Eyre Peninsula Cricket results
With week one seeing runs flowing across the Eyre Peninsula, bowler-friendly conditions saw the ball fight back this week.
There were a few surprise results however Saturday's round of A-grade matches largely kept the local tipsters happy.
GREAT FLINDERS CRICKET A GRADE MATCHES
Kapinnee/Mount Hope travelled to Cummins to take on the locals on their home wicket. The local knowledge helped with the toss with the Cummins crew batting first. Opener Steven Fuller top-scored with 60 for the home side who lost wickets regularly throughout their innings.
Cummins was bowled out for a solid total of 185 in the 43rd over with Horgan best with the ball for Kapinnee/Mt Hope finishing with figures of 2 for 15 from his 10 overs. In reply, Kapinnee/Mt Hope reached the target in the 39th over. Brad Hazelgrove continued his great start to the season with the bat, top-scoring with 63.
At Cockalechie Matt Forster destroyed the Yallanda Flat batting lineup, returning career-best figures of 7 for 14 as his side rolled the hillbillies for just 74.
Jess Rule saw to it that the eskies were opened early, smashing his way to 42 as Cockalechie reached the target in the 19th over just 2 wickets down.
EASTERN EYRE CRICKET A GRADE MATCHES
Buckleboo returned to the A grade winners list with a big win over Cowell at home. The locals took to the crease first and smashed their way to 7 for 232 from the 45 overs. Both Matt Vandeleur and Jordan Stutley cracked half-centuries while Loffler took 3 wickets for Cowell.
The Buckleboo bowlers had taxis waiting, decimating the Cowell batting line up for just 66. Jordan Stutley completed a fine around performance with bowling figures of 5 for 9 from 9 overs.
Port Neill took to the field this week, travelling to the vast expanses of Lock. The away side did well with the ball, rolling Lock for just 122 with Riley Masters taking 5 for 29 from 9 overs.
That's where the joy ended for Port Neill as the Lock bowling lineup ensured an early finish, dismissing the Port boys for just 70. Craig Wheare was the destroyer for Lock, taking 4 for 8 in just 6 overs of work. (no, this isn't a misprint).
It took just 46 overs of cricket to find a winner at Rudal with the visiting Kimba/Kelly team far too good. Rudall batted first and posted a meagre total of 75. Kimba/Kelly lost just 3 wickets in the chase, getting the total in the 18th over.
Again 46 overs was all that was needed to find a winner at Cleve with the home team thrashing Darke Peak by 9 wickets. Weetra and Taheny took 3 wickets each for Cleve as they bowled Darke Peak out for just 112.
In reply, Ben Shannon wielded the willow like a man who had a hot tip in the 5th at Randwick. Shannon blazed his way to 77 from just 61 deliveries with Cleve reaching the target inside 20 overs.
LE HUNTE CRICKET RESULTS
Just the one A grade match to report on in this competition each week with Wudinna in recess this season. Western Districts headed to Warramboo and decided to bat first. Westies produced a competitive total of 166 from the 40 overs thanks to another Viv O'Brien half-century.
Then it happened. After Charlie May was run out early, the man-mountain Jared Sampson strode to the crease on a mission. In a breathtaking display of brutal power and precision, Sampson carved his way to 103 not out to get his team home in the 36th over. Rumour has it the three figures were brought up with a brilliantly executed french cut!