What a massive round last week was, with two upsets, a five-wicket haul and a hat trick!
Sportspower Player of the Round
Normally reserved as one award a week but this week we can’t split the difference between Tyson Arthur’s 56 and 5/24 and Shane Stockham’s match winning 4/15 off ten overs plus a hat-trick.
Well done to both players who are certainly hitting form at the right time of the season.
Gav’s Gourmet Jerky Award
Jamie Treagus of Tod River had a standout match for the River last weekend claiming 4/15 from his nine before cashing in with the bat and posting 52. Congratulations Jamie.
Grand Tasman T20 Player of the rounds
Thank you to the Grand Tasman Hotel who donated $25 vouchers for player of the match in each match in the recent T20 series.
Charlton vs Wayback
Tasman vs SES
Lincoln South vs Tod River
Charlton vs SES
Tasman vs Tod River
Lincoln South vs Waybacks
Waybacks vs Tod River
SES vs Lincoln South
Charlton vs Tasmans
Charlton vs Lincoln South
Tasman vs Waybacks
Tod River vs SES
SES vs Waybacks
Tod River vs Charlton
Lincoln South vs Tasmans
SES v Charlton, Wangary
After dropping their last two 50 over matches Southern Eyre South will be looking to get back in the winners’ circle and a match at home is the perfect place for SES to return to form.
Player unavailability hurt SES last week as Tyson Arthur had a day out, some even contributions but no real standout performance for SES and they will welcome back Jacob Watson who is a key player and adds plenty of firepower at the top.
Charlton are on the march after a typical slow start.
Four wins in a row has them quickly chasing down second spot and another upset out at Wangary will have them well primed to defend last year’s premiership.
Yancic fresh off Eyre Peninsula carnival and team of the carnival representative game earlier in the week will be hungry to turn one of his starts this season into a big hundred and the wide expanses of Wangary may just be opportunity for him.
Tip: SES in a close one
Wayback v Lincoln South, Ravendale (Complex)
After upsetting Tasman last week Wayback are now a chance also to have a crack at second place double chance.
Their bowling attack is by far their strength and Shane Stockham proved the match winner with the ball, containing Tasman’s top order before destroying their bottom order with a hat-trick.
Wayback need to find a lot more runs as scores of 130 will need to become 180-190 by the time finals come around.
Lincoln South are now playing for pride and opportunity.
The senior figures in the side will continue to give their all for the club and the up and coming stars of Lincoln South have four games left to get as much experience as possible and learn as much as they can from the likes of Reidy and Lloyd and the Sincocks.
Tip: Wayback will be too strong
Tasman v Tod River, Centenary
Tasman need to get a win to maintain second while Tod River need to get a win to maintain contact with the four and their finals chances.
Frick scored 40 last week before giving his wicket away and he will need someone else in the top order to build a partnership with.
James Fuss bowled exceptionally well and reaped the benefits of consistent line and length bowling while Sam Taylor also had a great match with ball finding the fuller length required.
For Tod River, last week was the Tyson Arthur show 50 plus five wickets was a great all round effort from the little dynamo – a player that EP selectors must keep an eye on if Plugga can maintain this form and start next season well.
Zac Calderwood chipped in with 56 while young Hope continued his breakout season with another 43 in a big partnership with Calderwood.
Tip: Tasman purely on ladder position
Around the clubs
Peter (Stats) Kleinig played his 100th game (37 A grade and 63 B grade) for Wayback on Saturday.
Stats was due to play his 100th game in the round six B grade game against Tasman.
However this game, in which he suffered an over 40s type injury (strained calf), was abandoned due to rain.
He was finally fit to play again in the round 10 B grade game against Southern Eyre South after a recuperation period of almost two months.
However his 100th game was again put on hold due to the abandonment of the game as a result of rain.
It was a case of third time lucky.
Paul Newman also scored his 2500th run in A grade cricket on Saturday.
Sammy becomes the 12th player in the club's history to score more than 2500 runs in A grade cricket.