Perth have reached the top of the table this week after a comprehensive win against their rivals South Perth at Richardson Park. Perth were very impressive with bat in hand as they made it a very long day for their cross-town rivals. Isaac Townsend (103) was the top scorer of the innings with a fine century. Kai Hickey (53) was in strong form too alongside Tom Casey (48) who fell two runs shy of his half centuary. South Perth's pick of the bowlers was Mathew Chave taking 3 wickets. At the end of the innings Perth finished on 339/9. Leaving a mountain to climb for South Perth. In response their start could not have been worse as they lost both opening batsmen for no runs. Mathew Russo (44) and Bevan Barnes (35) showed some fight, however South Perth crumbled to the bowling of Gijs Kroesen who had figures of 6 wickets for 24 runs off 8 overs. South Perth were bowled out for 124. Perth then decided to bat once more as both openers Adam Disisto (52) and Tom Casey (52n.o) enjoyed half centuries. The win now see's the Demons at the top of the ladder at 5 wins and 2 losses alongside Willeton on 42 points each.
Willeton are nicely placed alongside Perth atop the 2nd Grade Ladder following an outstanding performance against Gosnells on Saturday. Willeton won the toss and elected to bat first. Opening batsmen Kris Elliot (95) fell agonizingly short of a hundred, however played a knock including 9 boundaries which was exceptional. His counter part James Godfrey (157) played the knock of the innings which included 18 fours and 4 six's as he took the Gosnell's attack apart. At the end of Willeton's innings they finished with 356. For Gosnell's Dale Giles took 3 wickets. Gosnell's had their work cut out for them chasing such a target as Willeton's bowlers took early wickets to put the away side under immediate pressure. However Gosnell's middle order made a number of starts Sydney Menezes (60) and Damien Sweet (38) would be ruing their missed opportunities on what looked to be good batting wicket. Darcey Roden was strong with 3 wickets along side Chris Lagana and Cameron Becker were also very good with the ball in hand each taking 2 wickets. Willeton's second innings ended 1/54.
Around The Grounds
Willetton 356 (Godfrey 157, Elliot 95) and 1-54(dec) b Gosnells 203 (Menezes 60); Melville 9-262 (Shaw 117no) b Claremont-Nedlands 137 (Henderson 51); Bayswater-Morley 313 (Hunwick 112, Loiacono 66) b Mount Lawley 200 (Pabla 65, Petta 55); Perth 9-339(cc) (Townsend 102, Hickey 53) and 1-127(dec) (Casey 52no, Disisto 52) b South Perth 124 (Kroesen 6-24); Wanneroo 6-260 (Richards 83, Holly 51no) b Rockingham-Mandurah 151 and 3-111 (Austen 51); Scarborough 7-374 (Moylan 103, Costello 78) b Joondalup 195 (Blake 66); Subiaco Floreat 184 and 3-50 b Fremantle 100 (O'brien 5-17); Midland-Guildford 276 (Thomas 73, Reynolds-harris 61) b University 193 (Honeybul 71).
Wanneroo have secured an outright victory over Rockingham-Mandurah at Lark Hill on the weekend. Rockingham-Mandurah won the toss and elected to bat first, however quickly fell victim of Wanneroo's strong bowling attack. Ronan Hogarth (30) was the top scorer as Rockingham-Mandurah clawed to a total of 121. Michael Ardagh was the clinical with 5 wickets for 20 runs off 13 overs. In response Andrew Slattery (48) was the top scorer followed by Timothy Adrichmen (35) as Wanneroo reached the total and gained a lead of 111 posting 232. In an effort to avoid outright Rockingham-Mandurah's top order collapsed once again, Shaune Guppy (66n.o) and Byron Blevin (24) showed some resistance however Wanneroo wrapped up their innings for 147. James Dicarlo claimed 3 wickets. To solidify an outright win Wanneroo achieved the total.
Melville have also reached 5 wins and 1 loss in in the 3rd Grade Competition with a win over Claremont - Nedlands at Tompkins Park on the weekend. Melville won the toss and were keen to bat first. Melville's openers had a strong start as L O'Dea (41) and M Davis (38) however the middle order struggled against Claremont - Nedland's bowlers as D Rowland 4 for 23 and L Simpson 2 for 17 performed well. Claremont-Nedland's struggled against the Melville attack Christian Benney (28) and Joseph Swan (30) were the top scorers however fell victim to a 5 wicket haul from Trent Reed saw them bowled out for 142.
Around the Grounds
Gosnells 9-205(cc) (Mcnamee 132; Blazevich 5-22) b Willetton 204; Melville 173 b Claremont-Nedlands 142; Bayswater-Morley 9-226(dec) (Abrams 63, Williams 57no) b Mount Lawley 155; Perth 311 (Sando 160) b South Perth 248 (Cleary 102); Wanneroo 8-232(cc) and 1-41 b Rockingham-Mandurah 121 (Ardagh 5-20) and 147 (Guppy 65no); Scarborough 1-226 (Strachan 118no, Rodgers 67no) b Joondalup 225 (Crawley 55); Subiaco Floreat 224 (Syed 94; Davenport 5-48) b Fremantle 216 (Voorn 77); University 219 (Aldridge 66no; Wood 6-57) b Midland-Guildford 109 (Lines 5-45) and 1-117(cc) (Curtis 63no);
Fremantle have won their 5th game of the season that places them 3rd on the 4th Grade Competition ladder. Playing Subiaco-Floreat, Fremantle won the toss and elected to bat first. Fremantle top order struggled to fire and took an unbeaten effort from Stephen Shuttleworth (158n.o) to get them out of trouble, an innings which included 21 fours and 5 six's Subiaco-Floreat couldn't find a way to dismiss the batsmen. For the Lions there were multiple wicket takers across the board. At the completion of 80 overs Fremantle finished at 9/277. In response Subiaco-Floreat started well through their opening batsmen Daniel Wells (20) Mitchell Adamos (37) however were unable to go on with their innings's. Gianni Di Russo (59) was the top scorer including 7 fours and 3 six's but Subiaco-Floreat crumbled to being dismissed for 183. Jack Rudrum was in good form with the ball taking 5 wickets for 39 in a strong performance from Fremantle.
Mount Lawley hung on their undefeated streak playing out a thriller against cross-town rivals Bayswater-Morely at Hillcrest on Saturday. Bayswater won the toss and elected to bat first, runs seemed hard to come by in the match as only Christian Lee (35) was the only player to get past 30. Doug Stewart was impressive with a 5 wicket haul alongside team mate Matt Butcher who claimed 3 as Bayswater were all out for a shacky 150. In response Mount Lawley also had there own difficulty as they too lost quick wickets, Mark Winton (57) was strong with the bat as he stuck it out and Michael Kaye (27) also displayed his resilience. Christain Lee toiled hard claiming 4 wickets however it was Mount Lawley who snuck home with one wicket to spare.
Willetton 8-294(cc) (B Walsh 105, Lake 91; Bussanich 3-50) b Gosnells 284(cc) (Bussanich 117, Panetta 33; Scott 3-40, Worth 3-48); Claremont-Nedlands 216 (Chin 69, Mcfarlane 52; Duffield 4-67) b Melville 167 (Mahoney 56, Turner 36; Iannello 4-42, Campion 3-19); Mount Lawley 9-154 (Winton 57; Lee 4-29) b Bayswater-Morley 150 (Lee 35; Stewart 5-17, Butcher 3-33); Perth 9-276 (Garland 72, Cowcher 55no; Visser 5-80) b South Perth 154 (Kumar 3-29); Wanneroo 1-136(cc) (Kelsey 80no, Quinlan 30no) b Rockingham-Mandurah 83 (Slattery 5-9, Ahmed 3-18) and 9-21 (Quelch 5-11, Hudson 4-7); Scarborough 9-175 (Morris 65, Licastro 40) b Joondalup 109 (Mcglade 40; Dennis 5-26, Stewart 3-30); Fremantle 9-277(cc) (Shuttleworth 158no, Voorn 33) b Subiaco Floreat 183 (Di rosso 59, Adamos 37; J Rudrum 5-39); Midland-Guildford 7-177 (Griffiths 69, Volk 42; Lange 3-27) b University 102 (Long 3-16, Orme 3-22) and 6-152 (Sharpe 53no; Jensen 4-18);