East Torrens v Tea Tree Gully

With one of these teams securing a finals birth after this round, expect the match between East Torrens and Tea Tree Gully to be full of fireworks at Campbelltown oval. With East Torrens sitting 3rd and Tea Tree Gully sitting 2nd a win for either team will secure finals spot, a loss however, could see them back in the pack and maybe out of the four by the end of the weekend. Tea Tree Gully dodged a bullet last weekend when they just managed to score the 193 runs required 8 wickets down against Adelaide University. East Torrens proved their bowling attack is up their as the best in the completion when they dismissed Glenelg for just 32 runs in week 1 of round 11. The Reds went on to win the match outright by 10 wickets. Daniel Leigh will be hoping to continue his magnificent bowling form for the Reds, whilst Captain Michael Cranmer will be looking to capture that amazing form he was in pre-Christmas to get the runs on the board for his side. Tim Evans and Matthew Weaver will be heavily relied on with both bat and ball for the Bulls.

Sturt v Glenelg

Sturt host Glenelg this weekend at Price Memorial in what faces to be the clubs biggest game of the season to date. Needing a faultless run home, Sturt need a minimum of a first innings win to keep themselves in contention of finals, with an outright putting them right in the hunt. Sturt have come into form in the past rounds with a round 11 victory of 97 runs against the Northern Districts giving them their 2 win in a row with the two prior to that being a draw and a tie. Glenelg will be licking their wounds after a very disappointing loss against East Torrens. The seahorses were left stunned in week 1 after being bowled out for 32 on Park 25 #1. Even a much better 2nd innings knock of 212 couldn’t save them from an outright victory, with East Torrens winning outright by 10 wickets. Captain Brad Davis will be looked upon for another great score, whilst Simon Roberts and Stuart Claring-Bould will need big efforts with the ball for the Blues. Whilst Glenelg will need some more players to stand up alongside leaders Joel Garrett and Jack Pudney if they are to snare a victory for pride.

Port Adelaide v Northern Districts

Port Adelaide play host to Northern Districts in what looks to be a match played purely on pride as both teams are out of the race of finals for the season. After a disappointing 125 run loss to Kensington last year, the reigning premiers will now be given the tag of a premiership hangover as their title defence comes to an end. Whilst Northern Districts couldn’t keep their winning momentum, losing to Sturt by 97 runs. Port Adelaide will be looking for runs on the board from their batters so that Nick Benton and Joshua Rosenthal have the opportunity to continue their good form. Whilst Northern Districts will hope Alexander Davies continues his form with the bat so Steven Marks can rip through the Magpies with the ball.

Woodville v Kensington

Woodville can crush Kensington’s season whilst securing finals for themselves this weekend at Woodville oval. Coming off the bye Woodville can secure a finals birth with a victory over the Browns, whilst a loss may see them slip positions and leave their destiny to be decided in the last round. Kensington have to win this match to have any chance of a finals birth with the bye next week the Browns winning and results going their way could see them sneak 4th spot and go into the finals fresh. The Browns will be confident of  a victory after a solid 125 run win against Port Adelaide last round. Woodville will look at Stuart Coles to continue his leadership with the bat, whilst their supreme bowling attack headlined by Luke Franchesca and Ben Turely will be looking to snare some more wickets coming into finals. Kensington will look towards reigning Bradman Medalists Jake Brown to lead the way and be supported by experience bowler Elliot Opie.

All eye's on McGrath as Stingrays push for finals

Round 8 of the Women’s A Grade Competition is shaping up to be a classic with some key match determining what the remaining 2 rounds will look like.

Northern District v Southern District @Salisbury

Northern Districts play host to Southern District in what some may say is a danger game for the Jets. Sitting very comfortably on top, the Jets don’t look like getting beaten at the moment with the likes of Hannah Perry and Tegan McGrath controlling the game to their terms. The Jets will be coming off a comfortable 4 wicket win against Port Adelaide last weekend. Southern District are looming as a massive threat for any team in this competition after two stunning games from Thalia McGrath has seen them push for a spot in the four, only sitting one game out. The Stingrays walked away 139 run winners against West Torrens after McGrath smashed 153 runs to put her as the leading run scorer in the competition.

Kensington v Port Adelaide

Kensington and Port Adelaide face off in what will be the match of the round at Parkinson Oval this Sunday. The Browns are back in form after their 3 wicket win over Sturt. Bridget Patterson is continuing to cause problems with the bat, whilst Sarah Lowe’s all round performance is causing headaches for opposition. Port Adelaide narrowly lost to Northern Districts by just 4 wickets seeing their winning streak come to an end. The Magpies will be hoping that Alicia Dean and Samantha Betts can continue to pile on the runs, whilst Kristy Williams can rip through the experienced Kensington batters.

Sturt v West Torrens

Sturt and West Torrens face off as both teams will want to move higher up the ladder. Sitting in last position after the 3 wicket loss to Kensington, Sturt will be hoping for a much better performance this weekend to keep in touch with finals as the season comes closer to its close. Rhianna Peate and Casey Galbraith will be two of Sturt’s key players in this late surge. Meanwhile West Torrens will be hoping that the return on Breeze-air Scorpions Captain Lauren Ebsary along with bowling gun Tayla Gordon can help them comeback from their very disappointing 139 run loss to Southern District last weekend.

 

East Torrens win West End One Day Cup

East Torrens 6/241 defeated Sturt 8/240

East Torrens has won their 2nd West End One Day Cup in a thriller against Sturt at Campbelltown Oval.

Winning the toss and electing to bat first, Sturt got off to a dream start. Openers Jake Weatherald (51) and Cameron Borgas (44) put on an opening stand of 78 before Weatherald was dismissed. The runs didn’t stop their when Alex Gregory came in at number 3. Gregory smashed 91 runs off only 96 deliveries which included 2 fours and 5 sixes. When Gregory was dismissed by Jake Lehmann the Blues were sitting comfortably at 4/221. A brilliant bowling spell from Luke Robins (4/59) saw the Blues tumble in the final overs to finish their 50 overs 8/240.

In reply, East Torrens also got off to a good start with Iain Cockbain (66) and Michael Cranmer (31) getting the total to 59 before Cranmer was dismissed by Simon Roberts. The Blues seemed to have control of the Reds who were battling with a run rate that was only going higher. Simon Roberts (3/49) was causing all sorts of trouble for the Reds as he tore through some of the middle order to keep the Blues in the front seat. Jake Lehmann (78*) was working tirelessly to keep East Torrens in the game but needed someone to stick with him. Luke Robins came in and smashed a much needed 27 off only 8 balls to get the run rate from 10 an over to 6. This made things much easier for the Reds who hit the winning runs 48.2 overs into their innings.

The Robert Zadow medal was presented to Luke Robins for his fantastic bowling efforts of 4/59 to stop Sturt when they were on a roll and also his much needed 27 off 8 balls which in many eyes got the Reds back into a winnable position.

East Torrens Premiers

Grade Cricket- Extreme Weather Update

Friday, 20 February, 2015

The South Australian Cricket Assocation (SACA) has a comprehensive heat policy in place and one which we believe is a leader in sporting associations. Our heat policy has a number of initiatives ranging from education of participants through to the cancellation of play in any or all grades on days of extreme heat.

In accordance with this Policy, we have closely monitored the weather over the past week and have reviewed the forecast conditions for Saturday and Sunday.

In considering how to handle Grade cricket this weekend, SACA decided to look at each grade separately and have come to the following decisions;

Men’s A, B, C, and D Grade and Women’s A Grade continue ahead as scheduled.

West End One Day Cup Final continue ahead as scheduled.

U16 Red

Round 10 matches on Saturday, 21 February will be abandoned.

U16 White

Round 10 matches on Saturday, 21 February will be abandoned.

U14 Red

Round 10 matches on Saturday, 21 February will be abandoned.

U14 White

Round 10 matches on Saturday, 21 February will be abandoned.

The rationale behind this decision is due to the age of participants in each particular grade (players and umpires) as well as the level of off-field support in the form of volunteers and facilities (air conditioned club rooms, fridge access etc). The Bureau of Meteorology has indicated that conditions will be extremely hot at the beginning of the match and the temperature will peak mid afternoon meaning there will be no relief from the heat throughout the match.

It is extremely disappointing and unfortunate that the weather has affected us once again. However, in saying this, total consideration in relation to this announcement remains with the safety and wellbeing of our participants.

It is the recommendation of Bob Snewin, Chairman of the Grade Cricket Committee and Geoff Turley, Chairman of the Programming Committee that rescheduling Round 10 to Saturday, 28 February as a One Day match and Round 11 to Saturday, 7 March to a One Day match is the best way to ensure our junior cricketers play a round of cricket that otherwise would have been missed due to heat.

A memo will be sent next week with further details in regards to this.

Women’s B Grade

In regards to Women’s B Grade a decision will be made as to how these matches proceed on Saturday afternoon (21st) after the Bureau releases its 4.10pm forecast. A decision will not be made prior to 4.10pm. All clubs will be notified via email once a decision is made.

The decision as to how these matches will proceed will be based on the most up to date forecast, rather than making a ruling a day out from the match. However, the advice we received from the Bureau today is that any cool change that may come through on Sunday will not come through until late evening and this will also be considered when the decision is made tomorrow.

Men’s A, B, C and D Grade and Women’s A Grade

As Men’s A, B, C and D Grade and Women’s A Grade will go ahead as scheduled, all participants and officials in these matches are advised to please read the SACA Heat Policy and the attached Drink Up flyer.

Participants in these grades that will be playing on Saturday and Sunday are reminded to properly hydrate before, during and after the match, to wear appropriate clothing (hats, sunglasses etc) and regularly apply sunscreen.  Clubs are reminded to manage regular drink breaks, ensure all participants (including umpires) have ongoing access to drinks by running out ‘squirt bottles’ and stocking eskies on the boundary line.  Chilled fruit should be available for lunch and tea breaks as well as ensuring players have access to air conditioned clubrooms where available.    We ask that Clubs ensure that all participants are monitored during and after the day’s play.

Please note that for the Glenelg vs. East Torrens A Grade game at Park 25 No. 1, both teams are encouraged to provide chilled fruit to their players in the lunch break. 

East Torrens and Sturt battle for the West End One Day Cup

Sunday, 22 February see’s East Torrens and Sturt battle it out for the West End One Day Cup at Campbelltown Oval. East Torrens is fighting for their second One Day title after winning it for the first time in 1990-91. Whilst after being the inaugural winners in 1987, Sturt will be playing for their fifth One Day title in the clubs history.

Both clubs have had different journeys to get to the final. East Torrens went undefeated through the minor round stages and then smashed Kensington in the Semi Final. The Reds then won an absolute thriller at home against the Adelaide Buffalos, taking the game out in the last over and winning by just two runs. Sturt scrapped into the finals after winning 1 game, tieing a game and losing a game to finish 7th place. In an absolute upset the Blues comfortably defeated the competition favourites Woodville. Sturt then went on to defeat West Torrens by three wickets and progress to the Grand Final.

East Torrens will be looking at their big names with the bat to get them off to a good start. Players like Jake Lehmann, Iain Cockbain and Michael Cranmer who are labelled as the competitions best batters will need to be on song to get the game in favour of East Torrens. They will also need a strong performance from James Miller and Moin Ashraf with the ball to stop the Sturt powerhouses with the bat.

Sturt will look towards their Captain Brad Davis for a big day with the bat and also have the satisfaction of knowing they have the Borgas brothers who have both played in premierships for Sturt and know what it takes. James Machin and Alexander Gregory will need to be at their best with the ball to take down the giants at the top of the order for East Torrens.

Big matches ahead as womens competition heats up

Round 7 of the Women’s A Grade competition is shaping up to be a cracker!

Coming off their first win of the season, Southern Districts will face an out of form West Torrens in a bid to get them back in the finals hunt towards the end of the season. Thalia McGrath was sensational in her match winning game last weekend scoring 147 and then taking 3 big wickets as the Stingrays crushed the Magpies in a high scoring affair. The Eagles on the other hand were shown up by their rivals in Kensington who had a field day.

The top of the table clash between Northern Districts and Port Adelaide is guaranteed to be a ripper as both teams aims to continue their winning ways going into March. The Jets will be looking for the same consistent approach their team has been approaching to win games. Port Adelaide will be looking towards inform Sana Razzack and young gun Amanda Wellington to produce the goods for the team.

Another big match for this weekend is when reigning premiers Kensington take on 4th place Sturt with the winner taking 4th place on the ladder. With the end of season fast approaching both teams know how important a win this round could be for their club. Sturt will be looking towards Meaghan Schutt and Rhianna Peate to impress all round for the Blues. Whilst Sarah Lowe and Katelyn Pope will be the giants that Sturt need to contain if they are to beat this determined Kensington outfit.

Seahorses left stunned by Reds

Kensington 8/256 v Port Adelaide

A century from James Smith has put Kensington back into a winnable position against Port Adelaide at Parkinson Oval. Winning the toss and electing to bat first, Kensington got off to a poor start with Joshua Rosenthal (3/40) and Richard Carter (2/58) seeing the Browns slump to 5/83. With both teams chances of a top 4 finish being on the line in this match Kensington needed someone to stand up and produce. Batting at number 6, Smith came out and teamed up with Darren Lehmann Academy recruit Freddie Van Den Bergh (37) to put on a 127 run partnership before Van Den Bergh fell victim to Rosenthal. Daniel Worrall (25) gave a quick burst of runs towards the end of the day, as the day finished with Smith brining up his much deserved ton. The Browns finished the day 8/256 a score that they would be happy with considering the position they were in but will still need to be at their best next weekend if they are to bowl Port Adelaide out.

Glenelg 32 & 4/91 defeated by East Torrens 229

In a bizarre day of cricket Glenelg suffered a thrashing at the hands of East Torrens. Winning the toss Glenelg went in to bat and saw them in the worst imaginable start with Captain Cullen Bailey dismissed second ball for a duck. Bad went to worse for the side as they were left stunned by the bowling of Daniel Leigh (3/24) and Callan Richardson (7/8) and were bowled out for just 32 runs after 12.2 overs. Joshua Roach (10) was the only batter to reach double figures in what would be a dark day in Glenelg history. In return, East Torrens looked in a bit of danger sitting at 3/37 and under the pump from some great bowling by Nick Clayfield (5/53) until the experienced heads of Ben Dougall (81) and Jake Lehmann (42) put the runs on the board for the Reds as they cruised to a lead of 197 before being dismissed. With 30 overs still left to play in the day, Glenelg put up a better fight but still found themselves 4 wickets down for 91 runs. Alex Carey (31) started them off well before he became victim to Daniel Leigh (3/19). Ben Bullimore remains not out on 19 and will be looked upon to save an outright defeat for the Seahorses.

Tea Tree Gully 2/45 v Adelaide University 193

Two late wickets have seen the Adelaide University claw their way back into the game in their match against Tea Tree Gully at Pertaringa Oval. After winning the toss and electing to bat, Adelaide University got off to a solid start with Andy Delmont (62) continuing on from his amazing form the game before. Lachie Oswald-Jacobs (54) provided some mid order runs and had the Blacks who were struggling to get runs from the disciplined Tea Tree Gully bowling attack. The Bulls did an amazing job to keep the Blacks to 193 before they bowled them out. Adam Somerfield (4/56) was the pick of the bowlers and was well accompanied by Nick Winter (3/47). With 19 overs left to play, Adelaide University knew they needed wickets to get back into the game. Some great bowling from Luke Crocker (1/10) saw the Blacks dismiss the danger man Tim Evans for just 7 runs. Andy Delmont (1/10) pick up another late wicket in the day to leave the Bulls 2/45 and in a deadlock position going into next round.

Southern District 188 v Adelaide 0/67

Adelaide is in a very commanding position against Southern District as they head into week two of their match at Bice Oval. After winning the toss, Adelaide Captain Sam Raphael made the bold decision to bowl first. The decision paid off for the Buffalos as they had the Stingrays under pressure nice and early. David Sboro (56) and Nicholas Bowen (29) put on some early runs before Southern Districts were steam rolled by the bowling of Adelaide. Cameron Valente (2/63), Trent Lawford (2/29), Adam Lidiard (2/11) and Jamie Barnes (2/19) all shared the wickets for the Buffalos as they dismissed Southern District for just 188 runs. Having to face 20 overs to complete day 1, Adelaide batsmen Sam Darling (25*) and Sam Raphael (40*) had no issues with scoring runs taking on the Southern District bowling attack to pile on 67 runs leaving them just needing 121 runs to win.

West Torrens 8/123 v Prospect 126

West Torrens find themselves in yet another tight finish this time needing 4 runs to win but only 2 wickets in hand against bottom side Prospect. After winning the toss, Prospect elected to bat first. The Pirates got off to a solid start with Ross Whitley (22) and Harry Byrnes-Howe (23) putting some early runs on the board. The Pirates fell to pieces after their openers were dismissed as Adrian Chad (4/18) tore through the Prospect batting line up. Spencer Johnson (2/24) and Braeden Renshaw (2/47) were also amongst the wicket takers. Lachlan Blunden (29*) did everything he could at the bottom of the order but had no support as the Pirates were dismissed for a low 126. In return West Torrens look set when Kelvin Smith (45) and Leigh Drennan (24) were at the crease. But a terrific bowling display from Lachlan Blunden (4/53) and Sam Miller (2/23) saw the Eagles slump into a bad position. The day finished even worse for the Eagles as Ben Williams was dismissed on the last ball of the day leaving West Torrens 8/123. Carl Mickan (16*) will be looked upon to get the Eagles over the line as the Eagles are still fighting for finals.

Northern District v Sturt 9/253

A Captains knock from Brad Davis has given Sturt a lift in their round 11 match against the Northern District Jets at Salisbury Oval. Winning the toss, Davis elected for his side to bat first on a batsmen friendly pitch. The Blues missed the experience of the Borgas brothers at the top of the order as they found themselves 2/14 very quickly. But it was Brad Davis (113) who brought his side back into the game with his century. Davis was well accompanied by Maxwell Schlicker (31) who put on an 86 run partnership with him. James Machin (35) and Mitch Parker (20*) put on some late order runs to get the Blues to 253 by the end of days play.

 

Stingrays are on the board as Jets go on top

Monday 16 February 2015

West Torrens 81 defeated by Kensington 3/112

Kensington have got their season back on track after defeating the ladder leaders West Torrens comfortably on Saturday. Winning the toss, West Torrens elected to bat first and was off to a solid start when Angela Moritz (24) and Lucy Williams (23) partnered at the top of the order to get some runs on the board for the girls. That was it though for the Eagles as Shae Daly (6/44) and Katelyn Pope (4/18) tore their way through the Eagles batting line up claiming 10 wickets between them as West Torrens were dismissed for 81. In reply, Kensington never looked in danger as Bridget Patterson (41) got off to a great start. Tayla Gordon (2/7) worked hard for West Torrens to get back in the game but Sarah Lowe (47) ensured that the Browns would get their second win for the season. The loss see’s West Torrens slump to 3rd place on the ladder, whilst the Browns remain in 5th spot but are edging in on that top 4 entry.

Northern Districts 3/125 defeated Sturt 124

Northern Districts have taken top spot on the ladder after a convincing 7 wicket victory of Sturt on Saturday. After winning the toss, Sturt elected to bat first and were in a solid position early. Sturts batting line up were consistent to get to 10 – 20 runs but nobody stood up for the team. Annie O’Neil (22) was the only batter to reach the 20’s whilst Stacey Oates (15*) was looking good until she ran out of partners. Emma Sampson (2/21), Hannah Perry (2/25) and Neisha Iles (2/10) were all fantastic with the bowl for the Jets who dismissed the Blues for 124 runs. In return, Northern Districts were never in doubt once Emma Sampson (42) and Brittany Perry (37) got going. The pair put on 75 runs for their opening partnership and handing the Jets an easy victory which put them on the top of the table.

 

Southern District 7/281 defeated Port Adelaide 9/247

In what was the match of the round, Southern District has posted their first victory of the season after they defeated Port Adelaide on Saturday. Winning the toss and electing to bat first, the Stingrays had the best imaginable start with Thalia McGrath (148) and Rachael Greenshields (44) smashing 203 runs for the opening stand. The Magpies bowling attack work tirelessly with not too much success, apart from Emma Faint (2/55) and Kara Koutsoubis (2/15) who were fantastic with their efforts. The Stingrays finished their innings 7/281 a very impressive score and one that would be hard to chase. In reply, Port Adelaide was under the pump early but the middle order of Samantha Betts (74), Alicia Dean (58) and Emma Faint (35) got the girls back into the game. But it was two familiar faces that did the damage for the Stingrays again with Rachael Greenshields (3/39) and Thalia McGrath (2/53) being too strong for the Magpies and handing the Stingrays their first win of the year.

 

Grade Cricket- Extreme Weather Update

Friday 13 February, 2015

The South Australian Cricket Assocation (SACA) has a comprehensive heat policy in place and one which we believe is a leader in sporting associations. Our heat policy has a number of initiatives ranging from education of participants through to the cancellation of play in any or all grades on days of extreme heat.

In accordance with this Policy, we have closely monitored the weather over the past week and have reviewed the forecast conditions for Saturday.

In considering how to handle Grade cricket this weekend, SACA decided to look at each grade separately and have come to the following decisions;

Men’s A and B Grade and Women’s A Grade will go ahead as scheduled.

C Grade

Abandoned on Saturday, 14 February

D Grade

Abandoned on Saturday, 14 February

U16 Red and U16 White

Abandoned on Saturday, 14 February

U14 Red and U14 White

Abandoned on Saturday, 14 February

The rationale behind this decision is due to the age of participants in each particular grade (players and umpires) as well as the level of off-field support in the form of volunteers and facilities (air conditioned club rooms, fridge access etc).

SACA also closely consulted with the Bureau of Meteorology who have advised that conditions will be extremely oppressive at the start of the game and the maximum temperature of the day will be reached mid-afternoon and will not reduce until after the scheduled conclusion of play.

The Adelaide CBD is forecast to reach 41 degrees, whilst in the Northern suburbs a maximum of 42 degrees is forecast.

The Bureau has also advised that easterly winds are forecast for Saturday thereby reducing the likelihood of a sea breeze being present during the afternoon. The forecast for Sunday has also increased to 39 degrees and the Bureau has indicated that the forecast change is likely to arrive Sunday afternoon.

It is extremely disappointing and unfortunate that the weather has affected us once again.  However, in saying this, total consideration in relation to this announcement remains with the safety and wellbeing of our participants.

C Grade, D Grade and Junior Grades

Please be aware that C, D and Junior Grade matches abandoned on Saturday, 14 February have been reduced to a one-day fixture on Saturday, 21 February. Junior matches will be played as one day games and C and D Grade games will be played as one day limited overs matches on Saturday, 21 February.

Men’s A and B Grade and Women’s A Grade

As Men’s A and B Grade and Women’s A Grade will go ahead as scheduled, all participants and officials in these matches are advised to please read the SACA Heat Policy and the attached Drink Up flyer.

Participants in these grades that will be playing on Saturday are reminded to properly hydrate before, during and after the match, to wear appropriate clothing (hats, sunglasses etc) and regularly apply sunscreen. Clubs are reminded to manage regular drink breaks, ensure all participants (including umpires) have ongoing access to drinks by running out ‘squirt bottles’ and stocking eskies on the boundary line. Chilled fruit should be available for lunch and tea breaks as well as ensuring players have access to air conditioned clubrooms where available. We ask that Clubs ensure that all participants are monitored during and after the day’s play.

Please note that for the Glenelg vs. East Torrens A Grade game at Park 25 No.1, both teams are encouraged to provide chilled fruit to their players in the lunch break. 

 

Thrillers, Thrashings and upsets highlight round 10

Adelaide 8/395 (Dec.) defeated by Tea Tree Gully 7/397
 
Tea Tree Gully have defeated Adelaide in a match that saw over 800 runs scored over 2 weeks! Chasing Adelaides daunting 8/395, The Bulls were resuming
0/9 and without newly appointed Redbacks Captain Travis Head who was retired not out for just 4 runs due to Redback duties.
This was not an issue for the Bulls as Tim Evans (119) and Jack Holliday (98) put on an opening stand of 200 runs, causing a 
massive headache for the Adelaide Buffalos. Jamie Barnes (4/64) and Cameron valente (2/62) impressed witht the ball for the buffalos, but it was 
Sam Wood (55) in the middle order who continued to swing momentum back into the Bulls favour. Tea Tree Gully captain Matthew Weaver (65*) was
a pivotal part in his side's victory, scoring the winning runs with just 1 ball remaining. The win see's Tea Tree Gully jump into 2nd position which 
is amazing considering that going into round 7 the Bulls were sitting in 12th spot! Things get tough for the Buffalos after losing their second match 
in a row seeing them plumit to 6th place in a 7 team deadlock for that 3rd and 4th position. 
 
East Torrens 188 defeated by Northern Districts 9/264(Dec.)
 
Northern Districts have retained the Bradbrook Cup after they comprehensively defeated 2nd place East Torrens at Campbelltown Oval on the weekend.
After declaring 9 wickets down for 264 runs and failing to get a wicket over night, The Jets found it hard to get the first breakthrough. Chris Duval (4/25) led the way 
when he dismissed danger man Iain Cockbain (26), a wicket that caused a top order collapse by East Torrens. The Reds slumped to 5/75 before Chris Adams (76) and James 
Miller tried to salvage some pride for their club. Trent Goers (3/17) ensured their would be no East Torrens comeback with his excellent bowling.The match finished with 
East Torrens being dismissed 76 runs short of their required target.The loss see's the Reds slip into 3rd place, tied on points with 5 over teams. The Jets however, stay
in the same position but are just 30 points from the 4th position.
 
Port Adelaide 212 & 4/88 defeated Woodville 134
 
Port Adelaide have shocked the competition by upsetting the ladder leaders Woodville at Port Reserve. Resuming the day at 4/42, Woodville batsmen Stuart Coles (19) and
Alex Bleakley (18) put on 27 runs before the partnership ended by some great bowling from Richard Carter (3/21). The Magpies bowlers led by Jace O'Hara (2/15), 
Jordan Thomas (2/43) and Captain Nick Benton (2/34) proved too strong for the Peckers batters with only Matthew Fregona (37*) posting a reasonable score for the team.
The magpies were then sent back into bat. Joshua Hoffmann (26) and Matthew Weeks (29*) helped Port Adelaide to their 88 runs from 34 overs. It wasn't all great for Port
as they lost 4 wickets, with Tom Andrews (2/21) being the key bowler for the Peckers. Woodville remain a game clear on top of the ladder, whilst Port Adelaide are now 
right back in the hunt sitting in 8th position, just 10 runs off the coverterd 4th place they will be craving.
 
Sturt 7/169 (Dec.) & 8/135 defeated Kensington 161 & 142
 
Sturt have re-entered the fianls race after a comprehensive outright victory against 3rd place Kensington at Price Memorial Oval. Resuming day 2 on 6/111 and losing Alex
Gregory due to injury in the CA XI match, Harrison Emms (22) and Maxwell Schlicker (36*) piled on 58 runs to win the game for the Blues before Emms was dismissed and 
Captain Brad Davis made the bold decision to declard just 8 runs ahead. Kensington's second dig was worse than their first with the Blues proving to be too strong with 
the ball once again. Scott Blackmore (34) and Brendan Connolly (27) put on a lenghty partnership to try and save the game but the bowling from Simon Roberts (5/55),
Sturat Claring-Bould (2/28) and Ziggy Kulesza (2/30) was just too good for Kensington leaving them just trying to defend 134 runs to avoid outright defeat. Sturt never 
looked in danger with Jason Borgas (61*) pairing up with Brad Davis (46) for a 101 run partnership before Davis fell just 5 runs short of victory. Daniel Worall (2/43)
tried his best, but it wasnt enough for the Browns who found themselves defeated outright by Sturt. The big win see's Sturt move to 9th place, 15 points behind 4th spot.
Whilst Kensington have plundered to 5th spot and with a tough draw home, will face a battle to re-enter the top 4.
 
Adelaide University 8/426 (dec.) defeated Glenelg 240
 
Adelaide University have defeated a hard fighting Glenelg side to win their game by 206 runs. After declaring 8 wickets down for 426 runs, The Blacks claimed 2 quick wickets
overnight to have Glenelg resuming at 2/13. Things got worse for the Seahorses when Luke Crocker (4/46) dismissed danger man Joel Garrett for a duck. Nightwatchnmen
Akash Patel (85) stood tall for his team and was well accompanied by Ben Bullimore (29) and Captain Tom Plant (43). Johan Botha (30) also provided some runs in the middle 
order but a terrific spell from James Hilditch (4/35) saw the Blacks too good for Glenelg. The win see's the Adelaide University enter the top 4 for the first time
this season with hopes of a final birth now looking to be a reality. 
 
Prospect 8/275 drew with Southern District 7/356 (dec.)
 
Prospect may have ended Southern District's chances of a finals birth after they fought out a draw in the Round 10 clash at Prospect Oval. The Pirates worked hard all day 
and were led well by wicket keeper Harry Byrnes-Howe (134) who was accompanied by Sam Miller (22) and Brett Siebert (25). Shaun Tanner (5/61) and Rhys Barratt (2/75)
looked to have swung the game in favour of the Stingrays until Nick Lopez (23*) and Isaac Boylan (46) paired up for a 55 run partnership, a partnership that sealed the 
match as a draw and may have ended the Stingrays season. The draw see's Southern District move down to 10th place and 25 points away from an unlikely finals birth.

Port Shock Eagles as Jets show their class

West Torrens 106 defeated by Port Adelaide 3/107
 
Port Adelaide have shocked the reigning premiers by thrashing them on their home turf. After winning the toss Eagles captain
Angela Moritz elected to bat first. Moritz (23) got her team off to a solid start and was supported by Brianna Cheetham (15)
and Tayla Gordon (14) but it was Sana Razzak (6/16) who stole the show with her brilliant bowling spell of 9 overs that 
ripped through the Eagles batting line up. In return, Port Adelaide showed composure in their run chase with Samantha Betts 
(54*) and Kristy Williams (30) ensuring that the Magpies would get home by 7 wickets. The win see's Port Adelaide move into 
3rd position and chasing the two teams above them. West Torrens remain on top of the table, being a game clear.
 
Sturt 6/177 defeated Southern District 152
 
sturt have defeated bottom placed Southern District comfortably as they continue to push for a place in the Women's A Grade final.
Winning the toss, the Stingrays decided to bat first. Rachel Greenshields (21) started the innings off solidly but was left
to herself as Alex Price (4/20) and Jamie Howie (3/8) ripped through the top order. Kayla McGrath (34) and Anna Kerrison (23)
doug in deep to see the Stingrays get to 152 before being dismissed. In reply, Sturt batted 45 runs to comfortably reach 6/177
with Alicia Holt (2/39), Rachel Greenshields (2/20) and Brandi Ongley (2/29) battled for the Stingrays but the Blues were 
far too strong on this occasion.
 
Northern Districst 7/173 defeated Kensington 8/167
 
Northern Districts Jets have defeated the Kensington Browns and therfore moved up to 2nd position. Winning the toss, the Jets 
elected to bat first and comfortably piled on 173 runs. The Kensington vetrans of Sarah Lowe (2/32), Jakarra Hill (1/8),
Amy Wiseman (1/21) and sarah Jameson (1/34) worked tirelessly for the Browns. In reply, Kensington batter Sarah Lowe (67) 
was the pick of the Kensington batters who made alot of scores but didnt carry on. The browns finished just 6 runs short 
of the required total after their 50 overs, leaving the Jets victors.

Hot Weather Announcment

Due to the extreme temperatures forecast for tomorrow’s the decision had been made to abandon all U16 and U14 Junior Grade cricket matches.

 

All other Senior Men’s and Women’s Grade will go ahead as scheduled.

 

This is outlined in the attached memo.

 

The SACA encourages all Senior Men’s and Women’s teams to read the SACA Heat Policy, contained in the Grade Cricket Bylaws and Playing Conditions 2014-15 as well as the attached ‘Drink up’ flyer.

 

Umpires are encouraged to allow extra drink breaks where appropriate during this weekend’s Senior Men’s and Women’s matches.

 

East Torrens and Sturt to square off in One Day Cup Final

Monday 2 February 2015

East Torrens 172 defeated Adelaide 170

In an emotional day for the club, East Torrens has won an absolute thriller to advance into the West End One Day Cup against Adelaide on Sunday. Winning the toss, Michael Cranmer put his side into bat first on their home deck. A shaky start saw the Reds 4/54, thanks to some top bowling from Trent Lawford (4/42). Jake Lehmann (84) paired up with Luke Robins (32) to get the Reds some much needed runs on the board, but the bowling from Jamie Barnes (2/34) and Adam Lidiard (2/33) left East Torrens bowled out for a low score of 172. In return, Adelaide got off to an even worse start after Luke Robins (3/37) and Adam Zampa (3/15) saw the Buffalos at 6/75. Jamie Barnes (35) was the only Adelaide top order batsman to stand up and deliver with the bowling being too good for the rest. With East Torrens looking to have a comfortable win, Phil Neate entered the crease. After just 84 balls, Neate saw himself on 44 runs and looking to have won the Buffalos the game in an unlikely circumstance. The final 5 balls saw this situation: 3 runs to win, 1 wicket in hand and 5 balls to go. Neate unfortuenltly could not be the hero as Captain Michael Cranmer capped off an emotional day for himself and the club with a dramatic 2 run victory and a berth in the Grand Final.

West Torrens 9/234 defeated by Sturt 7/235

Sturt have defeated West Torrens in a close encounter at Henley GM Oval to give them a berth at the West End One Day Cup Grand Final. Winning the toss, Kelvin Smith elected for his side to bat first on their home deck. Smith (80) led the way for his side early in the innings. The remainder of the Eagles top order seemed to struggle to get runs on the board thanks to some terrific bowling from Alex Gregory (3/47). Simon Roberts (2/21) and Stuart Claring-Bould (2/60) seemed to have things in control for Sturt before a late batting partnership from Adrian Chad (31) and Daniel Drew (68*) saw the Eagles sitting at 9/234 after their 50 overs. In return, Sturt opener Cam Borgas (68) paired up with Brad Davis (46) for a 96 run partnership to get the Blues off to a good start.  Simon Roberts (34) and Maxwell Schlicker (29) looked to have got the Blues home before Ben Williams (2/57) and Callum Ferguson (2/19) brought the Eagles back in the game with their bowling. Ziggy Kulesza (11*) brought the game home for the Blues with just 5 balls to spare.

 

Runs Galore for Men in Round 10

Adelaide 8/395 (Dec.) v Tea Tree Gully 0/10

Adelaide is sitting in a very comfortable position leading into week 2 of their round 10 clash against rivals Tea Tree Gully. Winning the toss, Buffalos captain Sam Raphael elected to bat first on a batsman friendly Glandore Oval. Brad Evans (4/86) started the Bulls game off excellently claiming two quick wickets seeing Adelaide 2/7 early in the innings. Nobody could have predicted what would happen next though. West End Redbacks Trent Lawford came to the crease and belted 105 runs off just 69 balls to put the Buffalos back into control of the match before Evans claimed his 3rd wicket of the day. Once Brad Evans collected his 4th wicket of Cameron Valente (13) the match seemed evenly poised with Adelaide 4/183. Captain Sam Raphael (67) teamed up with middle order batsman Sam Cabot (141*) and created havoc for the Bulls. Cabot only took 162 balls to make his 141 before coach Damian Kelly decided to declare the Buffalos innings at 395. Tea Tree Gully batters Travis Head and Tim Evans was sent out with the difficult task of facing 4 overs of the Buffalos bowling attack. Both batsmen survived but the Bulls will have a big day ahead of them if they are to win this one.

East Torrens 0/9 v Northern Districts 9/264 (Dec.)

Northern Districts and East Torrens are in a deadlock position as they fight it out for the Bradbrook Cup. Winning the toss, Northern Districts went out to bat on Campbelltown Oval.  Alexander Davies (40) continued with his excellent form with this year. But it was a century from Mark Cosgrove (120) that highlighted the Jets innings. Cosgrove came in with the Jets in a bit of strive at 2/33, with wickets falling around him Cosgrove dug in deep for his century and managed to see the Jets get to 6/222 when he was dismissed from a cracker bowl from Luke Robins (3/60). Daniel Leigh (2/46) and Adam Zampa (2/64) were excellent with the bowl for East Torrens. Deciding to make use of the final 6 overs of the match, Northern Districts declared their innings 9/264 to try and sneak an early wicket. Some great resilience from Iain Cockbain and Chris Adams saw the Reds finish the day at 0/9.

Port Adelaide 212 v Woodville 4/42

Port Adelaide would be feeling comfortable that they can defeat the ladder leaders for the first time since Glenelg did in round 1. After winning the toss, Nick Benton elected for his side to bat first. The Magpies were under the pump early with Ben Turley (3/43) and Luke Franchesca (2/61) running riot on the top order. Matthew Weeks (27) teamed up with young gun Austin Umpherston (95) to put 40 runs on the board before he was dismissed. Tom Andrews (4/49) was making a mess of the Port Adelaide middle order, but nobody could stop Umpherston as he continued to score runs and put the pressure on the Peckers. Umpherston was the final of the Magpies innings, just 5 runs short of his maiden A Grade Century. In return, Woodville had 25 overs to bat to get runs on the board for an early finish the next week. Things did not go to plan in the Pecker camp as the Port Adelaide bowling attack of Nick Benton, Joshua Thomas, Jace O’Hara and Joshua Rosenthal all claimed 1 wicket each leaving Woodville 4 wickets down for 42 runs. Stuart Coles (12*) will be looked upon heavily by his teammates to produce a stunning captains knock and get the Peckers back into this game.

 

 

 

Sturt 6/111 v Kensington 161

Sturt have found them in trouble after being in a commanding position against rivals Kensington on day 1. Winning the toss, Kensington elected to bat first on the Price Memorial deck. Young speedster Alex Gregory (6/34) tore through the Kensington batting line up who found themselves all out for just 161 runs. In return, Sturt were stunned by a brilliant bowling spell from both Daniel Worall and Elliot Opie who claimed 3 wickets each to see the Blues 6/111 at stumps on day 1. Brad Davis (32) worked hard before his dismissal, whilst Alex Gregory (29*) will have all eyes looking at him next weekend to get the Blues over the line.

Adelaide University 8/426 (Dec.) v Glenelg 2/13

Adelaide University are well on top in their clash against Glenelg at Park 10. After winning the toss, Uni captain Andrew Delmont won the toss and elected to bat first. Leading the way, Delmont smashed 137 runs off 166 balls seeing the Blacks get to 215 before he became the Seahorses 4th victim. Ben Foakes (122*) became the next batsmen to cash in smashing a stunning century off just 92 balls. Foakes was well supported by Ben Cooper (55) who helped push the runs on for Adelaide University. The Blacks decided to declare their innings at 8/426, giving them 7 overs at Glenelg. Glenelg batsmen Alexander Carey and Cullen Bailey both fell victim to some great bowling from Luke Crocker and Joe Mennie as the Seahorses slumped to 2/13 at stumps, leaving Adelaide University in a very comfortable position heading into day 2.

Prospect v Southern District 7/337

Southern District has piled the runs on against Prospect as they hope to re-join the finals pack. Winning the toss, the stingrays batted first on Prospect oval, knowing that 300 runs was what they wanted. Nicholas Bowen (45) got the boys off to a great start but didn’t have much support. Ross Whitley (3/80) and Sam Miller (2/46) seemed to get on top of the Stingrays before Aiden Zammit (91) and Shaun Tanner (46) steadied the ship for Southern District. At 7/222 the match could’ve gone either way, before Thomas Joraslafsky (44*) and Rhys Barratt (72*) smashed 115 runs to get the Stingrays 7/337 at stumps and in a very commanding position.

 

One Day Cup reaches pointy end

The West End One Day Cup has reached the Semi Final stage which will be played this Sunday 1st February. With just 4 teams left, everybody will be eager to see who will be playing off for the cup on February 22nd. Look below to see who and where the matches will be played this Sunday!

East Torrens v Adelaide @ Campbelltown Oval

West Torrens v Sturt @ Henley Grange Memorial Oval

Bulls and Bufflaos square off in finals showdown

Friday 30 January 2015

Tea Tree Gully v Adelaide

Adelaide play host to Tea Tree Gully in what is deemed to be the match of the round. Playing for the Faull/Ramage trophy, a trophy that Tea Tree Gully holds after defeating Adelaide outright last season, this game has a lot more on the line. With Adelaide sitting 5th and Tea Tree Gully sitting 4th this match has so much on the line. A win for either side can see them enter into the 4, a loss can see them fall a game short of the pack of 5 who are all chasing that top 4 position. Tea Tree Gully’s batting stocks will be strengthened with the return of West End Redbacks Travis Head and young gun Patrick Page, whilst their bowling will also increase with Nick Winter back in the Maroon this weekend. Adelaide will want a better bowling effort this week after they let Glenelg smash 353 runs last round.

East Torrens v Northern Districts                                    

East Torrens host Northern Districts at Campbelltown Reserve this round in a match that is being played for the Bradbrook Cup. Northern Districts currently hold the Bradbrook cup after their round 8 thrashing of the Reds last season. The Jets posted 304 runs, a target that East Torrens failed to reach, being bowled out for 131 and following up with 7/139 before stumps were pulled. This season shapes to be a different result with East Torrens flying in 2nd position but fresh off a loss to Kensington. Northern Districts are now playing for pride with their finals hopes being dashed last weekend by Adelaide University. With a trophy on the line, these will be the types of games that the Jets will be desperate to win and they will be hoping that they can get the most out of West End Redbacks Mark Cosgrove. East Torrens will want their batting line up to fire this week and will be looking for responses from Michael Cranmer, Jake Lehmann, Iain Cockbain and Ben Dougall to rectify last rounds loss.

Port Adelaide v Woodville

Port Adelaide host the top side Woodville in what is a must win game for the Magpies. Currently sitting in 8th position and 30 points off the top 4, the Magpies will need this win to stay in touch of a late finals serge. Losing this match could potentially end the season of the reigning premiers. Woodville will be out to confirm top spot coming into the final rounds of the season. Stuart Coles and Tom Andrews will want to continue their form with the bat, whilst Ben Turely will want to continue his impressive breakout season with the ball. Port Adelaide will need other players to step up and help out Captain Nick Benton who is leading the way at the moment.

 

Sturt v Kensington

Sturt host Kensington in a battle of the Eastern Suburbs this round. Sitting in 11th place finals seems highly unlikely for the Blues who will now turn on finishing as high as possible in a season with near misses that they will rue come March. Kensington will be boyd with their win over 2nd place East Torrens and coach Ben Johnswood will be expecting a win from his team this weekend. Kensington will enjoy the return of Alex Ross and Daniel Worrall to add more talent to their strong list. Whilst the Blues will be hoping Ziggy Kulesza can continue his terrific form with the ball.

Adelaide University v Glenelg

Adelaide University play Glenelg this weekend in what is virtually and elimination final with the loser potentially being knocked out of the finals race. Adelaide University have been underdogs through this whole season and loom as a finals threat coming into the last 4 rounds. Glenelg entered the finals hunt after a big win against Adelaide saw them jump to 9th place and back in the hunt. Adelaide University will be hoping that spin sensation Joel Logan can continue to rip through his opponents and will hope the return of West End Redbacks Tom Cooper can bolster their line-up. Glenelg will hope that Johan Botha can produce either runs or wickets when he lines up for the team. This match has the potential to go to the wire with both teams playing for survival in the West End A Grade competition.

Prospect v Southern District

Prospect host a desperate Southern District this weekend at Prospect Oval. A young developing Prospect side will be hoping to get the most they can out of the last 4 rounds with improvement being their main focus. Southern District need this win to stay in touch with finals, a loss will see them out of the finals race. The Stingrays will push for an outright victory this week to try get back in touch with the top 4 that they were a mainstay in for majority of 2014. Prospect will hope Sam Miller and Ross Whitley can help develop the young minds of Brett Siebert and Isaac Boylan whilst the Stingrays will be hoping they can maximise the addition of Gary Putland and get a big win over the Pirates.

 

Seahorses ruin Bulls' record

The Glenelg Seahorses have stopped Tea Tree Gully from making it four Twenty20 titles in-a-row after a 14-run defeat at the Adelaide Oval on Australia Day.

After winning the toss, Glenelg captain Matthew Nobes elected to bat first on a flat hard Adelaide Oval deck. The Seahorses got off to the dream start with Joel Garrett (59) and Ben Bullimore (44) putting on a quickfire 97 opening stand. Tim Cronin (2/35) produced some wickets for the Bulls but the batting line up of Glenelg was too strong as Johan Botha (26) and Cullen Bailey (26*) continued to pile the runs on the board.

In reply, Tea Tree Gully got off to the worst imaginable start when Tim Evans was controversially run out from Chad Sayers. Travis Head (37) looked to have got the Bulls back on track before a freakish catch from Cullen Bailey saw him back in the shed. With the game looking to be lost, Sam Wood (33) and Isaiah Borgas (40) put on 66 runs and looked to have changed the game back in the Bulls favour. This was unitl Cullen Bailey produced a one handed screamer on the boundry line in front of the Western Stand. This was the game over for Tea Tree Gully as they fought hard to fall 15 runs short.

The premiership for Glenelg is their first T20 Title in the clubs history. Whilst for the Bulls there impressive run comes to an end. Prior to the match Tea Tree Gully had not lost a game since October 2, 2010, an incredible 17 match streak that has now come to an end.

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Kensington break the duck in Women's T20

Kensington broke their Twenty20 duck on Australia Day when they thrashed West Torrens in their Grand Final re-match at the Adelaide Oval.

Winning the toss and electing to bat first, West Torrens were in a spot of trouble early with Sarah Jameson (2/14) creating early issues for the Eagles. Brooke Harris (18) and Tait Mackrill (33) dug in deep for the Eagles and were well supported by Caroline War (18). But it wasnt enough for the Eagels who finished their alloted 20 overs 6/93.

In return, Kensington never looked in doubt with Eliza Doddridge (46*) and Jordan Doecke (41*) crusing through the Eagles bowlers to reach the required target after 14 overs and without losing a wicket. The Browns finished 0/96 off 14 to win their first Twenty20 tittle.

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Nailbiting Round 9 comes to a close

Tuesday 27 January 2015

Tea Tree Gully 267 defeated Prospect 147 & 2/100

Tea Tree Gully has retained the Martin Faull Trophy by demolishing the Prospect Pirates at Pertaringa Oval on Saturday. After posting 267 the week before, the Bulls picked up from the one wicket they took overnight and started to tear through the batting line up. Matthew Weaver (3/42) led the way with his aggressive bowling. Ross Whitely (37) was the only Prospect batsman to stand up in the first innings, as Adam Somerfield (2/30) enjoyed his return to Grade Cricket. The Pirates were sent in to follow on after being dismissed for a below average score of 147. Striving to achieve an outright that would entrench them into the top 4, The Bulls were unable to get past the defensive Prospect batting line up. Harry Byrnes-Howe (59*) led the way with his excellent match saving knock. Matthew Weaver (2/9) did everything he could for the Bulls, but they were denied an outright victory with Prospect finishing 2/100 at the end of days play. The win see’s Tea Tree Gully in fourth spot, the first time they have hit the top four for the first time this season.

Southern District 167 defeated by West Torrens 169

Southern District has fallen agonisingly short of a victory against West Torrens. Set 169 to win from the Eagles, Southern District were left 3/22 overnight thanks to a terrific spell from Matthew Ferraro (2/6) who found himself in the B Grade after being a “slash player” for this round. The Stingrays started the day off solidly with their middle order responding to the challenge set by the Eagles. Lahivu Milantha (37) impressed many in his first innings for the club. Captain Shaun Tanner (42) was excellent in the later part of the middle order as the Stingrays looked set to steal a victory from West Torrens. Trent Kelly (5/50) came into the bowling attack and shocked the Stingray batting line up picking up five very quick wickets to ensure the Eagles would walk away victorious. Shaun Williams and Huw Stone were left with just three runs to win but in a last wicket partnership. Young speedster Ben Williams (2/24) trapped Williams’s plum in front and won the Eagles the game. The win keeps West Torrens in the race for finals tied on 100 points with second place, but sitting at sixth. Meanwhile, Southern District will need to win every game from now in to catch up on the points they are behind.

Glenelg 8/353 (Dec.) defeated Adelaide 280

Glenelg proved to be too strong for the Adelaide Buffalos at Gliderol Stadium on Saturday. Adelaide came to the crease with a mammoth total of 385 to score. Sam Raphael (60) and Sam Darling (35) got the team off to a solid start making a 69 run partnership. Jamie Barnes (22) and Daniel Payne (32) chipped in with some good starts but the bowling from Akash Patel (5/95) proved to be too strong for the Buffalos middle order. Patel was well accompanied by Jack Pudney (3/99) who took the big wickets of Sam Raphael and Daniel Payne. Looking in big trouble at 9/217 the Buffalos looked all done with Luke Lavender (13) coming to the crease. Lavender scored his 1st runs in 15 matches for the Buffalos and provided a big partnership for Phil Neate (70*) who was a mainstay in the Adelaide middle order. The last wicket partnership of 63 finally came to an end when Patel picked up his 5th wicket, dismissing Lavender caught behind. The win see’s Glenelg enter the finals race once again, although this time they need to win every game going into the last round. Adelaide have now slipped to 5th spot on the ladder and will see their match against Tea Tree Gully next week as a must win match.

 

Northern Districts 157 defeated by Adelaide University 199

Adelaide University have continued to make their move in the A Grade Competition as they defeated Northern Districts by 42 runs at Salisbury Oval on the weekend. The Jets started the day 2/37 chasing the Blacks 199 runs set for victory. Mark Cosgrove (35) looked to steady the ship for the Jets and was well accompanied by Steven Marks (28) and Trent Pascoe (27) but all 3 fell victim to Joel Logan (5/42) terrific bowling display. Logan produced his 3rd 5 wicket haul for the season. Joe Mennie (2/24) chipped in well late in the innings to dismiss the Jets for 157, 42 runs behind the required target. The win see’s the Blacks in a position to make a big move in the late stage of the season, sitting 20 points off 4th place but with winnable games in the foreseeable future. Meanwhile the Jets have confirmed that they will no longer take place in finals this season.

Kensington 234 defeated East Torrens 229

In what we promised would be a game that went down to the wire, East Torrens fell 5 runs short of the Kensington 234 on Saturday bringing them back in the pack of the finals group. Starting the day fresh, East Torrens would have felt confident of chasing the required 234 runs. Jake Lehmann (49) started the team off well at the top of the order, but he was the only man to do so as the Reds slumped to 6/130 when Lehmann was dismissed. Jake Brown (4/49) was excellent in his destruction of the East Torrens batting line up. Young All-Rounder Ayden McGregor-Baptista came to the crease at number 7 and put in what looked to be a match saving 72.  With 5 runs to win, McGregor-Baptista looked to have won the game for his team, but a cracking ball from Jamie Panelli (3/30) saw McGregor-Baptista caught from Elliot Opie and the Reds lose by 5 runs. The win see’s Kensington and East Torrens stay in their original positions but tied on the same points. 2nd Placed East Torrens now shares 100 points all the way down to 6th spot so every game now becomes essential to win.

Woodville 4/341 (Dec.) drew with Sturt 8/249

Woodville and Sturt have shared the points in what was a terrific encounter at Woodville oval on Saturday. Deciding to bat on from their total of 263 last weekend, The Peckers added a further 73 runs to take their total to 4/341 before they declared. Harry Nielsen (90*) and Alex Bleakly (25*) both went aggressive and reaped the rewards. In return, Sturt were under the pump early with the Woodville bowling attack of Aaron Salter (3/44), Luke Franchesca (2/45) and Tom Andrews (2/77) took control of the match. The Blues were sitting a 6/140 at one stage before Simon Roberts (90) and Maxwell Schlicker (49*) took control of the game. Schlicker carried his bat to ensure the Peckers would not dismiss the Blues. The match ended in a draw meaning both teams will share the points in what was a fantastic contest. The draw keeps Woodville on top whilst Sturt will be playing the season out for pride as finals seems uncertain.

 

Bulls knocked out as Reds show their class

Monday 19 January 2015

East Torrens 7/295 defeated Kensington 132

East Torrens has progressed through to the Preliminary Finals after comprehensively defeating Kensington in an impressive display at Campbelltown Oval. Michael Cranmer won the toss and elected for the Reds to bat first on their home deck. Iain Cockbain (39) and Michael Cranmer (42) put on a 65 run opening stand before Ben Dougall (44) paired up with Jake Lehmann (130) to smash a 93 run 3rd wicket partnership. Freddie Van Den Bergh (4/55) was the shining light for the Kensington bowlers but it wasn’t enough to stop Lehmann who blasted his 130 from just 125 balls. In reply, Kensington struggled from the outset with Mohammad Ashraf (3/19) continuing to be a nightmare for Kensington batters. James Smith (24) got the team off to a decent start which was picked up by Edward Young (29). James Miller (3/35) joined the party and left Kensington struggling at 6/76. Brendan Connolly (23) scored some late runs to get the Browns to 132, but it was nowhere near enough as the Reds walked away 163 run winners and progress through to the Preliminary Finals.

Woodville 106 defeated by Sturt 6/197

Sturt have shocked the competition by defeating Woodville in the One Day Cup Semi Finals. Winning the toss Sturt elected to bat on a batters deck at Railways Oval. Opening batter Cameron Borgas (60) got the Blues off to a great start. Simon Roberts (62) continued where Borgas left off but the rest of the Sturt batsmen struggled to make a dent on the scorecard with Ben Turely (3/53) and Tom Andrews (3/28) making runs difficult. Sturt managed to score 197 off their 50 overs, which most would have thought a batting line up like Woodville’s wouldn’t have problems chasing. In return, Connor McInerney (23) looked to get the team off to a great start before Ziggy Kulesza (5/32) and Stuart Claring-Bould (3/17) tore through the Peckers batting line up. Ben Turely (25*) tried to repeat his heroics from earlier in the season but was left without any partners as Woodville were dismissed for 106 in the 39th over.

Tea Tree Gully 127 defeated by West Torrens 6/218

Tea Tree Gully will not win their 4th straight one day title after they were left shocked and devastated at Pertaringa Oval on Sunday by the West Torrens Eagles. After winning the toss West Torrens was straight to the point with Patrick Fischer (29) and Leigh Drennan (41) setting the scene at the top of the order. Tim Cronin (2/36) provided a glimpse of a comeback for the Bulls before Dylan Clarke (40*) piled on the runs to get the Eagles to 218 after their 50 overs. In reply, Tea Tree Gully was put under the pump early with a great bowling spell from Logan Pastyn (4/15). Tim Davey (39) and Matthew Cuconits (39) tried to swing the game back in the Bulls favour but it was too late as Adrian Chad (3/12) and Oliver McDowell (2/33) finished the game off for the Eagles, knocking out the competition favourites and progressing through to the Preliminary Finals.

Adelaide 5/180 defeated Adelaide University 177

Adelaide has knocked out Adelaide University after defeating them by 5 wickets at Price Memorial Oval on Sunday. After winning the toss Adelaide University went into bat. Anubhav Chauhan (69) was fantastic opening up the batting. The game took a sudden change when Cameron Valente (3/32) and Adam Lidiard (3/27) ripped through the Uni batsmen. A late order spur from Peter Wilson (29) and Luke Crocker (26) go the Blacks to 177, a  score in which they could defend. In reply, Jamie Barnes (49) got the Buffalos off to a good start before being run out. Cameron Valente (47*) and Daniel Payne (18*) finished the game off with 9 overs to spare to ensure that the Buffalos would progress through to the Preliminary Finals.

 

Peckers continue to show their dominance

Tea Tree Gully 267 v Prospect 1/29

Prospect may have let Tea Tree Gully off the hook by losing their skipper Sam Miller late in day 1. The Bulls won the toss at Pertaringa Oval and decided to bat first. Tim Evans (86) and Matthew Cuconits (23) got the Bulls off to a great start, posting 77 as the opening stand. Patrick Meaney (3/71) caused a hiccup in the Tea Tree Gully batting line up with help from Sam Miller (2/50), Ross Whitely (2/49) and Lachlan Blunden (2/63). The Bulls were looking in trouble before Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy recruit Sam Woods took control of the innings. Woods smashed 88 runs from just 107 balls which included 11 fours and 3 sixes.  The Pirates eventually dismissed Tea Tree Gully for 267, a score that is very gettable on a Pertaringa deck. With 16 overs to face, Prospect would have hoped to get through the night with no wickets down and some runs on the board. Unfortuenltly not everything went to plan with Captain Sam Miller falling victim to Brad Evans. This left Lachlan Blunden (11no) and Ross Whitley (11no) to battle the rest of the day out. Prospect finished the day 1/29, leaving them with only 238 runs to get but only 9 wickets for them to cause a massive upset.

Southern District 3/22 v West Torrens 169

West Torrens and Southern District are in an even position going into the 2nd week of their round 9 fixture. After winning the toss, stand in skipper Leigh Drennan elected for West Torrens to bat first at Bice Oval. The Eagles top order was losing wickets all around with Harrison Drew (45) and Leigh Drennan (44) the only two batsmen to stand up and fight the strong Stingray attack led by Rhys Barrett (3/34) and Huw Stone (3/49). With a few players standing up down the bottom of the order the Eagles managed to get to 169 before they were dismissed. In reply, The Stingrays got off to the worst imaginable start with Matthew Ferraro (2/6) ripping through the opening 3 batsmen.  The Stingrays went into survival mode, trying to get through the remaining overs unscathed to regroup and have a crack at the 169 needed the week after. After the 19 overs required, Southern District finished 3/22 leaving them in a tough situation for next week.

Glenelg 8/353(Dec.) v Adelaide 0/19

Glenelg have amazed everyone with their fantastic batting performance against 3rd place Adelaide Buffalos at Gliderol Stadium on Saturday. After winning the toss Glenelg skipper Tom Plant made the obvious decision to bat first on what looked to be a batsman’s paradise.  The Seahorses got off to the dream start with Cullen Bailey (45) and Alex Carey (80) putting on 105 for the opening stand. The batting excellence didn’t stop then as Joel Garrett (50) continued his brilliant form with a stunning half century. Ben Bullimore (80) and Joshua Roach (70) also provided some runs in the middle order leaving Adelaide to try new bowlers like Daniel Payne (2/30) who produced some highlights for Adelaide when he took 2 wickets in a row. Plant decided to pull his men in after they compiled an impressive 353 runs and have 6 overs at the tired Adelaide batsmen. Sam Raphael and Sam Darling managed to escape the aggressive bowling from Glenelg and walk back with 19 runs towards the team total. Glenelg would be feeling very comfortable in their position there in, but you can’t count out the Buffalos if their batsmen get firing.

 

 

Northern Districts 2/37 v Adelaide University 199

Adelaide University have kept themselves right in the game after 2 quick wickets leave them in the box seat going into week 2 against the Northern Districts Jets. Winning the toss and batting, Adelaide University found they were loosing wickets steadily at the peril of Steven Marks (4/24) and Chris Duval (4/23). Andy Delmont (78) and Ben Foakes (34) stood up for the Blacks and helped them crawl their way to 199 before being dismissed. In reply, Alexander Davies (20) looked to continue his strong batting form before he was dismissed by David Muldoon (1/8). The Blacks also managed to dismiss Trent Burge thanks to some great bowling from Joel Logan (1/5) late in the day.  The Jets now find themselves 2/37 going into day 2, a position that leaves them in a seesawing contest with Adelaide University.

 

Kensington 234 v East Torrens 0/8

Kensington and East Torrens will go right down to the wire next week, with the Reds favourites to take the points. After winning the toss, Kensington skipper Jake Brown elected to bat first. After a shaky start to the innings Jake Brown (72) led the way for his team with keeper Brendan Connolly (50). The experienced pair notched up a 100 run partnership seeing Kensington go from 5/64 to 6/164. Elliot Opie (41) piled on some much needed runs from the tail end until Mohammad Ashraf (4/20) finished off his fantastic bowling with another wicket. East Torrens only had 2 overs to face at the end of the day. Ben Dougall and Iain Cockbain survived 2 overs and managed to score 8 runs doing so, leaving the Reds chasing 224 to win against a very strong Kensington bowling attack.

Woodville 3/268 v Sturt

Woodville have continued to be the benchmark of the competition with another strong team performance this time against Sturt. After winning the toss Woodville decided to bat first and set the tone from the outset. Connor McInerney (93) started the innings off well with his highest score for the year before being dismissed agonisingly short of a century. The batting performance continued with Stuart Coles (98) continued his fantastic year as skipper with a 98, getting caught 2 runs before his 2nd century of the year. McInerney and Coles piled on 145 runs for their 2nd wicket partnership. The runs kept coming when Harry Nielsen (52*) entered the crease, Nielsen and Coles knocked up 85 runs for the 3rd wicket. The Peckers finished with an impressive total of 268 only 3 wickets down leaving Sturt with a tough ask next week when they face the competitions best bowling attack.

 

Grand Final looks set after Eagles take down Browns

Kensington 75 defeated by West Torrens 2/76

West Torrens has almost secured a place in the Grand Final after defeating Kensington at Col Waite Oval. After winning the toss, Kensington elected to bat first and got off to a good start with Bridget Patterson (31) and Sarah Lowe (15) getting the runs on the board for the Browns. Angela Moritz (2/2) and Tayla Gordon (2/19) restricted the Browns run flow and were left dismissed for 75 after 17 ovals. In reply, Angela Symonds (18) got the Eagles off to a good start before Lauren Ebsary (42*) finished the game off for the Eagles.

Port Adelaide 62 defeated by Northern Districts 2/64

Northern Districts notched up a handy win over the Port Adelaide Magpies on Sunday. After winning the toss, the Jets put Port Adelaide in to bat which turned out to be good decision from captain Neisha Illes. Port Adelaide were in trouble from the start when the Jets bowling attack headlined by Neisha Illes (3/11), Kiara Stockley (2/9) and Beth Moreland (2/7) ripped through the Magpie batting line up. Caroline Johnston (16) and Emma Faint (14) produce a good start for the Magpies, whilst Captain Amanda Wellington (10) tried her best to revive the innings in the middle of the order. In reply, Northern Districts eased through to the Magpies score with Brittany Perry (19), Kiara Stockley (12) and Neisha Illes (14*) doing the damage on the scoreboard. Kristy Williams (2/21) gave Port Adelaide something to cheer about, but it wasn’t enough for the Magpies as the Jets soared to victory.

Southern District 7/44 defeated by Sturt 5/114

Sturt have thrashed Southern District in what they hope is a chance to bolster their net run rate to make the top 2. After winning the toss Sturt captain Eliza Bartlett elected to bat first against a Southern District side that was fielding just 9 players. Sturt opener Rhianna Peate (32) got off to a great start and was well supported by Eliza Bartlett (26). Alex Price (24) produced some late runs in the innings, taking the Blues total to 114 off their 20 overs. In reply, the Stingrays never looked comfortable with Meghan Schutt (2/11) and Stacey Oates (2/6) tearing through them. Jessica O’Riely (12) gave it her best, but unfortuenltly the Stingrays fell 70 runs short off the total set by the Blues.

 

Pressure mounts as fight for top 4 finish begins

Friday 16 January 2015

Tea Tree Gully v Prospect

Tea Tree Gully host Prospect and are playing for the Martin Faull Trophy, a trophy that the Bulls hold after defeating the Pirates outright in round 7 last year. The Bulls have found there mojo as of late, climbing from 12th on the ladder to 5th place after they defeated West Torrens last weekend by 6 wickets. A win this week could potentially see Tea Tree Gully enter the top 4 for the first time this season after being the bridesmaids in last year’s final decider. Prospect came close to their second win last weekend when they took on Glenelg in what ended as a draw. Prospect had the Seahorses 8 wickets down before Craig Dand dug his heels in and grinded out the rest of the day. Prospect will be hoping for another solid performance from young gun Brett Siebert and will also be looking upon the more experienced heads of Sam Miller, Ross Whitely and Nick Lopez for some inspiration this round.

Southern District v West Torrens                                     

Southern District host West Torrens in what looms as a crucial game for both teams. Coming off the bye Southern District will be aiming to get back into the top 4, a place they sat for majority of the 2014 part of the season. Meanwhile West Torrens will be hoping to get back on the winners list after a disappointing 6 wicket loss to the Bulls last weekend knocked them out of the top 4 position. West Torrens captain Kelvin Smith will be hoping to set the scene at the top off the order and will be well accompanied by Leigh Drennan. The Stingrays will look upon Huw Stone and Gary Putland to make dents in the Eagles batting line up.

Glenelg v Adelaide

Glenelg will desperately want to get their season back on track when they face 3rd place Adelaide this weekend. The Seahorses have failed to win a game since defeating ladder leaders Woodville in Round 1 this season. Last week they found themselves in an awkward position, 8 wickets down to Prospect. Craig Dand doug in for 7 runs off 47 balls to ensure that the Seahorses didn’t drop to last place on the ladder. Meanwhile Adelaide survived a close encounter with Northern Districts, winning by just 1 wicket. Jamie Barnes (97) stood up for his team when they needed someone to do so and produce a stunning knock, falling 3 runs short of a century. The Buffalos will be looking consolidating a spot in the top 4 by winning this round. To do so they will need the star duo of Cameron Valente and Sam Raphael to be in form along with players like Trent Lawford, Jamie Barnes and Phil Neate.

Northern Districts v Adelaide University

Northern Districts will be out for redemption this week after suffering a devastatingly close loss to the Adelaide Buffalos at Glandore Oval last weekend. The Jets looked to be on top of the Buffalos until some late order batting left the Jets 1 wicket short of a victory that could have kick started their season. Adelaide University missed another game of cricket last week, when their match was abandoned against Kensington at Park 10. This match is crucial for both teams, with the loser almost kissing goodbye to their final chances for the 2014/15 season. Northern Districts captain Steven Marks will need to lead with his strong bowling performances whilst the Blacks will look to young leg spinner, Joel Logan to rip through the strong Jets batting line up.

Kensington v East Torrens

Kensington and East Torrens face off in what is the match of the round for this round of Grade Cricket. With both teams sitting in the 4 at the moment, we expect to see a thrilling match of cricket. Kensington will be raring to go after their match against Adelaide University was abandoned last week, causing the teams to share the points. East Torrens was left in a draw with top side Woodville with the game in a situation where either team could have won. Kensington will be hoping that the likes of Jake Brown, Jonathon Dalton and Elliot Opie are in form and ready to go, because they will need to be at their best to stop the big guns like Michael Cranmer, Iain Cockbain, Jake Lehmann and Daniel Leigh from East Torrens.

Woodville v Sturt

Woodville will be looking to continue to widen the gap between themselves and the rest of the competition when it takes on Sturt this weekend at Woodville Oval. The Peckers escaped a match that could have gone either way last weekend against 2nd place East Torrens with a draw. Most would suggest that with 10 runs to get and only 2 wickets in hand, Woodville would have won the game, but the Peckers would have been happy to walk out sharing the points. Sturt had their 2nd tied match for the year when they took on Port Adelaide. A 10th wicket stand off 22 runs almost saw the Blues get over the line, before a Nick Benton thunderbolt left the match in a tie. Sturt will need players like Brad Davis, Cam Borgas, Jason Borgas and Stuart Claring-Bould to be at their absolute best if they are to have any chance at stopping the likes of Tom Andrews, Stuart Coles, Harry Nielsen, Ben Turely and Luke Franchesca.

 

Make or Break in Women's T20

With just two more rounds to go, this Sunday can make whose playing in the final a lot clearer.

Kensington and West Torrens face off at Col Waite Oval in what is the Match of the Round with both teams sitting 1st and 2nd respectively. Kensington have already sown up a final birth whilst West Torrens has to worry about Sturt biting at their heels. With both teams getting their Breezair Scorpions back for this match we can expect a thrilling contest in what is last year’s grand final rematch.

Port Adelaide will take on Northern Districts at Port Reserve in what looks to be a fight for the wooden spoon as both teams are sitting 5th and 6th. The Magpies will be desperate to get off the bottom of the table but will need to be at their absolute best against the Jets who will still be out to redeem themselves after that low score against Kensington, which was the last time they played.

Southern District will need absolute everything to go its way to make the final, which starts with them winning this Sunday when they take on Sturt at Bice Oval. The Stingrays are an unlikely chance of making the final on Australia Day but will have to cause an upset this week when they take on a determined Sturt, who if results go their way could move to 2nd by the end of this round. Expect this game to go right to the wire with both teams playing for their seasons.

 

West End One Day Cup starts to fire up as we hit Quater Finals

This Sunday is the Quarter Final of the West End One Day Cup. With some exciting matches taking place, will we see Tea Tree Gully push for their 4th One Day Tittle in a row? Or will we see a new challenger emerge from the ranks. See the fixture below and get out and watch some quality cricket this Sunday.

 

East Torrens                          v                              Kensington                         @Campbelltown Oval

Woodville                                 v                              Sturt                                      @Railways Oval

Tea Tree Gully                          v                              West Torrens                     @Pertaringa Oval

Adelaide                                  v                              Adelaide University        @Price Memorial Oval

 

Bulls make their move

Monday 12 January 2015

Port Adelaide 160 tied with Sturt 160

Sturt have achieved a rare feat this season, tieing their second game for the year against Port Adelaide at Port Reserve. After rain affected Saturday’s play the game was reduced to a 50 over match. Sturt Captain Brad Davis won the toss and made the bold decision to put Nick Benton’s men in to bat first. Port Adelaide had it tough from the onset with Stuart Claring- Bould (3/28) continuing his good form from 2014 early on. Adam Dilley (32) and Daryl Monger (28) kept the Magpies right in the game. But the bowling from Simon Roberts (4/42) was too good for the Magpies batting line up, reducing them to 160 runs. Sturt’s run chase got off to a bad start with the Blues sitting at 3/29 early in the innings. Simon Roberts (34) stood up for his team before being dismissed by Richard Carter (3/34). At 9/136, the Blues looked to have lost the game. But a last wicket partnership from James Machin (12) and Stuart Claring-Bould (14*) of 24 runs off only 21, got the Blues to levelling the scores with the Magpies. In what was a dramatic finish, Nick Benton (5/78) completed his 5 wicket haul by dismissing Machin leaving the match in a tie. Because of the tie, Sturt will retain the Philips/Freeman Trophy.

East Torrens 164 drew with Woodville 8/155

The top of the table clash between East Torrens and Woodville provided a close finish that ended with both teams sharing the points in a drawn match. Woodville Captain Stuart Coles elected to bowl first, leaving Michael Cranmer’s men with a tough challenge ahead of them. East Torrens found themselves in a lot of trouble throughout the innings with Ben Turely (3/18) ripping through the Reds batters. Ben Dougall (33) provided some runs at the top of the order, whilst Samuel Taylor (33) impressed with his knock before being dismissed by Tom Andrews (3/53) who made things hard for the Reds batters. In reply, Woodville looked in trouble early when Daniel Leigh (3/27) tore through the Peckers top 3. The Peckers then looked to have things sewed up when Harry Nielsen (55) and Tom Andrews (61) were batting together. The pair put on a 107 4th wicket partnership before Andrews became Moin Ashraf’s (2/31) first victim. This caused a downward spiral for Woodville who plunged from 4/136 to 8/153 very quickly. In what looked to be an epic finish, stumps were pulled leaving the match drawn.

Adelaide 248 defeated Northern Districts 244

Adelaide has moved up to second position on the table after a fantastic 1 wicket win over the Northern Districts Jets at home. In one of the only games that got a full 2 days of cricket played, Adelaide won the toss and put Northern Districts in to bat first. The Jets looked steady in the batting performance with Trent Burge (44) and Mitch Thomas (30) providing some runs for the visiting team. The bowling attack of the Buffalos was just too strong though with Cameron Valente (3/75), Trent Lawford (3/55) and Adam Lidiard (3/25) all making it hard for the Jets batters to score runs. Trent Pascoe (75) entered to the crease at number 8 and scores some much needed runs for the Jets getting them to a very competitive total of 244. In reply, Adelaide looked in a comfortable position whilst Jamie Barnes (97) was at the crease. Unfortuenltly for the Buffalos, they didn’t have many supporters with only Cameron Valente (35) and Trent Lawford (23) helping Barnes out. Steven Marks (3/56) was leading the way for his team and was well supported by Mitch Thomas (2/20) how dismissed Barnes 3 runs short of a century. The Buffalos looked in danger of losing the game at one stage, but a calming knock from Phil Neate (26*) steadied the ship for the Buffalos and handed them a hard fought 1 wicket victory.

Prospect 199 drew with Glenelg 8/144

Glenelg may have escaped a loss to Prospect that would have put them in the embarrassing last place. The Seahorses won the toss and elected to bowl hoping to get some early wickets and regain team confidence. The plan worked as Prospect fell to 5/46 as Nick Fox (3/50), Jack Pudney (2/34) and Sam Fielding (2/48) were all over the Pirates batters. Young gun Brett Siebert (61) doug in deep with Nick Lopez (42) to get the Pirates back on track and were well supported by Wade Matthews (18) and Callum Cook (24) to get Prospect to 199. In return Glenelg got off to a flying start with Alex Carey (37) and Cullen Bailey (48) putting on 63 for the opening partnership. After that though, the Seahorses batters failed to hit over 20 as Sam Miller (4/29) and Patrick Meaney (2/25) tore through the batters. Craig Dand was a saving grace for the Seahorses batting 47 balls for just 7 runs, ensuring that Glenelg could hold off for a draw and escape their 6th straight defeat.

West Torrens 150 defeated by Tea Tree Gully 4/152

Tea Tree Gully has shot through to 5th spot on the ladder after they defeated West Torrens at Henley GM Oval. After winning the toss Matthew Weaver elected his side to bowl first with the simple principle to take wickets and quick. The game plan seemed to work for the Bulls as the Evans brothers Tim (3/25) and Brad (2/42) got through the Eagles top order with ease. Leigh Drennan (49) and Carl Mickan (37) put up a good fight before Tim Cronin (4/30) finished off the rest of the Eagle batting line up. In reply, Tea Tree Gully got off to a great start with Tim Evans (39) and Matthew Cuconits (37) putting on 47 as the opening partnership. Kelvin Smith (2/31) gave West Torrens something to cheer about before Matthew Weaver (35*) finished the game off for the Bulls. The win for Tea Tree Gully means they go to 5th place whilst West Torrens drops to 6th. Both teams are tied on points with 4th placed Kensington making the race to finals that bit more interesting.

Adelaide University drew with Kensington (Match Abandon)

 

Grade Cricket Saturday/Sunday 10th/11th January 2015

Please refer to the following Round 8 Grade cricket matches below that have been abandon due to pitch conditions.

 

Under 16 Red


Woodville v East Torrens              St Clair No2

 

Under 16 White

 

East Torrens v Woodville              Roma Mitchell College

 

Players and officials do not need to attend this ground.

New Year, New Challenges

Friday 9 January 2015

Sturt v Port Adelaide

Sturt play host to Port Adelaide when they fight to defend the Philips/Freeman Trophy at Price Memorial this weekend. After an easy 5 wicket victory last season, Sturt will be hoping for the same performance this time around to get their season back on track after a very disappointing loss to Adelaide University, where they failed to chase 123, losing by just 1 run. The loss plunged Sturt to 11th position after pushing for finals the week before. Port Adelaide will be out for revenge after missing out on their chance to get into the top 4 with 2 defeats in 2 days. The Magpies latest loss was to Adelaide, where they failed to defend their total of 248. The Magpies results send them to 9th place after being in 5th at the start of the weekend. With plenty to play for this match will come down to the batters. Both teams bowling attacks are smashing wickets with Nick Benton and Joshua Rosenthal leading the Port Adelaide bowling attacks and Stuart Claring-Bould proving to be trouble for opposition, so both teams batsmen will need to be at their best to get the runs on the board.

East Torrens v Woodville                                                    

In what is most defiantly the match of the round, 2nd placed East Torrens will take on ladder leaders Woodville at Campbelltown Oval this weekend. Woodville ended 2014 on top after they took care of Prospect with ease, winning the match by 7 wickets. East Torrens maintained 2nd place after they took care of Port Adelaide on the Saturday, defeating the reigning champions by 128 runs on their home turf. Both captains have been in outstanding form so far this season with Michael Cranmer (348 @174.00) finishing his year off with scores of 148 and 153no, whilst Stuart Coles (295 @49.70) has relished in his new role as skipper. East Torrens batsmen will need to be up for the test this weekend though, with Woodville boasting 3 of the top ten bowlers in the competition at the moment. Carl Tietjens (19), Luke Franchesca (16) and Ben Turley (15) have all been in red hot form and will be looking to keep Woodville’s winning streak intact come this weekend, in what may be a preview to our A Grade Grand Final.

Adelaide University v Kensington

Adelaide University will be hoping to continue on its winning ways from the end of 2014 when it takes on a very determined Kensington at Park 10 this weekend. The Blacks won in a thriller against Sturt, managing to defend just 123 runs and win by 1 run thanks to some magnificent bowling from David Muldoon (5/35). Kensington were left stunned at the end of the weekend dropping from 3rd to 5th after they lost both their games over the weekend. The Browns were defeated by West Torrens by just 1 wicket with only 2 balls to go in the match, in what was one of the games of the round. Kensington will be looking to their inform skipper, Jake Brown, to continue with the good form he finished the year with. Whilst the 10th place Adelaide University will be hoping Joel Logan can continue his wicket spree and get The Blacks their 3rd win of the season.

Adelaide v Northern Districts

Adelaide Cricket Club will be looking to cement themselves into the top 4 against a Northern Districts who are ready to make their mark on the competition at Glandore Oval this weekend. The Buffalos took 2 big wins from the last weekend of 2014 defeating both Kensington and Port Adelaide in two very impressive performances. These two wins saw them jump into 3rd place on the ladder! Northern Districts would have been very disappointed to become Prospects first win of the year, but bounced back in style when they defeated Southern Districts by 3 wickets at Salisbury Oval on the Sunday. Sam Raphael (488 @69.71) will be the main target for Steven Marks and his 9th placed bowling attack, Raphael being the competitions best batter and an integral part of the Buffalo batting line up. Cameron Valente (19 Wickets) will be looked upon as the key for the Buffalos bowling and will have his sights set firmly on Alexander Davies (301 @50.17) who is in very good form with the bat and the gloves.

Prospect v Glenelg

This match will have a major impact on both the winner and loser for the remainder of the year. Prospect will be hoping that their win against Northern Districts can kick start their season, despite losing to top of the table Woodville the next day. Whilst Glenelg would have come back from some sole searching after losing both games at the end of 2014 and falling to 12th spot. With the loser taking last spot both teams will be desperate to get a much needed win for their side. Joel Garrett and Ross Whitley will be looked upon from their sides to lead the way with the bat, whilst bowlers from both teams will need to lift to get their sides season back on track and move away from the bottom of the table.

West Torrens v Tea Tree Gully

4th placed West Torrens will face a determined Tea Tree Gully with both sides entering the New Year full of momentum after winning both their games in the last weekend in 2014. West Torrens defeated both Glenelg and Kensington which found them in the top 4 after the end of the weekend. Tea Tree Gully had a great weekend defeating both Kensington and Glenelg comfortably, moving them off the bottom end of the table and into 8th place, and with finals on the agenda, this game becomes a must win game. Kelvin Smith (382 @ 63.67) is a danger for the Tea Tree Gully bowlers, who have struggled to bowl sides out for low totals. Whilst Tim Evans and Matt Weaver become problems for the West Torrens batters and bowlers, both being capable of changing the game for the Bulls.

Women's ladder set to take shape after this week

With just 3 more games until the Grand Final, the pressure is starting to mount on teams in the Women’s A Grade T20 competition! With the Scorpions players unavailable this weekend, depth will be tested in all teams.

Sturt meet Port Adelaide at Helen Black this Sunday, with the winner keeping their chance of a Grand Final birth very possible and the loser knocking them out of the competition. Northern Districts are coming off a terrible loss to Kensington where they only managed to score 29 runs, after a good bowling effort saw those chasing 91. Meanwhile Sturt took care of Port Adelaide with ease chasing their 71 down whilst only losing the 1 wicket. The Jets will be hoping that Stephanie Morrison (5 wickets) and Kiara Stockley (4 wickets) can continue their strong form and give their batters another chance to chase a low score. Whilst the Blues will be hoping that their batting line up, missing key batters Rhianna Peate (78) and Meagan Schutt (65) can perform.

Kensington will be looking to cement a Grand Final birth this Sunday when they take on bottom place Southern District at Park 25 #2 this weekend. The Browns celebrated the end of 2014 with a massive win over Northern Districts, dismissing them for just 29 runs. Southern District couldn’t follow up their first win against West Torrens, going down by 9 wickets. The Stingrays will be hoping that Donna Clark (56) and Thalia McGrath (5 wickets) can help their side produce the biggest upset of the competition. Kensington will be hoping the bowling attack of Monique Draycott (3 wickets), Shae Daly (3) and Sarah Jameson (3) can dismiss their opposition for another low total.

West Torrens will be desperate for a win this week to keep away rivals biting their heals for that 2nd spot when they take on Port Adelaide at Gordon Brown this Sunday. West Torrens were 9 wicket victors against a struggling Southern District at the end of 2014, whilst the defeated by 9 wickets when they took on Sturt. Port Adelaide will be hoping that Caroline Johnston (96) and Samantha Betts (65) can continue their amazing form with the bat. But the Magpies will need more support from their other batters if they want to upset the reigning champions and give themselves a small glimpse of a final birth. The Eagles will be looking for strong performances from Angela Symonds (69) and Ashley Eyles (4 wickets) to get the job done and keep 2nd.

Whole new ladder leading into Christmas

Monday 22 December 2014

Northern Districts 7/190 defeated Southern District 189

Northern Districts have retained the Jolly Family Cup after defeating Southern District by 3 wickets on Sunday at Salisbury Oval. Winning the toss and electing to bat, Southern District found themselves in trouble at 3/69. Brendan McCormack (55) and Shaun Tanner (43) helped get the Stingrays out of trouble but not for long as Steven Marks (3/37) and Mark Cosgrove (4/24) continued to pile on the wickets for the Jets. The Stingrays were dismissed for 189 on the 50th over. In reply, Northern Districts got off to a flying start with Trent Pascoe (84) and Mark Cosgrove (39) doing most the work for the team. Being 4 down going into the 180’s Northern Districts would have been very confident that the game was theirs, but it came with a bit of a panic losing 3 wickets for just 10 runs. Sean Williams (2/34) and Huw Stone (2/32) refused to give up all day and work tirelessly for their team. But it was the Jets who got up which saw them move to 9th spot on the ladder. The Stingrays will be disappointed losing 2 games in 2 days which saw them move to 6th on the ladder.

Glenelg 226 defeated by Tea Tree Gully 7/291

Tea Tree Gully have got their season back on track with 2 wins in 2 days after beating Glenelg at Gliderol Stadium on Sunday. Winning the toss, Bulls Captain Matthew Weaver elected to bat first. The Bulls got off to an amazing start with runs coming from everyone. Patrick Page Jnr (43) scored some runs against his former club, whilst Tim Davey (45) also chipped in with some runs for his side. But the man of the moment was Captain Matthew Weaver (111) who smashed a century that saw his side in the box seat. Tom Plant (3/40) and Jack Pudney (2/62) gave the Seahorses something to cheer about as the Bulls reached 7/291 after their 50 overs. In reply, Glenelg openers Alex Carey (63) and Joel Garrett (75) got off to a great start, piling on 147 for the opening partnership. The Bulls kept their cool though and kept working hard. It was Matthew Weaver (4/47) who provided the breakthroughs that the team desperately needed. Ben Bullimore (37*) worked hard for his team but was left stranded at the end of the game as his side was bowled out for 226. The win see’s the Bulls move up to 8th and only 1 game out of the top 4. Whilst the Seahorses have sunk all the way down to 12th spot sitting above just one team and will now be looking to refresh themselves in the New Year.

Kensington 8/202 defeated by West Torrens 9/203

Kensington have lost their spot in the top 4 to West Torrens as the Eagles win in an absolute thriller at Parkinson Oval. After winning the toss, Jake Brown elected to bat first with the hope of making a more competitive score this week. The Browns found themselves in trouble early before a steadying partnership from Nick Mosey (51) and Jake Brown (77) got them back on track. Unfortunately, the rest of the Kensington batters were not able to produce the runs the team needed due to some great bowling form Ben Williams (4/36) and Braeden Renshaw (2/54). After their 50 overs Kensington ended up 8/202, a score they were not too impressed with. In reply, West Torrens top order batsmen were making starts but couldn’t go on. Patrick Fischer (44) was well accompanied by Aaron Chadd (39), Kelvin Smith (36) and Leigh Drennan (34) as batsman that were looking good before getting out. Jamie Panelli (3/33) and Jake Brown (2/24) were giving the Browns every chance of getting an unlikely win as West Torrens found themselves at 9/197. In a final over with Elliot Opie bowling, Matthew Ferraro (14*) was a hero for the Eagles as he hit the winning 4 with just two balls to spare. Back to back wins for the Eagles sees them in 4th Position going into the break, whilst Kensington have dropped to 5th place after a shock back to back losses.

 

Woodville 3/142 defeated Prospect 138

Prospect was brought back down to earth after a massive high of their first win the day before hand. The Pirates lost by 7 wickets to the ladder leaders, Woodville at Woodville oval on Sunday. Winning the toss and electing to bat, Prospect skipper Sam Miller would have been hoping for a same start as they had the day before. The bowling from Tom Andrews (3/27), Aaron Salter (2/25) and Carl Tietjens (2/17) saw the Pirates under pressure from the outset. Isaac Boylan (37), Joshua Boylan (33) and Brett Siebert (24) were the top scorers for the Pirates who managed to scrape their way to 138 before being dismissed. In return, Woodville only needed 32 overs to make their required total thanks to some great batting from Captain Stuart Coles (37*) and Alex Bleakley (38*). Patrick Meaney (2/25) gave the Pirates something to celebrate about on what was a disappointing day for them. This leaves Woodville firmly on top of the ladder going into the break, whilst Prospect are firmly on the bottom of the ladder and will be hoping for better performances in the New Year.

Port Adelaide 8/248 defeated by Adelaide 4/249

Adelaide have come back strong after 2 disappointing losses to beat 2 powerhouses and find themselves in 3rd position. The Buffalos beat the reigning premiers Port Adelaide on Sunday at Port Reserve. After winning the toss, Nick Benton elected to bat first. The Magpies got off to a fantastic start with the top 3 batters all contributing well. Joshua Hoffman (92), Aaron Sayers (56) and Adam Dilley (32) got Port Adelaide off to a good start but no other batsmen contributed after that with the bowling from Cameron Valente (4/46) and Luke Lavender (2/57) proving to be too strong. Port Adelaide finished their 50 overs 8 downs for 248. In reply, Adelaide never looked in doubt thanks to another stand out performance from their Captain, and the leading run scorer in the competition, Sam Raphael (102). Cameron Valente (33) and George Heliotis (35*) also contributed some runs to the winning Buffalos outfit. The back to back wins from Adelaide sees them jump into 3rd place, whilst the Magpies have undone all their hard work with back to back losses and are now sitting in 7th place.

Sturt 122 defeated by Adelaide University 123

Sturt have failed to chase down a low score on Sunday and lost to Adelaide University at Price Memorial Oval. After winning the toss, Adelaide University elected to bat first. The Blacks found themselves in all sorts of trouble with only Andy Delmont (46) and Lachie Oswald-Jacobs (23) able to get some runs on the board. Ziggy Kuleza (3/32) continued his good form with the ball and was well supported by Alex Gregory (2/20) and James Machin (2/25) who were too strong for the Uni batters. In reply, Sturt got off to what looked to be a good start with Jake Weatherald (42) and Alex Gregory (24) getting runs on the board for the Blues. Although wickets were falling, Harrison Emms (21) stood up, but had very little support as David Muldoon (5/25) tore through the Sturt batting line up. Emms was the last batter dismissed when the Blues needed just 2 wins to win, leaving them losing by 1 run. The loss sees Sturt move all the way down to 11th spot whilst Adelaide Uni go up to 10th spot.

 Prospect are on the Board as Cranmer backs up his last effort!

Monday 22 December 2014

Northern Districts 9/240 defeated by Prospect 248

Northern Districts have lost the Graham Clarke Memorial Cup by an agonising 8 runs at Salisbury Oval on the weekend. Prospect won the toss and captain Sam Miller elected to bat. The Pirates got off to one of the better starts they have had this season with Ross Whitley (47) being the pick of the top order. Just as Steven Marks (4/53) and Mark Cosgrove (2/28) seemed to have pulled all momentum back in the way of the Jets, in came Nick Lopez (60) and Callum Cook (45) who piled on a further 88 runs between them to get Prospect to a very competitive total of 248 before being dismissed with one ball remaining in the game. In reply, Northern Districts looked completely in control with all the top order pitching in with very good scores. Alexander Davies (78) continued his fine form at the top and was well supported by Trent Burge (53), Kirk Pascoe (51) and Mark Cosgrove (20). At 4/187 the Jets would have been pretty confident that they could get the job done, this was before Ross Whitley (3/21) and Lachlan Blunden (2/28) changed the game completely back into Prospect’s favour with some brilliant bowling. The match finished with the Pirates 8 runs ahead and not only winning their first game, but also winning back the Graham Clarke Memorial Cup to their club.

Glenelg 9/248 defeated by West Torrens 3/249

Glenelg has lost the Neihuus Cup to West Torrens on the weekend. The seahorses won the toss and elected to bat. Joel Garrett (95) got off to a fantastic start for his team and was well supported by Tom Plant (66) before he was run out. Ben Williams (2/38), Patrick Ochan (2/33) and Kelvin Smith (2/54) were simply too good for the Glenelg batting line up keeping the Seahorses to a respectable, but chase able 248 runs only 9 wickets down. In return, the Eagles never looked in doubt with Captain Kelvin Smith (84) getting his side off to a fantastic start. Leigh Drennan (49) and Harrison Drew (61no) also did a outstanding job making sure the runs were made with 5 overs to spare. This win see’s the Neihuus Cup return to Henley.

Tea Tree Gully 7/258 defeated Southern District 8/232

Tea Tree Gully has got their season back on track by defeating 4th placed Southern District at Pertaringa on Saturday. The Bulls Captain Matt Weaver won the toss and put his side into bat. After getting off to a solid start, Patrick Page Jnr (53) continued on for the Bulls piling some much needed runs on for his new club. Darren Lehmann Academy recruit Sam Woods (53) also chipped in with some runs down the order to get the Bulls to competitive score of 7/258. Gary Putland (2/53) and Tom Joraslafsky (2/37) were the best with the bowl for the Stingrays. In reply, The Stingrays made a real effort to get the runs but found them under the pump after a brilliant bowling spell from Brad Evans (4/51). Matthew Sugg (56) provided some hope for the Stingrays who also relied on their tail to get some runs. But it was Tea Tree Gully who pulled their first win of the season which can kick-start their season moving into the New Year.

Kensington 8/212 defeated by Adelaide 3/215

Adelaide have shaken off their disappointing outright defeated against Woodville by shocking the Grade Competition and defeating Kensington, comfortably. Kensington Captain Jake Brown won the toss and elected to bat, hoping for some runs on the board. The Browns did not get off to the greatest start thanks to some top  bowling from Michael Cormack (2/32) and Cameron Valente (3/47). Jake Brown (56) and Scott Blackmore (35) put in a hard fought effort for the Browns but Adelaide were just too good with the bowl, dismissing Kensington for 212. In reply, Adelaide took control of the game from the first ball. Captain Sam Raphael (107*) led the way with the bat putting on a 84 opening stand with Sam Darling (47) and then a 110 run 3rd wicket partnership with Jamie Barnes (42). Adelaide eventually ran out victors by 7 wickets. The win gets the season back on track for the Buffalos and will also put worries in the Kensington camp.

Port Adelaide 162 defeated by East Torrens 6/290

East Torrens has smashed the reigning premiers on their home turf. East Torrens skipper Michael Cranmer won the toss and elected to bat on a batsman friendly Port Reserve. East Torrens got off to a great start with a 3rd wicket partnership of 85 with a good batting effort from Jake Lehmann (46). But it was the Captain himself who brought Port Reserve to a hold, backing up his 144 the week before with a magnificent 153 not out. This amazing knock from Cranmer got the Reds to 6/290 after their 50 overs. In reply, Port Adelaide looked in trouble from the outset with their batsmen failing to get past the 20’s. Joshua Hoffman (27) and Nick Benton (27) top scored in a low scoring innings for the Magpies. Callan Richardson (4/20) and Moin Ashraf (5/46) were ruthless with the ball and controlled the game from the outset. The Magpies were bowled out for 162, falling 128 runs behind the East Torrens score and giving Paul Finnie a big headache going into the New Year.

Woodville 4/192 defeated Adelaide University 191

Woodville have asserted their dominance as the best team in the competition by dominating Adelaide University at Woodville Oval on Saturday. Electing to bat first, Uni batters were in all sorts of trouble with Ben Turley (4/36) and Luke Franchesca (2/38) ripping through the batting line up. Ben Cooper (86) stood tall, but he was the only player to do so with Adelaide Uni being dismissed for 191. In reply, Woodville eased past the Blacks score with Tom Andrews (58*) continuing his good one day form and Connor McInerney (42) also chipping in with some good batting.

 

 

 

 

Kensington show why there the best

Northern Districts 29 defeated by Kensington 7/91

Northern Districts have been comprehensively defeated by the ladder leaders Kensington at Park 25 #3 on the weekend. Kensington Captain Jakarra Hill won the toss and elected to bat first. Kensington looked okay with the bat but continuously lost wickets with top scorers being Sarah Lowe (20) and Eliza Doddbridge (19). In reply, Northern District forgot how to run with an amazing total of 6 run outs occurring in their innings. Katelyn Pope (4) and Jordan Doecke (2) were the fielders that caused the most issues with the Jets batters. Whilst Sarah Lowe (2/5) also did an outstanding job with the bowl. The win sees the Kensington girls firmly on top, whilst Northern Districts drop to 4th after their poor efforts on the weekend.

West Torrens 1/87 defeated Southern District 5/86

West Torrens took care of the Southern District Stingrays on Sunday handing them a 9 wicket loss. After winning the toss, Southern District elected to bat first. Donna Clark (24) and Kylie Rattray (21) got the girls off to a good start but the bowling of West Torrens, headlined by Ashley Eyles (2/12) was too good for the Stingrays to get away, finishing their 20 overs 5/86. In reply, The Eagles powered to the total with ease only losing the one wicket of Brooke Harris (36), whilst Angela Symonds remained unbeaten on 47. That takes West Torrens to 2nd place on the ladder, whilst Southern District will take 5th place going into the break.

Port Adelaide 71 defeated by Sturt 1/74

Sturt have beaten Port Adelaide with ease on Sunday. Batting first Port Adelaide were well lead by captain Caroline Johnson (27) and Kristy Williams (19) but unfortuenltly could not get past the bowling attack of Sturt who were lead well by Sarah Carver (3/17). In reply, Sturt’s Madeline Green (37*) and Eliza Bartlett (24*) were too strong for the  Port Adelaide bowlers and took the points with only 1 wicket down.

 

Silverware and top 4 up for grabs this weeknd

Friday 19 December 2014

With a massive week of cricket to finish off the 2014 year, some team’s results can dramatically change the way the ladder stands as we head into the New Year. We go through each team matches this week and how they could finish up.

Adelaide 9th 2-2

Adelaide faces a huge task this weekend as they try to get their season back on track after 2 embarrassing losses in a row. On Saturday the Buffalos take on 3rd place Kensington at Parkinson Oval followed by another road trip for the Adelaide boys to Port Reserve to take on a 5th place Port Adelaide who could be fighting for the chance to get into the 4 for the first time this season. The Buffalos will be hoping that the likes of Cameron Valente, Sam Raphael and Trent Lawford can help get the team back on track after their very disappointing outright loss to Woodville. Adelaide coach Damian Kelly will be hoping to win at least one of these tough challenges so that they can keep in touch with that top 4 in the New Year.

Adelaide University  11th  1-1-2

The Adelaide University Blacks will be hoping for a big week of cricket this week to see them move up the ladder. The Blacks missed 4 weeks of cricket in a row before being defeated by Port Adelaide last round. This weekend will be just as tough for the Blacks as they take on the ladder leader on Saturday at Woodville Oval. On Sunday the Uni boys will travel to Price Memorial to take on 7th Place Sturt who are in the same position as them. The Blacks will be looking to give Woodville a shake up on Saturday, hoping that they can maybe upset the leaders. Sunday will be the big game for the Blacks though, with a chance to move up the ladder making this a must win game.

East Torrens  2nd 3-1-1

The East Torrens Reds only have one match to worry about this weekend but it is a crucial match for their season. The Reds will take on Port Adelaide this weekend at Port Reserve in what shapes to be one of the matches of the rounds. East Torrens coming off an emotionally high victory over Sturt will be looking to continue their demolition of the Grade Competition against the reigning premiers this weekend. Performances from Michael Cranmer, Iain Cockbain, Ben Dougall, Daniel Leigh and Jake Lehmann will see the Reds finish off the 2014 year sitting comfortably in the top 4.

Glenelg  6th  2-2

The Glenelg Seahorses face a big weekend of cricket that could potentially see them edge their way towards the 4. The Seahorses take on West Torrens for the Neihuus Cup this Saturday in what will be an instant classic. Glenelg then host Tea Tree Gully in what the ladder would suggest as a soft match for the Seahorses, but you can never underestimate the Bulls. The Seahorses will be hoping that the likes of Joel Garrett, Jack Pudney and Alex Carey can put in more strong performances that can help set up the Glenelg season in the New Year.

Kensington 3rd 3-1-1

Kensington Browns will be out to set the tone for the remainder of the year after their perfect start went wobbly. Since playing Tea Tree Gully the Browns have drawn, lost and eventually won in successive matches. They will be hoping that a match against a recently disappointing Adelaide will get some confidence back in the playing group leading into a big match against West Torrens on the Sunday. The Browns will be looking for outstanding performances from their Captain Jake Brown along with fellow stars Jonathon Dalton, Elliot Opie and Freddie Van De Bergh. Coach Ben Johnswood will be hoping that 2 wins this week can see them push towards the top of the table.

Northern Districts 10th 1-1-2

Northern Districts have the rare opportunity to go into the mid-year break with 2 trophies to their name. The Jets will take on Prospect on Saturday at Salisbury Oval, fighting it out for the Graham Clarke Memorial Cup. The Jets will be hoping after their dramatic win against West Torrens that they can account for the winless Pirates. The Sunday becomes a much tougher game for the Jets as they host a strong Southern District outfit that will be determined to keep their spot in the top 4. The match between the rivals from the north and the south will be played for the Jolly Family Cup adding in some more tension for the game this week. Steven Marks, Mitch Thomas, Alex Davies and Grant Bell will be looked upon this weekend to get the Jets up and about for the rest of the season.

Port Adelaide 5th 3-2

Port Adelaide has got their season back on track after winning 2 games in a row to move them up to 5th position coming into this round. The Magpies face a week that can see them enter the 4 for the first time this season. Saturday is what looms to be the match of the round when the Magpies take on a determined East Torrens outfit. A win for the Magpies can see them leapfrog the Reds by the end of the weekend. On Sunday Port Adelaide will play host to Adelaide Cricket Club in a match that they will be hoping is an easy win. Paul Finnie’s men will look for consistent performances from Nick Benton, Aaron Sayers, Joshua Rosenthal and Joshua Hoffman to see the reigning premiers put the pressure back on the rest of the competition.

Prospect 13th 0-1-4

The Prospect Pirates have had a very disappointing start to the season going through their first 5 games winless. The Pirates will face this weekend with the intentions of winning at least one game, something they can achieve. On Saturday Prospect will travel to Salisbury Oval to take on Northern Districts. The Jets have just hit some good form in the last 2 rounds so the Pirates may find them difficult to contain, but with the Graham Clarke Memorial Cup on the line the Pirates will be determined to win this match. The Sunday faces a much larger challenge when the bottom placed Pirates face the top of the table Woodville Peckers at Woodville Oval. With Woodville being strong favourites for this match, Prospect will be looking to cause a major upset in the Grade Competition.

Southern District 4th 3-1-1

After a unbelievable start to the season, Southern District Stingrays will be out to maintain their top 4 position and some would say they have the perfect matches to do so. The Stingrays have a lot of travelling to do this weekend however, making two big trips down North. On the Saturday the Stingrays face a Tea Tree Gully side who have not being living up to their potential so far. The Stingrays then travel to Salisbury oval to take on their key rival Northern Districts for the Jolly Family Cup. 2 wins from the Stingrays can see them move up the ladder if other performances got their way, but even one loss may cause them to fall out the 4 with teams like Port Adelaide chasing them.

Sturt 7th 1-2-2

Sturt will be looking to bounce back from their defeat against East Torrens this weekend with a wins a must for the Blues if they are to keep in touch with the 4. The Blues are only playing the one game this weekend meaning when they face Adelaide University on Sunday, they must win. The Blues will look to their batting line up to get the runs back on the board so their bowlers can tear through the batting line ups. Cameron and Jason Borgas, Brad Davies and Stuart Claring-Bould are the key players for a Sturt win.

Tea Tree Gully 12th 2-2

Tea Tree Gully needs 2 wins this weekend if they are to think about playing finals again this season. The Bulls have had a below average start to the season, only getting points for 2 draws this season. The Bulls are up against it this weekend with Saturday being a tough challenge. Tea Tree Gully will host a determined Southern District on Saturday with a win crucial for both teams. On the Sunday Tea Tree Gully will then travel to Glenelg to take on the Seahorses who are also fighting for a chance to keep themselves close to the 4. Tea Tree Gully will need big performances from Tim Evans, Tim Davey, Matt Weaver and Brad Evans to get the 2 wins they desperately need for their season to get back on track.

Woodville 1st 4-1

The Woodville Peckers have had a fantastic start to the year. After losing their first game of the year to Glenelg, the Peckers have gone 4 in a row. This week should be 2 wins for the ladder leaders with the only thing holding them back is their mentality. The Peckers start their weekend off by playing Adelaide University at home; this game could prove to be difficult for the Peckers with the Blacks not playing much cricket this year. Woodville then host the bottom placed Prospect Pirates in what should be an easy win for the ladder leaders. A continual performance from the likes of Stuart Coles, Ben Turely, Tom Andrews and Luke Franchesca will see Woodville remaining the top team of the competition going into the New Year.
 

West Torrens 8th 2-3

West Torrens face a big weekend for their season after losing a dramatic game against Northern Districts has seen them drop down the ladder. The Eagles will take on Glenelg this Saturday in what will be a big match for many reasons. Not only will it give either team a chance to make their move on the 4 but the game will also be played for the Neihuus Cup. On the Sunday the Eagles have to face the Kensington Browns who are determined to push back up the ladder after a form slump saw them drop from 1st to 3rd. The Eagles need big performances from Kelvin Smith, Braeden Renshaw and Leigh Drennan to get the boys back on track for this season.

Big Week in Womens T20 Cricket

Sunday is a big day for Women’s T20 Cricket!

This week sees some big matches looking to shape the final standings going into the New Year.
Northern Districts take on Kensington in a 3rd v 1st match that will no doubt be the match of the round. Make or break for the Jets this week with a win giving them an opportunity to sneak into the 2 whilst a loss may see them fall down to the bottom of the table.

West Torrens will be out to cement second spot over the break taking on the Southern District Stingrays at Park 25#1. The Stingrays are on a high after recording their first win but the Eagles should be too strong for the occasion.

Port Adelaide and Sturt will do battle with the winner going closer to the top 2 and the loser heading downwards. At park 25 #2 this is set to be a nail baiter with both teams capable of producing some real talented performances.

Sturt Make it 100 with Ray Sutton Shield Win

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Sturt’s Ray Sutton Shield Team have become the 100th team to win a premiership at the Sturt District Cricket Club after beating Kensington by 19 runs at Railways Oval on Sunday.

Winning the toss and batting first, Sturt got off to a flying start with Angus Parker (38) and Charlie Allan (57) getting the runs on the board early. Samuel Bennett’s (32*) provided some quick runs to get the Blues a total of 185 with only 4 wickets lost.

In reply, Kensington found it hard to score runs off the tight bowling from the Sturt bowlers. The wickets eventually came though when Thomas Worthley (3/30) came to the crease, taking 3 critical wickets that would swing the momentum back in favour of Sturt. The Kensington batters fought it out to the end but fell 19 runs short ending up 6/166.
 

The win yesterday was only Sturt’s second Ray Sutton Shield premiership, but more significantly it was the clubs 100th premiership, marking them as a powerhouse in the Grade Competition.

Northern Districts get their first win in a thriller!

Monday 8 December 2014

East Torrens 338 defeated Sturt 94 & 1/49

An emotionally charged East Torrens demolished the Sturt Blues over the weekend. After winning the toss, Sturt Captain Brad Davis made the shock decision to bowl first. The decision appeared to look like a good one when Shaun Tait (2/48) dismissed Iain Cockbain cheaply. That was where it stopped for the Reds with Ben Dougall (50) and Jake Lehmann (56) putting on a 93 run partnership. Then entered the Reds captain Michael Cranmer. Cranmer smashed a very impressive 144 and led his side to a very competitive score of 338 at the end of days play. Sturt bowler Ziggy Kulesza (5/67) was the pick of the Sturt bowlers with his impressive dig. Day 2 was a continue of the East Torrens onslaught with opening bowler Daniel Leigh (5/42) terrorising the Sturt batsmen. Jake Weatherald (23) was the only top order batter to produce a start to the innings whilst his team mates collapse around him. Gurjit Sandhu (21) also pitched in to make Sturts score look slightly better, finishing on 94. After being sent in to follow on, Sturt produced a much better start with Cameron Borgas (42*) steadying the Blues ship and ensuring the Blues wouldn’t lose outright.

West Torrens 358 defeated by Northern Districts 5/362 (Dec.)

Northern Districts have won their first game in a last over thriller against West Torrens. After winning the toss, Jets captain Steven Marks won the toss and elected to bat first and the Jets got off to a flyer Alexander Davies (58) continuing his good form this year. Mark Cosgrove (109) paired up with Captain Steven Marks (64*) to pile on more runs before being dismissed. Mitch Thomas (47*) picked up where he left off to get Northern Districts to 362 before the end of days play. Dan Cullen (3/132) was the best bowler for the Eagles who had a rough day in the field. After Northern Districts declared the following morning, West Torrens got off to the dream start with Captain Kelvin Smith (154) and Thomas Woolford (49) putting on a 149 run partnership to start the innings. The Eagles kept pushing towards the target with scores from Callum Ferguson (36) and Carl Mickan (25) helping the team. But bowling from Steven Marks (5/74) and Cameron Williams (2/90) kept the match in a sea saw. The match came down to a thrilling scenario where West Torrens needed 5 runs from 1 over with 2 wickets in hand. Steven Marks took an important wicket of Ben Williams (23) on the first ball, the next ball ended with Spencer Johnson (21) being run out handing the Northern Districts their first win of the season by 4 runs.

Adelaide 40 & 159 defeated by Woodville 8/246 (Dec.)

Woodville have shown why they are the team to beat after comprehensively defeating the Adelaide Buffalos, who will now need to do some soul searching after a good start to the year goes bad. After winning the toss, Stuart Coles sent the Buffalos into bat, a decision that he wouldn’t have thought could’ve gone so well. The Buffalos were dismissed for 40 after just 22 overs. Luke Franchesca (4/20) led the Woodville attack and was well supported by Ben Turely (3/15) and Carl Tietjens (2/7). Woodville went out to bat and attacked the Adelaide bowlers from the outset. Tom Andrews smashed 78 runs from just 81 balls to set the scene for his team mates. Matthew Fregona (62*) also chipped in with some runs for the team. Woodville declared 206 runs ahead. Captain Sam Raphael (48) led his team to try and save the outright loss it was destined to face, but had little support from his team mates as Luke Franchesca (4/39) continued to tear through the Adelaide batters with help from Aaron Salter (3/27) and Tom Andrews (2/24) which saw the Buffalos lose outright.

Adelaide University 93 & 7/129 defeated by Port Adelaide 255

Port Adelaide has moved up to 5th spot on the ladder after cruising to victory over Adelaide University over the weekend. After winning the toss Port elected to bat and got off to a steady start. Joel Logan (5/74) and Jo Mennie (3/57) kept the wickets continually falling for the Blacks until Daryl Monger (88*) and Joshua Rosenthal (49) paired up for a 78 run partnership that helped the Magpies get to 255 before all being dismissed. In return Adelaide University struggled to face the reigning premiers bowling attack with all bowlers taking at least two wickets and Joshua Rosenthal (3/18) continue his superb run of form with the ball. Sent back in to follow on, University got off to a more solid start with James Hilditch (54) setting the scene. Nick Benton (5/34) and Jordan Thomas (2/13) gave the Blacks a bit of a scare, but they managed to hold on and not lose the outright.

Southern District 9/289 (Dec.) defeated Glenelg 237

Southern District has kept their spot in the top 4 by defeating a strong Glenelg outfit at Bice Oval over the weekend. After winning the toss, The Stingrays elected to bat first and got off to a flying start. Joshua Barratt (71) and Brendan McCormack (106) making impressive scores to get the Stingrays to a total of 289 at the end of days play. Johan Botha (3/66), Jack Pudney (2/81) and Chad Sayers (2/71) where the pick of the bowlers for the Seahorses. After Southern District declared at the start of days play, Glenelg found them getting off to a good start thanks to Joel Garratt (50) and Matthew Nobes (53). Gary Putland (4/46) and Tom Joraslafsky (4/72) tore through the top and middle order and when Glenelg were 7/162, they would have thought it was all over. Until Chad Sayers (42) and Johan Botha (46) put on a 62 runs partnership that saw them creep closer to the target before they fell 52 runs short of the Stingrays target.

Prospect 140 defeated by Kensington 9/314 (Dec.)

Kensington have cruised to a 174 run victory over the Prospect Pirates over the weekend. After winning the toss, Browns Captain Jake Brown chose to bat and Kensington got off to a good start with opener Jonathon Dalton (85) pairing up well with Nick Mosey (25) for a 40 run partnership. Nick Lopez (3/72) got through a couple of quick wickets leaving Kensington worried on 4/71, but then Captain and reigning Bradman Medallist, Jake Brown (96) came to the rescue. Brown was well supported by Daniel Worrall (64) who chipped in at the bottom of the order. Kensington declared that night on a very competitive 314. Prospect struggled from the onset being 3/26 in no time. Sam Miller (52) and Harry Byrnes-Howe try to stem the flow but could not hold off the bowling form Elliot Opie (3/44) and Freddie Van Den Bergh (3/10) who finished off the Prospect batting line up for just 140 runs, giving the 3rd placed Browns their 3rd victory of the season.

Southerns Get on the Board

Sturt 5/94 defeated by West Torrens 3/98

West Torrens has taken 2nd spot on the ladder after defeating Sturt by 7 wickets on Saturday. After winning the toss and batting Sturt got off to a solid start with opener Megan Schutt (33) getting some early runs on the board. The Blues kept running themselves out giving the edge to the Eagles bowlers of Lauren Ebsary (1/12) and Tayla Gordon (1/13) to keep the pressure on them. Alex Price (23) helped Sturt get some much need runs on the board and get the score to a respectable 94 after their 20 overs. In reply, West Torrens never looked in doubt chasing the 95 runs needed for victory. Angela Moritz (28) helped get the girls to a good start along with her opening partner Angela Symonds (20) before Lauren Ebsary (39*) finished the game off. Alex Price (2/20) did everything she could for Sturt but unfortunately it wasn’t enough as the Eagles ran away 7 wicket victors.

Port Adelaide 7/77 defeated by Kensington 6/124

Kensington have remained undefeated at the top of the ladder after cruising to victory over Port Adelaide on Saturday. The Browns won the toss and elected to bat first with opening pair Bridget Patterson (41) and Katelyn Pope (34) putting on a 69 run partnership. Amanda Wellington (2/18) and Amy Norris (2/21) took some much needed wickets before Sarah Jameson (13*) piled on some late runs to get Kensington to 124 after their 20 overs. In reply, Alicia Dean (28) and Tamara Clapton (22) got the Magpies off to a solid start but the tight bowling from Monique Draycott (3/5) and Katelyn Pope (2/15) left the Magpies 47 runs short of the required total. The loss see’s Port Adelaide drop down to 5th spot on the ladder whilst Kensington remain comfortably on top.

Southern District 1/118 defeated Northern Districts 8/117

Southern District has won their first game of the season against Northern Districts on Saturday. After winning the toss, Northern Districts got off to a solid start with openers Tegan McPharlin (28) and Chloe Scheer (39) putting on a 41 run opening stand. Thalia McGrath (2/13) and Rachael Greenshields (2/9) go through some of the Jets middle order before Stephanie Morrison (21) helped steer the team to 117 off their 20 overs. In reply, Southern District never looked in doubt when Sarah Taylor (59*) showcased her talents. Jess O’Riely (30*) was also very good in her performance that helped the Stingrays celebrate for the first time this season.

 

Big week in A Grade cricket!

Friday 5 December 2014

East Torrens v Sturt

East Torrens will play host to Sturt in what looms to be the match of the round for this weeks A grade competition. The 2nd place Reds have not played cricket in 2 weeks now after being washed out against University and then having the bye last weekend. Sturt will be feeling confident after their crushing against arch rivals Adelaide. The Blues will feel that they have the right nucleus to go all the way with bowlers Stuart Claring-Bould and Shaun Tait ripping through batting line ups, whilst the Borgas brothers are scoring runs with ease. East Torrens will be hoping for big performances from Iain Cockbain, Michael Cranmer and Ben Dougall to consolidate the Reds into the 4 at a crucial time of the year.

West Torrens v Northern Districts

West Torrens will be hoping to keep them in reach of the top 4 with a win against bottom placed Northern Districts this weekend. The Eagles will still be kicking themselves after a ninth wicket partnership cost them the game against Woodville and pushed them down to 9th spot. Northern Districts showed a lot of promise in their drawn match against Tea Tree Gully in a rain delayed game. The Jets have started to get more players back into their line up to make a stronger team, and a team to watch out for. West Torrens will be hoping for Braeden Renshaw can continue his form with the ball, whilst the Jets will be hoping Alexander Davies keeps making the runs with the bat.

Adelaide v Woodville

Adelaide will be hoping to get back on the winners list when they take on the top of the table Woodville at Glandore oval. The Buffalos found themselves comprehensively defeated by their arch rivals Sturt almost getting bowled out twice in one day. Woodville on the other hand displayed batting depth well beyond other teams with a 10th wicket partnership winning them the game against rivals West Torrens. Adelaide will be hoping for a strong performance from the likes of Sam Raphael, Cameron Valente and Trent Lawford, whilst Woodville will be looking to Carl Tietjens and Stuart Coles to maintain the Peckers spot at the top of the table.

Adelaide University v Port Adelaide

Adelaide University will take on Port Adelaide at University #1 this weekend. The Blacks will be itching to play cricket, something they haven’t done in 4 weeks, last time they played was their loss to Adelaide in round 2. Port Adelaide got back on the winners list against Prospect and will now want to push towards that top 4 position and defend their championship. Adelaide University will need this win to get back in touch with the top4 and will look for players like Joel Logan and Keegan English to get the job done for the team. 7th place Port Adelaide will want to shake off the Premiership hangover talks and start stringing wins together. They will need their big players like Nick Benton and Aaron Sayers to step up with their inform players like Joshua Rosenthal to get the Magpies back in form.

Southern District v Glenelg

Southern District will want start cementing their top 4 position with a win over the Glenelg Seahorses this weekend. The Stingrays coming off a big win against Kensington will be hoping to be in the 4 at the Christmas break and can cement that by getting the job done against Glenelg. The 6th place Seahorses will be seeing this as a chance to get into the four and will want to take every opportunity to do so. Southern District will be looking at young gun Huw Stone to continue his good form with the bowl. Whilst Glenelg will be hoping Nathan Schollar and Jack Pudney continue their dominance and get the Seahorses over the line.

Prospect v Kensington

The Prospect Pirates will be up against it this weekend when they take on a Kensington side that will be out for revenge after their first loss of the season. The Pirates have not won a game this season and will be looking upon the more experienced players like Sam Miller and Ross Whitely to give the team some extra motivation. Kensington will be playing with no mercy after their shock loss to Southern District saw them fall to 3rd place. The Browns will be hoping reigning Bradman Medallist, Jake Brown, can recapture some form from last year and will hope that Elliot Opie can continue his form with the bowl from this year.

Big games shape up an exciting T20 round for Women's Cricket

Park 25 will play host to the entire Women’s A Grade T20 matches this Saturday, with some season defining games being played.

It all kicks off at #1 where Sturt take on the reigning T20 champs West Torrens. With both teams sitting at 1 win and 1 loss we can expect some fireworks from the girls, both fighting for a spot in the grand final. The Eagles’ Lucy Williams will be looked upon to continue her good form with the ball, whilst Blues opener, Rhianna Peate will want to get her side off to a good start.

On #2, Port Adelaide will want to continue their good form from their upset victory over West Torrens, when they take on ladder leaders Kensington this weekend. The Browns are the only undefeated side in the competition and have many contributors. The battle between the best batter in the competition, Bridget Patterson, and the best bowler, Amanda Wellington, will be one to watch as these two teams go at it, in what will be a thrilling contest.

#3 see’s Southern District taking on Northern District. Northern Districts have cruised into 2nd position thanks to Tegan McPharlin’s batting performances and will want to cement their spot in the top 2 with an easy victory over the bottom place Stingrays. However, if Sarah Taylor can produce what we all know she is capable off, the Stingrays could just well be celebrating their first victory of the season and keep themselves in the race for finals!

Stingrays leave the Browns Stung

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Tea Tree Gully 7/198 drew with Northern Districts 6/262 (Dec.)

Tea Tree Gully held off a determined Northern District outfit to a draw. After the rain affected play on Saturday, Northern Districts won the toss and elected to bat first. The Jets opening pair of Grant Bell (41) and Alex Davies (83) got the team off to a great start with an opening stand of 91. The middle order class of Kirk Pascoe (57) and Mitch Thomas (41*) helped the Jets to a very competitive score of 6/262 after 64 overs. Nick Winter (3/52) was the pick of the bowlers for the Bulls. In reply, Tea Tree Gully opener Tim Evans (87) continued his good start to the year. But there was no support in the middle order for the Bulls as the Northern District bowling line up consisting of Mitch Thomas (2/8), Trent Goers (2/41) and Tim Gogoll (2/60) ripped through them. It was ex Northern District Captain, Isaiah Borgas (39*) who steered the Bulls to a draw with his brilliant match saving batting.

Adelaide 104 & 6/63 defeated by Sturt 4/172 (Dec.)

Adelaide has been left shocked and stunned by the return of wild thing Shaun Tait on the weekend. After winning the toss, Sturt captain Brad Davis made the bold decision to stick the Buffalos into bat. Sturts opening bowlers Stuart Claring-Bould (3/27) and Shaun Tait (5/28) ripped through the Adelaide batting line up, leaving the Buffalos all out for just 104. Sam Cabot (23) was the only batsmen to score over 20 in the side. In return Sturt took only 37 overs to notch up their 172, with some excellent batting from inform Cameron Borgas (52) and Alex Gregory (76). Jamie Barnes (2/40) gave the Buffalos something to cheer about. Adelaide was sent back in for 24 overs to survive an outright loss. Although the Sturt bowling line up gave it a fair go, thanks to James Machin (2/11), Shaun Tait (2/11) and Stuart Claring-Bould (2/14), Adelaide Captain Sam Raphael (27*) managed to steady the ship and hold the strong Sturt outfit off. The loss see’s the Buffalos go from 2nd place down to 8th whilst Sturt are still pushing to get in the 4, now sitting at 5th place.

Prospect 160 defeated by Port Adelaide 4/164

Port Adelaide has ended their losing streak by defeating Prospect in a very impressive performance. Magpies skipper Nick Benton won the toss and stuck Prospect in to bat. Port Adelaide bowlers Nick Benton (4/61), Jordan Thomas (3/23) and Josh Rosenthal (2/23) were back to their best as they dismissed Prospect for 160. Ben Wyman (46) and Harry Byrnes-Howe (23) put in a hard fought effort but were overpowered by last year’s champions. In return, Port Adelaide opening batters Joshua Hoffman (32) and Aaron Sayers (37) got the team off to a flying start before Adam Dilley (51*) finished the game off. The win sees the reigning premiers back in the hunt for the top 4.

West Torrens 123 defeated by Woodville 167

Woodville have pulled off a great victory by beating their cross town rivals West Torrens. Woodville Captain Stuart Coles won the toss and elected to bat. The West Torrens bowling line up ripped through the Peckers top order having them 8/76. Braeden Renshaw (4/63), Ben Williams (3/34) and Dan Cullen (2/23) continue their good starts to the season. Woodville were in big trouble before Ben Turely (64*) and Luke Francesca (39) came to the crease. Turley and Francesca put on a 87 run 9th wicket partnership that saw Woodville making a competitive 167. In return West Torrens looked in a comfortable position when number 3 Leigh Drennan (47) was at the crease. But the bowling of Carl Tietjens (4/43), Ben Turley (2/11) and Andrew Salter (2/22) saw the Eagles fall 44 runs short of the total. This win has seen Woodville take top place on the ladder whilst West Torrens are sitting 9th.

Southern District 8/156 defeated Kensington 140

The Southern District Stingrays have pulled off another shock victory, this time taking down the ladder leaders, Kensington. Shaun Tanner won the toss and elected to bowl first on the Saturday morning, due to the rain there was only 19 overs bowled but in that time Kensington saw them 2/30. The Sunday didn’t get much better for the Browns with Huw Stone (5/45) and Gary Putland (2/21) tearing through the Kensington top order. Young Kensington batsman Scott Blackmore (43) worked hard to get the Browns back on track with his knock, but had very little support. In reply Southern Districts looked very comfortable when Brendan McCormack (54) and Matthew Sugg (35) saw them get to 5/128. But a quick spell of brilliance from Freddie Van De Bergh (5/34) saw the Stingrays just pass the score with two wickets to spare.

Key rivalries highlight a big round of cricket

Friday 21 November 2014

Tea Tree Gully v Northern Districts

Tea Tree Gully and Northern Districts will have a lot to play for when they line up this weekend. Playing for the Zadow Cup, both teams will be out to get their first win of the season after disappointing starts have occurred for both sides. Northern Districts were disappointing with the bat against Glenelg last week, just surviving form an outright loss with 2 wickets remaining. Whilst Tea Tree Gully was in the box seat against ladder leader Kensington before the rain left the Bulls just 2 wickets short of a victory. Isaiah Borgas will line up against his old teammates for the first time since leaving the club he captained. With plenty to play for, this match is shaping up to be the match of the round.

Adelaide University v East Torrens

East Torrens will be out for revenge after a shock loss to Adelaide when they meet Adelaide University at University Oval. East Torrens was victims of an in-form Trent Lawford and Sam Raphael and found them on the losers list. The loss saw the Reds slip down to 4th place on the ladder, and with other clubs chasing them they will be determined to get a win. Coming off the bye, Adelaide University will be looking to get their season back on track after a disappointing loss the Adelaide and a bye steered them to 10th place on the ladder. The Blacks have the potential to shake the Reds batting line up but will need strong players like Keegan English, Ben Cooper and Joel Logan to be at their best.

Adelaide v Sturt

Traditional rivals Adelaide and Sturt will face at Glandore oval this weekend. Adelaide has had a fantastic start to their Grade season with 2 wins from 2 games. Adelaide has been spoilt by the fantastic displays of cricket from Cameron Valente, Sam Raphael and Trent Lawford over their past 2 games and will be hoping for all boys to be firing when they take on Sturt. After failing to claim the points before the rain came, Sturt will be determined to put in another batting performance like they did against Prospect. The Borgas brothers were at their best against the Pirates and were well accompanied by the likes of Brad Davis and Maxwell Schlicker. Sturt will be hoping that Stuart Claring –Bould can produce the same with the bowl this week and will hope that he can be accompanied by Shaun Tait to rip through the strong Buffalo batting line up.

Prospect v Port Adelaide

A sour Port Adelaide will be out to take a Prospect side that would be building in confidence. After losing their second game in a row, the Magpies will be out for revenge this weekend. Port Adelaide will be hoping for a better batting performance as it failed to chase the runs down for the second time in a row against West Torrens. The loss saw the reigning premier’s drop down to 9th place, something that no one would have predicted at the start of the year. Prospect will be feeling more confident after they held off a determined Sturt to see a draw. Prospect will want a stronger bowling performance to give their strong batting line up of Sam Miller, Ross Whitley and Harry Byrnes-Howe a chance of getting the 12th place Pirates first win of the season.

West Torrens v Woodville

West Torrens and Woodville face off this weekend both trying to push themselves into the top 4. West Torrens will be feeling confident after a good team win over last year’s champions. The win saw West Torrens move up to 6th position on the ladder just below Woodville. After a big win last weekend, Woodville will be hoping to continue it excellent form by taking care of the Eagles. For the second time in a row the Peckers posted a score of 300, this time bowling their opposition out for 167. The win saw Woodville move up to 5th place, just being edged out on percentage by East Torrens. Both West Torrens and Woodville know that getting in the top 4 is paramount at this stage of the season and will be hoping that a win this week can see them in the 4.

Southern District v Kensington

Southern Districts will be out hoping to upset the ladder leaders and cause a massive shock through the Grade cricket competition. After being extremely competitive and defeating the reigning premier, the Stingrays were bulldozed by Woodville last round. Kensington were in shape to lose their first game last weekend before the rain came. The Browns however, were still right in the game needing 57 runs but with only 2 wickets in hand against a determined Bulls line up. Coach Ben Johnswood will be hoping for a better start to his batting innings after the top order all failed against the Bulls. The 7th Placed Stingrays will be hoping to keep themselves in the top half of the table by defeating the leaders on their home turf.

Jets and Eagles battle it out at the top

Friday 21 November 2014

Northern Districts v West Torrens

Northern Districts and West Torrens face off in what will be the match of the round this Saturday at Helen Black Oval. The Jets will be feeling confident after their 5 wicket victory over winless Southern District catapulted them into 2nd position. West Torrens has proved they are the team to beat with another convincing victory, this time over Sturt. For both teams a win is paramount, West Torrens could see themselves 2 games ahead in top position where Northern Districts could see themselves sharing the points and potentially on top of the table if they are to get up this weekend.

Port Adelaide v Sturt

Port Adelaide and Sturt are facing off to consolidate their spot in the 4 whilst the loser could potentially find themselves out of the 4. After a convincing 9 wicket victory over last year’s reining premier, Kensington, the Magpies will be very confident they can get the points this weekend. Sturt will be out to make amends from their disappointing loss against the ladder leaders, West Torrens, last game.

Kensington v Southern District

Kensington and Southern Districts both need wins to keep their season alive after disappointing starts to the season have occurred for both of them. Kensington were shocked in their last game when they came off second best against a determined Port Adelaide side and were therefore knocked out of the 4. Southern District will be out to get that much anticipated first win that they are seeking. The Stingrays were brave in their efforts against Northern Districts but still found them winless after the game. Kensington will be hoping to get their title defence back on track with a  strong victory over the Stingrays, but you can’t write off the Stingrays for an upset.

 

Buffalos sore up to second

Monday 17 November 2014

Northern Districts 115 & 8/165 defeated by Glenelg 331

Northern Districts have narrowly held off an outright loss against a strong Glenelg Seahorses outfit. After Captain Tom Plant (116*) steered his men to 331 runs, Glenelg would have felt confident they could knock the Jets over. Glenelg speedster Jack Pudney (7/36) tore through the Jets line up early, and with help from Cullen Bailey (2/12), Glenelg dismissed the Jets for 115. Alex Davies (53) was the only batter to perform in the Jets disappointing batting performance. The seahorses sent the Jets back in, in hope for an outright victory. Northern Districts batter Grant Bell (60) and Captain Steven Marks (48) managed to starve off a determined Glenelg bowling attack led by Jack Pudney (2/38) and Craig Dand (2/18) to save the outright, finishing up 8/165 at the end of days play.

Kensington 8/182 drew with Tea Tree Gully 239

The rain may have saved Kensington from their first loss of the season and it may have also cost Tea Tree Gully their first win. Chasing Tea Tree Gully’s 239 Kensington started the day off on the back foot being 4/50 overnight. Freddie Van De Bergh (73*) kept the Browns in the contest but the bowling of Brad Evans (3/42) and Nick Winter (3/34) looked as if the game would go to the Bulls. The game looked set to be a thriller when Kensington were 8/182 with Van De Bergh and Elliot Opie (21*) at the crease and the Bulls up and about, but then came the rain leaving both teams sharing the points and the match abandoned.

Woodville 9/300 (dec) defeated Southern District 193

Woodville have ripped through the Southern District Stingrays to grab their second win of the season before the wet weather hit them. Declaring at 9/300 the Peckers got straight to business against the Stingrays batting line up with Carl Tietjens (4/70) and Ben Turely (3/41) causing trouble for the batters. Number 9 batsmen Rhys Barrett (45) along with number 10 Huw Stone (27*) made the Stingrays score look respectable with their 57 run stand at the end of the innings, but Woodville proved to be too strong, dismissing Southern District for 193.

West Torrens 218 & 4/18 defeated Port Adelaide 181

The regning premiers have dropped their second game in a row after losing to West Torrens at Henley GM Oval on the weekend. After losing 2 wickets overnight, Port Adelaide found themselves in further trouble on day 2. Austin Umpherston (26) and Matthew Weeks (29) both made starts but couldn’t progress any further due to some excellent bowling from Dan Cullen (4/64) and Braeden Renshaw (3/55). Richard Carter (65) came in at number 9 and helped get the Magpies closer to the score but it wasn’t enough as the Magpies fell 37 runs short of the Eagles score. Port Adelaide quick bowler Nick Benton (4/7) was looking extremely dangerous in the 6 overs West Torrens batted before the rain came. West Torrens now find themselves in the mix for a top 4 place, whilst Port Adelaide now have some work to do if they want to defend their title.

Sturt 5/345 (Dec.) drew with Prospect 7/210

Prospect have defied all odds and come out with a draw against a very strong Sturt outfit, thanks to some heavy rain. After sitting on 2/8 overnight, Prospect would have felt the pressure going into Saturday. However, A great middle order batting display from Captain Sam Miller (28), Harry Byrnes-Howe (37) and Ross Whitley (98*) saw the Pirates get to the rain period 7 wickets down and with 210 runs on the board. Due to the rain the match ended abandoned and the teams shared the points.

East Torrens 135 defeated by Adelaide 9/284 (Dec.)

A terrific team performance has seen the Adelaide Buffalos move to second place on the ladder after a big win over East Torrens at Campbelltown Oval. Captain Sam Raphael’s knock of 156 runs left Adelaide confident they could declare with a solid score of 284 and have a crack at the Reds. East Torrens struggled early due to some solid bowling from Phil Neate (2/67), but it was the East Torrens middle order of Michael Cranmer (33), Luke Robins (25) and Hayden Mullins (24) gave East Torrens some breathing space before Trent Lawford (5/23) finished the game off with his fantastic bowling spell. This win sees the Buffalos move up to second place from 2 games, whilst East Torrens drop to 4th spot.

Kensington Back on Top

Port Adelaide 110 defeated West Torrens 75

Port Adelaide has shocked the Grade Competition with their win over the reigning T20 premiers West Torrens. Winning the toss and electing to bat first, the Magpies got off to a shaky start, sitting at 4/25 early on in their innings. Lucy Williams (3/16) and Laura Ebsary (2/21) looked to have the game under control until Caroline Johnston (40) came to the crease. Johnston managed to get the magpies to a competitive 110 runs after being dismissed. In reply, The Eagles looked under control sitting comfortably at 4/55 thanks to Laura Ebsary’s (25) knock. Then Amanda Wellington (4/4) and Tamara Clapton (2/14) ripped through the middle order leaving the Eagles stunned and dismissed for 75 runs. This win see’s Port Adelaide jump to 3rd spot on the ladder whilst the Eagles drop down to 4th place.

Northern Districts 2/121 defeated Sturt 43

Northern Districts have confirmed themselves as a powerhouse after easily taking care of the Sturt Blues on Sunday. Electing the bat first, the Jets Captain Tegan McPharlin (49*) set the scene early and she was well accompanied by Hannah Perry (44*) as they both smashed the Sturt bowling attack to finish the 20 overs 2/121. In reply, Sturt struggled to get going the whole innings with Rhianna Peate (17) the only batter to get double figures. The Jets bowling line up, consisting of Hannah Perry (2/1), Neisha Iles (2/13) and Stephanie Morrison (2/12) tore through the Blues and left them all out for just 43 runs.

Southern District 6/70 defeated by Kensington 4/151

Southern Districts are still looking for their first win of the season after going down to Kensington on Sunday. The Browns won the toss and elected to bat and got off to a flyer with opening batter Bridget Patterson (42) continuing her good form with the bat. Eliza Doddridge (31*), Winifred Duraisingam (25) and Sarah Lowe (24) all contributed with the bat, getting Kensington to a round high of 4/151 runs off their 20 overs. In return, the Kensington bowlers didn’t allow for any runs with some incredible bowling from Katelyn Pope (2/6) and Shae Daly (2/9) keeping the Stingrays to just 70 runs off 20 overs. The win confirms Kensington on top of the ladder, now a game clear of the rest of the competition, whilst the Stingrays are last and have some work to do if they want to make the finals.

Sturt sink the Pirates Ship

Northern Districts 0/5 vs. Glenelg 331

In what shapes to be one of the matches of the round, Glenelg would fancy their chances at Salisbury Oval after posting a big score on the weekend. After winning the toss and electing to bat, Glenelg got off to a solid start. Number 3 batsman Joel Garrett (61) started the team off well with his innings. Sitting at 5/161 the Seahorses innings could have gone either way and with the Jets line up of Chris Duval (3/49), Trent Pascoe (3/38) and Kirk Pascoe (3/29) in full flight, things looked dangerous for the Seahorses. Then entered the captain Tom Plant (116*) who paired up with Nathan Schollar (69) to put on a 135 run partnership before Schollar fell to Pascoe. Glenelg finished up all out for 331 and were left 2 overs at the Northern Districts batsmen. Grant Bell and Alex Davies did well to see off a fired up Jack Pudney and Akash Patel to see the Jets off for day 1.

Kensington 4/50 vs. Tea Tree Gully 239

Tea Tree Gully are in striking distance of their first win of the season after a strong bowling display saw the undefeated Browns in hot water. Bulls captain Matt Weaver won the toss and chose to bat first on a batsman friendly Parkinson oval. Elliot Opie (5/75) got the Bulls on the back foot early having them 2/24. Opener Tim Evans (47) continued his good form, putting in a solid 98 run partnership with Tim Davey (42) before the Bulls lost 3 wickets for no runs. New recruit Isaiah Borgas (32) stemmed the flow and got the Bulls back on track before being dismissed for 239. In reply Kensington had a horror 22 overs losing 4 wickets for just 50 runs. Jonathon Dalton was looking good before being caught by a screamer taken by Scott Todd. Brad Evans (3/16) was the main destructor of the Browns line up whilst Scott Todd (1/19) chipped in. James Smith (19*) will have a lot to do next week to get the Browns back on track.

Woodville 9/300 vs. Southern District

Woodville continued their excellent batting performance against Southern Districts at Woodville Oval. After winning the toss captain Stuart Coles but his men into bat. A strong 95 run opening partnership from Jake Birchmore (62) and Connor McInerney (37) got the Peckers off to the dream start. Captain Stuart Coles (89) followed up his match winning ton, being supported Tom Andrews (42) who was virtually going at a run a ball. The Stingrays had a long day in the field but Huw Stone (6/57) kept plugging away all day and was rewarded for his efforts. Woodville finished the day 9/300 and would now fancy their chances against on back to back victories.

Port Adelaide 2/41 vs. West Torrens 218

This match is set to go down to the wire after some late wickets on day 1 has put West Torrens back in the game. Kelvin Smith won the toss and put the Eagles into bat. West Torrens never really fired with a couple of starts from Carl Mickan (32) and Adrian Chad (26) saw them 6/149. The Magpies attack led by Jordan Thomas (3/39) and Austin Umpherston (2/14) had the Eagles in trouble. West Torrens were saved by the tail, in particular number 10 batsmen Patrick Ochan (31) who managed to get the Eagles to a respectful 218. Port Adelaide were sent in for 19 overs and looked quite solid early with Aaron Sayers (25) making a solid start to the innings. Unfortunately for the Magpies Ben Williams (1/16) and Trent Kelly (1/6) shot through the two openers and saw Port Adelaide 2/41 at end of innings.

Sturt 5/345 (Dec) vs. Prospect 2/8

Sturt are well and truly on the front foot against the Prospect Pirates after a strong display on day 1. After winning the toss Prospect made the bald move of putting Sturt into bat, a decision they may have regretted later in the day. Cameron Borgas (103) started off the innings with a bang being well supported by Jake Weatherald (42) and Brad Davis (37). Jason Borgas (62*) and Maxwell Schlicker (68*) smashed the runs in the middle order to get the Blues to 5/345 before captain Brad Davis made the unexpected declaration. The only shining light for the Prospect bowling would have been Joel Horskins 3 wickets. With 4 overs to face, Prospect had a tough task, knowing that they were to face 2 overs of Shaun Tait (1/4) bowling in his return to grade cricket. Stuart Claring-Bould (1/3) also chipped in with a wicket to see the Pirates struggling on 2/8.

East Torrens vs. Adelaide 8/284

Adelaide would be quietly confident that they can notch up their second win of the season in just as many games after a strong batting performance against East Torrens. Winning the toss, Sam Raphael (156) elected to bat and cashed in on his own decision. The Buffalos middle order failed to fire again due to some terrific bowling from Daniel Leigh (3/35) and Callan Richardson (2/43), leaving Cameron Valente (24) to dig in and try to replicate his match saving innings from round 1. The Buffalos tail end also doug in deep with Adam Lidiard (30*) and Phil Neate (23) providing some late runs to get Adelaide up to 8/284 at the end of days play.  The Buffalos will be hoping for another strong bowling effort and will be keen to get dangerous opening batsmen Iain Cockbain out cheaply in order to upset the Reds on their home deck.

Magpies shock Browns as they enter the 4

Monday 10 November 2014

Southern District 9/103 defeated by Northern Districts 5/106

Southern Districts have suffered there 3 straight loss at the hands of the Northern Districts Jets. Winning the toss, The Stingrays elected to bat first. Opening batter Thalia McGrath (54) started things off on the front foot; unfortunately her teammates were unable to capitalize on this. The Stingrays lost 9 wickets for 103 runs as the Jets bowling attack, headlined by Kiara Stockley (3/18) and Febi Mansell (2/17) ripped through the Stingrays line up. The Jets then went into bat and although having a bit of a scare through a terrific Kate Matonia (2/13) bowling spell, eased through to victory. Hannah Perry (24) proved to be the rock in the batting line up. The win puts the Jets in 2nd place with 2 wins and 1 loss.

Port Adelaide 1/149 defeated Kensington 139

Port Adelaide has sent a shockwave through the Women’s A Grade Competition by defeating the reigning premiers a week after getting convincingly defeated by Northern Districts. After winning the toss and electing to bat, Kensington found themselves in instant trouble after Emma Beasley (3/34) and Kristy Williams (3/20) ripped through the top order. Bridget Patterson was the only batter in the top order to score double figures. Sarah Jameson (19) and Shae Daly (16) provided some late runs for the Browns as they kept hope by posting a score of 139. However, The Magpies never looked in danger with Alicia Dean (78*) and Caroline Johnston (43) taking control early. Sarah Jameson (1/30) gave the Browns something to cheer about in the field, dismissing Johnston before the Magpies passed the score.

West Torrens 150 defeated Sturt 98

West Torrens Eagles defeated the Sturt Blues in a convincing matter at Park 25 #1. After winning the toss and batting, the Eagles were troubled by some fantastic bowling from Casey Galbraith (5/39). But the batting from Lauren Ebsary (73) helped steer the Eagles to a competitive score of 150. In reply, Sturt looked on the back foot thanks to an all-round excellent bowling performance from the Eagles. Angela Mortiz (2/14), Leanee Murray (2/28) and Tayla Gordon (2/7) all played a big part in the destruction of the Blues on Saturday. Alex Price (27) was the shining light in the Blues batting with her solid knock. The win see’s the Eagles sitting comfortable on top with a  game in hand.

Blockbuster games highlight Round 3

Friday 7 November 2014

Northern Districts v Glenelg

The Northern Districts Jets will play host to the Glenelg Seahorses this week at Salisbury Oval. The Jets, coming off the bye will be determined to make amends for their disappointing round 1 loss against Kensington. The Seahorses will also be out for redemption after being brought down to earth after their stunning round 1 victory by Kensington. Playing at home for the first time, Northern Districts will want to get off the bottom of the table by taking care of a strong Glenelg side.

Kensington v Tea Tree Gully

Kensington will want to keep its winning form in tact when taking on Tea Tree Gully at Parkinson oval. Kensington, under new coach Ben Johnswood have had the perfect start to the season by defeating both Northern Districts and Glenelg comfortably. Tea Tree Gully Coach Peter Sleep will want to get on the winners list after a shock start to the season see’s the Bulls at 0-2 and sitting 11th on the A Grade ladder. The Bulls would have felt hard done by after posting a solid 248, but bowling let them down as Woodville cruised past their score only 4 wickets down. Kensington will be looking to assert themselves as the team to beat this year by defeating last year’s grand finalists at home.

Woodville v Southern District

Woodville and the Southern District Stingrays will both be going into this week’s game with confidence that is sky high. After Tea Tree Gully posted a week high score of 248, Woodville displayed a great batting performance chasing down the total just 4 wickets down. Stuart Coles (124) led the way with the bat. The Stingrays pulled out the biggest upset so far in their thrilling 5 run victory over the reigning premiers. The victory put the Stingrays in 3rd position, something the competition wouldn’t have expected at the start of the year. Woodville will be hoping for a similar batting performance this week at their home deck, whilst the Stingrays will want to stamp their authority on this competition and entrench themselves into the top 4.

Port Adelaide v West Torrens

A bitter Port Adelaide will take on a confident West Torrens side at Port Reserve this week. The Magpies lost what some would have said was the unlosable game on the weekend, losing 6/33 on day 2 and falling 5 runs short of Southern District’s target. West Torrens had a fairly comfortable victory of Sturt, cruising past the Blues total only 5 wickets down. The Eagles will be hoping for another good performance by their Captain Kelvin Smith (59) and Keeper Leigh Drennan (71) to push back up the ladder. Port Adelaide will want defend their title by getting back on the winners list at home.

Sturt v Prospect

The Sturt Blues and Prospect Pirates will be desperate for a win this week as they face of at Price Memorial. After the epic draw in round 1, the Blues suffered a loss to the West Torrens Eagles. The Blues didn’t post enough runs on day 1 and will feel as if they let a good opportunity slip. The Pirates were comprehensively beaten on day 1 against East Torrens. Day 2 was a much better day for the Pirates posting 5/219 to save the outright and show a glimpse of what they are capable off. With both teams sitting low on the table, they will both be determined for a taste of victory to kick start their 2014-15 season.

East Torrens v Adelaide

In what looms as the match of the round, first place East Torrens take on 4th place Adelaide at Campbelltown Oval. East Torrens continued their dream run to the season by defeating the Prospect Pirates by 10 wickets. However, The Reds must be disappointed that they could not claim an outright over the Pirates considering the position they were in. Adelaide kicked off their season in style by defeating Adelaide University. In a match that was all about Cameron Valente (match figures of 146 runs and 8/70) the Buffalos destroyed The Blacks and were not too far away from an unlikely outright victory. The win saw the Buffalos catapult into the top 4, sitting 4th on the ladder. East Torrens will be hoping that Iain Cockbain can continue his amazing form with the bat whilst Adelaide will be hoping a similar performance from Cameron Valente can get the boys over the line.

Stingrays out to get their first win

Friday 7 November 2014

Southern District v Northern Districts

Southern District and Northern Districts will face off at Park 25 #2 this Saturday. After much talk about them in the off season, Southern Districts are the only team yet to notch up a victory so far this season. The Stingrays were part of a run fest at Henley GM last weekend against the ladder leaders, falling 35 runs off the amazing 287 posted by West Torrens. Northern Districts joined the winners list after their 118 run smashing of the Port Adelaide Magpies on the weekend. Southern Districts will be desperate to join the winners list but the Jets will be determined to consolidate themselves into the top 4.

Port Adelaide v Kensington

Port Adelaide will be looking for redemption against the reigning premiers Kensington at Eric Sutton on Saturday. The Magpies were beaten comprehensively last weekend by Northern Districts and will be looking to perform a lot better with the bat. Kensington notched up their first victory of the season against the Sturt Blues. In what was a thrilling match, the Browns managed to hold the Blues off by just 23 runs thanks to some fantastic bowling from Amy Wiseman (4/15). Port Adelaide will be looking to replicate their round 1 performance and get back to their winning ways whilst Kensington will now want to defend their title in true fashion.

West Torrens v Sturt

Ladder leader West Torrens will be looking to set themselves up as the premiership favourites as they take on Sturt at Park 25 #1 this Saturday. West Torrens won by 35 runs in what was a day of runs with a total of 539 runs scored for the day. Sturt were brave in their loss to Kensington, falling just 23 runs behind the reigning champions. A win for West Torrens will ensure top spot is safe and will keep them pushing along as the favourites.

Stingrays sting Magpies in an upset

Monday 3 November 2014

Glenelg 169 & 3/156 defeated by Kensington 7/238 (Dec)

Kensington have made the perfect start to their Grade season this year with after defeating the Glenelg Seahorses in a one sided affair at Gliderol Stadium. Starting the game only 39 runs off their target, Kensington eased their way to the required 169 runs and then piled on some more. Jonathon Dalton (85) and Jake Brown (69) continued from their good form the week before in their first games back after a stint in the premier league. Cullen Bailey (3/47) gave the Seahorses something to cheer about dismissing the dangerous opening pair. In their second dig Glenelg were much more impressive with the bat ended their day 3/156 off 33 overs. Bailey (66no) and Joel Garrett (48) put in a good batting performance for the Seahorses, but it was The Browns who would walk away with the points and also with the Glenelg/Kensington Cup.

Southern District 167 & 9/116 defeated Port Adelaide 163

The Southern District Stingrays have shocked the Grade Competition by pulling off an upset victory over the reigning premiers Port Adelaide at Bice Oval on the weekend. Only needing 68 runs with seven wickets in hand, The Magpies looked in the box seat going into day two. But the loss of six wickets for only 33 runs saw the Stingrays doing the unthinkable. Sean Williams (4/31) was the main striker for the Stingrays along with some amazing fielding from Brendan McCormack who took a catch and three run outs. The Stingrays then went into bat where they struggled to get runs due to some brilliant bowling from Port’s new recruit, Jace O’Hara (5/43).

Adelaide 225 & 3/146 (Dec) defeated Adelaide University 141 & 3/91

Adelaide has started their season off with on a winning note after smashing Adelaide University at Glandore Oval. Chasing a solid 225 runs for victory, Adelaide University were always on the back foot after being three wickets down overnight. A fantastic bowling spell from Cameron Valente (6/33) saw The Blacks dismissed for just 141 runs. Adelaide went back into bat to chase an outright victory. Sam Darling (71no) and Valente (49no) got the boys to 146 before coach Damien Kelly brought them in. In reply a match saving knock from Keegan English (57) saw The Blacks hold off a determined Adelaide outfit. Valente (2/37) continued his man of the match performance ripping through the University line up.

Prospect 152 & 5/219 defeated by East Torrens 2/227 (Dec)

Prospect Pirates displayed a much better batting performance in their second innings against the East Torrens Reds. Only needing 10 runs to win, The Reds smashed their way to victory and added on an extra 75 runs. Ben Dougall (101) and Iain Cockbain (147no) both produced centuries before East Torrens declared. Jayden Crees (2/84) was the only wicket taker for Prospect. After being sent back in to bat, Prospect displayed a much better batting performance. Captain Sam Miller (94) led the way with support from Harry Byrnes-Howe (37) and Ben Wyman (27). James Miller (3/54) gave the Reds something to cheer about. The Reds are now sitting comfortably at 2-0, and will now be pushing as a premiership contender.

West Torrens 194 defeated Sturt 164 & 6/120

The West Torrens Eagles have beaten the Sturt Blues at Henley GM. After looking in danger at 2/66 overnight, Leigh Drennan (71) and Kelvin Smith (59) steered the Eagles to victory. Stuart Claring-Bould (3/78) gave the Blues a chance, but the Eagles were still able to get over the line five wickets down. Sturt were later put into bat again and looked in trouble thanks to some brilliant bowling from Ben Williams (2/15) and Trent Kelly (2/31). But Alex Gregory (42) and Maxwell Schlicker (30no) battled through until the end of the day.

Tea Tree Gully 248 defeated by Woodville 4/283

A fantastic century from Woodville captain Stuart Coles has guided Woodville to its first win of the season, defeating Tea Tree Gully at Pertaringa. After posting a solid score of 248, the Bulls would have been confident that they could defend that score. Sitting comfortably at 2/78, Coles (124) and Harry Nielsen (45) effectively ruined any chance of the Bulls winning the game with their 144 run partnership. The Bulls would have been hoping for a miracle when they dismissed both Neilson and Coles and having Woodville 4/222, but then entered Tom Andrews who smashed 46 off just 29 balls to finish off the Bulls and give Woodville their first win of the year.

Runs galore at Henley GM as West Torrens go 2-0

Monday 3 November 2014

Sturt 123 defeated by Kensington 8/146

Kensington have got back on the winners list in the A Grade Competition after defeating Sturt by 23 runs at Price Memorial. Kensington Captain Sarah Lowe won the toss and elected to bat first. Bridget Patterson (62) and Katelyn Pope (26) got the team off to a great start with an opening partnership of 89 runs. The Kensington middle order struggled to capitalize on the strong start due to some fantastic bowling from Alex Price (3/41) and Casey Galbraith (2/22). In reply Sturts openers Eliza Bartlett (30) and Rhianna Peate (44) also got off to a strong start making a 63 run partnership before Amy Wiseman (4/15) and Shae Daly (3/39) tore through the Blues middle order leaving them 23 runs behind the Kensington total.

Northern Districts 3/205 defeated Port Adelaide 87

The Northern Districts Jets smashed the Port Adelaide Magpies at Salisbury Oval. Port Adelaide won the toss and elected to bowl first, which may have been a bad decision after Northern Districts opening batter Tegan McPharlin (103no) entered the crease. McPharlin was well supported all day by her fellow batters but it was number four batter Hannah Perry (46) that cashed in on the runs with McPharlin. In reply Port Adelaide looked in trouble from the outset and found them in big trouble when Perry (5/18) came on to bowl. This win will see Northern Districts as a premiership contender and a fearful opponent.

West Torrens 6/287 defeated Southern District 5/252

West Torrens Eagles defeated Southern District Stingrays in what was easily the match of the round at Henley GM Oval. Winning the toss West Torrens Captain Angela Mortiz elected to bat first. Getting off to a solid start the Eagles looked in a good position. Kayla McGrath (2/39) was posing as a threat, but number three Lauren Ebsary (162no) was just too good for the Stingrays with her sensational century the highlight of the West Torrens innings. In reply, the Stingrays had a real go at the chase with opener Thalia McGrath (111) producing a century for her team. Lucy Williams (2/45) kept it tight for the Eagles which made it hard for Kylie Rattray (48no) to get the Stingrays over the line. The Eagles are now sitting comfortably with a 2 and 0 record and will be pushing for the favourites tag.

Tea Tree Gully and Woodville to fight it out

Glenelg 169 v Kensington 1/131

Kensington are 39 runs away from claiming their second victory of the season after a strong performance against the Seahorses at Gliderol Stadium on the weekend. After winning the toss, Glenelg got off to a great start with Alex Carey (69) and Cullen Bailey (29) putting on a 109 run opening partnership. Matthew Nobes (24) worked hard but had little support around him as Elliot Opie (4/30) led the Kensington assault on the Seahorse batsmen, dismissing them for 169. Kensington has got off to a great start in reply only losing the one wicket of Nicholas Mosey (26) before Jonathon Dalton (54no) and Jake Brown (49no) took to the Glenelg bowlers leaving their side at a very comfortable 131 at the end of days play.

Southern District 167 v Port Adelaide 3/100

Port Adelaide is in the box seat to take 1st innings points against the Southern District Stingrays after the weekend saw the Magpies 68 runs away from victory. Port Adelaide captain Matthew Weeks decided to stick the Stingrays into bat on Bice Oval and got off to a great start having the Stingrays 3/58 early on in the innings.  Matthew Sugg (30) and Shaun Tanner (47) put up a fight for the Stingrays but a fantastic bowling effort from Joshua Rosenthal (6/30) saw the Stingrays dismissed for just 167 runs. Port Adelaide started well with a Joshua Hoffman (31) and Aaron Sayers (28) putting on 65 runs to start the innings. The Magpies lost 3 wickets for 4 runs giving the Stingrays a sniff at the end of the day, with the Magpies finishing up 3/100.

Adelaide 225 v Adelaide University 3/69

Adelaide will be feeling confident they can start their season off with a win after a good start on the weekend at Glandore. The Buffalos won the toss and elected to bat first, and although the top order made some good starts the Buffalos found themselves in trouble thanks to some fierce bowling from Joel Logan (7/70). At 5/125 the Buffalos needed some runs, which young gun Cameron Valente provided with his excellent knock of 97 giving Adelaide a score of 225. University had 24 overs to survive and Trent Lawford (2/15) made that hard for The Blacks leaving them 3/69 overnight.

Prospect 152 v East Torrens 0/143

East Torrens look certain to take 1st innings points after demolishing the Prospect Pirates at Prospect oval. The Pirates won the toss and elected to bat first and found themselves 3/8 very quickly. Ross Whitley (27) started a fight back for the Pirates and was well supported by Ben Wyman (32) and Brett Siebert (55) but the bowling of Adam Zampa (3/49) and Kane Richardson (2/4) were too strong for the Pirates, who found themselves dismissed for 152. In reply, Ben Dougall (84 not out) and Iain Cockbain (50no) smashed 143 runs in their allotted 31 overs; leaving the Reds only 10 runs away from a first innings win.

West Torrens 2/66 v Sturt 164

Sturt and West Torrens have themselves locked in a battle, with both teams chasing their first wins for the season. Sturt won the toss and elected to bat first on the Henley GM wicket. With a good opening stand from Cam Borgas (20) and Jake Weatherald (31) The Blues middle order failed to produce runs. Brad Davis (49) Doug in at the middle of the batting order bolstering the Blues score to 164. West Torrens found themselves in early trouble at 2/17 before captain Kelvin Smith (37no) steadied the ship along with Leigh Drennan (17no) to finish the day at 2/66.

Tea Tree Gully 248 v Woodville 0/3

Tea Tree Gully will need a strong bowling effort to claim their first win for the 2014 season against the Woodville Peckers. The Bulls won the toss and elected to bat first at Pertaringa Oval. The bulls were well led by Tim Evans (86) and Tim Davey (90) who put on a 134 run 4th wicket partnership. The Bulls went on to lose 4 wickets for 30 runs with Carl Tietjens (3/47) and Ben Turely (3/40) ripping through the middle order. Brad Evans provided some late runs for the Bulls before their innings came to an end with 248 runs on the board. In reply, Connor McInerney and Jake Birchmore did very well to survive 2 overs of the Bulls attack before stumps was called on day 1.

Sturt start strong in Women's T20

Kensington 4/112 def. Northern Districts 5/107

Kensington Browns defeated Northern Districts to begin their T20 campaign. The Browns won the toss and elected to bat first on Parkinson Oval. After the 20 overs Bridget Patterson finished her innings not out on 62 off 50 balls. Katelyn Pope (17) and Winifred Durasingam (13) also made solid contribution towards Kensington’s total of 112 after the 20 overs.  In reply, Northern Districts batters Tegan McPharlin (30) and Brittany Perry (40) got the Jets off to an amazing start until the Kensington Browns bowlers tightened up the bowling. The Jets fell just 5 runs short in the end as Kensington start their redemption from last year with a win.

Southern District 4/84 def. by West Torrens 6/94

West Torrens has started their premiership defence on a winning note, although it wasn’t as convincing as they would have liked with the Southern District Stingrays right in the game. The Eagles won the toss and elected to bat first and found themselves in trouble from the outset struggling to face the bowling of Thalia McGrath (2/12). A brilliant knock from Lucy Williams (44no) helped the Eagles post a respectful score of 94. In reply, the Stingrays got off to a solid start with number 3 batter Donna Clark posting an unbeaten 32. It was the Stingrays middle order that couldn’t keep the score ticking thanks to some tight bowling from Tayla Gordon (2/5). The Stingrays ended up 4/84, falling 10 runs short of the Eagles score.

Sturt 0/103 def. Port Adelaide 5/100

Sturt have shown themselves as a premiership contender after smashing the Port Adelaide Magpies by 10 wickets at Price Memorial. After winning the toss, Sturt sent the Magpies into bat. The Magpies looked solid throughout their innings with Samantha Betts (47no) leading the way. Some tight bowling from Jamie Howie (2/21) and Megan Schutt (1/7) kept the Magpies down to 100. In reply, Sturt smashed their way to victory with openers Rhianna Peate (51no) and Megan Schutt (32no) smashed to 103 off just 12.1 overs to get the Blues the win in the first game.

 

Beware of the Buffalos

Glenelg v Kensington

The Glenelg Seahorses will play host to the Kensingotn Browns at Gliderol Stadium. After both teams getting a win on the board from round 1, this match is shaping up to be a cracker. The Browns will be excited by the return of the reigning Bradman Medalist and Captain, Jake Brown along with other big inclusions such as Jonathon Dalton, Edward Young and Elliot Opie. The Seahorses batting line up will be strengthened with the inclusion of Alex Carey fresh from a 230 not out in the West End Premier League last weekend. The seahorses will also welcome in Nick Clayfield, Jack Pudney, Tom Plant and Matthew Nobes who will be raring to go for the seahorses.

Southern District v Port Adelaide

The Southern District Stingrays will be hoping to get on the winners board against the reigning premiers after a thrilling tie saw them share the points last week. The Stingrays shocked the Grade Cricket community when they tied with grade powerhouse Sturt. The Magpies however, got a dream start to the season winning the grand final rematch against the Bulls in a one sided match. The Magpies will go in hot favourites to this game but the likes of Shaun Tanner, Tom Joraslafky and Matthew Sugg will be hoping to get the Stingrays on the winning list.

Adelaide v Adelaide University

Adelaide University will be hoping to stay on the winners list when they verse an Adelaide Buffalo outfit that has just come off the bye. The Blacks were far too strong for Prospect last weekend, defeating the Pirates by a solid 49 runs. The Buffalos have been the most talked about side in the Grade Competition over the off season after. After signing new coach Damien Kelly, the Buffs have a strong side on paper with players like Sam Raphael, Phil Neate, and Cameron Valente all in form; the Buffalos will be looking to start their new season on a high.

Prospect v East Torrens

The Pirates will be looking to bounce back against the East Torrens Reds this week after a poor start to the season saw them losing to Adelaide University. The Pirates fell 49 runs short of The Blacks, which was made to look good after a fantastic Ross Whitely 100 brought them back into the game. East Torrens dodged a bullet against West Torrens thanks to a fantastic performance from Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy Batsmen Iain Cockburn who smashed 122 not out from 140 balls to see the Reds get the points. With the inclusions of Ben Dougall and Captain Michael Cranmer the Reds should be confident on making it 2 from 2.

West Torrens v Sturt

West Torrens Eagles and the Sturt Blues will be looking to get themselves on the winner’s lists after last weekend’s efforts. The Eagles were defeated by the East Torrens Reds after failing to dismiss Iain Cockburn, whilst the Blues were forced to share the points after a determined Stingray stunned the Grade Competition with a tie. The Eagles will want to bounce back from a disappointing loss against the Reds and get back onto the winners list this weekend.

Tea Tree Gully v Woodville

The Tea Tree Gully Bulls and the Woodville Peckers will both desperately want a win this weekend to kick start their season after disappointing losses were the results last week. The Bulls lost their grand final rematch to the Magpies after failing to chase down the 214 runs that were required. The Peckers fell just 12 runs short of a strong Glenelg Seahorses outfit. The Peckers are expecting the return of Tom Andrews and Ben Turley who are both in form. Whilst the Bulls are expecting up to 8 players to return to bolster their line up.

For a full list of fixtures for this round please click the link below http://mycricket.cricket.com.au/common/pages/public/rv/draw.aspx?entityid=25&id=RVFIXTURE

Women’s A Grade

Round 2 of the Women’s A Grade will continue this Sunday, with this season’s competition wide open with a number of clubs laying claims to be a premiership chance. Last week’s round two of the Twenty20 competition saw a number of interesting results along with some superb individual performances, particularly from the SA Scorpions representative. Kensington convincingly defeated Port Adelaide, with Bridget Patterson smashing an unbeaten 77 from 57 balls to ensure the Browns of a victory. West Torrens claimed a narrow victory over Sturt, with Lauren Ebsary top scoring for the Eagles with 63, while Rihanna Peate made 45 for the Blues. The Northern Bullets defeated Southern Districts in an entertaining match, with Tegan McPharlin (79) and Tahlia McGrath (47) both continuing their impressive start to the season for their respective clubs.

This Sunday will see Southern District host Sturt, Port Adelaide host West Torrens and Kensington travel to Northern Districts to play the Bullets.

Women's A Grade T20 to kick off this weekend

The women’s A Grade T20 competition kicks off this weekend and all teams are fancying their chances at the silverware.

After falling short in last year’s grand final, Kensington will be out for redemption this T20 season and will start their campaign off against a strong Northern Districts outfit looking to get back into the silverware action.

The reigning T20 premiers, West Torrens will venture to Bice Oval to face a determined Southern District outfit. After a their premiership hangover last season the Stingrays will be out to prove itself as a contender this week by knocking off last year’s champions.

Sturt and Port Adelaide will both want to start their season off on a high. Both teams have been stuck in the mid to bottom regions of the tables in the past couple of years. Port Adelaide will be out to get their T20 season back on track after finishing last in the 2013/14 season. Whilst Sturt will be looking for them extra couple of wins to catapult themselves into the top 2 and have their first taste at T20 glory since the 2010/11 season.

Stingrays and Blues tie in a thrilling start to the season

Tuesday 21 October 2014

East Torrens 6/201 def West Torrens 9/169

The East Torrens Reds made a strong start to the two day competition taking out the Quinn/Isaac Cup against the West Torrens Eagles at Campbelltown Oval. Electing to bat first, the Eagles got off to a solid start with Patrick Fisher (61) and Erik Laubscher (30) putting on a 80 run 2nd wicket partnership before Laubscher fell victim to the first of James Millers three wickets. The Eagles then seemed make a couple of starts but never went on, leaving 9/196 after their allotted 50 overs. In return, East Torrens were able to chase the target with only 6 wickets down, thanks to Darren Lehmann Academy player Ian Cockbain’s 122 runs not out off 140 balls. East Torrens will be hoping that Cockbain can continue his man of the match performance and help the Reds string some early wins together.

Kensington 3/287 def Northern Districts 8/195

Kensington Browns have proved that they are a contender this season by taking care of the Northern Districts Jets by 92 runs. Winning the toss and electing to bat, Kensington got off to a fantastic start and never looked back with openers Nick Mosey (54) and Scott Blackmore (96) putting on an 89 run opening partnership. The Browns strong start continued throughout the middle order with Van Den Bergh (44) and James Smith (55 Not out) piling on the runs. Kensington finished the 50 overs with 3/287. The Jets were always going to be under the pump with a big total to chase so they needed a good start. Trent Burge doug in for an outstanding knock of 106 but unfortunately none of his team mates managed to get over the 20 mark leaving the Jets 8/195 after the 50 overs.

Woodville 226 def by Glenelg 3/238

The Glenelg Seahorses enjoyed a win to start the season off but had to work hard to get it. Winning the toss Glenelg had a very consistent batting performance with everyone chipping in with a score. A 91 run partnership between Nathan Schollar (83) and Ben Bullimore (56 not out) gave the Seahorses a score of 3/238 after the 50 overs. Woodville got off to a great start with Conor McInerney scoring a solid 45 before being dismissed. Coming in at number 5, Alex Bleakley gave Woodville strong hopes of winning the game making an impressive 90 from 79 balls. Glenelg’s Michael Tonkin (4/36 off 9.4) and Craig Dand (4/43 off 10) proved too strong for the Woodville batters dismissing the Peckers for 226.

Port Adelaide 9/214 def Tea Tree Gully 180

Port Adelaide has taken bragging rights in the Grand Final re-match against the Tea Tree Gully Bulls at Port Reserve on the weekend. The Magpies electing to bat looked shaky early due to some excellent bowling from Scott Todd (3/27) until an 83 run partnership between Austin Umpherston (61) and captain Nick Benton (61) helped guide the Magpies to 9/214 after the 50 overs. In reply, Tea Tree Gully started strong with Captain Matt Weaver (45) getting the runs on the board early. Unfortunately the middle order failed to continue on the good start with Austin Umpherston (3/26) ripping through them. Jack Holliday (31) hung around for a while but eventually the Magpies proved too strong for the Bulls.

Sturt 7/229 tied with Southern District 8/229

In a thrilling match, the Sturt Blues and the Southern District Stingrays shared the points in the season opener at Price Memorial. Winning the toss and electing to bat, The Blues got off to a flying start with captain Jason Borgas (91)and Maxwell Schlicker (41) piling on the runs. At 3/170 the Blues would have been feeling quite comfortable, however, the Blues middle order failed to fire leaving them 7/229 after the 50 overs. Best with the ball for the Stingrays was Matthew Sugg (3/46). In reply, the Stingrays start wasn’t as good, but the middle order prevailed with Brendan McCormack (71), Captain Shaun Tanner (83) and Huw Stone (23 not out) all playing a big role in the revival of the Stingrays innings whilst James Machin (4/29) was the pick of the Blues bowlers. The Stingrays innings came down to a dramatic finish with the Stingrays finishing up 8/229 leaving the match in a tie, the first for the season.

Adelaide University 9/247 def Prospect 198

Adelaide University started their season off with a comfortable win over the Prospect Pirates over the weekend at University Oval. Winning the toss and batting first, The Blacks got off to a great start with Keagan English (74) and Lachlie Oswald-Jacobs (36) the main highlights in steady flowing innings. Jayden Crees (3/39) and Rajith Premenchandra (3/66) were the pick of the Pirates bowlers. In reply, The Pirates batting line up struggled to fire throughout the innings. Captain Ross Whiteley (106) provided a true captains knock, keeping his team in the game for as long as he possibly could. But Hugh Mugford (4/48) proved too strong for the Pirates and handed The Blacks their first win for the season.

Eagles stun the reigning premiers

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Kensington 202 def by West Torrens 6/240

The West Torrens Eagles have proved too strong for the Kensington Browns in a convincing round 1 victory at Parkinson Oval. Winning the toss Angela Moritz elected to bat. A great knock from number 3 Brooke Harris (61) started off the Eagles innings before Sophie Devine enter the crease and smashed 112 runs from just 76 balls. The Eagles ended their innings 6/240. Kensington got off to a great start with both openers Bridget Patterson (49) and Katelyn Pope (34) providing good starts. Unfortuentley the Browns middle order collapse through some great West Torrens bowling led by Devine (2/34) and were dismissed for 202, handing the Eagles the early bragging rights.

Sturt 4/159 def Northern Districts 156

The Sturt Blues have got off to a great start to the season by crushing the Northern Districts Jets at Price Memorial on Sunday. Winning the toss and electing to bat the Jets got off to a shaky start before Hannah Perry (53) and Emma Sampson (32) put on a solid middle order partnership to get the Jets back on track. The Blues bowlers frontlined by Madeline Green (4/33) and Rhianna Peate (2/8) were too strong for the Jets batters dismissing them for 156. In reply the Blues never looked in doubt with solid performances all round with the bat. Leading the runs were opener Rhianna Peate (36) and number 4 Megan Schutt (33 not out). Emma Sampson gave the Jets something to cheer about with her 2/14 but it wasn’t enough for the Jets as the Blues ended the game only four down and got started their season with a win.

Port Adelaide 8/170 def Southern District 163

The Port Adelaide Magpies defeated a strong Southern District Stingray line up in a close encounter on Sunday at Eric Sutton Reserve. Electing to bat the Stingrays got off to a solid start with Tahlia McGrath (41) and Sarah Taylor (30) performing at the top of the order. The Magpies’ Kristy Williams (4/31) tore through the Stingrays batting attack leaving the Stingrays posting a score of 163. In return, The Magpies top order performed very well with batters Alicia Dean (25) and Samantha Betts (33) starting the team off well. Tamara Clapton blasted 67 runs from 68 balls to help the Magpies get over the line 6 wickets down. The Stingrays gave didn’t go down without a fight with Tahlia McGrath (2/32) and Alecia Holt (2/15) making the game a close encounter, but the Magpies proved too strong for them and got the points.

Port prepares to defend title as Grade season gets underway

Wednesday 15 October 2014

West End A Grade Premiers, Port Adelaide will begin their title defence this weekend when the West End Grade cricket competition kicks-off for season 2014/15.

Round one will feature 50-over matches played on Saturday, October 18 for one and two-day competition points, pitting last year’s West End A Grade Premiers, Port Adelaide against short-form specialists, Tea Tree Gully.

The Women’s A Grade, B Grade, Juniors and Ray Sutton Shield competitions will also begin this weekend with the 2013/14 Women’s A Grade Premiers, Kensington set to host reigning Twenty20 champions, West Torrens.

With the world’s best players set to take Australia by storm at the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, SACA has nominated round nine (17 and 28 January, 2015) of the Grade cricket fixture as a dedicated Cricket World Cup round.

Clubs will be encouraged to hold Cricket World Cup themed social and/or fundraising events on either weekend of the round to help celebrate the world’s biggest cricket party.

In a first for Grade cricket, three West End A Grade matches will be played in country regions. On Saturday, 29 November, Port Adelaide and Adelaide will travel to Port Lincoln while Woodville and Prospect will play in Port Pirie. On Sunday, 30 November, Sturt will face Adelaide University at Langhorne Creek.

West End Grade cricket will again go blue this summer in support of beyondblue, an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to increase awareness and understanding of anxiety and depression in Australia. Saturday, 31 January marks the start of the FeBLUary Round when SACA and its clubs will join forces to promote the beyondblue message.

West End A Grade - Round 1

Saturday 18 October - 11:00 AM

East Torrens               v          West Torrens                       Campbelltown Oval

Kensington                 v          Northern Districts                Parkison Oval

Woodville                   v           Glenelg                                Woodville Oval

Port Adelaide             v           Tea Tree Gully                     Port Adelaide Reserve

Sturt                           v           Southern District                Price Memorial Oval

Adelaide University   v            Prospect                             Univseristy Oval No.1

 

Women's A Grade - Sunday 19 October 11:50 AM

Kensington               v            West Torrens                       Parkinson Oval

Sturt                         v            Northern Districts                Price Memorial Oval

Port Adelaide           v            Southern District                 Eric Sutton Oval

Full Fixtures

Men's A Grade

Women's A Grade

West End Grade Cricket Program 2014/15 released

Friday 12 September 2014

The South Australian Cricket Association has released the West End Grade cricket program for season 2014/15.

As ratified by Grade Cricket Committee Delegates, the season officially commences with a West End A Grade/West End One Day Cup fixture on Saturday 18 October, 2014. The Women’s, Junior and Ray Sutton competitions also begin on this weekend and round one of the West End Twenty20 competition will be played on Tuesday 2 December, 2014.

This season is shaping to be an exciting year for all involved and for the first time, a number of round two West End A Grade/West End One Day Cup fixtures will be played in country regions.

The West End Grade cricket season will be officially launched on Wednesday 8 October. Keep up to date with all of the latest news on this page and click here to view the West End Grade cricket program for season 2014/2015.

 


Benton helps Magpies end Premiership drought

Monday 31 March

 The Port Adelaide Magpies have ended a 46 year premiership drought by defeating the Tea Tree Gully Bulls in the West End A Grade final at Gliderol Stadium. Chasing 167 for victory, the Magpies reached the required total eight wickets down in a thrilling finish.

Port Adelaide captain Nick Benton was awarded the David Hooke’s Medal for the best player in the final, after his six wickets helped restrict the Bulls to 166. Tim Evans (45) made a solid start to the innings but Tea Tree Gully lost wickets too regularly as they found themselves at 4/85. Simon Stolcman (21) dug in to stem the flow of wickets but it wasn’t long before Benton struck again, and then another quick wicket to Brenton McDonald left the Bulls reeling at 7/108. Nick Winter (33) played a courageous innings putting some valuable runs on the board but the Magpies key bowlers were too strong, Benton finishing with 6/61 and McDonald with 3/46.

In reply, the Magpies top order all made starts but as soon as Port Adelaide looked to be taking control of the game, Tea Tree Gully would fight back with a wicket led by Captain Matthew Weaver (4/49). At 5/97, the match was evenly poised but a 34-run partnership from Tim Ludeman (21) and Brenton McDonald (29) put the Magpies in the box seat. The Bulls managed to snare three more wickets to give themselves an outside chance of snatching victory. But Benton stood up to the Bulls attack, as he and Steven Gilmour held on to see their side over the line for victory.

 

 

 Port Adelaide players and coaching staff celebrate their first Premiership in 46 years

 Nick Benton being awarded the David Hooke's medal by Les Burdett


Morgan leads Browns to Premiership Glory

Monday 31 March

An unbelievable innings by Beth Morgan saw the Kensington Browns claim their first Women’s A Grade premiership after defeating the Northern Bullets at Park 25. Morgan found herself at the crease with the score at 1/17 after the Browns were sent in to bat first. Morgan went on to score an incredible 155 runs from just 138 balls, including a 121-run partnership with Sarah Lowe (26). The highest individual score from any player in the Women’s A Grade this season helped Kensington reach 7/257 from their 50 overs. Hannah Perry rallied with the ball for the Bullets, claiming 3/54.

In reply, Karen Rolton medallist Tegan McPharlin (53) and Brittany Perry (31) got the Bullets off to the best possible start, putting on an 81-run partnership. Morgan could not be kept out of the action, running out the dangerous McPharlin and combined with two wickets to Shae Daly (2/28), put the Browns on top. With the required run rate increasing, the Bullets needed to play some big shots to have any chance of claiming a win. Browns bowler Katelyn Pope was able to capitalise, claiming four late wickets to help dismiss the Northern Bullets for 179 and secure victory and a maiden Women’s A Grade Premiership for Kensington. Beth Morgan was awarded the medal for the best player in the final for her match winning innings.

 

Kensington players and coaches celebrate their inaugural Women's A Grade title


SACA Grade Final Results

Monday 31 March

West End A Grade
Tea Tree Gully 166 (T Evans 45 N Winter 33, NJ Benton 6/61 B McDonald 3/46) def by Port Adelaide 8/170 (B McDonald 29, MK Weaver 4/49)

West End B Grade
Kensington 3/263 (T Brinsley 148 A Chapman 53 J Dalton 36) def Northern Districts 86 (A Hewett 27*, T Brinsley 5/14 S McNeil 2/18 J Leiman 2/24)

West End C Grade
East Torrens 126 (D Miller 4/25 M Angley 2/16 M Lee 2/18) def by Glenelg 135 (R Pearl 45 SA Fielding 29) 

West End D Grade
Tea Tree Gully 3/235 (Z Phillips 106 MP Cronin 67* C Ryan 53*) def Glenelg 7/234 (D Moroney 119* S Rademacher 30, C Graeber 3/57)

Women’s A Grade
Northern Bullets 179 (T McPharlin 53 B Perry 31, K Pope 4/30 S Daly 2/28) def by Kensington 7/257 (B Morgan 155 S Lowe 26, H Perry 3/54)

Women’s B Grade
Adelaide University 8/105 (A McCauley 4/22) def by West Torrens 5/106 (AK Symonds 39*, B Schembri 3/21 K Tulloch 2/10)

Powerade Under 16 Red
Kensington 133 (H Rahaley 33 JT Hill 26, H Sibley 3/25 JD Stott 3/27 C Muirhead 2/9) def by West Torrens 4/135 (C Muirhead 43* J Tilbrook 29, L Pope 2/39)

Powerade Under 16 White
Northern Districts 69 (L Winter 3/19 Y Senthilkumar 2/4 R Nottle 2/9 A Lean 2/14) def by Tea Tree Gully 8/76 

Powerade Under 14 Red
West Torrens 5/153 (M Short 61 J Grove 27*) def Kensington 9/151 (E Fletcher 63, L Pointon 2/13 M Short 2/17)

Powerade Under 14 White
Sturt 118 def by Kensington 6/141 (D Burns 2/17 S Bennetts 2/38)


Bulls on the charge as Magpies cause upset

Monday 24 March

The Tea Tree Gully Bulls and the Port Adelaide Magpies have both claimed dominant semi-final victories over the weekend to win their way through to the Grade Cricket final for season 2013/14. The two sides will do battle this weekend at Gliderol Stadium with premiership glory on the line.

The Bulls kept their chances alive to clean sweep all three West End Grade competitions this season, with an impressive performance against the Woodville Peckers. Travelling to Woodville Oval for the second consecutive week, Peckers captain Chadd Sayers won the toss and sent Tea Tree Gully in to bat first. Woodville quick Ryan Sawade was dangerous early, dismissing opener Matthew Cuconits and West End Redback Travis Head cheaply. But Tim Evans once again proved why he is one of the premier batsmen of grade cricket, notching up a vitally important 84 runs before he too was dismissed by Sawade. At 6/155, the Bulls were in need of a big partnership and Adam Somerfield (74) and Brad Evans (53) delivered accordingly. A 128 run stand helped put a strong total on the board as captain Matthew Weaver eventually declared at 8/287. Sawade was the standout performer for Woodville, taking 6/71 with Carl Tietjens claiming 2/82.

In reply, West End Redbacks rookie Nick Winter got the early breakthrough for the Bulls, dismissing opener Conor McInerney. Aaron Sayers (63) looked in good touch but the same could not be said about his teammates as spinner Tim Cronin snagged three quick wickets for the Bulls to have Woodville reeling at 4/77. It was then Weaver’s turn to do some damage with the ball as he claimed two wickets in the one over, including the dangerous Sayers. Woodville captain Chadd Sayers (21) and Benjamin Turley (23) provided some resistance to the Bulls bowling attack, but it was all too late as the Peckers were dismissed for 160. Weaver and Cronin both claimed 3 wickets each and Somerfield backed up his performance with the bat by taking 2 wickets.

The Port Adelaide Magpies continued their impressive season with an unexpected victory against minor premier the Kensington Browns at Parkinson Oval. Magpies captain Nick Benton’s decision to send the Browns in to bat first was immediately justified as Jordan Thomas got the early wicket of opener Aaron O’Brien (4) before Benton got the big scalp of West End Redback Michael Klinger (2). Steven Gilmour then put Port Adelaide in a very strong position, taking two important wickets in West End Redback Alex Ross and James Smith in quick succession. At 5/49, Browns captain Jake Brown (59) and Tom Brinsley (32) did their best to take Kensington to a competitive total but the Magpies bowling attack was too strong, dismissing the Browns for 141. Benton and Gilmour were the pick of the bowlers with three wickets each.

Port Adelaide opener Adam Dilley (48) got his side off to a great start and despite losing 3/0 midway through their innings, the total never looked like troubling the Magpies as Matthew Weeks (42) and Brenton McDonald (67) guided their side into the Grade Cricket final. The match eventually finished with Port Adelaide at 5/208. Elliot Opie battled bravely for the Browns, taking 2/40.


Browns and Bullets to battle for Premiership Glory 

Monday 24 March

The Northern Bullets have won their way through to a third consecutive Women’s A Grade final after a comprehensive victory against the Sturt Blues. A strong bowling performance form the Bullets bowlers saw them dismiss the Blues for just 103, with Kiara Stockley taking 3/19 and Neisha Iles and Hannah Perry two wickets each. Megan Schutt fought hard for the Blues top scoring with 21. Schutt once again did her best to keep Sturt in the contest taking 4/16, but big scores to Chloe Scheer (46) and Rebecca Pollard (31) were enough to take the Northern Bullets past the required total and in to the final.

In the first semi-final, the Kensington Browns secured their first Women’s A Grade final appearance after they defeated the West Torrens Eagles. Beth Morgan (98) was on fire for the Browns and with the help of teammate Cara Fiebig (40); the pair helped Kensington to a total of 208 from their 50 overs. Lucy Williams and Louella McCarthy each took two wickets for the Eagles. Lauren Ebsary (32) and Brianna Cheetham (39) did their best to help West Torrens chase down the total but the Kensington bowlers were too strong, dismissing the Eagles for 116. Sarah Jameson (3/28) and Shae Daly (3/21) were the pick of the bowlers for the Browns.  


Top 4 open leading into final round

Monday 12 March 2014

Glenelg 178 &5/222 def Woodville 221 & dec 1/178

The Glenelg Seahorses resumed day two on 5/113, still requiring 109 runs for first innings points. Carl Tietjens (6/59) continued to trouble the batsmen on day two as he claimed the wickets of Alex Carey (17) and Akash Patel (3) early. Trent Carter provided some resistance as he was the last man standing on 42 not out. The Seahorses were bowled out for 178, giving the Woodville Peckers a lead of 43. The Peckers openers went out with the intent to score quickly as they declared at 1/178, Conor McInerney (88*) lead the charge while he was well supported by Stuart Coles (49*) and Aaron Sayers (37).

The Seahorses were set 222 for victory with roughly one session to play. A 148 run opening stand by Glenelg captain Cullen Bailey (116) and Ben Bullimore (37) set the tone for the run chase. The Peckers bowlers pulled back the scoring by taking three wickets. Wicketkeeper batsmen Carey came to the crease with a Twenty20 mindset, scoring at a strike rate of over 200 as he scored 42 from 19 balls. Carey was dismissed with just three runs required for the win as Danny Irvine and Nick Clayfield saw their side home.

West Torrens 148 & 1/46 def East Torrens 101 & 91

After having already claimed first innings points by the end of day one, the West Torrens Eagles set their sights on an outright win against East Torrens. West End Redback Peter George was again the destroyer with the ball as he claimed figures of 7/33 and match figures of 12/89. The East Torrens batsman were rattled during the innings and could not form any long serving partnerships as they were bowled out for 91. This left the Eagles needing just 45 runs to win outright; they achieved this in the 10th over one wicket down with Thomas Woolford top scoring with 29.

Northern Districts 141 def by Kensington 259

The Kensington Browns posted 259 in their first innings, thanks to West End Redback Alex Ross 96 and Greg Clarence 51. In reply the Northern Districts Jets seemed to be cruising with Kirk Pascoe reaching 31 and Cameron Francis reaching 20. The loss of these two Jets wickets caused the home side to lose wickets regularly. The Browns bowlers became dominant, restricting the Jets scoring options with good line and length. The Jets failed to form any big partnerships as their batsmen struggled to reach double figures. Browns captain Jake Brown again starred with the ball taking 4/33 as the Jets were dismissed for 141.

Tea Tree Gully 182 def by Port Adelaide 201

The Tea Tree Gully Bulls resumed day two on 1/31, Port Adelaide quick Nick Benton destroyed the Bulls top and middle order claiming the first six wickets to put his side in a commanding position. Only three Bulls batsmen managed to make double figures, Tim Evans lead the way with 67, Alex Hosking chipped in with 24 while the unrecognised bat of Brad Evans (42*) help his side to within 20 runs of their target but Brad ran out of partners as his side was dismissed for 182. Benton (6/47) was well supported by Brenton McDonald who took 4/44. This win keeps Port in the running for a spot in the finals.

Southern District 258 def Sturt 254

The Southern District Stingrays added 19 runs to the day one score before they were dismissed for 258, Tom Joraslafsky finished on 40 not out. The Sturt Blues run chase started shakily, losing both of the Borgas brothers early. Jake Weatherald (78) and Brad Davis (70) consolidated, forming a good partnership and adding 118 before Weather was dismissed Shaun Tanner (4/61). The Blues kept chipping away at their target but could not form any substantial partnerships. The Stingrays bowlers had the Blues in a spin as Tanner and Joraslafsky (4/89) took eight wickets between them. Maxwell Schlicker (46*) put in a solid effort with the bat but could not get his side over the line as they fell five runs short. This result means both teams still have a chance to make the final four leading into the last round.

Prospect 99 def by Adelaide University 120 & 6/138

The Prospect Pirates resumed on day two at 5/63, still requiring 58 for first innings points. The Adelaide University bowlers turned the game as the Pirates lost their next five wickets for 36 runs to be dismissed for 99. Sam Miller top scored for Prospect with 38 while Ben Hilliard took 5/45 for Uni. With first innings points locked away, Uni went out for some batting practice reaching 6/134 from 64 overs. Rizvi Afraz knocked up a half century for Uni while Lachlan Blunden took 4/47 for the Pirates.


Bottom knocks off top

3 March 2014

The West Torrens Eagles claimed their second consecutive win by upsetting top of the ladder the East Torrens Reds. Peter George and Ben Williams led the charge for the Eagles with George claiming 5/56 and Williams an impressive 4/8 to bowl the Reds out for just 101. In reply, West Torrens was dismissed for 148.

Alex Ross continued his good form with the bat by notching up 96 runs to help the Kensington Browns to 9/255 at the end of the first days play against the Northern Districts Jets at Salisbury Oval. Chris Duval claimed 3/20 for the Jets.

The clash between the Woodville Peckers and the Glenelg Seahorse looks like it will go down to the wire with the Seahorses currently 5/113 chasing the Peckers 221. Harry Nielsen was the standout performer for Woodville making 77* with the bat.

The Tea Tree Gully Bulls have an opportunity to potentially go top of the ladder as the look to chase down Port Adelaide’s 201. Brad Evans had earlier claimed 4/64 for the Bulls. Tea Tree Gully finished the first days play at 1/31.

The Southern District Stingrays have put themselves in a decent position in their clash against the Sturt Blues, finishing the days play at 9/236. Matthew Sugg top scored with 64 for the Stingrays while Simon Roberts claimed 3/31 for the Blues.

The final match between the Prospect Pirates and Adelaide University hangs right in the balance after University were dismissed for 120 and the Pirates are currently 5/63 in reply, needing 58 more runs to claim a win.


Unstoppable Bulls claim West End T20 title

3 March 2014 

The Tea Tree Gully Bulls have continued their Grade cricket dominance by taking out the West End Twenty20 Cup for the third year in-a-row on Sunday, just three weeks after claiming the 50-over crown.

Travelling to Bulkana Oval to face the Bulls, the Northern Districts Jets were set 142 for victory.

The Jets were in strife early, losing Kirk Pascoe (5) before Cameron Francis fell for 12, leaving the visitors 2/17.

With both openers back in the sheds it was Mark Hanson who steadied the ship, his measured 29 from 47 balls dragging his side back into the contest.

Jace O’Hara (1/29) and Tim Evans (2/13) were having none of it however, the pair combining to remove the middle order.

Late hitting to Trent Pascoe (33) wasn’t enough, the Jets posting 9/124 from their allotted overs and handing the Bulls the title.

Earlier in the afternoon, the Bulls won the toss and elected to bat.

Starts to openers Matthew Weaver (13) and Tim Evans (27) saw the score reach 2/55 before Tim Davey (59) and Adam Somerfield (26) combined for a 68-run partnership.

Alex Frick (1/13) and Steven Marks (1/14) were economical with the ball, and combined with three run outs, restricted the Bulls to 5/141.

The win leaves the Bulls with the chance to clean sweep all three West End Grade competitions this season.

Currently third on the two-day ladder, the win would cap off a remarkable season for Tea Tree Gully.

The full scorecard from the match is available here.

 The Tea Tree Gully players celebrate their third consecutive West End Twenty20 Title


Bulls and Jets go head-to-head for T20 glory 

 24 Februay 2014

The Tea Tree Gully Bulls will be looking to claim their third consecutive West End Twenty20 title when they host the Northern Districts Cricket Club on Sunday 2 March at Bulkana Oval.

Having completed the treble in SACA’s 50-over competition earlier this month, Tea Tree Gully will enter the final full of confidence while Northern Districts will be out to halt their reign.

The Bulls failed to lose a game in their zone matches, claiming wins against SACA’s U19s, West Torrens CC, Adelaide CC and Glenelg CC. Matthew Weaver has been best with the bat, compiling 155 runs at an average of 77.5 and a damaging strike rate of 242.2.

Having dropped just one game, the Northern Jets, led by captain Isaiah Borgas, will look to bowlers Steven Marks and Cameron Williams, the pair having claimed nine wickets each and sit equal second on the T20 wicket-taking list.

Details
What: West End Twenty20 Cup final - Tea Tree Gully v Northern Districts
When: Sunday 2 March, 2014
Time: 4:15pm
Where: Bulkana Oval, Steventon Drive, Banksia Park


Reds move to top of the ladder

24 February 2014

Adelaide 83 defeated by Prospect 195 & 4/124

The Prospect Pirates made it two wins in a row with a comprehensive victory over the Adelaide Buffalos. Prospect won the toss and elected to bat first, but only Ross Whiteley could manage a big score with 84 runs. Phil Neate and Michael Cormack took three wickets each as the Pirates were dismissed for 195. In reply, Adelaide’s batting line up completely capitulated as they were bowled out for only 83. Sam miller did most of the damage with 5/39 while Ruel Braithwaite took three wickets. Prospect finished the match at 4/124 with Harry Byrnes-Howe top scoring with 61 and Cormack taking another three wickets for the Buffalos.

Adelaide University 77 & 120 defeated by West Torrens 285

The West Torrens Eagles claimed their biggest win of the season with an outright victory over Adelaide University. University chose to bat first but found themselves in all sort of trouble at 3/3. Kaustubh Patil (29) did his best to help his side to a competitive total but could not stop University being bowled out for just 77. West Torrens made light work of the run chase and went about posting 285 thanks to Adrian Chad (94) and Jacob Burridge (56). Ben Hilliard took 4/42 for the Blacks. Patil once again played a lone hand in University’s second innings top scoring with 37. Dan Cullen backed up his three first innings wickets with 5/37 to give the Eagles their first outright win of the year.

East Torrens 4/224 (dec) defeated Southern District 72 & 80

The East Torrens Reds moved to the top of the ladder with a dominant outright victory over the Southern District Stingrays at Campbelltown Oval. The Reds elected to bowl first and it turned out to be a great decision as they dismissed the Stingrays for just 72 runs. Daniel Leigh was the pick of the bowlers claiming four wickets. In reply, Ben Dougall (99) and Jake Lehmann (89) guided East Torrens to 4/234 before declaring to go for the outright win. The Stingrays batsmen failed to fire once again as they were bowled out for 80 to suffer a disappointing loss in what has been a good season so far.

Sturt 4/271 (cc) drew Tea Tree Gully 6/392 (dec)

The Sturt Blues hosted the Tea Tree Gully Bulls in a clash that would have a big impact on the ladder. The Bulls sent the Blues in to bat first but had a long day in the field as Cameron Borgas (76) and Brad Davis (131*) went about guiding Sturt to 4/271 at the compulsory close of their innings. In reply, the Bulls looked in trouble early at 3/23 but Tim Davey (183) combined with Captain Matthew Weaver (108) to put on a huge partnership that saw Tea Tree Gully make 6/392 before declaring which ended the match as a draw.

Port Adelaide 194 & 4/145 (dec) defeated Glenelg 98 & 230

The Port Adelaide Magpies claimed their biggest win of the season and kept their slim finals chance alive by claiming a tight outright victory over the Glenelg Seahorses. After winning the toss, the Magpies managed to post a score of 194 with Brett Webber top scoring with 68 and Jack Pudney claiming 6/46 for the Seahorses. In reply Glenelg struggled to deal with the bowling from Nick Benton (5/33), who played a big part in dismissing the Seahorse for just 98 runs. The Magpies then went about putting some quick runs on the board before declaring at 4/145 to go for the outright win. Glenelg made a great effort to chase down the required total with Ben Bullimore (79) top scoring, but they fell agonisingly short. Benton took three more wickets in the second innings and Andrew McDonald claimed four wickets.

Woodville 235 defeated Northern Districts 218

The Woodville Peckers moved to second position on the ladder after claiming a tight victory over the Northern Districts Jets at Woodville Oval. Aaron Sayers (58) and Harry Nielsen (38) were the top scorers for the Peckers as they posted 235 after being sent in to bat after losing the toss. Chris Duval and Chris Amundsen both claimed three wickets for the Jets. In reply, Cameron Francis (54) and Jye Bailey (51) made their best effort to guide their side to a win but Carl Tietjens was on fire with the ball claiming 6/64 and dismissing the Jets for 218. 


Wet Weather Announcement

Friday 14 February 2014

 

Please see below for an announcement in regards to grade cricket matches for this weekend. Please note the decisions made to play or abandon games has been made after wide consultation.

 

Please note that for those games that will go ahead there is no guarantee of play. You will need to attend the ground and whether play commences is in the hands of the umpires.

 

For the matches that were scheduled to be played on hard wickets, after review of a number of these grounds SACA has significant safety concerns with the pitch and surrounds, particular the pooling of water and soft surfaces around the pitch area. In addition, the inconvenience for parents and players having to travel to grounds only to find that play cannot commence was taken into consideration.

 

For those that are yet to have the FebLUary round, please note this will be postponed until next round.

  

West End A Grade

  • The following fixture will go ahead:

West Torrens v Adelaide (Henley Grange Memorial Oval)

 

  • All other matches will be abandoned.

 

West End B Grade

  • The following fixture will go ahead:

Woodville v Kensington (Woodville Oval)

 

  • All other matches will be abandoned.

 

West End C Grade

  • All matches will be abandoned.

 

West End D Grade

  • All matches will be abandoned.

 

Powerade Under 16 Red

  • All matches will be abandoned.

 

Powerade Under 16 White

  • All matches will be abandoned.

 

Powerade Under 14 Red

  • All matches will be abandoned.

 

Powerade Under 14 White

  • All matches will be abandoned.

 

Women’s A Grade

  • All matches will be abandoned.

 

Women’s B Grade

  • All matches will be abandoned.

Race for the finals heats up

Port Adelaide 146 & 7/214 def by Kensington 3/214 (dec)

Kensington claimed a dominant first innings victory against Port Adelaide in their clash at Port Adelaide Reserve. Port Adelaide elected to bat first but was dismissed for just 146 thanks largely to the Browns Jamie Panelli (4/68). Joshua Rosenthal was the one batsman to put on a decent score with 64*. In reply, the Kensington made light work of the run chase with Alex Ross notching up an impressive 120* and West End Redback Michael Klinger making 69. Port Adelaide managed to bat out the remainder of day two with Brenton McDonald anchoring the innings with 68*.

East Torrens 229 def Glenelg 224

The East Torrens Reds put a difficult week behind them to earn a thrilling 5 run victory over reigning premier the Glenelg Seahorses. The Reds won the toss and elected to bat first with Ben Dougall (58) and Jake Lehmann helped (79) playing impressive innings to help their side to a total of 229. West End Redback Johan Botha was in scintillating form with the ball for the Seahorses, claiming 7/54. In reply, Glenelg captain Cullen Bailey opened the batting and put on a huge knock of 102. Unfortunately the other batsmen for the Seahorses failed to make a decent score which left it all for the tail to do. Glenelg got within 5 runs of victory before East Torrens captain Michael Cranmer fittingly took an unbelievable catch to ensure his side the victory. West End Redback Adam Zampa matched the performance of Botha taking figures of 7/63.

Adelaide University 159 def by Tea Tree Gully 294

The Tea Tree Gully Bulls continued their good run of form with a comfortable victory over Adelaide University at University Oval. The Bulls won the toss and Captain Matthew Weaver sent his side in to bat first. Although University managed to dismiss the Bulls openers rather cheaply, the Tea Tree Gully middle order stepped up with Tim Davey (34), Simon Stolcman (59) and Weaver (92) all contributing vital runs to help their side to a total of 294. Luke Crocker (4/43) was the pick of the bowlers for the Blacks. In reply, Peter Wilson (31) and Paul Allegretto (44) did their best to help their side pass the Tea Tree Gully total, however the Bulls bowlers were far too strong for the Blacks. University were eventually dismissed for 159 with Shaun Reilly claiming 3 wickets and Nick Winter, Adam Somerfield and Tim Evans claiming 2 each. The win leaves Tea Tree Gully clear at the top of the ladder.

Adelaide 7/474(dec) def Southern District 295

The Adelaide Buffalos claimed a much needed victory against the Southern District Stingrays thanks largely to Trent Lawford who played one of the most incredible innings in Grade Cricket history. Lawford smashed a remarkable 265 runs from just 187 balls, with 8 fours and an astonishing 28 sixes. His teammate Daniel Payne (76) played a good supporting role, with the pair guiding the Buffalos to 7/474 before declaring. With a chance of victory looking almost impossible for the Stingrays, they batsmen knew a draw would be a good result. Nicholas Bowen (61) made a good start opening the batting. Brendan McCormack (39) put on some vital runs but too often did the Stingrays batsmen make impressive starts before being dismissed shortly after. Number 11 batsmen Lahiru Jayaratne (39) put in a huge effort to try and help savage a draw for his side but Southern District were dismissed with a only few overs to go to fall agonisingly short.

Prospect 262 def West Torrens 140

The Prospect Pirates claimed their second win for the season with a big win against the West Torrens Eagles. Sam Miller won the toss for Prospect and elected to bat first. Ross Whiteley (50) and Matthew McCleary went about building a competitive total for the Pirates, with Ruel Braithwaite adding some crucial runs late in the innings before they were dismissed for 262. Callum Ferguson took 5 wickets for the Eagles. In reply, West Torrens found themselves in all sorts of trouble, with only one of their top five batters scoring double figures. Leigh Drennan (42) stood up for his side when all others failed but couldn’t stop the Eagles being dismissed for just 140. Ruel Braithwaite took 4/53 for the Pirates.

Sturt 8/241(dec) def Northern Districts 240

The Sturt Blues moved back in to second position with a tight victory over the Northern Districts at Price Memorial Oval. The Jets won the toss and elected to bat, but found themselves in need of someone to stand up with the score at 5/82. Joe Gatting came to his sides rescue to notch up a vital 90 runs, putting on a much needed partnership with Chris Duval (55). Once the pair was dismissed, Sturt had little trouble cleaning up the tail to have the Jets all out for 240. Ziggy Kulesza (4/65) and Matthew Dunn (3/18) were the pick of the bowlers for the Blues. In reply, Sturt looked on their way for a comfortable victory with Cameron Borgas (48) and Brad Davis (82) at the crease. Once the partnership was broken, quick wickets began to fall putting the Blues under pressure. But Sturt held strong to secure victory with eight wickets down. Cameron Williams took 3/65 for the Jets.


Bulls make it three in a row

 The Tea Tree Gully Bulls have once again confirmed their title as the ‘kings of limited overs cricket’ by winning their third consecutive West End One Day Cup Final against the Kensington Browns at Adelaide Oval. The Bulls were far too good all day, posting a total of 229 before dismissing the Browns for just 146 to continue their unbelievable dominance of the 50 over game.

Tea Tree Gully Captain Matthew Weaver won the toss and elected to bat first. Openers Weaver (18) and Tim Evans (33) made decent starts but were both dismissed by the inform Jake Brown. This brought West End Redback Travis Head (62) and Tim Davey (57) to the crease. The pair combined to put on a 78 run partnership and put their side in a strong position before Head was dismissed with the score at 3/155. Matthew Cuconits (30) put some valuable runs on the board late in the innings to help the Bulls to a score of 229. Browns captain Jake Brown battled hard for his side taking 5 wickets.

In reply, Kensington made a horrible start to their run chase losing West End Redback Michael Klinger for a golden duck as he was wrapped on the pads by Nick Winter. James Smith was then run out thanks to some brilliant fielding from Tim Evans and when Jake Brown was dismissed shortly after the Browns looked in all sorts of trouble. Alex Ross and Greg Clarence managed to stem the flow of wickets and put on a small partnership but once Ross was dismissed the game looked all but over. Tea Tree Gully bowled brilliantly, restricting the runs which put pressure on the Browns and eventually created wickets. Nick Winter was the pick of the bowlers for the Bulls taking 3/33 with great support from Adam Somerfield (2/18) and Tim Cronin (2/32).

Tea Tree Gully wicket-keeper Tim Davey was awarded the Rob Zadow medal, given to the player of the match, for his 57 runs and brilliant display of glove work behind the stumps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Eagles claim Women’s Twenty20 title

 The West Torrens Eagles claimed their first Women’s A Grade Twenty20 title with a thrilling victory over the Kensington Browns at Adelaide Oval.  Eagles captain Lauren Ebsary won the toss and sent her side in to bat. They made a great start thanks to the innings thanks to Kristy Williams (30). Angela Moritz (13) was run out thanks to some great fielding which brought Ebsary to the crease. Ebsary smashed a match winning 54 runs from 38 balls, an innings which including 3 fours and 3 sixes. This helped West Torrens to a total of 6/126 from their 20 overs.

In reply, Kensington lost some early wickets which caused the runs to dry up and the required run rate to increase. Then when the Browns lost the wicket of key batter Beth Morgan, the challenge became even harder. Each of the lower order batters battled hard to put the runs on the board but unfortunately the loss of wickets and some poor running between the wickets made the challenge all too hard as the Browns fell 15 runs short of victory.


Hot Weather Announcement

Friday 7 February 2014

SACA can now confirm the following for the games scheduled this weekend:-

 

West End A Grade

  • All matches will go ahead as scheduled.

 

West End B Grade

  • All matches will go ahead as scheduled.

 

West End C Grade

  • All matches will be played as a 30 over one day fixture commencing at 11:00AM on Saturday 8 February.
  • Drink breaks are to be taken at 10 and 20 overs.

 

West End D Grade

  • All matches will be played as a 30 over one day fixture commencing at 11:00AM on Saturday 8 February.
  • Drink breaks are to be taken at 10 and 20 overs.

 

Powerade Under 16 Red

  • All matches will be abandoned.

 

Powerade Under 16 White

  • All matches will be abandoned.

 

Powerade Under 14 Red

  • All matches will be abandoned.

 

Powerade Under 14 White

  • All matches will be abandoned.

 

Women’s A Grade

  • All matches will be scheduled as twenty20 fixtures commencing at 11:50AM.

 

Women’s B Grade

  • All matches will go ahead as scheduled on Sunday 9 February.

 

Women’s A Grade Twenty20 Final

  • Match will go ahead as scheduled on Sunday 9 February.

 

West End One Day Cup – Grand Final

  • Match will go ahead as scheduled on Sunday 9 February.

Hot Weather Announcement

Friday 7 February 2014

Please note all Powerade Under 16 and Under 14 matches will be abandoned for Saturday 8 February. As this is the case FeBLUary will be supported during the next round of junior matches scheduled for Saturday 15 February.

An announcement will be made after 4.00pm today regarding senior grade cricket matches for Saturday 8 February.

Bulls aim for treble as Brown look to spoil the party

The Tea Tree Gully Bulls have made it through to their third consecutive West End One Day Cup Final where they will face the Kensington Browns at Adelaide Oval on Sunday 9 February, to determine the winner of the West End One Day Cup for season 2013/14. The Bulls have continued their supremacy of the shorter format of the game and will be confident of making it three successive West End One Day Cup Final victories in a row. The Browns will be eager to end the Bulls dominance and will be led by in form captain and leading West End A Grade wicket taker Jake Brown.

Tea Tree Gully was too good for the Sturt Blues in their semi-final clash at Bulkana Oval. The Bulls managed to dismiss the Blues for 154, with Brad Davis (55) top scoring and Adam Somerfield snagging 5/35 for the Bulls. In reply, Tim Evans went about making light work of the run chase finishing the innings at 80* to pass the total only four wickets down.

Kensington managed to defend their total of 214 against the Glenelg Seahorses at Parkinson Oval. West End Redback Michael Klinger (50) and Jake Brown (42) were the top scorers for the Browns, with Theo Doropoulos and Akash Patel taking 3 wickets each for Glenelg. In reply, the seahorses looked on track to chase down the Browns total with Cullen Bailey (37) and Joel Garrett (44) putting on a strong opening stance. But Jake Brown had other ideas, claiming four important wickets including the two openers to help his side dismiss the Seahorses for 185.


Browns and Eagles to do battle for Twenty20 Glory

The Kensington Browns will take on the West Torrens Eagles in this season Women’s A Grade Twenty20 Final this Sunday 9 February at Adelaide Oval. These two sides have been the standouts of the competition, with Kensington claiming eight wins from ten games and West Torrens seven wins from ten games respectively.

The two sides met on Sunday at Col Waite Oval in the final minor round match of the season. Kensington posted a competitive total of 123 thanks largely to Beth Morgan (58), with Brooke Harris claiming 3 wickets for the Eagles. However, West Torrens managed to chase down the total quite comfortably in the end, with captain Lauren Ebsary guiding her side home with an unbeaten 57* to pass the total in the seventeenth over. Kensington will welcome back some key players for the final this week which should make the contest even more exciting.


Hot Weather Announcement

Friday 31 Janaury 2014

 

SACA has closely monitored the hot weather conditions this week in the lead up to the weekend of cricket on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 February. SACA can now confirm the following for the games scheduled this weekend:-

 

West End A Grade

  • All matches will go ahead as scheduled.

 

West End B Grade

  • All matches will go ahead as scheduled

 

West End C Grade

  • All matches will be abandoned and will now be a one day fixture commencing at 11:00AM on Saturday 8 February.

 

West End D Grade

  • All matches will be abandoned and will now be a one day fixture commencing at 11:00AM on Saturday 8 February.

 

Powerade Under 16 Red

  • All matches will be abandoned and will now be a one day fixture commencing at 1:00PM on Saturday 8 February.

 

Powerade Under 16 White

  • All matches will be abandoned and will now be a one day fixture commencing at 1:00PM on Saturday 8 February.

  

Powerade Under 14 Red

  • All matches will be abandoned and will now be a one day fixture commencing at 1:00PM on Saturday 8 February.

 

Powerade Under 14 White

  • All matches will be abandoned and will now be a one day fixture commencing at 1:00PM on Saturday 8 February.

 

Women’s A Grade Twenty20

  • All matches will go ahead with a revised start time of 9:00AM.  

 

Women’s B Grade

  • All matches will be abandoned.

 

West End One Day Cup – Semi Finals

  • All matches will go ahead with a revised start time of 10:00AM

Bulls bounce back with outright win

Prospect 96 & 225 defeated by Tea Tree Gully 7/225 (dec) & 6/97

The Tea Tree Gully Bulls got their season back on track with an important outright victory over the Prospect Pirates. Captain Matthew Weaver put the Bulls in a strong first innings position by taking 4/23, helping to dismiss Prospect for just 96. Tim Evans (75) and Weaver (44*) went about chasing the total down with ease and building a handy lead before declaring to give themselves a chance at an outright win. Prospect battled in the second innings with Harry Byrnes-Howe (51) and Lachlan Bludnen (35) the main contributors. But Tea Tree Gully managed to chase down the small total for an outright win, despite making hard work of it by losing 6 wickets.  

 

West Torrens 112 & 7/144 defeated by Southern District 9/227 (dec)

The West Torrens Eagles had another first innings collapse that saw them suffer a disappointing loss to the Southern District Stingrays. The Eagles were bowled out for just 112 in the first innings thanks to and inspired performance by Rhys Barrett (5/39). Brendan McCormack (112) managed to reach the Eagles score alone and guarantee his side first innings points, despite some great bowling from Peter George (6/53). West Torrens managed to avoid being bowled out for a second time as they finished the match at 7/144.

 

Adelaide 132 & 2/178 defeated by Glenelg 247

The Glenelg Seahorses continued their winning ways this season with a comfortable first innings win over the Adelaide Buffalos. Adelaide was bowled out for only 132 runs, with Sam Raphael (39) the only batsmen to make a decent score. Akash Patel (6/63) was fantastic for the Seahorses in his second A Grade game for the year. Glenelg managed to chase down the Adelaide total only 3 wickets down and go on to build a solid lead thanks to their captain Cullen Bailey (75) and Matthew Nobes (69). Ajmal Shahzad (5/53) was impressive for the Buffalos. Adelaide were much more impressive in their second innings with Sam Raphael (68) and Samuel Darling (87) helping their side to survive the day at 2/178.

 

Adelaide University 194 defeated by Northern Districts 7/306

The Northern Districts Jets continued their good season with a huge win over Adelaide University. University elected to bat first and after finding themselves in some early trouble at 3/35, they were able to rebuild thanks to Lachie Oswald-Jacobs (76). However, too many of University’s batsmen made decent starts but failed to go on to make a score as they were bowled out for 194. Chris Duval was at his best for the Jets taking 5/41. In reply, Northern Districts made light work of the total as Cameron Francis (96) and Jye Bailey (99) both put in huge innings but fell agonisingly short of a century.

 

East Torrens 314 defeated Kensington 116 & 3/127

The East Torrens Reds managed to knock the Kensington Browns out of the top four as they notched up a first innings win. The Reds were looking down the barrel of being bowled out for under 200 as they were 7/176. But Daniel Leigh stepped up for the Reds, hitting 89 to help his side to 314. Mark Eichler (54) and Jake Lehmann (52) also contributed for East Torrens while Jordan Leiman took 4/79 for the Browns. Daniel Leigh backed up his impressive form with the bat by taking 6/26 with the ball to dismiss the Browns for just 116

 

Sturt 8/287 (dec) defeated Woodville 154 & 5/174

The Sturt Blues have cemented their position at the top of the ladder after claiming first innings points against the Woodville Peckers at Price Memorial Oval. Aaron Sayers (44) got his side off to a decent start but wickets continued to fall around him thanks to some great partnership bowling from Ziggy Kulesza (5/57) and Simon Roberts (5/18). The pair was unplayable as they dismissed the Peckers for 154. In reply, Sturt captain Jason Borgas ensured his side the victory as he notched up 88 runs with Roberts (60) and Kulesza (58*) contributing with the bat as well. Woodville managed to bat out the remainder of the second days play with Stuart Coles hitting 50.


Seahorses leading the pack

As the Grade Cricket season for 2013/14 heads in to the Christmas break, few would be surprised to see reigning premiers Glenelg sitting on top of the ladder. The Seahorses have continued with their winning ways from last season, and comfortably defeated Prospect on Saturday with Tom Plant (69) and Cullen Bailey (53) chasing down the required total.

 Sturt have confirmed themselves as serious contenders this year with a comprehensive win over Port Adelaide on the weekend which leave them in second position on the table. Alex Gregory was the standout taking 4/20.

East Torrens have had a mixed start to the season but have shown their best cricket is good enough to match it with the best after they took care of Woodville on Saturday, led by captain Michael Cranmer (69) and Jake Lehmann (53).

Kensington currently sit in third position but will need to improve their consistency if they are to be a real threat come finals time. They were defeated by Adelaide University over the weekend by three wickets, with the University side displaying a solid team performance.

Tea Tree Gully notched up a very important victory over West Torrens on the weekend, with Jace O’Hara taking a match best 5/29. However, both teams still find themselves in the bottom three of the leader and will need a much improved second half of the season if they are to make finals.

Adelaide continued their rollercoaster of a season as they secured a big win over Northern Districts away from home. Phil Neate (76) was the Buffalos best player as he helped set a total too large for the Jets to chase down.


Eagles claim Women's B Grade Twenty20 title

The rematch of last year’s Women’s B Grade Twenty20 Grand Final took place on Sunday between Adelaide University and West Torrens at Park 12. West Torrens was keen to atone for last year’s grand final loss and inflict University’s first loss for the year. Adelaide University were sent in to bat first and after losing their two openers cheaply they needed someone to stand up. Kylie Tulloch (20) added some quick runs before Sarah Moriarty (40) played a vital innings and helped guide University to 5/106 after 20 overs. In reply, West Torrens made a terrible start to their run chase losing opener Susie Smith for just 2. But the competitions top scorer Taite Mackrill (47*) came to her sides rescue and with support from Ellen Falconer (36), the pair managed to guide their side to a comfortable victory in the 17th over at 2/107. The win was sweet for West Torrens as they took out the Women’s B Grade Twenty20 Final for 2013/14.


Magpies move to second with outright win

The West End A Grade season continued to surprise as we saw a number of surprising results from the weekend’s games. Glenelg dropped their first game of the season while Port Adelaide moved in to second position on the ladder, equal on points with the competition leaders Woodville.

 

Sturt 198 defeated East Torrens 190

The Sturt Blues played host to the East Torrens Reds at Price Memorial Oval, and after winning the toss the Reds elected to bat first. The loss of early wickets saw Jake Lehmann (45) and Samuel Taylor (38) come to the crease, and the pair put some valuable runs on the board. But the Sturt bowlers were too good for the Reds batting line up, as Stuart Claring-Bould claimed five wickets and Simon Roberts took three to help dismiss East Torrens for 190. In reply, Sturt looked in serious trouble early at 3/13, before Maxwell Schlicker (26), Cameron Borgas (49) and Simon Roberts (35) helped the Blues edge closer to the required total. Michael Cranmer claimed some quick wickets to put the pressure back on the Blues, but Will Latchford (24) dug deep to secure a first innings win for Sturt.

 

Northern Districts 106 & 145 defeated by West Torrens 115 & 2/37

The Northern Districts Jets won the toss and elected to bat first against the West Torrens Eagles at Salisbury Oval. Kirk Pascoe (48) got his side off to a flyer but had no other teammates to support him as the Jets were bowled out for a dismal 106. Ben Williams (4/29) and Dan Cullen (3/19) were the pick of the bowlers for the Eagles. In reply, West Torrens made a shocking start to their chase and was 4/11 at one stage. However, some late contributions from Ben Hutchinson (34), Dan Cullen (16) and David Payne (13) were enough to secure the Eagles first innings points. Chris Duval took an impressive 6/35 for the Jets. Northern Districts second innings was slightly better than their first with Mitch Thomas top scoring with 40. However, Dan Cullen (4/43) and Ben Williams (3/23) were too good with the ball again as they dismissed the Jets for 145. West Torrens finished at 2/37 at the close of play.

 

Woodville 9/359 (dec) defeated Adelaide 222

The Adelaide Buffaols travelled to Woodville Oval to take on the Woodville Peckers. Adelaide won the toss and surprisingly sent Woodville in to bat. Max Cheek got the early breakthrough for the Buffalos by dismissing the two openers, which brought Stuart Coles to the crease. Coles put on a magnificent batting performance, hitting 118 runs from 197 balls. Conor McInerney (49) and Ryan Sawade (47) added more runs to the total late in the innings to guide the Peckers to 9/359 before they declared. Adelaide’s run chase did not get off to a great start as they found themselves at 4/58, with a number of batsmen making starts but failing to make big scores. Matt Dyer (96) gave the Buffalos some hope, but once he was dismissed it was all over for Adelaide as they were bowled out for 222. Ryan Evans and Daniel Harris took 3 wickets each for the Peckers.

 

Port Adelaide 264 defeated Adelaide University 123 & 114

The Port Adelaide Magpies welcomed the Adelaide University Blacks to Port Adelaide Reserve in their round 4 clash. University sent the Magpies in to bat and took some early wickets to have the Magpies reeling at 5/54. Matthew Weeks came to the crease at number 4, playing in his 150th A Grade match. Weeks (103) played an outstanding innings, bringing up a century in his milestone game to turn the fortunes of his side around. Steven Gilmour (94) fell just short of his hundred but helped the Magpies to a respectable 264. Benjamin Hilliard (5/86) and Kirk Jeffs (4/23) battled hard for the Blacks. In reply, University were in all sorts as they found themselves at 6/55. Blake Giarola (35) played a lone innings but could not stop his side from being bowled out for 123. Josh Rosenthal took 4 wickets, while Brenton McDonald and Nicholas Benton took 3 each for the Magpies. Things got no better for the Blacks as they were dismissed for only 114 in their second innings to give the Magpies an outright win. Benton (5/35) and Rosenthal (4/29) were on fire for Port Adelaide once again.

 

Glenelg 192 defeated by Southern District 265

The undefeated Glenelg Seahorses hosted the Southern District Stingrays at Gliderol Stadium. The Seahorses sent the Stingrays in to bat, hoping to dismiss them for a small total. However, the Stingrays had other ideas as David Sboro (58), Matthew Sugg (69) and Nicholas Bowen (36) all made decent contributions to help the Stingrays to a competitive total of 265. James Munting did the damage with the ball for the Seahorses taking 4/75. In reply, the Glenelg top order looked shaky as Southern had them at 2/4. The rest of the top order made decent starts before being they were disappointingly dismissed. Captain Cullen Bailey (47) did his best to chase the total down with support from Theo Doropolous (40) and Tom Plant (45). But Rhys Barrett and Tom Joraflafsky were too good for the Glenelg batting line up, and their 3 wickets each were enough to help Southern District to an upset first innings victory.

 

Kensington 7/185 defeated Prospect 183

The Prospect Pirates won the toss and chose to bat first on the Parkinson Oval wicket, eager to claim a win over the Kensington Browns. Sam Miller and Ncholas Lopez made a good start to the Pirates innings with 21 runs each, but a middle order collapse was all too familiar for Prospect. Rajeer Keerthiwardena (45) and Rhett Fielke (22) fought back hard to take their side to 183 before they were dismissed. Jake Brown was brilliant for the Browns, finishing with bowling figures of 6/59. Kensington’s run chase got off to a disastrous start, losing James Smith to the first ball of the innings and two more wickets saw them struggling at 3/18. However, Jake Brown came to the rescue once again with a captain’s knock of 74*, and with Aaron O’Brien (52*) the pair were able to guide Kensington to victory. Nicholas Lopez fought desperately for the Pirates taking 5/59.


Eagles take out Ray Sutton Shield for season 2013/14

The Ray Sutton Shield grand final took place last weekend, with the West Torrens Eagles and the Kensington Browns doing battle at Henley Grange Memorial. Both sides had been dominant throughout the competition, with the Eagles undefeated in five matches and the Browns losing just one game from five.

Kensington won the toss and elected to bat, hoping to set a decent total to defend. Euan Fletcher (36) played an impressive innings, with good support from Sam Barnett (27) and Angas Marshall (25). These three top scores along with some other handy innings helped the Browns to a total of 7/156 from their 40 overs. Leyhton Hann (3/28) and Callum Agnew (2/24) were the pick of the bowlers for the Eagles.

West Torrens got their run chase off to a fantastic start with their opening batsmen Joshua Nielsen (34) and Lachlan Pointon (42) putting on an 80 run partnership before Nielsen was run out. This brought the Eagles captain Bailey Capel to the crease. Bailey, the leading run scorer for the competition, continued his outstanding from by notching up 61* runs to guide his side to victory in the 38th over and ensure West Torrens took out the Ray Sutton Shield for the 2013/14 season.

For all the statistics and results from the competition, please click here.


Round 4 preview

Sturt v East Torrens

Sturt will host East Torrens at Price Memorial Oval this weekend, with the Blues coming off of two consecutive losses to Adelaide and Adelaide University. East Torrens will be fresh and raring to go are they had the bye, confident they can snag a win and push themselves back in to the top half of the ladder.

 

Northern Districts v West Torrens

West Torrens will travel to Salisbury Oval to take on Northern Districts with hopes of notching up their first win for the season and moving off the bottom of the ladder. However, losing captain and the second leading run scorer for the competition will not help their cause. The Jets will be hoping for their third win in a row after consecutive wins over Tea Tree Gully and Southern Districts.

 

Woodville v Adelaide

Woodville will welcome Adelaide to Woodville Oval, with the Peckers hopeful of another win to keep them sitting pretty at the top of the ladder. Adelaide will need to turn their batting form around to ensure they do not suffer their third first innings loss in succession. However, their second innings batting performance from last week should give them plenty of confidence.

 

Port Adelaide v Adelaide University

Adelaide University will travel to Port Adelaide Reserve to take on Port Adelaide in what looms as an intriguing clash as both teams have displayed some good form of late. The Magpies sit comfortably in fourth position on the ladder with two first innings wins while the Blacks won their first match of the season last week with an impressive win over Sturt.

 

Glenelg v Southern District

Glenelg will be aiming to keep their undefeated record intact as they play host to Southern District at Gliderol Stadium. An outstanding batting performance from the Seahorses Joel Garrett (144) was enough to help Glenelg secure an impressive win over Tea Tree Gully at Pertaringa last week. While Southern District will be hoping to get back on the winners list after their great start to the season.

 

Kensington v Prospect

The final match of the round will see Kensington and Prospect clash at Parkinson Oval. The Browns have bounced back strongly after their disappointing start to the year, stringing together two consecutive wins and looking like they are hitting their straps. Prospect will need to play to their full potential if they are to snatch a win and push their way up the ladder.

For full results, statistics and fixtures for all grades, please click here.


Seahorses stung by Stingrays

The first round of the West End Twenty20 Cup got underway on Sunday, and included two games played in the country. There were a number of thrilling results that went right down to the wire.

West Torrens 5/124 defeated Sturt 3/123

The West Torrens Eagles and the Sturt Blues travelled to Moonta to showcase grade cricket to the Yorke Peninsula. Sturt won the toss and elected to bat, with opener Brad Davis putting together a solid innings of 55*. He had good support from Maxwell Schlicker and together the batsmen helped guide the Blues to a total of 3/123 from the 20 overs. In reply, the Eagles had a number of batsmen make decent starts but fail to go on and make a big score. However, impressive knocks from Leigh Drennan (28) and David Payne (26) put the Eagles in a position to snatch a victory. They did just that, hitting the winning runs with one ball to spare and claim their first victory in Moonta for four years.

Southern District 6/138 defeated Glenelg 6/137

In the other country game for the round, the Southern District Stingrays took on the Glenelg Seahorses at Encounter Bay. The Seahorses were sent in to bat first, with openers Tom Plant (44) and Danny Irvine (42) combining for a handy 77 run partnership. Alex Carey then chipped in with 22 runs to help Glenelg to a total of 6/137 at the close of innings. In reply, Southern looked in trouble after losing their two openers cheaply. But Brendan McCormack (39) and Matthew Sugg (49*) got the Stingrays run chase back on track and some late hitting from Gary Putalnd (32) ensured victory for Southern District as they finished at 6/138 with 5 balls to spare. The loss was Glenelg’s first for the season in all formats.

Woodville 8/139 defeated by Kensington 7/143

The Woodville Peckers played host to the Kensington Browns with Kensington electing to bat first after winning the toss. After losing openers James Smith and Jake Brown rather cheaply, the Browns were looking in some trouble before Alex Ross came to the crease. Ross hit an unbeaten 78* runs from just 58 balls, including 7 fours and 2 sixes to take Kensington to 7/143 from their 20 overs. Woodville’s run chase was held together by Ned Eckersley (51), who played a solid innings and put Woodville in a position to claim a win. However, the regular loss of wickets put too much pressure on the Peckers who fell agonisingly close to victory, falling 5 runs short at 8/139.

Northern Districts 7/115 defeated Adelaide University 7/114

Adelaide University ventured down to Salisbury Oval to take on the Northern Districts Jets, hoping to continue their short form success of recent years. The Blacks won the toss and elected to bat, and made a reasonable start thanks to James Hilditch (22) and Nathan Adcock (31). Paul Wilson (22) added some valuable runs late in the innings to take Uni to a total of 7/114 from the 20 overs. The Jets in reply were 4/51 early in their innings, before captain Isaiah Borgas stood up and smashed a quick fire 40 runs from 20 balls. His innings allowed Northern Districts to claim victory with just one ball to spare.  Paul Allegretto impressed with the ball for the Blacks taking 4/26.

Adelaide 5/136 defeated Port Adelaide 7/133

The Adelaide Buffalos welcomed the Port Adelaide Magpies to Glandore and were hoping to restrict the Magpies to a small total as they sent them in to bat first after winning the toss. Josh Hoffman (28) got Port off to a decent start, while Nicholas Benton added a further 30 runs to the total. Christopher Sheedy (20*) closed out the innings to take the Magpies to 7/133. Sam Raphael (35) got the Buffalos off to a blistering start and he had good support from Daniel Payne (28). But it was Philip Neate (38*) who guaranteed the win for Adelaide as he steered the Buffalos to victory with two balls to spare. Steven Gilmour took 3 wickets from the Magpies.


Round 3 Preview

Round 3 of the West End A Grade competition kicks off tomorrow with a number of enthralling clashes scheduled. Tea Tree Gully and Glenelg face off in match of the round, with the Bulls hoping to deliver the Seahorses their first loss for the season in all formats of the game. West Torrens will play host to Kensington, with James Smith returning to front up against his old club for the first time since his move to the Browns. The battle between South and North will take place at Bice Oval with Northern Districts travelling to take on Southern District. This looms as quite an even contest with both sides showing their best cricket is good enough to match it with the leaders of the competition. Prospect will host Woodville at Prospect Oval with both teams coming off their first win for the season. Adelaide and Port Adelaide will do battle at Glandore Oval with the Buffalos buoyant after their thrilling outright win over Sturt. Port Adelaide suffered a disappointing loss to Prospect and will be eager to bounce back. Adelaide University host Sturt in the final match of the round with the Blacks hoping to get their first win. Sturt will be extremely disappointed after losing to Adelaide last week from a strong position and will be hungry to make up for it.


Buffalos down Blues in a thriller

Monday 11 November

Northern Districts 9/193 defeated Tea Tree Gully 191

The Northern Districts Jets pulled off a remarkable victory against the Tea Tree Gully Bulls at Pertaringa Oval. The Jets managed to dismiss the Bulls on day one for only 191 with Chris Amundsen (4/32) and Mark Hanson (3/16) doing the damage with the ball for the Jets. Bull’s batsman Simon Stolcman top scored with 57 and Brad Evans chimed in with 48. In reply, Mark Hanson backed up his performance with the ball by notching up 43 runs, with support from Cameron Francis (34). But it was some late heroics from Jye Bailey (32*) who secured the thrilling victory for the Jets at 9/193.

 

East Torrens 284 defeated Adelaide University 8/238

The East Torrens Reds bounced back from their first round defeat by claiming a first innings win over Adelaide University. Kaustubg Patil (68) and Lachie Oswald-Jacobs (65) helped University to a defendable total of 8/238 before declaring. Daniel Leigh (3/36) and Christopher Rees (3/28) were the pick of the bowlers for the Reds. In reply, the Reds made a decent start with Jake Lehmann (64) and Michael Cranmer (46) continuing their good form. However, wickets continued to regularly fall and it took some impressive batting under pressure from Samuel Taylor (77) to guide East Torrens to victory. Luke Crocker was the standout for the Blacks taking 5/82.

 

Sturt 4/106 & 124 defeated by Adelaide 99 & 150

The Adelaide Buffalos played out a thrilling game against the Sturt Blues at Price Memorial Oval. The Buffalos were poor in their first innings, being dismissed for just 99 runs thanks largely to Sturt’s Matthew Dunn (6/39). The Blues then passed Adelaide’s total with ease at 4/106, before aggressively declaring to try and set themselves up for an outright victory. Stuart Claring-Bould (7/37) tore through the Adelaide batting line up with Jamie Barnes (66) and Samuel Cabot (37) the only batsmen to put on a decent score before the Buffalos were dismissed for 150.  Chasing 144 for victory, the Blues looked on track to record an outright win but a quick loss of wickets put them under pressure and Adelaide capitalised to dismiss Sturt for 124 and claim an incredible outright win and continue their impressive start to the season.

 

Port Adelaide 239 defeated by Prospect 257

The Prospect Pirates claimed their first win for the season by defeating the Port Adelaide Magpies. Prospect set a total of 257 for Port to chase, with Ross Whiteley (100*) continuing his good form from last season and Captain Sam Miller (63) making an important contribution. Brenton McDonald was superb with the ball for the Magpies taking 5/73. In reply, Matthew Weeks (98*) looked on track to guide his side to victory but he was running out of partners and two quick wickets late in the day from Sam Miller was enough to dismiss the Magpies for 239 and give Prospect the victory. Nicholas Lopez and Ross Whiteley took three wickets each for the Pirates.

 

Woodville 4/322 defeated West Torrens 313

The Woodville Peckers claimed their first win for the season with a comfortable victory over the West Torrens Eagles. West Torrens looked like they were going to be dismissed for an embarrassing total in their first innings before Carl Mickan (143) and David Payne (82) dug deep and put on a huge 224 run partnership to help the Eagles to 313. Although the total was competitive, the Peckers never looked troubled as Aaron Sayers (121) and Stuart Coles (69) helped to chase down the runs with the loss of only four wickets and secure a first innings win.

 

Kensington 9/254 & 0/13 defeated Southern District 187 & 127

The Kensington Browns were another side to notch up their first win for the season this round with a solid win over the Southern District Stingrays. The Stingrays found it difficult to make runs and they only managed to make a total of 187 thanks to some late heroics from Deon Laubscher (51) and Captain Shaun Tanner (30).  Jake Brown was unplayable with the ball taking 6/47. Kensington made light work of the run chase with Patrick Connelly (88) the best for the Browns again, while Greg Clarence (38) contributed some vital runs. The Stingrays failed with the bat thanks mainly to West End Redback Daniel Worrall and his 5/38. The Browns were on track for an outright victory before they ran out of time.

  


Round 2 Preview 

 Friday 1 November

Northern Districts v Tea Tree Gully

The Northern Districts Jets will play host to the Tea Tree Gully Bulls at Salisbury Oval, with the Jets eager to make amends for their first round loss to Glenelg. The Bulls will be brimming with confidence after taking care of Kensington with ease. The Jets bowlers will need to be on song if they are to stop the dangerous Tea Tree Gully batting line up from heavily scoring heavily. Youngster Matthew Cuconits, and seasoned players Tim Evans, Tim Davey and Matthew Weaver all have been in good form and should ensure the Bulls get the job done.

 

East Torrens v Adelaide University

The Adelaide University Blacks will play their first match of the season when they travel to Campbelltown Oval to take on the East Torrens Reds. The Reds will be hungry to turn around their form from round 1, after they were comprehensively beaten by Adelaide. University will be hopeful their new look side can get their season off to a solid start, but the likes of Ben Dougall, Kane Richardson and Michael Cranmer will be hoping to bounce back from last week and help the Reds to victory.

 

Adelaide v Sturt

The Sturt Blues will welcome the Adelaide Buffalos to Price Memorial on Saturday, with both teams coming off impressive victories. Sturt comfortably defeated Prospect and Adelaide caused and upset win against East Torrens. The Blues have a strong line-up this season, led from the front by the Borgas brothers. Adelaide will be without West End Redback Sam Raphael for the day one of the match, but they will still be confident of notching up another victory.

 

Port Adelaide v Prospect

The Port Adelaide Magpies will host the Prospect Pirates this round, with the Magpies buoyed after their impressive victory over West Torrens. Joshua Hoffman will be the danger man for the Pirates, after he smashed a match winning score against the Eagles last week. Prospect captain Sam Miller will need to lift his side and reproduce his early season form if the Pirates are to snatch a win.


Woodville v West Torrens

The Woodville Peckers and the West Torrens Eagles will clash this round with both sides coming off disappointing starts to the season. The Eagles will be without their captain and hero from round 1, Kelvin Smith after he made his West End Redbacks debut this week. This will give the Peckers a much needed lift and spur them on as both teams search for their first victory.

 

Kensington v Southern Districts

The Kensington Browns will play host to the Southern District Stingrays, in what looms as an interesting match that will provide a good gauge as to where each club is at. The Browns were competitive against the Bulls but were outclassed in the end. The Stingrays were very exciting in their victory over Woodville and will be hoping to continue their winning form. Kensington will welcome back key player and West End Redback Alex Ross to return to the side.

 

Women’s A Grade

Round 2 of the Women’s A Grade will continue this Sunday, with this season’s competition wide open with a number of clubs laying claims to be a premiership chance. Last week’s round two of the Twenty20 competition saw a number of interesting results along with some superb individual performances, particularly from the SA Scorpions representative. Kensington convincingly defeated Port Adelaide, with Bridget Patterson smashing an unbeaten 77 from 57 balls to ensure the Browns of a victory. West Torrens claimed a narrow victory over Sturt, with Lauren Ebsary top scoring for the Eagles with 63, while Rihanna Peate made 45 for the Blues. The Northern Bullets defeated Southern Districts in an entertaining match, with Tegan McPharlin (79) and Tahlia McGrath (47) both continuing their impressive start to the season for their respective clubs.

This Sunday will see Southern District host Sturt, Port Adelaide host West Torrens and Kensington travel to Northern Districts to play the Bullets.

For a full list of fixtures for this round please click here


Young Bull blasts his side to victory

Monday 28 October

Glenelg 315 & 3/82 defeated Northern Districts 159

Reigning premiers the Glenelg Seahorses made an impressive start to their 2013/14 campaign, comprehensively defeating the Northern Districts Jets and claiming a first innings victory. Northern Districts captain Isaiah Borgas (44) did his best to drag his side to a win along with English recruit Joe Gatting (32). However, the Glenelg bowlers were far too strong for the Jets with James Munting, Theo Doropoulos and Jack Pudney taking three wickets each.

 

Tea Tree Gully 3/300 defeated Kensington 271

The ‘kings of the limited format’, the Tea Tree Gully Bulls got their West End A Grade season off to an exceptional start with a comfortable win over the Kensington Browns. Tim Evans (54) and Tim Davey (46) showed once again why they are two of the most consistent batsmen in grade cricket, but it was youngster Matthew Cuconits who deserved all the accolades. In what was just his third A grade game, the opening batsmen notched up 150* runs off 207 balls to guide the Bulls past the Kensington total to secure a solid win.

 

Southern District 9/270 defeated Woodville 221

The Southern District Stingrays secured a surprise victory over the Woodville Peckers in their opening round clash. Woodville appeared on track to pass the Stingrays total with Alex Bleakley (59) and Tom Andrews (35) comfortable at the crease, but Southern District bowler Thomas Joraslafsky had other ideas. The off spinner took a match best 5/64 from 28 overs to earn his side a hard fought win that will no doubt give them plenty of confidence heading in to round 2.

 

West Torrens 309 defeated by Port Adelaide 7/310

The Port Adelaide Magpies earned themselves a surprise first innings win over the West Torrens Eagles at Henley Grange Memorial. After Kelvin Smith’s heroics for the Eagles in their first innings, it was going to take something special from the Magpies to chase down the required total. That is exactly what Magpies opener Joshua Hoffman delivered, smashing a superb 142 runs to ensure Port Adelaide made a winning start to their season. Dan Cullen (4/66) was the pick of the bowlers for the Eagles.

 

Prospect 192 defeated by Sturt 3/320

The Sturt Blues showed that they will be a strong threat this season after an impressive batting performance earned them a win in their opening round clash against the Prospect Pirates. Opening batsmen and brothers Jason and Cameron Borgas made a great start with 57 runs each, before Brad Davis (79*) and Alex Gregory (67*) steered the Blues to a huge victory and top spot on the ladder after the first round.

Adelaide 250 defeated East Torrens 91 & 3/132

The Adelaide Buffalos caused the upset of the round by claiming a huge scalp in last year’s grand finalists the East Torrens Reds. The Reds put in a disappointing batting performance in their run chase, being bowled out for just 91 runs thanks largely to Buffalos bowler Adam Lidiard (4/13). Ben Dougall (52) was and captain Michael Cranmer (37*) both put in solid performances for the Reds in their second innings.


Round 1 poised for exciting finish

Friday 25 October

Day two of the West End A Grade round 1 resumes this Saturday, with a number of games poised to go right down to the wire.

Northern Districts will continue their run chase at 1/21, chasing Glenelg’s 315. Tom Plant (79) and Ben Bullimore (99) both played important innings for the Seahorses, with Nathan Schollar (42) and Trent Carter (41) also contributing vital runs. Chris Amundsen was the pick of the bowler for the Jets taking 5 wickets while Cameron Williams and Steven Marks chipped in with two each. Glenelg will need to dismiss the in-form Isaiah Borgas early to help their cause for a first innings victory.

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The Kensington Browns look to have posted a competitive total on the Pertaringa wicket as they look to knock off the Tea Tree Gully Bulls. James Smith made a decent start for the Browns with 35, before Greg Clarence (40) and Sam McNeil (60) helped guide their side to 9/256. Brad Evans continued his good form from last season taking 3/34, while Adam Somerfield (2/53) and Tim Cronin (2/60) both contributed with two wickets each. The Bulls will be confident of taking a quick wicket and chasing down the Browns total, particularly with West End Redback Travis Head in scintillating form.

The Southern District Stingrays have put themselves in a decent position in their home clash against the Woodville Peckers. After winning the toss and electing to bat, Stingrays opener David Sboro (45) got some runs on the board early. Brendan McCormack (76) and Josh Barrett (30) then put on a decent partnership through the middle order and helped take Southern District to 8/253 at the close of play. Ryan Sawade was the standout with the ball for the Peckers taking 4/30. The first session of play will be telling in determining the result of the match.

An unbelievable innings from West Torrens captain Kelvin Smith has put the Eagles in a strong position in their match at Henley Grange Memorial against Port Adelaide. The opening batsmen put on 172 runs from 271 balls, just 9 runs short of his innings in round one last season. Harrison Drew played a great cameo role with 60 runs before the Eagles were eventually dismissed for 309. West End Redback Brenton McDonald took 4/85 for the Magpies, with Josh Rosenthal taking 3/30. Port Adelaide will need a number of batsmen to contribute if they are to claim a first innings win.

The Prospect bowling attack will need to come out firing if they are to turn their fortunes around against the Sturt Blues. Prospect were bowled out for 192 thanks to a rampant Stuart Claring-Bould (5/47) and Matthew Dunn (3/39). Nicholas Lopez (65) and Harry Byrnes-Howe (45) provided some resistance to the Blues bowling attack but lacked support from the rest of the batting order. Sturt will resume play at 0/39 with the Borgas brothers both at the crease and confident of being able to chase down the Pirates total.

The Adelaide Buffalos and the East Torrens Reds will return to Glandore Oval with the match very evenly poised. Adelaide posted a total of 250 with West End Redback Sam Raphael contributing with 58, and new recruit Trent Lawford top scoring with a thrilling innings of 75. Luke Robins (3/84) and Michael Cranmer (3/72) were the pick of the bowlers for the Reds. East Torrens will resume play at 1/32 after losing the important wicket of in-form batsmen Ben Dougall.

For all the results from day 1 and from all other grades, click here.


Grade Cricket juggernaut ready to roll for Round 1

Friday 18 October

The West End A Grade competition begins this weekend with a two-day game scheduled over the next two Saturdays. All teams will be eager to make a winning start to the season and give themselves some confidence moving forward. A number of teams have strong claims for the premiership this season. Reigning premier Glenelg will head in to the season as favourites and will no doubt have every club keen to knock them off their perch. East Torrens and Tea Tree Gully will be hoping they can continue their impressive form from last season and Kensington’s new recruits should help ensure they will be around the mark at the business end of the competition. However, this season appears to be wide open as a number of clubs look to expose their talented juniors to the senior system, with these young players keen to impress.

 

Please see below for a full list of the West End A Grade Round 1 fixtures.

Sat 19 Oct, 26 Oct(11:00 AM)

Glenelg

  v 

Northern Districts

Park 25 No 3

Sat 19 Oct, 26 Oct(11:00 AM)

Tea Tree Gully

  v 

Kensington

Pertaringa Oval

Sat 19 Oct, 26 Oct(11:00 AM)

Southern District

  v 

Woodville

Bice Oval

Sat 19 Oct, 26 Oct(11:00 AM)

West Torrens

  v 

Port Adelaide

Henley Grange Memorial

Sat 19 Oct, 26 Oct(11:00 AM)

Prospect

  v 

Sturt

Prospect Oval

Sat 19 Oct, 26 Oct(11:00 AM)

Adelaide

  v 

East Torrens

Glandore Oval

 

The Women’s A grade will continue this week with another exciting round of fixtures. In round 1, the Northern Bullets took the bragging rights in the rematch of last year’s grand final by defeating West Torrens. Tegan McPharlin made a brilliant 99 runs for the Bullets and it proved to be enough to get her side over the line. Sturt got their season off to a winning start with a comprehensive victory over Port Adelaide. Alexandra Price was in scintillating from as she took 4/13 and made 67 runs with the willow. The Northern Bullets will take on a strong Kensington outfit this week, while Southern District host Sturt and West Torrens travel to face Port Adelaide.

 

Round 1 of the Powerade Junior Grade Cricket competition gets underway this weekend with a two-day game. In the Powerade Under 16 red competition, Woodville will play host to Southern District in a rematch of last year’s grand final. Southern District will be hoping to atone for last year’s loss and get their season off to a flying start. Reigning Powerade Under 16 white premiers Sturt will begin their season with a home clash against Prospect in which they will be confident of claiming victory. In the Powerade Under 14 red competition, Northern Districts will start their premiership defence with a tough away clash against Glenelg, while the Under 14 white reigning premiers East Torrens will host Adelaide in their first game.

 

For all fixtures this weekend, please click here.


Grade Cricket Season gets underway

Monday 14 October 2013

West End One Day Cup

Northern Districts 167 def by Tea Tree Gully 188

Reigning One Day Premiers, the Tea Tree Gully Bulls, continued their outstanding form from last year in the limited overs format with a victory over the Northern Districts Jets. After winning the toss, the Jets sent the Bulls in to bat first on the Salisbury wicket and in the 49th over the Bulls were dismissed for 188. Simon Stolcman top scored with 62, well supported by Alexander Hosking who made 43, while Joe Gatting took 3/38 for the Jets. In reply, Northern Districts lost early wickets but then steadied through Mark Hanson (39) and Paul Hunter (30). However, after they were dismissed the Bulls were able to bowl out the Jets for 167 and earn themselves a first round victory. Nick Winter (3/26) and Brad Evans (3/32) were the best with the ball for the Bulls.   

 Kensington 2/108 def West Torrens 107

The Kensington Browns started their season with a comprehensive victory over the West Torrens Eagles at Parkinson Oval. After winning the toss and electing to bat, the Eagles were in trouble from the outset with the top order failing to make runs and they were left reeling at 6/32. Carl Mickan provided some hope with an impressive 46 but he was a lone hand as West Torrens were dismissed for 107. Jamie Panelli was impressive for the Browns taking 4/23. In reply, Kensington opener James Smith (35*) made a great debut for his new club and with Samuel McNeil’s 45 the Browns were able to pass the total comfortably at 2/108 in the 23rd over.

Glenelg 2/190 def Woodville 186

Last season’s two day Premiers, the Glenelg Seahorse showed why they will be one of the teams to beat this season in the limited over competition after recording a solid first up win over the Woodville Peckers. The Peckers elected to bat first and after a huge innings from Simon Macey (92) and a solid innings from Thomas Doimo (41), they Peckers were eventually dismissed for 186 in the last over of the innings. Glenelg made light work of their chase after opener Danny Irvine (73*) combined with Nathan Schollar (94*) for a 159 run partnership to chase down the total in the 44th over.

Prospect 4/142 def Adelaide 137

The Prospect Pirates made a winning start to their season with a commanding victory over the Adelaide Buffalos. Adelaide was sent in to bat first and although there was some resistance showed through the middle order, it was not enough to stop the Buffalos from being dismissed for 137. Despite Prospect losing some early wickets in their run chase, they were able to stabilise and chase down the Buffalos total in the 43rd over with 4/142.

Southern District 4/192 def Port Adelaide 6/190

The Southern District Stingrays hosted the Port Adelaide Magpies at Bice Oval. The Magpies won toss and elected to bat, and after their 50 overs made a decent total of 6/190. The Stingrays always looked in control throughout their run chase, thanks largely to Brendan McCormack (50) and Deon Laubscher (67*). Southern District eventually chased down Port Adelaide’s 190 in the 46th over.

East Torrens 4/159 def Sturt 158

Last season’s two day grand finalists, the East Torrens Reds made a solid start to the season with an impressive victory over the Sturt Blues. Sturt won the toss and elected to bat on the Campbelltown wicket. Captain Brad Davis (30) and Ziggy Kulesza (36) performed well for the Blues and helped them to reach a total of 158 before they were dismissed. East Torrens was able to easily chase down the Blues total, reaching 4/159 in the 40th over.

 

Women’s A Grade

The first round of the Women’s A Grade was played this Saturday with a rematch of last year’s grand final between West Torrens and the Northern Bullets the match of the round. West Torrens hosted the game at Henley high and after winning the toss they elected to bat first. Angela Mortiz (36) and Lauren Ebsary (42) helped the Eagles to a total of 111 before they were dismissed. Rebecca Pollard and Hannah Perry both took 4 wickets each for the Bullets. In reply, Bullets opener Tegan McPharlin was in outstanding for, notching up 99 runs, falling just one short of a century. Although she missed the milestone, it was enough to secure the Bullets a big first round victory over the Eagles.

Sturt hosted Port Adelaide at Gordon Brown and after Sturt won the toss they sent Port in to bat. Some exceptional bowling from Alexandra Price (4/13) and Megan Schutt (2/11) helped the Blues bowl the Magpies out for 99. In reply, big scores from Alexandra Price (67) and Rhianna Peate (53) was enough to secure Sturt a huge first innings victory, as they guided their side to 3/203.

The match between Southern District and Kensington unfortunately did not go ahead.

 

For all reults, ladders and statistics, click here.


West End One Day Cup and Women’s A Grade kicks off Grade Cricket Season

Friday 11 October 2013

The highly anticipated 2013/14 Grade Cricket season officially kicks off this Saturday with round one of the West End One Day Cup. With perfect weather on the cards, some enthralling cricket is expected. Reigning One Day Cup premiers Tea Tree Gully will begin their title defence against Northern Districts and are confident that this season they can produce the same form that has earned them the title of ‘kings of the limited over format’ having won back to back West End One Day Cup and West End Twenty20 titles over the past two seasons.

There are a number of clubs that have legitimate claims for premiership glory after adding some handy recruits along with impressive young talent pushing through the ranks. Kensington will be hoping big name imports James Smith and Daniel Worrall will help them return to the top, while Adelaide University will no doubt be hungry for success after getting so close in the final last season.

The Women’s A Grade and B Grade Twenty20 competitions also start this weekend. West Torrens will face the Northern Bullets in match of the round and a replay of last year’s final. The two sides will head in to the season as favourites after back to back grand final appearances for both clubs. However, this season looms as a very even one with every side a genuine chance at the premiership.

Please see below the fixtures for this weekend’s matches and click here to see the teams selected for the One Day Cup matches.

 

West End One Day Cup

 

Round 1

 

Sat 12 Oct(11:00 AM)

Northern Districts

  v 

Tea Tree Gully

Salisbury Oval

Sat 12 Oct(11:00 AM)

Kensington

  v 

West Torrens

Parkinson Oval

Sat 12 Oct(11:00 AM)

Glenelg

  v 

Woodville

Park 25 No 3

Sat 12 Oct(11:00 AM)

Prospect

  v 

Adelaide

Prospect Oval

Sat 12 Oct(11:00 AM)

Southern District

  v 

Port Adelaide

Bice Oval

Sat 12 Oct(11:00 AM)

East Torrens

  v 

Sturt

Campbelltown Oval

Sun 27 Oct(11:00 AM)

SACA U19

  v 

Adelaide University

Park 25 No 2

 

Women’s A Grade

 

Round 1

 

Sat 12 Oct(11:50 AM)

West Torrens

  v 

Northern Bullets

Henley High School

Sat 12 Oct(11:50 AM)

Sturt

  v 

Port Adelaide

Gordon Brown

Sat 12 Oct(11:50 AM)

Southern District

  v 

Kensington

Christies Beach HS...

 

Women’s B Grade Twenty20

 

Round 1

 

Sun 13 Oct(12:00 PM)

Adelaide University

  v 

BYE

 

Sun 13 Oct(12:00 PM)

Sturt

  v 

Kensington Gold

Gordon Brown

Sun 13 Oct(12:00 PM)

West Torrens

  v 

Prospect

Henley Grange Memorial

Sun 13 Oct(1:00 PM)

Northern Bullets

  v 

Kensington Brown

Bulkana Oval


West End Grade Cricket season launched for 2013/2014

Monday 16 September

The Grade Cricket season for 2013/2014 was kicked off in style yesterday with the official launch at the Adelaide University Boat Club. All grade cricket club captains, coaches and representatives were in attendance along with some special guests including Andrew Capel from the Advertiser, Meg Daniel and Brad Polling from Lion, SACA High Performance General Manager Jamie Cox and SACA board members Andrew Sinclair and Rod Phillips.

The season will officially begin on Saturday 12 October with round 1 of the West End One Day Cup competition and round 1 of the Women’s A and B grade Twenty20 competitions also being played on this weekend. The senior Men’s A, B, C and D grades will commence the following weekend.


West Torrens secure Women's A Grade premiership

West Torrens and Tea Tree Gully/Northern Districts were the two dominant teams throughout the Women’s A Grade season, and it was only fitting that the two teams played off in the grand final. West Torrens was keen to make amends for last year’s loss to the Bullets, and after Lauren Ebsary won the toss for the Eagles they were hoping to put a winning score on the board. Opener Angela Moritz (31) got her side off to a great start with some good support from Kate Oakenfold (9). Ainslee Knight got the all-important breakthrough for TTG/ND which brought Lauren Ebsary to the crease. Ebsary looked in control from the outset and although her teammates struggled to put runs on the board, she managed to build a magnificent 76 run innings to guide her side to a total of 9/178 at the compulsory close of innings. Jess Fiebig bowled well for TTG/ND, claiming an impressive 4/29.

In reply, the Bullets made a terrible start to their chase after opener Tegan McPharlin was bowled by Louella McCarthy from the first ball of the innings. Brittany Perry (18) and Nicole Fielke (23) then began to build a good partnership for TTG/ND but an inspiring spell from Kristy Williams (3/21) saw her dismiss Perry and Fielke as well as the dangerous Neisha Illes. Tayla Gordon (3/15) backed up Williams’ good work with some tight bowling and before long TTG/ND was dismissed for 83 runs giving West Torrens a well-deserved Women’s A Grade Premiership for season 2012/13. Lauren Ebsary was named player of the match for her match winning 76 runs, confirming her status as the state’s best female cricketer.

 

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Bailey leads charges to premiership

Sunday 24 March 2013

The Glenelg Seahorses have broken a 39 year drought by defeating the East Torrens Reds at Park 25 after a horror start on day one. After a top and middle order collapse the Seahorses crawled to 238 thanks to a captains knock by Cullen Bailey (71) and also two other contributors in Ben Bullimore (52) and Tim Fernandez (47).

The Reds started day two on 1/24 with quite a large task ahead of them for the young side. The Seahorses bowling attack featured some impressive names, their pace attack of Adelaide Striker Theo Doropoulos, James Munting and Tim Fernandez have all had impressive seasons while their spinners, Cullen Bailey and Johan Botha are West End Redbacks. The young Reds batsmen started patiently and at lunch were 4/76, with captain Michael Cranmer and Kane Richardson at the crease. Cranmer and Richardson had knocked the ball around for two’s and three’s with Cranmer scoring the odd boundary.

Still requiring 163 for victory the Reds were in with a chance with two sessions to play. Cranmer and Richardson continued as they had before lunch knocking the ball around for the two’s and three’s. Munting continued on from the northern end where he had not had much luck before lunch. Munting was now moving the ball both ways and started to do damage taking three wickets in two overs. First to go was Cranmer who was caught in slip by Botha, two balls later Hayden Mullins was caught behind by wicket keeper Alex Carey.  Victory was now in sight and Munting claimed another couple of  wickets and finished with 6/62. Botha who had been keeping the southern end tight before and after lunch claimed the final wicket for the match as the Reds were dismissed for 112. For his efforts with the bat Glenelg captain Cullen Bailey was awarded the David Hookes Medal for player of the match.

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Seahorses fight back after Reds domination

Saturday 23 March 2013

The two fairytale stories of the 2012/13 West End A Grade competition met at Park 25 No.1 to do battle for the premiership. Both the Glenelg Seahorses and East Torrens Reds had previous season they would wish to forget about, but have completely turned things around this season.

Glenelg won the toss in overcast conditions and elected to bat. The Reds bowlers had the ball moving around early and it did just enough to cause trouble for the batsmen, as the Seahorses had one of their worst start to an innings this season. Young paceman Daniel Leigh, who has been in scintillating form in the second half of the season destroyed Glenelg’s top order and at one stage was on a hat-trick. Leigh dismissed the likes of Alex Carey (10), Trent Carter (2) and Danny Irvine and Theo Doropoulos for ducks. Leigh also then added West End Redback captain Johan Botha to his list and the young Red had taken five wickets, with the Seahorses struggling at 6/23.

Seahorse captain Cullen Bailey and Tom plant then put some credibility back into the innings take the score to 74 before Plant was dismissed for 30. Young batsmen Ben Bullimore joined his captain and the pair put on an 82 run partnership as the score past 150. The young Reds side were letting their good early work slip away as Bailey (71) and Bullimore (52) notched up half centuries. As those two batsmen departed, the Reds were looking to restrict the Seahorses to 200, but Seahorse stalwart Tim Fernandez put on a show with the bat hitting six boundaries in his knock of 47 as he helped push the score to 238. A score that would give the Seahorse bowlers something to bowl at.

East Torrens had to face out the final 11 over’s of the day and while they held their own under the pressure, they finished 1/24. Day two resumes on Sunday at 11AM at Park 25.

 


Reds and Seahorses to Fight for Premiership Glory

Friday 22 March 2013

This weekend sees the grand final of the West End A Grade Competition take place at Park 25 No.1. East Torrens and Glenelg will contest for the premiership after both teams had impressive victories in their respective semi-finals. Few would have predicted these two teams would have made it so far, but this season has provided a number of unexpected results and has been one of the most even seasons that grade cricket has seen in years.

Glenelg will be buoyed by the return of West End Redback players Alex Carey and Johan Botha as they look to secure their first premiership in 39 years. East Torrens, making their first finals appearance in over a decade, will be looking to continue to exceed expectations and earn a surprise grand final victory.

The match promises to be a thrilling one and SACA encourages all cricket fans to come and watch what will be a great two days of cricket.

Tea Tree Gully/Northern Districts will face West Torrens in the Women’s A Grade grand final in a rematch of last year’s grand final. Tea Tree Gully/Northern Districts will be looking to make a mends after their surprise Twenty20 final defeat, while West Torrens will be hoping to atone for last year’s grand final defeat.

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Prospect's Sam Miller steals medal in final round

Thursday 21 March 2013

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Prospect Pirate all-rounder Sam Miller has gone one step further being crowned the prestigious Bradman Medallist for season 2012/13.

Miller, who fell two votes short last season, came home at full speed after starting the summer with the West End Redbacks. The Pirate waited until the final round to steal the lead from Tea Tree Gully’s Tim Davey (21 votes). Miller, who polled 23 votes, trailed by two coming into round 13 but his figures of 3/23 against Port Adelaide were enough for him to secure four votes from the umpires.  

The significant feat resulted from a stellar 2012/13 season during which he scored 502 runs at 31.38 and took 20 wickets at 24.7. Miller recorded his highest score of 126 and took his best figures of 5/30 against Adelaide in round nine where he collected 6 votes.

Miller broke a 27 year drought of a Pirate Bradman Medallist and was presented with the medal at a ceremony at Adelaide Oval on Wednesday 20 March in front of more than 300 people.  

Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy scholar Usman Qadir was the early leader, polling 19 votes before leaving the competition at the Christmas break. The medal could have been snatched by any one of a group of five players leading into the final round. Adelaide Universities Tom Cooper, Glenelg’s Theo Doropoulos, Sturt’s Jason Borgas and West Torrens Trent Kelly all finished on 18 votes. While Glenelg captain Cullen Bailey finished with 17 votes, all five of these players failed to poll in the final round leaving Miller to stake his claim as the best Grade Cricketer for season 2012/13.

 

 

Other awards

Grade Cricket Team of the Year - voted by captains and coaches in batting order:

 

Jason Borgas (Sturt)

Tim Davey (Tea Tree Gully) (WK)

Alex Carey (Glenelg)

Trent Kelly (West Torrens) (c)

Tim Evans (Tea Tree Gully)

Usman Qadir (Adelaide)

Tom Cooper (Adelaide University)

Brad Evans (Tea Tree Gully)

Ross Whiteley (Prospect)

James Munting (Glenelg)

Sam Miller (Prospect)

Peter George (West Torrens)

 

Coach of the Year – Ben Cameron (Tea Tree Gully)

Grade Cricket Umpire of the Year – Bruce Stribley

Grade Cricket Volunteer of the Year – Phil Penn (Adelaide University)

Karen Rolton Medal - awarded to the most outstanding women’s cricketer, was won by West Torrens’ Lauren Ebsary. State and Grade stalwart Ebsary won back to back Karen Rolton Medals. Ebsary led the competition run tally, finishing the season with 481 runs at 60.13.

Also handy with the ball, Ebsary took 14 wickets at 11, with her best figures of 3/14 against Kensington.  Ebsary will again lead her charges into the Grand Final this weekend against Tea Tree Gully/Northern Districts for the second consecutive year.

The Karen Rolton Medal was a tighter contest this season with Ebsary (25 votes) claiming the medal by four votes in the last few rounds. Sturt’s Alexandra Price finished in second place with 21 votes, while Port Adelaide’s Amanda Wellington and Tea Tree Gully/Northern District’s Neisha Iles were equal third in with 19 votes.

The Fred Godson Medal – Tea Tree Gully’s Tim Evans was awarded the Fred Godson Medal for the West End One Day Cup Player of the series. Evans polled 10 votes ahead of Adelaide duo Sam Raphael and Cameron Valente who polled 9 votes.

The CW Walker Memorial Trophy for the most outstanding wicket-keeper was awarded to Josh Barrett from Southern District who polled 187 votes. Barrett polled ahead of Tea Tree Gully’s Tim Davey (185 votes) and East Torrens Mark Eichler, who polled 182 votes.

The Talbot Smith Fielding Trophy was awarded to Maxwell Schlicker from Sturt with 39 votes. Close behind him was Kensington’s Gregory Clarence on 38 votes. Glenelg’s Danny Irvine finished in third place with 36 votes.

The Jason Gillespie Medal, for Grade Cricket rising star, was awarded to West Torrens teenager Kelvin Smith. Smith’s first full season of A Grade cricket saw Smith score 422 runs at 35.16. Smith was also a part of the SACA Under 19 team that took out the national championship in Adelaide in January.

KC Butler Medal – B Grade men’s – Andrew Perkins – Northern Districts – 20 votes

Lyn Fullston Medal – B Grade women’s – Alex Gajewska – Adelaide University – 19 votes

Sid Daly Medal – C Grade men’s – Matthew Blain – Woodville – 23 votes

McLeod/Wilson Medal – D Grade men’s – Kyle Middleton – Sturt – 26 votes

 


Dejavu for the Bulls 

Monday 4 March 2013

Tea Tree Gully has once again proved why they are the Kings of the limited overs format with a thrilling last over victory over Adelaide University at Adelaide Oval. The win meant they not only went back to back in the West End Twenty20 Cup, but the West End One Day Cup also. Both clubs boasted full strength squads with all state players available, ensuring a thrilling contest that went down to the wire.

Liam Plunkett’s 69 runs were crucial for University and helped them reach a competitive total of 196. It was Tim Evans who proved to be the match winner for Tea Tree Gully with an unbeaten 81, and with the help of Brad Evans the pair got the Bulls over the line with three balls to spare. Tim Evans was awarded the Rob Zadow Medal after the match, for being judged the best player of the grand final. Tea Tree Gully is now in the perfect position to take out a clean sweep of trophies on offer, having already claimed the Twenty20 and One Day Cups, they sit top of the two day competition with one round to go before finals.

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Southern District crowned Women's Twenty20 Champions

Monday 4 March 2013

The Southern District Stingrays claimed a remarkable victory over Tea Tree Gully/Northern Districts at Adelaide Oval yesterday, to earn their first Women’s A Grade Twenty20 Cup. Heading in to the game as underdogs, the young Stingrays team showed experience beyond their years against a seasoned opponent in TTG/ND.

TTG/ND won the toss and sent Southern District in to bat in hope of bowling them out for a low total. It looked to be a good decision as they claimed some early wickets to have the Stingrays in trouble at 4/24. Opener Jessica O’Reilly made a solid 22 and started to build a decent partnership with Kylie Rattray, before their partnership ended at 39 as O’Reilly was dismissed by Chloe Scheer (1/20).  Rattray looked in great touch at the crease as she blasted a match winning 43* runs from 41 balls to help take the Stingrays total to an impressive 107. Jess Fiebig, Cara Fiebig, Neisha Iles and Ainslee Knight each took one wicket for TTG/ND.

In reply, TTG/ND made a decent start thanks to openers Brittany Perry (16) and Stephanie Morrison (18). But the Stingrays looked dangerous in the field, and when Rattray stumped Perry which was followed soon after by an incredible run out from Tabatha Saville, the momentum was well and truly with Southern District. The TTG/ND middle order failed to put any runs on the board thanks to some great bowling from Georgia Weatherspoon (2/9) and Jessica O’Reilly (2/3). TTG/ND was eventually dismissed for 47 and Southern District was crowned the 2012/13 Women’s A Grade Twenty20 Champions.

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Grade Cricket round 9 review

Monday 21 January 2013

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Bulls go back 2 back

Monday 21 January 2013

The West End Twenty20 Cup final took place on Sunday 20 January between Tea Tree Gully Bulls and Adelaide University at Pertaringa Oval. The Bulls again proved to be a dominant force in the limited over format by winning back to back premierships.

Tea Tree Gully Captain Matthew Weaver won the toss and elected to bat first. Opener and West End Redback Travis Head (21) made a good start to the Bulls innings before being caught by Peter Wilson off Ben Hilliard’s bowling. Tim Davey (46) and Tim Evans (17) put on a solid 4th wicket partnership before Evans was caught by Luke Crocker off Wilson’s bowling. The Bulls finished their 20 overs 9/134 with Nathan Adcock taking 4 wickets for Adelaide University.

In reply, West End Redback Tom Cooper (16) got the side of to a good start. Wickets started to fall rapidly for Adelaide University. A strong performance from Ben Cooper (26) kept Adelaide University in the game. Some tight bowling from the Bulls restricted scoring from Adelaide University and wickets began to fall quickly. After 19.2 overs Adelaide University were bowled out for 102 and Tea Tree Gully were the champions. A strong bowling performance from West End Redback Jake Haberfield (3/16), Tim Cronin (3/30) and Brad Evans (2/20) were the pick of the bowlers from a strong Tea Tree Gully bowling attack.

 

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Round 6 - Powerade Player of the Round

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An outstanding individual performance by Sturt Blues Powerade Under 14 Red representative Thomas O’Connell has earned himself the Powerade Player of the Round in their round six match against the Northern Districts Jets. Thomas was a standout performer with both the bat and ball for the Blues; top scoring for his side with 37 runs and then tearing through the Jets batting line up, finishing the match with bowling figures of 5/3 from 7.3 overs.

Sturt captain Lachie Haysman won the toss and sent his side in to bat first. Thomas opened the batting and got the Blues off to a great start, notching up 37 runs including 5 fours before he was disastrously run out. Round one Powerade Player of the Round Alexander Durbidge came in at number five to make an important 33* and he was well supported by Edward Allan (26*), to help guide the Blues to 5/160 at the compulsory close of innings. In reply, the Jets openers Kyle Giniotis (24) and Riley Robinson (14) made a decent start to their sides run chase before Gus Haysman (3/23) cleaned up the top three batsmen. It was then Thomas’ turn to torment the Northern Districts batsmen in a brilliant spell which saw him take 5 wickets for only 3 runs and help bowl out the Jets for just 68 to give Sturt a comprehensive victory.

Thomas will be automatically included in the Powerade Junior Team of the Year and will be awarded a 'Powerade Junior Cricketer of the Round' pack at Sturt. He will also be invited to attend a function at the Adelaide Oval at the end of the season, acknowledging him, along with other nominees throughout the year, of their outstanding performances over the season.


Round 5 - Powerade Player of the Round

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Woodville District Under 16 Red representative Jake Wohling has earned himself the Powerade Player of the Round after his impressive performance with the ball in his sides round five clash with the Port Adelaide Magpies at St Clair Oval. Jake took 6/31 from 10 overs in what was a standout performance.

Woodville won the toss and sent the Magpies in to bat first. Jake had an immediate impact when he was given the ball, taking three out of the first four wickets including the dangerous and Round 4 player of the round Austin Umpherston (66). After having a spell, Jake returned with the ball to clean up the tail and bowl Port Adelaide out for 170 runs in a dominant display. Woodville’s run chase began with the loss of two quick wickets to leave them at 2/18 at the end of the first days play. Unfortunately the second day’s play was washed out meaning the match finished as a draw but Jake’s performance was enough to earn him the player of the round.

Jake will be automatically included in the Powerade Junior Team of the Year and will be awarded a 'Powerade Junior Cricketer of the Round' pack at Woodville. He will also be invited to attend a function at the Adelaide Oval at the end of the season, acknowledging him, along with other nominees throughout the year, of their outstanding performances over the season.

 


Magpies claim impressive victory over top of the table Jets

West End A Grade Round 8

Woodville 186 def Kensington 8/187

The Woodville Peckers hosted the Kensington Browns at Woodville Oval. Woodville captain Chad Sayers won the toss and elected to bat. Opener Conor McInerney (34) made a decent start to the Eagles innings before he was bowled by Mark Barber. The middle order for the Eagles made decent starts to their innings but failed to go on to make a big score with the exception of Luke Wells (57). Woodville were eventually bowled out for 186 with West End Redback Elliot Opie (3/39), Jamie Panelli (2/51) and Mark Barber (2/62) the pick of the bowler for the Browns. In reply, the Kensington openers and middle order batsmen were able to make decent starts to their innings but also failed to go on to make a big score. Howevre; they had enough depth in their batting line up to reach the Eagles total at 8/187. Greg Clarence (36) and Alex Ross (36) top scored for the Browns while Dale Bradley (3/40) was the best bowler for Woodville.

Port Adelaide 266 def Northern Districts 135 & 2/93

Top of the table Northern Districts Jets travelled to Port Adelaide Reserve to take on the Port Adelaide Magpies. Port Adelaide won the toss and elected to bat. Opener Darryl Monger (40) got the magpies off to a good start before Peter Brown (65) and Steven Gilmour (68) put on a solid partnership to help the Magpies to a total of 266. Cam Williams was the pick of the bowlers for the Jets taking 4/75. Northern Districts’ run chase got off to a terrible start losing both openers cheaply. Mark Hanson (48) provided some resistance in the middle order but lacked support and the Jets were dismissed for only 135 giving Port Adelaide a huge first innings victory. Nicholas Benton (3/30) and Joshua Rosenthal (3/28) were impressive with the ball for the Magpies.

Sturt 161 & 3/76 def Glenelg 151

The Sturt Blues hosted the Glenelg Seahorses at Price Memorial Oval with Glenelg looking to claim top sport with a win. Sturt were sent in to bat after losing the toss and looked in trouble after losing Jason Borgas early. Bradley Davis (31), Maxwell Schlicker (36) and C. Harper (38) made decent contributions but the Blues were bowled out for 161. West End Redback Cullen Bailey (4/39), James Munting (3/39) and Timothy Fernandez (3/37) were all impressive with the ball for Glenelg. The Seahorses made a good start to their run chase with opener Alex Carey (40) continuing his good form but Glenelg lost wickets far to regularly and thanks to some fine bowling under pressure from Stuart Claring-Bould (4/35) and Ziggy Kulesza (3/27) they were all out for 151 giving the Blues an impressive first innings victory.

East Torrens 163 def by Tea Tree Gully 217 & 1/98

The Tea Tree Gully Bulls travelled to Campbelltown Oval to face the Eat Torrens Reds in what loomed as an evenly matched fixture. The Bulls elected to bat after winning the toss, and openers Tim Evans (57) and Rory Burns (42) got them off to a great start putting on a 99 run partnership. However, the Reds were able to clean up the Bulls middle order quite easily to have them in trouble at 8/161. Some late hitting from Tim Cronin (36) and Jace O’Hara (26) helped Tea Tree Gully post a competitive score of 217. Daniel Leigh (3/56) was the pick of the bowlers for the Reds. In reply, East Torrens was in disarray early as a rampant Brad Evans cleaned up three of the top four batsmen to have them at 4/38. Michael Cramner (43) and Daniel Leigh (39*) added some respectability to the scoreboard but it was not enough as Brad Evans (7/43) continued to tear through the Reds batting line up to bowl them out for 163 and give first innings points to the Bulls.

Adelaide University 8/281(dec) def Southern District 196 & 3/64

Adelaide University hosted the Southern Districts Stingrays at University Oval in what was an important game for University to win to stay in touch with the top half of the table. The Stingrays were sent in to bat first and found themselves at 4/17 with things looking ominous. But a fantastic knock from Stephen Leach (101) and a good supporting role from Matthew Overall (45) helped the Stingrays post a fair total of 196. Luke Crocker (4/40) was the best bowler for University. In reply, University lost some early wickets and things looked threatening until Lachie Oswald-Jacobs (130) and Peter Wilson (49) came to the crease to post a match winning partnership. University eventually declared at 8/281 to earn first innings points. Patrick Jolly (4/78) took the best figures for Southern District.

Adelaide 240 def West Torrens 225 & 6/115

The West Torrens Eagles ventured to Glandore Oval to take on the Adelaide Buffalos in an important game for both sides. West Torrens elected to bat after winning the toss. Christopher O’Reilly (39) made a decent start to the Eagles innings but it was opening partner Adam Rumbelow who shone with the bat notching up a fantastic innings of 110 from 96 balls including 5 sixes. Warrick Stanborough (32*) made some important runs late in the innings as all other West Torrens batsmen failed to reach double figures. The Eagles were bowled out for 225 with Richard Francis (4/47) bowling well for Adelaide. In reply, reigning Bradman Medallist Sam Raphael (43) and Phillip Neate (64) both made good starts with Jamie Barnes (37) and Anthony Jennings (31) contributing further runs to the total to give Adelaide first innings points with a score of 240. West End Redback Peter George (4/57) bowled well once again for West Torrens along with Dan Cullen and Warrick Stanborough who each took two wickets.    

 


Bank SA Under 17 Shield - Monday Matches Abandoned

Please note that due to the forecast temperature of 41 degrees for tomorrow all Bank SA Under 17 Shield matches have been abandoned for Monday 7 January 2013.

 

Matches for Tuesday will proceed as scheduled at this stage.

 

Adelaide University win Women's B Grade T20 Final

The Women’s B Grade Twenty20 Grand Final took place on Sunday the 23rd of December between Adelaide University and West Torrens at University Oval. West Torrens won the toss first and elected to bat with opener Brooke Harris (26) getting her side off to a great start. Brianna Cheetham (11) and Tayla Gordon (21) both contributed with some important runs but lacked support as West Torrens closed their innings at 7/99 after their 20 overs. Kylie Tulloch was the pick of the bowlers for University taking 2/12 while Starsy Mayes, Rommie Corso, Joanne Hedges and Cindi Gouveia took one wicket each.  Adelaide University made a decent start to their run chase thanks to Sarah Moriarty (11) before Kylie Tulloch (25*) came to the crease and backed up her impressive bowling performance by guiding her side to victory. Jessica Joseph (2/3) and Tayla Gordon (2/21) bowled well for West Torrens but their efforts were not enough to stop Adelaide University from taking out the Women’s B Grade Twenty20 Grand Final. 

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Grade Cricket Weather Affected Matches

 

SACA has closely monitored the inclement weather conditions today in the lead up to the weekend of cricket on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December. SACA can now confirm the following for the games scheduled this weekend:-

 

West End A Grade

Players and umpires are required to attend all grounds, with the umpires to make the final decision on play tomorrow.

 

West End B Grade

Players and umpires are required to attend all grounds, with the umpires to make the final decision on play tomorrow.

 

West End C Grade

Players and umpires are required to attend all grounds, with the umpires to make the final decision on play tomorrow.

 

West End D Grade

Players and umpires are required to attend all grounds, with the umpires to make the final decision on play tomorrow.

 

Women’s A Grade

The following fixtures have been abandoned (players and umpires do not need to attend the ground Saturday 15 December):

  • Kensington v Port Adelaide (Park 25)
  • Tea Tree Gully/ND v Southern District (Gordon Brown - upper oval)

 

In all other matches, players and umpires are required to attend all grounds, with the umpires to make the final decision on play tomorrow.

 

Women’s B Grade Twenty20

Players and umpires are required to attend the ground, with the umpires to make the final decision on play on Sunday.

 

Powerade Under 16 Red

The following fixture has been abandoned (players and umpires do not need to attend the ground Saturday 15 December):

  • Adelaide v Tea Tree Gully (Saratoga Oval – Immanuel College)

 

In all other matches, players and umpires are required to attend all grounds, with the umpires to make the final decision on play tomorrow.

 

Powerade Under 16 White

The following fixture has been abandoned (players and umpires do not need to attend the ground Saturday 15 December):

  • Glenelg v West Torrens (Helen Black – lower oval)

 

In all other matches, players and umpires are required to attend all grounds, with the umpires to make the final decision on play tomorrow.

 

Powerade Under 14 Red

Players and umpires are required to attend all grounds, with the umpires to make the final decision on play tomorrow.

 

Powerade Under 14 White

Players and umpires are required to attend all grounds, with the umpires to make the final decision on play tomorrow.

 

All fixtures

If there are complications with the grounds Friday evening/Saturday morning, SACA will liaise directly with the clubs and umpires involved.


Grade Cricket Round Review

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Round 5 Rising Star nominee announced

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Rising Star Nomination Round 5 – Tom Bailey Southern District

Young Southern District Stingray opening bowler Tom Bailey has been rewarded with the round five Rising Star nomination for his efforts with the ball and bat against the West Torrens Eagles at Park 25 No1. In his first West End A Grade match for the season, Bailey bagged 5/50 from his 26 overs, which complemented his 31 runs in the Southern Districts first innings.

Eagles captain Trent Kelly won the toss and sent the Stingrays into bat on a solid Park 25 wicket. The Stingrays found themselves in trouble early as Chris O’Connor was run out by Carl Mickan for two and Kelly (2/49) claimed two early wickets. The Stingrays had slumped to 3/17 before Brendan McCormack (42) and Josh Barrett (33) put on a 73 run partnership for the fourth wicket. After a few more wickets fell thanks to Warrick Stanborough (3/22), the Stringrays tail was exposed and Eagles were primed for the kill. Tail enders Bailey (31), Tom Joraslafsky (20) and Sean Williams (14*) added some much needed runs as they took the teams total past 150 and pushed towards 200. Bailey’s innings included five boundaries and was the third highest score for the Stingrays who were eventually dismissed for 190 in the 74th over.

In reply, the Eagles suffered the early loss of West End Redback James Smith (7), bowled by Bailey. The Stingray bowlers continued to apply the pressure as the Eagles lost four quick wickets and found themselves in trouble at 5/58. The match was set for a tight finish as the Eagles still required 132 runs with five wickets in hand. By now Bailey had collected his third wicket for the match and was looking to take more wickets to take his side to victory. West End Redback Callum Ferguson’s innings of 88 got his side over the line late on day two, Bailey helped clean up the Eagles tail claiming two more wickets to finish with figures of 5/50. The Eagles finished all out for 201 to claim first innings points.

 

Rising Star Nominations:-

Round 1 – Kelvin Smith – West Torrens

Round 2 – Alex Gregory – Sturt 

Round 3 – No nominee

Round 4 – No nominee

Round 5 – Tom Bailey – Southern District


Young Magpie takes down Jets

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Port Adelaide Magpies Under 16 Red representative Austin Umpherston has earned himself the Powerade Player of the Round after his impressive performance with both the ball and the bat in his sides round four clash with the Northern Districts Jets at EP Nazar Reserve. Austin, who is also captain of the side, took 5/11 from 8 overs and then top scored with 29 runs in what was a standout all-round performance.

Austin won the toss for the Magpies and sent Northern Districts in to bat first. It proved to be a great decision as the Port bowling attack cleaned up the Jets in the 40th over for a modest 96 runs. Austin was the only multiple wicket taker, with the rest of the wickets evenly shared among the other Magpies bowlers. Port Adelaide comfortably chased down the set total in the 38th over claiming first innings points before declaring at 4/105. Austin was just as damaging with the bat top scoring with 29 runs. He was well supported by Stephen Foster-Borg, Adam Freeman and Nikolas Kartas who each contributed 17 runs. Although Port were unable to claim an outright victory,  Austin’s sensational first innings performance was enough to give his side their second victory for the season and earn himself the Powerade Player of the Round for round 4.

Austin will be automatically included in the Powerade Junior Team of the Year and will be awarded a 'Powerade Junior Cricketer of the Round' pack at Port Adelaide. He will also be invited to attend a function at the Adelaide Oval at the end of the season, acknowledging him, along with other nominees throughout the year, of their outstanding performances over the season.


Bulls and Reds remain undefeated in West End One Day Cup

2 Dec 12 Adelaide University
8/236(cc)  
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183  
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2 Dec 12 Prospect
178 HP Byrnes Howe 76 R Whiteley 33  TP Doropoulos 5/36 CM Dand 2/34
def by Glenelg
9/192(cc) CB Bailey 63 TC Plant 36  JA Ross 4/22 RP Fielke 3/46
Prospect Oval 
2 Dec 12 Southern District
5/157 N Bowen 57 S Leach 28  JM Brown 2/31
def Kensington
7/156(cc) JM Brown 38 C Canny 29  SL Williams 2/27 SW Tanner 2/28
Bice Oval 
2 Dec 12 East Torrens
187 S Taylor 41 MT Eichler 35 LJ Robins 31 CJ Adams 28  C Valente 3/15 BP Lenthall 2/23 U Qadir 2/27 L Lavender 2/46
def Adelaide
133 J BARNES 38*  J Lehmann 3/29 L Pickford 2/27
Campbelltown Oval 
2 Dec 12 Woodville
7/138(cc) BJ Turley 37*  MK Weaver 2/11 JR O'Hara 2/40
def by Tea Tree Gully
4/142 MK Weaver 43 TJ Davey 41 TJ Evans 38  RJ CARTER 3/54
Woodville Oval 
2 Dec 12 Sturt
9/223(cc) JD BORGAS 76 J Weatherald 43 BR DAVIS 30  TM Pascoe 5/39
def Northern Districts
181 I Borgas 78 C Francis 26*  J Wood 3/33 J Tamblyn 2/23 T Andrews 2/27
Price Memorial Oval 
9 Dec 12 West Torrens v SACA Under 19 Henley Grange Memorial Oval 

Seahorses climb to second spot

Monday 3 December

Tea Tree Gully v Prospect

The Tea Tree Gully Bulls moved up to 7th on the ladder after they claimed an outright win over the Prospect Pirates at Pertaringa Oval. Prospect won the toss electing to bat first but quickly found themselves in trouble at 5/65. Ross Whiteley (57) was able to put some important runs on the board but he lacked support and the Pirates were eventually dismissed for 160. West End Redback Jake Haberfield (3/36) and Captain Matthew Weaver (3/15) were the pick of the bowlers for the Bulls. In reply, Tea Tree Gully passed the Prospect total with ease and were able to build a solid first innings lead thanks to West End Redback Travis Head (40) and Tim Davey who knocked out an impressive 109 runs from just 105 balls which included 8 fours and 5 sixes. Tea Tree Gully declared at 5/236 with a 76 run lead. Prospect’s second innings began very similar to their first as they once again lost early wickets to be 5/61. Ross Whiteley (38) was the lone hand yet again for the Pirates as they were bowled out for a dismal 104. West End Redback Jake Haberfield (5/32) continued his good form from the first innings with Brad Evans (3/15) also bowling well. Tea Tree Gully quickly notched up the 29 required runs to claim outright victory.

Southern District v West Torrens

The Southern District Stingrays were looking to claim their first win for the season as they came up against the West Torrens Eagles at Park 25. After losing the toss and being sent into bat, the Stingrays made a shaky start after losing three early wickets to be 3/17. Brendan McCormack (42) and Joshua Barrett (33) put on a solid partnership together and the lower order for Southern District were able to contribute some important runs to take their total to 190 before they were dismissed. Warrick Stanborough (3/22) and West End Redback James Smith (3/48) did the damage with the ball for the Eagles. In reply, Eagles opener Kelvin Smith (26) made a good start before he was dismissed as did Andrew Haslett (29). But wickets continued to fall for the Eagles thanks to some impressive bowling from Tom Bailey (5/50) and S. Williams (3/68). The match was evenly poised until West End Redback Callum Ferguson (88*) guided West Torrens to first innings points before they were dismissed for 201. Southern District finished the final days play at 3/37 with West End Redback Peter George claiming two wickets.

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West End A Grade Results - Round 5

Nov 12
1 Dec 12
Tea Tree Gully
5/236(dec) TJ Davey 109 TM Head 40 R Burns 36 JS Holliday 25*  M Waller 2/23
and 0/29  
def Prospect
160 R Whiteley 57  MK Weaver 3/15 JA Haberfield 3/36 JR O'Hara 2/30
and 104 R Whiteley 38  JA Haberfield 5/32 BD Evans 3/15
Pertaringa Oval 
24 Nov 12
1 Dec 12
Southern District
190 BL McCormack 42 JL Barrett 33 T Bailey 31  W Stanborough 3/22 J Smith 3/48 TP Kelly 2/49
and 3/37  PR George 2/7
def by West Torrens
201 C Ferguson 88* A Haslett 29 KR Smith 26  T Bailey 5/50 SL Williams 3/68
Park 25 No 1 
24 Nov 12
1 Dec 12
Glenelg
250 CB Bailey 48 A Carey 46 D Irvine 44 TC Plant 26  U Qadir 6/82 JD Carver 3/78
and 3/92 TP Doropoulos 38* A Carey 33*  U Qadir 2/32
def Adelaide
110 AS Jennings 29  TP Doropoulos 5/10 J Munting 3/30 CB Bailey 2/28
Gliderol Stadium 
24 Nov 12
1 Dec 12
Northern Districts
274 B Cox 47 TM Pascoe 43 SA Marks 40 M Thomas 28 JS Gatting 25  
def by Adelaide University
6/339(dec)  C Duval 3/38 C Amundsen 2/31
Salisbury Oval 
24 Nov 12
1 Dec 12
Kensington
106 PJ Connelly 40 GW Clarence 25*  D Leigh 5/38 LJ Robins 3/31
def by East Torrens
168 LD Smith 32 J Lehmann 26  EK Opie 4/41 J Panelli 3/52
and 8/162(dec) AT Mullins 33 KW Richardson 29  EK Opie 5/62
Parkinson Oval 
24 Nov 12
1 Dec 12
Woodville
159 SM Coles 65  S Roberts 3/15 SJ Claring-Bould 3/41 TJ Cece 2/52
and 2/173 SM Coles 55* AJ Bleakley 54* AD SAYERS 43  J Wood 2/24
tied Sturt
159 TJ Cece 34  R Evans 5/40 CM Tietjens 4/64
Woodville Oval 
24 Nov 12
1 Dec 12
Port Adelaide v BYE  

 


Unbeaten double century earns Sturt youngster Powearde Player of the Round

Monday 3 December

New Sturt logo

Sturt Blues Powerade Under 14 White representative Alisdair McFarlane has earned himself the Powerade Player of the Round after his remarkable innings against Port Adelaide Magpies in round three at Mitcham Primary School. Alisdair knocked up 215 runs from an amazing 158 balls with his innings including 31 fours and 4 sixes. He managed to survive the innings without being dismissed before he was retired.

After Sturt won the toss and elected to bat, Alisdair and opening partner Sam Teakle (49) made a solid start to Sturts innings before Sam was dismissed which brought Alexander Durbidge (222) to the crease. Alexander and Alisdair went on to dominate the Magpies bowling attack, putting on an extraordinary unbeaten 366-run partnership. The partnership is believed to be among the highest in a limited overs match in Australia. Alexander was eventually retired after 51 overs, an over before Alisdair retired. The pair helped Sturt amass 1/555 from 60 overs. In reply, Port Adelaide never looked like challenging the total and was dismissed for 93 in the 55th over. Darcy Burns (4/20) was the pick of the bowlers for the Blues.

Alisdair will be automatically included in the Powerade Junior Team of the Year and will be awarded a 'Powerade Junior Cricketer of the Round' pack at Sturt. He will also be invited to attend a function at the Adelaide Oval at the end of the season, acknowledging him, along with other nominees throughout the year, of their outstanding performances over the season.


Glenelg defeat Kensington to take out Ray Sutton Shield

Tuesday 27 November

The Kensington Browns and the Glenelg Seahorses met on Sunday 18 November at Parkinson Oval to decide the winner of the Ray Sutton Shield for 2012. Both teams were undefeated heading into the game, having dominated their respective groups.

Kensington won the toss and elected to bat first but were immediately put under pressure with the loss of two early wickets. Opener Jed Spence (20) was able to make a solid start and along with Tom Van der Jeugd (23) the pair took the Browns to 6/69 midway through their innings. Some late hitting from Cameron Fatchen (31*) and Adam Clements (19) took Kensington’s total to 8/121 before the compulsory close of innings. Tom Wormald was menacing with the ball for Glenelg taking 3/11 from eight overs and he was well supported by Joshua Hoffman (2/33).

Glenelg made a great start to their run chase with William Forster (52*) continuing his great form at the top of the order with Joshua Hoffman (33) showing he can be just as damaging with the bat as with the ball. Cameron Fatchen (2/19) was once again a consistent performer with the ball for Kensington but the total never looked like troubling the Seahorses and they completed their run chase in the 36th over to take out the Ray Sutton Shield for 2012.

The Glenelg Seahorses celebrate after their Ray Sutton Shield victory


West End A Grade Results - Round 5 (Day 1)  

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Tea Tree Gully 2/131

Prospect 160 at Pertaringa Oval

T Davey 52* 

R Whiteley 57  

R Burns 36 

M Weaver 3/15

J Holliday 25*  

J Haberfield 3/36

 

J O'Hara 2/30

 

Southern District 190

West Torrens  4/51 at Park 25 No. 1

B McCormack 42    

K Smith 26

J Barrett 33

 

T Bailey 31

 

W Stanborough 3/22

 

J Smith 3/48

 

T Kelly 2/49

 

 

Glenelg 250

Adelaide 0/3 at Gliderol Stadium

C Bailey 48   

 

A Carey 46 

 

D Irvine 44

 

T Plant 26 

 

U Qadir 6/82

 

J Carver 3/78

 

 

Northern Districts

Adelaide University 6/333 at Salisbury Oval

 

C Duval 3/38

 

C Amundsen 2/31

 

Kensington 7/84

East Torrens 168 at Parkinson Oval

P Connelly 32*  

L Smith 32   

L Robins 3/31

J Lehmann 26

D Leigh 2/23

E Opie 4/41

 

J Panelli 3/52

 

Woodville 159

Sturt 4/76 at Woodville Oval

S Coles 65  

R. Evans 3/18

S Roberts 3/15

 

S Claring-Bould 3/41

 

T Cece 2/52

 

 

West End A Grade Results - Round 4

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10 Nov
17 Nov
Sturt
5/296 JD Borgas 106 S Roberts 70 MG Schlicker 60* TA Watson 28  MC Weeks 4/55
def Port Adelaide
8/281(dec) JS Hoffman 89 D Monger 60 SW Billings 37 MC Weeks 27 AG Dilley 25  TJ Cece 3/58 S Roberts 2/40
Price Memorial Oval 
10 Nov
17 Nov
East Torrens
266 AT Mullins 100* LJ Robins 63 S Taylor 44  CM Tietjens 5/98 R Evans 2/43
def Woodville
219 AD Sayers 56 SK McNally 36 DJ Harris 30 LD Wells 27 HJ Nielsen 27*  JM Miller 4/38 D Leigh 3/53 MR Cranmer 2/18
Campbelltown Oval 
10 Nov
17 Nov
Adelaide University
259 B Cooper 78 NF Bailey 55 PL Allegretto 35  EK Opie 4/48 JM Brown 4/51
def Kensington
258 PJ Connelly 53 AI Ross 37* MJ Barber 35 GW Clarence 32 JM Brown 32  JM Mennie 4/43 L Crocker 4/65
University Oval No 1 
10 Nov
17 Nov
Adelaide
183 P Neate 52 J Barnes 50 C Valente 29  C Amundsen 4/35 C Duval 3/32 TM Pascoe 2/41
and 130 C Valente 44  C Amundsen 6/65 TM Pascoe 2/55
def by Northern Districts
227 CD Williams 50 C Duval 49* P Hunter 45 JS Gatting 28  U Qadir 7/91 JD Carver 3/49
and 2/91 M Thomas 33 P Hunter 29  
Glandore Oval 
10 Nov
17 Nov
Prospect
8/102(dec) R Whiteley 57  TP Doropoulos 6/50
and 9/170 D Solway 71* HP Byrnes Howe 28  TP Doropoulos 3/58 CB Bailey 2/63
def by Glenelg
5/310(dec) MP Nobes 135* TC Plant 78* A Carey 39  R Whiteley 2/66
and 0/0(dec)  
Prospect Oval 
10 Nov
17 Nov
West Torrens
7/301(dec) A Haslett 127* TP Kelly 40 J Smith 36 C Mickan 32 WJ Prowse 30  MK Weaver 2/47 SJ Todd 2/51 TJ Evans 2/67
def Tea Tree Gully
270 TJ Evans 98 MK Weaver 54  PR George 5/69 TP Kelly 3/83
Henley Grange Memorial Oval 

 


West End A Grade Results (Day 1)

Sturt Port Adelaide 4/230       at Price Memorial
S. Roberts 1/27 J. Hoffman 73*
J. Wood 1/50 D. Monger 60
S. Claring-Bould 1/57 S. Billings 37

 

East Torrens 3/46 Woodville 219            at Campbelltown Oval
J. Miller 4/38 A. Sayers 56
D. Leigh 3/53 S. McNally 36
M. Cramner 16* C. Tietjens 3/19

 

Adelaide University 259 Kensington 0/46          at University Oval
  E. Opie 4/48
  J. Brown 4/51
  A. Ross 37*

 

Adelaide 183 Northern Districts 2/83    at Glandore Oval
P. Neate 52 C. Amundsen 4/35
J. Barnes 50 C. Duval 3/32
J. Carver 2/16 P. Hunter 42*

 

Prospect Glenelg 5/269               at Prospect Oval
R. Whiteley 2/40 M. Nobes 110*
M. Waller 1/33 T. Plant 62*
  A. Carey 39

 

West Torrens 7/261 Tea Tree Gully              at Henley GM
A. Haslett 105* M. Weaver 2/42
T. Kelly 40 T. Evans 2/47
J. Smith 36 S. Todd 2/51

Browns look to go back 2 back in Ray Sutton

Tuesday 13 November

The Kensington Browns and the Glenelg Seahorse will meet this weekend to decide the winner of the Ray Sutton Shield for 2012. Both teams are undefeated after the group fixtures and have put in some eye catching performances so far.

Kensington have won each of their games quite comfortably and are yet to be seriously challenged. Their strong bowling attack has been a key factor to their success, having bowled out every opponent they have faced. Henry Dall (185 runs) and Cameron Fatchen (11 wickets) have been two of the standout performers over the five games. 

Glenelg have been forced to work hard for most of their victories, but have shown they can perform well under pressure. The Seahorses have great depth in their batting line-up, with a number of batsmen posting decent scores when their team has needed someone to stand up. William Forster (145 runs) and Joshua Hoffman (8 wickets) have been consistent performers throughout the competition.

The match looms as an exciting contest with the two best teams rightfully competing for the Shield. The game will be held at Parkinson Oval at 12:30 PM and presentations will follow once the match has completed.


Grade Cricket on show in regional South Australia

Monday 12 November

Following a successful introduction in season 2010/2011 including much positive feedback from hosting clubs, Grade Cricket will return to regional areas to participate in a special West End Twenty20 Cup ‘Country Round’ on Sunday 18 November. This ‘Country Round’ has become a leader amongst the state associations and has been identified by Cricket Australia as best practice in the nation.

Playing in the country provides Grade Clubs the opportunity to promote Grade Cricket to the rural community and further strengthen the relationship between the Grade competition and country cricket. It also allows for local Twenty20 fixtures and other activities to be programmed either side of the main game to allow local community interaction during the day whilst the shorter format will assist clubs with travel to and from the venue.

The day also helps to promote the host clubs and the essential role they play in developing junior cricketers within regional centres; the tireless efforts of both metropolitan and country cricket volunteers, and further recognise the importance of country cricket in the South Australian cricketing pathway.

The West End Redbacks squad itself has a number of players who hail from country South Australia, including Gary Putland (Great Southern) and James Smith (Murray Towns).

This West End Twenty20 Cup ‘Country Round’ is a fantastic occasion on the Grade Cricket calendar and a spectacle for the sport of cricket.

Details of the West End Twenty20 Cup ‘Country Round’ matches are as follows.

 

Zone 1

Sun 18 Nov(12:00 PM)

Northern Districts

  v 

Kensington

Nuriootpa Oval

Sun 18 Nov(12:00 PM)

Woodville

  v 

Prospect

Port Pirie

Zone 2

Sun 18 Nov(12:00 PM)

West Torrens

  v 

Port Adelaide

Moonta Oval

Sun 18 Nov(12:00 PM)

Sturt

  v 

Adelaide

Langhorne Creek

Sun 18 Nov(12:00 PM)

Southern District

  v 

Tea Tree Gully

Encounter Bay Oval

 

Northern Districts v Kensington – Barossa Valley, Nuriootpa Oval

Last season finalist the Kensington Browns will travel to Nuriootpa Oval to take on the Northern Districts Jets. The Jets who are aligned to the Barossa and Light Cricket Association have enjoyed success in the Twenty20 competition in previous years, being crowned premiers in 2004/05 and 2009/10, while Kensington won the competition in 2006/07.

The Jets have enjoyed a good start to the two day competition and will be looking to carry this over into the shorter format. Kensington boast a formidable side with the likes of West End Redback Elliot Opie, Jake Brown and Aaron O’Brien to name just a few.

 

Woodville v Prospect – Port Pirie, Port Oval

Last season’s two day premiers, the Woodville Peckers, host the Prospect Pirates at Memorial Oval in Port Pirie. Both sides will be looking to get their West End Twenty20 Cup campaigns off to a good start as neither side has taken out the cup. The experienced Woodville team will be head lined by Dan Harris with the support of Ken Skewes, Stuart Coles and Carl Tietjens.

Prospect is an upcoming team with recent English Super 6 International Ross Whitely and recent West End Redback debutant Sam Miller the ones to watch. Pirates captain Rhett Fielke will provide the experience his side needs in the tough situations.

 

West Torrens v Port Adelaide – Moonta, Moonta Oval

The West Torrens Eagles return to Moonta Oval and play host to the Port Adelaide Magpies. Both teams have a great relationship with their country zones and will look to put on a good show for the Moonta locals. The Eagles top three batsmen in West End Redbacks James Smith, brother Kelvin and Adam Crosthwaite are sure to excite with some big hitting, while Eagles captain Trent Kelly will be looking to knock the Port batsmen over with the ball.

Port’s experienced campaigners Matthew Weeks, Darryl Monger and Adam Dilley will be out to make sure their side gets over the line, while young up and comer James Hoffman with add some extra fire power to the Magpies.

 

Sturt v Adelaide – Langhorne Creek

A Grade Cricket power house across all competitions in recent years, the Sturt Blues play in Langhorne Creek against the Adelaide Buffalos. The Blues who have won the Twenty20 Cup twice, in 2005/06 and 2010/11, have a good mix of experience and youth. Sturt have a couple of handy all-rounders including captain Dylan Thomson, Australian Under 19 representative Alex Gregory and Simon Roberts, these players are sure to put on a good show as the Blues vie for another premiership.

The Buffalos are a team on the rise, having secured the services of Usman Qadir, son of former Pakistan great Abdul Qadir; the Buffalos have added a quality leg spinner and handy batsmen to their arsenal. The Buffalos also boast 2011/12 Bradman Medallist Sam Raphael, young gun Cameron Valente and club stalwart and cap Nathan Job. Adelaide is a team to watch this season in all formats of the game.

 

Southern District v Tea Tree Gully – Encounter Bay

2011/12 West End Twenty20 Cup Premiers the Tea Tree Gully Bulls travel to Encounter Bay Oval to take on the Southern District Stingrays. With players like Travis Head, Tim Davey, and Brothers Tim and Brad Evans, the Bulls are going to be a hard team to stop this season. The shorter format of the game should suit Southern Districts with spinners Shaun Tanner and Tom Joraslafsky already causing trouble for batsmen this season.

For more information on the SACA Grade Cricket competition, please contact Competitions Coordinator Sarah Fry on 8300 3244 or sfry@saca.com.au.


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Blasting Buffalo earns Powerade Player of the Round

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Friday 9 November 2012

An exceptional innings from Adelaide Buffalos Powerade Under 14 White representative Kiran Prashanth, has earned himself the Powerade Player of the Round in his sides round two clash against the West Torrens Eagles. Kiran showed maturity beyond his years as he smashed the Eagles bowler to all parts of the field to knock out a score of 119* off 147 balls. His impressive innings included 16 fours and 2 sixes and was enough to earn him a call up to the Under 14 Red team.

Adelaide had made a good start to their innings when Kiran came to the crease, sitting comfortably at 1/58. But the loss of two quick wickets left them in trouble at 3/59 and the Buffalos were in need of someone to stand up. Kiran, along with teammate Will Reid (40) did just that and put on a 138 run partnership to help their side to a total of 6/250 before a compulsory close of innings. West Torrens began well in their run chase thanks largely to Ryan Challis (65) and Jake Weidemann (34). But the set total was too large and Kiran’s man of the match performance was enough to give his side a first innings victory.

Kiran will be automatically included in the Powerade Junior Team of the Year and will be awarded a 'Powerade Junior Cricketer of the Round' pack at Adelaide. He will also be invited to attend a function at the Adelaide Oval at the end of the season, acknowledging him, along with other nominees throughout the year, of their outstanding performances over the season.

 


Northern Districts Jet their way to the top of the table

Wednesday 7 November

Northern Districts 7/363 def Prospect 156

The Northern Districts Jets resumed day two on 3/78 in their match against the Prospect Pirates at Salisbury Oval. The Jets middle order all contributed well with Joe Gatting, Ben Cox and Steven Marks all recording half centuries as the Jets reached the Pirates score only three wickets down. Northern Districts pushed on with their score and piled on the runs with tail ender Trent Pascoe also reaching the half century milestone. The Pirates bowlers did not have much luck with Lachlan Blunden (2/83) and Max Waller (2/61) the only bowlers to take multiple wickets, in total nine players were given a bowl. The Jets have had a terrific start to the year, winning all three matches, they will be looking to continue to good form and not slip away as they have done in previous seasons.

 

Content Image PlaceholderJamie Panelli's seven wickets helped Kensington claim an outright victory

Kensington 6/397 (dec) def Adelaide 145 & 135

The Adelaide Buffalos resumed day two at 1/0 chasing the Kensington Browns first innings total of 397. Blake Lenthall (47) got the Buffalos off to a steady start before a middle order collapse left them reeling at 6/89, thanks to some quality bowling from Kensington quick Jamie Panelli (4/41). Usman Qadir (25) did his best to stem the flow of wickets but he did not have enough support around him and the Buffalos were eventually bowled out for 145. With an outright victory in sight, Kensington enforced the follow on in hope of bowling Adelaide out again. West End Redback Elliot Opie (4/66) got the Browns off to a flying start claiming an early wicket before another middle order collapse left the Buffalos in all sorts of trouble at 7/59. Adelaide opener Phillip Neate (38) and Jamie Barnes (51*) provided some resistance against the Kensington bowling attack but their efforts were not enough to stop Adelaide falling to an outright defeat. Opie along with Jamie Panelli (3/30) were the pick of the bowlers for Kensington who now sit second on the ladder.

 

Woodville 262 def by Adelaide University 6/343 (dec)

Adelaide University resumed at 6/309 on day two at Woodville Oval against the Woodville Peckers and added a further 34 runs to their total before declaring at 6/343. West End Redback Tom Cooper (181*) was the standout batsman for University while Chad Sayers’ 3/68 had the best figures for Woodville. Woodville made a solid start to their chase thanks to Dan Harris (45) and Stuart Coles (48) who continued his good form. Too many of the Peckers batsmen were unable to go on to make a big score after making decent starts and eventually they were bowled out for 262 giving first innings points to University. Ed Young was the most damaging with the ball for University taking three wickets.

 

Glenelg 185 def by West Torrens 211 and 3/157

The Glenelg Seahorses started day two of their match against the West Torrens Eagles on 4/83 and still requiring 128 runs for first innings points. The Seahorses middle order could not go on with their starts as dominant West Torrens bowling attack took control of the match. Eagles captain Trent Kelly lead from the front with the ball, adding three more wicket to the two that he took on day one and finished with figures of 5/58. Theo Doropoulos, who returned from representing Australia in the Hong Kong Super 6’s, fell just short of a half century.

Heading back in for their second innings, the Eagles lost William Prowse (8) and Kelvin Smith (14) early. Adam Crosthwaite was the star of the innings though, smashing out a 104 from 110 balls which included 13 boundaries and four 6’s. Doropoulos (1/14) and Tim Fernandez (1/36) were the wicket takers for the Seahorses as the Eagles finished on 3/157.

 

Port Adelaide 128 & 7/154 def by East Torrens 195

The East Torrens Reds were looking to build on their first innings lead as they resumed at 3/129 at Port Adelaide Reserve.  Ben Dougall (25) and Marcus McGregor-Cassaday (24) helped to extend the lead but the Magpies bowlers fought back well thanks to four wickets from Jeremy Hart which helped knock the Reds over for 195. Port Adelaide’s second innings began slowly and East Torrens bowler Luke Robins (4/36) was looking very dangerous with the ball. However the Magpies managed to hold off the strong Reds bowling attack and at the end of days play finished at 7/154. East Torrens impressive start continued with a first innings win.

 

Tea Tree Gully  9/317(dec) and 0/25 def Southern District 178

The Tea Tree Gully Bulls added 23 runs to their day one score of 9/294 before declaring on 9/317 against the Southern District Stingrays at Pertaringa Oval. The Bulls bowlers took control of the match early with West End Redback Jake Haberfield impressive with the ball. Brendan McCormack (45) and Josh Barrett (75) were the only Stingray batsmen to provide any resistance to the Bulls bowling attack, majority of the Southern batsmen found it difficult to reach double figures. Haberfield was the stand out bowler taking six wickets in the innings as Southern District was dismissed for 178.  


Southern District put the sting on reigning premiers

Friday 2 November 2012

Sturt 4/73 def by Kensington 4/74

The Kensington Browns travelled to Price Memorial Oval to take on the Sturt Blues. Sturt captain Casey Galbraith won the toss and elected to bat. Opener Eliza Bartlett (24) got the Blues off to a solid start but was a lone hand as early wickets fell. Jade Conlon (15) provided some support but Kensington were tight in the field and restricted the Blues to 4/73 after 20 overs. Katelyn Pope (2/13) and Sarah Jameson (1/11) were the pick of the blowers for Kensington. Eloise Sheridan (18) got Kensington’s chase off to a good start before Katelyn Pope (32*) came to the crease to help guide the Browns to a comfortable victory in the 18th over with 4/74. Stacey Oates (2/7) and Fiona McDonald (2/3) bowled well for Sturt. 

West Torrens 106 def East Torrens 5/65

The West Torrens Eagles hosted The East Torrens Reds at Henley High and after losing the toss were sent in to bat first. After losing two early wickets thanks to some quality bowling from Melanie Smith (2/11), Susie Smith (24) and Lauren Ebsary (48) came together to put on the biggest partnership for the game of 63 runs to help their side to a total of 106 as they were bowled out in the 18th over. Hannah Goldberg and Stephanie New contributed with the ball for East Torrens taking two wickets each.  In reply, East Torrens looked in trouble early as both openers were dismissed cheaply. Teena Leicester (17) and Hannah Goldberg (24) put some runs on the board but the Reds never looked like reaching the set total and finished at 5/65 from their 20 overs. Catherine Harding was the pick of the bowlers for West Torrens with 2/18.

TTG/ND 70 def by Southern District 6/125

After winning the toss, TTG/ND sent the Southern District Stingrays in to bat in hope of holding them to a modest total, but the Southern District batsmen had other ideas. Jessica O’Reilly (35) got the Stingrays off to a great start and was well supported by Margaret Hay (22). However, Kylie Rattray was the most dangerous batsmen for Southern District belting 44 runs from 30 balls to help set a total of 6/125. Kiara Stockley (2/26) and Chloe Scheer (2/11) both bowled well for TTG/ND. The run chase for TTG/ND began in ordinary fashion as they lost some early wickets. Cara Feibig (23) and Neisha Iles (26) helped stem the flow of wickets and put some runs on the board but they lacked support around them and TTG/ND were eventually bowled out for 70 giving victory to Southern District.


Bulls continue short form success

Monday 29 October 2012

West Torrens 6/182 def Adelaide University 179

The West Torrens Eagles were looking to bounce back with a win at home against Adelaide University after their round one loss to Tea Tree Gully. University won the toss and elected to bat first in hope of setting a match winning total, but Eagles Tom Derham and West End Redback Peter George had other ideas. Both bowlers were damaging with the ball, with Derham taking 4/32 and George finishing up with 2/48 to help bowl University out for 179. In reply, the Eagles made a solid start with West End Redback James Smith (61) looking impressive at the top of the order before recruit Will Prowse (41*) came to the crease to guide the Eagles to 6/182 and secure a comfortable victory.

 

Glenelg 2/241 def Northern Districts 7/240

The Glenelg Seahorses hosted the Northern Districts Jets at Gliderol Stadium. The Jets won the toss and elected to bat, opener Kirk Pascoe (66) led from the front once again before English recruit Joe Gatting (88*) proved why he is one of the recruits of the season taking the Jets to a total of 7/240 after 50 overs. The Seahorses looked in complete control throughout their run chase, with emerging Redback squad member Alex Carey (105*) playing an outstanding innings opening the batting, after failing with the bat in the two day fixture the day before. He was well supported by West End Redback Cullen Bailey (68*) and the pair were able to steer Glenelg to victory in the 46th over.

 

Prospect 232 def Sturt 192

The Prospect Pirates and the Sturt Blues were both looking to secure their first win in the West End One Day Cup as the two teams came head to head at Prospect Oval. Prospect elected to bat first after winning the toss. West End Redback Sam Miller (95) got the Pirates off to just the start they were looking for before falling agonisingly short of a century. Harry Byrnes-Howe scored a respectable 45 to take the Pirates to 232 before they were dismissed. Jordan Wood (3/31) and Simon Roberts (2/41) were the pick of the bowlers for Sturt.

The Blues made a shaky start losing three early wickets thanks to some great bowling from Rhett Fielke (3/21), before Roberts (79) and Jake Weatherald (53) came together at the crease. The pair made a decent partnership but when they were dismissed the wheels fell off for the Blues and they were bowled out for 192 giving Prospect their first victory.

 

  Adelaide2/203 def Port Adelaide 201

The Adelaide Buffalos were looking to continue their winning form against the Port Adelaide Magpies at Glandore Oval. The Magpies elected to bat first after winning the toss, but looked in trouble, losing some early wickets thanks to some outstanding bowling from Buffalo Cameron Valente (5/23). Joshua Hoffman (66) and Nicholas Benton (35) were able to rally together to guide Port Adelaide to 201 before they were dismissed.

The Buffalos opening pair of Anthony Jennings (47) and Sam Raphael (131*) were both in fantastic touch from the beginning of the run chase and reached the total comfortably after 40 overs. Raphael has continued his amazing form from last year and his 131 not out came off just 124 balls.

 

Southern District 134 def by East Torrens 5/252

The East Torrens Reds chose to bat first in their match against the Southern District Stingrays at Park 25. Michael Cramner (71) got the Reds off to a great start before the inform Ben Dougall (89) came to the crease. Together they wear able to build a large partnership and give their side an imposing total of 5/252 after  50 overs. The total always looked too big for Southern District who were dismissed in the 38th over for 134. Daniel Leigh (3/19) and James Miller (3/22) were the pick of the bowlers and helped give East Torrens their second victory in as many matches.

 

Kensington 227 def by Tea Tree Gully 5/254

The Tea Tree Gully Bulls were looking to continue their outstanding form in the limited overs format as they travelled to Parkinson Oval to face the Kensington Browns. The Bulls elected to bat first after winning the toss and opener Tim Evans was looking to make some runs after being dismissed for a golden duck in the two day match the previous day. Evans played a fantastic innings scoring 125 not out from 149 balls and he was well supported by emerging Redback squad member Tim Davey (36). The Bulls made 5/254 from  50 overs, with West End Redback Elliot Opie taking 3/70 for the Browns. Kensington made a horror start to their chase losing in form Greg Clarence for a duck before Charles Canny (57) helped swing the momentum back in favour of the Browns. Aaron O’Brien made a quick-fire 77 to give the Browns a chance of victory, but in the end they ran out of wickets and were bowled out for 227. The Bulls bowlers all contributed with Adam Somerfield taking the best figures of 2/45.


Browns dish out punishment to Buffalos

Monday 29 October 2012

Kensington dec 6/397 v Adelaide 1/0

The Kensington Browns hosted the Adelaide Buffalos at Parkinson Oval; the Browns won the toss and elected to bat. Adelaide struck early with Josh Carver (2/49) dismissing Greg Clarence for a duck but the Brown were quick to swing the match back in their favour as Sam McNeil (46) and recent West End Redback debutant Alex Ross (50) combined for a 95 run partnership. The Buffalo bowlers seemed to apply the brakes as Kensington lost 4/40, but Browns captain Jake Brown and wicket keeper Pat Connelly swung the momentum of the match back in the Browns favour as the pair put on a 247 run stand for the sixth wicket. Brown equalled the highest score of the season so far with a knock of 181 runs which included a massive 24 boundaries and four 6’s. Browns massive innings came just 171 deliveries, his partner in crime Connelly also reached a century finishing on 101 not out which included 13 boundaries and two 6’s.

Buffalo seamer Jamie Barnes was the pick of the bowlers for Adelaide taking 3/91. Kensington declared with their first innings total on 6/397, Adelaide were sent in to bat late on day one and are 1/0.

 

Tea Tree Gully 9/294 v Southern District

The Southern District Stingrays travelled to Pertaringa Oval to take on the Tea Tree Gully Bulls. Electing to bat first Tea Tree Gully were in trouble early as they lost Tim Evans with the score on zero. English import Rory Burns (46) has got off to a good start at his new club as he and West End Redback Travis Head (60) put on 88 runs for the second wicket. The Bulls middle order all contributed well with Tim Davey (62), Adam Somerfield (75) and Matthew Weaver (31) all getting starts. The Stingray spinners were the choice of bowlers as Tom Joraslafsky (3/124) and Shaun Tanner (2/49) accumulated 58 overs between them. They were unable to contain the Bulls batsmen as the home side posted a massive total (9/294) for Southern District to chase down next week.

 

Woodville v Adelaide University 6/309

The Woodville Peckers hosted Adelaide University at Woodville Oval, Peckers captain Dan Harris won the toss and sent University into bat. The Peckers bowlers started well, Chadd Sayers (3/68) and Carl Tietjens (2/73) had University on the ropes as they slumped to 3/52. West End Redback Tom Cooper found some form and blasted out 154 not out which included 19 boundaries and two 6’s, this was Cooper’s second century for the season. Cooper was joined by Lachie Oswald-Jacobs who chipped in with 74 runs; the pair shared a 173 run partnership for the fourth wicket. Woodville’s usually strong bowling attack struggled against the ever improving University side. Adelaide University finished the day on 6/309.

 

Port Adelaide 128 v East Torrens 3/129

At Port Adelaide Reserve, the Port Adelaide Magpies hosted the East Torrens Reds, Magpies captain Matthew Weeks won the toss and elected to bat. The Reds bowlers were dominant early With West End Redback Kane Richardson (3/22) and Chris Rees (4/33) causing trouble for the Magpie batsmen. The Magpies lost wicket regularly and were unable to build any significant partnerships. Scott Dalgleish top score for Port with 33 runs as they were bowled out for 128 by a determined East Torrens attack.

In reply the Reds made light work of the run chase with Richardson showing his skills with the willow, he lead the way scoring 58 runs from 63 deliveries which included nine boundaries and a six. The Reds reached passed the Magpies total three wickets down and are now in a commanding position to win outright. Mark Eichler (29*) and Ben Dougall (13*) are the not out batsmen.

 

Glenelg 4/83 v West Torrens 211

Down at the bay, the Glenelg Seahorses hosted the West Torrens Eagles with the Eagles winning the toss and electing to bat. The Smith brothers, James and Kelvin, got the Eagles off to a good start as they shared a 52 run stand before James Munting (5/69) dismissed Kelvin for 13. The Eagles then lost wicket in regular intervals, with only West End Redback James Smith (60) and Adam Crosthwaite (70) being able to get the upper hand on the bowlers. Eagles captain Trent Kelly (19) added some vital runs in the lower order but it was the Seahorses who were the dominant team on day one as the Eagles were dismissed for 211. West End Redback Cullen Bailey (2/45) and Tim Fernandez (2/47) were the other multiple wicket takers for Glenelg.

In reply, the Seahorses started shakily, losing Alex Carey for one but recovered through Tom Plant (28) and Danny Irvine (33). At the end of the days play Glenelg are 4/83 with Bailey (5*) and Trent Carter (4*) the not out batsmen, Kelly has taken 2/29 for the Eagles.

 

Northern District 3/78 v Prospect 156

The Prospect Pirates travelled to Salisbury Oval for their match against the Northern District Jets. Prospect won the toss and elected to bat, the Jets bowlers hit the right areas regularly as the Jets were contained to all out for 156. Chris Duval was the pick of the bowlers taking 3/12 off 10 overs while Mark Hanson also collected three wickets.

In reply, Northern Districts started well through Paul Hunter (33) and Matt Thomas (20) who shared a 53 run opening stand. The Jets finished day one in a commanding position on 3/78 with Joe Gatting on 14 not out and Ben Cox on eight not out.

 

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Doropoulos and Whitely off to Super 6's

Thursday 25 October 2012

Two Grade Cricketers have been given the opportunity to represent their countries at the Hong Kong Super 6’s tournament at the Kowloon Cricket Club this weekend, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October.

Glenelg Seahorses and Adelaide Strikers all-rounder, Theo Doropoulos and Prospect Pirate, Ross Whitely will represent Australia and England respectively.

The tournament will consist of eight teams including Australia, Hong Kong, England, South Africa, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and the Netherlands.

The teams play five over a side pool games before advancing through to finals. Batsmen are required to retire once they reach 31 runs, but are able to bat again once all other batsmen are out or have retired; each player is also required to bowl one over except for the wicket keeper.

Doropoulos has made a solid start to the grade cricket season, scoring 152 runs at an average of 76 and has taken four wickets.

Whitely is a former Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy scholar who has returned to Prospect this summer. Whitely, like Doropoulos, has also had a great start to the grade cricket season scoring 180 runs at an average of 90 and has taken two wickets.

Former Sturt Blues captain, Cameron Borgas will also feature in the Australian squad.

 


Young Sturt Stars Shine

Wednesday 24 October 2012

New Sturt logo

An outstanding innings by Sturt Blues Powerade Under 14 White representative Alexander Durbidge, has earned himself the Powerade Player of the Round in their round one match against the East Torrens Reds. Alexander tore apart the Reds bowling attack, knocking out a score of 134 off an incredible 109 balls. The impressive innings will be one that he’ll never forget and will help press his claim for a spot in the Under 14 Reds.

Sturt won the toss and elected to bat, making a solid start of 2/95 before Alexander came to the crease. His remarkable innings included 17 fours and 6 sixes, and he was well supported by Sam Teakle (43) and Lachlan Hillis (33*), who helped Sturt to 6/319 before a compulsory close of innings. In reply, East Torrens were no match for the strong Sturt outfit, and Alexander proved to be just as dangerous with the ball as he was with the bat. He took a handy 2/3 from four overs, and was good support for Will Strange who did most of the damage with 5/16, helping restrict the Reds to 9/87 before a compulsory close of innings. Sturt had the chance to bowl East Torrens out in their second innings for an outright victory but could only manage to take 6/113 before the end of the match. However Alexander was in the action again taking 3/15 from 5 overs to give him a man of the match performance.

Alexander will be automatically included in the Powerade Junior Team of the Year and will be awarded a 'Powerade Junior Cricketer of the Round' pack at Sturt. He will also be invited to attend a function at the Adelaide Oval at the end of the season, acknowledging him, along with other nominees throughout the year, of their outstanding performances over the season.

Powerade Junior Boys Competition

Round 1 – Alexander Durbidge – Sturt – Powerade Under 14 White

Wednesday 24 October 2012

Sturt Blues young all-rounder Alex Gregory has put his name forward for this seasons Rising Star award, being named the round two nominee for his efforts with the ball against the East Torrens Reds at Campbelltown Oval. Gregory was a member of this year’s Australian Under 19 World Cup squad where he took 5 wickets in seven matches. A genuine all-rounder, this exciting young prospect took 5/51 as his side was defeated by the Reds.

Reds captain Michael Cranmer won the toss and sent the Blues into bat. The East Torrens bowlers struck early and at one stage had the Blues at 5/41, thanks largely to Sam Taylor (3/24) and Luke Robins (3/22). The Blues recovered slightly through Simon Roberts (40) and Jake Weatherald (26) but the Reds were relentless with the ball, dismissing the new look Sturt outfit for 130.

Chasing the modest total, the Reds seemed to struggle early and with Gregory taking his first wicket, East Torrens found themselves at 3/62. Gregory struck early on day two dismissing Cranmer for nine and then followed this up by dismissing both Taylor (10) and Robins (0) in quick succession. East Torrens were on the ropes at 6/85 and still requiring 46 runs for victory with four wickets in hand. Reds batsmen Ben Dougall then took charge of the match and blasted out a patient match winning knock of 110 off 245 deliveries. Gregory returned to take his fifth wicket for the innings but his heroics with the ball were not enough as East Torrens were eventually bowled out for 251.

Rising Star Nominations:-

Round 1 – Kelvin Smith – West Torrens

Round 2 – Alex Gregory – Sturt

 


Kelly collects hat-trick

 Monday 22 October 2012

West Torrens 186 & 3/116 def by Northern Districts 191

10-221012 Trent Kelly Bowling webWest Torrens' Trent Kelly collected a hat-trick against Northern Districts

West Torrens Eagles captain Trent Kelly starred with the ball in the Eagles loss to the Northern District Jets. Resuming at 1/62, the Jets made it hard work for themselves as Kelly (6/61) and West End Redback Peter George (4/53) claimed all ten wickets between them. The Jets middle order failed to fire as George caused havoc for the batsmen, the Jets found something to cheer about with Mark Hanson (64*) and Chris Duval (29) providing some resistance. It was Kelly though who provided the highlight of the match by taking a hat-trick to clean up the tail enders, the pace bowler knocked over Duval’s stumps and then trapped Cameron Williams and Chris Amundsen in front to wrap up the innings and dismiss the Jets for 191.

West Torrens lost opener Kelvin Smith (5) early in their second innings, with William Prowse soon following on 11. West End Redback James Smith provided some stability at the top of the order with a knock of 46 not out which included four boundaries and one 6. Adam Crosthwaite (31) and Andrew Haslett (21*) both made starts and looked in good touch, the Eagles finished the days play on 3/116.

 

 

Adelaide 146 & 136 def by Woodville 8/231 (dec) & 2/54

12-191211 Chadd Sayers - WoodvilleWoodville's Chadd Sayers took 5/33 against Adelaide

The Woodville Peckers resumed at 5/176 at Glandore Oval and added 55 runs before declaring eight wickets down with 231 runs on the board. Adelaide Buffalo leg spinner Usman Qadir performed well with the ball again taking 6/80 from 24 overs, Qadir is leading the wicket taking tally for the competition with 14 wickets from two matches.

The Buffalos started their second innings well with openers Sam Raphael (36) and Anthony Jennings (17) sharing a 53 run partnership. Peckers paceman Carl Tietjens (3/19) then proceeded to cause havoc for the top order taking three quick wickets. Daniel Redfern was the only other batsmen to trouble the bowlers, top scoring for the Buffalos with 38 runs. Chadd Sayers took apart the tail enders, dismissing the last five batsmen to collect figures of 5/33 from 14 overs.

Needing just 51 runs for an outright victory the Peckers chased down the total within 13 overs.

 

 

Adelaide University 195 def by Port Adelaide 307 & 0/41

Adelaide Universities run chase at Park 10 started shakily with the top order misfiring as University found themselves at 3/54. Paul Allegretto (52) and Lachie Oswald-Jacobs (70*) got their teams innings back on track with the pair sharing a 62 run partnership before Steven Gilmour (3/48) dismissed Allegretto. Port Adelaide’s bowlers then took control of the match as the University tail enders struggled to make it into double figures. Magpies recruit Jeremy Hart was the pick of the bowlers snagging 4/46 from 18 overs, University were bowled out for 195.

The Magpies went into bat late on day two and finished on 0/41.

 

Prospect 157 & 4/169 def Kensington 7/286 (dec)

Aaron OBrien WebAaron O'Brien smashed 126 not out off 140 deliveries

At Park 25 the Kensington Browns resumed on 4/71 with the match up for grabs for both teams. The Browns batsmen were able to push towards the total with the help of Aaron O’Brien who top scored with a punishing 126 not out off 140 deliveries. O’Brien was well supported by Pat Connelly who also punished the bowlers scoring 59 off 48 deliveries which included seven boundaries and three 6’s, the pair shared a 96 run partnership. The Prospect Pirates bowlers shared the wickets around with Sam Miller (2/29) and captain Rhett Fielke (2/45) taking multiple wickets. Browns captain Jake Brown declared with his teams total on 7/286.

The Pirates second innings got off to a much better start with Ben Wyman (67) and Miller (19) sharing a 54 run partnership for the opening stand. The Pirates then lost three quick wickets to find themselves at 3/70, Ross Whitely then joined Wyman in the middle and the pair sent the ball to all parts of the ground. Whitely scored 53 runs from 60 deliveries which included six boundaries and two 6’s. Brown collected 3/36 for Kensington while Prospect finished the days play on 4/169.

 

 

East Torrens 251 def Sturt 130 & 1/17

East Torrens Reds batsmen Ben Dougall had a day to remember after his team resumed day two on 3/62. Dougall dominated the bowling attack and was the standout batsmen, scoring 110 runs which included 10 boundaries and one 6. Dougall’s innings helped secure a first innings victory for his side and was well supported by tail enders James Miller (24) and Trevor Keen (20). Sturt Blues young gun Alex Gregory (5/51) showed some skill with the ball, claiming a five wicket haul; Stuart Claring-Bould (2/31) and Simon Roberts (2/49) were the other multiple wicket takers. The Reds were bowled out for 251; Sturt faced seven overs late on day 2 and finished on 1/17.

 

Southern District 167 & 8/115 def by Glenelg 4/298 (dec)

At Bice Oval the Southern District Stingrays resumed on 0/13 but were immediately put on the back foot with Glenelg Seahorse bowlers Tim Fenandez (2/21) and James Munting (2/63) causing headaches for the batsmen. Glenelg took control of the match and had the Stingrays in trouble at 5/46. The Stingrays were able to put some credibility back into their score with Josh Barrett (64*) and Sean Williams (28) the only batsmen to provide any resistance. Sam Fielding collected 3/25 for the Seahorses as Southern District were bowled out for 167.

Still leading by 131 runs the Seahorses sent the Stingrays back into bat. It was much of the same story for the Stingrays though as the Glenelg bowlers dominated and with first innings points already in the bag, Glenelg set their sights on an outright victory. The wickets fell regularly but the Seahorses ran out of time and could only manage to take eight wicket as the Stingrays finished day two 8/115. West End Redback Cullen Bailey took 3/30 in the second innings.


TTG/ND and Southern make it 2 from 2

Friday 19 October 2012

TTG/ND 2/98 def West Torrens 4/93

The West Torrens Eagles travelled to Pertaringa Oval to take on the TTG/ND Bullets. Eagles captain Lucy Williams won the toss and elected to bat, a decision that she would have rued, being dismissed for a duck. Scorpion Angela Moritz worked hard for her knock of 42 which included only three boundaries. Moritz’s partnership with Susie Smith (22) set up this innings for the Eagles as they finished on 4/93 from their 20 overs. Kiara Stockley bowled superbly for the Bullets, taking 2/7 from four overs.

Cara Fiebig (48*) asserted her dominance on the competition with another solid knock and fell just short of a half century. Bullets captain Niesha Iles (21*) supported Fiebig well with the willow as the pair shared a 68 run partnership for the third wicket. The Eagles bowlers struggled defending the small total as Williams (1/9) and Jessica Joseph (1/14) were the only wicket takers as the Bullets cruised to victory in the 18th over.

 

Kensington 107 def by Southern District 2/115

At Ford Oval the Kensington Browns hosted the Southern District Stingrays with Southern District captain Dayna Cox winning the toss and electing to bat. Southern District lost the wicket of Kelly Armstrong early and then regained composure through Margret Hay (24) and Cox (37*) as the pair shared a 39 run partnership. Amy Wiseman showed her sharpness in the field running out Hay with the score on 47. Kylie Rattray (28*) joined Cox in the middle and the pair pushed their teams total towards a respectable 2/115 from their 20 overs.

The Browns did not get off to the start they wanted with Eloise Sheridan being dismissed with the score on zero. Kensington recovered through Wiseman (38), Sarah Lowe (11) and Katelyn Pope (15) but the bowling pressure of the Stingrays was too much for the young Browns as the lower order crumbled. Donna Clark bowled well collecting figures of 3/18 with four other bowlers taking one wicket each. The Browns ran out of wickets in the end being bowled out for 107 in the 17th over.

 

Sturt 6/79 def by Port Adelaide 7/80

The Sturt Blues and Port Adelaide Magpies contested a tight match at Unley Oval. The Magpies won the toss and sent the Blues into bat, a decision that paid off for them as they dismissed Casey Galbraith and Fiona McDonald for ducks. The Blues steadied their innings with Morgan Tucker (19) and Jade Conlon (27) providing some solid lower order batting. Magpies’ young gun Samantha Betts was a standout with the ball, taking 3/14 from four overs. Sturt finished their 20 overs on 6/79.

Port Adelaide started slightly better than the blues but fell into the same trap of losing regular wickets, Galbraith (3/9) and Annie O’Neil (2/20) took multiple wickets for the Blues. The game was up for grabs with it coming down to the final over, Kate Rush (12*) and Vanessa Picker (20*) saw their team to victory reaching the target with four balls to spare.


Harris hundred sets up win 

Monday 15 October 2012

Adelaide 146 v Woodville 5/176

10-151012 Dan Harris batting webWoodville's Dan Harris sets up a first innings win with a hundred

The Woodville Peckers travelled to Glandore Oval to take on the Adelaide Buffalos. Buffalos captain Nathan Job won the toss and elected to bat. Peckers pace bowlers Carl Tietjens (3/56) and Dale Bradley (5/22) made life tough for the Buffalo batsmen as many struggled to make double figures. Usman Qadir top scored for Adelaide with 44 not out while Anthony Jennings made 31 as the Peckers dismissed the Buffalos for 146.

In reply the Peckers opening combination of Dan Harris (102) and Aaron Sayers (35) made light work of the run chase, putting on a 121 for the opening stand. Harris smashed 12 boundaries and two 6’s in his century which helped secure first innings points for the peckers. Harris has made a great start to the season with back to back centuries. Qadir has continued his good form with the ball, collecting figures of 3/51. Woodville finished the first days play on 5/176 and will look for an outright win next week.

 

Southern District 0/13 v Glenelg dec 4/298

10-151012 Theo Doropoulos batting webGlenelg's Theo Doropoulos smashed his way to 129.

The Glenelg Seahorses travelled to Bice Oval to take on the Southern District Stingrays. After losing the toss the Seahorses were sent into bat, which proved favourable for them. Seahorse batsman Alex Carey made a patient 44 while ex-stingray Danny Irvine fell nine runs short of a half century against his old club. Theo Doropoulos lead the way with the willow, knocking out a huge 129 runs as the Seahorses charged towards a large first innings total. Doropoulos’ innings included 13 boundaries and four 6’s, Matthew Nobes (32*) and West End Redback Cullen Bailey (35*) also contributed well with the bat. Late in the day Glenelg declared on 4/298. Young off spinner Tom Joraslafsky was the only multiple wicket taker for Southern District, taking two wickets.

In reply the Stingray openers had to survive through four overs and finished the day on 0/13.

 

East Torrens 3/62 v Sturt 130

The East Torrens Reds hosted the Sturt Blues at Campbelltown Oval, Reds captain Michael Cranmer won the toss and sent the Blues into bat. Sturt’s new look side has struggled so far this season with the bat after losing Tom Moffat and Cameron Borgas, as the side was dismissed for 130. The Reds bowlers shared the wickets around with Chris Rees (3/22), Sam Taylor (3/24) and Luke Robins (3/22) all taking multiple wickets.

In reply the Blues struck early with Stuart Claring –Bould dismissing Aaron Mullins (1), Chris Adams (15) and Jake Lehmann (24) then combined for  a 42 run partnership. Cranmer and Ben Dougall finished the days play on seven not out and 11 not out respectively.

 

Adelaide University  v Port Adelaide 307

The Port Adelaide Magpies faced Adelaide University at Park 10 with the Magpies winning the toss and electing to bat. Port Adelaide made a solid start to their innings with the top order contributing well. Daryl Monger (77) was a standout hitting eight boundaries, along with Josh Hoffman (43) who fell just short of a half century. Sam Billings has made a good start at his new club with a knock of 74 which included ten boundaries and two 6’s. Universities spin bowlers dominated with Ed Young taking four wickets while Peter Wilson took two. Port Adelaide were bowled out for 307.

 

Prospect 157 v Kensington 4/71

At Park 25 No1, the Prospect Pirates took on the Kensington Browns, Prospect were sent into bat after Browns captain Jake Brown won the toss and elected to field. Brown’s quick Tom Brinsley collected outstanding figures of 5/27 off of 12.2 overs and was well supported by club stalwart Jamie Panelli who collected 3/43. The Prospect batsmen failed to fire as they were dismissed for 157.

In reply the Browns lost the early wicket of Charles Canny (6); Greg Clarence (25) was unable to turn his start into a big score as the Browns made it hard for themselves chasing a relatively small total. Sam Miller is the pick of the bowlers so far, taking two wickets. The Browns finished day one on 4/71, still requiring a further 86 runs for first innings points.

 

West Torrens 186 v Northern Districts 1/62

The Northern Districts Jets looked to continue their good form against last season’s grand finalist, the West Torrens Eagles at Henley GM Oval. The Jets captain Isaiah Borgas won the toss and sent the Eagles into bat. The Jets rattled the Eagles and dismissed them for 186 with Chris Amundsen (3/56) and Mark Hanson (4/25) doing the damage with the ball.

In reply Eagles captain Trent Kelly struck in the first over of the innings, bowling Paul Hunter for a duck. Matthew Thomas (24*) and Borgas (32*) steadied the ship for Northern Districts taking the score to 1/62 by the end of the days play. The Jets are in a good position to claim first innings points against the Eagles on day two needing a further 124 more runs with nine wickets in hand.

 


 

Grade Cricket Weather Affected Matches

Friday 12 October

SACA has closely monitored the inclement weather conditions today in the lead up to the weekend of cricket on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October. SACA can now confirm the following for the games scheduled this weekend:-

 West End A Grade

Players and umpires are required to attend all grounds, with the umpires to make the final decision on play tomorrow

 

West End B Grade

The following fixture has been abandoned (players and umpires do not need to attend the ground Saturday 13 October):

  • Kensington v Prospect (Parkinson Oval)
    • In accordance with bylaw H1, H7 and G28.3 this game will be played over one day on Saturday 20 October commencing at 11:15AM and finishing at 6:30PM (extra 60 minutes of play) with no compulsory declaration. Lunch and tea break with remain at the normal time.

In all other matches, players and umpires are required to attend all grounds, with the umpires to make the final decision on play tomorrow

 

West End B Grade – Tea Tree Gully v SACA Under 17 – Sunday 14 October

Players and umpires are required to attend the ground, with the umpires to make the final decision on play on Sunday

 

West End C Grade

The following fixtures have been abandoned (players and umpires do not need to attend the ground Saturday 13 October):

  • Adelaide v Woodville (Park 23)
    • Now a one day fixture commencing 11:00AM on Saturday 20 October
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In all other matches, players and umpires are required to attend all grounds, with the umpires to make the final decision on play tomorrow

 

West End D Grade

Players and umpires are required to attend all grounds, with the umpires to make the final decision on play tomorrow

 

Women's A Grade Twenty20 – Sunday 14 October

Players and umpires are required to attend all grounds, with the umpires to make the final decision on play Sunday

 

Women's B Grade Twenty20 – Sunday 14 October

Players and umpires are required to attend all grounds, with the umpires to make the final decision on play Sunday

 

Powerade Under 16 Red

The following fixture has been abandoned (players and umpires do not need to attend the ground Saturday 13 October):

  • East Torrens v Sturt (Charles Campbell No. 1)
    • Now a one day fixture commencing 1:00PM on Saturday 20 October

In all other matches, players and umpires are required to attend all grounds, with the umpires to make the final decision on play tomorrow

 

Powerade Under 16 White

The following fixture has been abandoned (players and umpires do not need to attend the ground Saturday 13 October):

  • Adelaide v Woodville (Saratoga Oval – Immanuel College)
    • Now a one day fixture commencing 1:00PM on Saturday 20 October

The following fixture has been forfeited by Port Adelaide:

  • Port Adelaide v Tea Tree Gully (Ocean View College)

In all other matches, players and umpires are required to attend all grounds, with the umpires to make the final decision on play tomorrow

 

Powerade Under 14 Red

Players and umpires are required to attend all grounds, with the umpires to make the final decision on play tomorrow

 

Powerade Under 14 White

Players and umpires are required to attend all grounds, with the umpires to make the final decision on play tomorrow

 

Ray Sutton Shield – Sunday 14 October

As per SACA Bylaws (S1.7), the Ray Sutton Shield competition can be played on either turf or hard wickets during the minor round. Furthermore Bylaw S2.2 notes that when a match has been programmed on a turf pitch and this wicket becomes unavailable (wet weather etc) a back-up hard wicker should be used.

 

All fixtures

If there are complications with the grounds Friday evening/Saturday morning, SACA will liaise directly with the clubs and umpires involved.

Covers should be put over your wickets tonight if the pitch is hard and dry, however If there is currently moisture in your wicket we would like to advise clubs to keep the covers off overnight.

Please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Fry on 0418 674 106 if you require any clarification.


Two day competition gets underway

Monday 8 October 2012

Content Image PlaceholderChris Duval did the damage with the ball for the Jets taking 4/15.

Northern Districts 6/212 (dec) def Southern District 73 & 5/146

The Northern Districts Jets made a strong start in the two day competition with a commanding victory over the Southern District Stingrays at Salisbury Oval. The Stingrays were sent into bat first and looked in trouble from the outset, eventually being bowled out for 73. Chris Duval was the standout with the ball for the Jets taking 4/15. The Stingrays first innings score was never going to be enough as Northern Districts chased down the total and built a solid lead with new recruit Joe Gatting (49) and Kirk Pascoe (38) leading the way before the Jets declared at 6/212. The Stingrays were much more resilient in their second innings and finished the match at 5/146 to save an outright defeat.

Glenelg 312 & 2/70 (dec) def Tea Tree Gully 7/101 (dec) & 6/113

The Glenelg Seahorses proved why they will be one of the teams to beat this season, beginning with a win over reigning One Day and T20 Premiers, the Tea Tree Gully Bulls at Park 25. Sent into bat first, the Seahorses managed to build a large total with a very even contribution from their batting line up. Matthew Nobes (56) top scored with Danny Irvine (51) not far behind, before the Seahorses were bowled out for 312. In reply, the Bulls were able to make 7/101 before declaring, thanks to the continued good form of Tim Davey (39). James Munting was impressive for Glenelg taking 3/39. Danny Irvine (33*) once again looked dangerous with the bat as he helped Glenelg to 2/70 before they declared. The Bulls were able to hold off the fast finishing Glenelg bowling attack and saved an outright loss with a second innings of 6/113.

West End Redback Peter Geroge helped West Torrens take first innings points by taking 5/39.

Kensington 196 def by West Torrens 5/361 (dec)

The West Torrens Eagles started their season with a comprehensive win over the Kensington Browns at Parkinson Oval. After winning the toss, the Eagles elected to bat and looked in control from the outset. Opening batsman and emerging talent Kelvin Smith (181) was outstanding, smashing the Browns’ bowling attack to all parts of the ground, strongly supported by West End Redback Callum Ferguson (107) who looks to be finding some form. The huge partnership put on by the pair helped the Eagles to 5/361 before declaring. Jake Brown (57) did his best to help lift his team but he did not have enough help as the Browns were bowled out for 196.

Woodville 9/350 (dec) def Prospect 201 & 1/68

Reigning two day premiers the Woodville Peckers made a fantastic start to their premiership defence with a win over the Prospect Pirates at Woodville Oval. Electing to bat first, Pirates opener Ben Wyman (49) helped his side to a good start before Ross Whiteley (68) came to the crease to lift the run rate. It was Ken Skewes who did the damage with the ball for the Peckers taking 4/41 to bowl out prospect for 201. Woodville looked in trouble early when Aaron Sayers was bowled for a golden duck but Peckers Captain Dan Harris (119*) showed his superior class and with support from Alex Bleakley (73) helped guide his side to a huge first innings lead before declaring at 9/350. Prospect finished the second days play on 1/68 thanks to a quick-fire 54 from Harry Byrnes Howe but it was Woodville who took the points.

Port Adelaide 259 def by Adelaide 332

The Adelaide Buffalos got their season off to a winning start defeating the Port Adelaide Magpies at Port Adelaide Reserve thanks largely to star recruit Usman Qadir. After winning the toss and electing to bat, the Magpies were looking good thanks to opening batsman Adam Dilley (60), while a number of other Magpies batsmen made decent starts. It was Qadir who landed the killer blows for the Buffalos, finishing with an exceptional 7/104 to help bowl Port Adelaide out for 259. The Buffalos chase began well with Bradman Medallist Sam Raphael (49) continuing his good form, but it was Qadir who once again stole the show, smashing an incredible 90 runs from 66 balls, including four sixes to give Adelaide a total of 332. Adelaide will be hoping Qadir can repeat his man of the match performance and help his side string some wins together.

Sturt 241 v Adelaide University 196 & 6/176

The Sturt Blues hosted Adelaide University at Park 25 with the new Blues captain Dylan Thomson winning the toss and electing to field first. Jordan Wood (3/63) and new Blues all-rounder Simon Roberts (3/18) terrorised the University batsmen. University were bowled out for 196 in the 59th over. In reply Sturt started shakily, Chad Harper (34) made a start in the run chase but was undone by Ed Young. The Sturt batsmen kept the score ticking over but it was Wood (51) and Roberts (48*) who again caused headaches for the opposition. The Blues were dismissed in the 70th over for 241, with a lead of 45 runs. Blues paceman Stuart Claring-Bould lead the way with the ball in Universities second innings as he took 4/44 from 14 overs. University finished the second days play on 6/176.


Young Eagle set to soar

Content Image PlaceholderKelvin Smith earned himself the round one Rising Star nomination with his standout 181.

West Torrens Eagle young gun Kelvin Smith has earned himself the round one Rising Star nomination for his performance with the bat against the Kensington Browns at Parkinson Oval on the weekend. Smith who has represented South Australia at various age groups got his side off to just the start they needed, compiling a huge 181 runs.

Eagle’s captain and West End Redback Callum Ferguson won the toss and elected to bat, a decision that proved to pay off. Smith along with fellow opener William Prowse (38) dominated the Browns bowling attack early with the pair racing towards a century opening stand before Browns off-spinner Mark Barber had Prowse caught by Elliot Opie. Barber struck again dismissing Kelvin’s older brother James for five and then Adam Crosthwaite for eight. Ferguson then joined Smith at the crease and went about putting on a large first innings score. The Browns bowlers had no answers as seven bowlers were used throughout the innings. Smith scored 92 of his runs through boundaries as he smashed 14 fours and six 6’s. The pair finished day one with Smith on 170 not out and Ferguson on 107 not out with the score on 3/343.

Ferguson was unable to add to his overnight score on day two and Smith hit two more boundaries before he was caught by Tom Brinsley off the bowling of West End Redback Elliot Opie (2/86). The Eagles declared on 5/361, setting the Browns a large total to chase. The Browns did not get the start to their innings they were after losing wickets early and regularly thanks largely to Patrick Ochan (3/44). West End Redback Peter George caused trouble for the middle order snagging 5/39 from 21 overs. The Browns were dismissed in the 75th over for 196, Smiths’ innings of 181 set up a first innings victory for his side and will play a vital role in West Torrens’ success this season.

Rising Star Nominations:-

Round 1 – Kelvin Smith – West Torrens


Women’s A Grade Twenty20 Round 1

Tuesday 9 October 2012

East Torrens 22 def by TTG/ND 1/185

Reigning premiers the TTG/ND Bullets asserted their dominance on the competition in their round one match against East Torrens at Campbelltown Oval. Winning the toss and batting first Bullets captain Tegan McPharlin (55) along with opening partner Brittany Perry (84*) got their side off to a great start. The pair reached a massive partnership of 130 before McPharlin was stumped, Cara Fiebig then joined scoring frenzy scoring 27 not out off of 18 balls. In reply to TTG/ND score of 1/185, the East Torrens Reds could not muster anything in their run chase as they were bowled out for 22 by the dominant Bullets with Chloe Scheer picking up 3/4 from 1.4 overs.

Southern District 5/114 def West Torrens 6/103

The Southern District Stingrays have got their season off to a solid start with a 12 run victory over the West Torrens Eagles at Gordon Brown Oval. Stingrays opener Jess O’Reilly led the way with the willow scoring a stylish 52 not out from 62 deliveries which included six boundaries. The Eagles bowlers shared the wickets around and contained the Stingrays to 5/114 from their 20 overs. The Stingray bowlers struck early and regularly, making it tough for the Eagles to chase the total. Scorpion Angela Moritz (17), Lucy Williams (19) and Brooke Harris (19*) all made starts but could not get their side over the line. The Stingrays bowled tight and shared the wickets around; the Eagles were restricted to 6/103 from their 20 overs.

Port Adelaide 5/79 def by Kensington 3/158

Content Image PlaceholderSarah Jameson took 2/9 to help give Kensington victory over Port Adelaide

English import Beth Morgan has starred in her first innings for new club the Kensington Browns against the Port Adelaide Magpies at Eric Sutton Oval. Morgan went agonisingly close to scoring a century, finishing unbeaten on 99 which included 12 boundaries and one 6. In reply the Magpies were denied scoring opportunities as the Browns bowlers kept things tight, Sarah Jameson was the pick of the bowlers taking 2/9 from four overs. The Magpies finished their allotted 20 overs on 5/79. 

 


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Grade Cricket kicks-off

 Wednesday 3 October 2012

Tim Davey helped Tea Tree Gully to their first win of the seasonTim Davey helped Tea Tree Gully to their first win of the season

Tea Tree Gully 6/186 def West Torrens 6/184

Reigning One Day Premiers, the Tea Tree Gully Bulls, continued their outstanding form from last year in the limited overs format with a victory over runner-ups, the West Torrens Eagles. After winning the toss, West Torrens elected to bat first on the Pertaringa wicket and after 50 overs made 6/184. The target never really looked like troubling the Bulls though, who chased the total with four overs to spare, finishing on 6/168. Tim Davey led the Bulls run chase with an outstanding 83 not out, strongly supported by West End Redback Jake Haberfield who made 53 not out which included three boundaries and three 6’s, Haberfield also took 2/47.

 

Adelaide 190 def by Woodville 8/244

Last season’s two day Premiers, the Woodville Peckers showed why they will be one of the teams to beat this season in the limited over competition after recording a solid first up win over the Adelaide Buffalos. The Peckers were sent into bat first and after a huge innings from Stuart Coles (103), they set Adelaide a target of 244. Adelaide made a good start to the chase with reigning Bradman medallist Sam Raphael making 52. Sam Cabot (32) and Ric Francis (46) provided some resistance to the Peckers bowling attack, but Dan Harris who usually terrorises teams with the willow cleaned up the middle and lower order, taking 5/19 from seven overs. The Buffalos were bowled out for 190 in the 47th over.

Kensington 7/219 def Glenelg 4/216

The Kensington Browns started their season with a tight victory over the Glenelg Seahorses at Park 25. Glenelg were sent into bat first and finished on 4/216 after 50 overs, top scorers for the Seahorses were Danny Irvine (81), Theo Doropoulos (60) and in his first match back for Glenelg Alex Carey (60). The Browns started slowly, with Seahorse paceman Sam Fielding (3/56), taking the first two wickets of the innings. New recruit Greg Clarence made a sensational start to his career with the Browns with a match winning innings of 103 which included 10 boundaries and two 6’s. The match went right down to the final over before Kensington managed to chase down the total with 7/219.

East Torrens 9/284 def Prospect 142

Content Image PlaceholderBen Dougall's knock of 116 ensured East Torrens a commanding victory

The East Torrens Reds got their season off to a flying start with a dominant performance against the Prospect Pirates at Campbelltown Oval.  After batting first, the Reds recorded a huge score of 9/284, with Ben Dougall making a fantastic start to his season scoring 116 off 108 balls. Dougall was well supported by Luke Robins (45) who hit six boundaries and two 6’s. Despite Dean Solway’s innings of 57 not out, the Pirates never looked like reaching the massive target and were bowled out for 142. West End Redback Kane Richardson collected figures of 3/18 from nine overs.

Port Adelaide 6/229 def Southern District 9/215

The Port Adelaide Magpies hosted the Southern District Stingrays at Port Adelaide Reserve. The Magpies won toss and elected to bat, opener Steven Gilmour scored a respectable 42 and was well assisted by new recruit Nic Benton (45) and Daryl Monger (59). In reply the Stingrays chased well and fell just short of their target, finishing on 9/215. Gilmour backed up his knock with two wickets while Ryan Sawade took 3/33 from 10 overs.

Sturt 4/227 def by Adelaide University 9/228

Adelaide University has made a solid start to the season by chasing a large Sturt total at Park 25. Winning the toss and batting first Sturt’s Ty Watson (84), Brad Davis (42*) and Alex Gregory (40) performed well. University shared the wickets around with Simon Redfern the multiple wicket taker. New Sturt captain Dylan Thomson lead with the ball taking 4/49 but it was not enough to stop University from reaching the target six wickets down in the 49th over.


Grade Cricket Season Preview

 Wednesday 26 September 2012

The much anticipated 2012/13 Grade Cricket season looms as a cracking competition. There are a number of teams who have a legitimate case for premiership glory, while the strength of the Emerging Redbacks program has seen an influx of interstate talent seeking to further their opportunities.

The season will kick off with the coloured clothing and white balls of one-day cricket, on public holiday Monday 1 October (see below), while the real stuff starts the following weekend with Saturday-Sunday matches on the 6th and 7th. Match of the round looks to be the semi-final rematch between Kensington and West Torrens at Parkinson Oval, with the Browns eager to atone for last year’s loss, so get to the eastern suburbs and watch a great contest!

So, who will win the flag this season? Last year’s four finalists Woodville (Premiers), West Torrens (Runner-up), Kensington and Sturt will be around the mark again, while Tea Tree Gully, Adelaide and Prospect are teams on the rise. However, with almost every side bolstered by key inclusions from around the country it is absolutely wide open, and should make for an enthralling and enjoyable summer.

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 Grade Cricket Season Launch

Tuesdsay 25 September 2012

The West End Grade Cricket season was kicked off in style last Wednesday night with the official launch at Adelaide Oval. Each club was represented by their A Grade captain or senior player, as well as their senior coach. SACA Chief Executive Officer Keith Bradshaw opened proceedings with a welcome, as well as some information on the exciting stadium development. He was followed by Emerging Redbacks coach and SACA Talent Manager Tim Nielsen, who spoke about the program he oversees and the importance of Grade Cricket. Finally, Grade Cricket committee Chairman Andrew Carver officially opened the season, before a number of photo and interview opportunities for the media. Representatives from community newspapers and The Advertiser took the opportunity to take photos and speak to the players over a light supper.

The season kicks off this Monday with the following one-day fixtures starting from 11:00am:

Tea Tree Gully  v   West Torrens           Pertaringa Oval

Adelaide           v   Woodville                 Glandore Oval

Kensington       v   Glenelg                     Park 25 No 2

East Torrens     v   Prospect                   Campbelltown Oval

Port Adelaide    v   Southern District       Port Adelaide Reserve

Sturt                v   Adelaide University    Park 25 No 1


Grade Cricket program 2012/13 released

Saturday 25 August 2012

The South Australian Cricket Association today released the Grade Cricket program for season 2012/13.

As ratified by Grade Cricket Committee Delegates, the season officially commences with a West End One Day Cup (A Grade) fixture on public holiday Monday 1 October. The two day competition for all senior grades then commences the following weekend with a consecutive Saturday/Sunday fixture (6/7 October). The Women’s A Grade competition will also commence this weekend, whilst the Powerade Junior competition will start on Saturday 13 October. Meanwhile, both the Ray Sutton Shield and Women’s B Grade Twenty20 competitions will start their seasons on Sunday 14 October.

The major change to the competition this season occurs in the West End A Grade and B Grades where non-compulsory declaration will be reintroduced after several years of hiatus. This alteration of playing condition replicates the competition to First Class cricket and is designed to encourage attacking and tactical cricket with both bat and ball.
 

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