Angaston, Cockies go into battle

Angaston and Sandy Creek were locked in a fierce battle in the Barossa and Light Cricket Association game of the day.

Angaston won the toss and elected to bat and were cruising at 0/56 before crashing and losing 9/41 runs to be 9/97.

A stalwart 39-run 10th wicket partnership between Brett “Darbs” Woodland and Aaron Kurtz pushed the score up to 136.

Greg Bain led the way with a polished 57 while Brett Woodlands was under defeated on 39.

Steve “All” Hands, Rooster Handtke and Simon “Simple” Hill starred with the ball to take three wickets each for Sandy Creek.

Thanks to Jamie Diener and Andy Kokot 61 runs, Sandy Creek raced to 1/101 before stuttering to 6/130 at stumps.

Youngster Bretty Burgess bowled with great zest to keep Angaston in the game.

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South Gawler hosted Gilbert Valley in what could be a tight finish next week. South batted first to make 224 with Ryan Head making 41 and Chris Grasser 37 in a solid batting display.

The two Tom’s Smith and Connell were the pick of the Valley bowlers. 

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Kapunda made up for their poor season with a return to form against Mallala.

Batting first Kapunda amassed 7/289 with Mark Johnson top scoring with a brilliant 86 runs, the Ryan Brothers Sam, 58, and Matthew, 69, leading the way.

Jamie McArdle was the best of the Mallala bowlers with 3/51.

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Freeling went on a run feast scoring 331 with Robert Montgomery top scoring with 91no, Ben Parish, 67.

Sam “Cans” Carmichael, 66, Ian “Bluey” McMillian, 39, and Brian Montgomery, 31 no, being the main destroyers of the Gawler Centrals attack.

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Tanunda Dismissed the youthful Greenock for a disappointing 135 and managed to be 1/56 at stumps to be firmly in control of their match.

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Light Pass have one foot on a finals spot after dismissing Lyndoch for 120 and making 0/50 at stumps.

Light Pass and Lyndoch are locked into a battle for the fourth spot in this year’s finals campaign.

Jimmy Stansbury top scored for Lyndoch with a patience 35.

Jimmy “Slim Jim” Braunack was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets while getting good support from Tobias Kaye, Landon Schulz and Bill Bailey Nitschke with two wickets each.

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Nuriootpa posted a solid 199 runs with Ryhs Lacey top scoring for his side with 49no while Ranga Reece, Gus Handke and Aaron Nietschke did the damage with ball for the Saints.

A fiery spell from Danny Doecke saw the Tigers grab two late wickets with a little momentum to push the Saints on the ropes.

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See ya next week.