A tie and club firsts were the highlights of the latest round in Great Southern cricket

SEAM UP: Travis Bronstein took 1/23 for Noarlunga A grade on Saturday in the game against Goolwa. PHOTO: Jesse Ehlers.
SEAM UP: Travis Bronstein took 1/23 for Noarlunga A grade on Saturday in the game against Goolwa. PHOTO: Jesse Ehlers.

Round three saw the resumption of two-day cricket for our A and B grades with mixed fortunes for those sides batting first.

Willunga's Joel Docking led the way for the Demons, peeling off his maiden century, to help put his side in a commanding position after day 1.

Willunga finished their 70 overs 4/228, Docking's 105 the best we've seen in the A grade this season.

Encounter Bay will need Bailey to lead from the front with the experienced Lintern and Rice key wickets for Willunga, as their bowlers look to get to work this week.

The reigning premiers are looking a powerful unit after only three rounds this season.

Goolwa and Noarlunga are set in a tight tussle with Noarlunga finishing the day on top.

Winning the toss and sending Goolwa in, Noarlunga got off to the perfect start Ray removing Le Ray in the first over.

Momentum ebbed and flowed throughout the day, but thanks to some lower order heroics from Rigney and Crees, Goolwa posted a competitive 133 after being 8/79.

Noarlunga finished the day 0/8 and with the form of Bullard and Scarff, Goolwa will need Crees, Jones and Lawrence firing if they're to keep their undefeated start to the season intact.

Port Elliot are on top in their game after bowling McLaren Districts out for 101.

The Crushers were able to take one wicket before the end of the day's play and will be hoping for early wickets if they are any chance of defending their total.

Gordge will be hard to dislodge at the top and Pt Elliot captain Joel Harris will hope to build on last match and help cement the Bloods into the top 4.

We also had our first tie in the C1 match between Myponga and Willunga.

Willunga required 8 off the final over and scores were all tied come the final ball.

Myponga brought the field in, Ackerman on strike for Willunga.

With only 1 run required, Ackerman liked his chances, but unfortunately hit the ball straight to mid-on, who threw the ball back to the bowler, Ackerman run out three quarters down the pitch and with that, the match ending in a tie.

Both sides finished their 35 overs 8/149. What a thriller and what tension.

We had another first in the C2 match between Mt Compass and Goolwa with both Mt Compass openers blasting unbeaten centuries. It was a run feast for the two prolific bats, as the ball went all over the park.

Will Dalitz continued his fine start to the season hitting 111, however Perrin Hicks was the star for the Bulls smashing 139 off 110 and the pair combining for an unbeaten opening stand of 274, the largest in the club's history.

Bulls' opening stand of 274, the largest in the club's history

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