Murray Towns cricket: Aaron Zrim scores ton, takes 6/9 for Mypolonga

Formidable: Mypolonga's Aaron Zrim has proven a match-winner again, with 108 and 6/9. Photo: William Bailey.

Formidable: Mypolonga's Aaron Zrim has proven a match-winner again, with 108 and 6/9. Photo: William Bailey.

In our first match Meningie played host to Jervois and after winning the toss the visitors elected to bat first.

Meningie struck early with the wicket of Daniel Gilmour (3) but from there onwards it was all Jervois, as Lee Spurling (78) and Andrew Fidge (41) continued their good starts to the season for the Bluds and set Meningie 195 for victory.

Jai Ling (4/20) was the pick of the bowlers for Meningie while Turtle Bradley chipped in with three wickets.

In reply, Meningie were never in the game.

Andrew Penhall (7/16) had a day out with the ball, including six batsmen clean bowled.

Barge Mitchell was the only Meningie batsman to make double figures with 17 not out in a total of 44.

Jervois remain undefeated after four rounds while Meningie are still winless and can use the bye to regroup.

Tailem Bend v Karoonda

In our next match Tailem Bend played host to Karoonda.

After winning the toss, Karoonda elected to bat first.

The Karoonda batsmen struggled to deal with the steady Tailem Bend bowlers right from the start, with only Jacob Bennett (26) making double figures for the Magpies before they were bowled out for 71 in the 26th over. 

Jarred Merritt (6/17) was the main destroyer for the home team while Brad Kleinig also got among the wickets with three.

Tailem Bend were never in trouble, chasing the target for the loss of only one wicket.

James Dawson (33 not out) and Josh Gerlach (31) were the main run-scorers for the Eagles.

Imperials v Mypolonga 

Imperials played host to Mypolonga in our next match and after winning the toss Mypolonga elected to bat first.

Jared Marston continued his great form with the bat to make 59 but had to play second fiddle to Aaron Zrim, who smashed 108 off 108 balls to make his first ton of the season.

Jared Marston continued his great form ... but had to play second fiddle.

Best with the ball for Imperials was James Galbraith, who took 4/18 off his four overs.

In reply, the Imperials’ batsmen struggled to deal with the Zrim brothers’ bowling from the start and were bowled out in the 16th over for only 34.

No Imperial batsmen made double figures.

Aaron Zrim (6/9) completed a day out with both bat and ball while Lachlan Zrim (2/15) was also impressive with the ball for Mypolonga.

Mypolonga remain the team to beat.

They take on Monarto next week while Imperials will need to go back to the drawing board before making the trip to Karoonda.

Wanderers v Mannum

Wanderers played host to Mannum in our last match with Mannum winning the toss and electing to bat first.

Wanderers’ bowlers were right on top early, having Mannum 5/64 before Dwayne Krollig (76 not out) played a new role down the order.

His game saving-innings helped Mannum reach 184 before being bowled out in the 48th over.

Wanderers captain Jalen Kowalick (3/29) was the best with the ball for the home side while Sam Robinson and Nathan Pfeiler each took two wickets.

In reply, Wanderers’ batsman struggled with the good line and length bowling of Mannum and were never really in the hunt, being bowled out in the 46th over for 112.

Ryan Morris (43) and Aaron Cowling (23) were the best of the Wanderers batsman.

Josh Hancock (3/20) was the best with the ball for Mannum.