Big wins for Colts and Lipson at Tumby Bay

Colts middle order stands up

COLTS 8/227 DEF RAMBLERS 10/93

Colts have scored a dominant 134-run win against Ramblers in their match at Mortlock Park on Saturday, built by a strong performance from their middle order.

Ramblers' field had a good start with Ash McCorie bowling out Marley Butler for a duck before Jagga Cross and Luke Wilkins got the runs going before Cross was caught out for 14.

Wilkins would bring up a half ton off nearly 90 balls faced before he was finally caught out by Steven Carr for 52, which put Colts at 3/93.

The runs kept coming from Colts with Callan Hammond (42) and Shane Pedemonte (46) showcasing some great batting to bring Colts' total to 174.

Jake Turner kept the runs coming for Colts and despite Ramblers continuing to claim wickets he kept the scoreboard ticking, scoring four boundaries including a pair of sixes.

A stellar innings saw him finish on 34 not out as Colts finished their 50 overs on 227 with two wickets in hand. For Ramblers young Henry Challinger was top wicket taker with 4/45 off eight overs.

Colts managed to claim Reef Pople early for 1 but Mitchell Anesbury displayed some great batting to get the runs on the board for Ramblers, getting to the boundary five times including a six.

Colts' Jesse Cornish would tear through the top order claiming the next three wickets, starting with the big scalp of Anesbury for 34, followed by bowling out Damian Clark for 8 and Kieran Fair for 0 to have Ramblers sitting at 4/48.

Steven Carr (12) and John Richardson (19) added the only other substantial runs for Ramblers as Colts finished the job by the 35th over. Ramblers finished all out on 93.

For Colts Cornish shined with the ball with 3/13 off eight overs with three maidens while Pedemonte took 3/3 off 4.1 overs.

LIPSON 6/159 DEF ROVERS 10/131

Lipson earned their first win of the season in impressive fashion with a 28-run win against Rovers at the Tumby Bay Town Oval on Saturday.

After electing to bat first Lipson got to work with openers Ethan Pugsley and Jordan Telfer getting runs on the board with some very good batting.

After more than 100 minutes Rovers finally claimed their first wicket with Pugsley caught by Tyson Higgins for 34. Telfer had a solid innings with five boundaries, including a six, and bringing up his half century before he was caught by William Nankivell on 63, Lipson sitting on 2/121.

The openers laid a solid foundation for Lipson who would add another 38 runs to their total before their innings came to a close, finishing on 6/159 from their 50 overs. For Rovers Wade Gerrie was top wicket taker with 3/28 while Oz Richardson took 2/13.

Sam Boehm would be Rovers' biggest contributor with the bat, helping guide his team past triple digits on the scoreboard despite losing the wickets of Higgins (11), Smith (14) and Gerrie (4) along the way.

Boehm would bring up his half ton after about two hours at bat but a Lachlan Gale catch would finally dismiss him for 52, with his wicket Rovers were on 5/109.

Lipson managed to keep scoring opportunities limited as Rovers continued to lose wickets, adding just 22 more runs to their total before they were all out on 131 in the 45th over.

For Lipson Ben Pugsley (2/32) and Ross Kearsley (3/27) impressed with their 10 overs while Ethan Pugsley took two catches and assisted with a run out.