Soaring highs against dire lows

What a round of BLCA last weekend.

It was a week of upsets in the BLCA league, with Gilbert Valley taking down Mallala. Photo: Jess Supple

It was a week of upsets in the BLCA league, with Gilbert Valley taking down Mallala. Photo: Jess Supple

We had upsets, outrights, high scores and some very low scores to complete a great round of cricket.

Gilbert Valley caused the upset of the season so far when they defeated the previously unbeaten Mallala by 31 runs, Angaston blew Tanunda away to record an outright victory.

Sandy Creek lost five for 51 but still defeated Freeling who could only manage 48 runs. South Gawler smashed six for 212 to crush Kapunda by 101 runs.

Batting first, Gilbert Valley struggled to seven for 128 with Dylan Busch top scoring with 28. Mallala were cruising to victory at one for 61 only to lose nine wickets for 31 runs.

Tommy “Gun” Vater bowled extremely well to take four wickets, while Thomas Smith spun a web to take three wickets.

Angaston thrashed Tanunda outright to leap into second spot on the premiership table.

Brett Woodards took nine wickets for the match, Lucas Bramberger took six and Greg Bain was undefeated in each innings in a dominate one sided display.

Only Trent Goers (43) and Nic Burton (32) showed any real fight for Tanunda.

Freeling crashed all out for a paltry 48 with only Ben Parish getting to double figures with 19. Riley Robinson and Rooster Handke took seven wickets between them.

Sandy Creek did not fair much better but managed to score five for 51 to secure victory with Rob Montgomery taking three for 12 of his eight overs.

Batting first, Kapunda made their way to six for 111 from their 40 overs with Kullum Brown top scoring with 45 and the Ryan’s Sam and Matt making a pair of 20’s.

Dave Golder took three for 13 while Jordan Dare only conceded 14 runs from his eight overs.

South Gawler easily passed the score with two wickets down but continued to bat on to score 211 from 36 overs.

The Barker brothers finally scored some runs for South in what has been a lean season so far for them.

How a team can bat on after passing the oppositions total in a one-day game is beyond me.

Once the result has been achieved in a one-day game, play should cease.


Gawler Centrals defeated Angaston by 90 runs. Dhruv Sharma made a classy 90, Chris Bilney was undefeated on 83 and Ali Crowthers made 38 to dominate the Angaston bowlers.

Simon Koch was the best of the Angaston Bowlers - taking two wickets.

Light Pass fought hard against Lyndoch in trying conditions to make 193. Wade Gripton batted extremely well for 74 while Willie Roberts, Adam Elix, Brendan Irvine and Nathan Goulding all bowled well for the Dockers.

Nuriootpa over came a spirited Greenock to record a much-needed victory.

Greenock compiled a healthy 181 with Dave Coombes top scoring with 37no and Danny Doecke and Travis Jungfer being the pick of the bowlers for Nuriootpa.

Travis Jungfer (46), Luke Steinborner (37), Jordan Robinson (33), Jordy Roesler (27no) and Danny Doecke 21no made the total with threee overs to spare. This was Nuri’s best team performance of the season.

Eudunda Robbie made short work of Willaston. Sammy Nietschke made a very good 103no, Wild Bill Loffler (51) and Davey Cluse (40) in the Saints total of nine for 284.

Batting for a second time, Willaston did not give a yelp to capitulate for 69 runs in a very ordinary display.