The TOSers are (mostly) getting back to their winning ways, with our A grade winning an important second straight game on the weekend.
Defending 214 at Waldeck, the seniors started off on fire with Jace O’Hara, as predicted before the match, taking a wicket in the first over of the game.
The visitors were on the back foot, particularly when Josh Southwell broke through twice in an over to have them 3/40.
Only one Goodwood batsman proved a pain, dropping him with the score on 65 didn’t help, and he was eventually ninth man out.
Finally, Muggleton couldn’t provide any wizardry to stroke Goodwood to a miracle victory, with Brad Schaper collecting the final wicket as they were dismissed for 179.
After lunch Goodwood lost 3/14 with O’Hara and Stef Lainas making the breakthroughs that put a stake through the heart of Goodies’ resistance.
Southwell and O’Hara finished with three scalps each, while Schaper and Lainas collected two.
We had a second dig and Sean Lay got to break the shackles a bit, with an almost run-a-ball 54 not out, while Eythan Barraclough (22) and Brad Cameron (16*) got some time at the crease.
After not collecting a win in over a year, the B grade scored a second successive victory, easily accounting for Scotch on their home turf.
Scotchie, Scotch, Scotch, Scotch were chasing 247 for victory and we rolled them for 173, with Austin Smith, backing up from a century the week before, Nick Hooker and Tom Jones doing the majority of the damage.
With just 14 overs to bat, the boys went out to see what they could achieve in junk time and were 6/59 at stumps, with Moe Walker continuing his good form with the bat to score 29.
The C grade played at Gawler River and found themselves in trouble early at 5/32 and were unable to recover from there, finishing with 94 from 35.2 overs. Jace Morgan top-scoring with 46.
Finally, the D grade had the unusual privilege of playing in a double-header, having a 50/50 weekend.
On Saturday, they took on North Pines and dismissed them for just 77, with the home side losing their last five wickets for two runs.
Leo Stevens ripped through them with 4/2.
In reply, we passed their score in the 22nd over with six wickets down.
On Sunday, we played Eyre Royals on their home deck and found out why they are, currently, top of the ladder.
Batting first we had Jarrod Tyerman (18) again providing the valuable role of soaking up deliveries at the top of the order.
Despite that we soon found ourselves 5/51 with Ryan Roberts again holding solid.
He was soon joined by brother Kyal (not Kyle) and the pair put together a worthy 39-run partnership, with the younger sibling contributing 32.
Ryan was eventually dismissed for 45, again missing a milestone but providing an important platform for the team as we knocked up 142.
In reply, Eyre passed the score in the 30th over with just four wickets down with Leo following up from the previous day and taking two wickets.
Incidentally, old scholar Jason Bandtock was at the crease when the home side hit the winning runs.