Riverside’s tail needs to wag

RIVERSIDE needs a massive effort from its lower order if it is to topple Salisbury West in day two of Para Districts grade one cricket at Karbeethan Reserve this Saturday.
The hosts won the toss and elected to bowl, and they started well as Steve Sewell (10) was caught off Dylan Brennan.
Willi Sewell (20) didn’t fare much better as Riverside ripped through Westies’ middle order, and had them 8/75 after Justin Davies was dismissed for three.
However, a late surge from Jamie McIntyre (44 not out) and Adam Jones (20) pushed the tally to 142.
Riverside’s Josh Colbourne took 5/56 in a sensational effort.
The hosts struggled with the bat in reply, with Luke Harris (two), Steve Hughes (duck) and Aaron Schultz (two) out quickly.
Riverside will resume at 5/78, with Adam Colbourne (15) and Brennan (six) at the crease.
Meanwhile, Virginia is well-positioned for victory after day one against Angle Vale.
Shaun Lay continued his stellar start to the season with 59, including six boundaries.
However, it was Anthony Seccafien who had a day out, smashing an unbeaten 60 as his side made 9/227.
One Tree Hill’s misery in grade one continued on day one against Parafield Gardens.
The Billiegoats made just 88 runs, with more than half coming from Jack Banwell (53).
The Gardens are 3/107 at stumps, with Dylan Taylor (53 not out) eyeing a big total on day two.
Lastly, Dublin is in prime position against Craigmore.
Dublin, led by the bowling of Luke Walker, skittled Craigmore for just 95.
Travis Gebauer was once again vital for Craigmore, as he made 45, including five boundaries.
Dean West (18) and Heath Walker (six) will resume play at 3/71 for Dublin.
In grade two, Angle Vale has a massive chase on its hands against Central United.
The Vale won the toss and put the Units in to bat, and John Ritzema (35) delivered early.
However, it was Stewart Brading (54) and Brad Woodward (87) who put on a show, as they put together a partnership of 112.
The Units declared at 6/284, while the Vale is 1/4 at stumps after five overs.
In grade three, Riverside is well-placed, away, against North Pines.
The hosts made 207, but Riverside is 1/100 overnight after just 16 overs.
In grade four, One Tree Hill fell 13 runs short of victory in its one-day match against North Eastern Knights.
The Knights made 1/272, largely thanks to an unbeaten 159 from Paul Eramo.
However, the Billiegoats tested them, and, despite Brad Simmons’ 92, fell short on 9/259.
In grade five, Angle Vale defeated ATCO by three wickets after it chased down 120 runs.

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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