Far West suffers Henderson Shield and Horgan Shield defeats away to Eastern Eyre

Far West suffered two Henderson Shield defeats away to Eastern Eyre on Saturday, including a four-wicket A grade loss at Cleve.

Bredon Smart's half-century led Far West to 8/184, only for the home side to reach 6/189.

Far West won the toss and elected to bat, however openers Jamie Bennett and Jarrad Trowbridge could only make four and 11 runs respectively.

Smart and Chris Williams helped steady the innings from 2/18, pushing Far West past 50 before Williams was caught off the bowling of Todd Schumann for 21.

Josh Threadgold joined Smart and the pair gave Far West the partnership that was needed to build a big total as they added 75 runs for the fourth wicket.

The partnership came to an end when another Schumann delivery was caught by Angus Slack, with Threadgold out for 26 to take the score to 4/127.

Charlie Williams could only add nine runs, while both Darren Brown and Liam Pope fell with the score on 155.

Smart reached 57 before he was the last player dismissed, while late hitting from Lachlan Wilkins, 23 not out, improved the final tally.

Angus Turner led with the ball for Eastern Eyre as he claimed 4/32, while Schumann ended with 2/32.

The home suffered a disastrous start as both Michael Noble and Ashley Masters were dismissed by Charlie Williams for ducks.

Tom Davey and Schumann set about repairing the innings and put on 58 runs for the third wicket before Schumann was caught for 27.

Carl Jaeschke joined Davey for a 39-run stand, with the latter reaching his half-century before departing for a well-worked 53.

Eastern Eyre continued to get contributions from batsmen down the order, as Slack added 14 runs and Turner 19.

Turner and Jaeschke pushed the hosts closer to the total with their 53-run partnership.

Jaeschke finished not out on 39 and was joined at the end by Dylan Jenner, nine not out, to give Eastern Eyre the victory.

Charlie Williams took 3/32 for Far West.

B grade

Eastern Eyre enjoyed an emphatic 230-run success against Far West in the B grade clash at Rudall.

Thomas Ryan's 108 led the home side to a daunting 9/347, with Far West falling well short to be all out for 117.

Ryan and Zac Meyer opened with a 65-run stand after Eastern Eyre won the toss and elected to bat, with Meyer removed for 47.

Cooper Llewelyn, 26, provided support as Ryan found the gaps with ease in a 102-run partnership which had the home side on course for a big total.

Ryan reached triple figures before finally being removed by Jacob Beattie to take the score to 5/236.

Eastern Eyre's David Smith and Jamie Pearson kept the score ticking along with 23 runs apiece, while Jarrad Schiller made the task even tougher for Far West as he reached 57 not out.

Beattie claimed 2/22 and Andrew Miller added 2/61.

A terrible start to the run chase saw Far West reduced to 6/35, with only opener Matthew Degner reaching double figures.

He was out for 10, while fellow opener Tyson Squire and Brad Tremaine failed to score, Matthew Stott made one run, Eddie Vaughan could only add three and Broadie Chandler was out for six.

Miller's 45 put runs on the board as he combined with Joseph Williams, 29, for a 48-run partnership, while Toby Lee added 14.

The wicket of Josh Wilkins for six ended the clash.

Alec Klingberg was pivotal in the early stages on his way to 4/33, while Kyron McCallum took 3/32 and Jaylnn McCallum added 2/30.

Horgan Shield

Eastern Eyre also triumphed in the Horgan Shield match at Cleve, defeating Far West by eight wickets.

Far West was all out for just 46 runs, with the hosts cruising to 2/47.

Far West progressed to 13 before losing its first wicket, before quickly being reduced to 5/30.

The visitors then lost three wickets with the score on 38, while top scorer Kade Maddigan, 11 runs, and Wally Parkyn were removed on 46 to end the innings.

Max Ramsey was superb in taking 5/6.

Oakley Price was removed for a duck to start the chase, but Jed Burton's 20 and 16 from Ramsey gave Eastern Eyre the victory.

Maddigan and Liam Buckley took the wickets for Far West.