In a game that can only be described as absolutely amazing, Angaston’s never-say-die attitude saw them score a one-run victory over Sandy Creek to keep their unbeaten record for this season.
The result for the Barossa and Light cricket grade one competition means Angaston should finish on top.
Sandy Creek were cruising for a comfortable victory at 1/101 before losing nine wickets for 33 runs to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
The “Old man” of the Angaston team, Brett “Podge” Burgess, destroyed the Cockies batting, taking six wickets to give Angaston an unlikely victory.
South Gawler moved back into the top four with a comfortable victory over Gilbert Valley. Chasing South’s 224, Gilbert Valley was never in the hunt to crash out for a paltry 135.
Matthew Knight got his first good haul of wickets for the season, taking four, Pop Golder with three and Darcy Judd Smith with two, being the best of the Cats bowlers.
Freeling continued to grind out good wins with a 195-run annihilation of Gawler Centrals. A complete team effort with the ball saw the Hens over the line.
With the finals not far away and points so valuable at this stage of the season, it was extremely surprising that Freeling never used the 18 spare overs they had to either bat or bowl.
Kapunda moved Mallala out off the top four with a 120-run first innings victory.
Up and coming youngster Robert Johnson spun a web around the Mallala batsmen to take six wickets. Henry “Hot Dog” Smith gave great support to Robert to take three well-earned wickets.
Light Pass secured a finals spot with a 58-run victory over Lyndoch.
This was a great result for Light Pass as they finished rock bottom last season and with a promotion of some talented juniors has them becoming a very competitive this season.
Sean Schrapels 41, Danny Kaye, 40, and Wade Gripton, 35, led the way for Light Pass. For Lyndoch, Captain Ryan Muirhead was their best bowler toiling extremely hard all day.
Nuriootpa moved to top of the table with a comfortable victory over Eudunda Robertstown.
Danny “The Devil” Doecke also tore the Saints apart with seven match-winning victories.
With the top team guaranteed promotion to grade one, surely now the Tigers see themselves as the team to be given a lift.
Tanunda easily accounted for Greenock to book their finals berth for this season.
Just a quick word from a wounded umpire who was struck in the side of the head from a wayward throw.
The umpire concerned would like to thank the players and supporters of both teams who came to his aid and made certain that he was okay, eventually.
Oh by the way, please learn how to throw accurately Jamie.
See ya next week.