Quorn smashes West

A GRADE: Brendon Davis took six wickets in Central/Stirling's win over South Augusta.
A GRADE: Brendon Davis took six wickets in Central/Stirling's win over South Augusta.

Quorn v West Augusta

QUORN hosted West Augusta for their round nine Port Augusta Cricket Association A grade clash.

The home side won the toss and elected to bat but it was the visitors who got on top early with West Augusta's Steven Hutchins removing opener Baker (0) to have Quorn 1/7.

However, Hocking came in at number three and together with opener Bury, Quorn got on a roll taking, building a handy partnership until Hocking (44 runs) was out LBW to Hollitt.

Hollitt again struck for West, getting Giffiths (two runs) out LBW and Quorn were 3/75.

However, Williams was next to enter and together with Bury, they saw the score zoom past 200 for Quorn.

However, West's Jason McInerney struck to end the brilliant partnership and Bury departed just four runs short of a century on 96.

Williams - after an impressive 72-run innings - went soon after as Hollitt struck again and batsmen Cameron Finlay (18 not out) and Rob Britza (8 not out) and guided Quorn to an impressive total of 5/254 after their 50 overs.

In response, West Augusta never really got going.

Their top five batsmen were dismissed without making double figures and Quorn were well on top with West Augusta 5/35.

Dustin (22 runs) and McInerney (14 not out) provided some resistance in the middle order but West's last four bastmen were all dismissed for ducks and Quorn bowled West out for 59.

Francis was the pick of Quorn's bowlers with 4/27 from his six overs while Bury was outstanding as well with 3/10 from his seven overs.

South Augusta v Central/Stirling

Central/Striling got the points in their clash with South Augusta.

South batted first and were cruising along until Wedding struck, removing Irvine (10 runs) and when W Waterworth was run out and R Waterworth was caught for naught, South slumped to 3/30.

Gill (18 runs) hang around together with opener Cuffe (28) they pushed the score past 60, but when Gill was bowled but Davis, Cuffe went shortly after as Davis struck again.

Trewartha (26 runs) got the tail wagging and number nine, but ultimately South were bowled out for 113 in the 47th over.

Davis was outstanding, taking six wickets, 6/28.

Central/Striling made easy work of the run chase.

South did strike early, removing McDonald (3 runs) and first drop Baxter (4) to have Central/Stirling 2/15, but Khan (56 runs) came to the crease to make an impressive half century.

He was eventually bowled by Trewartha but the job was as good as done with opener Harrison and Miller taking the Cental/Stirling over the line, 3/117.

Parkinson was tidy, with 2/14 from his seven overs.