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Port Lincoln cricket

A grade

Lincoln South 10/163 lost to Charlton 8/274

CHARLTON took on Lincoln South at Ravendale to open up the season 2017/18.

Charlton won the toss and chose to bat with Stockham and Murphy opening the batting for Charlton.

Drewitt opened the bowling with some tight lines that were hard to get away one end while Sincock bowled into the wind.

He removed Murphy early, caught top edging a pull shot, which brought Marcus Sarunic to the crease.

He was quick to put some bad balls away but was then dropped along with Stockham.

Stockham could not make them pay though getting out soon after with Sincock getting his second wicket.

Yancic came to the crease and immediately started playing shots to all corners of the ground combining with Sarunic to put on 82.

Sarunic did not handle the change of pace with Lynn picking him up for 30.

Cottrell joined Yancic and these two were brutal on the loose balls putting on 68 in seven overs before Cottrell was well caught by Simon Drewitt for 33.

Liam knight joined in on the party hitting a huge six off Marshall early in his innings.

Soon enough Yancic brought up his 100 after plenty of singles in the nineties but could not add to his 100 dismissed by Hancock.

Ryan Sarunic was not around long to trouble to scorers, caught down the leg side first ball.

Shanley came to the crease and pushed the score along with Knight until he was caught out for 20.

After some late hitting from Shanley, Charlton posted 274 in their 50 overs setting South a massive total.

Drewitt and Reidy opened the inning for South starting well with Reidy putting Shanley and Rees both away for boundaries.

Strudwick then had a go, without success, with Reidy taking to him.

Down the other end Rees started bowling well and had Drewitt caught in the gully for the first wicket.

Shanley then took the dangerous wicket of Reidy to have South in trouble.

Whillas put up a good fight though punishing some bad bowling from Charlton to end up with 58.

But wickets tumbling at the other end and despite a last wicket partnership of 40, wickets fell steadily and Lincoln South were bowled out in the 35th over for 163, Cottrell claiming three wickets and Marcus Sarunic two.

Some impressive hitting from Dahl kept the crowd going right to the end of the game, scoring 28.

Wayback 8/185 lost to Tasman 6/187 

Wayback’s new skipper Kerry O’Leary won the toss and had no hesitation to bat in the first match of the season.

The opening pair of Jack Parsons and Luke Martin started well, with Parsons particularly taking a liking to Jhye Teakle’s bowling, dispatching him back over his head a number of times.

Nathan Bryant bowled with a great line and was tough to get away.

A strong partnership was building when Andrew Frick had Martin well caught by Nick Gale and shortly after Lachlan Gale picked up his first wicket, Parsons, and Wayback had lost three quick wickets when Frick had Joel Davies leg before wicket for eight.

John Robins went about his business collating runs easily against the Tasman attack that was being rotated frequently.

Youngsters George Wilks, Jaiden Jude and Lachlan Webb all had turn at trying to dismiss Robins but it was the introduction of Nick Gale in the last 10 overs who was successful in dismissing Robins for 68.

Gale finished with the figures of 4/16 as Wayback lost their way in the last 10 overs, losing 4/27 and closing their innings on 8/185.

The Tasman innings got off to a horrible start when Jack Bunder played on to his stumps for a duck.

Joe Walker and Nick Gale were in great touch from the first few balls they faced, Walker in particular playing some brilliant cover drives off a nervous Dylan Vonderwall who was playing in his first A grade match.

A partnership of 49 came to an end when Walker top edged a hook shot and keeper Parsons took a good running catch.

Colt Wilks strode to the crease and the unflappable youngster looked comfortable from the start.

With the score on 91 Gale was dismissed and at drinks Tasman had moved on to a comfortable 3/113.

After drinks Stockham returned; his first two balls were not an ideal start – a hook shot for four and five wides put Tasman in the box seat needing less than three an over however his third ball of the over was an absolute gem bowling Frick for 21 and giving Wayback another sniff.

More good batting followed as Tasman looked to put away the bad ball and rotate the strike.

Two more wickets fell with Halliday dismissed for 11 and young Wilks dismissed for a match-defining 31; the colt batted with years of experience as he looked to soak up the bowling of Stockham and Newman and allowed the other batsmen to score freely from the other end.

Tasman got over the line with five overs to spare with Lachlan Gale 22 not out and Teakle eight not out.

For Wayback Stockham took 3/42 from his 10 overs and Robins rounded out a good all-round match with 2/16.

A good match to start the season and both teams will look to welcome back a few players in the coming weeks.

Tod river forfeited to Southern Eyre South

B grade

Tasman 10/167 def Wayback 10/129

The first round of B grade cricket kicked off with Tasman and Wayback playing at Poole Oval.

Player numbers were short on both sides with a nice blend of youth and experience across both teams.

A highlight for Wayback was father and son Andrew Woolford and Brett Woolford playing their first game of senior cricket together.

Tasman won the toss and elected to bat however were in early trouble with opener Vincent bowled by Sam Clark for four.

This brought Webb to the crease however he was soon out to an excellent catch by Zac Mullins off Hamish Newman for two.

Forsyth came and went, bowled by Sam Clark for zero with Wayback on top at this stage.

Wayback youngsters Newman and Clark were both bowling well at this stage, with Harrison anchoring Tasman’s innings against a steady stream of dismissals.

Harrison was batting very well and particularly savage on anything lose, and along with Martin they stabilised Tasman’s innings with a good partnership of 49 before Martin was out for 30.

Harrison soon followed for a great knock of 58.

McMillan batted well at the end of Tasman’s innings making 31 with Tasman eventually all out for 167 off 34 overs.

Pick of Wayback’s bowlers were colts players Sam Clark with 2/35 and Hamish Newman 2/38.

Lloyd also bowled well finishing with 3/30.

Brett Woolford took his first senior wicket for Wayback.

Best of Tasman’s batsmen were Harrison, Martin and McMillan.

A highlight of Wayback’s fielding was old stalwart and wicketkeeper Brenton Parsons who did a brilliant job, turning back the clock to yesteryear.

Wayback’s openers got off to a solid start with Singh and Lloyd putting on 60 for the first wicket, before Singh departed for a solid 12.

Lloyd was doing the bulk of the scoring and particularly savage on anything half short from the Tasman bowlers.

Hamish Newman joined Lloyd at the crease and they put on a further 27 before Lloyd was eventually out for a hard hitting 65 out of a total of 87.

Wayback were looking solid at 2/87 however Tasman’s bowlers fought back well with Wilks and Cornish bowling particularly well.

Wayback’s innings then collapsed losing 7/14 to be all out for 129 with only Newman offering any resistance after the departure of Lloyd, standing tall, making a well compiled and mature 29 batting at number three.

Pick of Tasman’s bowlers were Wilks, taking 3/15 off his nine overs, and Cornish, taking 4/5 off six overs.

A good win by Tasman and solid start to their season, while for Wayback the highlight was the performance of younger players Clark, Newman, Mullins and Brett Woolford.

Lloyd also had a day out with bat and ball, and will be in line for the hot pack and video voucher.

Tod River forfeited to Southern Eyre South

Lincoln South forfeited to Charlton