Impressive batting leads Smoky Bay and Ceduna to weekend wins

A century from Chris Williams led Smoky Bay to a 10-wicket Far West cricket success away to Streaky Bay on Saturday.

Blake Kenny's half-century helped Streaky to 7/164, only for Williams to dominate as Smoky made 0/166.

The hosts went to the crease only to lose openers Craig Johnson, 24 runs, and Paul Kilby, five, in quick succession to be 2/32.

Kenny made 54 runs and combined with both Liam Buckley, 24, and James Jacobi, 10, to help Streaky Bay into triple figures, before he became the fifth player to be dismissed to take the score to 5/135.

Tait Johnson added nine runs and Shane Pittaway finished 12 not out for the home side.

Jonty Thompson, in his first senior game, and Leon Wright both finished with figures of 2/21 to lead the bowling.

The run chase turned into the Williams show as he and fellow opener Liam Pope reeled in the Streaky total.

Williams finished on an unbeaten 102 and Pope was 43 not out as Smoky Bay enjoyed a comprehensive victory.

Elsewhere, a big partnership between Brendan Kloeden and Andrew Miller guided Ceduna to a 19-run win against Thevenard.

Both Kloeden and Miller made half-centuries in Ceduna's 10/217, with Thevenard falling short on 8/198.

Ceduna went to the crease first but suffered immediately as Charlie Williams was caught for a duck.

Bredon Smart was then caught for 15 and at 2/36 it was time for Kloeden and Miller to make their mark.

The pair pushed Ceduna past 100 and were looking good for a century partnership until Miller was run out for 58, taking the score to 3/133.

Kloeden then combined with Joseph Beattie for a 60-run stand that came to an end when Beattie was stumped for 20, while nine runs later Kloeden had his stumps knocked over for 89.

The Ceduna tail failed to wag as the visitors lost their last five wickets for only 10 runs.

Jarrad Trowbridge took the important wicket of Kloeden on his way to 3/51, while Josh Threadgold added 3/43 and Ryan Meier took 2/38.

Thevenard also lost an opener in the early overs as Dom Denton was caught for six.

Trowbridge and Meier added 53 runs until the latter was removed for 17, while six runs later Trowbridge fell for 38 to see the hosts sit at 3/67.

Lachlan Wilkins and Josh Threadgold then made 70 in a sturdy partnership which had Thevenard in sight of the total.

Wilkins was bowled for 30 to break the pairing, while the wicket of Threadgold for 49 had the hosts at 5/155.

They proved pivotal wickets for Ceduna as the subsequent dismissals of Jacob Grills, Matthew Degner and Mark Threadgold ended the charge, while Brody Skinner finished 15 not out.

Dwayne Ettridge and Lachlan Marks both claimed three wickets.