Dockers no match for Nuri

LYNDOCH was no match for Nuriootpa in Barossa & Light A1 reserves cricket on Saturday, losing by six wickets.

The Dockers won the toss and elected to bat, but were unable to put any real  pressure on the Nuriootpa bowlers.

The usually reliable Matt Robinson was caught off Will Linke for just 15, as his side was bowled out for 137.

From there, Nuri went crazy with the bat.

Jordan Roesler smashed 91 runs off 64 balls, including 14 boundaries, to guide the Tigers to 6/227.

Meanwhile, Light Pass pushed into the top four after defeating Greenock by 23 runs.

Opener Wade Gripton and number three Sean Schrapel combined for an 81-run partnership to kick-start the day.

Danny Kaye top-scored with 43 as Lighties finished their innings 9/183.

Despite the efforts of Brett Loffler (67), Greenock could only manage 8/160 in reply.

Lastly, Tanunda was unable to challenge table-topping Eudunda-Robertstown, succumbing by five wickets.

Sam Colquhoun (65) was in great form for the Magpies, but it was the lower order that let his side down as it ended the afternoon 8/148.

An unbeaten 42 from Will Loffler helped carry Eudunda- Robertstown over the line.

In A2, Gawler Central smashed its way to an 80-run win over rival South Gawler.

Kym Vivian and Michael Davis carried the Tigers early with a 106-run partnership, but it was the work of Dhruv Sharma and Liam Retallack that set up the afternoon.

Sharma and Retallack added 135 runs between them as Central made 8/291.

The Lions fought hard but couldn’t get close enough, and were bowled out for 211.

Meanwhile, Willaston earned a six-wicket victory over Freeling.

The Donnybrooks bowled first and rolled the Water Hens for just 106.

Willaston then took just 23 overs to surpass the total four wickets down.

In A3, Greenock scored a six-wicket win over South Gawler.

The Lions elected to bat first, but quickly slumped to 5/16.

Justin Waters (26) and Brayden Fitzpatrick (29) helped push the Lions’ total to 7/96.

Dylan Birchard took 4/17 for Greenock.

Schlungers’ Rhys Jenke (65) made short work of the total to guide his side to victory.

Likewise, Gawler Central suffered an equally heartbreaking 11-run loss to Hamley Bridge.

The Bombers won the toss and elected to bat, but were skittled for 96.

Antonio Cufone tore the Bombers to pieces with the ball, taking 4/2 from just 17 balls.

However, the Tigers weren’t able to replicate their bowling form and capitulated for just 85.

In A4, Greenock toppled Lyndoch by three wickets.

An unbeaten 54 from Darren Rosenzweig got the Schlungers over the line.

In A5, Willaston was triumphant over Light Pass by 98 runs.

Opener Matt Brooks blasted 55 runs as the Donnybrooks made 5/199.

The bowling efforts of Luke Greenshields (4/18) then guaranteed a Lighties defeat.

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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