The Border Watch : February 5th 2014
30 cricket – cOUNtrY cArNiVAL SWIFT GA manual $15,490 DRIVE FROM AWAY MORE FUN MORE SWIFT ViSit US ONLiNe borderwatch.com.au MAC SUZUKI 635979 44 Mount Gambier Road, Millicent Phone 8733 1461 LMVD 45868 SOUTH EAST XI (back row, from left): Mark Smith, Jake McGrice, Jake Schutz, Alex Hentschke, Curt Evans, Alex Bowd, Mitch Lowe, Kevin Crosby (manager). Front: Matt McInerney, Mitch Lewis, Robbie Drenthen (captain), George Kidman, Jase Bateman, Ben Wilson. Pictures: PETER ARGENT Opening round loss for Se Xi Behind the eightball from the start of SACA’s Senior Country Carnival MORRIS ROD email@example.com THE combined South East XI made a shaky – and unsuccessful – start to the South Australian Cricket Association's 2013-14 Senior Country Carnival earlier this week. Led by South Gambier premier- ship player, Robbie Drenthen, South East stumbled to a 58 run loss at the hands of Yorke Peninsula in the opening round of the four day statewide carnival. Played at the Henley Grange Memorial Oval in cool, windy and overcast conditions on Monday, vastly different to what the state experienced in the days leading up to the carnival or what was offered yesterday, Yorke Peninsula won the toss and opted to bat, but South East struck early. South Gambier bowler, Alex Hentschke claimed the wicket of Adelaide Strikers development listed player, James Moss, who is also a former Adelaide Crows and Central District footballer. Moss was sent packing for a duck, but his fellow opener, Sam Graetz (29) and No. 3, Adam Pitt (22) stemmed the early damage with a solid second wicket partnership. Todd McPharlin (55) and Shane Moss (34 not out) also made valuable middle order contribu- (Lucindale) with 15 and Penola stalwart, George Kidman (46) stopped the blood flow for a little while. Mil Lel teenager, Mark Smith was also handy with 41 and Alex Hentschke chipped in with 15 before the inevitable tail collapse which saw Mitch Lewis (8), Mitch Lowe (1) and Curt Evans (6) come and go rather cheaply. Drenthen tried desperately to get his team over the line with an unbeaten 22 but eventually ran out of partners as South East were dismissed for 173 on the third ball of the 42nd over. At the time of The Border Watch going to press yesterday, South East were involved in its Round 2 game against Mid North at Gliderol Stadium and today will play its final qualifying match against Murray Districts/Barrier at Prospect Oval. Tomorrow will see all eight teams in the carnival play final positional matches. SOUTH SPEEDSTER: Alex Hentschke in Round 1 for the South East. tions, while the star of the show was Ryan Darling who made an unbeaten 81 as Yorke Peninsula cruised to 4/231 off its mandatory 50 overs. Hentschke was the best of the South East bowlers with 2/38 from 30 - The Border Watch, Wednesday, February 5, 2014 his 10 overs, while teammates, Mitch Lewis (North Gambier) and Curt Evans (Penola) both took 1/32, Lewis from five overs and Evans from three. The South East run chase started disastrously, losing both openers – Jake Schutz (North) and Ben Wilson (formerly Yahl, now Adelaide) – without a score on the board. No. 3 batsman, Jase Bateman (Penola) fared little better, scoring just one run, before Jacob McGrice Round 1 results – Yorke Peninsula 4/231(Ryan Darling 81 not out, Todd McPharlin 55, Shane Moss 34 not out, Sam Graetz 29; Alex Hentschke 2/38) d South East 173 (George Kidman 46, Mark Smith 41; Luke Pridham 4/30, Ryan Darling 3/22). Fleurieu & Districts Red 157 d Fleurieu & Districts Gold 153. Upper North 9/151 d Eyre Peninsula 149. Mid North 7/180 d Murray Districts/Barrier 7/179.
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