Vandeleur shuts out South

The A1 ladder was finalised on Saturday afternoon following the final around of Barossa and Light Cricket Association action.

Kapunda v Angaston

Kapunda has taken some form into the A1 finals series, after it defeated Angaston following a terrific innings the prior weekend.

Largely thanks to Rob Johnson and Mike Goldsmith, Angaston had to hunt down 212 if it were to win.

Angaston looked as if it would take the challenge to the Bombers, with Shaun Woodards and Greg Bain opening with strength.

Bain was unable to replicate his previous stellar form, and was ousted for just 15 runs, caught by Mark Johnson.

Beau Byster attempted to add to the scoreline, but Joey Brown had his number, bowling him for 17.

Woodards finally fell, out for 37 off the ball of Mike Goldsmith.

Scott Rathjen was the next victim, despite adding 22, was done for lbw by the skipper Brown again.

Ben Burgess however, was almost a game saver making 45 before Brown took his third wicket of the day.

Angaston crashed from there, and fell all out for 171, an unwanted defeat heading into the business end of the season.

Rob Johnson took 4/62 and Brown took 3/30 for the Bombers.

Gilbert Valley v South Gawler

Gilbert Valley put on an emphatic batting display, successfully chasing down South’s 9/244 off the bat of Kym Vandeleur.

Vandeleur opened and never looked back as he made mince meat of the South Gawler bowling effort, putting 147 on the score sheet.

Tom Smith was another strong contributor with 36 runs on the board.

Vandeleur guided his side to 9/270, an ideal scoreboard, and one that puts Gilbert Valley on the map coming into finals time.

Sandy Creek v Freeling

Freeling had double the mammoth task on its hands this week, chasing down 257, and attempting to sneak into finals, but fell short.

Sam Carmichael and Bart Ryan had the duty of kick starting the comeback trail, but Carmichael’s contribution was cut short for six.

Ryan wasn’t far behind with 24 but the middle order stood up.

Skipper Ben Parish strung together 56, with Andrew Kokot catching his wicket.

Raed Hannun was the side’s best batsman, making 58.

Troy Scott falling for one started the downward trend for Freeling, as the Waterhens could not hold on any longer.

Freeling was all out for 234, with Jamie Diener taking 5/75.

Lyndoch v Gawler Central

Lyndoch’s misery culminated in a big defeat to Gawler Central on Saturday, with its blushes spared by two men.

Opener Nathan Goulding’s 70 and James Stanbury’s 48 saved a respectable scoreline after the remaining order failed to produce.

A combined total of 14 runs among nine players was a horror show for Lyndoch, as it limped to 135.

Ben Ward had remarkable game with the ball, taking 6/7 from 12.5 overs, including seven maidens.

POWERING IN: Nuriootpa's Neil Richardson jets into the crease.

POWERING IN: Nuriootpa's Neil Richardson jets into the crease.

WITH PACE: Nuriootpa's Jack Mader paces into the crease.

WITH PACE: Nuriootpa's Jack Mader paces into the crease.

BLOCK: Tanunda's Jackson Gray goes on the defence against Nuriootpa.

BLOCK: Tanunda's Jackson Gray goes on the defence against Nuriootpa.

LINING UP: Tanunda's Lachlan Miller readies to line up for a firm crack.

LINING UP: Tanunda's Lachlan Miller readies to line up for a firm crack.

IN THE ZONE: Tanunda's Kym Farley looks in the right mind for a placed shot.

IN THE ZONE: Tanunda's Kym Farley looks in the right mind for a placed shot.

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