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Mallala grabs A2 flag
A SUCCESSFUL 2012/13 season for
the Two Wells Cricket Club wrapped up
last month, with the men’s Grade 4 team
playing in the grand final of the Para Dis-
tricts Cricket Association.
The club competed against Central
United on Saturday March 23 and Sunday
March 24, and the home ground advantage
was not enough to see the guys over the
line, the team going down by a first innings
loss of 24 runs.
Scores were Two wells 10/75 defeated
by Central United 10/99 and 7/75.
Nathan Applebee was the best of the
local batters with 22.
In the bowling stakes, Travis Wake took
5/37 off 16.2 overs with four maidens, while
Nathan Applebee 3/12 off seven overs.
In the second innings Nathan Applebee
captured three wickets for 20 runs off 13
overs, Devon Hardiman 2/20 off eight
overs and Travis Wake 5/32.
While the men were contemplating what
could have been, in the women’s compe-
tition this season both teams competed
strongly, with the Black team finishing
3rd on the ladder and the White team 4th.
Two Wells White’s Stef Aworth was
rewarded for a consistent effort all season
and named the association’s Cricketer of
the Year for her division. Stef also took
out the club’s fielding award for the White
The club held its end of season pres-
entation on Saturday March 9 at the oval.
Trophy winners for the men’s Grade 4
team were Dylan Wise (batting 433 runs
& fielding), and Daniel Hines (bowling
In the Grade 6 competition club trophies
were presented to Clinton McDonald (bat-
ting 188 runs), David McIntosh (bowling 9
wickets) and Alby Grech (fielding).
Trophy winners for the women’s Black
team were Leah Clifton (batting 267 runs
& bowling 9 wickets), Megan Curry
(fielding), Jessica Pool and Heidi Bergen
Leah also took out the association award
for the highest batting total at the end of
In the women’s White team trophies
were presented to Leanne Pool (batting
165 runs), Zoe Grant (bowling 6 wickets),
Narissa Jones and Stef Aworth (fielding),
Krystal Wilmshurst and Celeste Ramsey
MALLALA pulled off a sensa-
tional win in the Barossa and Light
Cricket Association two-day A2
grand final against Gawler Central
at Eudunda on the weekend, the
first year for the club in the tough
Mallala had been thrashed by
Central in their one encounter
for the season only a few weeks
before but reversed the result on
the big stage.
Central batted first but the
Magpies bowlers had been in
outstanding form in recent weeks
and it showed with the top four
batsmen back in the pavilion with
the score on 50.
There was no wag in the Central
tail either, the final six wickets
yielding just eight runs, the team
bowled out for 58.
Tim Cawrse was again econom-
ical, yielding just nine runs from
11 overs, which included seven
maidens and three vital wickets.
Ben Work also picked up three
wickets for just eight runs, while
Adrian Buckley, Brad Wilson and
Jamie Good claimed a wicket each.
Mallala’s top order started well
to end day one in front at 3/96.
Day two started well with Wil-
son and Wes Rudd taking the score
through to 137 before centrals took
6/2 to have Mallala at 9/139.
The tail wagged to have Mallala
all out for 160 from 60 overs and
putting on a lead of 102.
There were several contributors
in the innings, including Wes Rudd
(41), Kelly Curnow (35) and Brad
Wilson (28). Ben Work finished
15 not out.
The only way for Central to win
was if it could eclipse the Mallala
lead, set them a total to chase and
bowl them out short of that total.
With limited time available,
Central’s batsmen threw the bat
around and declared at 9/135 from
Scoring at eight an over, Cen-
trals were making short work of
Mallala’s first innings lead.
Then Dave Carwse was intro-
duced into the attack with immedi-
Cawrse picked up 4/27 and
Jamie Good claimed 2/23 and a
run out. Chasing just 32, Mallala
confirmed outright victory off just
eight overs, finishing on 3/37, with
Brad Wilson hitting a six to bring
up the winning runs.
“Two-day cricket has been the
best thing to happen to the club,”
club president, Kelly Curnow said.
“With both forms of the game
being played throughout the year,
the two-day game has allowed
our players to develop better this
year and playing on turf has been
“Mallala’s second side also had
a solid year in theA5 grade by mak-
ing the finals but getting knocked
out in the first semi.
“This has been a huge year for
the club getting two senior sides
off the ground and both making
“Next year the club is looking
to put in two junior sides into the
BLCA with under 14s and under
“With accredited coaches and
administration, the future is look-
ing bright in the community for
Andy to coach
drew Michael has been
appointed senior coach
of the Central Zone for
this year’s State Country
His footy nous is un-
questioned, with more
than 250 games as a player
and multiple A grade
premiership coach with
Balaklava, which included
several years playing at
Michael also previ-
ously coached the Ad-
elaide Plains Football
League side for the past
three years, leading the
team to three consecutive
Landmark Cup finals, win-
ning two of them.
He said the zone coach-
ing role was all about the
challenge at a new level.
“It has been in the back
of my mind for a couple of
years and I just thought I
would apply and see what
panned out,” Michael said.
“I just thought if I didn’t
have a go now, I was never
He felt the shift from
association to zone would
be a fairly substantial
“It will be a lot dif-
ferent as you don’t get a
lot of touch with all the
players across the different
leagues,” Michael said.
footy, you generally know
enough about each player.
“No zone coach would
know all the players in
“I guess I will be flying
blind in a lot of ways but
it just makes it another
challenge and I will have
to put my faith in other
Moonta’s Justin Zwar,
who held the job for the
past three years.
As a result of the new
appointment, he will va-
cate the APFL coaching
role, but emphasised his
desire to bring more play-
ers and people from the
Adelaide Plains into the
Central Zone team.
“I’m pretty keen to
get a few APFL blokes
involved,” Michael said.
“I’m confident there
would be at least seven or
eight lads, maybe more, in
the league that could play
that standard, no worries
“While it gives blokes
who can play at club level
a new challenge, playing
zone footy also gives
younger lads an opportu-
nity to perform in front of
SANFL and possiblyAFL
As for theAPFLcoach-
ing vacancy, Michael men-
tioned a few candidates for
“Joel Wilson could be
one to step into the role, or
Mark Thomson from Two
Wells would be a good one
to take over,” he said.
“There are probably
a number of blokes who
would also fit the mould.”
Wilson could stay on as a
“Joel probably knows
most of the lads in other
leagues as well as anyone,”
Michael said he would
begin putting together a list
of contacts throughout the
various leagues in the near
future and start watching
player form from round
He has high hopes of a
solid showing at the State
from the Central Zone.
“I guess that success
coaching the APFL over
the past three years has
given me some extra en-
couragement to really give
it a go at the next level,”
TWO Wells Cricket Club’s men’s Grade 4 cricket team competed in the Para District
Cricket Association grand final last month. Unfortunately the club lost to Central United.
Pictured from left are (back from left) Jason Harris, Tim Harwood, Bryce Hart, Peter
Seccafien, Peter (Jock) Brechin, Travis Wake, club president Michael Dimasi, (front row)
Lachlan Franklin, Ned Seccafien, Dylan Wise, Devon Hardiman and Nathan Applebee.
Two Wells wraps up successful cricket season
BAROSSA and Light Cricket Association A2 premiers – Mallala, back from left: Tim Cawrse,
Brad Wilson, Will Farrelly, Jamie Good, David Cawrse, Ben Martin, Ben Work. Front: Adam
Fischer, Wes Rudd, Kelly Curnow and Adrian Buckley.
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