Cricket matches between Kingscote v McGillivray and Western Districts v Wisanger on Kangaroo Island hailed the beginning of summer sport on the island, along with lawn bowls' Open Pennant games

Saturday October 7 saw the beginning of the cricket season, with the draw for the Shovel Shield, with Junior matches in the morning and Senior matches in the afternoon.

Cricket matches between Kingscote v McGillivray and Western Districts v Wisanger were the start of the 20/20 rounds, with the Grand Final being held at the Parndana Show in a few weeks.

These delivered some exciting action for both the Colts and the Senior teams.

The normal rounds of 45 Over competition will start on November 18.

Also on Saturday October 7, lawn bowls had Open Pennant games in Kingscote. The games were between Kingscote Blue v Kingscote Gold, Birchmore Grey v Birchmore Orange and Parndana Red v Parndana White.

Kingscote v McGillivray Colts: One of the Virgo boys batting in the junior game. Photo: Gemma Carlsen.

Kingscote v McGillivray Colts: One of the Virgo boys batting in the junior game. Photo: Gemma Carlsen.

Lawn bowls: Greg Davis of Kingscote Gold. Photo: Gemma Carlsen.

Lawn bowls: Greg Davis of Kingscote Gold. Photo: Gemma Carlsen.

Lawn Bowls: Sandy Holmes from Kingscote Gold. Photo: Gemma Carlsen.

Lawn Bowls: Sandy Holmes from Kingscote Gold. Photo: Gemma Carlsen.

K v McG Seniors: Anthony Anderson. Photo: Gemma Carlsen.

K v McG Seniors: Anthony Anderson. Photo: Gemma Carlsen.

Kingscote v McGillivray Seniors: Paul Green. Photo: Gemma Carlsen.

Kingscote v McGillivray Seniors: Paul Green. Photo: Gemma Carlsen.