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.

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