Benton top-scored for the rounds with 107 not out off of just 88 balls, and 49 off 50 as the Northern Mavericks picked up their first win of the tournament.

His Port Adelaide teammate Austin Umpherston also made 91 at no.3, alongside a tidy bowling performance to help the Mavericks to an emphatic win.

The Western Grit climbed their way to the top of the table with a bonus-point win against the Northern Territory Strike, thanks largely to an outstanding performance from Adelaide University’s Sam Kerber.

The allrounder was the leading wicket-taker for the weekend with 4-28, and also top-scored for the with 67 (63).

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Round Five:

Date Result
1 October

Eastern Edge 132

J Macey 32 A Eckermann 28 C Thompson 3/26 M McDonald 3/37 BJ Turley 2/20 W Daniel 2/24

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Northern Mavericks 8/222 (cc)

AC Umpherston 91 NJ Benton 49 J Macey 3/44 EK Opie 2/29

1 October

Western Grit 230

SL Kerber 67 SG Darling 53 PJ Wilson 42 LJ Drennan 29 B Ellis 4/40 JJ Logan 3/23 L Robins 2/56

def

Northern Territory 148

MM Hammond 56 SL Kerber 4/28 B Hann 2/11 J Pengelley 2/17 L Crocker 2/18

 

Round Six:

Date Result
2 October

Northern Mavericks 4/276(cc)

NJ Benton 107* AC Umpherston 76 S Miller 30 T Bray 26 Z Kulesza 2/49 AJ Gregory 2/49

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Southern Force 4/277

JL Winter 84 BR Davis 52* AJ Gregory 46 P Page 42 BJ Bullimore 31* A McGregor-Baptista 2/61

2 October

Eastern Edge 223

AJ Somerfield 64 HW Cranendonk 41 DR Kerr 35 HT Dall 34 LJ Robins 3/29 DR Fry 2/25 HA Martin 2/39 JJ Logan 2/71

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Northern Territory 8/309(cc)

JP Dick 72 MM Hammond 56 RJ Vandermeulen 49 BP Wakim 41 B Ellis 28 CA Fatchen 3/69