South Gawler and Angaston are locked into a tight tussle in their A1 clash.
South won the toss and elected to bat, but were under constant pressure form the Angaston bowlers.
Brett “Jobby” Burgess led the way for the Blues with four wickets from 17 tight overs.
For South, Brodie Barker and Lockie Hewett made well-constructed half centuries.
Gawler Central made 194, but wasted an opportunity to build a sizable total against Sandy Creek when most batsmen failed to pass the half century mark.
In reply, the Cockies have knocked off 20 runs.
Brett Johnson and Matt Ryan made solid 50s on a difficult batting deck to give Kapunda a strong chance to record its first victory of the season.
Benny Parish and Ian “Bluey” McMillian with three wickets each were the pick of the bowlers for Freeling.
Gilbert Valley bowled extremely well to restrict Mallala to 163 with Jimmy Vandeleur taking 6/37.
The Valley boys were feeling reasonably pleased with themselves but this was short lived as they crashed to be 9/106 runs at the close of play.
Brad Wilson and Jamie Good took all nine wickets between them for Mallala.
Tanunda and Lyndoch must have played on a mine field as 20 wickets fell for 154 runs on day one of the game.
The Magpies batted first and were skittled for 57 with Matthew Robinson (five wickets) and Ryan Muirhead (four) the destroyers for the Dochers.
Again Lyndoch did not fare much better and was rolled for 97 with Sam “Two can” Colquhoun taking five wickets and Martin Brown taking four.
Meanwhile, it’s not often you can say that a batsmen who made a very stylish 62 runs actually failed.
Let me explain, last season Luke Steinborner averaged 153 against Light Pass in its three outings, so to get him out for a mere 62 was a huge win for LPCC.
Brian “Smiley” Norman with 5 wickets and Daniel “Tobias” Kaye with three wickets bowled well to keep the Tigers to 189 runs.
This game should go down to the wire and Daniel Doecke may hold the key to who comes out on top in this tight contest.
Greenock crashed to be all out for 105 runs but struck back with vengeance to have Eudunda-Robbie struggling at 6/47.
There is a lot of cricket left in this game especially with Sam Nietschke and John Mosey still at the crease.
See ya next week.
Barossa and Light Cricket A1 results
South Gawler 9/217(B. Barker 58, L. Hewett 51, C. Graser 36; B. Burgess 4/39, S. Rathjen 2/58) v Angaston.
Gawler Central 194 (B. Pfitzner 45, B. Swan 40, M. Burden 25, C. Bilney 25; R. Handtke 4/45, N. Gum 2/22) v Sandy Creek 0/20.
Kapunda 188 (M. Ryan 63*, B. Johnson 51; B. Parish 3/27, I. McMillan 3/51, S. Carmichael 2/7) v Freeling.
Mallala 163 (W. Rudd 43, B. Martin 31; J. Vandeleur 6/37, T. Vater 2/45) v Gilbert Valley 9/106 (M. Norman 26*; B. Wilson 5/29, J. Good 4/34).