Cricketers get ideal weather for first game

A grade

Rudall defeated Lock

Rudall started the new Eastern Eyre Cricket season with a win, defeating Lock and Districts by 45 runs, despite a haul of five wickets from Thomas Kammermann, in a low scoring game played at Murdinga oval.

Rudall won the toss and elected to bat, but were soon in trouble.

Justin Beard bowled Jack Weiss in his first over and Tim Boehm followed up by sending Hank Burton on his way also bowled and when Thomas Weiss was run out by Saxon Kay Rudall were three for 10.

Opener Mick Noble and Jason Burton, who were the main run contributors, added 42 before Kammermann  had Noble caught behind by Cain Reynolds for his side’s top score of 26.

Kammermann picked up two more wickets in quick succession bowling Ben Hampel for seven and Jason Burton for 20, as the total reached 69.

Wickets continued to fall at regular intervals, Jonny Noble bowled by Beard for one, Riley Evans to another catch to Reynolds and when Kammermann bowled G. Roberts for four, he had bagged five.

Boehm wrapped up the innings when Jed Burton hit one back to Fergus Slape for nine runs, for a team total of 98 all out.

Kammermann finished with five for 30 off seven overs, with Beard taking two for 19 from his five overs and Boehm two for 25.

Lock started in the same way as Rudall, losing early wickets. Jonny Noble doing the damage in his first over, bowled Kay and his second trapped Jay Gray in front.

Thomas Weiss chipped in on the action, claiming the next two wickets. His second over was a double wicket maiden, when he bowled Beard and trapped Kammermann in front and Lock were in real trouble.

Lock coasted along to 24 when three wickets fell on that total. 

Opener Reynolds hit one back to bowler Mick Noble for 19 and Boehm and Brody Burrows fell to J. Siviour.

Ryan Boot and Slape took the total along to 41 when Boot was bowled by Jonny Noble. Weiss wrapped up the innings as the score reached 53.  Fletcher Kammermann was caught by Mick Noble and Slape on 11 was caught by Roberts.

Thomas Weiss was the most successful bowler for Rudall, claiming four for 12 off seven overs supported by Jonny Noble with three for 18 from seven. Siviour took two for eight and Mick Noble one for three.

Darke Peak defeated Port Neill

Port Neill travelled north to fair weather at Darke Peak on Saturday. 

Both teams were ripe and ready after some solid preseason training with the away team winning the toss and choosing to bat hoping to make the most of the flat wicket, D Leinert and T Davey were to open the account but the partnership didn't last long when Davey cracked a low ball to the quick falling hands of Haines with D Leinert to follow losing his castle to J 'Showtime' Kenny with the score at 2/2.

Solly entered the crease with Selkirk, Solly was hoping to give a lesson on defence but left his notes on the desk and was sent back to the staff room for a duck. 

Llewelyn and Selkirk started to put some hard earned runs on the board until Llewelyn lifted one up to the safe handed debutant N Ramsey, leaving Port Neill at 4/32.

B Leinert came to the middle and held his end with Selkirk starting to find some gaps and building on his innings until Leinert put one into the hands of Meyer.

T-Mac helped Selkirk to bring the score to 91 before Meyer split a gear up the hill and overtook his wickets, S Masters came and went after J Pearson remembered how to use his keeping gloves for catching.

N Hannemann was playing some text book cricket and only had a little bit to say when he joined Selkirk in the middle helping the team score to 8/118 and still wasn't lost for words when B Pearson bowled him for seven.

M Fauser's innings was short lived bringing T masters out for the last wicket, Selkirk tried to play the overs out but hauled out to deep long off for a well played 93.

Meyer and Haines opened for Darke Peak and started out of the blocks well but Meyer miss timed one to Davey for eight, Haines and Stutley steered the innings in favour of the home team until Davey was amongst the action again getting Stutely caught for 20.

B Pearson entered the middle with Haines and was hungry for the boundary, or a sausage roll, nobody is sure, Haines and Pearson with some luck moved the score to 144 before Haines tried to push a quick single and was sent back by his sprint partner Pearson and fell short of his crease with B Leinert mopping up in his follow through and taking the bails.

Jez Schubert helped Pearson casually get the winning runs in 29th over.

Cleve defeated Cowell

The 2017/18 Eastern Eyre Cricket Association got underway over the weekend, with last years Grand Finalists travelling to Cleve for their Round One match of the A Grade competition.

Cleve won the toss and with the beautiful weather, and the general rule of thumb (to get the batting out of the way in the first game), had no hesitation in batting first.

The Bombers started brightly, with openers Byrnes and Shannon putting on 28 for the first wicket before Byrnes fell to big Matt Schiller flashing at a wide delivery, caught behind by Cowell skipper Zac Crabb. 

This brought Ethan Kwaterski in to join his skipper, and the two set about accelerating the run rate.

The pair put on an impressive 172 run stand for the second wicket, before Kwaterski fell to wily veteran Geoff Starr for a well made 67.

Despite the loss of his partner, Shannon carried on his merry way, finding the middle of the bat and posting his century with overs to come. 

He eventually fell with three balls in the innings remaining, for 152. 

Cleve finished with their total at 4/259, an excellent effort by the home side. 

The visitors pick of the bowlers was Alec Klingberg, who, while not claiming a wicket bowled with great accuracy.

The Cats were missing several of their star players, so it would be a mammoth task to chase down Cleve’s score. 

They showed their intent from the outset, stealing quick singles and batting well. 

Several batsman got starts, but couldn’t go on with the job. 

Skipper Crabb played very well for 82, but the total was out of reach. 

The visitors finished their 45 overs at 6/207, a good total by any measure. 

The pick of Cleve’s bowlers was Jonno Forrest, who bowled with good pace, and Ben Shannon whose day out only got better with three cheeky wickets.

B grade

Rudall defeated Lock

Rudall won their opening match for the new season hitting up a total of 141 and bowling Lock out for 89. 

The home side won the toss and decided to bat. 

Justin Davies dismissed both openers, having M. Price caught by Alex Ross for six with the score on 25.

S. Gill and T. Grosser added 27 before Davies bowled Gill for his side’s top score of 28. He then combined with Ross to send Grosser on his way for 17.

S. Wardle’s and G. Fischer’s partnership produced 32 runs. Scott Young and Brady Upton dismissed Fischer for 15. 

As the score passed the 100 mark wickets fell, on 108 Mark Siviour claimed two wickets, B.Harris was caught by Young for 18 and T.Weiss was bowled.

As the total climbed to 141 Ross took the last three wickets, D. Price for 5, M. Dolling for 4 and accepted the catch to end the innings J.Grosser on 0. The not out batsman was Curtis Newlyn on 13.

Lock bowlers did their job, with three picking up three wickets. Ross finished with the best figures, claiming three for 10 off his two overs, Siviour took three for 27 off eight and Davies bowled eight to capture three top order wickets for 49, with Young taking one.

Lock lost two early wickets to Dolling which made it hard for them to recover, Andrew Heath was bowled and Upton hit one back to the bowler. 

Aaron Siebert batting with his dad Kerrin put on a stand of 50 to try and steady the ship, Kerrin was first to go run out by Grosser for the top score of 38. 

Alex Ross was bowled by Price, Aaron Siebert batted for 25 overs, also falling to Price for 13. 

Siviour, Davies and Jolly came and went, Young the only one to get to double figures, as Weiss, Price and Grosser picked up wickets.

The innings closed on 89, with Curtis Newlyn claiming the wicket, when Price took the catch to dismiss  Gus.  Fieldhouse, with Jackson Kay the not out batsman.

Weiss bowled two overs and took two for backed up by Dolling and MPrice each with two for 17 and one each to O. Price, Grosser and Newlyn.    

Colts

Rudall defeated Lock

Rudall colts took the points against Lock at Murdinga, hitting up a total of 140, two of their top order retiring, Riley Evans on 26 and Curtis Newlyn pn 25 to give them a sound start. 

With Lock short on numbers Rudall players kindly filled in to help them out. 

Tedd Weiss opened and was bowled by Hank Burton coming in at number four, Oakley Price made 17 before falling to Maddison Kammermann caught by Burton.and Jack Grosser made 10. 

The rest of the team came and went to have a hit.

Kammermann and Burton were the single wicket takers.

In Lock`s innings the Burton boys had a good day with the bat too, Hank opened and retired on 26 and Jed on 22, Aaron Siebert hit up 18 before he retired. 

The lower order went out for a hit before retiring taking Lock’s total to 113. The two single wicket takers were Price and Bailey Matters.