The TOSers will want to throw that weekend in the bin, losing all three games in a disappointing day on the field.
At the top level, Marion got a measure of revenge for last year’s grand final loss with a comfortable win at home.
Needing 45 runs with six wickets in hand, Marion lost one wicket before they passed our score of 115.
Their final four wickets falling for just 41 runs but the damage had already been done.
Jace O’Hara and Josh Southwell each finished with three wickets and Mitch Dearing two.
We batted a second time and made 3/118 with Ali Forwood (32) again top scoring, while Dearing made an unbeaten 27.
The B grade, defending 198, needed lots of things to fall their way if they were to collect a win – they didn’t, with Grange getting the points.
An early run out gave the team the ideal start but the wickets didn’t fall regularly enough to give us any momentum.
A score of 74 from the number eight batsman reflects the control Grange had over the game.
Positives were two run outs, three wickets to skipper Stef Lainas and a promising 1/15 from nine overs for Dom De Ruvo.
Finally, the C grade score makes for really disappointing reading – a win that got away.
Having dismissed Adelaide University for 95, our team, which included some very experienced and talented players, would have expected to pass that score with ease.
Instead, we were dismissed for just 53.
We won’t dwell on the batting performance too much, but should acknowledge Cam Fletcher’s 4/15 and Sam McMillan’s 2/17.
Maybe, we might have had some luck if we fielded a D grade side. Hopefully, we’ll have some good news about that in the near future.
This Saturday: A grade v Port Districts (Largs Oval), B grade v Brighton (Main Oval), C grade v Brighton (Gawler River).