IMPORTANT RUNS: Brady Woods made 49 runs as Thevenard recorded its second straight success, downing Smoky Bay in a thrilling contest. Photo: Andrew Brooks
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Thevenard 10/162 def Smoky Bay 7/158
Thevenard added to last week’s success in defeating Smoky Bay by four runson Saturday.
The home team batted first in recording the thrilling victory.
Brady Woods led the way in notching 49 runs in opening the batting.
Tom Woods helped steady the ship for Thevenard teammates inthe top order failed to make a start, reaching 33 runs.
Cian McCarthy added important runs in the tail, and wasthe last dismissed for 14.
Debutant Eddie Vaughn helped the visitors to a competitive total to work with, picking up 3/26 from five overs.
Liam Pope claimed three scalps, while Leon Wright finished with 2/15 from five overs.
Smoky Bay ran out of overs as it fell just short in the run chase.
Thevenard’s victory owed much to the bowling of Joshua Threadgold.
He was superb in picking up a five-wicket haul, including the important wicket of Chris Williams.
The opener made 88 when the teams last met and was the top scorer again, this time offering a platform for the chase with 59.
Wright offered support in making 28 as the match drew toa dramatic conclusion.
Smoky Bay fell just short as it failed to find the last-gasp boundary it needed to secure a first win of the 2016-17 season.
Ceduna 6/194 def Streaky Bay 10/151
Ceduna continued its impressive start to the season with another commanding 43 run victory against Streaky Bay on Saturday.
Ceduna opened the batting and were led by Jacob Bennett’s impressive knock. He fell just short of a century in making 99, playing a pivotal role in Ceduna’s third victory from the opening four matches.
Fifth at the crease, Charles Williams helped move the total along as he added 34 runs.
Sam Woods chipped in with 16 runs.
Nathan Johnson was again the best of the Streaky Bay bowling attack as he picked up two wickets in his eight overs.
Mark Dolling kept the flows of runs down in his spell, finishing with figures of 1/23 from nine overswhich included a maiden.
The Bears were halted in the run chase by excellent bowling from Jamie Bennett, who missed out with the bat –making justeight –but excelled with the ball as ripped through the top order and finished with 4/35 from nine overs.
Nick Schumann provided resistance at the crease as he made 50 not out, but support from elsewhere proved hard to find.
Dolling grabbed 24 runs and Johnson 16.
Ceduna was miserly with the ball, with Woods adding 3/33 from his eight overs, while Williams was economical with 2/16 from seven overs.
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