Barossa and Light Cricket at pointy end of summer season

With three rounds to play in the Barossa and Light Cricket Association, finals spots will alter after an interesting turn of events last Saturday.

Sandy Creek are in danger of falling out of the four after dismissing a depleted Angaston team for a paltry 131, but then collapsing to be 3/43 at stumps and in real danger of defeat.

Angaston got away to a solid start, putting on 41 for the first wicket, before Jimbo Diener 4 for 22 and Corey Roberts skittled them for their lowest score of the season.

Batting at a snail's pace, Sandy Creek managed to score 3/43 of 27 overs, and at times seemed afraid to attempt to lift the scoring rate.

Steve 'Scissor' Hands is a free-flowing batsman yet even he struggled to score ending up with 23 runs of 88 balls. Attack is the go next week gentlemen.

Tanunda chased leather all-day against Mallala and could lose their prized second spot on the premiership table to South Gawler if they are unable to chase down this impressive score in the clash of the Magpies.

Mallala kept wickets in hand early before finishing the day at 9/239. Openers Jake Birchmore (82) and Brad 'Brian' Wilson put on 78 for the first wicket, then Joey O'Brien (35) and Daveyboy Cawrse (40) continued the impressive batting display to set an imposing chase for Tanunda

South Gawler struggled against Freeling to crawl to 176, before ripping into Freeling to have them struggling at 6/69 when stumps were drawn.

A dominant six wickets from Brian "Monty" Montgomery helped restrict South to a gettable 176.

Monty bowled with good pace and vigour never allowing the South Batsmen to settle.

Only Riley Barker, (45), Dael Redmond (35) and Robbie McCard (31) made any worthwhile runs but they too got out when they appeared to be set.

Looking to just bat out the day, Freeling soon were in trouble as McCard captured regular wickets to have them in all sorts of trouble at 6/69. Only a swashbuckling 48 runs from 51 balls made to score book look better.

The only saving grace for Freeling is that star bats Monty Montgomery and Benny 'And the Jets' Parish are still to bat, so they are in with a real chance of topping South.

Nuriootpa belted Gilbert Valley to score 8/275 and then snared two late wickets to set themselves up for the possibility of an Outright result next week.

A solid batting display by the Tigers, making 8/275 with Jordan Robinson (62), Luke Steinborner (52) leading the way. Desperate Daniel Doecke and Mitchell Norton took a wicket each to have Gilbert Valley on the ropes. The Tigers will push on for an outright result which will see them back into the top four, maybe.

Light Pass continue to fall from grace with another poor performance against Willaston. Top a few weeks ago, Light Pass could miss out on a finals spot if they don't go back to their winning ways. Trent Payne destroyed the Light Pass batting, taking 6 for 37 in a damaging display.

Gawler Central will beat a disappointing Eudunda Robertstown Cricket Club outright.

Fronting up with only 9 players, ERCC showed real courage but Centrals have been too good so far.

Lyndoch dismissed Kapunda for 125 in a very slow day of cricket. Robbo said that paint would dry quicker.

Greenock have an opportunity to beat Angaston outright if they press hard early and cement top spot and promotion for next season.