Meningie vs Mannum
Openers Jye Camac and James Lawson got Meningie off to a slow but steady start before Lawson (5) was bowled by Cameron Horstmann.
Camac and Jack Richards then added 42 before Horstmann struck again with the wicket of Camac (28) and it was evenly poised at 2/69.
Brad Biddle then joined Richards at the crease and the pair added 48 for the third wicket before Biddle (13) was dismissed.
Meningie then took advantage some poor Mannum bowling to reach 8/203 after their 50 overs.
Richards (50) and Paul McNicol (42no) the best with the bat for Meningie while Josh Handcock (2/15) and Cameron Horstmann (2/32) was Mannum’s best bowler.
Chasing 204 for victory, Mannum reached the target in the 45th over with Dwayne Krollig (80) top scoring for Mannum while Josh Boylan (64no) guided Mannum home in a fine display of batting with the middle order.
Meningie will make the trip to Jervois next week while Mannum will host an inform Wanderers in what looms as a cracking contest.
Tailem Bend vs Mypolonga
Tailem Bend hosted Mypolonga where the game was reduced to 38 overs per side due to rain. When play started it was Mypolonga winning the toss and electing to bat first.
Jarred Marston and Sam Elliot opened with the bat for the visitors while Adrian Lloyd and Jarred Merritt took the new ball for Tailem Bend.
Marston and Elliot took the score to 60 before Elliot (14) was dismissed by workhorse Brad Klening and when Mark Oborn (6) and Marston (54) fell soon after the game was in the balance at 3/79.
Then Aaron Zrim entered and he put Mypolonga into a strong position with a hard hitting 51 off 46 balls including five fours and one six.
At the end of their overs Mypolonga set the Eagles 179 for victory.
Tailem Bend never really got going. Only Paul Baxter (48) and captain Josh Gerlach (19) the only Eagles batsman to make double figures.
Mypolonga will host Imperials while Tailem Bend makes the trip to Karoonda.
Imperials vs Monarto
Imperials’ Ben Gilgen and Jake McIntosh opened the batting for the home side while Brad Lienert and Jarred Kowald took the new ball for Monarto.
Imperials innings didn’t get off to the best of starts to be 4/20 then 9/70 before Wayne Gilgen (23) and Ben Clarke put a bit of respect on the score board for the last wicket before Imperials were bowled out in the 50th over for 93.
Josh Noye (2/8), Jared Kowald (2/15) and Alex Pfeiffer (2/15) each took two wickets for the blackcaps.
In reply Monarto lost only three wickets before reaching the target in the 29th over with Jacob Rance (37no) and Ty Pfeiffer (24no) for a fairly comfortable win.
Next week Monarto have the bye while the job doesn’t get any easier for Imperials with a trip to Mypolonga.
- Wanderers defeated Karoonda, but results were not entered in time