West Torrens’ allrounder Daniel Drew was the sole custodian of a century in a weekend owned by the bowlers. Drew, fresh off of a five-wicket haul in the opening round, was a solid contributor in the Eagles first win of the season. Flanked by Patrick Fisher (52) and Bailey Capel (40), Drew cruised to 107 from 98 deliveries.
A handful of half hundreds couldn’t get Port Adelaide over the line, chasing a hefty total of 307. Spencer Johnson claimed 4/30, combining with West End Redbacks star Kane Richardson who is currently on leave from Shield cricket as he awaits the arrival of his first child.
Kensington wasted no time locking in their second win in as many weeks, requiring just 34 overs to get the job done over Tea Tree Gully at Parkinson Oval. Jake Brown was a highlight, filing a blistering 97 (from 91) and backing up bowling figures of 3/8. Quick David Grant was back to his best, enjoying 3/28.
Woodville’s Jacob Dickman fell just short of his first ton of the season, posting a patient 92 (129) as Southern District pinched victory at Woodville Oval. The home side piled on a 244 total however contributions from David Sboro (36), Shaun Tanner (53) and Brendan McCormack (61) ensured that the Stingrays were home safe, with a single over remaining on the scorecard.
The best efforts of the Blues’ Max Parker weren’t enough to get Sturt over the line against Prospect. Rattling through Prospect’s top (and bottom) order, Parker recorded career-best figures of 6/24. Bouncing back following a first round loss to East Torrens, half century knocks from Max Hatzoglou (56) and Lachlan Blunden (75) helped Prospect to build a defendable total. Sturt stayed in touch until the final over of the day, falling just nine runs short of the contest.
Glenelg continued on its winning way, comfortably chasing down Northern Districts in 29 overs, dropping a lone wicket along the way. Riki Boschma (55 not out) and Ben Bullimore (65 not out) shared the duties, seeing the visitors over the line with half an innings to spare.
Adelaide University had the bye.
Best with bat:
107: Daniel Drew (West Torrens)
97: Jake Brown (Kensington)
92: Jacob Dickman (Woodville)
75: Lachlan Blunden (Prospect)
71: Zac Worden (Port Adelaide)
65: Ben Bullimore (Glenelg)
Best with ball:
6/24: Max Parker (Sturt)
4/30: Spencer Johnson (West Torrens)
4/54: Luke Robins (East Torrens)
3/8: Jake Brown (Kensington)
3/26: Cameron Fatchen (Kensington)
3/30: Izaac Boylan (Prospect)
03 November 2020