Nuriootpa closes in on top spot

NURIOOTPA is well-positioned to strip opponent Eudunda-Robertstown of top spot on the Barossa & Light A1 reserves cricket ladder after a solid performance with the willow on Saturday.
The Tigers won the toss and elected to bat, piling on the runs to be all out for 199.
Rhys Lacey top-scored with an unbeaten 49.
In reply, Eudunda-Robertstown’s Daniel Grosser and Jack Mosey were dismissed by Daniel Doecke before the end of play, leaving the side 2/10 at stumps.
Meanwhile, Tanunda looks likely to hunt down Greenock’s 135 on day two this Saturday.
The Magpies won the toss and sent their opponents in to bat, and proceeded to wreak havoc with the ball.
Greg Loffler top-scored for the Schlungers with 26, while Trent Goers took 4/46 for the Pies.
Mallala chipped away before stumps to reach 1/56, with Jon Justin remaining unbeaten on 26.
Lyndoch’s miserable season looks set to continue after it was bowled out for just 120 against Light Pass.
Eight of the Dockers’ batsmen were dismissed for less than 10 runs.
Lighties batsmen Wade Gripton (16 not out) and Sean Schrapel (28 not out) will resume their chase at 0/51 this Saturday.
In A2, Willaston has started its 147-run chase against Freeling.
The Water Hens were restricted by the bowling of Trent Payne, who took 5/32 from his 16 overs, including eight maidens.
However, Payne, who then opened the batting for the Donnybrooks, was bowled out for just eight.
His side is currently 1/26 overnight.
South Gawler will need to bat well if it is to overcome Gawler Central.
Adam Byster (44) and Chris Bilney (42) were the standouts as the Tigers posted a formidable 188 runs batting first.
The Lions will resume play with Jon Connelly and Brayden Fitzpatrick at the crease.
In A3, South Gawler will need an inspired effort from its bowlers on day two against Angaston.
The Lions batted first, and only made 143.
An unbeaten half-century from Beau Byster then helped the Blues reach 0/71 at stumps, putting them in a seemingly unloseable position.
Gawler Central will be hoping to continue batting well against Sandy Creek this Saturday.
The Cockatoos batted first and were bowled out for 183, with Joe Cufone taking 3/8 for Central.
Cufone and Cameron Tagg then got the Tigers to 0/25 in reply before stumps.
In A4, Mallala defeated Gawler Central by 72 runs.
An unbeaten 74 from Adam Fischer and 58 from opener Nathan Griffiths helped the Magpies make 7/183.
The Tigers were unable to find their rhythm with the bat, and were bowled out for 111.
In A4, Willaston overcame Kapunda by six wickets.
The Donnybrooks won the toss and put the Bombers in to bat, bowling them out for 130.
Matt Brooks took 4/7, before making 42 with the bat in a man-of-the-match performance.

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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