Woodville rattled by TTG pair
TEA Tree Gully’s dynamic fastbowling pairing of Joshua Macey and Adam Somerfield made Woodville’s life very difficult in the first innings of their two-day contest, with the duo combining for 46 overs, 10 maidens and nine wickets — six of which were taken by Somerfield.
Woodville got off to a decent start, with none of its opening five batsmen falling before they reached 27. However, only Tom Andrews went on to make a half-century, before he was caught and bowled by Somerfield on 55.
At 5/194, Woodville seemed to be in a decent position to post a respectable score — before crumbling to finish 10/229 after 77 overs.
Tea Tree Gully will consider itself more than a good chance at chasing home the win next weekend when play resumes after reaching stumps at 1/34.
Elsewhere, Adelaide and Adelaide University have both struggled to keep men at the crease as the bowling attacks took centre stage of this contest.
With Adelaide struggling to get its innings started, Phillip Neate strode to the crease at number six and did his best work to salvage a competitive total, eventually being bowled on 85 from 106, including 15 boundaries, as the Buffaloes clawed their way to a total of 217.
With overs still remaining before stumps, the Blacks will probably feel that they could have played the back-end of the day considerably safer, as they stumbled out of the blocks to fall to 3/3 after two overs, before limping their way to 6/115 at stumps. Kensington had the best performance of the day with the ball, bowling out Glenelg for 180 in just 54 overs, despite a brave 94 not-out off 87 deliveries from Joshua Hoffman.
The Browns just had to avoid disaster early to put themselves in a comfortable position to chase an outright win on day two, and they did just that, reaching stumps at 2/146 despite losing powerhouse Alex Ross for 17.
Port Adelaide bowled Southern District out for 197, and after reaching stumps at 2/77, the Magpies are in the driver’s seat to cruise home in a comfortable win on day-two.
West Torrens continued its red-hot form with the best batting performance of the day, batting out the day against a formidable Sturt attack to reach stumps at 8/373 on the back of centuries from both Kelvin Smith and Leigh Drennan.
The Blues face an uphill battle when they take the crease on day two against the Eagles’ bowling attack
That attack has wreaked havoc for the past month and will have the luxury of defending a huge lead.
At Campbelltown Oval, despite facing a workhorse performance with the ball from Joel Logan, who finished with five wickets, Prospect were able to muster a decent total of 267 against East Torrens on the back of opening batsman Henry Cameron’s 81 off 108.
Stumps were called with the Reds at 1/31, putting them in a reasonable position heading to day two.
IN ATTACK: East Torrens bowler Kieran Tregloan in action against Prospect at Campbelltown Oval yesterday.