Sharks win by two runs in a thriller

PREVIEW: The Recorder cricket writer Marc Congdon shares a preview this rounds match ups.
PREVIEW: The Recorder cricket writer Marc Congdon shares a preview this rounds match ups.

B Grade

Warnertown v Port Germein - Complex 1

The Wombats lost to the Sharks by two runs in a thriller at Complex 1 on Saturday morning.

Sharks posted 8/138 in their 35 overs with Dan Pine top scoring making 51.

Dylan Brooks and Matt Taylor both claimed two wickets for the Wombats.

The Wombats fell agonisingly close being bowled out on the last ball for 136.

Mick Swearse (30) and Graeme Swan (21) were the best with the bat for the Wombats.

Casey O'Neil and Luke Anesbury claimed two wickets each for the Sharks.

South Port v Solomontown-North - Globe Oval

The Pirates lost to the Cats on Saturday morning by 37 runs.

The Cats batted first and finished 8/151 from their 35 overs.

Scott McIntyre looks in good form early making 95.

Nick Hill, Liam Dreaver and Tyson Fetherstonhaugh all claimed two wickets each for the Pirates.

The Pirates in reply were bowled out for 114.

Olly Cosmai and Beau Allen both scored 24 for the Pirates. Scott McIntyre, Lee Nash, Jarryd Anderson and Kane Wallace all claimed two wickets each for the Cats.

A Grade Round 1 Preview

Proprietary v South Port - Globe oval

The Panthers meet last year's runners up the Pirates in Round 1 of the A grade competition this Saturday afternoon.

The Panthers might have a bit of a different line up this season depending on whether Cam Edson returns from Port Augusta again and if Hugh Jackson and Jack Tiller continue to travel back from Adelaide to play.

The Panthers have also lost Scott McIntyre to the Cats.

Ben Brown, Tate Bradley, Tyler Thorpe and Reece Fowler will be the main players to watch early on for the Panthers.

The Pirates start the season as my premiership tip in the A grade.

The side will be spurred on after their Grand Final loss last year and will be keen to make amends.

Olly Cosmai, Fraser Wyatt, Rob Anderson, Mitch Alchin and Westley Wyatt will be the important players this season.

The Panthers will be hoping not to repeat last year's poor start to the season but I think the Pirates will win.

Wandearah v Port Germein - Complex 1

The Rams begin their premiership defence against the Sharks at Complex 1 on Saturday afternoon.

This year should see a changing of the guard at the Rams with Matt O'Shaughnessy, Scott Gray and Marc Congdon spending more time in the B grade.

A and B Grade Continued below