Districts and WaddiBoos secure weekend wins

Kyancutta 10/148 def by Western Districts 8/153

Western Districts returned to the Le Hunte cricket winners list following a two-wicket success against Kyancutta on Saturday.

The reigning champions were all out for 148, but Districts were led by 48 from Julian Gosling to finish on 8/153.

Openers Hamish May, 14 runs, and Joe O’Brien, four, were both sent packing by Mackenzie Best, but the innings really got going with Jordan Stutley and Ty McKenna at the crease.

McKenna just fell short of his half-century when he was caught by Josh Horgan off the bowling of Trent Brace for 46, while Horgan also grasped the chance to remove Stutley for 36 from a Cameron Tomney delivery.

Aside from Mackenzie Heath’s 20 there were few more runs to follow as Brace ripped through the lower order.

He finished with 4/25 from eight overs, while Best claimed 3/17.

Brace, 13 runs, and Leigh Scholz, 15, opened the batting for Districts, yet both fell to O’Brien.

Neither they, nor Angus Gunn with 10 runs, could not capitalise on decent starts.

Gosling carried the visitors forward with 48 before being dismissed by Heath and with O’Brien claiming the wickets of Shard Gosling, Horgan and Darci Best for a combined total of one run it looked as if the match was slipping away from Western Districts.

However, they were led home by Kysen Shepperd’s 26 to take the points.

O’Brien did his part with 5/26 and he was helped by Heath’s 2/33.

Wudinna 10/128 def by Waddikee/Warramboo 5/138

Waddikee/Warramboo continued their impressive start to the season by dispatching of Wudinna by five wickets.

The WaddiBoos bowled well to see Wudinna all out for 128, before successfully chasing the total with 5/138.

Wudinna recovered after losing Tyson Jackson for a duck as Steve Westlake and Remi North put together a partnership which moved them past 50.

Westlake reached his half-century before being caught for 55, while North was caught for 27 – both off the bowling of Kane Murphy.

No other batsman could reach double figures as Wudinna stuttered towards their final total, with Jake Sampson unplayable in claiming five wickets from a devastating spell.

He finished with 5/17 from just 4.4. overs, while Murphy took 3/24.

Ezra Foster removed both Waddikee/Warramboo openers Lubin Stringer for 11 runs and Kane Grocke for 30, but a further 30 runs from Chandler May gave the home side a good platform to build from.

Jake Sampson came in and did the rest as he smashed 37 not out and combined with Jared Sampson, 13 not out, to see the WaddiBoos home.

Foster finished with 3/38.

B grade

Kyancutta and Waddikee/Warramboo claimed victory in their respective B grade matches via forfeit.