Sunday, February 26th, 2023


Adam Finch – Sturt CC, Australia

Adam Finch made decisive early contributions with the ball as Sturt claimed the first innings points on day two of the South Australia Cricket Association Premier Cricket first grade encounter with Glenelg over the weekend.

Finch struck the opening two blows on day one in bowling Joshua Roach (6) and Glenelg captain Jake Winter (1) with only ten runs on the board.

He ended with figures of 15-1-35-2 as Glenelg were dismissed for 194 in 77.5 overs.

Sturt closed day one on Saturday on 69-1, and then Thomas Kelly (135) was largely responsible for them totalling 294 from 75.2 overs.

Finch, who was dismissed for two, bowled four overs for 11 runs in Glenelg’s second innings as they reached 45-0 by the close.

Taylor Cornall & Dillon Pennington – Adelaide CC, Australia

Dillon Pennington and Taylor Cornall both claimed two first innings wickets but were on the losing side as Adelaide went down by eight wickets to West Torrens in a SACA Premier Cricket first grade fixture.

Adelaide were bowled out for 98 in 34.2 overs on Saturday, with Cornall dismissed for six and Pennington 15.

Pennington (12-1-38-2) held onto a return catch to dismiss number three, Jacob Dick (5) and came back into the attack to account for West Torrens captain Kelvin Smith for 112.

Cornall bowled just one over but picked up two scalps immediately before the declaration at 275-7 from just 45 overs. 

Adelaide closed day one on 46-1, with Cornall falling for 10, but on Sunday, 98 from Josh Pengelley enabled them to avoid an innings defeat, with Pennington ending nought not out in a total of 260.

He bowled six overs for 30 runs before West Torrens reached their modest 84 target.

Henry Cullen – Plenty Valley CC, Australia

Henry Cullen’s first-day knock of 162 last weekend proved decisive as Plenty Valley sealed victory on day two of the Victoria Cricket Association encounter with Malvern.

His side declared on their overnight 282-9 and then dismissed Malvern for 174 in 61 overs to win by 108 runs.

The significance of Cullen’s knock is shown by only two other players in the game scoring over 25.

It helped Plenty Valley to secure their fourth victory of the season.

Ben Gibbon – Willetton CC, Australia

Ben Gibbon was also on the winning side as Willetton overhauled Caremont-Nedlands total of 115 on day two of the West Australia Cricket Association fixture.

It was a victory which ensured Willetton’s place in the knockout stages of the two-day competition next month.

Gibbon had returned 8-2-15-1 on day one last weekend and was only required for a late cameo role with the bat on day two.

Blair Walsh’s 95 was largely responsible for Willetton totalling 292-9 from 109 overs.

Gibbon ended unbeaten on nine from 33 balls which included a six over mid-wicket off the spin of Alex Trimboli.

Pat Brown – St. Augustine CC, South Africa

Pat Brown bowled a fine spell with the new ball as St. Augustine raced to a nine-wicket win over Kensington in a Western province B Division fixture.

Brown’s opening burst produced figures of 7-2-12-1, with the pace bowler dismissing number three, Adli Mokwa (0), in his third over.

He returned for the 26th over and required only three deliveries to have last man Ebrahim Salie (5) caught at cover.

Kensington were bowled out for 72 in 25.3 overs, and St. Augustine reached their modest target in only 14.5 overs.

Gareth Roderick – Green Point CC, South Africa

Gareth Roderick made 14 off 15 balls as his side Green Point went down by six wickets to Durbanville in as Western Province Premier Division fixture.

Green Point captain Roderick was third out with the total on 77.

Gerhard van Vuuren (47) helped Green Point to total 167 all out in 47.3 overs.

But opener Jean Strydom (71) was largely responsible for Durbanville reaching 168-4 in just 28.4 overs.