Comfortable wins for Ceduna and Thevenard in Far West cricket

CHIEF DESTROYER: Ceduna's Charlie Williams, alongside Smoky Bay's Leon Wright, ripped through the Smoky lineup to finish with five wickets. Picture: Andrew Brooks
CHIEF DESTROYER: Ceduna's Charlie Williams, alongside Smoky Bay's Leon Wright, ripped through the Smoky lineup to finish with five wickets. Picture: Andrew Brooks

Charlie Williams starred for Ceduna as it demolished Smoky Bay to win by eight wickets in Far West cricket on Saturday.

Smoky Bay batted first yet was all out for a paltry 47, with the home side cruising to 2/53 to record another victory.

Brad Gay was out for four to have Smoky Bay at 1/5 and the visitors were not helped by the further wickets of Riley Prince, Michael Godrey and Chris Williams, the latter two dismissed by Williams, for one run each.

The wicket of Leon Wright for seven left Smoky Bay reeling at 7/29, although Brad Tremaine and Matthew Stott put on 18 for the next wicket.

Tremaine made four runs and Stott was the top scorer with nine.

Stott was bowled by Andrew Miller and Tremaine and Harlee Chandler soon followed to see Smoky Bay lose its final three wickets for no runs.

Williams finished with fantastic figures of 5/14 from nine overs with five maidens, while Miller took 2/12.

Williams then took to the crease to open the batting alongside in-form Brendan Kloeden and the pair put on 22 before Kloeden was caught for 11.

Williams was the next to fall for Ceduna, caught off the bowling of Gay for 16 to make the score 2/40.

Bredon Smart grabbed four runs and Miller 13 as they finished Smoky off in just the sixth over.

Gay and Eddie Vaughan took the Smoky Bay wickets.

A century stand at the top of the order helped Thevenard to an 87-run success over Streaky Bay.

Jarrad Trowbridge and Josh Threadgold gave the visitors the perfect platform with a 107-run partnership as Thevenard made 9/188, before bowling Streaky out for 101.

Trowbridge was the top scorer with 74 before he was caught, with Lachlan Wilkins following two runs later for a duck.

Threadgold, 52 runs, was joined by Ryan Meier, 27, and the pair added a further 62 runs which proved crucial as the wicket of Meier to make it 3/171 triggered a late collapse.

Threadgold was the next to go and he was soon joined by Josh Cummings, Beau Halbert, Josh Penna, Matthew Degner and Tom Muir, who all fell without reaching double digits as Thevenard lost 7/15.

Mark Dolling led the bowling with 3/30, while Steve Westwood and Brodie Hutchinson took two wickets apiece.

Streaky did not enjoy a similar opening as Nick Schumann, six runs, and Noah Legovini, four, both fell with the score on 11.

Westwood, nine, and Zac Lovegrove, 12, put on 20 for the next wicket and then Dolling made 19 runs when he joined Lovegrove.

Dolling, Lijah Daniel and Cody Allen were all removed with the score on 59, although Josh Higgins provided late resistance as he made 21 runs.

His wicket left Streaky at 8/88 and Blake Kenny was the last man out for nine.

Wilkins took 3/22 for Thevenard, while Trowbridge, Threadgold and Penna each grabbed two wickets.

The T/20 competition starts this Saturday as Thevenard hosts Smoky Bay at 12pm and Western United at 3pm, while Ceduna hosts Western United at 12pm and then Smoky Bay at 3pm.