Bare backers win cricket contest in 15 overs

In an amazing one-sided game of Northern Areas A grade cricket Spalding-Booborowie Cricket Club defeated Wilmington Melrose at the Spalding Oval in just 15 overs and one delivery.

The visitors won the toss and batted first, and then was bowled out for 33 in just 12.1 overs.

Des Taylor top-scored with 12 and he was the only person to get the double figures and there were four ducks in the innings.

The Bare-backers opening bowling duo of Matty Longbottom and Lachie Wilsdon took nine wickets between them.

Longbottom finished with the impressive figures of 4/15 from six overs and bowling three maidens while Wilsdon was just slightly better finishing with 5 /16 from six over including one maiden.  

Isaac Pearce sent down a single delivery and collected the final wicket.

Chasing the meagre total took just three overs.

Zach Fielding smashed 32 from 16 balls faced in 15 minutes including three boundaries in a pair of sixes, while Mark Shane was the junior partner with one not out, having faced two deliveries.

The Bare-backers is celebrated early collecting a mammoth 10 wicket victory.

Burra v Booleroo/Willowie

A 110-run second wicket stand between Geoff “Digger” Thompson and Ben Hook setup the Burra  Eagles strong total of 6/266 against Booleroo-Willowie at Burra Oval.

Thompson opening the batting made 70 while Hook was dismissed for 57 runs.

In the lower order, still under an injury cloud, Boh Wall smashed an entertaining 63 not out.

All the Booleroo-Willowie bowlers received some tap with both Dion Foulis and Matt Hamish both collecting the figures of 2/49.

 Lucas Hombsch finished with 1/38 from six overs while Jordan Arthur also collected a wicket and the analysis of 1/39 from eight overs

Chasing the total, Booleroo-Willowie were in early trouble at 4/61 and scrambled to a final total of 8/154.

Hombsch, at the top of the order made an important 64, while Dermot Blesing remained not out on 27 and Paul Arthur was undefeated on 11, batting at number 9.

Burra Eagles spinner Matt Opperman was the best of the bowlers with the great figures of 3/9 from four  overs, including a maiden.

The other Eagles wicket takers were Harry Piggott with 1/19 from five overs and Nick Haddow, 1/21 from five overs.

Veteran Jason Schuppan also collected 1/35 and Thompson added to his batting, collecting Man of the Match honours with one for 21 from eight tight overs.

Orroroo v Belalie Mannanarie

Inclement weather finished the clash between Orroroo and Belalie Mannanarie just eight deliveries into the Roos innings, resulting in a draw.

Belalie Mannanarie batted first and on the back of a 138-run opening stand between David Williams and captain Shannon Jaeschke, the side made a solid total of 5/186.

Before being run out for 80, Williams had dispatched four boundaries in a 94 ball stay and Jaeschke made 61 before being the first batsman dismissed after facing 99 deliveries.

Casey French remained on 15no at the end.

John Nicholls was the pick of the bowlers with 1/23 while D Shute grabbed 1/36, C Finlay took 1/27 and C Shute had 3/30.

Bundaleer v Pekina-Carrieton

The match between Bundaleer and Pekina-Carrieton was also a draw.

 Bundaleer won the toss and decided to bat first on its home deck but struggled to 5/100 from its full 40-over innings.

Ryan Clark and Matt Hagger were the backbone of the slow innings with 26 runs and 29 runs respectively. 

The pair of Daniel Clark (17) and Bill Lange (10no) also got to double figures. 

The only two successful Bushrangers bowlers were SA Outback player Brodie O’Dea with 2/13 from six overs, including a maiden, and Kieran Blackwell finished with 3/17 from six overs.