Rain didn’t deter Para District cricketers on the weekend, with matches completed right across the grades.
A scintillating 7/56 from Brad Woodward saw Central United defend its tally of 195 against Craigmore, winning by 14 runs.
The Units hit hard early, with Craigmore falling to 4/29.
Daniel Foran (17) and Shaun Baker (40) made a mini-comeback to take the score to 5/70.
Then a 98-run partnership between Baker and Alan Hewett had the match in the balance.
With the score 168, Baker was removed to make it six wickets down.
That set off a chain that saw Craigmore lose three wickets for just four runs, including Hewett (71).
After that, there was little resistance and Craigmore was dismissed for 181.
In the other matches, One Tree Hill, as expected, defended its 6/400, dismissing ATCO (C. Dantonio 79) for 210.
Adam Smith backed up his century from last week with three wickets, while Jed Banwell also collected a trio.
Salisbury West chased down Angle Vale’s 263, finishing up 9/291 (J. Davies 80), while Virginia defeated Parafield Gardens.
In other weekend highlights Riverside had a comprehensive win over Two Wells in grade two rolling it for 23 and 48.
Lochlane Elliot finished with the remarkable figures of 10/36.
Salisbury North defeated Central United outright, while Jimmy Kelly took 7/31 as Angle Vale defended its 311 against Salisbury West.
Smithfield collected yet another outright in grade three, knocking over Craigmore for 95 and 75, in defence of its 238.
Chris Knapp took 5/18 in the first innings and did not bowl in the second.
One Tree Hill had a win in grade four, scoring 262 in response to ATCO’s 152.
Veteran Brenton Jarman added another century to his record, making 118. Liam Binyon took five wickets.
Rose & Crown’s Dylan Chaffey fell for 97 in his team’s comfortable win over Angle Vale. Jamie Morriss collected five wickets.