FREELING has put itself in a commanding position ahead of day two of its Barossa & Light A1 cricket clash with Gawler Central this Saturday.
The Water Hens put on a clinic with the bat, which started with openers Sam Carmichael (66) and Ben Heinrich (22) combining for an opening partnership of 69.
Ben Parish (67) and Ian McMillan (89) dominated proceedings thereafter, adding 96 runs to the total between them.
By the time McMillan’s wicket fell, Freeling was 5/202.
Rob Montgomery got stuck in as well, finishing the afternoon with an unbeaten 91 as the Water Hens ended the day 6/331.
Josh Lourens took 4/38 as the Tigers’ best bowler.
Lions fire up
South Gawler looks set to return to the winners’ list after a solid first day against Gilbert Valley.
The Lions’ opening duo, Chris Graser (37) and Tyson Panagiotou (13), added 51 runs, but that wasn’t the biggest highlight of the day for their side.
In a week where his brother, Travis, made all the headlines, Ryan Head top-scored for South with 41.
Tail-enders Matt Knight (21), Jordan Dare (19) and Darcy Judd-Smith (23 not out) also contributed as the Lions reached 224.
Tom Connell (3/43) did the most damage for the Bulls with the ball.
Blues on shaky ground
Angaston is staring down the barrel of its first defeat of the A1 season after a poor batting display.
It looked like another day at the office for the Blues as Greg Bain (57) and Shaun Woodards (eight) added 56 runs for the first wicket.
However, Scott Rathjen, Liam Peel, Jayden Antonie, Ben Burgess and Jack Henke all fell for a combined 12 runs, which left their side in all sorts of trouble.
Brett Woodards and Aaron Kurtz put on a 39-run ninth-wicket partnership to add some respectability to the total, before the team was rolled for 136.
Cockatoo Stephen Hands was lethal with the ball, taking 3/8.
Sandy Creek looked in cruise control early in its chase as Jamie Diener (28) and Andrew Kokot (61) got on a roll, however a quick flurry of wickets saw the Cockies finish the day 6/131.
Bombers bounce back
Kapunda has returned to form on day one against Mallala, thanks to a thumping innings from the Ryan boys.
A 92-run partnership from Joey Brown (25) and Mark Johnson (86) got the Bombers flying after Troy Sires was bowled for six early in proceedings.
However, it was Matt (69 not out) and Sam (58) Ryan who did the damage, with an 86-run partnership.
Kapunda finished its 75 overs at 7/289, leaving the Magpies a big mountain to climb.