Ceduna 8/172 def Thevenard 10/133
Ceduna secured a hard-fought 39-run victory over Thevenard in round 10 Far West cricket action on Saturday.
Jamie Bennett’s 41 helped the home team to 8/172, before Thevenard was bowled out for 133 in response.
Ceduna opened the batting with Brendan Kloeden and Jaxon Bennett putting on a 51-run stand.
Bennett hit three boundaries before departing for 27, with Kloeden following eight runs later for 21 – both falling to Josh Seidl.
Bredon Smart was out for just nine, but Charlie Williams provided Jamie Bennett with support as he reached 23.
Williams was the next to go, however Lachlan Marks joined Bennett and the pair added 49 runs for the fifth wicket.
The partnership ended when Bennett was caught for 41 to leave Ceduna on 5/154.
It led to a rocky end as Wayne Miller was out for two and Marks then fell for 17 to take the score to 7/160.
Kade Maddigan was the last Ceduna player out for five.
Seidl ended with figures of 2/26, while Matthew Cox grabbed 2/35 for Thevenard.
Josh Threadgold was the first Thevy player out for just six runs and fellow opener Jarrad Trowbridge was unable to build on last weekend’s half-century when caught for 15.
Three runs later Jacob Grills was out for two to leave Thevenard on 3/37.
Lachlan Wilkins and Seidl combined for a 40-run stand to give the visitors a chance, but Wilkins produced a chance at 34 which Smart graciously accepted.
Seidl and Tom Woods helped Thevenard intro triple figures only for Seidl’s knock to come to an end at 22.
Thevenard then lost Cox for just two to sit at 6/111, with Kane Wilkins not troubling the scorers and Ryan Irvine out for one.
The wicket of Woods for 33 had Thevenard on the brink at 9/130 and it was all over three runs later when Jonty Woods was caught for one run.
Dwayne Ettridge and Marks led with the ball as they both took three wickets.
Streaky Bay 8/185 def Smoky Bay 6/160
An 87-run partnership between Brody Hutchinson and Damien Johnson helped Streaky Bay to a 25-run triumph over Smoky Bay.
Hutchinson top scored with 60 runs and Johnson added 41 in Streaky Bay’s 8/185, with Smoky falling short on 6/160.
Streaky made a solid start at the crease as Tobyn Lennell reached 17 and Hutchinson began his charge, but Lennell and then Blake Kenny, two, were dismissed in quick succession to leave the hosts 2/31.
Mark Dolling made 14 before his wicket brought Hutchinson and Johnson together.
The pair batted well to close in on a century partnership which would not eventuate as Johnson was caught to leave Streaky at 4/156.
Darren Brown came and went without scoring, and Streaky again lost 2/0 soon after – including the wicket of Hutchinson.
Joe McInnis was the last player out after making 10 runs.
Jacob Beattie was Smoky Bay’s best with the ball as he took 4/32.
Beattie then went to the crease with Chris Williams and the pair made a bright start as they passed 50 runs.
Beattie had his stumps knocked over for 33, and after a 33-run partnership with Riley Prince it was Williams’ turn to depart when caught on 32.
The wicket of Waylon Drew for one left Smoky on 3/85, with Joe Williams then bowled for seven.
Prince and Liam Pope put on a 27-run stand yet Smoky’s biggest concern was the run rate as overs ticked by.
Prince was dismissed for 32 and Broadie Chandler soon followed for two to leave Smoky Bay on 6/133.
Pope finished on 38 not out and Peter Collins added 12 not out, however Smoky ran out of overs to fall 25 runs short.
Johnson claimed 3/37 for Streaky Bay.