Tigers finally felled after solid start

BLOCK: Monarto's Jacob Rance on the backfoot, defending a well-placed ball.
BLOCK: Monarto's Jacob Rance on the backfoot, defending a well-placed ball.

Monarto vs Jervois

Monarto won the toss and electing to bowl first.

The Bluds were soon in trouble with the loss of Andrew Penhall (2) off the bowling of veteran Davin Leckie and when Lee Spurling (10) and Daniel Gilmour (15) departed, Monarto were right on top at 3/42.

From there, Jervois battled their way to 144 with Andrew Fidge (29) top scoring for the visitors while Alex Pfeiffer showed his class, spinning his way to 5/34.

Monarto made light work of the run chase, losing only two wickets to pass the target in the 28th over.

Daniel Matthews (75) top scored for the Black Caps while Jacob Rance remained 56 not out. Andrew Penhall (1/20) and Mark Bolton (1/6) were the only wicket-takers for Jervois.

Monarto will now host Meningie after the test weekend off while Jervois will travel to Mypolonga in what will be a good contest.

WORK: Monarto's Daniel Matthews pushing hard to get back for a double in his side's win over Jervois. Photo: William Bailey.

WORK: Monarto's Daniel Matthews pushing hard to get back for a double in his side's win over Jervois. Photo: William Bailey.

Mypolonga vs Mannum

Mypolonga hosted Mannum in the second match where the Tigers winning the toss and electing to bat first.

Mypolonga openers Jared Marston and Mark Oborn were very watchful early-on, advancing the score to 36 before Marston (17) was bowled by off-spinner Josh Boylan. Aaron Zrim departed next, and with the score at 2/55, Mypolonga battled to 9/112 from their 50 overs.

Mark Oborn (29) top scored for the hosts while Jayden Krollig (3/26) was best with the ball for the Kookaburras.

Their run chase didn’t start well, losing Nick Lindner (0) off the bowling of Lachlan Zrim but from there, it was all Mannum.

Josh Handcock (39) and Josh Boylan (35) combined for a 57-run partnership before Boyland and Zac Muirhead (33) finishing the match off in the 26th over.

Lachlan Zrim and Regan Gotch took one wicket each for the tigers.

The win draws Mannum level with Mypolonga on top of the ladder and they will be looking for seven wins in-a-row when facing Karoonda after the week off. Mypolonga will host Jervois in what should be a cracking game.

PACE: Wanderers' Adam Elphick sending a rocket down the pitch on Saturday.

PACE: Wanderers' Adam Elphick sending a rocket down the pitch on Saturday.

Wanderers vs Tailem Bend

Wanderers hosted Tailem Bend where the visitors won the toss and electing to bat first.

Tailem Bend got off to a slow but steady start with the Wanderers bowlers keeping things tight throughout the entire innings, limiting Tailem Bend to 6/127 at the end of their allotted 50 overs.

James Dawson continued his strong start to the season to be Tailem Bends top score with 29 while new Wanderers player Bill Ioyas had the best figures of 2/15 for the host. Jalen Kowalick (1/13) off 10 overs was also impressive.

Wanderers run chase didn’t get off to the best of starts with Tailem Bend claiming three early wickets to have Wanderers in early trouble at 3/22 then enter Ryan Morris and he didn’t disappoint with a wonderful 57 not out to guide Wanderers to a much-needed victory.

Adrian Lloyd was the pick of the Tailem Bowlers with 1/21 off seven overs. Wanderers will next travel to Imperials looking for back-to-back wins while Tailem Bend have the bye.

Meningie vs Imperials results unavailable.

SHOT: Tailem Bend's James Dawson strongly knocks away a shot in his side's loss to Wanderers.

SHOT: Tailem Bend's James Dawson strongly knocks away a shot in his side's loss to Wanderers.