Kensington’s Alex Ross shone on Saturday, notching up a career-best score of 209 (232) in the Browns' match against Southern District. The 28-year-old, who opened the season with a century, patiently batted out the afternoon, smacking 20 boundaries before he was claimed by Tom Hynes. Opener Jake Brown continued his patch of fine form, clinching his second century in as many weeks and commanding Kensington to a dominating 5/401 declaration.
Daniel Drew continued his press for first-class selection, picking up 3/52 from his 20 overs, as West Torrens got on top of Woodville putting the home side away for 297. Mitchell Fuss (61) and Louis Green (58) top scored for the visitors, as the West Torrens bowlers Drew, Sean Hunt (2/40) and Spencer Johnson (2/53) went to work. West Torrens started strongly, with Bailey Capel (33*) leading the Eagles to 0/41 at stumps.
Adelaide University struggled up against their sparring partner of last season, with East Torrens bowling University out for 127. Daniel Leigh rattled through the order, taking 5/20 from his 11 overs - five of those not leaking a run. Liam Greber’s 33 (from 78) was the largest total put on by the home team.
Sturt had their share of contributors, building a sturdy 354 total. West End Redbacks Brad Davis (94) and Corey Kelly (84) held down the fort for the Blues, while Adelaide shared the responsibilities with the ball. Josh Pengelley, Nicholas Patterson and Chris Quinsey collecting three apiece. Adelaide will resume next weekend at 0/8.
A pair of handy totals from a pair of Hatzoglou brothers, Max (106) and Peter (91) helped Prospect to run away from Port Adelaide on the first day of their clash at Prospect Oval. Port duo Mackenzie Best and Joe Medew-Ewen each picked up a four-wicket haul, enjoying figures of 4/49 and 4/103 respectively. Dismissing Prospect for 369, Port will have their work cut out when play resumes next Saturday afternoon.
Glenelg have the bye in round three.