Sandy Creek bounced back from its last game and a heart-breaking one-run loss with a solid batting performance against Freeling in their Barossa and Light A grade cricket clash.
Reece “Rooster” Handtke made a thumping 153 no with 14 fours and eight sixes to completely dominate the Freeling bowlers.
Bluey McMillian was the best of the Freeling bowlers taking 3/61 from 19 overs.
South Gawler has continued the pain off Mallala’s season after Christmas by dismissing them for a paltry 84 runs while amassing 6/162 with Matthew Knight the future King of the North not out at the crease.
In probably South’s best team bowling and fielding performance for the season, they may be the wild card in this season’s final series.
Angaston and Gilbert Valley are locked into a reverting clash, with Gilbert Valley making a modest 166 but striking back to take two cheap wickets before the close of play.
With ‘Captain Fantastic’ Gregory Bain not playing next Saturday, Gilbert Valley is a big chance of causing a major upset.
With a victory in this clash, the Valley boys may sneak into a finals spot if the cards fall their way.
In the clash of the cellar dwellers, Gawler Centrals made a workman like 170 runs with Robbie “the Rooster” Johnson taking 6/42.
In reply Kapunda have their noses just in front to be 2/64 at the close of play with Brett Johnson not out on 32.
Nuriootpa posted a solid 183 runs against a very determined Light Pass with ‘Lucky’ Luke Steinborner making 67, Mitchell Norton, 52, and Rhys Schulz, 31, being the main run scorers.
Apart from dropping a few catches early in the innings, Light Pass’ energetic and, at times, brilliant fielding kept the pressure on the Nuri batsmen to ensure that every run was earned.
James Braunack, four wickets, and Daniel Kaye, three wickets, bowled extremely well while 16-year olds Landon Schulz and Bailey Nitschke bowled with great pace and poise in a fine display of bowling.
The Eudunda Robbie Saints made a workman like 182 with Wild Bill Loffler top scoring with 47 while the Mosey clan all chipped in with 30s from each of them.
Young sensation Ben Roenfeldt took 6/53 to give Greenock a chance to pull off a major upset next week.
Lyndoch crashed to another low score making only 120 but fought back against Tanunda to take 4/60 at the close of play.
Mitchell Boschen took six wickets to be the start of the day.
Lyndoch (120 runs in 50 overs) took on the game against Tanunda in the A1 Reserves competition while Light Pass and Nuriootpa (183 runs in 70 overs) did battle at Stockwell.
The other game was Greenock, who took on Eudunda-Robertstown at home on the weekend.
Eudunda-Robertstown scored at total of 182 with 13 extras from 64.3 overs.
See ya next week.