The club had another 50/50 weekend, collecting two wins from four matches, but it was the 100 game milestone of Alex Cotter which received all the plaudits on the weekend.
Cotts has been a fantastic contributor to the club over the years and is highly-respected by both our players and the opposition. Well done on the 100 games.
In further great news, despite losing to a talented Payneham side on Sunday, our ladies will be playing finals in their debut season.
The A grade returned to winning form, defeating Brahma Lodge in a one-day contest at Waldeck.
Thanks to a tight 4/24 from Joshua Southwell (10 overs), Brahma were contained to 9/158, with Austin Smith and Jarryd Furnell each taking two wickets.
In reply, we lost early wickets but skipper Eythan Barraclough (73) and Brad Cameron (31) steadied the ship, with Moe Walker (58 not out) and the returning Cotter (22) making some good contributions.
The B grade also had a win, defeating Flinders Park – we easily passed their 7/137 from 40 overs, making 171 in 35.
At Gawler River, the C grade fought hard with only 10 players but could not overhaul Prince Alfred’s 9/143. Matt Knox (4/24) and Cam Fletcher (3/35) were among the wickets.
Our top four, Harrison Varley (14), Knox (21), Sean Docherty (19) and Scott Lee (29), all made starts, but pickings were slim from there.
On Sunday, the women set Payneham 97 for victory and after we had them 3/24, the home side passed us without losing another wicket.
This weekend the ladies play a semi-final from midday on Sunday, in a great result for our first season. A win will see us play the grand final later that afternoon.
It’d be great to get some support to Gepps Cross for our team.
Finally, our T20 campaign concluded on a winning note, winning a thrilling match against Para Hills by two runs with one ball to spare.
We made 7/127, with Barra (35) and Nicholas Goodman (43) providing the foundations, while Aussie bowled well, including a solid final over, to take 4/21.
Next: A grade v Goodwood (Goodwood), B grade v Gaza (Waldeck), C grade v Athelstone (Vaughtan Oval), Women v Gepps Cross (Semi-final, Duncan Fraser Reserve).