Kensington 183 def by Woodville 9/280 dec
Woodville has won back the Barry Jarman Shield after a long five-year drought after convincingly defeating Kensington in round five.
Woodville won the toss and elected to bat but were in trouble early as Elliot Opie (3/55) claimed two quick wickets including prized scalp Harry Nielsen (2). Conor McInerney (57) and Tom Andrews (22) got together to gain back some momentum for the Peckers before Andrews fell on the stroke of lunch. Jacob Dickman (104) continued his early season form combining with the middle and lower order with key innings’ from Mitchell Tanner (21) and Carl Tietjens (21*) to ensure that Woodville didn’t collapse before being dismissed by Opie after a brilliant match-winning century. The Peckers declared overnight on 9/280.
In reply, Kensington were in trouble early at 4/85 largely thanks to Tietjens who wound back the clock with an impressive spell snaring 4/56 including key wickets Henry Dall (17) and Jake Brown (11). Alex Ross (59) and Euan Fletcher (42) combined for a 77-run partnership which saw the Browns back in the game before an inspired Ben Turley (3/43) spell saw Kensington lose 6/22 to be all out for just 183, 97 runs short of the target.
Northern Districts 4/200 def Port Adelaide 199
Northern Districts have claimed their second win of the season, defeating Port Adelaide in a resounding all round display.
Northern Districts won the toss and sent Port Adelaide in to bat with Damon Kerr (34) and Aaron Sayers (39) getting the Magpies off to a good start before both openers were dismissed by Mark Cosgrove (2/19). From there, the Jets picked up wickets regularly with the only resistance coming from Shane Chatto (19), Nicholas Benton (19), Josh Hoffmann (25), with Cameron Williams (3/44) and Mitch Thomas (4/22) combining to run through the Magpies batters and dismiss them for 199.
Chasing 200 to win, Northern Districts got off to a shaky start losing Tyson Bray (13) and Alain Hewett (13) to Benton (2/50) to be 2/57, giving Port a small sniff of victory. However, that was short lived as Cosgrove (71) combined with Aditya Dhadwal (68*) took any chance of a miraculous victory away from the Magpies as the Jets coasted to a six-wicket win.
Tea Tree Gully 3/114 dec & 6/141 def East Torrens 69 & 183
East Torrens has been thrashed by a rampaging Tea Tree Gully as they consolidate second spot on the ladder.
Tea Tree Gully won the toss and sent East Torrens into bat, a decision that was immediately fruitful with Ben Atkinson (4/29) and Brad Evans (2/19) tearing through the Reds’ top and middle order to have them 5/39. Alex Anderson (20) tried his best to counter the Bulls’ magnificent bowling but it wasn’t enough as East Torrens were all out for a mere 69 with Tim Evans (2/4) and Adam Somerfield (2/17) chipping in with two wickets a piece.
Tea Tree Gully got off to a shaky start losing Jack Holliday (2) and Tim Evans (1) cheaply but recovered to pass the Reds’ first innings score thanks to Patrick Page (32) and mid-week recruit Joe Gatting (59*), declaring on 3/114 with a lead of 45 runs.
East Torrens did not fare much better in the second innings as they were dismissed again for just 183, thanks to some brilliant bowling from Ben Hutchinson (6/52). Ben Dougall (34), James Miller (31) and Ryan King (24) all got starts but failed to continue to a big score as the Bulls were left with 138 runs to claim an outright win. Tea Tree Gully didn’t encounter many problems chasing the runs in just 20.3 overs due to a powerful innings from Page who smashed 12 boundaries on his way to 71 not out, securing an outright win.
Southern District 123 & 8/103 def by Adelaide University 345 & 0/0 dec
Adelaide University have continued their unbeaten run, accounting for Southern District who narrowly avoided another outright loss.
Southern District won the toss at home and sent Adelaide University in to bat, immediately looking like a good decision with the Blacks in early trouble at 2/38 including the key wicket of Ben Wakim (2). It never got better from there as University piled on runs with Peter Wilson (71) continuing his sparkling form, while Sussex wicketkeeper Michael Burgess (118) combined with Sam Kerber (41) to put on 122 for the fifth wicket. A mini fightback from Sean Williams (3/78) and Bradley Miller (3/65) looked to have restricted the Blacks to a modest total but late-order hitting from Chris Beaty (39*) allowed Adelaide University to reach 345.
In reply, the Stingrays lost continual wickets and were never really in the chase thanks largely to some superb fast bowling from Grant Stewart (4/41), who ripped through the top order of Southern Districts. Josh Barrett (22) and Andrew Mansale (20) offered some defiance to the carnage but Dilshan de Soysa ensured a swift end to the innings claiming 3/11 to see the Stingrays all out for just 123. Adelaide University immediately declared their second innings at 0/0 which saw Southern District back in the middle. Staring down the barrel of an outright loss the Stingrays’ second innings started similar to their first as they were again in trouble at 3/33. Mansale showed more fight grinding out a gritty 41 before Stewart (4/20) again tore through Southern District on his way to match figures of 8/61. Thanks to some determined lower-order batting from David Sboro (4* off 59 balls) and Williams (2 off 38 balls) the Stingrays avoided another outright loss, finishing 8/103.
West Torrens 215 def by Adelaide 339
West Torrens premiership defence has hit a stumbling block, falling to Adelaide who have jumped into the four.
Adelaide won the toss and elected to bat as Matt Nobes (23) and Sam Raphael got the Buffalos off to a quick start before the former was dismissed with the team’s score at 50 allowing Daniel Payne (31) to continue the run scoring. Ben Pengelley joined Raphael for a quick-fire 60 including nine boundaries and two sixes before eventually being dismissed off the bowling of Daniel Drew. It was Raphael’s day as he led his side with a monumental 165 to leave the Buffalos all out for 339. Drew fought hard to claim 5/107 from 28 overs for West Torrens.
In reply, the Eagles struggled to put together meaningful partnerships with only Bailey Capel (34) and Patrick Fisher (35) making significant contributions. Kelvin Smith was denied a fourth century in a fortnight, unbeaten on 85 after running out of batting partners as West Torrens were dismissed for just 215, leaving Adelaide winners by 124 runs.
Glenelg 134 & 2/143 def by Sturt 8/246
Glenelg has slumped to defeat after a batting collapse allowed Sturt to cruise to another win.
Sturt won the toss and elected to bowl which proved to be an effective decision as the Seahorses lost captain Jake Winter (3) and Danny Irvine (5) cheaply before Tom Plant (27) and Ben Bullimore (23) combined for a 49-run third-wicket partnership. That was about as good as it got for Glenelg as they lost consistent wickets with Ulricht van Duyker (5/22) and Tom O’Connell spinning through the line-up. Nathan Schollar fought hard for his 61 but it was a lone-hand innings as he was last man out with the score on just 134.
In reply, Jacob Dick got Sturt off to a flyer belting 88, combining with Alex Gregory (64) to take any doubt away from the result, passing the score just two down. Nicholas Fox (5/87) bowled his heart out and was clearly best for Glenelg as the Blues declared on 8/246, 112 runs ahead. The second Seahorse innings fared much better finishing on 2/143 saving an outright loss thanks to Winter (36) and Plant (75*).