GOOD PERFORMANCE: Adam Homer had a strong all round performance on Friday night.It was a ‘Silent Night’ for Hornridge as the ‘Pies were given a bah humbugging by Olympic Dam last Friday.
In what should have been a Battle Royale between the Associations top two sides ended up a slap in the face for one and a well earned Christmas present for the other.
After 36 overs Hornridge managed 108 for their 10 wickets.
In an innings that racked up on average three runs an over, it was hot work with little reward for the Magpies.
In a solid bowling effort Ryan Bennett’s 3/32 set the standard for the Devils’ bowling attack.
Rising to the challenge, Adam Homer, Rein Geraghty and Lucas Holbrook scalped two wickets each and Patrick Glover chipping in with one.
Olympic Dam openers Lewis Heinrich and Adam Homer stayed the course for the whole innings.
Keeping strike for most of the session, Heinrich gave the Hornridge bowlers little reprieve.
The hapless ‘Pies could only watch as their pride took a hammering as Heinrich went on his merry way smacking the life out of the Hornridge attack.
Homer caught out at 18 runs could sleep well knowing his support helped Heinrich to a match winning 83 and his team go into the Christmas break undefeated.
In Saturday’s T20 match up between Roxby Rogues and Andamooka, the blue and whites made a good show of it with 126/5 after 20 overs.
However, the Rogues stole the show making up the 126 in the 16th over.
Andamooka struggled to man its full strength side according to team representative, Sachira Muthukumarana, however he praised the side for stepping up and challenging a much stronger Rogues line up.
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