Pictured – Zyggy Kulesza in action


Round 5 of the 1st Grade Premier cricket competition saw Sturt confronting Glenelg at Glenelg Oval. Sturt won the toss and sent Glenelg in to bat. Glenelg lost two early wickets with Alex Gregory dismissing Jake Winter and Thomas Kelly completing a run out of Danny Irvine. With the score on 62 Glenelg proceeded to lose 7 wickets with only 35 runs being added to the score. Glenelg were finally dismissed for 134 with Uly van Duyker taking 5 wickets for 22 runs off 16 overs and Tom O’Connell taking 3 wickets for 30 runs. At the close of play on day 1 the Blues were 1 wicket down for 132 runs. Day 2 saw Glenelg’s total passed quickly with Jacob Dick continuing his good form with 83 and Alex Gregory making a valuable 64. Thomas Kelly was not out on 46 when Sturt declared their innings closed at 8 for 246. A very solid win by the 1st team.


At Price Memorial Oval the result was reversed with Glenelg completing a first innings victory. Sturt were bowled out for 134 after 67 overs. Top scorer for Sturt was Brodie Whitbourne with a well compiled 30. Glenelg completed the win 2 wickets down. Fraser Durham picked up 3 wickets once first innings points had been decided.


The 3rd Grade team completed an outstanding win at Adelaide High School. Set 236 to win off 40 overs, Sam Dick tore the Glenelg bowling attack apart scoring 124 of 95 balls. Sam and Hamish Robinson (50 no) shared a 123 run 6th wicket partnership after the team was sitting at 5 for 87. Angus Parker (19 no) completed the match with a six over long on in the 38th over. Angus Lewis had the best bowling figures with 3 wickets for 35 off 8 overs. A great win by the 3rd Grade team which leaves them undefeated.


Glenelg’s 4th Grade were no match for the Sturt 4th Grade team with Sturt scoring 6 for 209 off 40 overs and Glenelg being dismissed for 87 off 31 overs. There were numerous contributors with the bat, Parth Suri (45), Jordan Wood (46), Ryan Middleton (33) and Lachie Hillis (29 no) the main contributors. The wickets were shared amongst the bowlers. Lachie Hillis, who bowled an excellent opening spell, ended up with 2 wickets for 10 runs and Alex Senior took 3 wickets for 22 runs. The 4th Grade also remain undefeated.


On Tuesday 28th November the 1st Grade team ventured to Parkinson Oval to confront Kensington in a Twenty/20 fixture. Sturt won the toss and batted. Apart from Tom O’Connell scoring 32 off 27 balls no other batter really got set and wickets fell consistently. Sturt posted a score of 9 for 126 off the 20 overs. Kensington appeared to be in control of the run chase until Ziggy Kulesza bowled his 2ndover, the 18th of the innings. Kensington were 5 wickets down for 98 and needed 29 runs from 3 overs. First ball to Cranendonk, bowled, second ball to Opie, bowled, third ball to Grant, dot ball, fourth ball to Grant, bowled, fifth ball to Fatchen bowled and unfortunately the sixth ball to Pope was blocked. A magnificent over by Ziggy which nearly clinched a victory for the Double Blues. Ziggy completed the match with the bowling figures 5 for 15 off 2.4 overs. The last two overs we witnessed some excellent batting by Kensington’s English recruit Robert White to secure Kensington victory with 2 balls left to bowl. A very entertaining game of Twenty/20 cricket dominated by spinners from both sides.

01/12/2017 Max Parker Club News, Seniors