The battle for top spot in grade one of the Para Districts Cricket Association is interestingly poised, with One Tree Hill having made 192 on the first day’s play.
Disappointingly for Phil Neill, he was left stranded unbeaten on 99 as Travis McIntyre knocked over the last two wickets on his way to 5/79.
Neill came in at 1/3, so effectively batted through the innings.
Ryan Cosgrove (28) was the next top-scorer.
Central United is 0/20 in pursuit of Parafield Gardens’ 206.
Brad Woodward (3/24) and Johnny Ritzema (3/76) spearheaded the Units’ attack, while Allen Cauchi made 53 for Gardens.
Craigmore has a challenge ahead of it as it is 2/21 chasing Virginia’s 231.
Opener Anthony Bascombe (51) and Alex Leo top-scored for Virginia.
In the other game, ATCO made 155 against Angle Vale, which is 0/15 at stumps.
Match highlights in grade two included William Hart (124) and Caleb Edmead (92) leading the way in Two Wells’ 299 against Central United, who are 4/28 at stumps.
Daryl Hubber took 6/63 for Salisbury West against Adelaide Warriors.
In grade three, Smithfield has taken first innings points against Parafield Gardens in the top of the table clash.
Smiffies were dismissed for 108 before rolling Gardens for just 73 (A. Lord 4/35).
Luke Lister (67) and Matt Gallarello (55*) led the scoring in One Tree Hill’s 7/236 against North Pines.
In grade five, Taylor Burgess scored 107 and Scott MacIntyre 89 as Redwood Park made 6/371 in their limited overs win over Smithfield, who were dismissed for 183.
Grade six saw Craigmore record a comprehensive nine-wicket victory over North Pines, who made just 64.
And…in grade seven, veteran Adam Duncan somehow recorded his maiden century (105*) for Salisbury West as his team made 3/312 and then dismissed Enfield United for 71.
Central United had the honour of the lowest score of the round, dismissed for 37 by Craigmore (6/210 – M. Cooper 82). If you have some sporting news to share, email firstname.lastname@example.org