West Augusta beat Quorn in an upset and South claim another win

CRICKET: West Augusta Cricket Club shocked the compeition on the weekend with a 29-run win over premiership contenders, Quorn.
CRICKET: West Augusta Cricket Club shocked the compeition on the weekend with a 29-run win over premiership contenders, Quorn.

West have caused a major upset with a 29-run win over Quorn.

After being bowled out for 39 the week before, the Hawks responded in the best way possible, by scoring 200 and coming away with their second win of the season.

Last year's fourth-placed side travelled to Quorn and stunned their opponents in a tremendous team performance with five batsmen scoring over 20 and every bowler taking a wicket.

West began their innings with Kale Irvine and new recruit Matheesha Herath at the top of the order.

Irvine was first to fall for 11 and then captain Mitchell Foote was bowled by Cameron Finlay for four to leave the visitors 2/36.

From there, West started to build their innings.

Herath fell for 25 but began a run of five batsmen to score over 20.

The best partnership for the afternoon came when Darcy Irvine joined Josh Dunstan at the crease.

Dunstan was the highest scorer for the innings with 63 runs and combined with Irvine in an 86-run stand that swing the game in their favour.

Although they dismissed both batsmen in quick succession, Quorn struggled to take regular wickets and were put on the back foot thanks to the contributions of Lachie Woodforde (34) and Max Jenkins (27).

Even though the tail didn't wag for West, they were still able to put a solid total on the board and finished their fifty overs with 8/200.

In response, Quorn needed their openers to start well but their usually reliable captain, Alex Hosking, was dismissed without scoring by Mitchell Foote.

Baker and Helmore steadied the ship and it was evident that Quorn weren't going to let the game slip easily.

They lost two more wickets but Baker remained calm and kept his side in contention at the half way mark.

At 3/105 and with Baker and Corey Finlay at the crease, Quorn were right in the hunt but when Josh Dunstan brought an end to Baker's 68-run innings, they were once again in trouble.

Corey Finlay followed him to the sheds and despite some lower order runs from Cleyton (18), Cameron (16) and Lachie Finlay (24), Quorn fell short by 29 runs.

West will look to carry their momentum into next week's game with Central/Stirling while Quorn will hope to get back on track with a win against South.

Central/Stirling vs. South

Will Waterworth's maiden A-Grade hundred was the highlight of a perfect day for South in their comprehensive win over Central/Stirling.

In just his 16th A-Grade game, the young all-rounder came to the crease early in the innings and returned to the sheds to applause from his teammates with a magnificent 120.

South cashed in on Central's lack of star power, scoring almost 100 runs in the last 10 overs of their innings to finish with 4/253.

Amongst Waterworth's efforts, captain Greg Shirley continued his run scoring with 65 and his brother Craig finished the innings with a blistering 42 not out.

There wasn't a lot to cheer about for Central in the field, taking just four wickets, as the game appeared to be taken away from them in the latter part of the innings.

The momentum remained with South in the second innings as well with Ben Trewartha disturbing the stumps of Lucas Hill in the very first over.

Sam Carter replaced him at the crease and joined Jeremy Edson it what would be the only substantial partnership of the innings.

Carter made 27 at a fairly quick rate but once he fell, South were able to clean things up quite quickly.

After Will's heroics with the bat, his brother Rex stole the spotlight once he got ball in hand.

He cleaned up Edson with the first ball of his spell to take his first A-Grade wicket and then added two more to his tally, ending with figures of 3/10 off five overs.

From there, it wasn't great viewing for Central.

Apart from Harrison Dunemann scoring four in his A-Grade debut and Nick Wedding's incredible seven not out, it was all South.

The Tigers lost 8/19 to collapse to all out for 86 in a game that they never really looked a chance of winning.

Forward fixture

  • Rnd 4: South Augusta vs. Quorn
  • Rnd 4: West Augusta vs. Central Stirling
  • Rnd 5: West Augusta vs. South Augusta
  • Rnd 5: Quorn vs. Central Stirling