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17/07/2019

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Adrian Boulten glances a ball in front of Dan Westcombe.

Adrian Boulten cuts a ball away in front of wicketkeeper Dan Westcombe.

Adrian Boulten drives outside the off stump.

Chad Rathayake follows through.

Sachira Muthakumarana bowls.

Seb Grigg chases a ball.

TweetFacebookThe rain put the kibosh on round 16 yet, judging by this week’s scores the storm put off the inevitable for the next team to get a cricket lesson from Olympic Dam.

Last Friday it was Hornridge’s turn to feel what it’s like getting the cricketing equivalent of a pitchforking from the Devils, managing a pitiful 38 runs.

OD batted first with B Hill keeping the runs ticking over with 65 before being bowled by C Rainsford.

C Nichols was sent packing, only after the opener added 54.

Despite the shellacking hats off to the Hornridge bowling attack of M Hammerling 2/19, B Rynne 2/32, and one wicket each to C Denbesten and C Rainsford.

The disposal of OD’s Hill and Nichols and keeping the green and gold tail end in reasonable check was arguably the only positive the Magpies could take from a game the cricketing gods had earmarked for the boys from the dam.

With only three runs coming from opening batsmen J Way and J Shepperd, Way run out and Shepperd being caught by Nichols from the bowling of Langdon, it was the start of the bitter end for the ‘Pies.

There were more ducks than a pond when Rynne, Rainsford, Scollin and Malm were all dismissed without putting a run on the board.

K Gohel top scored for Hornridge with 18 and 10 to C Denbesten.

OD bowling figures were all looking very attractive with L Holbrook 3/5, S. Holbrook 2/8, J Langdon 2/8, R. Ravner 1/0, P. Glover 1/2.

The ‘Pies were put out of their misery in the 28th over for 38.

With a blitzkrieg bowling attack backed up by superb ground fielding, OD displayed the kind of cricket that has kept them at the top of the heap for the last four years.

In the other game played last week end Andamooka suffered the same fate as the Magpies with a 55 to 158 run kick in the googlies by the Rogues Cricket Club.

Despite being in the rare position of having players to spare, the extra depth of talent wasn’t enough to stop the Rogues rampaging through the ‘Roos line up.

A nice gift for captain Paul Polujnikoff and his family’s newest arrival Isaac James Polujnikoff, born last Saturday night at 7:39pm.

The Roxby Downs Sun would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Paul and Lisa.