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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 1st 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.

Content Image PlaceholderGlenelg and Northern Districts in action at Park 25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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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.

 

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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)  
def Port Adelaide
183  
University Oval 
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

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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)  

 Please click here to read the Grade Cricket Round 5 (Day 1) article on the AdelaideNow website

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.

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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.

 

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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.
 

Click here to view the SACA Grade Cricket program for season 2012/2013.