Hancock smashes ton to guide Mannum to big Murray Towns Cricket Association round two win

Straight bat: Josh Trenorden, Imperials, in action against Wanderers during his side's A grade clash on the weekend.

Straight bat: Josh Trenorden, Imperials, in action against Wanderers during his side's A grade clash on the weekend.

Mannum belted an undermanned Menngie in round two of the Murray Towns Cricket Association A grade fixture. 

The Kookaburras won the toss and batted first and Josh Hancock had a day out carrying the bat for the full 50 overs of Mannum’s innings and scoring a career best of 119 not out.

Mannum’s Tom Worthley and Josh Boylan both got starts making 13 respectively and Dwayne Krollig also spent some time at the crease making 51 not out helping his side to 9/237.

Meningie’s Hugh Mason proved quite a handful for the batsmen also had a career best day with the ball bowling nine overs with six wickets for 29 runs.

Kane Mason and Matt Herasingh were the other two wicket takers. Meningie struggled to build partnerships as Mannum consistently took wickets.

Stewart Williss was the only batsman to manage to get in to double figures making 11 runs before being ran out by Blake Tabe. Caden Evens was the best of Mannum’s bowlers taking three wickets for nine runs off five overs.

Tom Worthley, Josh Hancock each took two wickets each and Jay Krollig, Josh Boyland both took one wicket each as the Kookaburras won by 181 runs.

Mypolonga v Monarto

A young Mypolonga side struggled as Monarto rolled the Tigers to win by five wickets. Monarto won the toss and confidently sent the Tigers in to bat with Jared Marston and Aaron Zrim slightly out of touch at the moment.

Mypo where 4/22 with Harry Miles (3/30) and Brad Lienert (1/9) picking up early wickets for the Blackcaps.

Dylan Oats didn’t let his side go out without a fight making 16 at number 8 while Jason Daniell got a start again this weekend making 29 runs helping his side get to the tricky total of 88.

Alex Peiffer took three for 13 off 10 overs also bowling three maidens in his spell, Sean Samblich took two wickets and Dale Leech also claimed one scalp for the afternoon.

Monarto went in to this innings knowing 89 runs to win could be a handful as Mypo’s bowling attack has got the Tigers out of some trouble in previous seasons.

The Blackcaps lost Jacob Rance cheaply for 0 while Riley Vanson (7), Sam Peiffer (8) and Ty Peiffer (9) also couldn’t hang around the distance.

It was form batsman in Daniel Mathews (35) that almost certainly batted his side to victory the score was 71 before he was dismissed by Sam Elliott. Sean Samblich also notched up 18 not out guiding the black caps to victory in the 39th over.

Lachlan Zrim the best of the Tigers bowlers bowling 10 overs, two wickets for 15 runs and Sam Elliott bowled 9.1 overs, three maidens, two wickets for 23.

Tailem Bend v Jervois

Tailem Bend has basically pick-pocketed quality young batsman in James Dawson from Ramblers.

I am unsure how they got around that; he had already played a game for the Reds and the constitution states a player can only play for one team in Murray Towns competition during the same season.

Non-the-less Jervois won the toss and batted first.

Andrew Penhall (8) and Adam Towill opened the set for the Bluds and Ben Dawson reached 18 got a start before being sent back.

Andrew Fidge (67) elegantly brought up his first half century for the season ensuring his side was in a commanding position, with help from Lee Spurling (17).

The Bluds were bowled out in the 48th over for 156. Adrian Lloyd was the pick of the Eagles bowlers taking 3/40 off eight overs while Jeff O’Connell, James Dawson took two wickets each and Bradley Kleinig, Jarred Cheyne and Jarred Merritt all took one wicket respectively.

Tailem Bend had quite a few batsman get starts in James McInally (13), Wayne Luckett (10), and James Dawson (16), without any being able to carry on to help their side to victory.

But it was the ever-classy Eddie Graham-Vanderbyl who top scored for the Eagles whacking 55 before being dismissed just 21 runs short of Jervois total in the 40th over.

The Bluds had four multiple wicket takers; the best of them Andrew Penhall bowling 10 overs, three maidens, two for 24.

Notably, Kasey Ebdon took two wickets from three deliveries.

Ben Dawson and Dwayne Groves were the other two bowlers to take two wickets while Jack Hameister and Craig Fidge both took one wicket each.

Ramblers v Karoonda

Karoonda beat a depleted Ramblers side by 71 runs The Magpies won the toss and batted first. Zak Bullard (25) got his second start for the year without being able to continue on.

He was the only Karoonda batsman in the top six to make it in to double figures. Nick Turp (27) hung around long enough to get himself a start also.

It was Daniel Rankine, one of the favourite son of Karoonda, who got his side up to a more than respectable 10/187 - a personal best for Rankine while at Karoonda, making 82 not out. The Reds had five multiple wicket takers in Matt Thompson, Alex Button, Joardyn Williams, Matt Woidt and Keynan Harradine; all taking two wickets each.

The best was Button taking 2/2 off three overs. Button then carried on good form in to his batting making 43 until he was caught out. Bayde Ellis (39) also got a start with the willow helping his side to all out for 116.

Not a bad effort from the Reds who don’t look the same side without James Dawson. Karoonda had six wicket takers the best being Zak Bullard taking two for 13 off six overs.

Mark Deionno and Rhys Bullard both took two  wickets while Shane Paech, Harry Love and Joel Maxwell each took one each.

Wanderers v Imperials

A spirited Harley Hansen ensured Wanderers first victory for the season. Wanderers won the toss and Batted first and lost Sam Robinson (0) early. Jalen Kowalick and Todd Blucher then put on a gritty 40-run partnership until Kowalick was dismissed for 23, bowled by Nathan Williams.

Blucher (19) was next to fall for the Woo Hoos. Then, the man of the match Harley Hansen was in to bat.

Anyone would of thought Hansen turned the years back, playing great cricket shots to get himself to 36 before poking one up to Ben Gilgen who took Hansen’s wicket caught and bowled. Shaun Bath and Adam Elphick had cameo performances themselves making 11 and 10 respectively.

A classy bowling performance from Tyson Owens seen the young all-rounder take 3/20 off seven overs. Nathan Williams Ben Gilgen and Jacob Hirst all took two wickets while M Zia Ul Haq took one wicket also.

Ben Trenorden then come out to bat for the Blues all guns blazing scoring 42 runs from 19 deliveries.  Imperials’ Ben Gilgen was doing his Job as an opening batsman making eight runs but facing 42 deliveries.

Then Imperials’ built a 33-run partnership between Josh Trenorden and Tyson Owens with both batting well for 17 and 19 respectively.

It was Hansen again doing the damage with the ball, taking 4/21 off his 10. But, the real talking point was it was the day all the Wanderers players and supporters had been waiting for; six years in the making and club legend Ash Brown made his debut in A grade cricket, taking 3/30 runs off 5.3 overs.

The pair of Hansen and Brown bowled Wanderers to victory.