The WA Premier Cricket semi-finals were played over the weekend with all grand finalists now confirmed.
Claremont-Nedlands 245 drew Joondalup
Bevan Bennell scored a terrific hundred as Claremont-Nedlands compiled 245 in 77 overs before they were bowled out. Jake Zsilinszky was excellent with the ball for Joondalup finishing with 5-52. In reply Joondalup were off to a steady start at 5/167 with Zsilinszky 44 not out. Unfortunately play was lost due to rain which meant either team were unable to secure a result. The draw sees Joondalup go through to the grand final against Willetton.
Willetton 254 def Bayswater-Morley 191
Bayswater Morley won the toss and sent Willetton into bat first. Willetton responded well scoring 254 as they were bowled out in the 77th over. Stuart Biss was the best with the bat for Willetton making 55 before he was bowled. Scott Sanderson (48) and Ross Knoll (41) also provided solid contributions with the bat. Luke Waterhouse was the pick of the bowlers for Bayswater Morley taking three wickets. In reply opener Tim Smithies battled hard for 55 but he didn’t receive much support as Bayswater Morley lost consistent wickets. Willetton shared the wickets around with four players each taking 2 wickets as they dismissed Bayswater Morley for 191 in the 89th over.
2nd Grade Grand Final Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March
Joondalup v Willetton @ Tompkins Park 1
Wanneroo 143 def Subiaco Floreat 76
Wanneroo completed a comprehensive victory over Subiaco Floreat at Floreat Park. Batting first Wanneroo Were dismissed for an under par 143. Andrew Slattery was the best for Wanneroo top scoring with 53. Jack Retallack (3-17) and Cameron O’Brien (3-26) did the damage with the ball for Subiaco Floreat. In reply Subiaco Floreat were in early trouble loosing opener John Stoykovski for just 1 run. Jack Retallack battled hard for 19 off 89 balls but didn’t receive support as the Lions were dismissed for just 76 in the 47th over. Jason Parry was outstanding with the ball for Wanneroo taking 4-19 off 10 overs.
Willetton 102 def by Perth 9/200
Perth just got over the line in a tight contest at Fletcher Park over the weekend. Batting first Willetton were only able to manage 102 as they were dismissed in the 53rd over. Bevan Hargrave (45) was the best with the bat for Willetton but it was opening bowler Alex Calmy from Perth who did the damage taking 5-26 off 17 overs. In reply Perth lost consistent wickets throughout their run chase and were in trouble at 5-51. Perth struggled to 9-90 and needed just 13 runs to secure their spot in the grand final with just the one wicket remaining. Willetton were unable to claim the final wicket as the Perth passed the total with the last two batters going on to have a 110 run partnership.
3rd Grade Grand Final Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March
Perth v Wanneroo @ Burrendah Reserve 1
Willetton 69 def by Subiaco Floreat 7/231
Tom Moscarda (5-39) and Mungo Russell (4-19) did the damage for Subiaco Floreat as Willetton were dismissed for just 69 runs in the 33rd over. Liam Hindle tried his best scoring 24 not out but he was not at all supported by his team mates. In reply the Lions lost just 2 wickets before passing the total and securing their spot in the grand final. They went on to score 231 with opener Ben Parker top scoring with 80.
Claremont Nedlands 69 and 9/204 (dec) def by Bayswater Morley 142 and 121
After getting off to a horrible start Claremont Nedlands completed a fantastic second inning victory. Batting first Claremont Nedlands were only able to manage 69 in their first innings as Peter Baker from Bayswater Morley took 5-45. In reply Bayswater Morley were dismissed for 142 in their first innings with a lead of 73. Jeffrey Willey top scored with 48 and James Roberts took 4-6 for Claremont Nedlands. In their second innings Claremont Nedlands were a lot better, this time scoring 204 before they declared with a lead of 131 runs. Zaine Welsh then took a great five wicket haul as he helped dismiss Bayswater Morley for 121 in their second innings securing the win for Claremont Nedlands.
4th Grade Grand Final Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March
Subiaco Floreat v Claremont Nedlands @ Burrendah Reserve 2