Second-placed Tea Tree Gully banked first innings points early on Saturday against Northern Districts and finished the first day in total control.
Tim Oakley (5/17) and Adam Somerfield (3/20) ripped through the Jets, who lost their last six wickets for 12 runs to be dismissed for 71, with Zac Chapman (27) the only player to reach double figures.
The reigning premiers then raced to 6/356 from 63 overs, Tim Davey leading the way with 109, including seven sixes and nine boundaries. Jack Holliday (60) and Matt Weaver (59 from 32 balls) also featured but Travis Head was out for two in his return to club cricket.
Woodville repeated last weekend’s run spree, with Englishman Matthew Stiddard topping his 152 not out with an unbeaten 167 in his team’s 3/370 against West Torrens. Stiddard, who scored 43, 0 and 8 in his previous three First Grade innings this season, added 191 runs for the second wicket with Harry Nielsen (123).
Adelaide and Sturt are locked in an intriguing battle for points as they seek to secure top four spots. The dismissal of Ben Pengelley for 93 sparked an Adelaide collapse but after losing 5/16 the tail wagged to lift the total to 269. Cam Valente then picked up three wickets as Sturt finished on 4/83.
Adelaide University lost some momentum after a bright start from Jake Weatherald (85 from 70 balls) before a 118-run ninth wicket partnership between Ed Steele (73*) and Sumeet Jarwal (57) stretched the total to 9/379. Dillon King was East Torrens’ most successful bowler, taking 5/75 from 16 overs.
Prospect batted all day to reach 5/226, with captain Ben Turley (48) and Sam Miller (47) the top scorers despite all the first six batters reaching 25. Adam Dilley took 3/41 from 11 overs for Port Adelaide.
Southern District’s total of 206 looked better at the end of the day when top side Kensington was 4/78. Matthew Sugg scored 49 for the Stingrays and James Cleggett made the most of his return to Kensington’s First Grade team by taking 5/40.
Glenelg has the bye in round 12.
Best with bat …
167 n.o.: Matthew Stiddard (Woodville)
123: Harry Nielsen (Woodville)
109: Tim Davey (Tea Tree Gully)
93: Ben Pengelley (Adelaide)
85: Jake Weatherald (Adelaide University)
Best with ball …
5/17: Tim Oakley (Tea Tree Gully)
5/40: James Cleggett (Kensington)
5/75: Dillon King (East Torrens)