Denmark skittled for 25 as County take a tumble
Denmark’s season went from bad to worse when they were skittled for the lowest score in the Albany Cricket Association A-grade competition this season by a rampant Jacob Wintle on a lively Turf East pitch on Saturday.
Tea had not even been taken by the time the match was completed well inside three hours, with only 26 overs played and the Magpies ousted for just 25 inside 20 overs by Mt Barker.
Playing only his fourth match after an interrupted start to the season due to injury, Wintle captured his best figures for the club in a rampant 10-over spell to collect 6-17.
His figures were the fourth-best in the competition this season, with his form coming at an important time, with the Bulls playing for their season in a fortnight in the final round.
No Magpies player reached double figures in the disastrous showing before Jason Jones (14no) and Luke Hammond (9no) enjoyed seven overs of batting practice.
Across at Turf South, Railways cruised to a double bonus-point win over North County after making light work of the Bulldogs’ total. The Tigers’ batsmen were clearly in a hurry, scoring at more than six runs an over throughout their innings to chase down the Bulldogs’ total of 9-154 in just 23 overs.
The 66-run partnership between No.3 Matt Walters (24no off 32 balls) and Nathan Crudeli (45 off 28 balls) came at more than eight runs an over after openers Sam Want (36 off 28) and Mark Natale (27 off 31) started the innings with all guns blazing.
Earlier, English import Riecko Parker-Cole fought hard for his 46 off 80 balls to guide his side to a respectable total assisted by Graeme Weinert (28). Veteran opener Craig Tonkin looked dangerous but then holed out in the deep to wily seamer Ryan Tindale (3-21), who also snared Bulldogs captain Neil Ferreira cheaply in a tidy spell.
The Bulldogs dropped to fifth but a win in the final round over the Magpies and a loss to the Bulls will see them play finals.
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