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Schlungersʼ huge upset
has provided the upset of the
round, defeating second-placed
by five wickets in last Saturday's
Barossa & Light A1 reserves
Schlunger Steven Fowler led the
charge, taking 4/20 to restrict
ERCC to 128 runs.
Fowler also backed it up with the
willow, smashing an unbeaten
half-century to guide his side to
5/130 by the end of play.
Meanwhile, in the battle of the
Pies, Mallala remains top after a
seven-wicket win over Tanunda.
Tanunda managed just 104 after a
top effort with the ball from Jamie
An unbeaten half-century from
captain Matthew Birchmore led
the side to 5/174 by stumps, easily
surpassing the required total.
Finally, Nuriootpa charged to a
seven-wicket win after an unbeaten
71 from captain Luke Steinborner.
Light Pass batted first and recorded
8/154, fronted by Wade Gripton
(47), with Nuri's William Linke
(3/29) doing his best to keep the
batsmen in check.
Nuriootpa needed little time to
surpass the required runs, finishing
the day with 3/164.
In A2, Angaston remains top of
the table after beating traditional
rival Nuriootpa by eight wickets.
Opener Liam Peel matched the
Tigers' entire team total of 77 all
by himself, leading his side to
Aaron Murphy led the charge with
the ball, taking an economical
Sandy Creek belted Tanunda
by eight wickets, thanks to an
outstanding knock from opener
Kurt Roberts (78) and an unbeaten
73 from Steve Cheshire.
Tanunda made 136 after an even
contribution, but no big hitters
and a solid effort with the ball
from Nathan Gum (3/23) left the
An outstanding 77-run partnership
from Roberts and Bill Fuller
set up the Cockies, while easily
surpassing the total with just two
Meanwhile, South Gawler
claimed local bragging rights after
defeating cross-town rival Gawler
Central by 34 runs.
The Lions' even contribution led
them to 8/205 after the allocated
overs, driven by a solid innings
from Wesley Andrews (42).
Jonathon Connelly (3/17) held the
Tigers accountable and, despite
Sam McMillan's best efforts with
the bat, smashing 41 runs, Central
fell short on 8/171.
In the final A2 match, Willaston
defeated Truro by three wickets.
Truro charged to 146 after half-
centuries from Bradley Fairey and
Sam Donovan, as Troy Bennie
(4/19) kept the side in check.
But an unbeaten half-century from
Zac East led the Donnybrooks to
8/164 in the allocated overs.
In A3, Freeling absolutely
embarrassed Lyndoch, belting the
side by 10 wickets.
Russell McDonald tore through
the order, producing the
remarkable figures of 4/1.
Not one Docker surpassed four
runs, with the side bowled out for
a woeful 11 in the 16th over.
Jacob Wright followed up his
tight bowling figures of 3/6 to
finish 63 not out, to lead the Hens
to 3/114 by stumps.
The Water Hens were also
dominant in the A4 competition,
thumping Lyndoch by 130 runs,
thanks to an outstanding ton from
Finally, in A5, South Gawler
by 35 runs, led by a strong 97-run
knock from Jamal Butler.
AN outstanding individual
performance from Feeling
captain Ben parish has
helped his side belt
reigning two-day premier
Angaston by eight wickets
on Saturday, allowing the
Water Hens to continue
pressuring the top two.
Just 26 overs was all it
took for the Hens -- led
by Parish's career-best
bowling figures of 7/19
-- to completely dismantle
their opponents in round
nine of Barossa & Light A1
The Blues won the toss,
before opener, captain and
renowned run-maker Greg
Bain fell for just one run,
bowled by Will Serle, to
start the panic early.
Serle, too, played a hand
in the second wicket,
scooping up a wayward
shot from Shaun Woodards
(22) as Parish opened his
The Blues were in
desperate need of a
steadying hand and Beau
Byster answered the call,
smashing 41 runs before
Ian McMillan knocked his
At 3/71, Angaston looked
in desperate need of a solid
Then, enter Parish. The
Water Hens' captain
claimed six of the next
seven wickets, with all
of his scalps -- including
former Port Adelaide
Power player John Butcher
(one) -- failing to crack
Parish finished with 7/19,
smashing his previous
career best figures of 5/36.
The Blues were bowled out
for 99 in the 26th over.
Freeling must have been
overwhelmed with how
easily Angaston had fallen,
as McMillan and Bart
Ryan both fell to some
skilful bowling from Brett
Woodards (2/2), to put the
side at 2/18.
But just as the Hens started
to worry, Parish (42 not
out) joined the fray again
and, together with Raed
Hannun (72 not out),
decided he would beat the
Blues by himself.
The pair pulled the trigger
on an unbeaten, 109-run
partnership to cruise over
the line at 2/127 by the end
Parishʼs lucky seven KAPUNDA is yet another team to expose
the many flaws in Sandy Creek's crumbling
season, victorious by 86 runs during round
nine of Barossa & Light A1 cricket on
Sandy Creek won the toss, but that would be
the closest it would come to winning all day,
as it sent Kapunda into bat.
After a shaky start and the loss of the first
two batsmen for less than 10 runs, opener and
renowned run-maker Rob Johnson was on hand
to get the Bombers' innings off the ground.
Johnson scored a half-century before his run was
finally halted at 52 by Scott Hill (3/21), who sent
the bails skyward.
Domenic Costanzo, however, resumed his watch,
chipping in with a strong 46-run knock to keep
the momentum rolling.
Corey Roberts forced the error to dismiss
Costanzo and slow down the momentum,
which proved to be an important wicket, as the
Bombers' remaining batsmen managed no more
than 16 runs for their side.
Conor White (16) was the last shake in the
Bombers' tail, but Roberts added him to his total
in a rare and uncanny way -- sent to the sheds for
handling the ball.
Kapunda was bowled out for 167 in the 37th
over and, while it wasn't the side's best score, it
seemed it would be enough.
The Cockies' reply got off to the worst possible
start at 2/5, following a duck to captain Chris
McLean and just one from Simon Longman.
Jamie Diener (14) steadied the ship before he
was bowled by Adam Butcher (3/15), while
Shane McNair (14) provided another burst of
hope between a fast-building casualty list.
But he, too, was sent for an early break -- run out
by Brett Johnson.
Similar to the middle order, there was minimal
wag in the tail -- Stephen Hands, the side's
leading run-scorer for the match, raced to 23
before Johnson found a gap in his defence and
sent him on his way.
Kapunda's top bowling performance ended up
finishing off Sandy Creek for a total of 81 in the
Bombers cruise home
during his sideʼs
win over Lyndoch
in B&L A3s
up the blade with
his forward drive
during the sideʼs
B&L A3 loss to
Freelingʼs Russell McDonald
produced a remarkable 4/1 during
the sideʼs B&L A3 win over Lyndoch.
PHOTOS: Stacey Lehmann
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