Western Districts 6/160 def Wudinna 10/68
The duo of Angus Gunn and Cameron Tomney were pivotal as Western Districts enjoyed a 112-run A grade Le Hunte cricket win against Wudinna on Saturday.
Gunn made 70 not out in Districts’ total of 6/180, while Tomney helped tear through Wudinna with five wickets as they were all out for 68.
Districts elected to bat although lost Trent Brace for a duck in the early overs.
Leigh Scholz made 30 runs, Julian Gosling reached 22 and Shard Gosling hit 20 as Districts ticked along, but the innings belonged to Gunn.
He was impressive at the crease and saw off the Wudinna attack time and again.
Gunn was assisted in the final overs by Wade Shepperd, who added 14 runs.
Tyson Jackson finished with 2/36 from his eight overs.
Wudinna, who were looking to draw level with Western Districts on two victories, never got going and aside from 16 runs from Steve Westlake struggled at the crease.
Tomney was in fine form as he dismissed Jackson for six runs, Tyler Inglis and Neil Seaman for two, Brennan Franklin for a duck and Jackson Petty for seven.
Ezra Foster was the only other batsman to reach double figures to finish with 10 runs in what was a dominant display from Districts.
Tomney finished with 5/12 and two maidens from eight overs, while Kysen Shepperd and Brace took two wickets apiece.
Waddikee/Warramboo 7/189 def Kyancutta 9/136
Tyler Chapman hit a half-century as Waddikee/Warramboo grabbed a third win of the season by 53 runs against Kyancutta.
Chapman made 51 as the WaddiBoos posted 7/189 from their 40 overs, with Kyancutta only able to reach 9/136 in response.
Waddikee/Warramboo had to recover from a poor start which saw them reeling at 4/52.
Openers Lubin Stringer, three runs, and Wade O’Brien, six, never got going and Jared Sampson was quickly back in the pavilion for five, while Kade Murphy made 12.
It was left to Chandler May and Chapman to put runs on the board, with May reaching 30 before he was stumped to leave the home side 5/99.
Chapman’s knock of 51 was ended by Darren O’Brien, but Jayden Fridd and Asher Sampson kept the pressure up with a 58-run partnership.
Sampson was bowled for 31, leaving Fridd unbeaten on 27 as the innings drew to a close.
Jordan Stutley, Tasman Fitzgerald and O’Brien each took two wickets.
Fitzgerald was dismissed for just six as Kyancutta went to the crease, although there were runs forthcoming in the form of Hamish May’s 24, 17 from Stutley, 13 from Zakeriah Lovegrove and an innings-best of 38 from Ty McKenna.
That gave the defending champions some hope as they aimed for successive victories, yet the lower order provided little support aside from O’Brien’s 12 not out to see them fall short.
May and Chapman carried over their earlier form to finish with 3/27 and 2/12, while Stringer took 2/15.
Western Districts picked up a comfortable 89-run triumph against Wudinna.
Led by 68 not out from Darci Best and Jesse Pittaway’s 42 not out, Districts made 4/181 and then bowled Wudinna out for 92.
Shane Pittaway starred with 5/13 for Western Districts.
Kyancutta got the better of Waddikee/Warramboo by 27 runs.
Kyancutta batted first and made 8/207, with the WaddiBoos all out for 182.