Results in Eyre Peninsula Cricket
After some big scores last weekend Saturday's cricket action on EP saw the ball largely in control with a few early finishes pleasing the local publicans across the region.
LE HUNTE CRICKET ASSOCIATION
In Le Hunte cricket's A grade match only 50 overs were needed to find a winner with Kyancutta falling to Western Districts by 7 wickets. Kyan batted first and was rolled for just 77 with Steven Brands taking four wickets for Westies.
In reply Western Districts Julian Gosling top-scored with an unbeaten 25 to help his side reach the target in just the 20th over.
In the B grade, clash, Westies plundered their way to 7 for 197 from their 35 overs with Tyson Jackson top-scoring with 79. In reply, Kyancutta was bowled out for just 54 with Jackson picking up 5 wickets to top off a fine all-round performance.
EASTERN EYRE CRICKET ASSOCIATION A GRADE MATCHES
At Cleve Oval, Port Neill won the toss and batted first. It took the Cleve bowling attack just 27 overs to bowl out the Ports boys for 98. Elliott Claxton finished with the best bowling figures of 6 for 13 from his 6 overs.
In reply, Cleve ensured an early finish with Lachie Shambrook blasting 65 from just 43 balls to reach the target in the 19th over for the loss of only 1 wicket.
At Buckleboo, the away side batted first with Lock making a good fist of their innings setting a competitive total of 7 for 171 from their 45 overs. Tim Boehm carried his bat for Lock, finishing with a well made 72.
Buckleboo's all-star batting lineup made light work of the chase, reaching the target in the 40th over and losing just 2 wickets. Lienert top-scored with 74 while Shannon Larwood and Xavier Traas were next best with 30 each. (Xavier's total was helped by a whopping 25 wides.)
There was plenty of runs at Cowell Oval with Kimba batting first. The visitors posted 9 for 189 from their 45 overs with opener Ben Clements top-scoring with 62. In reply, Cowell was staggering at 2 for 23 before Zane Wykamp joined King Carlos at the crease. The pair went berzerk with the blade, Carlos finishing with 79 and Wykamp cracking 85 to reach the target in the 38th over.
At Darke Peak Oval, the Rudall and Peak lads were comfortably back at the local to catch race 5 with only 49 overs required to sort this one out. The hosts batted first and could only muster up 104 with Jonny Noble doing the damage with the ball taking 5 for 13. Rudall lost only 3 wickets in bringing up the winning runs in the 26th over with Riley Evans not out on 32 the top-score for the winners.
GREAT FLINDERS CRICKET ASSOCIATION A GRADE MATCHES
At Cockaleechie, the home side welcomed Cummins to town. The Cockaleechie crew won the bat flip and decided to put the pads on first. Jimmy Holman watched wickets fall around him at regular intervals however it did nothing to slow his onslaught. He was eventually dismissed for 88 with Cockaleechie bowled out for 201.
In reply, Cummins struggled their way to 9 from 161 from their 45 overs. Cockaleechie tossed the ball around, using 8 bowlers to stem the flow of runs. Tom Crettenden was the pick of them, rolling down 5 overs and taking 4 for 11.
At Karkoo, the home side lost the toss to Kapinnie/Mt Hope and was forced into the field first. Bradley Hazlegrove continued his great start to the season with a third successive half-century. He top-scored with 59 as the Kapinnie crew posted a total of 174.
The run chase never really got going for Karkoo/Yeelanna. They lost two early wickets and never really recovered, bowled out for just 84 in the 33rd over. Flynn Paech was the best with the ball for Kapinnie/Mount Hope finishing with 4 for 23 from his 10 overs.
FAR WEST CRICKET ASSOCIATION
Well, we are fairly sure they had their first run of the season on Saturday but I'll be honest. I've got no idea who did what. If anyone involved at Far West cricket wants to be featured in this article week to week, feel free to send through some details by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If not I can always make something up. I'm sure Kloeds is still smacking them around to all parts.