TASMAN 9/132 DEF BY CHARLTON 4/134
A strong batting performance by Connor Madden has helped Charlton remain undefeated in their match against Tasman at Ravendale on Saturday.
Tasman elected to bat first and hit a snag in the first over as Bodhi Fauser was caught behind for a duck, and despite James Stockham and Jack Bunder getting some early runs on the board, Charlton struck again in the sixth over with Bunder caught for six, Tasman sitting on 2/17.
Charlton bowlers kept runs limited but Stockham and Andrew Frick managed to score 28 runs off the bat in their partnership before Stockham fell to a James Fuss catch for 25, four overs later Frick was caught by Stephen Rees for 21 to see Tasman on 4/16 in the 20th over.
After eight runs in the 21st over Tasman struggled to get runs on the board with just 15 runs scored over the next 12 overs, which included four maidens as they also lost the wickets of Tyson Collins (8) and Luke Strudwick (7).
Marlie Fauser was run out for 10 and in the next over Dylan Colman bowled Jed Siebert out for a duck and in the 43rd over Matt James was caught and bowled by Nick Wright for 16.
Aden Martin (21 n.o.) and Jonte Durdin (1 n.o.) saw Tasman's innings out as they finished their 45 overs on 9/132.
James Fuss had a big innings in the field with 2/14 off his six overs with two maidens, as well as taking one catch and getting a run out. Colman (2/17) and Connor Madden (2/26) impressed with the ball.
Connor Madden got to work within the first 10 overs, hitting 40 runs which included a huge 18 runs in the ninth over off Frick's bowling.
The following over saw Tasman claim their first wicket with Collins bowling out Colman for 10 and in his next over he backed it up by bowling Ryan Cottrell for a duck.
Madden continued to find the boundary and brought up his half century in the 13th over with a big six, soon followed by another six as he once again punished Frick with 16 runs in the over.
Charlton would lose Luke Yancic in the 17th over, bowled by Martin for eight and finally Collins would claim the key scalp of Madden, bowling him out after a well-hit 69, Charlton on 4/115.
Dylan Dunn (15 n.o.) and Rees (10 n.o.) would see Charlton through to the end, Dunn hitting a four off the first bowl of the 22nd over to see Charlton over the line with six wickets in hand. Collins was the best of Tasman's bowlers taking 3/23 off six overs with one maiden.
WAYBACK 10/97 DEF BY SOUTHERN EYRE SOUTH 0/98
A strong bowling performance helped set up Southern Eyre South's 10 wicket win against Wayback at Wangary on Saturday.
The visitors went into bat first but the combined attack of Ryan Siebert and Eli Giddings kept Wayback openers Janna Daw and Jack Parsons at bay, allowing just 14 runs off the first 10 overs with four extras.
It was Jake Mahoney who would claim the first wicket with Daw caught by Liam O'Dea for seven in the 14th over, four overs later he struck again with Parsons caught by Archer Pertzel for 18.
In the following over Jace Morgan had Mayurdhvaj Gadhavi bowled for two and soon had Tom Bascomb lbw for two to see Wayback on 4/38.
Over the next nine overs Brad Gay and Paul Newman combined for 24 runs off the bat before O'Dea and Ben Smith would claim three wickets off three successive overs.
A pair of Pertzel catches claimed Newman for 17 and Gay for 13, followed by O'Dea bowling out Liam Dennis for a duck, Wayback in trouble on 7/64 in the 33rd over.
O'Dea and Pertzel would clean up the remaining overs, together claiming the final wickets of John Bascomb (0), Dylan Vonderwall (6) and Marc Eckert (3), with Sneh Trivedi top scoring for Wayback with 20 n.o.
Wayback finishing all out for 97. O'Dea topped the SES bowling with 4/15 off 7.4 overs, with one maiden and took one catch.
Smith and Siebert got to work and despite the best efforts of the Wayback bowlers made their way to 36 runs off the first 10 overs.
In the next 10 overs Smith and Siebert added another 55 runs, including a pair of eight and nine run overs. Smith would bring up the winning seven runs in the 21st over to finish on 59 n.o. with Siebert on 33 n.o.
A big win for SES as they take on the undefeated Charlton at Centenary this Saturday, while Wayback will look to bounce back against Tod River at Ravendale.