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  • Jason Regan

Low scores and early finishes in Lower Yorke Peninsula cricket

Runs were at a premium in Saturday's A grade matches in Lower Yorke Peninsula cricket. The ball largely dominated the bat with Yorketown's score the only exception.

Yorkies hosted Sunbury at Yorketown Oval. They won the toss and elected to bat first. A brilliant 92 from Matthew Drewer put his team in a great position with the innings finished off by Chris Bryan who collected an unbeaten 55. Yorketown posted an imposing total of 7 for 26 from their 45 overs.

In reply, the Sunbury batting lineup was skittled for just 40 in 18 overs. No Sunbury batters made it into double figures with the wickets shared between the 4 Yorketown bowlers uses. The pick of the bowling figures belonged to Connor Drewer who finished with 3 for 4 from his 3 overs.

At Currumulka Oval, the visiting Minlaton won the toss and elected to bat first against Eastern Districts. Newbold (64) and Walsh (52*) score the majority of the Minlaton total of 7 for 146. Goldsworthy was the pick of the Eastern Districts bowling taking 5 for 13 in his 10 overs.

In reply, Eastern Districts started well with Goldsworthy (41) and Watters putting on 68 for the 1st wicket. Watters (38) was the first man to go, triggering an epic collapse. They lost their 10 wickets for a total of just 37 runs after the opening stand to be bowled out for just 105. Walsh was the pick of Minlaton bowlers finishing with figures of 5 for 10 from 6 overs.

At Corny Point, it took just 56 over of play to find a winner with the home side winning comfortably. The visiting Maitland won the toss and batted first. They were bowled out for just 103 in the 30th over. Rowe was the destroyer for Corny Point, finishing with the figures of 6 for 25 from 9.4 overs.

In reply, Jordan Tilbrook made an unbeaten 66 to see his team to the target in just the 26th over.

At Port Victoria Oval, the visiting Warooka won their first match of the season. The visitors batted first and were bowled out for just 111. Adam Murdock (52) was the only Warooka batter to get into double figures with Honner taking 4 wickets for Port Victoria.

In reply, the hosts were rolled for just 43 in 23 overs. Honner top-scored with 16 for Port Victoria with the bowling honours going to Warooka's Sam Taheny who finished with figures of 4 for 19 from 10 overs.


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