Wanneroo enjoyed a strong win against Claremont-Nedland's away from home on the weekend. Winning the toss and electing to bat Wanneroo posted a strong total of 226. Haydn Slodecki (39 off 50) and Robert Fairchild (84 off 94) we're the standout performers in their innings. Corey Herbst was in good from with the ball claiming 3 wickets for 44 runs off 10 overs. In response Claremont-Nedland's couldn't fight their way in it as they crumbled due to a strong bowling performance from John Walter who took 6 for 23 off 10. The win now takes Wanneroo to 6 wins and 5 losses for the season.
Perth continue their strong form in the 2nd Grade Competition with a win against University at Fletcher Park. Sitting 2nd on the ladder the Demons won the toss and elected to bowl first. University's opening batsmen Max Evangelisti (92 off 147) was exceptional taking the game on his shoulders. However no other batsmen could register a notable score, speedster Akash Fotedar was strong with 3 for 37 off his 10 overs. At the end of the 50 overs University finished with 209. Young Perth opening batsmen Adam Dosisto (83 not out) showed his rich talent followed by a much needed contribution from Lachlan Pratt (43) to see their side home in the 45th over.
Around The Grounds
Bayswater-Morley 9-235(cc) (Loiacono 61) b Gosnells 122; Melville 6-245(cc) (Shaw 102, Needham 55) b Fremantle 134; Rockingham-Mandurah 3-163 (A France 59no, Hutchison 50no) v Midland-Guildford 165(cc); Scarborough 8-245 (Strachan 60, Hollows 51no) b Mount Lawley 243(cc) (Davis 106, Baverstock 71); Joondalup 4-162 b Subiaco Floreat 8-161(cc); Willetton 5-170(cc) (Elliot 86) b South Perth 169(cc) (Cleary 88); Perth 6-210 (Disisto 83no) b University 8-209(cc) (Evangelisti 92); Claremont-Nedlands 86 (Walter 6-23) v Wanneroo 7-226(cc) (Fairchild 84).
Midland-Guildford have moved to 6 wins and 4 losses with a win against Rockingham-Mandurah in a high scoring affair. Midland-Guildford won the toss and elected to bat first. In an innings were bat dominated ball, there were various contributions in the batting order. Gregory Ottaviano (51) was in good form at the top of the order followed by Aaron Hutchison (75 off 56) played the knock of the innings rocketing his side to 317. Rockingham-Mandurah has multiple wicket takers across the board. Chasing a massive total Rockingham-Mandurah had their work cut out for them as they lost early wickets that put them on the back foot. Opening batsmen Jye Clark (48) was in good touch however the innings belonged to J Marion (109 off 89 not out) who smashed 13 fours and 3 six's in an unbeaten performance however it just wasn't enough to reach the target as they fell short. Benjamin Skinner was the pick of the bowlers for Midland-Guildford with 3 for 37 off his 9 overs.
South Perth registered a win at home against Willeton in the 3rd Grade Competition. South Perth winning the toss and electing to bat first at Richardson Park. Liam Thompson (40) was in solid form as he top scored at the top of the order followed by a crucial cameo performance by Mathew Chave (30) lower in the order. For Willeton Bevan Hargrave 2 wickets for 25 off his 7 performed well with the ball. In response Gurinderpal Singh (41) was in good form at the top of the order however Willetons middle order we're dismissed cheaply as they fell short reaching only 179. Lachlann Cobley and Mathew Chave we're exceptional with the ball each taking 4 wickets to get their side the points.
Bayswater-Morley 7-222(cc) (Thompson 78, Brigden-guthrie 52no) b Gosnells 169 (Goes 57, Dawson 54; Lee 4-37); Melville 0-78 b Fremantle 74; Midland-Guildford 5-317(cc) (Hutchison 75, Ottaviano 51) v Rockingham-Mandurah 8-274 (Marion 109no; Skinner 3-37); Mount Lawley 5-172 v Scarborough 8-170 (Ferguson 54no); Subiaco Floreat 3-154 (Wilson 88no) b Joondalup 153 (Johns 52; Adamos 4-16, Williams 3-26); South Perth 8-196(cc) (Roden 3-39) v Willetton 171(cc) (Cobley 4-24, Chave 4-33); Wanneroo 3-132 (Hall 52no) b Claremont-Nedlands 130 (Parry 3-16); University v Perth (No result provided).
Claremont-Nedland's posted a much needed upset win over Wanneroo in the 4th Grade Competition. Playing at Melvista Oval Wanneroo won the toss and elected to bat first. David Minear (32) performed well at the top of the order, followed by Braiden Hudson (39) however Claremont-Nedland's did very well by taking consistant wickets restricting batsmen very well. At the end of the innings Wanneroo finished with 8/180 at the end of the 45th over. Tom Chanoler was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 20 off just 6 overs. In response Claremont-Nedland's fired with the bat as Callum Mcfarlane (80 not out) and Jack Campion (62 not out) as Wanneroo couldn't find an answer for the middle order duo as they steered their side to a well deserved victory with 3 overs to spare to keep their season alive.
Bayswater-Morely have secured their 6th victory of the season as they defeated Gosnell's away from home at Sutherlands Park. Gosnell's winning the toss and electing to bat fell victim to some good bowling as only a few could register scores over 20. Elijah Panetta (27) Ryan Kelly (27) we're the two leading run scorers for Gosnells. Daniel Howes performed well with the ball as he proved tough to get away, as he ended with figures of 2 for 18 off 8 overs. In response it was a single handed performance by Kevin Carlson (80 not out) as he reached the boundary 9 times. Bayswater-morely reached the target in the 42nd over to secure the win.
Bayswater-Morley 6-141 (Carlson 80no) b Gosnells 137 (Wasley 3-12); Fremantle 8-216(cc) (O Voorn 63) b Melville 72 (Headland 3-15, O Voorn 3-22); Midland-Guildford 2-135 b Rockingham-Mandurah 133 (Sherwin 65; Jensen 3-44); Scarborough 8-242 (N Licastro 136; Stewart 3-19, Yandle 3-35) b Mount Lawley 157 (Melbin 75; Pescud 5-21); Joondalup 6-216(cc) b Subiaco Floreat 143 (Chivers 55; Mills 3-22); South Perth 5-42 b Willetton 41; Perth v University (No result provided); Claremont-Nedlands 3-182 (Mcfarlane 80no, Campion 62no) v Wanneroo 8-180(cc) (Chaloner 3-20).