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Cricketer Phillip Hughes dies from injuries

Minister Leon Bignell Minister for Recreation and Sport released this statement a short time ago:-

“All South Australians would be shocked to learn of the passing of cricketer Phillip Hughes.

On behalf of the South Australian Government, our thoughts are with his family and friends, the South Australian Cricket Association and players, the New South Wales Sheffield Shield team, and cricket fans throughout the nation.

Since moving to Adelaide in 2012, Phil had become an important and popular member of the South Australian Sheffield Shield, one-day and T20 teams.

His committed and determined efforts to force his way back into the Australian Test team saw him win great respect locally and around the country. It was in his character to fight back when the chips were down.

Phil was a remarkable talent.

Just 25 years of age, Phil had played 26 tests, making three centuries – including back-to-back centuries in only his second test. He was the youngest player to achieve this.

He played 114 first class matches, scoring more than 9,000 runs at an average of 46.5.

South Australia has lost a great ambassador for cricket and the state.”

BankSA Senior Country Cup

SACA Media Release 17th February 2014


Freeling claim Country Living Homes T20 crown

The Freeling Cricket Club yesterday claimed the Country Living Homes Twenty20 Champions Cup after defeating Hope Valley CC by three wickets at Adelaide Oval.

Having won the toss and elected to bat, Freeling posted a competitive 112 from 19 overs in the state final. Sam Carmichael made a disastrous start, the opener run out without scoring. Robert Montgomery (24) and Ian McMillan (20) were impressive in the middle order but it was late hitting to Lachlan Heinrich (30) that saw the total reach 112. Aidan Wilkins (2/27), Paul Eckermann (2/18) and Brett Madigan (2/25) were best with the ball.

Requiring 113 to win, Hope Valley lost openers Jason McNally (10) and Wilkins (1) cheaply. Jarrad Sykes (21) and Greg Jerme (29) built a handy partnership to have their side on track until both batsmen were bowled by Robert Montgomery (2/11). Montgomery’s four overs restricted the runs while Ben Parish chipped in with 2/19 from his three overs. The lower order tried hard but could not muster the required runs, their overs running out with the score 7/110.

Hope Valley was first to qualify for the state final after downing Rose & Crown in the metropolitan side of the draw. In a low scoring affair, Rose & Crown posted 8/87 from their 20 overs thanks largely to 24 not out to Matthew Feltus. Hope Valley batsman Jason McNally was brilliant, his 53 not out combined with 16 to Mike Watson helping their side cruise to victory without losing a wicket.

Freeling took on the Millicent Footballers CC in the country final and proved too good for the team from the south east. Batting first, Millicent made a steady start before  opener Jason Barnes (9) was dismissed by Ben Parish (2/14). Bronte Grosser (26) looked to hold things together for his side; however a steady flow of wickets restricted the total to just 84. Freeling made light work of the total, Parish (27) and Raed Hannun (37*) guiding the Hills team home in the 9th over.

Click here for the Country Living Homes T20 Champions Cup state final scorecard.
Click here for the Country Living Homes Country T20 Champions Cup scorecard.
Click here for the Country Living Homes SAMCA Twenty20 Cup scorecard.

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SACA Media Release 12th February 2014

Results Rounds 2, 3 & 4

The carnival involves eight teams from regional South Australia and is played from Monday 3rd February to Thursday 6th February 2014.
Each team participates in four one-day matches over the course of the competition.

Round 2 Results: Tuesday 4th February

Fleurieu & Districts (Red) 8/169 (R Reid 43, L Tonkin 30; J Stutley 2/13, P Glover 2/29, L Strudwick 2/33) def Eyre Peninsula 165 (B Hazelgrove 63, J Stutley 34; A Zrim 3/20, R Bullard 2/28, C Sumner 2/41)

Upper North 8/250 (G Fiebig 75 C, Beaty 38, B Brown 33, S Collinson 31, T Bradley 29no;  C Lintern 3/58, S Horjus 2/41) def Fleurieu & Districts (Gold) 118 (B Altus 34; C Beaty 3/10, A Hand 3/37, T Bradley 2/15) 

South East 7/204 (J Schultz 82, J McGrice 54, M Smith 46) def Mid North 203 (C Reimann 54, R Hannun 35, A Kokot 27; MJ Lewis 3/32, G Kidman 2/26, A Hentschke 2/28) 

Murray Districts/Barrier 166 (M Everuss 37no, H Thorpe 28, J Deren 28; R Darling 3/21) def by Yorke Peninsula 5/167 (J Moss 63; C Hughes 2/38)

Round 3: Wednesday 5 February

Eyre Peninsula 4/117 (LC O’Dea 29, J Stutley 27no; K Petty 3/35) def Fleurieu & Districts (Gold) 113 (B Breed 4/27, L Strudwick 2/25, PJ Glover 2/28)

Upper North 146 (G Fiebig 39, J Edson 26; C Sumner 3/27, R Reid 2/22) def Fleurieu & Districts (Red) 114 (C Sumner 33; R Wyatt 5/7, L Bury 2/29)

Yorke Peninsula 8/229 (A Pitt 57, R Darling 32, G Keleher 26no; RJ Montgomery 2/40) def by Mid North 7/230 (MJ Robinson 59, R Hannun 43, AP Kokot 29; R Darling 2/27, AW Parsons 2/47)

Murray Districts/Barrier 9/197 (J Paull 54, J Deren 46; G Kidman 2/27, A Hentschke 2/33, C Evans 2/36, MJ Lewis 2/40) def South East 122 (J Bateman 48; M Hanberg 4/6, C Hughes 2/18

Round 4: Thursday 6 February

Upper North 137 (R Wyatt 26; R Darling 5/28, JK Moss 3/25, MF Goldsworthy 2/31) def by Yorke Peninsula 139 (MF Goldsworthy 33, S Moss 28; RG Lacey 3/32, C Beaty 2/15)

Mid North 4/218 (AP Kokot 62, RT Barker 55, MJ Robinson 38no;  D Krollig 2/14) def Fleurieu & Districts (Red) 8/215 (T Middleton 44, D Krollig 33no, R Bullard 31, T Williamson 29;  RJ Montgomery 3/31, D Moore 2/39, MJ Robinson 2/59)

Murray Districts/Barrier 9/245 (HJ Thorpe 104, J Paull 45; L Strudwick 2/37) def Eyre Peninsula 5/244 (CA Jaeschke 88, J Stutley 77no, LC O’Dea 26; B Rosenzwieg 3/32)

South East 204 (M McGurk 53, A Hentschke 37, R Drenthen 36;  K Petty 3/31, CT Lintern 3/35, S Druwitt 2/25)  def by Fleurieu & Districts (Gold) 7/234 (C Cox 79, S Carlyle 53, K Petty 33;  A Bowd 5/44)