Willunga defeats Port Elliot and Yankalilla finishes the cricket season on a high

EXPERIENCED: Encounter Bay allrounder Cameron Lintern will be a key player this finals series with either the bat or the ball.
EXPERIENCED: Encounter Bay allrounder Cameron Lintern will be a key player this finals series with either the bat or the ball.

Willunga defeated Port Elliot

Willunga won the toss and elected to bat in the last regular season game of the year for both Port Elliot and Willunga.

Willunga openers Docking and Harding got off to a slow, but steady start, holding a high price on their wickets.

Harding continuing his great season with yet another half century found the boundary on regular intervals.

The first wicket fell shortly after the drinks break as Docking lofted a drive straight to the point fieldsman, gone for 23 off the bowling of Maier.

Harding was joined by Paul Roberts, who looked to up the tempo as he showed a positive intent to score runs quickly.

With one down in the field the Port Elliot side fought on courageously as they would continue to take wickets and stem the flow of runs.

The Willunga innings would come to a close at 5/157, P.Roberts unbeaten on 36 and McPhail 6, at the end of the 40 allotted overs.

It was now Port Elliot's turn to chase down the runs and cause an upset over the reigning premiers.

Skipper Nigel Mack went on the attack for the Bloods in an attempt to chase down the total, as he found the boundary several times.

Unfortunately for the Bloods they were once again one batsman down, which made the chase even harder.

The run chase wasn't able to gather much momentum as tight bowling and quality fielding didn't allow it.

Willunga wrapped up the day's play as Minot took the last wicket, bowling out the Bloods for 73.

The evergreen Minot was once again best with the ball as he collected another five wickets and Simon Roberts claimed three of his own.

Willunga finish the season on top of the ladder and they will take on Goolwa next weekend at Port Elliot for a chance to progress to their second straight grand final.

Yankalilla defeated McLaren Districts

Yankalilla finished the season on a high defeating McLaren Districts.

The Tigers scored 9/140 after 40 overs, but were in early trouble at 2/6.

A 72 run stand by Jones (48) and Fisher (27) stabilised the innings and Whittlesea batted intelligently at the end making 32 runs, which pushed the score to the competitive total of 140.

Britt 3/41 and McCurrach 2/20 the pick of the McLaren bowlers.

Chasing 141 for victory, McLaren could not get started falling to 8/42. The top order wilted against the pace of Tyllis.

Beard (44 not out) and A Goodieson (24) showed resistance and moved the score to a respectable total, but it was not enough, as McLaren were all out for 115.

Tyllis bowled well for the Tigers taking 5/28.

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