WA Premier T20 Competition
Joondalup 5-182 defeated South Perth 103
Joondalup easily disposed of South Perth by 79 runs following a brilliant batting display. The home side shot out of the blocks with a sensational 107-run partnership between Garrick and Jaron Morgan. Jaron Morgan was eventually dismissed after a blistering 83 from 31, which included three fours and eight sixes. The runs continued to flow for Joondalup, ending the innings on an enormous 5-182. South Perth, in response, struggle to get out of first gear, with its first five batsmen failing to score more than 12 runs. At 6-48, Jackson Edmondstone and Braydon Meuleman put on a brave 33-run stand to give their side some hope of an unlikely victory. That hope was quickly extinguished however, as Joondalup’s bowlers skittled the remaining batsmen, finishing the day with a 79-run victory.
Claremont Nedlands 6-121 (cc) defeated Melville 92
Claremont Nedlands recorded a desperate 29-run victory over Melville following a terrific display with the ball. The Tigers started their innings with a bang through Nicholas Hobson, shooting to 3-78 in the blink of an eye. Hobson continued to show his prowess with the bat, anchoring the innings for the Tigers while wickets fell around him. The Tigers lost their final three wickets in the space of 26 runs, as Hobson finished with an unbeaten 56 to push his side’s total to 6-121 at the end of 20 overs. Melville’s response lacked, losing four batsmen for no runs as Tim David ripped through the opening line up, taking three of the four wickets, leaving Melville stranded on 4-3. However, Melville managed to surge with a 43-run fifth-wicket stand, but the surge was short-lived. The Tigers continued to attack the Melville batsmen, eventually bowling the visitors out for 92 with Tim David and Daniel Turkich taking six wickets between them.
Premier Colts T20
Claremont Nedlands 5/88 def Melville 6/87
Claremont-Nedland’s have secured their second win of the competition with a win over Melville at home on Sunday. Melville having won the toss and elected to bat fell victim to some tight bowling from the Tigers that restricted Melville to just 87 from their 20 overs. Kiale O’Brien (24) was the top scorer for the away side. Team-mate Bryce Jackson (22 n.o) also provided some much-needed runs down the order. In response Claremont-Nedland’s Bradley Hope (24) and Callum Parker (22n.o) were able to guide their team home in the 16th over and secure their second win however unable to secure a place in the quarter finals.
Joondalup 2/184 def South Perth 4/156
Joondalup have notched up second spot in their respective pool in the Colts T20 Competition and sealing up a quarter finals chance on Sunday. Winning the toss and batting first, their very own, Lachlan Jones (91 off 64 balls) put his side in a very strong position at the top of the order smashing four 6’s and six 4’s in the knock. Thomas Russell (50 not out from 37) also reached an unbeaten half century. Joondalup reached a massive total of 184 of 20 overs. In response South Perth made a very strong start to the run chase as their top order fired thanks to Jackson Edmondstone (72 off 54 balls) and Brooke Guest (37 off 27) however after their dismissals Joondalup were able to hold the momentum and restrict them to 156 from 20 overs and clinch a quarter finals spot.