Bayswater-Morely showed they are a very dangerous outfit in the 50 over format as they dealt with Fremantle very comfortably. Playing away from home Bayswater-Morely won the toss and elected to bat first on the Stevens Reserve wicket. Aaron Todd (88 off 69) got his side off to a flyer as he belted 15 boundaries in his opening knock. Jarrad Daniels (29) and Steve Tompsett (32) also contributed with the bat. Liam Dallimore, Jamie Heath and Andrew Davenport all picked up multiple wickets for Fremantle. At the conclusion of the innings Bayswater-Morely finished with a very competitive 241. In response Fremantle will be ruing the number of starts many batsmen had however were unable to register higher scores. Opening batsmen Kaiden Cookson (29) was the highest achiever as Bayswater-Morely took control of the game thanks to very strong bowling performance from all bowlers. Specifically Cameron Todd lead the way with 3 wickets at the end of the innings Fremantle fell very short registering 154 off 45 overs.
Wanneroo finished off their season with a big win over Gosnell's as they suffered a nightmare batting collapse only to be bowled out for 65. Gosnell's won the toss and elected to bat first though succumbed to a horror batting collapse as Wanneroo's Adam Smith took 3 for 18 off 10 followed by Elijah Gravestock 3 for 8 off 4 and Chris Quelch 2 for 15 off 15 ripped through the Gosnell's batting order. In response it was all to easy for Wanneroo as they reached the total undamaged as Haydn Slodecki (32) and Cameron MacDonald (26) took them home to secure the winners points.
Around the Grounds
Bayswater-Morley 9-241(cc) (Todd 88) b Fremantle 154; Scarborough 246 (Mcquade 65, O'callaghan 62) b Claremont-Nedlands 137 (Sadik 5-25); Wanneroo 0-66 b Gosnells 65; Joondalup 214 (Smith 88, O'loughlin 50no) b South Perth 119; University 234 (Vernon 69, Moore 52) b Melville 164; Mount Lawley 0-119(cc) (Mouchemore 71no) b Midland-Guildford 116; Willetton 6-214 (Brennan 62) b Perth 209; Subiaco Floreat 2-126 (Gregson 63no) b Rockingham-Mandurah 124.
Subiaco-Floreat finished the year off strongly with a win against Rockingham-Mandurah at Alderbury Reserve. Winning the toss and electing to bat the Lions posted a very strong 242 off 45 overs with the loss of just 4 wickets. Opening batsmen Daniel Wells (89 n.o) was outstanding batting through the innings alongside middle order batsmen Raman Gurminder Singh (37n.o). On a tough day for the Rockingham-Mandurah bowling unit, Kyle Peachey took 2 for 33 off his 7 overs. Subiaco-Floreat started their bowling innings in the best way possible by taking a wicket in the first delivery of the innings. This immediately had Rockingham-Mandurah on the ropes and unfortunately for them they were dismissed well short of the desired total. Meyer Van der Westhuizen (45) played gallantly however a 5 wicket haul from Andrew Nicholson ripped through the middle order, Andrew had figures of 5 for 37 off 9 overs.
Claremont-Nedlands defeated Scarborough in their final game of 2017 at Melvista. Claremont won the toss and elected to bat first middle order batsmen Roedulf Mare (54) and Clayton Herbst (46) provided a strong partnership to help the tigers reach a competitive 210 off 45 overs. James Carvalho had the finest figures with 2 for 37 off 6 overs. In response Scarborough fell 8 runs short of the total in a gallant run chase. Samuel Timmins (66) and Joseph Costa (40) provided a great stand however stringent bowling from Clayton Herbst 3 wickets for 20 off 8 overs and Lachlan Simpson 3 for 53 off 9 we're excellent and in the end and bowled the Gulls out in the final over.
Fremantle 192 (Willey 3-34) b Bayswater-Morley 179; Claremont-Nedlands 8-210 (Mare 54) b Scarborough 202 (Timmins 66; Herbst 3-20, Simpson 3-53); Wanneroo 221 (Douglas 75, Bond 59; Robson 3-39, Mcgann 3-47, Henderson 3-47) b Gosnells 103 (Bond 4-17); Joondalup 9-184(cc) b South Perth 162 (O'callaghan 4-21); Melville 6-157 (O'dea 60) b University 9-156(cc) (Howieson 51; Martin 3-30); Midland-Guildford 188 (Hutchison 57; Noble 3-16) b Mount Lawley 8-182(cc) (Worthington 53); Perth 3-177 (Chabros 71) b Willetton 175 (Snadden 3-19); Subiaco Floreat 4-242(cc) (Wells 89no) b Rockingham-Mandurah 141 (Nicholson 5-37).
South Perth have finished the year off on top of the 4th Grade ladder after a very close win against Joondalup at Richardson Reserve. Joondalup won the toss and elected to bat first, however ran into some struggles as South Perth's bowling was in full swing, Andrew Snow was brilliant picking up 3 wickets for 12 runs in just 3 overs followed by Nick Visser 3 for 20 off 9 overs. Wesley Fiesler (28) was the top scorer for Joondalup. At the end of the innings Joondalup were bowled out for 151 in the 38th over. In what seemed to be a shallow total Joondalup almost created an upset win as they picked up early wickets, Ben Jackson was the standout bowler with 4 wickets for 30 runs from 9 overs. However Alex Snow continued his strong run of form (40n.o) as he managed to get his side to victory in the 38th over with just 2 wickets in hand.
Perth registered their 3rd win as they defeated Willeton away from home at Burrendah Reserve. Willeton won the toss and elected to bowl first, Number 3, Paul Athienides (54) and Harry Zimmerman (43) combined well in the middle order as they posted a strong total of 208 off their 45 overs. For Willeton, Tom Monaghan 2 for 51 off 8 overs was the pick of the bowlers. Willeton were heavily restricted due to some tight bowling from Perth, Arshaq Siraz (36) was the top scorer however no one could go on to register a match winning performance for Willeton. Anil Kumar took 3 for 26 off 5 as well as team mate Thomas Evans 3 for 34 off 9 as they bowled Willeton out well short of the total 166.
Bayswater-Morley 9-185(cc) b Fremantle 131 (Gartrell 3-32, Howes 3-40); Scarborough 4-171(dec) b Claremont-Nedlands 6-170(cc) (Roberts 60no); Wanneroo 8-222(cc) b Gosnells 9-124; South Perth 8-153 (Jackson 4-30) b Joondalup 151 (Snow 3-12, Visser 3-20); University 4-204(cc) (Sookraj 79, Thorneycroft 67) b Melville 201 (Mahoney 90; Mithaiwala 3-32); Midland-Guildford 2-139 (Volk 75no) b Mount Lawley 9-137(cc) (Ambat 74); Perth 6-208(cc) (Athienides 54) b Willetton 166 (Kumar 3-26, Evans 3-34); Subiaco Floreat 5-188 (Bothma 64) b Rockingham-Mandurah 8-187(cc) (Di rosso 3-32).