Brad Davis (123) scored his second consecutive century as Sturt reached 7/329 after 96 overs against Prospect at Price Memorial Oval. One round after Davis and Ty Watson added 277 for the fourth wicket, the pair again dominated with a 173-run partnership but this time Watson (96) fell short of another ton. Prospect’s bowlers struggled to find wickets throughout the day but allrounder Kyle Scrimegour enjoyed late success, snaring a hat-trick starting with the wicket of Davis. He finished with 4/33 off five overs for the Pirates.
Top teams Kensington and Tea Tree Gully met at Parkinson Oval, with Kensington reaching 7/306 after 96 overs. Robbie White top scored for the Browns with 84 and Josh Doyle (56) and Henry Dall (42) both got as Tea Tree Gully used nine different bowling options throughout the day. Ben Hutchinson was the only bowler to claim more than one wicket for the Bulls, finishing with figures of 2/34 off his 13 overs.
Woodville Oval produced another run fest, with Josh Barrett blasting his way to 172 off 204 balls as Southern District made 397 from 93 overs. Brendan McCormack (72) and Ben Twohig (54) helped contribute to the Stingrays’ mammoth total while Redbacks spinner Tom Andrews took his first five-wicket haul for the season, claiming 5/97 off 29 overs. Woodville was 0/11 after facing one over before stumps.
Northern Districts fought its way to a total of 231, some late order partnerships adding to the work of batters Mitch Thomas (51) and Mark Cosgrove (45). Young Glenelg leg-spinner Will Bowering took 3/51 off his 22. Late in the day James Harris removed experienced opener Tom Plant for just one and Glenelg will resume on Saturday at 1/18.
Fourteen wickets fell at Port Adelaide Reserve on day one, as West Torrens bowled Port Adelaide out for 169. Murphy Short was the best with the ball for the Eagles, taking 3/29, and brothers Spencer and Isaac Johnson each took two wickets. Adam Dilley fought hard for Port Adelaide before he was run out for 49 to end Port’s innings. In reply, West Torrens was reeling at 2/14 before Redbacks batsmen Kelvin Smith steadied the ship, remaining at the crease on 52 not out as West Torrens finished the day on 4/106.
Sixth-placed Adelaide is well on the way to securing first innings points, having restricted East Torrens to 196 and then powered to 1/151 by stumps. Josh Pengelley proved crucial for Adelaide with the new ball, taking 5/38 off 15.4 overs, and brother Ben Pengelley also caused issues to finish with 4/43 off 18 overs. Tate Robins helped boost East Torrens’ total, top scoring with a quick-fire 61 off 48 balls. Adelaide faced only 26 overs before stumps but Matthew Nobes (69 n.o.) and Ben Pengelley (71 n.o.) were in a hurry.
Adelaide University had the bye.
Best with ball …
5/38 off 15.4 overs: Josh Pengelley (Adelaide)
5/97 (29 overs): Tom Andrews (Woodville)
4/33 (5 overs): Kyle Scrimegour (Prospect)
4/43(18 overs): Ben Pengelley (Adelaide)
3/29 (9 overs): Murphy Short (West Torrens)
3/51 (22 overs): Will Bowering (Glenelg)
Best with bat …
172: Josh Barrett (Southern District)
123: Brad Davis (Sturt)
96: Ty Watson (Sturt)
84: Robbie White (Kensington)
71 n.o.: Ben Pengelley (Adelaide)