Heroics with bat and ball

Belalie-Mannanarie v Spalding-Booborowie

The round three fixture at Victoria Park ground in Jamestown between Belalie-Mannanarie and Spalding-Booborowie was an amazing encounter, with all 20 wickets falling for a total of 85 runs after a modest opening partnership of the day between Shannon Jaeschke and Ryan Simpson of 17.

The host’s Bel-Man batted first and were in significant trouble at 5/49.

Then left arm spinner Cameron Longbottom added to the procession, ripping through the Bel-Man bottom order.

This saw Bel-Man dismissed for just 61 in 30 overs.

Former SA Outback Simpson made 11 and then all-rounder Sam Young top scored with 17, which included three boundaries. No one else got the double figures.

Cam Longbottom finished with the amazing career best figures of five wickets at a cost of seven runs of seven overs, including three maidens.

Skipper Alex Morgan claimed 2/7 from his four overs including a maiden.

The other three Spalding-Booborowie bowlers Matt Longbottom (1/33 from his full nine overs), Lachie Wilsden (1/6 from five overs including three maidens) and Mark Shane (1/5 from six overs including a maiden) all got into the act.

Chasing only what was a modest total on a very slow outfield it must be said, Spalding-Booborowie got off to a modest start when skipper and centurion the previous week, captain Alex Morgan, was dismissed for one with the score at three.

Fellow opener Angus Ashby was the next to go with a score of 18.

He’d hit a couple of boundaries and a six in his personal score of 17 which proved to be his team’s highest score.

The visitors went from 2/29 to being all out for 43 in 23.3 overs.

Experienced all-rounder Sam Young was the star of the show with a match winning five-wicket haul.

He finished with the outstanding figures of five wickets, which cost six runs from his full allotment of nine overs including five maidens.

Fellow opener Casey French bowled 6.3 overs and finish with 4/21.

Ryan Simpson proved to be a very good for foil for Young bowling nine straight overs from the Bundaleer end and finishing with the frugal figures of 1 /14, which included two maidens.

Against the odds Bel-Man collected an unlikely 18 run win.

Orroroo v Bundaleer

A pair of 100-partnerships, along with a maiden century by teenager Austin Nutt, were the outstanding performances in Orroroo’s home win against Bundaleer in round three.

After the Roos lost Matt Kuerschner for 12 with the score at 19, young Nutt and John Sheehan produced a 118-run second wicket stand before Sheehan was LBW to Ryan Clark for 54 (67 balls faced, 5 x 4s).

Nutt and Aiden Lee increase the tempo in the latter half the innings putting on unbroken 112 run association for the third wicket, which set up a strong total of 2/249.

Nutt brought up his century and remained 100 not out, having dispatch seven boundaries.

Lee was undefeated on 51 while Clark was the only successful bowler with 2/23 from his nine frugal overs

In what proved to be a fruitless run chase, Bundaleer were bundled out for just 73 in 32.4 overs.

They capitulated from 1/22 to 4/33 to 8/62 before being all out shortly after.

Only opener Clayton Pycroft with 17 and skipper Daniel Clark with 18 got to double figures although extras helped out with 14, including 13 wides.

Cain Ackland was the most successful of the Orroroo bowlers with 3/13 from his seven overs while change bowler Jay Richardson collected 2/16 from seven, and Jason Wood secured 2/9 from his five overs. Cam Naismith took the final wicket and finished with 1/8 from 4.4 overs, while Austin Nutt completed a stellar day in his cricket career collecting a late wicket at the cost of one run from his two overs.

Pekina-Carrieton v Booleroo-Willowie

The second of back-to-back centuries for Brodie O’Dea was the mainstay of Pekina-Carrieton’s win over Booleroo-Willowie on home soil last Saturday in their round three match of the NACA competition.

O’Dea was dismissed for 111 after dispatching 13 boundaries and a six, in the 27th over.

He had put on a 56-run second wicket stand with Kieran Blackwell - who made eight - and then had a 64-run partnership with Mack Bowman who was second top scorer with 32 (4 x 4s).

Billy Tapscott batting at number six was the only other player to get to double figures being dismissed for 16

The Bushrangers were all out for 218 with Booleroo-Willowie openers David Clarke and Dion Foulis both picking up three wickets.

Foulis finished with 3/47 from his nine overs including a couple maidens while Clarke bowled 8.2 overs and finish with 3/37.

Tyson Woolford was the other bowler who was successful collecting 2/28 from his five overs.

Booleroo-Willowie only lost seven wickets in their run chase, but still fell 60 runs short being 7 for 158 after their 40 over allotment.

Jordan Arthur and Matt Hamish produced a solid opening stand of 64 before both were dismissed with him six runs of each other for 31 and 30 respectively.

Clarke batting at three made 24 while Craig Roberts batting number five had to retire on 27.

O’Dea added to his batting effort with 3/24 from eight overs with the ball.

Opening bowler Blackwell was very frugal sending down for Maidens amongst his nine overs and taking 1/16.

Darcy Shute finished with 1/27 from his seven overs while young Will Bowman sent down two overs at the end and finish with two weekends at a cost of three runs.

  • The match between the Eagles and Wilmington/Melrose at Burra Oval was abandoned without a ball being bowled and the points were shared!