McDonald’s Port Lincoln City v Districts T20
THIS season there is an exciting initiative introduced with the inaugural City v Districts T20 match to take place over the Tunarama weekend.
The match is expected to draw a big crowd with the best of the best T20 cricketers in Port Lincoln taking part.
A massive thank you to McDonald’s Port Lincoln who are the major sponsor. Team sponsors will be announced shortly.
At the time of writing there is still one team available to be sponsored. If you or your business is interested please call Andrew Frick on 0421 797 612.
Congratulations to Darren Atkins who took his 250th senior wicket for Wayback (64 A grade and 186 B grade).
Do you have a player reaching a milestone? Contact Port Lincoln Cricket Association’s Facebook page with details.
Kookaburra Cricket Colts
This weekend the colts season starts. This year the competition will start with three rounds of T20 cricket followed by finals and then the much anticipated one-day format in a change from the previous two-day format.
There are spots available at most clubs for any teenagers aged 13 to 15 looking for a match.
Head over to the association’s Facebook page for details on how you can be involved in this Cricket Australia program. It starts on Monday at Centenary Oval. Registration required beforehand.
SportsPower Super Store Award
After scoring 138 last week and missing out on the award Craig Reidy backed it up with 131 against Wayback.
Marc Eckert and Andrew Frick both took five-wicket hauls but Reidy could not be overlooked two weeks in a row. Congratulations, a $30 voucher is coming your way.
Gav’s Gourmet Jerky Award
Jyrah Miller of Tasman B grade collected 5/18 as his side bowled out Tod River for 112. It was the standout performance of the round.
This week’s matches
Lincoln South v SES at Centenary
No one at the start of the season would have tipped this to be two undefeated sides clashing at Centenary in round three.
A win here may see an outright top position for either side. Craig Reidy is the key and it will be a fantastic effort if he can get his third ton in a row.
The battle Reidy and the Sincock brothers will have with Ayden Smith will be one to see.
The quick will look to be at the top of his game for this clash as he tries to impress state selectors.
Charlton v Tasman at Ravendale (Complex)
Tasman sit on top of the ladder with two wins and Charlton, fourth, have not struck a win yet.
The four times the teams played last year, Charlton comprehensively defeated the Red Caps.
Dylan Colman was instrumental with the ball on most occasions claiming 6/9 in one match.
Matt Dyer has started well for Tasmans with two 50 plus scores, while Frick did not bat last week but took 5/21 with the ball, however it could be argued that Nathan Bryant was the pick of the bowlers with his nine over spell.
Wayback v Tod River at Centenary on Sunday
This match will take place on Sunday due to Relay for Life at Poole Oval.
This will be an interesting test case for the association as it looks to have more games potentially played on turf in future seasons.
One thing is for sure, one of these teams will notch up their first win for the season.
Tod River had up to eight first picked players unavailable last weekend and the end result showed.
Wayback on the other hand had several inclusions but were unable to notch up a win.
Kaleb Hope has started well with the bat for Tod River with two 40 plus scores, while Marc Eckert picked up five wickets in his first bowl for the season.
This match could be anything depending on availability but certainly one for anyone looking for something to do on Sunday.
Tip: Tod River
SES v Lincoln South at Wangary; Tasman v Charlton at Ravendale (Netball); Tod River v Waybacks at Dorward.