Lyndoch scores first victory

LYNDOCH scored its first win of the 2017/18 Barossa & Light A1-reserves cricket season on Saturday, after defeating Light Pass by 29 runs.

Light Pass had to chase down 225 for victory, and started well through Wade Gripton (48).

Steven Hill was another handy contributor, with 34, but the middle order let the side down.

Matt Mattner made 28, but Light Pass was bowled out for 196.

Matt Robinson starred for the Dockers, taking 4/34 – to go with his first innings knock of 97 – along with three catches.

Meanwhile, Greenock succumbed to Tanunda by 53 runs.

After resuming at 3/30, chasing 238 for victory, Greenock lasted 70 overs to make 184.

Ryan Reincke top scored with 25 runs, while Sam Colquhoun took 4/51 for the Magpies.

Eudunda-Robertstown breezed past Nuriootpa’s 145-run total to take a six-wicket victory away from home.

The visitors resumed from their overnight score of 4/130 and surpassed the tally early, before they were bowled out for 200.

Jon Gerhardy was superb with the ball for Nuri, taking 4/14.

In A2, South Gawler continued its good start to the season with an outright win over Freeling.

The Water Hens were bowled out for 119 in their second innings, which left the Lions to chase down 91 from 19 overs for second innings points.

Dael Redmond (40) and Shane O’Donoghue (36) stepped up as South reached the total in 16.1 overs.

Willaston successfully defended its 173-run total against Gawler Central to win by 31 runs.

The Tigers resumed at 5/71 and fell short, after resuming, despite the gallant efforts of Kym Vivian (24) and Ben Pfitzner (39).

Matt Cotton finished the game with 6/37 for the Donnybrooks.

In A3, Peter Dehaan-led Sandy Creek to victory over South Gawler.

The Cockatoos hunted down South’s 220, largely thanks to Dehaan’s 63.

Tony Impett took 5/72 for the Lions.

Tanunda took out a first innings win, by eight wickets, over Gawler Central.

After bowling the Tigers out for just 87, Matt Fechner (48) and Dylan Goers (52) dominated with the bat as the Magpies declared at 6/153.

However, Central avoided outright defeat with a steady second innings, finishing on 6/123.

In A4, Gawler Central thumped Lyndoch by 121 runs.

Sam McMillan and Mark Hermann put on a 108-run partnership to round out the Tigers’ innings, as they completed their 40 overs at 3/165.

Central then ripped through the Lyndoch batting order for just 44.

In A5, Willaston took out a five-wicket victory over Truro.

Truro reached a mere 9/102 from its 40 overs, before the Donnybrooks went to work.

Josh Schmidt top scored for Willaston with an unbeaten 39.

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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