GILBERT Valley produced a sensational

The Tigers locked away 249 runs on day one, setting the Bulls a difficult task.

Things looked bleak early for Gilbert Valley after Ashley McInerney was bowled for a duck by Ben Ward.

However, Ben Molineux (64) and Kym Vandeleur (60) hit form with the bat, combining for a 123-run partnership, before both were dismissed by Michael Burden.

At 4/149, Matt Norman (59) and James Vandeleur (34) stepped up for the Bulls, as they surpassed Central’s tally to finish 8/287.

Burden ended up taking 3/25 for the Tigers.

Water Hens triumph

Freeling and South Gawler were forced into one-day action after the Freeling pitch was deemed unplayable on day one, with the hosts winning by three wickets.

South batted first, and Clayton Cameron and Chris Graser formed an opening partnership of 71.

Graser was eventually caught off Ben Parish, while Ian McMillan claimed the wicket of Cameron.

Lions skipper Jacob Ahern then stepped up to add to South’s run tally before he was bowled by Parish.

Ahern was Parish’s first victim in a stunning hat-trick – the next to follow were Jarrod Kroon and Lachlan Hewett.

South completed its 40 overs at 7/164, with Parish taking 4/42.

The Water Hens lost Nathan East (three) and Parish (eight) early in their chase, however, Sam Carmichael (55) and Raed Hannun (50) steadied the ship.

Rob Montgomery made 28 as Freeling surpassed South’s total to finish on 7/172.

Jordan Dare was the Lions’ best with the ball, taking 2/29.

Bain stars for Blues

Angaston made Kapunda’s 164-run total look like nothing as it breezed past the Bombers with all 10 wickets intact.

Blues openers Shaun Woodards and Greg Bain put on 211 runs in a brilliant batting display.

Woodards eventually fell for 69, but Bain continued on to make 163.

Angaston continued to put runs on the board through an unbeaten 61 from Brett Woodards, ending the day 6/381.

Angaston skipper Greg Bain was pretty happy with his, and the team’s, input.

“It was a good batting wicket, I thought we bowled well last week to restrict them, and we started well, which helped,” he said.

“I was coming off a duck the week before, (and had) a few nerves early.

“They didn’t probably bowl as well as they normally do; I thought we waited for the bad ball and got a little bit of luck as well.”

Cockies win again

Sandy Creek continued its stellar start to the season after defeating Mallala by 97 runs.

The Magpies resumed at 2/46, chasing 197 for victory, but fell to pieces quickly, making just 99.

Cockatoo Jamie Diener was, again, lethal, taking 4/37, while Lee Hill took 4/15.

Sandy Creek batted again and finished the day 3/119.

Andrew Kokot top-scored with 45.

Jack Hudson

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Growing up in Gawler, Jack has taken on a variety of journalistic roles while still studying for his Bachelor of Journalism and Creative Writing degree. He began his career at The Bunyip as a weekend football writer, before taking on roles with The Footy Budget and The Cricket Chronicle and then earning his first part-time gig at the Barossa Herald. Now returning to The Bunyip, Jack also has a keen interest in footy and soccer, as well as a passion for gaming and reading.

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