Glenelg captain Jake Winter’s stunning summer continued with the opener’s unbeaten 129 securing his third-placed team vital first innings points ahead of a round 12 bye. Glenelg was 3/95 in reply to Northern Districts’ 231 but Winter and Chadd Sayers (65 n.o) added 140 for the fourth wicket. It was Winter’s fourth First Grade ton of the season and he remains the competition’s leading run scorer with 951 from 11 innings at an average of 105.67.
Conor McInerney (142) and Matthew Stiddard (152 n.o.) set Woodville on its way to its successful chase of Southern District’s 397. The pair added 170 runs for the second wicket and Stiddard batted through to the end, also adding 116 runs with Mitch Fuss (43).
Adelaide continued its push for a top four spot, scoring 3/236 in response to East Torrens’ 196 after a late start to the day’s play following morning rain. Matthew Nobes was unbeaten on 109 but Ben Pengelley fell two runs short of his century.
Kelvin Smith’s fifth First Grade century of the season steered West Torrens past Port Adelaide’s 169 to 7/261, with Port then reaching 3/128 in its second hit. Smith now has 856 runs from eight innings in this competition.
Kensington seems secure at the top of the table after Cameron Fatchen (5/30 from 18 overs) helped the Browns dismiss second-placed Tea Tree Gully for 128 in reply to 7/306. Matt Weaver made an unbeaten 42.
Fourth-placed Sturt (7/329) had too many runs on the board for Prospect, dismissed for 184. Ben Turley top scored with 68 and Max Parker took the first four wickets and finished with 4/34 from 12.2 overs.
Ladder: Kensington 185, Tea Tree Gully 150, Glenelg 140, Sturt 130, Adelaide 125, Adelaide University 120, West Torrens 90, East Torrens 85, Port Adelaide 80, Woodville 70, Northern Districts 45, Prospect 40, Southern District 30.
Best with bat …
152 n.o.: Matthew Stiddard (Woodville)
142: Conor McInerney (Woodville)
112: Kelvin Smith (West Torrens)
109 n.o.: Matthew Nobes (Adelaide)
98: Ben Pengelley (Adelaide)
Best with ball …
5/30: Cameron Fatchen (Kensington)
4/34: Max Parker (Sturt)