Hoffman scores a classy 126 to bring Bays home, while Noarlunga bat McLaren out of the game

Line and length: Donaldson was Port Elliot's strike bowler last weekend, taking the scalps of 3 of Willunga's best bats.
Line and length: Donaldson was Port Elliot's strike bowler last weekend, taking the scalps of 3 of Willunga's best bats.

Encounter Bay made light work of Mount Compass thanks mainly due to a classy ton by Sam Hoffman, who is now averaging over 50 for the season.

Compass won the toss and elected to bowl which proved costly.

Rice was on top early, but the Bays lost Hutchesson cheaply, bringing Hoffmann to the crease. He was particularly harsh on the Bulls bowlers and as the score raced towards 50, Rice was bowled by Usher.

Grenfell joined Hoffmann and the pair began to compile a match winning total, with a mix of power hitting and patience.

The Bays passed 100 at drinks and the scoring increased after the break, with Hoffmann punishing the ball to all parts.

The introduction of Garrard into the attack saw the breakthrough with Grenfell bowled for a solid 45.

Lintern joined Hoffmann who continued to dispatch deliveries as he brought up a well made century, much to the delight of the large home crowd.

The two left handers spent the last eight overs adding to the total, with Hoffmann falling with just one ball remaining, for a superb 126. The Bays finished on 4/257 off 40 overs.

Needing a fast start, the Bulls were in trouble early when Butler and Boyce combined for three early wickets.

Bryce Garrard and Dalitz weathered the storm and took to Burns upon his introduction into the attack. Burns would have the last laugh however, taking the wicket of Dalitz, who was quickly followed by Barrett.

Following drinks, the visitors collapsed when Pacitti took three wickets in the first over after the break. The Bulls bottom six fell for a paltry six runs between them, for a total of 87.

Pacitti and Burns were the pick of the bowlers, taking 3/4 and 3/37 respectively.

Noarlunga defeat McLaren 

McLaren won the toss and elected to bat, and struggled along to 8/116 off 40 overs thanks to tight bowling from the home side.

Howie and Natale top scored with 23 apiece with J Scarff and Lamz each taking three wickets.

Noarlunga started solidly, hitting the required run rate, but after a Wilson breakthrough, Smith dominated, taking a 4/38.

The Scarff brothers stood tall however, knocking the ball around to reach the target with two overs to spare; D Scarff 50 N.O.