Mallala searches for victory

MALLALA is on its way to hunting down the 187-run total set by Eudunda- Robertstown (ERCC) on day one of Barossa & Light A1 reserves cricket on Saturday.

After being sent into bat, ERCC quickly set about building a formidable total, fronted by William Loffler (73).

Jake Charnstrom (5/54) was best with the ball for the Pies, but his side will resume day two at 1/21 and needing a big effort to chase down the required runs.

Meanwhile, Tanunda is on its way to victory against Nuriootpa.

The Pies sent the Tigers into bat, which proved beneficial as Luke Steinborner (33) was one of just two batsmen to surpass 15
runs.

Dylan Abinett (4/20) tore through the order to restrict Nuri to just 5/92, giving Tanunda a real chance at victory.

Lastly, Greenock finished at 3/118 by the end of day one against Light Pass.

It was the Loffler show as Brett (42 not out) and Greg (38 not out) carried the Schlungers to 3/118 before play was halted.

In A2, Nuriootpa will defend a huge total against Sandy Creek.

Nuri charged to 9/250, thanks to a 98-run knock from Zac Fuss, with strong support also coming from Jack Mader (43) and Jake
Heinze (32).

The Cockies have yet to begin their chase.

Meanwhile, Gawler Central remains right in the match as it looks to chase down a rain interrupted Donnybooks’ total.

Willaston made 4/105 before play was halted, led by Jason Power (45).

Mark Hermann (3/19) was best with the ball for the Tigers.

South Gawler is on its way to a strong total against Truro.

The Lions charged to 3/177 after 43 overs, fronted by Danny Kaye’s unbeaten 46.

In the final A2 match, Angaston has set a big task for its rival, Tanunda.

The Blues charged to 197 runs, led by an unbeaten half-century from Dylan Schmidt.

Olly Lawson (5/43) was best for Tanunda, keeping his side in the match.

In A3, Hamley Bridge set Gilbert Valley a big chase in one of the division’s only matches not to be washed out.

The Bombers posted a big 229 runs, led by a strong 60-run knock from David Ireland, while Scott Christie (55) was also solid in support.

The Bulls will resume at 0/24 on day two.

In A4, captain Brad Hunt’s sensational century led Gawler Central to a 60-run win over Sandy Creek.

The Tigers blasted 8/206, while the Cockies managed just 146 in reply.

Finally, in A5, Lyndoch thumped Light Pass by eight wickets, led by an unbeaten 61-run knock from Nigel Rattley.

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Steph Konatar was an intern at The Bunyip during her Bachelor of Journalism degree. After completing her course, Steph moved to Dubbo, NSW, for her first industry job at The Daily Liberal, before moving to Queanbeyan, NSW to pursue her dream of sports journalism. Steph moved back to Adelaide in late 2015 and soon started work at The Bunyip. She plays Aussie rules for West Adelaide and loves basketball and the NBA.

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