Walter's country cup spree

Cricket has been everywhere since the Christmas break.

We had two rounds of BLCA with indifferent results for some teams, some great results for other clubs and the BLCA hosted the SACA Country Cup for 16 Girls, 14 and 12-year-old Boys Cricket Carnival.

All games were very competitive, played in good spirit and highlighted the abundance of talent that is out in the country areas.

A highlight was Light Pass Junior Walter Kinlock, who played the innings of the 14s carnival when he smashed 76 not out off 44 balls with 8 fours and 4 sixers to get the Barossa Light Cricket Association (BLCA) over the line against the powerful South East team in their final match.

The teams were well supported, extremely well looked after by the local clubs, and played on first class turf pitches throughout the carnival.

Sandy Creek have got their season back on track by winning their two games after the Christmas break.

The Cockies were far too good for Tanunda and Freeling with Corey Roberts, Gareth "Garry" Davis and Roster Handtke starring since the break.

After losing a series of games by small margins, these victories have put Sandy Creek well and truly in the hunt for a finals spot and they are a dangerous team capable of beating anyone on their day.

Angaston continued on their winning way with youngsters Jack Henke, Jayden and Benny Antonie making their marks, while old timers Scott Rathjen, Bubbles Burgess and Greg Bain still making a positive impact for their team.

South Gawler would be happy with the results they achieved with David Golder, Rob McCard, Riley Barker and Brodie Barker not being available for the two matches.

Golder and McCard were playing for the South Australian Outbacks in Queensland and performed very well.

Dael Redmond held the batting together with scores of 95 no and 49m to be in career best form and with the inclusions of the fab four next week they will also be around the mark.

Nuriootpa also split their games, recovering from a disheartening loss to Freeling to defeat South; with Jordan Robertson and Jordan Roesler starring with the bat.

Freeling, after winning their first game after the break, were easily beaten by Tanunda.

The twins Sammy Calquhoun and Trent Goers scored hundreds while Brian Montgomery continued his fine all-round season to be a star in a team that struggles on occasions.

Gilbert Valley and Mallala's poor seasons have continued, but both teams are not far away from taking another scalp.

In the reserves, Willaston have to come good at the right time and are now firmly entrenched in the top four. Willaston's batsmen have been able to score heavily, allowing them the win games comfortably.

Willaston took a major scalp when they easily defeated Greenock who have been the pace setters in this grade Light Pass are there about, surprising winning games to have a shot at playing finals this season.

Gawler Central, Lyndoch and Angaston are playing a mixture of good cricket with some very poor cricket and must be more consistent if they are to play in the finals series this year.

Eudunda Robertstown and Kapunda have not achieved the results that they are capable off so far this season and must improve.