The Border Watch : February 6th 2014
30 SPORT South East XI back on track Schutz stars in Round 2 victory MORRIS ROD firstname.lastname@example.org MAKING amends for an ordinary start was uppermost in the minds of the South East XI in Round 2 of the South Australian Cricket Association's 2013-14 Country Carnival on Tuesday. After dropping its opening game against Yorke Peninsula on Monday, South East had to defeat Mid North the following day and then try and account for Murray Districts/Barrier in its final qualifying game, which was still in progress when The Border Watch went to press yesterday. However with Yorke Peninsula defeating Murray Districts/Barrier by five wickets on Tuesday, South East were not only relying on its own win, but a loss to Yorke Peninsula against Mid North to earn a grand final spot. Tuesday's round against Mid North was played at Gliderol Stadium in the heart of Glenelg, arguably Adelaide's prettiest suburb. Mid North skipper, Ben Burgess won the toss and elected to bat and his team started slowly but solidly. South Gambier's Alex Hentschke made the first breakthrough, trapping Riley Barker leg before wicket for six. Most of the Mid North top order batsmen got away to a start, but none could seriously go onto a big score. Best of the line-up was Craig Reimann with a well made 54, ably supported by Raed Hannum (35) and Andrew Kokot (27). Mid North were eventually bowled out for 203 off 44.3 overs and the Hentschke claimed 2/28 from seven overs and Penola's George Kidman took 2/26 off eight. Mitch Lowe (1/41) and Alex Bowd (1/14) were also among the wicket takers. The chase PENOLA'S Jase Bateman came and went in the blink of an eye, clean bowled for just one run before opener, Jake Schutz (North Gambier) and No. 3, Jacob McGrice (Lucindale) settled down for a second wicket partnership, which ultimately turned out to be a match winning union. Schutz top scored with 82 and McGrice made 54 before the Mid North bowlers were able to break their defences. George Kidman and Mitch Lowe both failed to trouble the scorers, while in the middle order, Mark Smith (Mil Lel) impressed with a hard working 46. South East lost a couple more wickets before skipper Robbie Drenthen and Mitch Lewis were united at the crease and got their team over the line on the third ball of the 49th over with three wickets to spare. The win kept South East in third place on the ladder, but within striking distance of Yorke Peninsula if the latter should falter. The carnival will come to a climax tomorrow with positional playoffs for all eight teams in the championship. Round 2: Fleurieu & Districts Red 8/169 d Eyre Peninsula 165; Upper North 8/250 d Fleurieu & Districts Gold 118; South East 7/204 d Mid North 203; Yorke Peninsula 5/167 d Murray Districts/Barrier 166. best of the South East bowlers was North Gambier's Mitch Lewis with 3/32 from eight overs. VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au BEST BOWLER: Mitch Lowe took 3/32 against Mid North to be the best South East bowler in Round 2. GREAT KNOCK: South East opener, Jake Schutz, top scored with a brilliant 82 against Mid North in Round 2 of the SACA Country Championships. Pictures: PETER ARGENT 30 - The Border Watch, Thursday, February 6, 2014 SOLID SUPPORT: Batting in the middle order, Mark Smith made 46 against Mid North.
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