Big partnership wins in for the Saints in Kangaroo Island cricket

The 45 Over Kangaroo Island Senior Cricket competition saw Western Districts Saints take on Kingscote Hounds at Gosse Oval on Saturday, November 20.

Finally a Saturday with no rain, but there was a freezing cold easterly wind. It was a credit to the juniors who withstood the conditions once again for the seniors.

The Saints were in a conundrum right from the start. With only 10 players present, Stephen Morgan was asked to open the batting, the likelihood he would get out, having never really played cricket, and be on his way home, giving WD their 11 batters.

Well, amazingly, no wickets had fallen at drinks break, sailor Steve and Ben Davis made a partnership of 165!

Steve was run out on 63 runs and Ben went on to make 111 before getting bowled by Blake Florance. The innings finished at 4/232.

Kingscote were in trouble by the 10th over, 3/40, with luck definitely on the Saints side.

Two great catches by Western Districts' Adrian Williams, 3/24 off 6 overs by Henry Hammat, caught and bowled by Jason Laverty finishing with 3/25, Corey Hammat 2/6 off 6 overs and Tim Larcombe taking 2/20.

10/77 saw the end to a fun and entertaining afternoon. And a great effort by the Kingscote team to field a side thanks to many of their talented Juniors. - Shauna Hammat

Junior cricket

Another really cold day at Western Districts but thankfully no rain. The Kingscote kids enjoyed warming up in the brand new training nets and then went out to bat.

Alby Hammat opened the bowling and he got the Saints off to a great start, removing both the opening batsman, of Aston and Korelle in quick succession with barely any runs scored.

Kingscote then composed themselves with five older lads retiring and the innings finished in the 24th over, 5/120.

Callen Fogden in his first year of cricket bowled 2/4 off 3 overs and Alby bowled 2/31 off 3.

Saints had no luck with the batting with no retirements, with Oscar the highest scorer on 9.

It was great to see the youngsters, Jack Laverty and Archie Hammat getting a bat, both connecting a few times and Jack scoring a run. WD bowled out for 53 runs.

The top bowler for Kingscote was Sebastian Wadsworth with 2/4 off three overs.

With Koby Henderson and TJ Warren also getting two wickets. Many thanks to the sportsmanship of the Kingscote kids who made the day fun for our little players. - Shauna Hammat

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