Big chases and dominant wins headlined Saturday’s cricketing action; keep across all of our local regions’ play here:
ALEXANDRA & EASTERN CRICKET ASSOCIATION (full scorecards here)
Alexandra and Eastern Hills powerhouse Nairne is now 0-3 to start the season, after Langhorne Creek made light work of the Razorbacks in round three action on Saturday.
A middle-order stand between Brodie O’Dea and Troy Blackwell helped get the Tigers home with 13 overs to spare, after Nairne were bowled out for 140.
Other notable matches saw Macclesfield win their third straight game to start the season, beating Woodside by five wickets and Hahndorf tallied a big 67-run win over Bremer Callington.
HILLS CRICKET ASSOCIATION (full scorecards here)
Three big run chases highlighted Round 2 with Aldgate, Kangarilla and Scott Creek Ironbank holding their nerve to tally wins batting second.
The most impressive chase came from Aldgate, who managed to run down Stirling’s 216 with two overs to spare thanks to 67 not out from Harrison Webb and a rapid 47 from 43 by number-eight Peter Fryer.
GREAT SOUTHERN CRICKET ASSOCIATION (full scorecards here)
Port Elliot is well positioned to add to Goolwa’s early season struggles after the first day of play, in round three action of the Great Southern Cricket Association.
Port Elliot went to stumps at 9/266, thanks to a whirlwind 91 off 76 from Tyson Levy and 51 Ben Griffiths, requiring Goolwa to bat well in order to get their first points of the season next weekend.
McLaren Districts also put up a strong score on day one against Myponga/Sellicks, making 5/258, led by 71 from Zachery Hodges and 56 from Jim Ryan.
MURRAY TOWNS CRICKET ASSOCIATION (full scorecards here)
An unbeaten 186-run partnership between Aaron Zrim and Stephen Mills has guided Mypolonga to a huge win over Monarto, in round 2 action in the Murray Towns Cricket Association.
Zrim finished not out on 104, and Mills not out on 96, helping the Tigers reach 252 in their 45 overs before they bowled Monarto out for 91.
Other matches on Saturday saw the Wanderers hold off Meningie to win by 17 runs in a high-scoring affair, while Mannum cruised past Tailem Bend to win by 104 runs.