Undermanned Parndana upset the reigning premiers MacGillivray in Round 4 of Kangaroo Island cricket

An undermanned Parndana have upset the reigning Premiers in the Grand Final rematch on their home turf, cruising to victory in the end by six wickets.

Winning the toss, MacGilivray had no hesitation to bat on what proved to be a warm, clear day.

Bald looked to get on top of the bowling early, but a rash shot in the fourth over saw his opposite captain Matthew Cooper claim the first wicket of the day.

Four overs later, Turner turned one into the waiting hands of Damian Trethewey and Cooper had his second, with MacGilivray 2/26. Bullard came to the crease and immediately began to tick runs over.

His partnership with Snowball lasted for 41 runs, until Snowball hit out to give Cooper his third. Bullard brought up his 50 in only 36 deliveries, but fell the very next ball as Isaac Trethewey took his first wicket in Kangaroo Island's A Grade Competition.

The pressure was on from all Parndana fielders, but especially Sam Bowden in his A Grade debut. Colin Bolto came and went, trapped infront to Smith and when Bolwell well to Brown in the final over before drinks, the home side were reduced to 6/122.

The roosters then had the best possible start after drinks, when Ian Bolto chopped on to Smith to give him his seventh.

This brought Keith Bolto and Willson to the crease, who together went about trying to salvage the innings for the reigning premiers.

Good strike rotation and excellent stroke play saw them carve out a 38 run partnership, but they weren't ever able to truly get on top of the Parndana bowlers.

As they began looking to open up, Smith got through Bolto's defences and took his third wicket, finishing with 3/18 from his 10 overs. Slade came and went, as Cooper (4/37) picked him up with a slower delivery, but Willson (29*) kept the score ticking over, as MacGilivray posted 9/196 at the end of their innings.

The MacGilivray bowlers began with a tale from two ends. Keith Bolto was his usual miserly self, but Snowball wasn't able to control the ball early on, which leaked runs to the Parndana openers.

However, it was Snowball who struck the first blow, with Johnson bowled neck and crop, playing completely around a straight one for 13.

Havelberg then made his intentions clear, when he attempted to deposit Snowball into D'Estrees Bay on his second ball, only to miss it altogether.

His ruthless aggression saw him hit a couple boundaries, but it also saw him undone for 10 as he edged to Bolto.

Bolto also created another chance, as Damian Trethewey was dropped at point in what proved to be a costly error for the fielding side.

The game was delicately poised, as Parndana were left at 2/50 after the completion of the 14th over but it seemed Zac Trethewey had somewhere to be.

17 runs from his first 5 deliveries, including two 4s and a 6, signalled his intent early with Bolto getting hit out of the attack. Collins also bore the brunt of the Zac Trethewey onslaught, as he conceded 15 from an over.

At the other end, Damian Trethewey kept rotating the strike and putting away the bad ball. As drinks came, Parndana were halfway, 2/98 chansing 197 for victory and seemingly in the box seat.

The two brothers brought up their half centuries together after drinks and kept the game in hand.

Bullard (0/32) was economical, but not able to generate chances, as the game began to slip away from MacGilivray. Damian Trethewey kept his marathon innings continuing, as Zac brought the visitors closer to victory.

In fact, it was as scores were level and Zac Trethewey was on 96 that he holed out to square leg on the boundary, well caught by Colin Bolto and one run later Damian's inning came to a close for 58, from 117 deliveries across the best part of two and a half hours at the crease. In the end, Parndana home with 19 deliveries to spare. - Right Arm Very Ordinary


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