Port Lincoln 5/163 def Eastern Eyre 8/162
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SHOT: Liam O’Dea has a swing with wicket keeper Zac Crabb ready to take the ball. O’Dea scored 45 at the Henderson Shield match at Cleve.

EASTERN Eyre hosted Port Lincoln in their A grade Henderson Shield match at Cleve on Saturday, with both sides looking for a win after first round losses, to have any chance of progressing to the final.

Eastern Eyre won the toss and chose to bat, starting poorly, losing in-form captain Mick Noble early, and with some exceptional bowling from the visitors restricting the scoring rate, it was slow going for the hosts.

Atdrinks Eastern Eyre were 4/46.

Eastern Eyre looked to lift the run rate, and despite the loss of regular wickets and some fine bowling, managed to post a competitive 8/162 from their 50 overs, with Ben Shannon top scoring with 74.

Port Lincoln was well served by their bowling attack, with Andrew Frick claiming three wickets.

Port Lincoln began their chase in aggressive fashion, with O’Dea and Watson taking the score past 40 offsix overs,before Watson was bowled by Taheny.

Eastern Eyre managed to stem the flow of runs by claiming a few quick wicketsbut Lincoln would not be denied, motoring towardtheir target in the 26th over, with Frick andLiam O’Dea top scoring with 45 apiece.

Taheny was the pick of Eastern Eyre bowlers with 1/22 off five overs.

ON THE RUN: Mick Noble for Eastern Eyre runs down the ball and stops a second run at the weekends Henderson Shield match in Cleve.

Far West 7/207 def Kimba 134

Far West will contest the final following a comfortable 73-run success against Kimba on Saturday.

Kimba sent thevisitors to the crease and secured the wicket of Jamie Bennett early on, before a solid partnership from Jacob Bennett, 44, and Chris Williams, 35, sent Far West on the path to a commanding total.

Brendan Kloeden helped steady the ship after two quick wickets gave Kimba confidence.

There were important late order runs from Waylon Drew, 20, Josh Seidl, 10, and 11 not out from Charlie Williams.

Andrew Congdon and Shannon Larwood each picked up two wickets for Kimba, the latter dismissing both Jacob Bennett and Chris Williams.

Far West got off to a good start in response with the early wicket of Congdon for four.

A number of batsmen made a start, although could not go on with the job.

Kimba failed to capitalise on those knocks.

The only lower order batsman to reach double figures wasMatt Ramsey, with 10.

When Larwood was finally dismissed to make the score8/133, the home side was on borrowed time.

Far West quickly wrapped up the innings to progress to the final.

Matt Vandeleur made 31 runs, Blair Buchanan 30 and Larwood 33. Jamie Bennett finished with 3/20 from 10 overs.

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