A half-century from Simon Goss and a brilliant bowling spell from Jackson Moller set up Brinkworth Koolunga’s win over the Bulldogs at Blyth Oval in their round seven Stanley Cricket A grade clash on Saturday.
Great seventh wicket partnerships have given Brinkworth Koolunga and Sevenhill good wins in their Stanley cricket A grade matches on the weekend
The Gold Caps batted first and were in early trouble at 6/42 before Simon Goss and Jeopard Draper produced a 91-run seventh wicket stand.
Goss lead the way with a brilliant and dominant boundary-laden 73 which included 12 boundaries and a pair of sixes.
He faced just 68 balls in 100 minutes at the batting crease.
Draper made a patient 22 runs and Matt Weich remained 25 not out as the Gold Caps progressed to be all out for 172, batting out 41.2 overs.
Dan Richards was the most productive of the Bulldogs’ bowling attack, with 3/21 from 6.2 overs with the ball, while paceman Justin Zweck bowled nine frugal overs and finished with the result of 2/25.
Ben Pearce took 1/36 from his nine overs while Tyson Eime (1/17) and Brad Harris (1/32) were amongst the wicket takers.
In Blyth-Kybunga’s run chase the only person to show any real resistance was opener Shay Clifford, who continued his consistent season.
He produced an aggressive 45, where he faced 59 balls and in a 58-minute stay, dispatching seven boundaries and a six.
Richards was the only other Bulldogs’ batsman to get to double figures, making 15, as the Bulldogs were bowled out for 104 in the 33rd over.
First change bowler Jackson Moller was simply outstanding claiming a five-wicked haul and finishing with the result of 5/17 from his full nine-over allotment.
Veteran Paul Meyer (the son of Peter) claimed 2/24 from his nine over spell, while Harry Mills (1/26) and fellow teenagers, Jack Weckert (1/12) and Dylan Goss (1/4) also took a wicket each in the victory.
Auburn Mintaro v Sevenhill
At Auburn Oval, Sevenhill won the toss and produced a big total of 8/248 from 45 overs, going on to win the game against Auburn-Mintaro by a massive 134-run margin.
It was certainly a day where one big partnership was the difference, with a 154-run seventh wicket association between captain Michael Dopson and the free-hitting Matt Inglis which set up the Seahorses’ big total
At the top of the innings, opener Morne Sheepers made 40, while tall and elegant left-hander Hayden Daley was also out, just as he looked to be on top of the bowling, for 35.
The Seahorses slumped from a good position at 2/101 to 6/115 before Inglis produced a personal club high performance of 91, his fourth half century for the Seahorses since his return to the club in the 2011-12 season.
Both Darcy Nixon and all-rounder Kim Allen collected two wickets each for Auburn-Mintaro.
Nixon finished with an expensive analysis of 2/60 from his nine overs while Allen bowled with excellent control collecting 2/24 from his full allotment, which included a couple of maidens.
Troy Julyan collected 1/44 from five overs, with his spell being wayward and including 10 wides.
Fletcher Nixon claimed one wicket for a cost of 40 runs and Angus Nixon finished with 1/37. Fabian Dennis also claimed one expensive wicket.
On their run chase Auburn Mintaro were in early trouble at 4/66 then scrambled to 7/150 from their full total of 45 overs.
Keeper Jonathan Edwards, opening the batting, made 29 at the top of the innings while Scott Williams also got to start, before being dismissed for 31.
Darcy Nixon top-scored for the hosts in the round eight game with 32, while Fabian Dennis chimed in with 19 as well.
Roger Cole was the most successful of the Seahorse bowlers with 3/20 from nine overs.
In a big day, Inglis added to his man of the match effort with two wickets for just four runs from five overs.
Matt Wells collected a couple of scalps as well, finishing with 2/36 from eight overs in a game meandered near the end.
Clare Combined v Lower North
The match between the top-placed Lower North side and the Clare Combined Cougars, currently third, was abandoned after 30.1 overs, due to the weather.
Lower North won the toss and captain Todd McPharlin decided to bat first.
He was the first player to be dismissed, for 16, with the score at 31, and the only other wicket to fall was that of his opening partner and Woodville West Torrens Eagles league footballer Sam Rowland, just as the rain came.
Rowland made 62 from 97 balls faced in 111 minutes, dispatching five boundaries and a couple of sixes.
An accumulator of runs, Ryan McPharlin remained unbeaten on 48 as he faced 56 deliveries after being at the crease for 78 minutes and hitting six boundaries.
Jason McPharlin remained unbeaten on zero without facing a ball.
The Cougars two successful bowlers were Brendan Barton with 1/37 off his full allotment of nine overs, including a pair of maidens, and Hayden Calaby bowled 3.1 over and collected one wicket for 13 runs.
Stanley cricket has a bye this week because of the Australian Test at Adelaide Oval against India before returning for the final round before Christmas on December 15.