The Border Watch : November 29th 2013
58 BARBER SHIELD CRICKET Starved of on-fi eld action JACKSON JA T tr TREVOR email@example.com ROUND 2 of the Mount Gambier District Cricket Association’s Barber Shield is set to be played tomorrow after last week’s washout...weather permitting. With the fi ne weather during the week the turf should be holding up well and with some sunshine forecast for the weekend all is set for a great day of cricket. As was the case in Round 1, this weekend’s fi xtures are to be played in a one-day format but little else has changed from last week’s preview. Penola v South AS I said last week I would consider this game the match of the round and with the game set down for McCorquindale Park and now with the one-day format, Penola would have to start favourites. Jase Bateman made 46 in his last outing for Penola against East Gambier and was well supported by George Kidman in the top order and if Brad Maney can come close to his fi gures of 6/9 off eight overs against East, Penola are certainly in the hunt. Kidman considers Penola to have a strong one-day side and he is no slouch with the ball either. In fact he says his side is a strong one-day line-up so don’t be surprised if Penola takes the points. All eyes have been on South to see if it has what it takes to claim yet another Barber Shield crown, but the team was less than impressive against Kalangadoo in the opening round. While South did take the win, after a solid opening partnership from Dave Somerfi eld and Alex Henschke the middle order collapsed, leaving Michael Sims and Nick Laube to mop up. But it did show the depth in the South line up – when it all goes pearshaped they have the talent to man up – so Penola will have to be sharp for the whole innings. South also have plenty of ability with the ball from the likes of Henschke, Somerfield, Matthew O’Neil and Kieran Ashby so the match should provide plenty of action. Kalangadoo v Kongorong THIS game is set down for Marist Park and should be another intriguing encounter. Kalangadoo put up a good fight against South in its fi rst match back in the competition after many years in the wilderness. The top order struggled against the reigning champions in that match with the bulk of the run scoring left to David Dowdell, Jamie Hale and Matthew May, with Jakob Opie also chipping in, so Kalangadoo will need a solid opening partnership to capitalise on its line up. In the Round 1 clash against West, the Kalangadoo batsmen were able to last the full 40 overs, and with this match played in the same format, they would be looking for more of the same. Likewise the bowlers were able to contain West and May also showed class with the ball against South in the opening round of the Barber Shield, as did Cameron Jorgenson. But they will need to be sharp if they are to contain Kongorong’s Jake Blackwell, however, with a poor showing in Round 1 of the Barber Shield against Mil Lel, it will take a bigger Mil Lel v North Sportsmen’s FREW Park should provide a great spectacle right in the heart of town with this match. Mil Lel are coming off a strong win over Kongorong while North were surprised by West Gambier in the opening round and will be looking to bounce back. Joe Fox provided a solid foundation for Mil Lel to build on in Round 1 with Mark Smith chipping in for a quality 55, but a couple of run outs confused the issue – communication will be the key. Justin Taylor can do damage for Mil Lel with the ball, taking an economic 3/9 in Round 1 including fi ve maidens, while Joshua Fidler was equally impressive, fi nishing with 3/13. North struggled in its shock loss to West in the opening round with only Gavin Coon and Michael Silvy offering any resistance. Likewise with the ball they were unable to defend the meagre total, with West easily reaching the target, and even an impressive six wicket haul from Michael Johnston couldn’t stop the rot, but it does offer some light at the end of the tunnel. North will be looking for a bit of redemption after Round 1 so anything is possible. West v East EAST will fi nd the going tough when it takes on West at Malseed Park. It was comprehensively defeated in Round 1 against Penola, although it did strike Maney in devastating form with the ball, losing the fi rst six wickets to the demon bowler. The top order will need to fi re and not leave the bulk of the work to middleorder batsmen Zac Watson and Simon Golebiowski. East certainly made use of its bowling line up against Penola and Dwayne Holman will need some assistance with the ball to have an impact on the game. West are coming off that decisive eight wicket victory over North in Round 1 and will be looking to continue that form. While there was little to say about the run chase in that match – West reaching the total with the loss of just one wicket – the remainder of the batting line up was anything but impressive. But with the ball they were solid. Shane Dycer, Ryan Hosking and Derek Sargeant all fi nished with two wickets, with Dycer and Hosking hitting their spot, racking up four maidens each. Going on Round 1 form, West are sure to take the points in this match. Barber Shield ladder (at end of Round 1) Pos. 1 Mil Lel 2 Penola Points 9.55 9.42 3 South Gambier 9.27 4 West Gambier 5 Kalangadoo 6 North Sportsman’s 2.91 7 Kongorong 8 East Gambier 58 - The Border Watch, Friday, November 29, 2013 2.67 2.10 9.03 3.14 TIME TO SHINE: Dwaine Holman and his East Gambier teammates will swap colours for whites tomorrow when they tackle West Gambier at Malseed Park. WHOOSH, THAT WAS CLOSE: South Gambier’s Michael Sims can expect more fi reworks when he faces the Penola attack tomorrow at McCorquindale Park. VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au Cricketers pray to the weather gods effort from Kongorong’s top order to grab the win. Michael Leese and Tom Glynn will need to dig in to create a solid base to build on and Kongorong will require a big performance with the ball from Glynn and Adam Maidment to hold contain Kalangadoo. Both teams will be looking to open their accounts this season and should provide a tight battle. ON GUARD: Todd Carpenter and his Mil Lel teammates face North Gambier at Frew Park tomorrow.
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