Eastern Eyre Cricket
Cleve 0/97(cc) def Port Neill 10/94
Cleve hosted Port Neill in their first home game of the season on Saturday.
The Bombers were looking to extend their unbeaten start to the campaign while Port Neill were searching for their first win.
Cleve won the toss and sent the under-strength visitors into bat, and despite some initial resistance from openers McDonough and Damo Hannemann, the loss of wickets was at a steady rate, to see Port bowled out for 94.
Pick of the bowlers for Cleve was Rhett Schumann, who bowled with good pace and swing to claim four wickets.
The Bombers’ new look opening combination of Dylan Jenner and Angus Turner started it off in the run chase.
Dylan Jenner was in a particularly belligerent mood, crunching sixes at will to virtually single handedly overhaul the target in the fifteenth over, finishing on a remarkable 86 not out.
In the other A grade match Darke Peak defeated Rudall 135 to 129.
The Eastern Eyre Cricket Association goes into harvest break next fortnight, with Cleve in first place in the A grade after their unbeaten start to the year.
Darke Peak’s victory puts them in second place, leading Cowell by percentage alone.
Rudall is sitting in fourth while the winless Port Neill sits in last.
Cowell sits on top of the ladder in the B grade ahead of Rudall in the four team competition.
Rudall is leading the juniors competition by percentage over Darke Peak.