Big partnership leads Far West to victory

A dominant display in the run chase led Far West to a nine-wicket A grade Henderson Shield victory against Le Hunte at Thevenard on Saturday.

Le Hunte opened the day with 9/174 before a big partnership from Alex Fraser and Bredon Smart saw Far West home with 1/177.

Le Hunte's Chandler May impressed at the top of the order with 68 runs, with support from Ty McKenna's 20 and 16 runs from Jordan Stutley.

May and McKenna combined for a partnership of 55 runs until the latter was caught to leave the score at 3/97.

The visitors lost momentum in the middle order amid a spell of five wickets falling for 27 runs, taking the score to 8/147.

Dylan Doudle's 11 not out led Le Hunte through the final overs.

Josh Threadgold was the pick of the Far West bowlers as he took 4/18, while Smart added 2/17.

The hosts started poorly at the crease as Chris Williams was caught for a duck, only for Fraser to be joined by Smart for a match-winning stand.

Fraser carried the bat to finish on 72 not out and Smart top-scored with an unbeaten 79 in a partnership of 172 runs.

Fraser smacked 12 boundaries and Smart hit 10 fours and a six in a punishing display which leaves Far West with a chance of reaching the grand final.

Kane Grocke took the lone Le Hunte wicket.

In the B grade, Le Hunte won a thrilling contest by one wicket at Ceduna.

The home side was bowled out for 92, with Le Hunte crawling over the line on 9/94.

Far West's Travis Goodwin led the way with the bat as he made 38 runs, with support from Leon Wight's 12 and 10 runs from Toby Lee.

The hosts had to overcome a sluggish start and then pushed on in the latter overs through Broadie Chandler's 14 not out.

Kysen Shepperd and Keron Cummings grabbed four wickets apiece for Le Hunte.

The visitors got off to a good start with a 41-run partnership between Troy Klante, 17 runs, and Tyson Jackson, 23, only to stutter in the middle order.

Le Hunte lost four wickets for only 11 runs and struggled to regain momentum with the target in sight.

A further run of 4/7 threatened to derail their chase yet Harrison Scholz' 11 not out led Le Hunte home.

Lee bowled well to take 5/30 and Goodwin added 3/21 for Far West.