Goolwa scores heavily against Encounter Bay in cricket

EMERGING STAR: Hayden Gordge had his A grade teammates running for the record books on Saturday as he joined Ryan Pooley in a 178 run stand against Mount Compass.
EMERGING STAR: Hayden Gordge had his A grade teammates running for the record books on Saturday as he joined Ryan Pooley in a 178 run stand against Mount Compass.

Round 4 had Goolwa take on Encounter Bay at Goolwa oval.

With Goolwa winning the toss, they elected to bat first. Hynes and Magor both took the new ball bowling very tight and giving the batsmen nothing to work with.

At the first drinks break Goolwa had not lost a wicket, but weren't able to put the runs on the board.

When Adam Moller came on to bowl he quickly picked up the wicket of Jesse Leray lbw for 16.

Josh Jones came in next and joined Ward.

The pair looked solid bringing the total to 74 before Ward was caught on the boundary for a very solid 35.

In the same over Jones edged one back to the bowler and a sharp catch from Moller saw the home side fall to 3/74.

The inform Andy Evans joined skipper Victor Robertson at the crease and the pair as they do, scored freely until Magor trapped Robertson lbw for 24 and Goolwa 4/125.

Wickets started to tumble around Evans, whilst he found the ropes on many occasions.

Ashton-Place was one batsman to offer support with 17 runs.

Goolwa finished the day 9/203 with Evans making a well played 67 not out and Moller taking 5/50.

Hynes bowled tight, giving nothing away in his 18 overs and taking 3/29.

Evans was the only batsman to get hold of the Encounter bay attack and due to his class he pushed the Goolwa score to a more than respectable 203 runs. 

It will be a tough chase for the undefeated Encounter Bay unit, but with the depth in their batting it will be day where the end result could ebb and flow.

Early wickets will be the key for Goolwa on day two to maintain the pressure on the talent laden Encounter Bay batting side.

The match is interestingly poised for day two.

Yankalilla have tough chase

The round 4 clash between McLaren Districts and Yankalilla started with the McLaren skipper winning the toss and without hesitation electing to have a hit.

As it turns out, that was Petrucci's only contribution for the day.

The Yankalilla boys got off to a good start with the new ball with some tight bowling by Hogben and Tyllis and the removal of Kennedy for 7, the skipper Petrucci for a duck and Hodges for 3.

At three for not much, Yankalilla were right on top.

That left Curtis and middle order batsman Altus with some recovery work for McLaren Districts and recovery work they did.

Curtis finished on 73 and Altus on 46 to give the team the platform to hit a large score.

Two lower order cameos in Nairn (44) and Worrall (22 not out) helped Districts reach a strong total of 241 and a rare event of batting out the 70 overs.

Pick of the bowlers for Yankalilla was Tyllis, finishing with the very tidy figures of 4/21 off 18 overs. 

Tyllis was the standout, but there was support from Jones 2/69, Hogben 1/29, Kerin 1/78 and Bond 1/32.

The Yankalilla batting line up will face a tough test to overhaul the score of 241 runs on day two and will need to knuckle down and bat the full 70 overs.


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