Mannum vs Wanderers
Mannum hosted Wanderers in the first match of round 12 and it was Wanderers winning the toss and electing to bat first.
Wanderers didn’t get off to the best of starts with both openers back in the sheds with the total on only 17 early on.
Ryan Morris and Todd Blucher then quickly set about rebuilding the Wanderers innings where they advanced the score to 73 in fast time.
Morris ended up getting dismissed for 58 runs went for one too many boundaries and was dismissed by Dwayne Krollig.
Wanderers then batted steadily to reach 176 before being bowled out in the 48th over.
In reply, Mannum got off to a solid start through Nick Lindner (17) and Dwayne Krollig (12).
They were soon brought screeching to halt when both openers fell. It was all Wanderers afterwards: taking total control of the match with some extremely disciplined bowling.
Mannum were bowled out in the 37th over for only 91 with captain Josh Handcock (21) top scoring for the home side while Todd Blucher (5/18) was best with the ball for Wanderers.
Next up for Wanderers is Jervois at home while Mannum will travel to Tailem Bend in a must-win match for the Kookaburras
Karoonda vs Tailem Bend
Karoonda hosted Tailem Bend in our second match and it was Karoonda winning the toss and electing to bat first.
Joe Pratt and Harry Dunn open the batting for the home side while Adrian Lloyd and Jarred Merritt took the new ball for the Eagles.
Pratt (0) was the first batsman to fall with the score on 15 and when Zack Bullard (5) fell not long after it brought Corey Knight to the crease for his first match of the season.
He didn’t take long to get going scoring 33 off of 34 balls before falling to Jake Prosser.
Karoonda then scored steadily to reach 231 before being bowled out in the 46th over.
Tim Berling top-scored with 41 while Jarred Merritt (2/36) was best with the ball for Tailem Bend.
In reply for Tailem Bend, they were never really in the hunt.
They were losing wickets regularly before being bowled out in the 44th over for 138.
Luke Medlow (35) top-scored for the visitors while Josh Smithson (4/33) was the best with the ball for the home side.
Karoonda next match will travel to Johnstone Park to tackle Imperials while Tailem Bend will host Mannum.
Mypolonga vs Imperials
Mypolonga hosted Imperials in our third match and after winning the toss Mypolonga elected to bat first.
Sam Elliot and Trent Sherman open the batting for the Tigers and advanced the score to 24 before Sherman (9) was dismissed.
Mark Oborn then joined Elliot and the crease and the pair advanced the score to 50 before Elliot (30) was dismissed and when Jason Daniels (4) fell not long after, the Imperials lads could smell and upset on the cards at 3/59.
But captain Jared Marston entered and he and Mark Oborn took back control of the match with a 80-run partnership before Oborn (61) departed.
Aaron Zrim then joined Marston and the pair put on a show of big hitting with Zrim making (66) off 35 balls including 10 fours and Marston 71 off 76 balls including 7 fours.
Mypolonga reached 4/253 at the end of their 50 overs with Anthony Bartel (1/29) off ten over’s the best with the ball for Imperials.
In reply, Imperials lost early wickets and struggled with the pace of Aaron Zrim before being bowled out for 101 in the 39th over.
Wayne Gilgen (25) again top-scored for Imperials while Aaron Zrim 4/9 completed a good double with bat and ball.
Imperials will now host Karoonda while Mypolonga will take on Monarto in what looms as a grand final preview and next week’s match of the round.
Jervois vs Meningie
Jervois hosted Meningie in our last match where it was Jervois winning the toss and electing to bat first in warm conditions.
Right from the beginning it was the Daniel Gilmour show with the hard hitting batsman dominating the Meningie bowlers in making 138 in a fine display of hitting.
He was well supported by captain Andrew Fidge (67) in Jervois’ total of 280 off 49.4 overs.
In reply, Meningie got off to a tough start to be 5/36 before Cameron Reid (66 not out) and Jai Ling (17) added some respect to the scoreboard before they were bowled out in the 28th over for 114.
Andrew Penhall (6/21) and Craig (Hugh Jr) Fidge (3/10) were the best with the ball for the Bloods.
Jervois will next travel to the Murray Bridge Showgrounds to take on an in-form Wanderers in the annual Beaumont match.
Meningie will use the bye next round to regroup for the rest of the season.