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Harry Meyer Shield details
Great Southern v Hills
(played at Kangarilla)
Hills first innings
D. Gonzalez, c. Evans, b. Lawrence.... 29
B. Dawe, b. Lintern .............................. 72
R. Reid, b. Lintern ............................... 80
S. Featherstone, not out......................45
C. Cox, not out .................................... 11
Sundries ............................................. 11
Fall: 73, 166, 214.
Bowling: S. Donaldson 0/54 (10), A.
Moules 0/21 (10), J. Lawrence 1/31 (7),
A. Evans 0/19 (3), J. Scarff 0/35 (7), J.
Lourens 0/53 (7), C. Lintern 2/26 (6).
Great Southern first innings
R. Garrard, b. Frazer ............................. 8
S. Hoffmann, c. Turnbull, b. Petty ..........7
J. Scarff, st. Reid, b. McGowan ........... 31
B. Altus, c. Reid, b. Goulding ............... 15
C. Lintern, b. Frazer ............................ 36
A. Evans, b. Featherstone ................... 23
V. Robertson, lbw, Frazer ...................... 1
J. Lourens, run out ................................5
S. Donaldson, c. Turnbull, b. Goulding 20
J. Lawrence, b. Goulding.......................6
A. Moules, not out .................................7
Sundries ............................................. 11
Total .................................................. 170
Fall: 16, 22, 57, 73, 117, 125, 130, 138,
Bowling: A. Frazer 3/27 (8), K. Petty 1/19
(8), B. McGowan 1/36 (10), S. Feather-
stone 1/37 (10), W. Goulding 3/39 (8.3),
R. Reid 0/6 (2).
Result: Hills won by 78 runs.
By Matt Pistola
The Hills Cricket Association
(HCA) claimed a maiden Meyer
Shield on home soil after
comfortably accounting for the
Great Southern Association in
the Fleurieu & Districts senior
championship final at Kangarilla
Oval on Australia Day.
The long-awaited home tournament
success continues the HCA’s recent
dominance of regional senior competitions,
with the association having claimed eight of
the past 12 championships on offer.
Defending its 2015 crown, Hills entered
Tuesday’s final as favourites against
the Great Southern Crays who qualified
following a lengthy absence from title
Hills captain Rohan Reid won the toss and
elected to bat first.
Reid would have been happy with his
decision early on, as his team started
strongly through Stirling’s Dan Gonzeles
(29) and Brad Dawe (72) of Meadows.
The pair effectively saw off Great
Southern’s threat with the new ball, calmly
notching a half century partnership in the
The Crays finally experienced their first
success of the final when Gonzales was
dismissed by James Lawrence (1/31) with
the score at 72.
The joy was short-lived however, as the
well-set Dawe was joined by another
Meadows run-scoring machine in captain
As had been the case in the opening two
matches of the tournament, Dawe and Reid
combined to supply their team with a solid
platform toward a big score.
The pair ended the day first and second
respectively on the leading run-scorers
chart, as they made life difficult for a toiling
Great Southern attack.
Dawe raised his second half century of
the representative campaign, while Reid
notched his first -after twice falling narrowly
short of the mark.
Encounter Bay all-rounder Cameron
Lintern (2/26) provided a much needed
breakthrough for the visitors, when he
rattled the stumps of Dawe with the score
The dismissal did little to slow Hills scoring
momentum however, as Kangarilla skipper
Steve Featherstone (45 not out) scored
freely amid his home surroundings.
The big Kangarilla all-rounder and his
captain Reid added a further 48 runs to
the total – pushing the score past the
intimidating 200 run mark.
Lintern gained a second breakthrough with
the score at 214, when he finally got the
better of the dominant Reid – who had well
and truly done the job for his team.
Featherstone and Flagstaff Hill’s Cameron
Cox (11 not out) combined for the final
portion of the innings to push the score to
3/248 at the close of fifty overs.
In pursuit of the hefty victory target, Great
Southern commenced its innings in shaky
fashion, as Hills opening bowlers Angus
Frazer (3/27) and Kyle Petty (1/19) each
grabbed an early breakthrough.
With the score at 2/22, Great Southern
captain Jason Scarff (31) became a key
man for his team -following an unbeaten
knock of 81 in the previous match.
Scarff added 35 runs with Braden Altus
(15), before the latter’s resistance was
ended by the tournament’s leading wicket-
taker, Will Goulding (3/39).
Lintern (36) strode to the crease and
soon displayed his wares with the bat, as
he and Scarff attempted to build a decisive
Unfortunately for the Crays, it had reaped
just 16 runs, when Hills wicket-keeper
Haydn Reid produced a rare stumping
from the bowling of Scott Creek-Ironbank
paceman Ben McGowan (1/36) - dismissing
the Great Southern captain.
The visitors continued to battle on through
a stand of 44 between Lintern and Andrew
Evans (23), but the Hills attack continued to
make timely breakthroughs and remained
in control of the match. When Frazer
removed Lintern with the score at 117, a
collapse ensued as the Crays lost 5/36 to
Frazer, Goulding and Featherstone (1/37)
- placing the hosts on the brink of back-to-
back shield successes.
Past Hills and Bridgewater representative
Simon Donaldson (20) provided some late
resistance, before Goulding struck the final
blow with the score at 170 - adding another
chapter to the storied success of the HCA in
Team of the carnival
Hills: Brad Dawe, Rohan Reid (co-captain),
Will Goulding, Steve Featherstone; Torrens
Valley: Simon Barnes (Minor round batting
trophy), Tyson Rathjen, Scott Eichler;
Alexandra & Eastern Hills: Mark Abbott,
Brad Collins (wk), Aaron Galvin; Great
Southern: Jason Scarff (co-captain), Josh
Laurens (minor round bowling trophy);
Hills Hoist Meyer
By Matt Pistola
Attention will again turn to Twenty-20 format
of cricket this Sunday as a selection of the
region’s best teams take to the field for the
quarter final stage of the annual Courier Super
The fixture has plenty of action as eight teams, which
have qualified through regular matches in their respective
associations, engage in the quick-fire format of the game.
After last year’s successful transition of the competition to
the T20 format, the 2016 edition will again feature a double-
header of quarter final matches at two different venues.
Matches are set down for 10:30am and 1:30pm at both
Nairne and Woodside Ovals.
Each of the quarter finals will feature a number of players,
who participated in the recent Fleurieu Districts Meyer
Shield carnival, within the Hills Cricket Association region.
The early match at Woodside will feature competition
débutante Flagstaff Hill tackling Torrens Valley pace-setter
Contesting its second season within HCA ranks since
defecting from the defunct Southern Cricket Association,
Flagstaff Hill currently sits in third position on the
premiership table and features an exciting young line-up.
The Falcons leading performers include a quartet, who
earned selection in the HCA’s Meyer Shield success,
captain Kyle Petty, Will Goulding, Cameron Cox and
Gumeracha’s list includes representative duo Rhys
Dutschke and Steve Kavanagh, amongst a core of
The likes of Brad Sumner, Dylan Gilbert, Andrew
Mapstone, Matt Armstrong and the recently-returned Sean
Kavanagh may be others relied upon to improve on last
season’s quarter-final loss to eventual champion Nairne.
The 1:30pm duel at Woodside will pit the home team
against 2014/15 HCA grand-finalist Scott Creek Ironbank.
Both teams hold premiership aspirations within their
respective associations, making for what promises to be
an entertaining encounter.
The hosting Warriors may hold the advantage, given that
they have advanced to the semi-final stage of the A&EH
SCIB on the other hand is not regularly exposed to the
shortest format of the game.
Woodside – led by A&EH Meyer Shield captain Aaron
Galvin, may call upon fellow representative performers
Dave Wescombe, Shane Druwitt and Brad Collins, along
with the likes of Matt Johnston, Craig Smith and Shane
Collins to spearhead its tilt at a first crown since 2013.
SCIB may be looking to key performers Ben McGowan,
Nik Cuirak, Adam Shearwood, Jono Coat, Josh Rosman,
Andy Adams and Dan Key as it enters its first Super
Challenge campaign under the T20 format.
Test for Pirates
At Nairne Oval, TVCA affiliate Paracombe faces a stern
test in the 10:30am match when it tackles 2015 competition
Meadows have ruled the roost in Hills association ranks
by winning the past six premierships, while also snaring
Super Challenge honours in 2009, 2010 and 2012.
Unlike the other HCA qualifiers, the likes of Rohan and
Haydn Reid, Chad and Brad Dawe, Luke Tonkin, Matt
Pethick, Sam Russell and Gus Frazer are experienced in
the T20 format of the game - having regularly participated
in and won state-wide competitions in the past.
The Bulldogs will be keen to progress in the Super
Challenge, after narrowly missing advancement from the
opening round of the state-wide competition earlier this
The Paracombe Pirates are in the thick of a battle for a
TVCA finals berth, but will welcome the opportunity to test
themselves against one of the most consistent teams in
The perennial finals contender last competed in the Super
Challenge competition in 2013/14, and will likely seek big
performances from Simon Barnes, Rob Medlow, Geoff
Smith and Aaron McArdle if availability allows.
With the TVCA having launched a T20 competition this
summer, the Pirates are well versed in the shortest format
of the game.
The 1:30pm match at Nairne will feature an all A&EH
battle, as the hosts tackle Strathalbyn for the second time
in a week.
The Razorbacks have claimed the past seven A&EH
premierships, and triumphed in last year’s inaugural T20
Super Challenge by just one run, following a thriller decider
against fellow powerhouse Meadows.
Nairne comfortably accounted for Strathalbyn in regular
association competition last Saturday, and will be looking
to perform similarly in the short form.
Depending on availability, Nairne could field the likes of
Jarrad Tait, Kym Heinrich, Luke Harrowfield, Dan Walters
and Shane Berkett, who all contributed in that recent
victory over the Stallions.
Nairne was eliminated early during the A&EH T20
competition, so will be keen to prove its wares as it
launches a Super Challenge title defence.
The Stallions will be keen for revenge on Nairne and
feature a squad capable of doing so. Luke Cousins, Mark
and Matt Abbott, Tim Schubert, Steve Schofield and
Todd Hillam are all capable of scoring freely, while lower-
order duo Ben Cousins and Scott Harding are coming off
impressive knocks against the Razorbacks last weekend.
The Stallions are also versatile with the ball, with early
wickets vital in this format of the game.
Regular A&EH umpires Ashley Brookes and Michael
Bohmer will stand in Sunday’s double header at Woodside,
while Shane Stirling and Greg Pretty will stand at Nairne.
The eight teams carry a run rate registered from their
respective qualifying round victories, which will be utilised
in the remainder of this season’s Challenge tournament if
the games are not completed, or remain tied following a
The team with the higher run rate from the first innings in
the initial qualifying round will be declared the winner of an
Run rates are: Paracombe 3.71 v Meadows 3.47, Flagstaff
Hill 3.08 v Gumeracha 3.01, Woodside 4.55 v SCIB 2.73,
Nairne 5.80 v Strathalbyn 3.06.
Super Challenge finals will follow the regular T20
guidelines, available at the new competition website:
In rule changes since last year’s tournament, overs will no
longer be bowled in five over blocks from one end.
Teams will now only field 11 players registered to that club,
not 12 with an interchangeable batsman/bowler as was
previously the case.
The Super Over rule has also been introduced for tied
In the case of a tied Super-Over, the team carrying the
highest run-rate into the match will be the winner.
Play will be cancelled if the Bureau of Meteorology
forecast is for 40 degrees or more at Mt Barker at 6pm the
In this case, the highest qualifying run-rate will progress.
Clubs are asked to enter match details online through their
usual avenue by 12 noon on Monday for publication in next
Meyer Shield winners ..... Hills Cricket Association
Back row from left: Manager Tarque Williamson, Will Goulding, Lachlan Tosh,
Luke Tonkin, Kyle Petty, Ben McGowan, Steve Featherstone, Haydn Reid & manager Paul Farrin.
Front row from left: Cameron Cox, Jake Turnbull, captain Rohan Reid, Brad Dawe, Angus Frazer,
Dan Gonzales & Kaylem Short.
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