Played at Victoria Park, in Jamestown, Pekina-Carrieton held on to secure a tight eight-run victory over their host Belalie-Mannanarie in its Northern Areas A grade competition.
The visiting Pekina side won the toss and batted first with a number making a contribution for a total of 8/192.
SA Outbacks prospect Brodie O’Dea knocked up 26 at of the top of the innings, while in the number three spot Josh Lines smashed an aggressive 35 which included three successive sixers.
Bushrangers captain Kieran Blackwell produced 41, with Luke Bowman remained undefeated on 49 and Sam Anthonasos made a handy cameo of 23.
There were also two ducks amongst the batting efforts to Darcy Shute and Luke Tapscott.
Bowman’s unbeaten 49 included a pair of sixes and one boundary.
In Blackwell’s 41 he dispatched four boundaries, while Lions also have a couple of four in this 35.
The Bel-Man bowling was mixed.
Sam Young was great at the top of the innings collecting 3/37 from seven overs while Angus Leese secured 1/31 from seven overs, leg-spinner Ryan Simpson 1/33 from eight and Harry Watson collected a respectable 1/24 from nine
Zach Mead 1/36 from five overs and Cameron Clarke also took 1/27 from four overs we'e also among the wicket takers.
Bel-Man's run chase was in good order with the opening pair of Simpson and Shannon Jaeschke putting on 57 in just over 13 overs before Simpson was run out for 37 after having dispatched a pair of sixes and a four.
Bill Mahon’s wickets fell at regular intervals and they went from 0/57 to be 6/132 before an enterprising seven wicket stand between Jaeschke and young Angus Leese.
Jaeschke was dismissed for a game high 59 including a lofted six and three boundaries
Bel-Man needed 49 off the last four overs and was staring down the barrel. A quick-fire 28 from 15-year-old Leese with three towering sixes gave them an outside chance.
Blackwell finished 1/ 44 from his full allotment of nine overs while Billy's Tapscott’s off spin was impressive.
He collected 3/26 from nine overs and in a “man of the match” performance Luke Bowman and also collected three wickets from five overs at the bowling crease.
Bundaleer v Burra
Bundaleer produce the upset of the season so far, defeating the unbeaten Burra side by 30 runs.
After being 2/26, a 51-run partnership between Paul Hagger and Daniel Clark was the backbone of the total of 143.
Hagger was dismissed for 33 and Clark returned to the pavilion after making 32.
The last wicket partnership of Max Voumard and Christopher Bayer of 23 proved to be invaluable. Voumard remain unbeaten on 10 while Beyer also got to double figures.
Burra’s wickets were spread amongst the bowling group. Geoff “Digger” Thompson collected 1/20 runs from five overs while Sam Rains and Will Brooks both collected two wickets each.
Rains finished with 2/13 from 3 overs while Brooks was even more effective with 2/9 from four overs.
Tom Hill (1/ 20 from four overs), Sean Millward (1/18 from three) and Conor Lamond (1/27 from five) were the other Eagles wicket takers.
Burra run chase started modestly with form batsman Jason Schuppan and back in the pavilion, with at the score at 15, dismissed for eight and Brad Radford was sent packing for one with a score of 40.
After 45-run partnership between Boh Wall and Josh Cousins (23) wicket get started to fall quickly.
Following Thompson’s dismissal at 108, Burra lost their last seven wickets for just five runs it's be all out 113 in the 26th over.
Amazingly there were two hat tricks in this batting collapse.
Ryan Clark, who opened the bowling, collected 4/24 including the consecutive wickets of Hill, Millward and Rains to finish the game.
Cole Gerloff, the Prince Alfred College first XVIII football captain this year collected 4/15 from five overs including the wickets of Lamond, Brooks and Weich in his hat trick.
Max Voumard took 1/35 from his five overs and opener Jack Coleman finished with the analysts of 1/35 from his eight overs at the crease.
Boh Wall batted through the innings and was left stranded on 64, having dispatched four boundaries and a six.
In another brilliant run of form he has now made five successive half centuries to start the 2017-18 campaign and his current average is 114.33.
Spalding-Booborowie v Orroroo
Chasing down a competitive total of 159, Spalding-Booborowie collected an important win in the final over of the game with Tom Wilsden hitting the winning runs.
Winning the toss and batting first, Orroroo got off to a strong start with skipper Matt Kuerschner making a game-high 66 while fellow opener John Sheehan scored 31.
Young Austin Nutt again showed his cricket acumen produced a handy 24.
The four Spalding-Booborowie individual wicket takers were Matt Longbottom with 1/42 from nine overs.
Lachie Wilsden finished with a frugal 1/24 from eight overs, with left arm spinner Cameron Longbottom collecting 1/30 from his full allotment. All-rounder Mark Shane snared 1/24 from six overs.
Spalding-Booborowie’s run chase started modestly with Angus Ashby (3) and Will Longmire (0) back in the pavilion early.
Lachie Wilsden and Mark Shane got their side back into the contest at Orroroo Oval before a spate of wickets made the finish exciting.
Opening batsman Lachie Wilsden made a pivotal 48 with Mark Shane chiming in with 27. Tom Wilsden made 39 not out as the game was won from the final ball.
Corey Finlay took 2/24 for Orroroo while Kade Ackland finished with 2/43.
Roo John Richardson-Neate didn’t give much away, finishing with the figures of one for 17 from nine overs while John Sheenan claimed 2/25 from his five overs.
Booleroo-Willowie v Wilmington-Melrose
It was another close contest between rivals Booleroo-Willowie and Wilmington Melrose at the Booleroo Centre Town Oval.
Batting first the hosts made 5/197 with skipper Matt Hamish at the top of the order collecting 42 and the classy Damien Smith making an impressive 58.
Lucas Hombsch remained unbeaten on 33, while David Clarke produced a handy 13 and Tyson Woolford remained unbeaten on 17.
Young firebrand Declan McCallum was the best of the bowlers with 2/33 from is nine overs while Cody Scutcheon took 1/22 of nine tight overs
Cooper Woolford collected 1/39 from eight over for Wilmington-Melrose and Mack Brentson took 1/34 from a seven over spell at the bowling crease.
Wilmington Melrose were gallant but fell one loft blow short of victory.
Captain Ryan Slee made 68 at the top of the innings, Brentson, in the middle order also raised his bat after achieving as half century, before being dismissed for 52.
Lachlan McCallum (17) and Des Taylor (14) made handy cameos but in the end they fell agonizingly short.
In an excellent all round performance, Smith added to his batting effort with 3/39 from nine overs with the ball.
Joe Arthur was outstanding collecting a five-wicket haul and finishing with the figures of 5/3, and Booleroo-Willowie leader Hanish secured with 1/38 with the ball as well.