Eastern Eyre Cricket | PHOTOS

Cowell 0/189 def Cleve 4/186

The game started with Cowell winning the toss, electing to bowl.

A quick wicket by Zane Wykamp removed Dylan Jenner.

Ben Shannon and Angus Turner steadied the innings and batted smartly until drinks.

The ball before drinks brought an injury to Cowell bowler Todd Schumann, which left the team searching for a sub fieldsman.

This resulted in a comeback of club legend Martin 'Pikey' Deer to help field.

He was also fined heavily for dirty whites.

After drinks in an attempt to increase the run rate, Ben Shannon fell to Carl Jaeschke's crafty off spinners for a well-bated 73.

The next wicket to fall was a very ugly stumping by Jake 'Flick' Klingberg, removing Angus Turner for a patient 50.

Ethan Kwaterski came and went, with a quick-fire last partnership.

Lachie Shambrook and Campbell 'Chopper' Fennell finished the innings off for Cleve with a total of 186.

Zane Wykamp finished with one wicket along with Carl Jeaschke's sneaky off spinners collecting three.

The new opening partnership of old head Carl Jaeschke and newcomer Tom Ryan opened the innings for the first time.

The combination of old and new proved too strong for the Cleve bowlers, respecting the good bowl and scoring against the bad.

The opening batsmen batted through to drinks, looking confident at the crease.

There were a few shaky times after drinks, with a couple of dropped catches and missed chances.

However the openers batted through with Jaeschke reaching 100 for the first time in a few years.

Tommy Ryan knocked up his first half century in his first game for the Cowell Cricket Club.

The openers remained to take the victory in the 40th over, with Ryan finishing on 67 and Jaeschke with a well-batted 108.

If this game taught us anything, it is that 'Pikey' Deer should dust off the kit bag and be ready for selection next week.

In the juniors, Cleve had a strong win against the Cats, scoring 134 runs to Cowell's 43 while Rudall beat Port Neill by three wickets.

In the B grade, Cowell beat Cleve and Lock won by forfeit over Rudall.

Port Neill hosts Cleve next week in both the A grade and juniors Cowell takes the bye.

Rudall hosts Darke Peak in the A grade and Lock in the juniors while Cowell hosts Lock and Cleve hosts Rudall in the B grade.