Tanunda push for top four

A1 Grade

Tanunda VS Mallala

Tanunda Magpies have given themselves a realistic chance of making the finals when they complied an impressive 9 for 256 against Mallala.

If results go their way, and they should, the Tanunda Magpies may be in 4th spot with one round to play.

Martin Brown made a well compiled 68, Chris Gattermayr a defiant 48 and Sam “Two Can” Colquhoun a respectable 38 for Tanunda.

The Mallala bowlers toiled hard all day but got little reward from the docile pitch.

Angaston VS Gilbert Valley

Angaston have put a severe dent in Gilbert Valleys finals aspirations when they dismissed the Valleys for a paltry 100.

Apart from Kym Vandeleur’s 38, no one else really contributed to the score against Angaston’s bowling attack with Bubbles Burgess (4 for 14) and Woody Woodards (3 for 15) leading the way.

Angaston, thanks to Greg Bain (49) and Benny Burgess (32 no), passed the Valleys’ score just before stumps to set up an interesting game next week.

South Gawler VS Freeling

South Gawler battled hard all day to crawl to 9 for 229 at stumps against Freeling.

Chris Grasser (72) and Robbie McCard (58) set the foundation for a big score, but South faltered slightly with only Jimmy Ahern (34) and Matthew Knight (29 no) contributing to the total.

Robbie Montgomery (3 wickets) and Samuel Carmichael (2 wickets) were the pick of a very good Freeling bowling attack.

Sandy Creek VS Kapunda

Corey Roberts (87 no) and Nathan Gum (48), rescued Sandy Creek with an 8th wicket partnership of 115 to give the Cockies a fighting chance against the re-surging Kapunda.

If Kapunda bat well, they have every chance of overcoming Sandys 223.

When Captain Joey Brown plays, Kapunda appear to be a very good team, capable of beating most teams in the BLCA.

A1 Reserves

Willaston VS Lyndoch

These teams are locked in a heated game which could go either way.

With no independent umpire supplied, each team must umpire their own team and when decisions go against the bowling team, tempers quickly can flare, and the Spirit of Cricket quickly disappears.

Willaston made 130 with Willie Roberts and Matty Robinson bowled well for the Dockers and in reply Lyndoch are in a spot of bother at 5 for 90, with Robinson and Burge out.

Eudunda Robertstown VS Light Pass

The Baggies never made the most of their opportunities against a very good bowling attack led by William “Wild Bill” Loffler.

Loffler bowled extremely well to take 5 wickets while Cody “Ranga” Reece and Blake Launer took 2 wickets each.

Jimmy “Bartels” Braunack continued his recent excellent batting form with an undefeated 49, Riley “Smiley” Bourne a solid 38 and Matthew Mattner (24) were the best of the batsmen and took the score to 9 for 214 for Light Pass.

Nuriootpa VS Gawler Centrals

Nuriootpa brought Gawler Centrals back to earth with a thud when Dan Doecke led bowling attack dismissed them for 117.

Mitchie Norton, Younnie Jungfer and Cagney “and” Lacey all took 2 wickets each.

Gawler Centrals score would have been even worse if not for the lone hand played by Captain Alistair “Ally” Crothers.

Crothers (58) displayed great poise and looked untroubled while his teammates looked completely out of their dept when playing on turf.

Angaston VS Greenock

Angaston continued their end of season poor form when Greenock dismissed them for 115.

Beau Byster made a breezy 38 to top score for Angaston, while Ben Roenfeldt was amongst the wickets again with 4 sclaps.