Helmets topic of cricket | PHOTOS

Barossa and Light Cricket Association has decided not to compulsory enforce the wearing of helmets when batting and fielding close to the bat.

Narrowly voted down, the proposal would have seen every batsman wearing a helmet, wicket keepers who stand up to the stumps and fielders, apart from slips fielders, within 7 metres wearing helmets.

Safety was the reason behind the 'Helmet Proposal'. "After, the result of last week's vote; the Helmet Policy A "will not" be adopted for season 2019/2020," clubs were told in an email.

"The BLCA will strongly recommend the use of British compliant helmets when batting, keeping up to the stumps and fielding in close in from of the stumps".

Meanwhile, three of the four matches were played - Nuriootpa v South Gawler at Nuriootpa, Gilbert Valley v Sandy Creek at Saddleworth and Tanunda v Freeling at Tanunda, with Angaston and Mallala out.

First A grade match for the season, Danny Koch made a blistering 103 runs of only 97 balls to push the Cockies score to a respectable 249 runs. 'Old man emu', Corey Roberts continued his recent run of good form with a well made 62 runs to put on 118 runs for the 5th wicket with Danny Koch.

Tommy 'Guns' Vater bowled with good control to finish with 4 wickets, Sam 'Two Cans' bowled with great guile to also take 4 wickets, while Caleb Schwartz chimed in with 2 wickets for Gilbert Valley.

Andy Bruce made a quick fire 42 runs with 3 fours and 2 sixes but fell just before stumps to leave Gilbert Valley at 3 for 61 runs.

In the A1 res, Eudunda Robbie and Light Pass were involved in a tight contest. Batting first, the Saints skittled for 114 with Alex Crossley taking 6 for 36 for Light Pass.

Lyndoch, mainly thanks to a 102 run 9th wicket partnership between Shaun Goulding and Willy Roberts, gave the Dockers the upper hand against a young Angaston team. The game was in the balance when Lyndoch were 8 for 164 but Goulding and Roberts batted with flair to take the game out of reach against the Cats.

This was Goulding's maiden century and certainly stamped himself as the best bat in the Goulding family.

Facing 12 overs at the end of the day, Angaston lost 3 for 28 runs with Brendan Irvine taking 2 wickets for Lyndoch.

Greenock bounced back after a poor first up performance when they dismissed Willaston for a merge 114 runs. It was a very good performance by the Slungars with Ben 'Jules' Verne leading the way with 4 for 16 runs in a good bowling performance.

Sam Nitschke made an unbeaten 44 runs to take Greenock with 5 runs of victory with 9 wickets still in the shed. Mark Johnson 64 runs and Matt Ryan 32 runs lead the way for Kapunda to make a respectable 174 runs against Gawler Central.

Centrals lost 2 for 35 before stumps.