Port Pirie cricket resumes

Cricket charges on

Port Germein v South Port

The Sharks fell 30 runs short in their cricket match against the Pirates at Memorial oval.

The Pirates scored 9/156 in their 42 overs. Fraser Wyatt (55), Adam Bosworth (27) and Rob Anderson (19) were the major contributors for the Pirates. Lachie Pole (3/19) and Kieran Blackwell (3/37) were the pick if the bowlers for the Sharks.

The Sharks were bowled out for 126 in reply to the Pirates. Veteran Mick Phillipps top scored for the Sharks making 36. Kieran Blackwell and Damien Wauchope were the next best both making 15.

Off spinner James Pavlich led the Pirates attack claiming 4/25. Liam Dreaver continues to develop is bowling craft and finished with 2/23.

Wandearah v Proprietary

The Rams suffered their second loss for the season as the Panthers defeated them by seven wickets.

The Rams made a good start with the bat but after getting to 3/91 collapsed to be bowled out for 124. Matt Thornton and Todd Baker top scored both making 24. Scott Gray and Stevie Athanasos were the next best making 12. Veteran off spinner Randall Wyatt had a day out with the ball claiming 5/12. Ben Brown was the other multiple wicket taker claiming 2/21.

The Panthers made easy work of the run chase making the required runs with ten overs to spare. Peter Bessen found some form top scoring with 39. Randall Wyatt (28) and Austin Waters (27) were the next best with the bat for the Panthers. Captain Todd Baker led the attack well for the Rams taking 3/23 from nine overs. Matt Thornton was probably the next best bowler but was unable to claim a wicket going for 0/30.

Round 11 Review

B Grade

Wandearah v Solomontown-North - Port oval 8.00am

The Rams couldn't hold off an experienced Cats line up losing by five wickets. The Rams scored 9/106 batting first with Jaikob Mathews scoring over half the runs making 55 not out. Jarryd Anderson claimed 3/31 for the Cats. The Cats got the required runs with about ten overs to spare. Kane Wallace finished the match with some big hitting and was 29 not out when the runs were passed. Jack Soutar and Marc Crouch both claimed two wickets for the Rams.

Risdon v Warnertown - Complex 1 8.30am

The Tigers completed a 93 run win over the Wombats on the weekend. The Tigers scored an impressive 182 batting first. Mitch Young continued his great form top scoring with 71. Damien Hill claimed 4/25 for the Wombats. In reply the Wombats were bowled out for 89. Jake Brooks top scored for the Wombats with 27. Peter Reed was the best with the ball for the Tigers taking 3/8.

Proprietary v South Port - Pirie West 8.30am

The Panthers defeated the Pirates by 114 runs on Saturday morning. The Panthers made 8/127 with Cory Stephenson (30) and Rafaqat Ali (17) the best with the bat. Michale Ashman and Craig Massner both claimed two wickets for the Pirates. The Pirates in reply were dismissed for only 13. Craig Massner top scored making two. There were eight ducks in the Pirates innings. Rafaqat Ali claimed an incredible 6/3 and had great support from Harrison Farrugia who claimed 4/8.

Round 11

A Grade

South Port v Proprietary - Memorial oval 10.30am

The Pirates and Panthers meet at Memorial oval Saturday.

The Pirates are in good form and lately and if they win this match they could be well on their way to securing a top two finish. Fraser Wyatt, Rob Anderson, Olly Cosmai, Adam Bosworth, James Pavlich, Jake Walsh and Westley Wyatt form a very good core group.

The Panthers must keep winning to keep their finals chances alive. They broke through for their second win of the season last week out playing the Rams. Randall Wyatt, Peter Bessen, Austin Waters, Ben Brown, Hugh Jackson, Jack Tiller, Tyler Thorpe and Tate Bradley will all be looking for big performances.

I think the Panthers will just get over the Pirates.

Wandearah v Port Germein - Port oval 12.30pm

The Rams and Sharks meet at Port oval on Saturday afternoon.

The Rams have lost their past two matches and will be keen to get back in the winner's circle this weekend. Matt Thornton, Todd Baker, Andrew Congdon, Cam Harvey, Scott Gray and Jack Dickeson will need to perform for the Rams this week.

The Sharks need to continue to win to stay in the top three. There is plenty of talent in the Sharks squad but having everyone available at the same time has been an issue. Zak Huthinson, Kieran Blackwell, Simon George, Luke Anesbury and Damien Wauchope are the keys for the Sharks.

This should be a great contest and if the Sharks are at full strength and on will take some beating.

Round 12 Preview

B Grade

Warnertown v Wandearah - Port oval 8.00am

The Wombats and Rams meet at Port oval Saturday morning. The Wombats better players should be Dylan Brooks, Trent Davidson and Matt Taylor. The Rams will be hoping for some big inclusions with Rob Jeffries, Chris Crouch and Dwain Sedunary available. The Rams need to win to stay in the four and should just get over the line.

Port Germein v Risdon - Complex 1 8.30am

The Sharks will be up against it when they meet the Tigers at Complex 1 on Saturday morning. The Sharks key players will be Mick Phillipps, Dwayne Freeman, Cody Bray and Andrew Hoskin. The Tigers are all class with Andrew Thorsteinsen, Mitch Young, Peter Reed and Leigh Hajisavva very good players. The Tigers should win easily.

Solomontown-North v Proprietary - Pirie West 8.30am

The Cats and Panthers play at Pirie West on Saturday morning in what is the match of the round in the B grade. The best players for the Cats so far have this season have been Ben Goodridge, Jarryd Anderson and Blake Davidson. The Panthers bowling has been red hot in recent matches with Rafaqat Ali, Harrison Farrugia and Seth Combe all performing well. Riley Fowler and Cory Stephenson will be the keys with eth bat for the Panthers. I think the Panthers in a close one.