Murphy joins SA Outbacks

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Murphy in state country side

TUMBY Bay Rovers paceman Jackson Murphy has been selected in this year's South Australian Outbacks side to take part in the Australian Country Cricket Championships.

Murphy was selected for the team on the back of a strong performance for Eyre Peninsula in his debut South Australian Country Carnival in February this year, where he was the competition's leading wicket taker with 12 wickets taken in four matches.

The Outbacks will play one more trial match against Woodville later this month on Sunday, December 15, before heading to Toowoomba from January 2 to 11.

Murphy joins a unique group of sportspeople who have represented South Australia country in cricket and football, following his selection in the SA Country football side earlier in the year.

Twenty20 action continues

The second Port Lincoln Cricket Association Twenty20 semi-final will be held this Sunday, December 8 at Poole Oval, where reigning premiers Southern Eyre South will take on this year's top ranked side Charlton for a berth in the grand final against Wayback.

With both sides featuring a number of in-form batsmen, this should be a cracking game of cricket.

Round 8 preview

A GRADE

Lincoln South v Southern Eyre South (Centenary)

Lincoln South were too strong for Southern Eyre South in their last Twenty20 encounter on the back of 68 from Kiryn Clarke.

His availability this week is likely to have a big impact on this result.

Southern Eyre South look forward to the return of a number of key players for this match and will be hoping to bounce back from their loss to Wayback on the turf last week.

HIGH SCORE: Mitch Jude stepped up for Tasman last week in the absence of Pete Brown with a classy 77.

HIGH SCORE: Mitch Jude stepped up for Tasman last week in the absence of Pete Brown with a classy 77.

Charlton v Tasman (Poole)

Player availability will once again have a strong bearing on the result of this game.

Mitch Jude stepped up in the absence of Pete Brown last week with a classy 77 as Tasman proved far too strong for Lincoln South, while a 142-run partnership between Luke Yancic (99) and Jack Shanley (64) saw Charlton chase down Tod River's 180.

Several key players are expected to return for both sides but Tasman's overall bowling depth should prove a little too strong.

Wayback v Tod River (Ravendale Complex)

Wayback cemented second spot on the ladder following a victory over Southern Eyre South last week.

Young gun Hamish Newman led the way with the bat with an impressive 39, while Billy Campbell ripped through Southern Eyre's middle order to claim his first five-wicket haul for the season.

Tyron George once again showed his all-round capabilities and Toddies will be relying on him this week with bat and ball.

Tipping Wayback to sneak over the line and continue their charge for a top two berth.

B GRADE

Southern Eyre South v Lincoln South (Wangary)

Tasman v Charlton (Ravendale Netball)

Tod River v Wayback (Dorward)

SENIOR COLTS

Lincoln South v Southern Eyre South (Poole)

Charlton v Tasman (Centenary)

Wayback v Tod River (Ravendale Complex)

  • See more write-ups from the weekend's games on page 21