Rams hold top spot

B GRADE ACTION: South Port's Samuel Ferme in action with the bat in Saturday's clash with Props.
B GRADE ACTION: South Port's Samuel Ferme in action with the bat in Saturday's clash with Props.

A Grade

Solomontown-North v Wandearah

The Rams consolidated top spot with a 43 run win over the Cats on Saturday.

The Rams made 6/141 from their 42 overs with Jack Dickeson (47) and Todd Baker (34 not out) the top run scorers.  Ben Brown was again sensational with the ball for the Cats claiming 4/13 from seven overs.

The Rams made 6/141 from their 42 overs with Jack Dickeson (47) and Todd Baker (34 not out) the top run scorers.

The Cats found it tough going with the bat finishing on 7/98 from their allotted overs.  Opener Olly Cosmai was the only player to pass twenty for the Cats making 24. Marc Congdon (3/18) and Scotty Gray (2/12) were the multiple wicket takers for the Rams.

South Port v Proprietary

The Panthers had a convincing 143 run win over the Pirates to start their new year. The Panthers compiled 8/252 from 42 overs.  Captain Reece Fowler top scored making 81. Terrence Pellegrini was the next best with the bat making 36.  Shahzad David was the best with the ball for the Pirates taking 2/25.

The Pirates were bowled out for 109 in reply in the 32nd over.  James Congdon top scored for the Pirates making 45.  Pellegrini topped off a good day taking 3/3. Cam Pine, Tate Bradley and Fraser Wyatt all claimed two wickets each.

B Grade

Wandearah v Warnertown

The Rams threw away a great chance for a win losing 7/14 to be bowled out nine runs short of Warnertown’s total of 99.  The Wombats top scorer was Kane Wallace with 21. Kasif Shahzad and Dean Anderson claimed three wickets for the Rams. Luke Davis top scored for the Rams making 27.  Luke Patterson, Matt Taylor and Adam Kupsch took three wickets each for the Wombats.

Port Germein v Risdon

The Sharks suffered their first loss for the year losing to the Tigers by four wickets on the weekend.  Port Germein made 4/142 in their 35 overs with Damien Wauchope top scoring with 73. Peter Reed claimed 2/31 for the Tigers.  The Tigers chased down the required runs in the 33rd over.  Leigh Hajisavva top scored with 40.  Leigh Kavanagh claimed 3/33 for the Sharks.  

South Port v Proprietary

The Pirates defeated the Panthers in a low scoring contest.  The Panthers were bowled out for 58 in the 26th over.  Mick Waters top scored with 23.  Rafaqat Ali enjoyed the early conditions at Memorial claiming 5/18.  The Pirates just scraped over the line winning by two wickets after being 8/30 at one stage.  Ali rounded out a match winning performance finishing 25 not put. Sean Grieg did all he could with the ball for the Panthers taking 4/5 from eight overs including four maidens.

Preview

A Grade

Wandearah v South Port – Memorial 12.30pm

The Rams take on the Pirates on Saturday afternoon at Memorial. The Rams will be without Andrew Congdon, Scott Gray and Stevie Athanasos for this clash.  This will give more opportunity with the bat and ball for Bailey Congdon, Damien Rhodes and Jack Dickeson.  Todd Baker, Matt Thornton and Chris Crouch will be key players with bat and ball.

The Pirates have had a tough year so far and last week was no different.  Captain James Congdon was the standout with the bat last week and will again need to make runs.  Shahzad David, Rob Anderson and Michael Ashman need to take the majority of the wickets. The Rams should win comfortably.

Proprietary v Solomontown-North – Port 10.30am

If the Panthers win this week they will step into second place at the expense of their opponents the Cats. The Panthers have been impressive in their past two matches with the bat. Captain Reece Fowler scored 81 last week and will look to make more runs this week. Randall Wyatt, Mitch Young, Tate Bradley and Peter Bessen round out a solid top order.  Fraser Wyatt, Tyler Thorpe, Cam Pine, Westley Wyatt, Fowler and Randall Wyatt will need to bowl well on the hard Port Oval deck.

Ben Brown has been in outstanding form with the ball for the Cats and will again be the key figure with the ball. Scott McIntyre went wicket less last week so will be keen for wickets this week. Brown and McIntyre are also the keys with the bat for the Cats. They will require support from Olly Cosmai, Lee Nash and Bear Moore to post a competitive total. I think Props will get up in a very close contest.

B Grade

Warnertown v South Port – Globe

The Wombats need a victory to move into the four when they meet the Pirates this week.  Dylan Brooks, Matt Taylor, Luke Patterson and Adam Kupsch are the Wombats that will need to perform.  Rafaqat Ali had a great all-round game last week and will need to perform again this week for the Pirates to win two in a row.   Craig Massner and Rohan Benson will need to step up to assist Ali for the side to win. The Wombats to win.

Proprietary v Port Germein – Complex 1

The Panthers blew a great opportunity to move into second place last weekend.  They face the Sharks on the rebound in what will be a tough match. The Sharks stars are Lachie Pole, Leigh Kavanagh, Cam Hoare and Damien Wauchope.  The Panthers will look to Adam Conradi, Sean Grieg and Cory Stephenson to perform for them to be a chance. The Sharks should get up.

Wandearah v Risdon – Memorial

Wandearah fell apart last week in their run chase and will need to win against Risdon this week to maintain second spot.  The Rams will welcome back captain Dwain Sedunary to boost their batting and bowling. Kashif Shahzad, Luke Davis and Dean Anderson will need to fire.  For the Tigers Lachlan McAuliffe has returned in a huge boost. Last week they defeated the Sharks in a close contest. Andrew Haren, Vittorio Ciampi, Peter Reed and Leigh Hajisavva are the core group that need to perform for the Tigers to win.  The Tigers in a close one.