Great Southern cricket has only junior grades playing during the Adelaide Oval Test match

OFF DRIVE: Port Elliot/Goolwa under 16 cricketer Jye Bottroff shows the bowler the full face of his bat on Saturday in junior cricket. Photo: Ryan Finlay.
OFF DRIVE: Port Elliot/Goolwa under 16 cricketer Jye Bottroff shows the bowler the full face of his bat on Saturday in junior cricket. Photo: Ryan Finlay.

Great Southern senior cricketers took the weekend off and it's on good authority were well represented at Adelaide Oval, particularly the Country Cricketers' Bar during the Test match at Adelaide Oval!

So let's take a focused look at the Senior Colts and Junior Colts this week as they began their fourth round of two day matches.

Yankalilla won the toss and batted first against Seaford Rise/Aldinga, seeing out their 40 overs to make 7/140. Kohen Major backed up from top scoring in last week's nail biting win over Port Elliot to once again lead the way with 35, with support from Jacob Parsons (29) and Jackson Gillespie (22 not out).

The wickets were shared around, with Joshua De Roode opening the bowling to take 2/16, and Llewelyn Wisman taking 2/10 in a tight spell deep into the innings.

Port Elliot/Goolwa also batted first and their full allotment of overs to make 6/169 on their first day against Encounter Bay. Jye Bottroff, who like Kohen Major is their team's captain, hit a second half century, an even 50.

Corey Willshire made 28, with the Bloods' top six batsman all reaching double figures. Riely Williams was a clear stand out for the bowlers, taking 4/33, with Oscar Collins (1/24) the only other wicket-taker.

Meanwhile the rain played havoc at Old Noarlunga, which will restrict both Noarlunga teams to a one day match this Saturday.

The rain played havoc at Old Noarlunga, which will restrict both Noarlunga teams to a one day match this Saturday

12th Man

To the Junior Colts, where the top three Mount Compass batsmen contributed over half of their 4/253. This was lead by RiIlee Endersby (78), who found help at the other end from Ethan Anderson (46) and Bailey Baldock (41). The declaration gave the Bulls eight overs to bowl at Aldinga, where they managed to claim a wicket to be well ahead for this Saturday.

Elsewhere, both Noarlunga teams along with McLaren Districts and Willunga will play a one day match this Saturday after not being able to get underway on day one, while Encounter Bay were bowled out for 141 by Port Elliot which sets up a fantastic second day's play.

The key wicket of Finn Magor fell early, but with both Garretts making 27 and Logan Golding making 26, a certainly defendable score was made. After both opening bowlers claimed a wicket each, Hunter Walton (2/15) bowled a tidy four over spell.

Comments