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Virginia wins Pink Stumps Day challenge

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Virginia wins Pink Stumps Day challenge
Published 16 January 2017
Para Districts Cricket Association returns after New Year's break.

Para Districts Cricket Association returns after New Year's break.^ Virginia and Angle Vale, pictured with Milly Hoffmann, played a Pink Stumps Day match in PDCA on the weekend. Photo: Photograph Virginia asserted its authority over neighbour Angle Vale in the Pink Stumps Day clash between the two sides to record an easy Para Districts Cricket Association grade one victory on Saturday.

The Rams made 7/140, despite Angle Vale striking early to have them 2/8.

Alex Leo provided some impetus for Virginia with 60 and Nick O’Reilly (35*) and Pat Perre (19*) added some late-innings resistance.

Meanwhile, in reply, Angle Vale could only muster 89, with Johnny Natsias taking 4/22.

On the fundraising side of things, around $1164 was made for the McGrath Foundation on the day.

At Mofflin, Brad Woodward’s 82 headlined Central United’s 9/210, which was enough to defeat One Tree Hill.

Luke Morris made 39 for the Bulldogs, while Adam Smith (4/9) and Jed Banwell (3/45) were the lead wicket-takers for the Billiegoats.

In reply, One Tree Hill lacked a batsman who could take the match on, with Damien Ellis’ 38 the top score, as they collapsed to 8/119 before being dismissed for 161.

Craigmore made short work of ATCO, making 6/157 with Dylan McIver top scoring with 54.

Dylan Childs and Craig Dantonio each took two wickets.

In reply, ATCO was dismissed for 81, with the wily veteran Mick Richard taking 5/26.

Parafield Gardens had an eight-wicket win over Salisbury West, chasing down 9/143. Other highlights:

Lachlan Goss took 5/37 for Adelaide Warriors against Two Wells in grade two.

Grade three saw two players fall just short of centuries on the weekend, with Parafield Gardens’ Michael Yourtaiev making 97* and Rose & Crown’s Alex Ford (95*) carrying his bat as his team was dismissed for 157.

Also in grade three, Smithfield’s Zac Lowe took 5/4 as One Tree Hill was dismissed for 45.

Ryan Creek took 6/19 as Salisbury West dismissed Riverside for 99 in grade four.

Dylan Chaffey made 85 as Rose & Crown chased down Angle Vale’s 107, also in grade four.