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Rain leaves its mark on round four with 3 games abandoned
Date of Event : Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:16PM

Kensington 3/183 defeated Glenelg 180

Kensington has cruised to a seven wicket win against Glenelg to secure its first win in the two-day competition.

The Browns won the toss and sent Glenelg into bat which was a decision that immediately paid dividends with David Grant (4/80) tearing through the Seahorses batters to leave them struggling at 9/124. A magnificent cameo from Joshua Hoffmann, who thumped an unbeaten 94, salvaged some scoreboard respect which saw Glenelg bowled out for a defendable 180.

In reply, Kensington got off to a lightning start thanks to captain Jake Brown who hit 44 off just 33 balls before being dismissed by Daniel Clarke (2/57). Henry Dall (40*) and Redback Alex Ross (66) ensured there would be no hiccups in the run chase as Kensington ran out convincing seven wicket winners.

 

Woodville 229 defeated by Tea Tree Gully 2/256

Woodville has suffered its first loss of the season going down to a dominant Tea Tree Gully on a flat Woodville oval deck.

Winning the toss and batting first the Peckers got off to a reasonable start putting on 62 for the first wicket before opener Hugh Walker departed for 27. All top five batters for Woodville got starts with Conor McInerney (39), Harry Nielsen (27), Tom Andrews (55) and Jacob Dickman (43) all failing to go on to make big scores. A collapse of 6/35 saw the Peckers all out for just 229 with Adam Somerfield (6/44) making light work of the middle order with assistance from Josh Macey (3/67).

In reply, despite losing opener Jack Holliday (0) early the Bulls were never in trouble with wise head Tim Evans (125) and young Redback Pat Page Jnr (100*) steering Tea Tree Gully to a comprehensive eight wicket victory finishing on 2/256.

 

Port Adelaide 8/274 dec & 0/6 defeated Southern District 197 & 82

Southern District has slumped to its second consecutive outright loss after a second innings batting collapse against Port Adelaide.

Having been sent in by Port Adelaide, the Stingrays were in instant trouble at 4/55 with Jace O’Hara (5/26) and Nicholas Benton (1/57) picking up crucial early wickets including captain and dangerman Josh Barrett (34). Shaun Tanner (75) and Andrew Mansale (20) set about mounting a fightback putting on 76 runs for the fifth wicket before O’Hara came back to end the Southern Districts innings on 197.

Port Adelaide in reply lost two early wickets to be 2/50 before Austin Umpherston (81) and Josh Hoffman (103) continued their great form for the Magpies, notching up a 151-run partnership to guide Port Adelaide to first innings points. Some tight bowling from Tanner (2/32) and David Sboro (3/28) ensured that the Magpies first innings lead was restricted to just 77 after their declaration at 8/274.

Things only got from bad to worse for Southern District as it was bundled out for a paltry 82 in their second innings as Jordan Thomas (2/25) and Barbados pace bowler Chemar Holder (5/10) tore through the batting line-up with the only resistance coming from Brendan McCormack who fought hard for his 34. Port Adelaide needed just five runs for an outright and achieved that easily in 1.1 overs to taken full points.

 

East Torrens 1/31 drew Prospect 267

Prospects chances of securing a big scalp in East Torrens has been ruined due to rain.

Winning the toss and batting first Prospect got off to a good start compiling 64 for the opening wicket before Sam Miller (34) was dismissed off the bowling of Kieran Tregloan (3/39). Henry Cameron (81) and Paul Wasiewicz (47) continued to add to the total before both batsmen fell to the leg-spin of Joel Logan (5/73) which sparked a mini collapse where both Tregloan and Logan left the Pirates at 7/215 and staring down the barrel of a low total. Ayden McGregor-Baptista lifted Prospect with a marvellous 64 to a healthy 267 all out.

East Torrens were left to face eight overs that night with Yasodha Mendis (1/10) removing the dangerous Luke Robins whilst Ben Dougall (21*) continued his form to see the Reds finish the day at 1/31. Unfortunately, rain resulted in no play on the second day in what would have been an interesting day of cricket.

 

Sturt drew West Torrens 9/381

Sturt has escaped with a share of the points after rain ruined West Torrens’ hopes of victory.

Sturt won the toss and sent West Torrens into bat and would have immediately rued that decision as the Eagles top order did as they pleased with Bailey Capel (59) getting the visitors off to a flying start. Kelvin Smith continued his dazzling form this season combining first with Daniel Drew (31) and then Leigh Drennan (97) to put on 166 for the fourth wicket and score his second century of the season before eventually being dismissed for 107. Blues allrounder Alex Gregory (4/74) was best with the ball taking four crucial wickets before a late Ben Williams (31) cameo allowed West Torrens to finish the day on a massive 9/381 heading into day two.

The rain dances that Sturt performed during the week payed off as the heavens opened resulting in no play on day two leaving West Torrens starved of a likely victory.

 

Adelaide University 6/149 drew Adelaide 217

Rain has spoilt what would have been an exciting finish between undefeated Adelaide University and Adelaide.

Adelaide University won the toss and sent Adelaide into bat, a plan that instantaneously succeeded with quick Ben Ellis (2/58) removing the dangerous pair of Sam Raphael (10) and Daniel Payne (14). Nick Winter (4/63) and Luke Crocker (4/36) then combined for the Blacks to have Adelaide reeling at 8/122 before a magnificent rear guard innings from Phillip Neate (85) and assistance from Josh Pengelley (36) saw the Buffalos recover to post a respectable 217.

In reply, University got off to the worst of starts as Cameron Valente (1/45) and Pengelley (2/31) had the Blacks in major trouble at 3/3 including the wicket of round three match winner Peter Wilson. Grant Stewart (24) and Ben Wakim (40) saw about recovering the innings before Nicholas Patterson (2/20) removed both players to again have Adelaide University in strife at 6/81. Winter (42*) and Dilshan de Soysa (38*) fought back saw out the rest of the day to have Adelaide in a precarious position at 6/149. This match never saw the thrilling conclusion it was meant for as the match was abandoned due to rain.


Last updated: Tuesday November 21, 2017 5:50PM

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