Southerners take top spot

CAUGHT: Lincoln South batsman Pat Newman looks back to see the gully fieldsman catch his edge.
CAUGHT: Lincoln South batsman Pat Newman looks back to see the gully fieldsman catch his edge.

Port Lincoln cricket

A GRADE

Charlton 113 def by SES 5/117

Charlton hosted Southern Eyre South in the match of the round at Centenary Oval for the battle of top spot.

SES won the toss and elected to bowl on a damp pitch. Siebert and Barnes bowled tight lines and made it difficult for openers Blackberry and Frost.

Frost eventually took on Metcalfe at mid on for a quick single only to be run out from Metcalfe’s direct hit.

The bowling change of Green brought about Blackberry’s demise while Metcalfe claimed Yancic to a brilliant catch by Barnes at mid wicket.

Cottrell entered and was ferocious on anything short and sent big balls flying to and over the fence. He was undone on 24 to a catch to colt Brock Davis to turn the tide back in SES’s favour.

The surprise of the day came when Justin Chenoweth entered the attack after not bowling for two years. After being dispatched for four on his first delivery he snared Rees the very next ball.

Chenoweth took another two wickets to be the leading wicket taker on the day.

Charlton were unable to build any solid partnerships and were bowled out for 113 in the 46th over.

SES opened for the first time this year without the big hitting Watson who was replaced by Metcalfe.

Metcalfe and Smith looked comfortable early on, scoring with relative ease.

Whillas made the early breakthrough for Charlton with the score on 24 when Metcalfe tried to go big over covers and skied it over point, only for Simpson to run back and take one of the catches of the day.

Siebert entered at three and looked to get on with things but he was undone by Whillas as he feathered one through to Frost behind the stumps.

Dwayne Murphy showed another dimension to his batting as he kept out a red-hot Strudwick who had the ball on a string.

Murphy went against his natural attacking instincts and compiled just four runs off 58 balls to do a job for SES before being bowled by skipper Yancic.

At the other end Smith was playing his anchor role perfectly, turning the strike and putting anything short to the boundary.

Smith was eventually dismissed off Cottrell for a well-compiled 39 leaving the job of finishing the innings to Nielson and Damo Green.

Green played his best game bringing up the winning runs with a front foot reverse cut and remained not out for a match winning 25 runs off 31 balls.

Lincoln South 10/131 def by Wayback 3/133

On what was a windy day at Poole Oval Souths’ captain Aaron Sincock won the toss, electing to bat.

With the club having their 10 and 30 year premiership reunions on they were determined for a good result.

Things did not start according to plan with Wayback’s quick, Shane Stockham taking the wicket of Nathan Sincock caught and bowled for none.

After the early breakthrough Souths looked to get a hold of the game with Reidy and Sincock dispatching any loose bowling.

A change of bowling saw Parsons pick up Sincock, caught at slip by Campbell.

Reidy continued to punish the bowling before he was caught on the boundary for 56.

This started the collapse for Souths with spin from both ends doing the damage for Wayback.

Parsons finished with 2/45 off his 10 overs and Daw picked up three quick wickets from the other end.

Stockham came back into the attack and finished off Souths’ innings collecting 5/15 off his 10 overs. This left Wayback chasing 131.

Wayback’s innings started slow, 2/17 after 15 overs.

This bought Campbell and Buddle together, who looked to regain control of the game.

Campbell was displaying aggressive but controlled stoke play on his way towards 51 before he was bowled leg stump by A. Sincock, the score 3/86 in the 23rd over.

Newman and Buddle worked hard batting naturally on their way to passing Souths score of 131 without losing another wicket.

Buddle finished on 30 not out and Newman 26 not out.

Tod River 187 def by Tasman 7/200 

The wet pitch at Dorward Oval made it tough for the fast bowlers to run in.

Tasman won the toss and elected to bat with openers Jack Bunder and George Wilks falling early.

A steady partnership formed between Mitchell Jude, 35, and Andrew Frick, who top scored with 45.

Matt Smith with 33 and Matt Dyer with 40 helped Tasman make a competitive 200 runs, seven down after the 50th over.

Tod River’s Tyson Arthur was the pick of the bowlers getting 2/42 off his 10 overs, followed by Tom Gent with 0/12 of 10 and Max Coote 1/32 off seven.

Tod River’s top order all got starts but could not go on and ended up being bowled out 187 in the 46.1 overs.

Tynan Keeley top scored with 54 followed by Tom Gent with 36.

The pick of the bowlers for Tasman was Matt Dyer with 6/23 off 10 followed by Andrew Frick with 2/43 off 10.

B GRADE

Tasman 166 def Tod River 102

Tasman won the toss and batted first, with Fauser and Wilks getting them off to a solid start. Wilks retiring brought on quick wickets.

Fauser was first to go, caught for 35. Casanova followed, misjudging a delivery from Wiseman, bowled while shouldering arms.

Rodda, playing in the B grade to find some form with the bat, fell right on drinks, failing to trouble the scorers.

Smith and B. Fauser got the score to 141 before Fauser fell for 13.

Smith and Webb took the score to 165 at the end of their innings, with Smith unbeaten on 37.

The pick of the bowlers were Darcy Wiseman with three wickets and Kaleb Hope with two.

Hope fell early in Tod River’s innings, out to Webb for two.

Bell and McShane scored freely for several overs, taking the score to 51.

Then came the master move of the day, with Rodda being thrown the ball. Once he got the ball to land on the pitch, he ran though Tod River’s top order of Bell, McShane and Kurovec.

Kane Hope showed fight with the bat, despite the constant falling of wickets around him.

Wilks dismissed Davey, Hill, Wiseman and D. Wiseman to finish 4/19.

Kane Hope was the last wicket to fall, out for 29, with Tod River all out for 102. Rodda finished with 3/18.

SES 7/194 def by Charlton 2/196

Wangary was the venue for the game between hosts SES and visitors Charlton.

SES made the move to bat first after winning the toss.

The hosts opened the batting with Dustin Parker and Jim Casanova. The pair went steady for the first handful of overs, pushing the ball into the big open gaps.

The two looked to up the ante after 10 overs, riding their luck on some occasions with a couple of catches going down in the field.

The SES batsmen were looking at a 100-run partnership on the stroke of drinks before Casanova fell in the 20th over for 44 after an effort ball from Dylan ‘Hollywood’ Dunn caught the edge and ballooned up to the keeper.

SES were racing along, one wicket down for 92 at drinks.

Troy Dunn joined Parker after drinks and he too looked in good touch, striking the ball firmly and hitting the gaps. Parker fell not long after drinks for 49.

Kieren Siebert joined his skipper at the wicket and the pair started to hit the ball a little harder.

They found their feet quickly and made steady progress as their partnership passed 50 in quick time before Trevor Matheson took the ball and removed Siebert, lbw for a brisk 34.

SES managed to bat out their overs and mounting an impressive total of 7/194.

Charlton needed to get off to a good start if they were to have any chance of chasing down the total.

Darth Westaway and Corey Stephens were trusted with the task at hand and did not let their side down.

Westaway was aggressive early, standing a long way down the pitch to Troy Dunn in an attempt to nullify his dramatic swing.

The pair added 65 in nine overs thanks to large blows from Westaway, before Dunn got his man and removed Westaway for a quick fire 34.

Stephens was not far behind when Matt Pertzel found the edge to send Stephens on his way for 22.

Liam Knight and Trevor Matheson now had a slight rebuild to do.

Both hit the ball well into gaps and turned the strike over to not allow the bowlers to settle.

After a few scratchy moments, Charlton held their nerve to reach the break at 2/108.

It was the Knight and Matheson show after the break, the pair chased the total down quickly.

Knight passed his milestone first reaching his 50 in the 24th over, Matheson followed in the 29th over.

The partnership was a match winning one as the pair massed an unbeaten 131 for the third wicket, to lead their side to victory in the 32nd over.

Wayback 6/333 def Lincoln South 6/153

Wayback won the toss and elected to bat.  

Wayback got off to a flying start with their opening partnership of Lloyd and Newman.

Lloyd scored 73 and after being dropped on the first ball of the game Newman went on to punish Souths scoring 180 runs.

With the help of this opening partnership Wayback, at the innings break, had set the total of 333 runs only six batsmen down.

The best bowlers for Souths were M. Linn 2/64 and R. Fordham  1/27.

Souths managed to bat out their innings, finishing six down as well but fell short of the total making 153.

Highest scorer for Souths was C. Dinnison with 34 and B. Bockman with 26. Best of the bowlers for Wayback was D. Lootes with 3/29.