Magpie Chatter 28th October 2015

A pretty good day for the Maggies on Saturday in the senior grades with 3 wins out of 4.

The A’s headed to Faith East looking to defend the 270 they put on the board last week and did it well, with Light Pass dismissed well short of the mark on 147. Star of the bowling efforts was debutant Sam Dunn, taking A grade cricket in his stride, finishing with 5 for 36. He was well supported by Dylan Abinett with 2 wickets, and a wicket each to Luke Samain and Shaun Akkerman saw the job done. Light Pass were asked to bat again and ended the day on 5 for 43. Luke Samain the star in the visitor’s 2nd innings with 3 for 7 off 7 overs, with Connor Peacock and Dylan Abinett taking the other wickets to fall.

YourTech Services player of the week goes Sam Dunn, on his excellent spell of tall fast bowling.

After an excellent start at defending Tanunda’s 126 (having Angaston 3 for 8), the B’s knew they’d have to bowl well to get the job done. The game was evenly poised with the home side 5 for 84 before skipper Kym decided it was time to pull off one of those captains calls that turn into club folklore… in an inspired moment the ball was thrown to Jimmy Marshall, who’s probably more well known for his work with gloves and bat. Over the next 7 overs Jimmy would take a remarkable 5 wickets whilst only giving up 8 runs. Nick Mills took another wicket for a total of 2 in the innings, with Nick Norman the other bowler to take a wicket (his first for the club) on the day.

Tanunda headed back to the field for some batting practice, and stumbled to 8 for 54 at the end of the days play, with Darren Graetz and Nick Norman the best with the bat in the 2nd dig.

Adelaide Brighton Cement player of the week has to be Jimmy for a spell that we’ll keep hearing about from him for years to come!

Thanks to an outright at Kapunda last week, a rare home game turned into another away game for the C’s, with this week’s episode of the A4s Leyland Brothers of the Barossa and Light region seeing the C’s take on Kapunda on the turf at Dutton Park.

Skipper Jamie won the toss and decided to bat. Superstar of the A4 competition, Darryl Hean hit a fantastic 74. Strong contributions from new player to the club Ben Tucker (29), Danny Reu (20), Matt Fechner (19), another new player to the club Adam Norman (15) and Sam Cox (18 not out) saw an excellent score of 9 for 194 set. At the half way mark of the chase it was game on, with Kapunda 2 wickets down for about 100, but tight bowling saw regular wickets fall from that point with the hosts being bowled out for 135. Ben Tucker completed an excellent first game for his new club with 4 wickets, Darryl Hean took 2 wickets, as did skipper Jamie Roehr. Adam Norman and Wayne Akkerman both took a wicket in the excellent win.

Ultimate Engineering player of the day goes to Darryl Hean for setting up the defendable score.

The D’s took on last session’s A5 premiers Greenock at Nuri High. Simon Cook’s 32, Saxon Dswonitsky’s 30, Aden Radzevicius’s 20 and good contributions from the younger brigade in Ben Biagi and Will Parker led to the victory target being set at 158. An early wicket from Aden had Tanunda on top early, but regular catches going down along with a few lucky breaks going the wrong way saw Greenock pass the score 3 wickets down. Ben Biagi and Troy Pudney were the other bowlers to take wickets. Special mention to Zavier Dswonitsky and Ben Mernagh for helping out in the field.

Rogash Windows player of the day goes to Saxon for his 30 and his tidy 8 over spell. Many thanks to Brad Marshall for keeping everyone up to date with what was happening on Facebook throughout the fielding efforts.

Mia Pizza player of the week goes to Sam Dunn for his 5 wicket haul in the A’s, with Jimmy Marshall unlucky to miss out.

The Under 16s took to Nuri High knowing a special bowling effort was would be needed to bowl out the hosts for under 50. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be, but the boys put on a great bowling display (especially given some key bowlers were unavailable) to restrict Greenock to 95. Best with the ball was Cooper with 4 wickets. Brodie took 2 wickets, with Oscar, Bailey and Jake each taking a wicket.

History was made with junior cricket being played at Chateau Tanunda on Saturday morning, with our Tanunda Black Under 14 side taking Light Pass in a one day game on the turf. Skipper Angus won the toss and elected to bat, with Tanunda reaching 5 for 89 off our allotted 25 overs. Blake was the star with the bat with 28, well supported by Spencer and Angus with 16 and 10 respectively.

In reply Light Pass batted well reaching 4 for 101 to take the points. Angus completed an excellent captains’ game with 2 wickets, with Jaden and Spencer the others to take wickets.

The Under 14 Whites headed to Lyndoch looking to defend the 70 runs that were scored last week and were looking in great shape with 5 early wickets, however the hosts steadied the ship to pass the score and end on 9 for 119. Zach was the superstar with the ball taking an amazing 4 for 4 off of six overs, with Jackson chipping in with 2 wickets. Scott, Sam and Angus each took a wicket.

The Under 12 Whites decided to go for a road trip on Friday evening, stopping in at Williamstown Oval on their way to the picket fence at Sandy Creek for a game on the turf. Sandy Creek won the “we’re on the way” toss of the coin and elected to bat (which was quite convenient given the situation). Mitch and Malakai were the best with the bat, both hitting 4s. Sandy Creek batted well early, but Tanunda showed excellent commitment throughout our bowling innings. Kobi was the star with the ball with 3 wickets, with 2 of them coming in successive deliveries. The hat-trick ball was well bowled but not to be. Sam R, Cameron and Malik all got wickets, with Sam “Dead-eye” N doing an outstanding job in the field, with 2 run outs (including a fantastic direct hit from side on).

The Under 12 Blacks also had a late venue change for their first away game of the season, taking on Gawler Centrals. 5 players out threw the coach a challenge, but young Max came up from the Under 10’s to lend a hand. Captains Hayden and Drake thought that winning the toss was overrated, with the opposition skipper asking Tanunda to have a bat. Harry was the star with the bat with a hard hitting 18. Hayden, Jack and Nick also batted well (as did the whole team really with only two wickets lost for our innings.

Fielding with 9 players proved a challenged with more gaps than you’d usually expect, however the Tanunda boys did us proud with excellent bowling and fielding. Hayden, Jack and Drake all picked up a wicket, with young Max also showing he’ll be an asset to the club going forward, unlucky not to pick up a wicket.

The Under 10 Whites took on the competitions new comers Willaston, who were undermanned but showed terrific sportsmanship being shown by our young cricketers by helping Willaston out in the field. Captain Hudson won the toss and proved he’s a chip off the block, winning the toss and electing to take advantage of the bowler friendly conditions. A good bowling effort followed with the number of wides coming down week by week as the boys continue to improve. Best of the bowlers were Tom, Zavier and Ben who each took a wicket.

An excellent team batting effort by all the lads, with Ben and Zavier showing their all-round abilities hitting boundaries. Great to see the continued improvement week by week.

The Under 10 Blacks played Angaston at Faith West. Best with the bat were Walter, Jonte and Phoenix, with only 3 wickets falling in Tanunda’s innings. An excellent display of bowling and fielding, with the wides column consistent with last week – so more practice to come in hitting the green bit at training, as we want that one getting smaller each week. 8 Angaston wickets fell in the chase with Banjo starring with 2 wickets (including a caught and bowled) and a direct hit runout. Jonte also did well with 2 wickets, with Sam, Daniel and Walker all knocking over one of the Angaston batters. The team had 3 runouts in total, with another one of those being a direct hit. Well done all.