Goolwa has lost its place in the four with the loss to Encounter Bay

THROUGH GULLY: Encounter Bay young star Dillon Burns looks anxiously as he plays this ball. PHOTO: Jesse Ehlers.
THROUGH GULLY: Encounter Bay young star Dillon Burns looks anxiously as he plays this ball. PHOTO: Jesse Ehlers.

Cricket returned after Christmas with two one-day games in A and B Grade. The A Grade saw two low-scoring wins to Willunga and Encounter Bay respectively, both defending totals just over 100. Meanwhile Port Elliot also took the points in posting 8/187 which was defended with relative ease.

All five B Grade matches saw wins to the side chasing, a highlight being the ease that Myponga chased down the highest total across the grade of 179 set by Seaford Rise.

Most other chases were also relatively comfortable, however McLaren Districts pushed Port Elliot hard to chase their 7/127, but ultimately the Bloods persevered to escape home by two wickets.

A thriller between Aldinga and Yankalilla led the C1 matches, where Chris Clark's 121 in the chase wasn't quite enough as the Tigers fell just three runs short. Victor Harbor and Goolwa defended their totals with ease over Port Elliot and Noarlunga respectively and Willunga Red chased down the 9/139 set by Mount Compass.

Nineteen out of the 20 wickets fell at WIllunga High School in the C2s as Seaford Rise chased down WIllunga's target of 83 with just one wicket in hand. Rapid Bay came through with the points by two wickets against Goolwa.

Aldinga chased down the target of 97 set by Victor Harbor and Port Elliot kept Encounter Bay to half of its own score of 145, with that score being all that was required by Mount Compass who chased down the target set by McLaren Districts off the last ball of the match in a game that went the full 35 overs.

In the Senior Colts, all teams batting first hit just over a 100. A half-century dominated both the Port Elliot (Finn Hayden with 63 out of 107) and Noarlunga (Travis Bronstein's 56 out of 114) innings, while not only was there multiple contributors to Mount Compass' 148, they also have Yankalilla 2/7 when play resumes.

Port Elliot's Junior Colts hit 136 batting first, while Noarlunga are 0/25 in pursuit of Encounter Bay's 104.

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