More rain…

The weather ensures a short but sweet chatter this week. A day of Thunder and Lightning around the valley gave most cricketers an unplanned mid-season break!

With constant lightening strikes, claps of thunder and buckets of rain coming down from above, our juniors all enjoyed the safety of their houses, which is probably a pretty sensible plan. At least your whites are ready for this week.

The A’s, and C’s were also both washed out (both opposed to them other Magpie folk from Mallala). The B’s and D’s managed to get away.

The B’s headed to Moculta to with a few overs left to bowl against Angaston. The home side set a chase total of 183 which turned out to be more than enough, with Tanunda bowled out for 125 in the 47th over. At 3 for 74 it was game on, however regular wickets fell from that point leaving the points with Angaston. Top scorers were Phil Graetz with 35 and Nathan Justin with 25 with a few of the others making double figures. Barossa Valley Brewing player of the week goes to Phil for top scoring in the chase.

The D’s took on Morgan at Faith amidst the thunderstorms at Faith West. There was an air of “footy club ” about the Tanunda side, which saw Bob Smart, Justin Thomson, Dan Eggleton, Loui Neldner and Chris Collins all take to the field together for the first time. Winning the toss and batting Tanunda were in a solid position after a 45 run partnership, with Jimmy Marshall and Bob Smart leading by example with 35 and 22 respectively. Regular wickets fell from that point with young Hugh Smart showing maturity beyond his years, again valuing his wicket with a solid 14. As the last wicket fell the visitors were set 115 for victory.

In reply Morgan showed why they are the force of the A5 side competition, easily chasing down the target in 19 overs. Chris Collins was best of the bowlers taking 2 scalps, with Tom Eggleton and Jmmy Marshall each picking up a wicket. There’s always next week. The Clubhouse MVP goes to Jimmy Marshall for his all round efforts. Special mention goes to James McMahon for his valiant chase of a ball to the boundary, gathering the ball inside the boundary line only to throw the ball over his head the wrong way for four, those at the ground enjoyed the chuckle.

Fingers crossed for fine weather for all sides this week, so far it looks to be no thunderstorms and a tad on the hot side!