Port Elliot claim South Lakes Shield: A Grade cricket match reports, Saturday February 20, 2021

South Lakes Shield: Port Elliot captain Brodie Whitbourne accepts the inaugural South Lakes Shield from Goolwa Captain Josh Jones. Photo: Supplied.

South Lakes Shield: Port Elliot captain Brodie Whitbourne accepts the inaugural South Lakes Shield from Goolwa Captain Josh Jones. Photo: Supplied.


Port Elliot claimed the inaugural South Lakes Shield, restricting Goolwa to 179 runs in their pursuit of 221, set by Port Elliot last weekend.

The first session of day two saw runs hard to come by for the Goolwa batsmen, with both Martin and Colby Whitbourne restricting the top order with tight bowling.

This was backed up by Liam Harris and Donaldson who continued to bowl tight lines and restrict the scoring.

Openers Jones and Giddings game and went cheaply, before Leray and Nissen established a strong partnership in the second session.

Port Elliot dropped two chances to give the pair a lifeline and Goolwa went into the main break at 2-85.

Shortly after the break, Leray made his 50 before he was immediately gone LBW to Donaldson.

Nissen fell soon after for 20, leaving Evans and Consalvo at the crease.

The pair looked to consolidate and batted well leading into the final session, with Goolwa 88 runs behind.

Consalvo went on the attack, but tight bowling from both ends made runs had to come by.

Wickets began to fall and Evans (20) and Rigney (6) were sent back to the sheds, before Consalvo was caught for 26.

Martin did most of the damage for Port Elliot and Goolwa were ultimately all out for 179.

Martin finished with figures of 5 for 29, well supported by Harris with 4 for 62.

Noarlunga demolishes McLaren Districts

Noarlunga's big day one total of 271 proved far too much for McLaren Districts, who failed to really get going on Saturday.

McLaren's openers initially looked set, warding off Norlunga's pace attack, until Wilcox fell to Ray with the score at 32 in the 14th over.

A bowling change increased Noarlunga's fortunes when senior colt Harry Jackson picked up two wickets in two overs, while Ray continued from the other end taking two wickets himself, leaving McLaren reeling at 5/35.

Petrucci and captain Nairn were able to steady the ship for McLaren, but struggled to up the run rate against some tight bowling.

Ray struck once more, picking up Petrucci for a hard fought 25 and leaving McLaren 6/68 at the 25th over.

With the score at 102 off 40 overs, Lamz took two wickets in two balls, including Nairn for 26 before the tail was cleaned up in good order to have McLaren all out for 120.

Ray came on for a second spell and picked up his fifth wicket, ending the innings with figures of 5 for 33 off 16.3 overs.

Willunga makes quick work of Bays

Willunga started day two of their clash with Encounter Bay in an enviable position at 0/10 chasing 90.

Encounter Bay had to make the most of any and all chances.

P Roberts and Docking returned to the crease for the home side and Bailey was given the ball for the first over of the day.

Walters created that first chance with his first ball of the day which found Docking's outside edge, only to be put down at second slip.

Willunga's openers then pounced, taking 17 runs off Walter's next two overs and they were away.

Willunga passed 50 in the 10th over and Roberts was all class at the crease.

Walters eventually got the breakthrough in the 14th over, removing Docking (30) who top edged a short ball which was caught behind by Parry.

Allard joined Roberts at the crease with Willunga 1/68 and played the support role. Roberts upped the run rate and smacked a number of boundaries to wrap the game up quickly.

Willunga finished victors in the 23rd over on 1/93, Roberts with 41 not out.