We collected two wins and the A grade are in a big battle with Grange partway through their match in the latest weekend of TOS cricket.
Batting first, our A grade innings started in disastrous fashion with an early run out and then collapsed as we found ourselves 4/28.
Ardene Ruhode, after a half-century in the midweek T20, was elevated to number three and needed someone to stick around with him.
On 12 at the fall of the fourth wicket, Deano found an ally in skipper Tim Viner-Smith, who held up an end while our coach went on the rampage.
Deano smacked 13 boundaries and an effortless six as he rolled to 76 off 84 balls and stunned the home side.
He was ultimately dismissed prodding at a ball outside off stump, a surprising way to go given his brilliant counterattack.
We were 5/99 and soon six down when TVS was joined by Taz Matthews who commenced a valuable and mature contribution of 15 from 78 balls.
The match was interrupted at tea by some hectic weather coming off St Vincent’s Gulf.
After the extended break TVS saw his patient innings come to an end after 22 off 79 balls.
Brad Schaper also contributed a solid lower-order 25 before being last-wicket down with us dismissed for a below par 167.
With play extended to 7pm, we got 12 overs at the opposition and had them 1/16 at stumps after a good bowling effort.
We will have our work cut out for us on Saturday as we defend our score, but we have a quality bowling line-up and could still salvage a result yet.
At Gawler River, our C grade came up against old foes Blue Brigade, who batted first and made 117.
We had a quality attack with seven guys getting a spell and Liam Beazleigh (3/19), Brad Matters (2/9) and Dylan Milhench (2/6) all reaped the benefits of some tight bowling.
In reply, we lost three early wickets but Nathan Kennedy continued on his merry way, scoring 70*, with Milhench (32) joining him to put the match beyond doubt.
In the D grade, we defeated Angle Vale, with new recruit Danyal Malik performing well.