Locals line up in Country Cup
Thursday, 5th February, 2015
By Peter Argent
Four of the Silver City’s leading cricketers are representing the Murray District-Barrier (MDB) side in the annual Bank SA senior Country Cup.
Co-captain Jarred Paull, Adam Armstrong, Callum Rosewarn and Max Everuss are all taking part in the event which is currently being run in suburban Adelaide.
Rosewarn and Everuss played with West, while Paull and off-spinner Armstrong hail from Central.
Their opening game at Pertaringa Oval against the Fleurieu and Districts gold side went down to the wire, with their opponents winning a dramatic and heart-stopping clash by one wicket.
Batting first the MDB side were 8/75 (opener Everuss made 18) before Armstrong and Mannum cricketer Brad Rosenzwieg came together and produced a critical ninth wicket association of 76.
Armstrong was important as the junior partner, before finally being dismissed after a well compiled 25.
The MDB team batted 47 and a half of their 50 over allotment, predominantly due to the ninth wicket stand, finally finishing on 181.
In the field each team had momentum at different times, with MDB getting an early wicket and Rosewarn collecting the prized scalp of Jason Scarff with the score at 3/81.
Then from 4/140 and looking in control, Fleurieu lost 4/31 to still need 10 runs with two wickets remaining.
Fleurieu lost their ninth wicket with the scores being level, and eventually held on by the smallest of margins.
“This first clash was a tight affair,” Paull said.
“Adam and Brad batted very well to get us back into the game.
“It was a tight affair in the end and we didn’t get that bit of luck we needed.”
Paull, batting in the middle order made four and sent down a couple of overs that cost eight runs, while Rosewarn failed to trouble the scorer, and finished with 1/9 from two overs.
Armstrong bowled five overs of off-spin and had figures of 0/27.
On day two at Woodville Oval, they played eventual finalists Mid North, going down by six wickets.
In the team’s total of 151 Everuss again got a start making 23 and being involved in a team-high fourth wicket partnership of 61.
The other three didn’t reach double figures as the Mid North side cruised to 4/155.
Only Armstrong got to the bowling crease, bowling just 12 deliveries (0/6) while Paul engineered a run out in the field and took a good outfield catch.