Magpie Chatter – 18th November

After a disappointing game in the last round, the A’s headed to the dog track to take on the top team on their home deck. Tanunda batted first and compiled a very competitive 9 for 179 thanks to the ever reliable Jon Justin with another great innings of 72. Great to see young Nic Burton compile 24, Lachy Scott-Hoy find some form with 25 and Pommy Tom Oliver making 16. A nail biter followed with Gawler Centrals falling 4 runs short at the end of their allotted overs. Luke Samain and Dylan Abinett were best with the ball with a couple of wickets each. Others to take wickets were Mitch Boschen, Sam Dunn, Pete Mernagh and Jon Justin.

Teusner Lawyers A grade player of the week and Mia Pizza senior player of the week goes to JJ for a match defining innings at the top of the order.

With a number of forced changes, the B’s headed back to the turf at Tanunda Oval to take on the ole enemy, Tanunda North (Nuri for those new to the Barossa). Winning the toss, fill in skipper Darren Graetz decided to bat first. Regular wickets fell with Tanunda only able to amass a score of 80, much thanks to middle order resistance from Ben Tucker (18), Steve Lewis and Jamie Roehr both hitting 13 and Phil Graetz 10.

Nuri chased down the total in just over 18 overs, losing 6 wickets along the way. Ben followed up his efforts with the bat by taking 3 wickets, with Nic Mills, Steve Lewis and Nick Norman each taking one wicket.

JAX Sports B grade player of the week goes to Ben Tucker for his all-round performance.

The C’s decided that playing at home again was overrated, so all headed off the BP to fill up the tanks (AGAIN!), this week heading to Mallala (first home game for the year coming up this week – woo hoo). A good bowling performance had the home side in trouble at 9 for 82, before a hard hitting last wicket partnership allowed the hosts to set 122 as the target for the win. Best with the ball was Stuart Swan with 3 wickets, Darryl Hean was his reliable self with 2 wickets for little runs, with all other bowlers (Bailey Smith, Kyle Graetz, Saxon Dswonitsky, Adam Norman and Charles Shaw) taking a wicket each. Regular wickets fell in the chase with the Tanunda Leylands falling short on 103. Best with the bat was Stuart with 25, with Saxon, Clint Hean, Matt Fechner, Kyle and Charles each making double figures.

St Hallett Wines C grade player of the week goes to Stuart for cleaning up the tail and hitting the ball hard a few times.

Due to general player unavailability due to shopping, people away for work, family catch ups, birthday parties, people TAKING A VERY LONG TIME TO FINISH GARDEN PROJECTS, injury and other “stuff”, a lack of players led to a week off for the D’s, with Light Pass taking to points this week.

The Under 16s had their first game for the year on the turf at Tanunda, taking on Sandy Creek. Tanunda won the toss and good efforts with the bat from Jake, Brodie, Kyle and Jordan led to a solid score of around 130 being achieved. Good line and length bowling should see the points secured.

The Under 14s whites took on their mates from Nuri at the Chateau and compiled a highly competitive 137, with Riley top scoring with 35, Jackson making an excellent 30, Zach 28 and Tyson contributing 12 to the total.

The Under 14s blacks headed up the hill to Angaston and also had a hit, making 83 thanks to an amazing individual effort from Luca with 61! To put this innings in context, the next highest score was 4, with 2 other players getting on the score board. Great effort Luca!

The Under 12 whites came up against Sandy Creek Green at Faith East and bowled first. An excellent day with the ball and in the field with all the practice paying dividends. Sam N was exceptional with the ball, bowling 2 overs of fast swing bowling resulting in 3 wickets, Mitch, Darcy and Cam also chipped in with wickets, and James threw down a run out from deep mid-on (great effort). With the bat Sam N was the clear star, deciding attack was the best form of defence with 3 fours, these being his only scoring shots for the day. Great to see everyone getting in behind the good balls and having a go at putting away the bad balls.

The under 12 blacks headed to Good Shepherd on a crisp Saturday morning with skippers Syd and Ben losing the toss, resulting in Tanunda having a hit first. The hosts bowled well pinning Tanunda down early, with Hayden, Harry L, Ben and Harry R best with the bat. The boys had an off day in the field early on with a number of misfields and wides but fought back well. Best with the ball were Syd and Nick and super sub Max. Special mention to Liam for his direct hit from fine leg!

Tanunda’s U10 whites travelled to Freeling and had great game with both bat and ball. ZAVIER and Huddo had a good day with the bat both hitting 4’s. Best with the ball were Giles, Patrick and Tom who all took wickets Special mention to Ben for playing for Freeling to help them out, great sportsmanship! Well done also to Nash who did a great job as Captain.

The Under 10 blacks had a well-deserved week off with the bye.