Kyancutta 6/295 def Western Districts 9/78
KYANCUTTA opened the new A grade Le Hunte Cricket Association season in style, smashing Western Districts.
It was an impressive victory at Minnipa Town on Saturday on the back of centuries for opener Tasman Fitzgerald and Jordan Stutley, as Kyancutta posted a daunting 6/295.
Western Districts won the toss and elected to bowl, a decision which paid early dividends with the dismissal of Hayden Heath for 12.
Kyancutta then took control as Fitzgerald reached 121 and Stutley 106.
The pair was dominant against the Districts’ attack, with Trent Brace especially expensive in going for 77 runs from his eight overs.
Shaun Carey’s lone over saw Western Districts stage a fightback. He grabbed the important wicket of Stutley, caught by Steven Brands, then dismissed both Joe O’Brien and Tom Freeth for no score.
Josh Horgan chipped in with 2/49 from his seven overs.
Western Districts’ run chase never got going as it stuttered to a paltry 9/78.
Fitzgerald backed up his knock at the crease with an impressive 3/9 from five overs, including the wickets of openers Brace and Angus Gunn.
Mackenzie Heath also contributed with 3/35 from his eight-over spell, while Darren O’Brien – 1/2 from two overs – picked up the wicket of top scorer Shard Gosling, 20.
Waddikee-Warramboo 5/106 def Wudinna 10/98
Waddikee-Warramboo began the defence of its crown with a comfortable victory over Wudinna at Wudinna Town on Saturday.
Waddikee-Warramboo reached 5/106 in response to Wudinna’s total of 10/98.
Lubin Stringer and Kerron Cummings starred with the ball for the WaddiBoos, picking up 3/32 from eight overs and 4/13 from 5.2 overs respectively.
Stringer did well in dismissing the top order, while Cummings picked up the important wicket of Wudinna’s highest scorer Scott Allen, 47, and claimed scalps in the lower order.
Jared Sampson finished not out on 35 as the reigning champions cruised to the total.
He was aided by opener Wade O’Brien’s knock of 24.
Harry Petty led the Wudinna bowling attack with 3/44 from his eight overs, but it was not enough to restrict the WaddiBoos.
Western Districts 3/176 def Kyancutta 9/167
Wes Daniell’s unbeaten 96 helped Western Districts to a first-up win over Kyancutta at Poochera Town on Saturday.
Kyancutta posted 9/167 thanks to Brett O’Brien’s 68 runs, but a lower order collapse ensured Western Districts had a reasonable total to chase.
Daniell carried the bat as he formed an important opening stand with Craig Johnson, 31, which led to the victory.
Waddikee-Warramboo defeated Wudinna by forfeit.