Cricket season officially got underway on Saturday, with the Alexandra & Eastern Hills and Great Southern competitions starting their campaigns. Read all about it here:
ALEXANDRA & EASTERN HILLS – Scorecards here
Lobethal’s quest for a three-peat in the Alexandra and Eastern Hills Cricket Association has gotten off to the perfect start, thanks to a dominant seven wicket win over Nairne on Saturday.
Matt Martin took 4 wickets for the Tigers as they dismissed the Razorbacks for just 78, before they chased it down within 18 overs.
The other highlight of the day’s play came from Langhorne Creek’s Dan Kropp, who hit the first century of the season in their big win over Bremer Callington.
He made 129 off just 102 balls, with his innings included 12 boundaries and six sixes.
Other results saw Strathalbyn win by four wickets in a strong chase against Woodside, while Macclesfield cruised to a 151-run win over Hahndorf.
GREAT SOUTHERN – Scorecards here
Port Elliot has extracted revenge for last year’s grand final in the Great Southern Cricket Association, by comfortably beating Noarlunga in the season opener on Saturday.
Despite making only 137 from their 40 overs, Port Elliot won by 51 runs thanks to a dominant bowling performance, which included four for 27 from Sam White.
Other matches saw last year’s minor premiers in Goolwa fail to make a splash on opening day as they lost by 33 runs to Willunga, and Victor Harbor’s return to the A Grade was also not one to remember with Myponga/Sellicks beating them by seven wickets.
Both the Murray Towns and Hills Cricket Associations will start next weekend.