Wayne Hutchinson, Mypolonga, scored 25 not out in his side’s A grade Murray Towns cricket win against Wanderers on Saturday.A PAIR of centuries to brothers Rhys and Zakk Bullard has led Karoonda to a convincing win over Jervois in Murray Towns cricket on Saturday.
The Bullards were simply unstoppable as they combined for a 200-plus run partnership to completely kill off chances of a Jervois victory.
Rhys finished with 115 while Zakk was unbeaten on 131 as Karoonda amassed a massive 3/280 total batting first.
Jack Norman (20) also played his role opening the batting, but once he was dismissed it became the Bullard show as Jervois struggled to find a way to stop the rampaging brothers.
Run rate was always going to be an issue during Jervois’ chase and while Karoonda struggled to penetrate their batting order, the Bluds never got near the required target.
Jervois finished 6/164 off their 50 overs.
Zakk Bullard was Karoonda’s best bowler with 2/47 to cap off a good day, while Eli Koch, Ryan Paech, Rhys Bullard and Aaron Bullard grabbed one wicket each.
Meningie v Ramblers
Ramblers have broken through for their first win in the season, with a comfortable win over Meningie.
Brilliant allround performances from Matt Thompson and Alex Button were enough to get the Roosters the points.
Thompson (2/25) and Button (2/12) were both pivotal in keeping Meningie to a score of 164, along with James Dawson, who although was a little expensive, still claimed three wickets.
After being in trouble at 8/114, it was captain Hayden Biddle that came to the rescue, blasting 47 not out for Meningie.
When Tyson Bradley removed the in-form James Dawson for a duck, Meningie would have been confident of securing a win.
But Thompson (84) and Button (61 not out) combined for a majestic 124-run partnership for the second wicket.
Even when Biddle bowled Thompson, Ramblers’ middle order was able to support Button, allowing the visitors to pass the score just four wickets down.
Tailem Bend v Imperials
A magnificent man-of-the-match performance from Imperialallrounder Gurmaic Singh has led the Blues to back-to-back victories for the first time in five years.
Singh was the star with both bat and ball, hitting a dashing 71 before claiming a pivotal 5/40 with the ball to secure victory.
Batting first, Imperials were able to compile 8/165 thanks to Singh and Wayne Gilgen (24).
The Blues were in trouble at 5/48 before Singh batted with the lower order for a defendable total.
Jarrad Cheyne enjoyed his best game for Tailem with impressive figures of 5/21, while Dennis Schubert took 2/19.
A hard-hitting 50 from number three Paul Baxter had Tailem on track to chase down the total at 2/96, but his dismissal sparked a collapse for the home side.
The Eagles lost 8/43 with only Eddie Graham-Vanderbyl (25) offering some sort of fight.
Singh was well backed up by Nathan Williams with the ball, who took 3/30 for Imperials.
Mannum v Monarto
Despite producing an underwhelming performance, Monarto was able to get a narrow victory over Mannum.
The Blackcaps elected to bat first and never really got their innings going, with regular wickets halting their momentum.
They were eventually dismissed for 139, a score Mannum would have been confident of chasing down.
Jacob Rance (25) top scored for the Black Caps, while Ty Pfeiffer (23), Dale Leech (19) and Brad Lienert (17 not out) also chipped in.
Mitch Allen was Mannum’s best bowler with 4/16, while every other Mannum bowler played their role and captured a wicket.
Mannum did not get off to a good start, losing captain Dwayne Krollig for a first-ball duck and the in-form Josh Hancock for just five.
But fine knocks by Simon Williams (29), Josh Boylan (20) and Allen (24) put them back in the hunt.
Mannum looked to be coasting to victory, with Nick Lindner (19) leading the way.
But when Lindner was bowled by Matt Cummins with the score on 123, Mannum lost their next four wickets for just five runs to cap off a memorable win for Monarto.
Mypolonga v Wanderers
Wanderers has suffered its third consecutive defeat at the hands of Mypolonga.
Cracking knocks by Aaron Zrim (70) and Mark Oborn (64) propelled the Tigers to a strong score of 5/223.
After Zrim and Oborn combined for a massive 134-run union, while Wayne Hutchinson (25 not out) played the role of the finisher to get Mypo to a score they were able to defend comfortably.
The Tigers then produced a scintillating bowling performance to reduce Wanderers to 8/83 from their 50 overs.
The Woo Hoos could not deal with the relentless pressure,with Aaron Zrim (2/9 from 10 overs) and Lachlan Zrim (1/10 form nine overs) strangling the opposition.
This allowed Jared Marston to reap the rewards with his leg spin bowling, claiming 3/26 from his 10 overs.
Wanderers’ Scott Harris could not help his side get past a well-tuned Mypolonga team in their A grade cricket clash on the weekend.
Jarrad Cheyne, Tailem Bend, enjoyed his best game for the season with impressive figures of 5/21 in the game against Imperials on Saturday.
Gurmaic Singh, Imperials, produced a man-of-the-match performance as the all-rounder led his side to a win against Tailem Bend in the A grade competition.
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