The allrounder’s unbeaten 125 helped his team to a massive final score of 3/343 from its 50 overs against Prospect. Valente and Sam Raphael (95) combined for a third wicket partnership of 202, while Matthew Nobes also contributed at the top of the order with 77.
Despite a challenging run chase from Prospect, led by Sam Miller (115) and Harvey Brennan (46), Adelaide dismissed Prospect for 312 with Valente again doing the job for his team by snaring 4/29 off his 10 overs.
Glenelg chased down Port Adelaide’s total to move into the top four of the One-Day Cup competition.
Openers Ben Cooper (48) and Aaron Sayers (47) kick-started Port’s innings and then Austin Umpherston made 69, before Glenelg’s Liam Thompson’s 4/52 helped restrict Port Adelaide to 264, with a revised total of 260 due to rain.
In form Glenelg opener Tom Plant helped his side pass total with an unbeaten 123, with Jake Winter (71) and Ben Bullimore (64 n.o) also contributing as Glenelg cruised to 1/261 in the 45th over.
Woodville’s explosive top order was too strong for Northern Districts as Jacob Dickman (62) and Dean Fry (65) helped their side reach 7/281. Woodville’s top five batters all made respectable starts while Northern Districts’ Trent Pascoe was the standout bowler for his team with 4/50 off eight overs.
Northern Districts could only manage 112 as Mitch Tanner (4/14) and Harry Thoman (3/27) ripped through the top order. Mark Cosgrove was the top-scorer for Northern Districts with 37.
Tea Tree Gully and Sturt also played out a rain restricted game with Tea Tree Gully’s 8/248 proving too many for Sturt. Matt Weaver controlled the innings with 66, while Jack Holiday also proved crucial to the innings with his 53 off 56. Edward Verco was the pick of the bowlers for Sturt with 3/30 off his nine overs as his side battled to 7/153 off their 33 overs with the bat.
West Torrens made easy work of Adelaide University’s 194, reaching their total with 10 overs and eight wickets to spare thanks to top order batters Martin Anderson (92) and Kelvin Smith (81 n.o).
East Torrens scored a respectable 5/232 off their 50 overs against Southern Districts with Ryan King (78) and Michael Cranmer (47) being the pick of the batters before rain ended the match, resulting in a draw. Southern District was 0/59 off 13 overs when the game was called off. Shaun Tanner was the best with the ball for the Stingrays, taking 2/33 of his 10 overs.
Kensington had the bye.
Best with bat …
125 n.o.: Cameron Valente (Adelaide)
123 n.o.: Tom Plant (Glenelg)
115: Sam Miller (Prospect)
95: Sam Raphael (Adelaide)
Best with ball …
4/29: Cameron Valente (Adelaide)
4/14: Mitch Tanner (Woodville)
4/50: Trent Pascoe (Northern Districts)
4/52: Liam Thompson (Glenelg)