Chapman stars for Waddikee/Warramboo

Waddikee/Warramboo strengthened their position atop the Le Hunte cricket ladder with a 67-run success against Wudinna in A grade action on Sunday.

The visitors posted 6/228 with Tyler Chapman making an unbeaten century, while Wudinna could only manage 7/161.

The WaddiBoos opened the batting yet Adam Murphy was out for only two as Lubin Stringer, 12 runs, and Corey Waters added 34 runs for the second wicket.

After Stringer’s dismissal Jared Sampson grabbed 24 runs in a 38-run partnership with Waters, who was then caught for 34.

The wicket of Sampson had the WaddiBoos at 4/91 and Jake Bruce then added 23 runs, yet the star of the show was Chapman.

After Bruce’s dismissal left Waddikee/Warramboo at 5/119, Chapman took command of the match, with partner Kane Murphy only adding 11 runs.

Chapman was dominant as he raced to a century and eventually finished on 104 not out.

Jackson Petty and Simon Petty each took two wickets.

Tyson Jackson was out for a duck, but a half-century stand between Viv O’Brien, 53 runs, and Steve Westlake, 21, got Wudinna up and running in response.

After O’Brien’s dismissal had Wudinna at 3/94, Darryl Marshall took over as he eventually made 46.

Yet the runs were coming too slowly for the home side to seriously challenge and after Marshall they lost a further three wickets for 11 runs, with Matthew Foster watching on as he finished on 24 not out.

Stringer and Murphy led with three wickets each.

Elsewhere, Western Districts were rattled for just 97 as Kyancutta went on to win by eight wickets.

Julian Gosling and Leigh Scholz took Districts to 25 only for both batsmen to fall, while Angus Gunn made just five runs.

Trent Brace was out for 10 to have Districts at 4/42, while Cameron Hicks and Shard Gosling fell in quick succession for three and seven runs respectively.

Josh Horgan and Wade Shepperd had added 23 runs by the time Horgan was caught for nine, with Shepperd eventually dismissed after top scoring with 24.

The wicket of Cameron Tomney brought the innings to a close and Kyancutta looked on course for a win.

Ty McKenna took 3/10 from eight overs, while Darren O’Brien claimed two scalps.

Kyancutta lost Jeffrey Bigg for just one run, but Zac Fitzgerald ensured they chased down the total with ease as he smashed 81 not out.

O’Brien played a supporting role with nine runs and Hayden Heath did the same with seven not out to see Kyancutta finish on 2/106.

Kysen Shepperd and Tomney took the two Districts wickets.