Wickets, runs and a match abandoned | Tatiara Cricket

ROUND THREE: There were a number of star performers during round three of the senior Tatiara cricket season.
ROUND THREE: There were a number of star performers during round three of the senior Tatiara cricket season.

Round three of the Tatiara Cricket Association season was threatened after a strong downpour dampened pitches around the region.

Fortunately, all but one of the matches were completed and that allowed for a number of great individual and team performances.

Read a quick summary of each game based scorecards uploaded to MyCricket.

Mundulla Colts vs Western Flat:

Western Flat won the toss and elected to bat first, with Hamish Verco and Daniel Brumfield tasked with getting the inning's off to a good start.

Unfortunately for the visitors they got off the worst possible start, losing a wicket in the first over, with Colts opening bowler Marcus Young picking taking the wicket of Verco zero.

It didn't get any easier, with Brumfield falling the very next over off the bowling of Harry Dowling for zero.

Mitchell Douglas fell not long after for nine, leaving the visitors 3/14 during the early stages of the game.

Needing a strong partnership, Justin Cornish and Jed Hutchinson dug in to try and steer their side towards a competitive total.

At 3/60, the recovery was looking good until Jacob Grosser picked up the wickets of Cornish and Seb Volker.

Hutchinson continued to play a lone hand with the bat, losing batting partners continuously throughout the innings.

He eventually fell after making a well-made 39, with Will Lowe picking up the danger man.

With an early 100 total on the cards, a lower order flurry from Michael Coutts allowed Western Flat to put up a target they could bowl to. Coutts finished with an important 30.

The Colts needed to chase a total of 135, with in-form batsmen Greg Excell looking to make his third consecutive century.

The hosts got out to 0/24, before Michael Coutts knocked over Lowe for nine and picking up the prized wicket of Excell for seven.

Western Flat needed to take wickets consistently, and Cornish picked up the wickets of Nick Barrett (four runs) and Dowling (34) in quick succession.

With the game in the balance, Marcus Young and Luke Wiese both made 55 to steer the Colts to an easy victory.

Bordertown vs Kaniva:

Kaniva won the toss and elected to bat first, with Jock Maddern and Joel Wagg opening the batting.

The visitors got out to 0/21, before Sam Devitt picked up the wicket of Maddern for five. At the other end, Wagg was continuing his strong start to the year.

Kaniva steadied the ship with Wagg and new batsman Liam Vivian, until Nathan Pietsch produced a great bowling display, picking up three quick wickets.

Vivian (14 runs), Wagg (40) and T Lannin (four) all fell to Pietsch's bowling, putting the hosts on top.

L Feder provided a much-needed 41, and along with B Clark's handy 17, pushed the Kaniva total past 130.

Both batsmen fell in quick succession, with Jarrad Searle bobbing up to clean up the tail. Searle finished with figures of 3/2.

Kaniva limped to a competitive total of 140, but needed to bowl well.

Bordertown got off the best possible start, posting a 62-run opening stand, with Nick Hampel scoring with ease. Two quick wickets gave Kaniva a chance to get back into the game.

Hampel and Ty Devitt continued to score freely, before Hampel fell for a well-made 50.

With the game in the balance, Devitt and Nathan Tink changed the game, putting on an 82-run partnership to secure the victory.

Tink lost his wicket after making a well made 24, but the focus was on Devitt who was edging towards a century.

On 98 with a century in sight, Devitt fell two runs short, proving cricket is a cruel game. However, the result was in the bag with Bordertown finishing with a huge total of 228.

Keith vs Tinty Stubbies: 

Tinty Stubbies won the toss and elected to bat first, with Chathuranga Dissanayaka and Luke Johnston opening the batting.

Opening bowler Shane Walker picked up the early wicket of Johnston for one, getting the hosts off to a great start. Dissanayaka (12 runs) fell shortly after, off the bowling of Matthew Bartlett.

A 51-run partnership between Mark Vandeleur and Clint Richardson pushed the Stubbies total to 2/80, but a flurry of wickets soon followed.

Spinner Adam Cameron put on a bowling display, picking up the wickets of Vandeleur (34), Richardson (22) and Luke Schreiber (four) in quick succession.

With the Stubbies in trouble, Mick Kempe saved the innings making a timely 37 to push the total to a competitive 143.

Cameron finished the innings with stunning figure of 6/35 off his nine overs.

Keith's chase got off to a bad start, with opener Joel Rantall falling for zero off the bowling of Mitch Dobie.

Dobie's spell only got better, picking up the wickets of Daniel Gericke (11) and Adam Cameron (15).

John Wright and Shane Walker couldn't get going either, losing their wickets to Luke Johnston.

However, Keith gave themselves a chance after L Ruchs made a quickfire 24.

The wicket of Ruchs produced a small batting collapse, with M Hutchings and Colin Packman falling soon after.

Michael Bartlett was the pick of the Keith batsmen with his well-made 25, but his efforts were in vain as his side were all-out for 114.

Willalooka vs Tinty Tinnies (abandoned):

Willalooka was set to host Tinty Tinnies in a much anticipated match-up.

Both teams arrived at the ground and immediately walked towards the pitch to inspect whether the game would take place.

After an hour of waiting, both captains agreed the pitch was unsafe for bowlers and the game was officially abandoned.

Bye: Mundulla.

C grade scores:

Mundulla 5/166 defeated Kaniva 48 all-out.

Bordertown 5/93 defeated by Keith 4/113.

Tintinara 7/87 defeated by Western Flat 138 all-out.

Round four senior fixture:

Tinty Tinnies vs Western Flat (Tintinara Oval)

Mundulla vs Mundulla Colts (Mundulla Oval)

Kaniva vs Willalooka (Kaniva Recreation Reserve)

Keith vs Bordertown (Keith Oval)

Bye: Tinty Stubbies

Round four junior fixture:

Keith vs Mundulla (Keith Oval)

Tintinara vs Bordertown (Tintinara Oval)

Western Flat vs Kaniva (Western Flat Recreation Reserve)