Nuriootpa retains top spot

NURIOOTPA has retained its spot atop the Barossa & Light A1 reserves cricket ladder after thrashing Light Pass by 140 runs on Saturday.
Lighties had a battle on their hands from the outset, needing to score 190 runs for victory, and the loss of early wickets quickly crippled their chase.
Brian Norman top scored with 14 runs as the side was bowled out for just 49.
However, a much-improved second innings from Light Pass (4/104) saw it avoid outright defeat easily.
Elsewhere in the A1 reserves, Lyndoch defeated Tanunda after day two was called off due to rain.
Lyndoch had eased passed Tanunda’s tally of 57 on day one to secure the victory.
Meanwhile, the clash between Greenock and Eudunda-Robertstown was deemed a draw after rain prevented play on day two.
In A2, Freeling defeated Truro, but all other games were drawn.
In A3, South Gawler defeated Angaston by five wickets.
The Lions had to chase down the Blues’ total of 154, and did so largely off the bat of Luke McCracken (74 retired).
Tony Impett was another solid contributor for the Lions with 36 runs.
Wayne Akkerman was the best with the ball for the Blues, taking 3/21 from five overs.
Meanwhile, Gawler Central earned its first win by defeating Light Pass by 41 runs.
Light Pass resumed from its overnight score of 0/5 to try and hunt the Tigers’ 150.
However, only Tim Gladigau (36) and Byron Hoffmann (30 not out) managed double figures as their side was skittled for 109.
In A4, Tanunda rallied to a 10-wicket victory over Lyndoch.
The Dockers strung together 118 runs, but were blown out of the water by the Whitelum partnership.
Matt (77) and Luca (34) Whitelum carried the Magpies over the line with ease, as they finished at 0/122.
In A5, Willaston smashed Kapunda by 142 runs.
After making 170, the Donnybrooks slaughtered the Bombers with the ball, and had them bowled out for just 28.
In the under 16 grade, Angaston took out an outright win over Willaston.
The Blues resumed from their overnight score of 3/34, chasing 115 for victory, and smashed their way to 160.
Jack Henke top scored with 67, with 56 of those runs coming from boundaries.
However, the Donnybrooks’ second innings didn’t go to plan.
Zac East top scored with eight, as they were bowled out for 27 after just 8.4 overs.
Elsewhere, the Tanunda versus South Gawler game was called off due to rain.

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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