Last over thriller ends in tie
Date of Event : Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:48PM

Woodville 5/455 dec drew Northern Districts 7/331

A run-fest on the Woodville highway sees four hundreds as Northern Districts hold on for a draw.

Woodville won the toss and elected to bat on a typical flat Woodville pitch but lost Hugh Walker (0) early to the bowling of Trent Pascoe. However, that was the last wicket Northern Districts would celebrate for a while as Conor McInerney (150) and Harry Nielsen (171) smashed the Jets bowlers all over the ground on their way to a club record 280-run second-wicket partnership. The Peckers lost two quick wickets when Cameron Williams (1/109) and Aditya Dhadwal (1/35) trapped McInerney and Tom Andrews (0) LBW. That didn’t stop the Peckers as Jacob Dickman inflicted more pain on the Jets bowlers on his way to a second consecutive hundred, finishing on 101* as Woodville declared on a mammoth 5/455.

In reply, Northern Districts got off to the worst possible start losing Zac Chapman (0) to Luke Francesca (3/63) as well as Dhadwal (0) and Williams (4) to Ben Turley (2/70), leaving the Jets reeling at 3/17. Mark Cosgrove (37) and Alain Hewett (59) put together a 69-run partnership before Cosgrove held out off the bowling of Andrews (1/60) with Hewett falling shortly after to Francesca with the score on 124. Staring down the barrel of a heavy defeat, the Jets lower order came together to deny Woodville full points led by Kirk Pascoe (103*) who hit a brilliant unbeaten hundred, combined with Mitch Thomas (63) and then Trent Burge (44) to finish the day at 7/331 with both teams taking five points each.


Port Adelaide 132 & 100 defeated by Glenelg 2/195 dec & 0/38

Port Adelaide have suffered a heavy outright loss at the hands of Glenelg thanks to a superb bowling performance from the Seahorses.

Port Adelaide won the toss and elected to bat but were in immediate trouble at 5/42 thanks to pace trio Daniel Clarke (4/53), Nicholas Fox (2/36) and Maxwell Tonkin (3/27) who ripped through the dangerous Port Adelaide top order with ease. Scott Dalgleish (29) and Nicholas Benton (46) got together to provide a Magpie fightback, however that was short lived as Tonkin and Fox struck again to remove the batsmen and put an end to any chance of Port Adelaide reaching a decent total.

In reply, the Glenelg batsmen controlled the match with ease largely thanks to a quick-fire 74 off 57 balls from opener Thomas Plant who partnered with Danny Irvine (63 not out) to guide the Seahorses to first innings points. Richard Carter (1/49) and Chemar Holder (1/38) were the only two Port Adelaide wicket-takers as Glenelg declared at 2/195 with a lead of 63.

It was much of the same from Port Adelaide in the second innings as they slumped to 7/37 with the familiar names in Clarke (4/39) and Tonkin (4/24) doing the damage again. Carter (22) and Jace O’Hara (22) tried hard to deny the Seahorses for as long as possible but fell to the off-spin bowling of Harry Cunningham (2/23) as the Magpies were dismissed for just 100 runs. Needing just 37 runs for an outright win, Glenelg cruised with Josh Roach (18) and William Forster (18) completing the chase in 13 overs.


East Torrens 285 defeated Southern District 160 &116

After losing outright last round, East Torrens has responded with an outright of their own, hammering Southern District.

Southern District won the toss and elected to bat and were quickly in a precarious position at 7/57 as Daniel Leigh (4/41) and Luke Robins (2/40) tore apart the Stingrays top and middle order. Resistance for Southern District was found in the form of Suraj Rajesh (33) and Sean Williams who finished on 61* but it was a case of too little, too late as the Stingrays were bowled out for just 160 with James Miller (3/43) cleaning up the tail.

In reply, Huw Stone (4/50) struck early for Southern District removing the dangerous East Torrens duo of Ben Dougall and Jake Lehmann. Miller (25) then combined with Michael Cranmer (52) to put together a crucial partnership before Stone struck again, removing Cranmer and Alex Anderson (0) to give the Stingrays a sniff of victory with the Reds in trouble on 6/119. Robins put any chance of an unlikely Stingrays victory to bed with a swashbuckling 125 off 117 balls, including eight sixes, as East Torrens were bowled out for 285 thanks to three late wickets from Williams (3/81).

125 runs behind, Southern District started their second innings just as bad as their first as they slipped to 6/50. Shaun Tanner (31) and Aiden Zammit (38) provided some defiance but it was all East Torrens as Robins (5/44) tore through the Stingrays batsmen to have them all out for just 116, giving the Reds a deserved outright victory.


Sturt 197 & 5/227 dec defeated by Tea Tree Gully 207 & 217

Tea Tree Gully have taken first innings points in their match against Sturt but a second-innings tie gives a share of the points to the Blues in a unique match.

Tea Tree Gully won the toss and sent Sturt into bat with Brad Evans (2/53) removing the dangerous Jacob Dick for just 18, while Ben Atkinson (3/32) continued his good bowling form removing  opener Sam Mattey (20). Alex Gregory (52) and Euan Woods (41) teamed up to put on a 79-run partnership before Atkinson removed Gregory, instigating a collapse. Adam Somerfield (4/39) claimed the last four wickets to see the Blues all out for just 197, despite a fighting 31* from Ziggy Kulesza.

In reply, the Bulls got off to a decent start putting on 47 for the opening partnership. Both Jack Holliday (12) and Tim Evans (27) fell in quick succession as Tea Tree Gully slumped to 5/92 after Gregory (3/44) claimed the wicket of key batsman Joe Gatting (20). Matthew Weaver (48) kept a cool head and showed his experience combining with Brad Evans (23) to seemingly have victory within sight. However, Weaver fell with the score on 184 with 14 runs needed and only one wicket remaining, leaving Josh Macey (17*) and Atkinson (10) to see the Bulls through to a tense first-innings victory.

After bowling the Bulls out, Sturt set about chasing outright points with Dick (66), Woods (55) and Ty Watson (38*) all playing aggressive innings as Sturt declared at 5/227 (34 overs) with a lead of 217. Needing 218 to win from just 28 overs, Tea Tree Gully got off shaky start, losing batsmen Tim Evans (6), Somerfield (15) and Gatting (8) cheaply, before Patrick Page (76) and Tim Davey (71) gave the Bulls the upper hand. Seemingly heading towards an outright win, the Bulls collapsed thanks to an unbelievable spell from Ulricht van Duyker (4/20) as they lost 5/9 and 3/0 in the penultimate over leaving the second innings as a tied score and a share of the points.


Adelaide 6/336 dec defeated Prospect 221 & 8/240

Another Sam Raphael ton leads Adelaide into the top four.

Prospect won the toss and elected to bat at Glandore Oval and were in early trouble at 3/57 after Sam Miller was dismissed by Brad Fallon (3/33). Young gun Harvey Brennan (56) played an explosive counter attacking innings partnering with Trevor Keen (37) to put on a vital 93-run partnership before Nicholas Patterson (3/51) took three wickets in the space of three overs to have the Pirates in trouble again. Some lower-order runs from Lachlan Blunden (21*) and William Daniel (22) saw Prospect reach 221 with Ben Pengelley (4/27) the pick of the Adelaide bowlers.

In reply, Adelaide got off to a thunderous start with Matthew Nobes hitting a quick-fire 43 before eventually falling to Keen (1/39). Daniel Payne (15) quickly followed but the in-form Sam Raphael (108) and Pengelley (93) put their foot down to lead the Buffalos to first-innings points. Daniel (3/93) worked hard all innings for the Pirates in what was certainly tough work as Adelaide declared on 6/336, 115 runs ahead.

Batting again to avoid an outright loss, the Pirates got off to the worst of starts with three quick wickets to be 3/19. Brennan (67) continued his good form with the bat and posted his second half-century of the match, combining with Keen (28) to steady the innings. Patterson (5/68) tried his best to give the Buffalos the outright victory but defiant knocks from Nick Lopez (41*) and Yasodha Mendis (34*) saw Prospect finish their second innings on 8/240, safely surviving the outright.


Adelaide University 5/173 dec defeated West Torrens 172 & 5/231

West Torrens has slipped to eighth place as Adelaide University flexed their muscles in a dominant victory over the reigning champions.

Adelaide University won the toss and chose to bowl first which earned immediate results as Nick Winter (3/40) removed key batsman Kelvin Smith (23), while Ben Ellis (4/44) claimed Tom Woolford (6) and Leigh Drennan (8) to have West Torrens on the ropes at 3/40. Isaac Johnson (33) put together a valuable middle-order innings with late hitting from Ben Williams (22) and Bailey Hann (21) but the Eagles were unable to put together any meaningful partnerships as they were bowled out for just 172.

In reply, Braedon Renshaw (3/36) claimed the vital wicket of Ben Wakim (13) to give the Eagles a small sniff of victory and when Daniel Drew (2/51) claimed his second wicket, the Blacks were left a little uneasy at 4/73. Centurion from last round, Michael Burgess (72*) continued his good form and guided Adelaide University to first innings points with support from Sam Kerber (23), as the Blacks declared immediately on 5/173.

West Torrens fared much better in the second innings with runs coming from Smith (38), Woolford (55), Drew (56) and Patrick Fisher (37) to make sure there was no chance of an outright loss as they piled on 231 runs in just 54 overs. Ellis continued his good game with the ball claiming another 2/50 for Adelaide University.

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