Henley Grange Memorial Oval played host to a huge top-four clash this round as West Torrens welcomed top of the table Adelaide University to their home deck. Last week, the home side got off to a great start of the back of a remarkable 154* from opener Bailey Capel, setting University 367 as a first innings target. Will Bosisto (91) and Sam Kerber (116) looked to be cruising with the bat on day two, putting together a 207-run partnership. From there however, they would crash to be all out for 319 with West Torrens’ Daniel Drew and Spencer Johnson claiming seven wickets between them to secure the first innings triumph.
Down at the Bay, Glenelg continued their dominant display against Port Adelaide to claim a first innings victory after forcing the visitors to bat again on Saturday. After rolling the opposition for 149 last weekend, Glenelg compiled 3dec/283, including 110* from Ben Bullimore and 93 from Josh Roach, before deciding to send Port Adelaide in for a second dig. Umpires called a halt to proceedings 49.2 overs into that innings, with the scoreboard showing 4/179. Will Bowering was the pick of the bowlers, collecting 3/39 from his 15 overs.
Southern District also claimed a first innings win on home soil, bowling East Torrens out for 224 on Saturday, 81 runs short of their own total. The wickets were spread amongst the Southern District bowlers, with Shaun Tanner (4/53) and Lewis Hatchett (3/42) pocketing the tidiest figures of the day.
Sturt have ruthlessly accounted for Tea Tree Gully at Pertaringa Oval, enforcing the follow-on after piling on the runs last weekend and producing an equally dominant display with the ball on Saturday. Brad Davis and Thomas Kelly did the damage on day one, each registering 150 during a partnership worth 248. Tea Tree Gully managed just 174 in response as Max Parker (4/48), Daniel Clarke (2/40), Corey Kelly (2/47) and Angus Judd (2/33) did the damage for Sturt. Following-on, Tea Tree Gully made a better fist of it in the second attempt, finishing the fixture on 2/144, anchored by a fighting 67* from Jack Holliday.
A classy 95* from allrounder Cam Valente has seen Adelaide over the line against Prospect in the first innings, finding a way to reach 7/236 in pursuit of Prospect’s 232 last weekend. Kyle Scrimegour and Peter Hatzoglou took two wickets each in defence of their side’s total, but Valente’s performance, in partnership with Ben Pengelley, sent the points to Adelaide.
Northern Districts have paid the price for a poor first innings against Woodville, losing their clash on the first innings after being asked to follow-on. Woodville put on 3dec/230 after bowling Northern Districts out for 157, highlighted by five wickets from Joel Blain. Conor McInerney was the pick of the batsmen for Woodville, eventually falling just ten runs short of a century. Northern Districts made it to 3/155 in their second effort with the blade as Mark Cosgrove top scored with 72*.
08 March 2021