Great Southern cricket had winners in Goolwa, Port Elliot and Willunga on the weekend

A ROCK: Port Elliot opening batsman Darryl Mason laid the solid foundation for victory with 13 runs on Saturday.
A ROCK: Port Elliot opening batsman Darryl Mason laid the solid foundation for victory with 13 runs on Saturday.

Round 2 had an absolute cliffhanger in the A grade between Willunga and Noarlunga that went down to the final ball of the innings, with Noarlunga needing 5 to win, Colo on strike.

Unfortunately for his side he was bowled after advancing down the wicket, leaving Willunga's unbeaten streak intact.

Earlier Willunga posted 7/160, thanks to Harding's 82 at the top for his side.

Both of the other two games were far more one sided.

At Goolwa, McLaren Districts we're bowled out for 82 and Goolwa did it with ease thanks to 46 not out from Jones.

Goolwa remain on top of the ladder after round two. On the turf Pt Elliot made light work of Encounter Bay setting the home side 141. The Bays never got going and after their 40 overs finished 7/105.

We saw our first ton of the season in the B grade game between Yankalilla and Mt Compass.

Doug Jones guided his side to victory with an unbeaten 101, lifting his side to the top of the B grade ladder.

This week's games is a return to two day cricket in the A and B grades. The first game sees Encounter Bay travelling down the hill to Willunga.

Willunga will take a lot of confidence from last week's win and will be boosted by the return of premiership players Docking, Goldner, S. McIvor and Allard.

Likewise Encounter Bay will be hoping their senior players in Lintern and Hoffmann will be fit to play, otherwise it might be a hard slog for their younger brigade against the reigning premiers.

McLaren Districts will host Pt Elliot and will be looking to bounce back after their disappointing result last week.

The Harris brothers will be the key wickets for the Crushers as both sides have a mix of youth and experience. Whichever side takes their chances might just be the difference.

The final match between Goolwa and Noarlunga will be the match of the round.

Both sides in form and Noarlunga will be looking to bounce back and with Bullard and Scarff looking dangerous, Crees, Jones and Evans will need to be at their best.

Likewise if Goolwa can get the two big wickets without much damage, that will go along way to setting up the game for the Magpies.


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