Bulldogs primed to keep the good times rolling

Bulldogs primed to keep the good times rolling

East Gambier v Mil Lel

East Gambier will head into day two in a good position over Mil Lel in the Mount Gambier and District Cricket Association Barber Shield competition.

The day started with East winning the toss and electing to bowl.

Mil Lel started slowly with openers Darren Whitehorn and Nick Walters unable to make anything happen.

In the fourth over East bowler Alex Hentschke opened his wicket account for the day, getting out Whitehorn for four with the assistance of fielder Alex Hill.

Walters lasted longer than Whitehorn but could not put any runs on the board.

In the eighth over Hentschke continued with his ripper day with another wicket.

Walters finished his day scoreless after being caught by Dion Stratford.

Skipper Jack Miller’s day was short, only facing seven balls and making two runs before being bowled by Marc Roberts.

In the midst of wickets Mil Lel’s Jarrod Sanders was able to get the team back on track.

Sanders lasted until the 25th over where he made 18 runs, hitting two fours and one six in his innings, before Roberts picked up his second wicket for the day.

During Sanders’ time at the crease he and partner Archer Virtanen held off the East attack for a while.

Virtanen faced 29 balls and only came up with four runs before being caught by Aaron Schultz off an Emerson Marks delivery.

Marks took his second wicket for the day with a catch by Marc Roberts.

Harry Hicks fell to Marks, unable to make an impact on the scoreboard for the day.

William Rowland came in and picked up the slack for Mil Lel, building himself a good innings.

Rowland stayed in for 77 balls and made 29 runs, finding the boundary three times, hitting three fours.

He eventually fell to Hentschke at the end of the innings.

Besides Rowland’s big innings, the other Mil Lel batters could not handle the East bowlers with Ty Dinnison and Brad Hann both finishing with 0 runs for the day, while Criag Hicks only made four runs.

Mil Lel finished their innings with 67 runs and Alex Hentschke snared five wickets for the day and Emerson Marks picked up three wickets of his own.

East continues to dominate at Allan Scott Park as visiting sides regularly find it hard to score more than 100 runs at the venue.

East Gambier batted 31 overs to end the day.

Mil Lel started hot with Harry Hicks picking up the first wicket for the innings with a catch by Ty Dinnison to get out East’s Rajet Pandey.

Dion Stratford caused some problems for Mil Lel early as he helped chase down Mil Lel’s run total, making 25 runs before getting out by Archer Virtanen.

East’s Alex Hill lasted 22 balls and made two runs before being caught by Nick Walters off a Jack Miller delivery.

Emerson Marks came to the crease and continued to chase down Mil Lel’s run score, facing 43 balls and adding 15 runs to the board before falling to Jack Miller.

Connor Little also fell to Jack Miller with a duck near the end of the day.

Alex Hentschke and Marc Roberts finished the day not out with Hentschke scoring 20 runs and Roberts making two.

Jack Miller finished the innings with a fivefer for Mil Lel.

North Sportsman’s v South Gambier

North Sportsman’s is in prime position to come away with the win over South Gambier after day one of the Barber Shield at Marist Park.

South Gambier won the toss and elected to bat at the start of the day, starting off strong with openers Sam Bradbrook and Robert Drenthen getting South going with a bang.

Bradbrook was the first to fall for South, finishing with 18 before getting caught.

Drenthen fell a few overs later but not before making an impressive 53 run innings with nine fours and two sixes.

North kept the pressure on South with Stephen Easterbrook caught on 18 the next over.

Jed Sims came in and steadied the ship for South, finishing the innings not out with 28 runs.

Besides Sims, South’s batsmen struggled during the innings with no one able to make any runs.

Noah Maxwell lasted nine balls before getting out for a duck.

Jakob Opie and Michael Sims struggled with both of them only making one run each.

Ethan Hunt had a rough day, out for a duck after two balls, bowled by Timothy Young.

South found a lifeline in the form of Kobi Maxwell, who gave South some life near the end of the innings, making 26 runs with five fours in the innings.

Maxwell fell in the 31st over, caught by Nick McInerney.

Jake Hollis came in looking to make some late innings runs but fell short, out for a duck.

Right after Hollis’s dismissal North’s Nick McInerney finished the innings by bowling Adam Vause after making one run.

South Gambier finished the innings 10/146.

Timothy Young claimed a fivefer in the innings for North.

In the second half of the day North pulled on the pads for 41 overs, looking to chase down South’s big total.

South started their bowling innings strongly, getting out Nicholas Brown for one run.

The fun ended for South as they struggled to snatch the wickets of Nicholas Copping and Michael Johnston.

Copping lasted till the 18th over, making 30 runs before getting out LBW by Robert Drenthen.

Elliot Fisher came in and continued to make runs with Johnston for many overs.

Johnston put up an impressive innings, hitting seven fours and being one run short of a half century before finding himself out LBW by Adam Vause.

Nick McInerney came in to close out the day with Fisher for North, ending day one with 21 runs and Fisher finished with 27.

After day one North finished 3/132 and will need 15 more runs next week to pass South’s run total.

Penola v West Gambier:

Penola has a tough task ahead after a monster innings from West Gambier in the Barber Shield at McCorquindale Park on Saturday.

West won the toss and opted to bat with openers Justin De Jong and Nuwan Gunawardana starting strong with both batsmen making runs fast.

Gunawardana fell first after being caught by Michael Waters on 26 runs and after a few more overs De Jong saw his day finished caught for 31.

Jayden Prior faced 48 balls in his innings before getting out on 19 runs.

Bray Stephenson established himself at the crease for most of the day, facing 109 balls.

He was eventually caught by Gerard Merrett on 36 runs.

During Stephenson’s innings his partner Jake Blackwell also spent most of his day on the field, facing 78 balls for 33 runs before getting caught.

Sam Willis wasted no time at the crease putting 21 runs on the board after facing 23 balls before getting out LBW by Finley Maccoll.

Sujith Nikethana made the most runs for the team, scoring 42 off 48 balls before being bowled by Merrett in the 66th over.

Samuel Coxon had an unlucky day, facing 13 balls and getting caught for three runs.

Similar to Coxon, Shane De Jong fell with one run to his name in the 68th over.

Jack Geddes and Bailey Rothall finished the day not out with Geddes making 31 and Rothall with 11.

Michael Waters finished the tough innings with a team best five wickets.

After day one Penola will have a steep hill to climb with West finishing 9/264.

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