Mighty McPharlin scores a ton

On the back of a brilliant century by Todd McPharlin, the Lower North A grade side made an imposing total of 8/318 in its Stanley cricket match against Watervale at Auburn Oval on Saturday.

Partnering with Sam Rowland, he produced a mammoth 191-run first wicket partnership before the latter was dismissed for 84.

Rowland faced 92 balls and played 107 minutes, dispatching nine boundaries in his stay, which helped set up the big total.

Todd McPharlin’s power-packed 111 (retired) came from just 79 deliveries faced in a 128-minute stay, where he dispatched 12 boundaries and a pair of sixes.

Ryan McPharlin chimed in with 60 runs from 48 balls, which included four boundaries in 69 minutes.

Jason Dohnt, although expensive, finished with the figures of 3/68 while Simon Helbig claimed 3/48 from his full nine-over allotment.

In reply Watervale scrambled to 189 being dismissed than the 42nd over.

Batting at number three for Watervale, Riley Chapman make 20 runs while in the middle order Dohnt finished with 47.

 Luke McDermott made a total of 67 runs at better than a-run-a-ball. He faced just 61 deliveries in his 66-minute stay, where he dispatched nine boundaries.  

The most successful of the Buffaloes’ bowlers was Kon Tamaras who took 4/42 from 6.2 overs.  

Jason McPharlin chimed in with 2/8 from three overs at the end, while opener Brad Jones claim 2/26 from five overs.

Sevenhill v Brinkworth-Koolunga

At Richardson Park, Sevenhill won the toss and battered first, making 187 in 44.1 overs.

The Seahorses had a number of contributors with cameos from opener Pat  Redden (20), number three Matthew Catford (24 run out), evergreen skipper Michael Dopson (28) and Morne Scheepeers (29.

Another four members of the team got to double figures.

The biggest partnership of the day was a 62-run association between Dopson and Scheepers for the fourth wicket.

For the Gold Caps, young Jackson Moller was the best of the bowlers with 4/47 from his full allotment while Jeopard Draper finished with 2/23 from his nine overs.

Dylan Goss chimed in with 2/19 from 4.1 overs and Paul Meyer was frugal as usual, bowling his tweakers and finishing with 1/33 from nine overs.

Brinkworth Koolunga’s run chase started solidly with the first wicket putting on 42 but then the Gold Caps lost six wickets for 21 runs to lose momentum.

While Draper (36) and Matt Weich (28) endeavouved to recover the situation, Brinkworth- Koolunga was  dismissed for 116 from the first ball of the 44th over.

Matt Wells had a big impact on the game with 4/17 from nine overs while spinner Ben Whalan collected 2/11 from his frugal spell. Morne Scheepers also chimed in with 2/21 from five overs.  

CCC v Auburn-Mintaro

In a high-scoring affair the Clare Combined Cougars had a 24-run win over Auburn Mintaro at the Mintaro Oval in their round 11 clash.

Claire captain Matt Bennie won the toss and batted first.

He was involved in a big 82-run fourth wicket stand with fellow half century maker Dylan Stutley, which set up the Cougars impressive total of 6/222.

Opener Lou Zanetti made a handy 31 with 48 deliveries faced in 45 minutes, but it was Stutley with 66 and Benny with 63 run out, which set up the impressive total.

Studley dispatched six boundaries and a pair of sixes in his 85-minute stay where he faced 63 balls, while Bennie faced 77 deliveries in -79 minutes, where he hit the ball to the fence eight times.

Ash Barton finished his innings on 21 not out.

The best of the Watervale bowlers was all rounder Andrew Mitchell who claimed 2/31 froml nine overs.

Tim Allen took 1/48 and Fletcher Nixon claimed 1/52, while Zac Holland finished with 1/9 from three overs.  

Opener Jonathan Edwards’ aggressive 69 runs from just 47 balls in 62 minutes, including seven boundaries and four sixes, gave Auburn Mintaro some chance.

Andy Mitchell made a classy 28 while Billy Sandow struck the ball well for his 32, which included five fours.

The Trio of Ash Barton, Bennie and Stutley all took two wickets each.

Barton’s nine overs were frugal, and he finished with 2/20, which was important to the final result.

Cougars Alex Falconer and Ben Seymen both took a wicket each as well.


In the A1 competition, Lower North are sitting on top of the ladder with 17 points after winning eight games, losing one and having a draw.

Next in line is Sevenhill on 13 with six wins with Brinkworth/Koolunga one win behind on 10 points.

With only three games to go Clare Combined has rounded out the top four with four wins and nine points followed by Watervale on seven points and three wins. Blyth/Kybunga has two wins and Auburn Mintaro finishes the ladder with a solitary ine.


Round 12 of the Stanley Cricket Association A1 grade competition.

Brinkworth/Koolunga will host Watervale at the Brinkworth oval on Saturday, while Clare Combined will play on the town oval against Blyth/Kybunga.

At the Balaklava oval, Lower North will take on Auburn Mintaro in the other game while Sevenhill have a bye.

Watervale's Luke McDermid puts on the burners to prevent Lower North adding extra runs at Auburn on Saturday.

Watervale's Luke McDermid puts on the burners to prevent Lower North adding extra runs at Auburn on Saturday.

Todd McPharlin and Sam Rowland push for two against Watervale.

Todd McPharlin and Sam Rowland push for two against Watervale.

Watervale's Justin Wong chases down a run.

Watervale's Justin Wong chases down a run.