With ladder leader Adelaide University (195 points) sitting out a last round bye, Kensington recovered from a shaky start to collect 20 points for a first innings result to move to 190 while East Torrens (175) and Adelaide (170) are involved in a tight clash at Glandore Oval.
Ian Cockbain’s unbeaten 102 helped East Torrens reach 263 after it had been 4/68 and then 7/151. The classy English county side Gloucestershire batter had support from Ryan King (51) and then opening bowler Joel Size took two quick wickets late in the day before Adelaide steadied to finish on 2/47. Adelaide’s best bowler was Ben Pengelley with 4/64.
Twenty-four wickets fell on day one at Pertaringa Oval. Batting first, Kensington only made 128 after Joe Gatting (5/43) and Adam Somerfield 4/45) dominated but the Browns hit back to dismiss Tea Tree Gully for 77. Cam Fatchen took 4/36 and Elliot Opie 3/14 before Kensington slipped to 4/32 in its second innings.
Southern District’s Lewis Hatchett took 8/49 from 17 overs as his side banked first innings points on the first day, dismissing Woodville for only 106. Josh Barrett then made 95 as the Stingrays replied with 199.
Glenelg scored 345, the highest total of the day, with opener Liam Scott contributing 91. Northern Districts were 1/15 at stumps.
Port Adelaide crawled to 9/182 against West Torrens. Austin Umpherston made 53 and Daniel Drew sent down 40 overs with 17 maidens, for his 2/66.
Bottom side Prospect posted 205 against Sturt, which is well-postioned at 0/62.
Best with bat …
102 n.o.: Ian Cockbain (East Torrens)
95: Josh Barrett (Southern District)
91: Liam Scott (Glenelg)
Best with ball …
8/49: Lewis Hatchett (Southern District)
5/43: Joe Gatting (Tea Tree Gully)
4/26: Cam Fatchen (Kensington)
4/45: Adam Somerfield (Tea Tree Gully)
4/64: Ben Pengelley Adelaide)