Greenock barrels South

Well very little cricket was played last weekend, but there was still some action in the under 16s last week.

Most games went to plan, but one game that did not was Greenock versus South Gawler.

Greenock is top of the table while South is currently sitting fourth and on the improvement.

Well what happened in this game was simply incredible, South batted first and made only two runs in total.

Yep, that’s right South made only two with every batsman falling to score – the only runs were two no balls bowled by James Fowler.

Daniel Roennfeldt took 6/0 while James Fowler took 3/2 – Greenock easily passes the score to have a comfortable win.

Meanwhile, having a look at the A1 reserves, Eudunda Robertstown and Nuriootpa are well out in front of the other teams with Tanunda a close third.

Lyndoch, Light Pass and Greenock are just making up the numbers at this stage of the season.

Eudunda Robertstown have steadily improved every year under the guidance of gentleman John Mosey and Dave “Teach” Cluse.

Three years ago, John and David started to play several youngsters who were not quite ready for A1, but they persisted to point now where they are a strong powerful team who easily accounted Freeling in a Twenty20 match a few weeks ago.

Dan Grosser, Sam Nietschke, Jack Mosey, Blake Launer and Willie Loffler gives the Saints five young, very talented batsmen who will only get better as time rolls on.

When you throw in John Mosey, Dave Cluse and Brodie Launer, making large totals will become the norm.

Cody Reese, Nelson Lewis, Wee Willie Loffler and Angus Handke are an ever-improving bowling attack.

Nuriootpa is a rock-solid team with years of experience that will hold it in good stead for this years premiership race.

Captain Luke Steinborner is a guaranteed run scoring machine, Jono Gerhardy, Mitch Norton and Travis Jungfer are all very capable run scorers, while Dan “The man” Doecke spearheads a useful attack.

Tanunda is the wild card of the competition, a very good young team with some very talented cricketers, but is extremely inconsistent.

Sam Colquhoun and Trent Goers are extremely good bats, and they also have Christian Gattermayr, John Justin Dylan Abinett who are great cricketers, and if Tanunda get it together the side is very capable of beating everyone.

Lyndoch has been very disappointing so far, this season.

Fresh from the A1s Lyndoch was expected to dominate the competition, but it has struggled to make an impact.

If Ryan Muirhead, Matthew Robinson and Ben Tanti don’t score the runs or take most of the wickets, the Dochers seem to struggle.

Light Pass and Greenock have gone to youth and their performances reflect.

Light Pass’s Daniel Kaye is a good captain for the inexperienced club, who with Brett Nitschke and their coaching staff will push them in the right direction.

Similarly, Greenock is probably one or two seasons away from being another Eudunda Robertstown.

Some exceptionally good young cricketers and perhaps if it manage to secure an experienced coach that could hone the side’s undoubted skills.