MTCA round four: Black Caps, Tigers, Eagles win

ROUND four of Murray Towns A grade cricket saw Tailem Bend win at the Murray Bridge Showgrounds, Monarto get up easily over Meningie at Homburg Oval and Mypolonga win at Jervois.


The Eagles traveled to the Murray Bridge Showgrounds to take on Wanderers. Tailem Bend batted first and it wasn't long before the Woo Hoos had their first break through, removing opener James McInally on five runs.

Tailem Bend's Harvery Merritt was next to go, also on five while opener James Dawson was working his way to a big total.

Dawson (75 runs) and Josh Gerlach (56 runs) took Tailem Bend's score to 111 before Gerlach was dismissed.

The Eagles managed to record 9/204 from their 50 overs.

Wanderers' bowlers Joardyn Williams, Jalen Kowalick, Sam Robinson and James Beaumont all took two wickets each.

In response, Wanderers could only manage a total of 9/187 with veterans Noel Hartman and Todd Blucher (39 runs each) both managing good starts while Ben Gilgen made 22 in the middle order.

Tailem Bend's Adrian Lloyd and Braden Gregory both picked up two wickets for the Eagles.


The Black Caps recorded an easy win over Meningie at Homburg Oval.

Meningie batted first but with not much success.

Joseph Zadow was the shining light for the Lakesiders with 52 while Paul McNicol out up some resistance with 21 but with six ducks, the visitors could only post a modest total of 87.

Monarto's Bradley Lienert was the pick of the Black Cap bowlers with 5/25 from his nine overs.

The Black Caps got off to a flying start in their run chase and openers Harrison Webb (48 runs off 41 balls) and Jacob Rance (28 runs) put on 72 runs before Webb was dismissed.

Monarto were within 16 runs of victory but Meningie managed to take another four wickets and have the Black Caps five down.

However, Monarto were never really in trouble and they hit their target in just 18.2 overs. Joseph Zadow took three weeks for Meningie.


Mypolonga were too good for Jervois in their clash at the Jervois Combined Sports Club oval on Saturday.

Jervois won the toss and batted first and managed to last 44 overs, recording a total of 109.

Opener Zack Nock was the best with the bat for the home side, making 31 runs. Jervois' Craig Fidge spent some time in the middle for 17 runs while Michael Parker held on at the tail end for record 15.

Mypo's Lachlan Zrim was the best with the ball for the Tigers, with 3/15 from his 10 overs.

Aaron Zrim, Sam Elliott and Jordan Hein all took two wickets.Mypolonga took 28.2 overs to reach Jervois' total (4/110) and Sam Elliott (38 runs) and Aaron Zrim (28) were the standouts.