Port Lincoln cricket
Charlton 6/130 def Tod River 8/125
CHARLTON won an entertaining T/20 match against Tod River at Centenary Oval on Saturday.
Tod River won the toss and batted first, with Keeley and Earle off to a good start.
Fuss struck first with the ball, removing Keeley followed by Parker, both caught by Frost.
Earle was then caught and bowled thanks to a sharp catch by Peter Shanley.
George made some quick runs, sending one over into On-The-Run.
After George departed, Tod River kept adding valuable late order runs but were eventually restricted to 8/125 from their 20 overs.
Fuss and Peter Shanley were the best of the bowlers, both taking two wickets.
Charlton got off to a good start, with Cottrell and Yancic finding the boundary every over at the start.
Yancic was eventually bowled by George, with Cottrell following soon after.
This slowed up the runs slightly, with the game seemingly back in Tod River's favour.
Tight middle over bowling left Charlton needing 44 runs from their final five overs.
Jack Shanley then took over the match, scoring 40 runs from just 22 deliveries, seeing Charlton home with just two balls to spare.
Parker and George were the best with the ball with two wickets each.
Coote was also good, conceding only 13 runs from his four overs.
Friday, October 8
Tasman 5/121 lost to Wayback 3/123
On a windy and cold Friday night at Ravendale, Tasman took on Wayback.
Tasman captain Brent Harris won the toss and decided to have a bat.
It did not start well with Andrew Frick being ran out for two by Zac Mullins.
A steady flow of wickets from Wayback restricted the run rate before Jack Bunder paired up with Pete Brown.
They looked to up the run rate with some swift strokes before being dismissed for 40 and 50 respectively.
Wayback continually applied pressure, especially from Secker (1/10) and restricted Tasman to 121.
The most in-form batsman in the competition Janna Daw opened with Dru Patel and got Wayback off to a flying start.
Daw cruised to 38 before he was dismissed.
Patel did not last much longer, falling for 18.
Captain and vice captain Campbell and Parsons built a solid partnership together before Parsons was dismissed needing four to win with six balls remaining.
Hamish Newman came to the crease and scored a quick single before Campbell finished the match with a four.
This was a thrilling game and great to see numerous supporters there.
Special mention to Paul 'Sammy' Newman for playing his 285th A grade game, which broke the club's games record.
Joel Davies also played his 150th game for the club.
Wednesday, October 6
Charlton 4/146 def Wayback 5/143
On a typical cool and windy evening at Ravendale, Charlton won the toss and elected to have a bat.
Skipper Luke Yancic and Ryan Cottell got Charlton off to the perfect start.
Cottrell smashed the ball to all parts on his way to a crisp 72 off 58 balls, effortlessly clearing the rope on numerous occasions.
However, even with such a damaging performance Wayback managed to pull it back with some tight bowling.
Pete Shanley finished the innings with some big blows, which lifted Charlton's total to 4/146 after their 20.
Janna Daw and Dru Patel again went about their business starting things off well before Daw was caught for 20.
Veteran Paul Newman was promoted to three with little luck, being caught for one.
Captain Campbell and Patel fought hard together, batting in what was a free-flowing, hard-running partnership.
These two were cruising before Patel was caught in the deep for 42.
Parsons then joined Campbell at the crease and with a few good blows from both the game was well and truly in the balance.
Wayback were needing 19 off 17 balls before Peter Row trapped Campbell in-front for 45.
Hamish Newman came and went after being ran out.
With 13 needed off the last over it started off well with Parsons hitting a four off the first ball.
However Cottrell bowled well and Charlton ended up just getting over the line in what was a thrilling game of cricket.