Rovers and Colts score eight wicket wins in Tumby Bay cricket

Boehm leads Rovers to eight wicket win

LIPSON 9/151 DEF BY ROVERS 2/153

Sam Boehm has led Rovers to a big eight wicket win against Lipson at Ungarra on Saturday. The home side elected to bat and only got the score to 16 before they lost their first wicket, Jordan Telfer caught by Boehm for six, soon followed by Nick Gale bowled by Hudson Franks for a duck.

Ethan Pugsley and Lachie Gale managed to get some key runs on the board for Lipson, both finding the boundary for four three times, but Pugsley would be the first to fall, stumped for 27 before Gale was caught for 35.

The Rovers bowlers did not provide a lot of opportunity for scoring as they would rack up 13 maidens between them, with the only other substantial runs coming from Brody Stratford (21), Ben Pugsley (27) and Henry Breen (13).

Lipson would finish their innings on 9/151. For Rovers Connor Newton had a great innings with the ball, taking 2/16 off 10 overs with five maidens, while wicket keeper Harry Degner took two catches with one stumping.

Rovers got to work with Boehm doing the bulk of the damage, together with Degner they pushed the score to 56 before Degner was bowled by Breen for 16. Breen struck a short time later by claiming Wade Gerrie lbw for one.

These were the only wickets to fall as Boehm continued to display some great batting, as did Tyson Higgins who was finding the boundary just as much.

The pair would end up hitting 11 boundaries between them, each scoring a six, as Boehm would hit an impressive 80 n.o., while Higgins would also bring up a half century with 52 n.o.

Rovers would clear Lipson's total in the 42nd over with eight wickets in hand. Breen was Lipson's sole wicket taker with 2/31 and one maiden off seven overs.

RAMBLERS 10/58 DEF BY COLTS 2/59

Top side Colts put on a commanding bowling performance to defeat Ramblers by eight wickets at Tumby Bay Town Oval on Saturday.

Ramblers batted first and struggled against the Colts attack, losing the wickets of Stuart Richardson (8) and Reef Pople (9), while Damian Clark and Mitchell Anesbury were both dismissed for ducks, leaving them on 4/20.

The Colts bowlers including Tom McDonald and Marley Butler ripped through the top and mid order, and with the fall of the wickets of Ash McCorie (0) Scott Edmonds (0), Kieran Fair (7) and Steven Carr (0), Ramblers were on 8/26.

Brett Pool and John Richardson would add the most runs on the tally for Ramblers, with Pool hitting his side's only two boundaries for the innings before Jake Turner eventually stumped him for 15.

The last wicket fell in the 34th over with Ramblers left all out on 58, Richardson top scoring with 16 n.o. The Colts bowlers finished with 12 maidens between them, the most coming from Butler with six and figures of 3/9 off his 10 overs, while McDonald claimed 4/20 off his 10.

Butler together with Callan Hammond would push Colts towards Ramblers' total as the two displayed some good batting with Butler scoring a pair of fours and Hammond hitting a four and a six.

The pair would get Colts to within two runs of victory before Hammond was caught by Anesbury for 21, followed by Butler being run out for 25.

Luke Wilkins (1 n.o.) and Kye Butler (0 n.o.) would finish the job as Colts surpassed Ramblers' total at the start of the 22nd over with eight wickets in hand. Fair was Ramblers' sole wicket taker in bowling with 1/3 off 2.1 overs with one maiden.