Hounds win by a single run against Panthers: Kangaroo Island Cricket

Wisanger hosted Kingscote in Kangaroo Island senior cricket on Saturday, Dec. 4, with Wisanger winning the toss and electing to bat first.

Kingscote started extremely well, with Wisanger's top order failing to some good bowling from Paul Green and Xavier Wadsworth.

The Panthers were in a lot of trouble at 5/40, but then were assisted by some wayward bowling from Kingscote and a solid performance from Ryan Turner recording a score of 25.

Wisanger's younger players then chipped in to get them to 128, a score that would need some good bowling to defend.

Kingscote started their chase very well, with Anthony Anderson racing to a score of 48 before being dismissed by Dylan Turner for the second time this season thanks to a great catch by Shane Smith.

At 4/83, Kingscote looked as though they were cruising to victory.

But wickets started to fall quickly and all of sudden Kingscote were 8/106 and the result looked as though it could go either way.

Dropped catches at the end of the innings ultimately cost Wisanger, as they bowled Kingscote out for 129, meaning the Hounds has won by a single run.

Shakila Fernando was the match winner, making 38 not out, hitting the ball cleanly down the ground.

Wisanger's bowlers put in a great effort, with Dylan Turner and Luke Shurven both taking three wickets.

Overall it was a great game played in great spirit between the two teams. - Wade Berden

Penneshaw report

It was a day out atop Zac Trethewey's shoulders for Parndana as they defeated Western Districts by seven wickets, with the Parndana spearhead taking 5/30 including a hat-trick and finishing off with 69*.

Winning the toss and batting, Western Districts faltered early. Isaac Trethewey went through the gate of Lucas Boyle and then Steven Morgan was caught off the bowling of Cooper, leaving the visitors languishing at 2/4. However, the next 21 overs belonged to Keenan Hammat (26) and Hedges (34), who combined for a 63 run partnership. Hammat could consider himself lucky to not have been caught first by Hodge, then by Bailey Gaskin, the latter of whom had to leave the ground after a mistimed shot went skywards and the ball missed his hands hitting him square between the eyes.

It was a partnership characterised by restraint, as they frustrated the Parndana bowlers. It took until Colton Trethewey's final over to trap Hammat LBW. Rowsell came in, with characteristic intent, but fell to Zac Trethewey, trapped in front. Soon after, as Hedges sought to lift the run rate he became Zac Trethewey's second victim after he hit it out into the deep, leaving Western Districts 5/98.

It was in Zac Trethewey's next over, his sixth, where he wove a bit of magic. Henry Hammat first hit a very firm drive that was held onto, if only just, by McMulkin in covers.

The very next ball saw Howard struck in front and dismissed LBW first ball, putting Trethewey on his hat-trick and with Oscar Morgan to face it. A full delivery that Morgan played around crashed into the stumps and Zac Trethewey celebrated his hat-trick.

At the other end, Riley Boyle could only watch as everything unfolded before him, but he didn't let it faze him too much as he continued to pile on some late-innings runs, finishing with 38*. Strong hitting and good placement by Boyle allowed the visitors to reach a competitive total of 9/141.

Parndana's chase did not start as well as the home side wanted. On only his second delivery, Hedges had Jesse Gaskin caught cutting, giving the visitors the early breakthrough they needed. Zac Trethewey was batting well, but he himself nearly fell to Hedges who cut a ball back between bat and pad, only missing the stumps by the barest of margins.

Kuchel steadied for the home side with 17, before he played around one and saw himself trapped LBW off the bowling of Laverty, giving the visitors hope at 2/51. Havelberg and Trethewey proceeded to knock the ball around, hitting gaps and compiling a very good partnership together.

Havelberg got expansive and was dropped at midwicket. Undeterred, he went big again the next ball and it was his undoing, as Riley Boyle caught him on 30.

Cooper came out and saw out a little period before drinks, but Parndana were well in control at 3/99. After the break, Trethewey and Cooper took the game away from the visitors.

Without playing any big shots or putting themselves in any danger, Trethewey (69*) and Cooper (22*) saw their side home by seven wickets, with Zac Trethewey topping off a game to remember. - Right Arm Very Ordinary


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