Young Prospect batsman Harvey Brennan has been awarded the Round Six Rising Star nomination for his dual half-centuries in the Pirates’ loss to Adelaide.
Prospect won the toss and elected to bat at Glandore Oval but were in early trouble at 3/57 after Sam Miller was dismissed by Brad Fallon (3/33). Young gun Brennan (56) played an explosive counter-attacking innings alongside Trevor Keen (37) to put on a vital 93-run partnership. Nicholas Patterson (3/51) then intervened with 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 Trevor 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, with a lead of 115 runs.
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, while safely surviving the outright.
Brennan was a previous member of the Under 19 South Australian squad and is now in contention for the Jason Gillespie Medal which is awarded to the best first-grade cricketer under the age of 23 who is yet to play 20 first-grade games at the start of the season.
Round 1 – Joshua Macey
Round 2 – No nomination
Round 3 – Daniel Clarke
Round 4 – Josh Hoffmann
Round 5 – No nomination