Melville completed an impressive run chase at home against Gosnell's on the weekend. After winning the toss, the Storm sent Gosnell's in to bat first. Opener Daniel Payne (53) and Damien Sweet (50) we're the highest contributers as they reached 9/276 by the end of the 1st day's play. Liam Duffield took 3 wickets off his 17 overs. In response Melville withstood a shaky start before Fraser Hay (127) played a match winning knock including 19 boundaries. Peter Rowe (42) provided a handy cameo as Melville just got home in a close encounter. Aaron Keverne-Onyon was excellent clinching 5 wickets 95 off his 27 overs as he toiled hard for the day.
Bayswater-Morley are placed nicely in 2nd place on the ladder behind Willeton as they took home the points against Scarborough on the weekend. Playing away from home at Abbet Park, Bayswater-Morley won the toss and elected to bat first Fraser Thompson (55) was supberp at the top of the order, followed by Ross Loiacono (101) who played an outstanding knock alongside Grant Thristle (77) who also added to a commanding 1st innings score of 313. Martin Branston and Liam Stevens took 3 wickets each for the Gulls. Early wickets hurt Scarborough's run chase as Jeremy Boyle (45), Martin Branston (51) provided a late cameo however Melville's bowling was too strong. Ross Loiacono continued his stellar match with 4 wickets and a win for the Storm.
Around the Grounds
Bayswater-Morley 313(cc) (Loiacono 101, Thistle 77) b Scarborough 243(cc) (Branston 51); Melville 277 (Hay 127; Keverne-onyon 5-95) b Gosnells 9-276(dec) (Payne 53, Sweet 50); Mount Lawley 135 (Davis 54; Thompson 5-49) and 9-156 b Joondalup 128; Claremont-Nedlands 194 (Donaldson 52, Parker 51) and 5-72 b Perth 185; Rockingham-Mandurah 6-393 (Robertson 201no, France 51) b University 191; Wanneroo 6-239 (Johnston 103no, Slodecki 62) b Subiaco Floreat 8-228(cc) (Reed 61no, Tredget 52); Willetton 172 (Brennan 73; Turriff-smith 5-28) b Fremantle 152 (Moore 66no); Midland-Guildford 296 (Ottaviano 77, Curtis 69) b South Perth 128 and 1-156 (Cleary 101no).
Perth secured another win in the 3rd grade competition over the weekend as they took the points against Claremont-Nedland's at Fletcher Park. Perth enjoyed early wickets as Roedolf Mare (41) and Michael Hammond (31) we're the best of contributors for the Tigers. Perth's Cooper Carrington was impressive as he picked up impressive figures of 4 wickets for 34. At the conclusion of Claremont-Nedland's innings the tigers finished up on 211. Opener Joel Curtis (138) was outstanding as he played a exceptional individual performance to get his side home and secure the win for Perth.
Melville continue their reign at the top of the 3rd Grade Competition with a win against Gosnell's at Sutherland's Park on Saturday. Melville won the toss and elected to bat first, Captain Sean Collings (85) performed strongly for his team when his team mates fell victim to Gosnell's attack. Trent Reed (35) rallied late in the innings to help his side reach 188 all out. In response Gosnell's also found difficulty with the bat as they we're well restricted. Warren Goes (38) was the highest contributor alongside Elijah Panetta (26) however wickets from Lewis Martin and Cameron Beath secured the win as they dismissed Gosnell's for just 125.
Around the Grounds
Bayswater-Morley 91 (Timmins 3-18, Vanelswyk 3-29) and 6-186 (Young 3-31) b Scarborough 107 (Lee 3-10) and 168 (Marlborough 64; Hunt 3-18); Melville 188 (Collings 85) and 3-62 b Gosnells 125 (Martin 3-16, Beath 3-33); Mount Lawley 8-265 (Winton 65; T Russell 4-56) b Joondalup 194 (M Russell 58; Walton 3-35); Perth 4-295 (Curtis 138no) b Claremont-Nedlands 211 (Carrington 4-34); University 151 (Vernon 52) b Rockingham-Mandurah 106 (Aldridge 4-28, Lines 3-36) and 5-84; Wanneroo 8-285 (Atkinson 55; Ness 3-64) b Subiaco Floreat 172 (Chivers 51; Fryer 3-41); South Perth 8-242(dec) (Keron 72, Thompson 63) b Midland-Guildford 121 (Crew 4-29) and 8-145 (Krieg 3-30); Willetton 182 (Singh 50; Toomey 4-38) and 8-98 (Rudrum 3-29) b Fremantle 71 (Becker 5-35) and 8-208(dec) (Pearson 81, Toomey 51; Becker 3-62).
It was a top of the table clash over the weekend as second placed Midland-Guildford took on ladder leader's South Perth. South Perth won the toss and elected to bat first at Lilac Hill, however batting proved difficult as they lost early wickets middle-order batsmen G Spencer-Wright (34*) was the highest of contributors with an unbeaten knock, followed by Josh Fawcett (22) lower in the order. However South Perth we're dismissed in the 42nd over for a shallow 128. Luke Jensen claimed impressive figures of 4 for 32 off 11 overs. Midland-Guildford didn't waste their opportunity to get one over the ladder leaders as Sam Evans (68) and Tom Alderson (34) saw them reach the total. Giles Spencer Wright and Josh Fawcett both claimed 3 wickets. Midland-Guildford we're eventually bowled out for 181 that then saw South Perth bat again and finished the day at 2 for 18.
Claremont-Nedland's enjoyed a win against Perth at Melvista Oval over the weekend. Winning the toss and electing to bat first, after struggling early the Tigers we're aided by Sam Macpherson (54) in the middle order that got them to a competitive total of 189 at the end of their innings. Demons opening bowler Kunal Mishra was in good form with 3 wickets for 53 runs off 21 overs. A strong bowling performance from the Tigers in the second week as they snuck home to victory with 5 runs to spare. James Roberts and William Bartley we're the standouts with the ball as they each took 3 wickets.
Bayswater-Morley 157 (Boyd 66; Costa 3-26, Pollard 3-32) and 5-96 (Peters 50no) b Scarborough 100 (Rose 6-29); Melville 156 (Wagenknecht 3-12) and 5-100 b Gosnells 119 (Nielson 4-40); Mount Lawley 6-214 (Kennedy 124; Morris 4-38) b Joondalup 204 (Gerrans 67, Hooley 64; Yandle 3-54, Stewart 3-58); Claremont-Nedlands 189 (Macpherson 54; Mishra 3-53) b Perth 184 (Kumar 58no; Bartley 3-37, Roberts 3-51); University 4-204(dec) and 0-2 b Rockingham-Mandurah 146 (Raman 56; Rathnasinghe 4-18) and 59 (Rathnasinghe 4-6); Subiaco Floreat 173 (Ahmed 3-41) b Wanneroo 119 (Smith 4-38); Willetton 5-112(dec) (Gunaratne 64; Xiao 3-8) and 3-56 b Fremantle 63 (Hurst 4-15, Liyanage 3-27) and 104 (Hurst 5-31, Hepburn 4-23); Midland-Guildford 181 (Evans 68; Fawcett 3-15, Spencer-wright 3-19) b South Perth 128 (Jensen 4-32) and 2-18.