Willalooka strengthen position with victory

Leaders Willalooka picked up another victory in round 14 of the Tatiara District Cricket Association on Saturday.

Willalooka 8/148 def Western Flat 10/122

Impressive bowling helped Willalooka to a 26-run triumph away to Western Flat.

James Alexander helped his side to 8/148 and despite a half-century from Eddie Turner, Western Flat fell short to be all out for 122.

Willalooka recovered from the early wicket of Thomas Moyle-Read for two with a partnership of 51 between Alexander and Daniel Brown.

Alexander top-scored with 32 runs, while the wicket of Brown for 27 with the score at 67 triggered a middle-order collapse as Willalooka lost four wickets for only eight runs.

Will Verco, 16 runs, and Will Secker, 19, helped to steady the ship with a partnership of 39, and Seb Townsend's run-a-ball 25 - including three fours and a six - further increased the total.

Joel Wagg bowled well to take 4/20 and three maidens from his nine overs.

Western Flat's Turner batted well as he made 64 runs at the top of the order, but there was not much support from elsewhere.

Fellow opener Hamish Verco added 16 runs yet wickets fell at a consistent rate.

The match was in the balance when Turner was removed to take the score to 5/103 and aside from the runs of Beau Tink, 13 not out, the Western Flat tail did not wag.

The hosts lost their final five wickets for only four runs to fall short.

Will Verco, Jacob Edwards and Alexander each picked up three wickets for Willalooka.

Keith 10/21 def by Mundulla 8/266

Mundulla cruised to a huge win over struggling Keith at Mundulla.

Keith were bowled out for only 21 runs before Mundulla posted a massive 8/266 in response.

Gary Shuttleworth tore through the Keith lineup as he finished with figures of 5/9 from 6.3 overs, while Austin Davies added 3/11.

Joel Rantall was the top scorer with nine runs as Keith lost their last six wickets for only four runs.

Mundulla had contributions throughout, led by 68 runs from only 47 deliveries from Tyne Excell that included 10 boundaries.

Luke Wiese was impressive in smashing 58 from 33 balls, with nine fours and two sixes.

Billy Wiese was another to reach a half-century before he was caught for 50, and both Harry Kuchel and A Haliday added 24 runs.

Michael Bartlett was the pick of the Keith bowlers with 2/24.

Tinty Tinnies def Mundulla Colts

Tinty Tinnies picked up the win against Mundulla Colts via a forfeit.