Bushrangers win a thriller

​In a clash between second and fourth, Pekina-Carrieton had a thrilling two wicket victory over Spalding-Booborowie last Saturday on home soil.

Spalding-Booborowie “Bare Backers” skipper Matt Longbottom won the toss and decided to bat.

The “Bare Backers” were in early trouble with 3/24 and on the back of starts of 26 by Tom Wilsdon; 24 from Matt Longbottom and 18 by Lachlan Wilsdon scrambled to 105, before they were dismissed from the final ball of the 36th over.

Tom Reid was the Bushranger star with the ball collecting the outstanding figures of five wickets for the cost of 16 runs from seven overs, including a maiden.

He took the early wickets of both Spalding-Booborowie openers Zach Fielding and Mark Shane and then came back and cleaned up the tail.

Bushrangers started modestly in their run chase being 3/36 before Charlie Luckcraft and Dennis Redden produced in importance 38-run fourth wickets stand, which proved to be critical in the end.

When Luckraft was dismissed for the only half-century of the game with the Bushrangers score at 97 they only needed eight runs for victory and five wickets in hand, he has made what proved to be a match winning innings.

Bushrangers lost three more wickets to be 8/102 before Danny Oestmann with 11, not out, got them over the line in the 36 over with just two wickets still in the shed.

Bare Backers opening bowling pair of Matt Longbottom and Lachlan Wilson both finished with 2/18 from their eight overs.

High class spinner Zach Fielding collected 2/25 from his eight over spell while Ben Sommerville with one wicket,from single maiden over and teenager Isaac Pearce with 1/15 from four overs being Spalding-Booborowie other wicket takers.

A brilliant and unconquered 138 from Damien Smith was the backbone of Booleroo/Willowie’s big total of two for 242 last Saturday.

This was enough to give the hosts a 13-run win over Orroroo in a high scoring encounter where the batsmen were certainly dominant.

The only two Orroroo bowlers that were successful were young talents, Austin Nutt who claimed 1/36 from seven overs well Ollie Dignan finished with 1/33 from a five over spell.

Chasing down this sizable total, Dignan and John Sheehan produced a strong 92-run for the opening stand.

Fresh from a week’s cricket with the Mid North Under 16s Dignan made 32, while Sheehan was the next dismissed for 73 with the score on 119.

Despite being gallant, the Roos finished 13 run short being dismissed with seven balls still available in the game

For Booleroo-Willowie four bowlers each collected two wickets.  

Opener Jordan Arthur finished with 2/62 from his eight overs while Dion Foulis secured 2/43 from 7.5 overs.

In this clash between close geographical rivals at Victoria Park, Jamestown Belalie Mannanarie hosted Bundaleer

The visiting Bundaleer captain on the toss they made a competitive total of five for 147 from their 40 overs. 

Matt Hagger before being run out, one shorted of what would have been a well-deserved half century and Cole Gerloff produced a 60-run third wicket stand, which was the highest of the innings.

Hagger dispatched four boundaries and a six, having faced 68 balls in his performance.

Gerloff made 39 from 61 deliveries including three fours and a six.

Former Yorke Peninsula represented cricketer and all round sporting talent left-armer Andrew Parsons was the pick of the Bel-Man bowlers with the outstanding figures of 3 for 21 from his eight overs

Bel-Man chased this total down with eight wickets in the shed and 32 balls still remaining.

They finished on 2/155 with opener Jaeschke making an unbeaten 65 and all-rounder Sam Young not out on 32.

The only Bel-Man players dismissed were Ryan Simpsons and Will Sedden. 

Jaeschke’s 65 out was from 111 balls faced in his two-hour stay at the crease, where he dispatched six boundaries