Bayswater-Morley have found themselves on the top of the 2nd Grade table once again after a strong win over Perth at Hillcrest over the weekend. The toss was won by Perth who elected to bat first however Bayswater-Morley we're on song with the ball ripping through the top order in quick time. Isaac Townsend (41) and Jack Baker (45) provided some resilience for the Demons however in a very good performance by most Bayswater-Morley bowlers Perth we're dismissed for 172. Bayswater Morley's Christan Lee had fine figures of 3 wickets for 15. Bayswater-Morley were under pressure early however the middle order delivered as Lane Berry (67) and Ryan Ross (51) combined well to see their side get the victory as they reached 226 all out. A notable mention also goes to speedster Alex Calmy on taking 5 for 36 for Perth.
Melville continue their good form with a win over Wanneroo at Kingsway Sports Ground. Wanneroo who we're close to breaking through into the top 6 won the toss and elected to bowl first. Brad Turner (65) and Adam Shaw (46) we're the top performers for the Storm with the bat, however after dismissing the pair Wanneroo had little trouble in bowling Melville out for 227. Josh Quelch impressed with 4 wickets for 44 runs. However following a positive start from captain Cameron Macdonald (32) Wanneroo succumbed to some impressive bowling by Steven Russell claiming remarkable figures of 4 for 10 off 12 overs. Peter Rowe also claimed great figures with 3 wickets for 28 off 13 overs. At the close of play Wanneroo fell for 163 as Melville came away with the points.
Around the Grounds
Subiaco Floreat 278 (Parker 100, Gregson 71) b Claremont-Nedlands 170; Joondalup 8-249(dec) (Gericke 100) b Fremantle 184 (Holman 59) and 4-55; South Perth 5-322(cc) (Meuleman 109, Klokker 93) b Gosnells 296 (Jacobs 116, Ridley 50); Melville 227 (Turner 65) b Wanneroo 163; Bayswater-Morley 226 (Berry 67, Ross 51; Calmy 5-36) b Perth 172; Scarborough 9-210(dec) (Hardy 111no; Reynolds-harris 5-56) b Midland-Guildford 89 (Hunter 5-19) and 65 (K Stevens 5-18); Mount Lawley 9-291(cc) (Davis 84, Biglin 53) b University 239 (Vernon 117; Armstrong 5-52); Rockingham-Mandurah 4-188(dec) and 9-177 (Gunaratne 5-59) b Willetton 169 (Botha 5-38) and 8-193(dec) (Done 5-83).
University have found themselves in the top four with a win of Mount Lawley in the 3rd Grade Competition on Saturday. Playing at the UWA Sports Grounds, University won the toss and elected to bat first. After losing a couple of early wickets their innings was rescued by middle order batsmen Jayden Kennedy (56) and Josh Thorneycroft (63) followed by a handy contribution from Nathan Vernon (45) that got the University to a very competitive 262. For Mount Lawley Liam Walton and James Kennedy each took 3 wickets. Mount Lawley struggled early with the bat losing early wickets. Luke Worthington (44) and Elliot Cooper (50) performed well in the lower order however University proved to be too good in the end as they dismissed their opponents for 201. In a strong display by all bowlers Robin Lines and Josh Sharpe each took 3 wickets in the victory.
Wanneroo took home the points in the top of the table clash of the 3rd Grade Competition as they had a win against Melville on Saturday at Tompkins Park. Damon Parker (42) started strongly to then be followed by G Atkinson (111) who hit 14 fours and a six on his way to a fine century. Wanneroo finished with 226 at the close of their innings. Opening Storm bowler Cameron Beath claimed 3 for 52 off his 13 overs. In response Melville struggled out of the blocks, losing early wickets Joseph Mahoney (51) was impressive however no one could match the performance of Graeme Atkinson made in the previous innings and therefor Melville ended with 143 all out. Mathew Purcell claimed 3 for 41 and Tyler Ong 3 for 29.
Subiaco Floreat 126 (Chivers 77; Iannello 4-30) b Claremont-Nedlands 97 (Hammond 44; Ness 3-26) and 4-112 (Mare 56no); Fremantle 9-294 (Oatey 72, Pearson 48; Russell 5-67) b Joondalup 263 (Crawley 75, Mackay 57; Headland 3-38, Wyllie 3-41); South Perth 9-220(dec) (Russo 54, D'souza 38) b Gosnells 131 (Panetta 39; Heron 8-54) and 3-69; Wanneroo 216 (Atkinson 111, Parker 42; Beath 3-52) b Melville 143 (Mahoney 51, Towers 31; Ong 3-29, Purcell 3-41); Perth 228 (Garland 55, Thomas 37; Dower 3-23, Willey 3-59) b Bayswater-Morley 226 (Fontana 48, Abrams 33; Snadden 4-48); Midland-Guildford 5-293 (Davies 121, Brehaut 71) b Scarborough 290 (WM Robinson 119, WM Robinson 119; Hampson 4-47); University 262 (Thorneycroft 63, Kennedy 56; Kennedy 3-28, Walton 3-62) b Mount Lawley 201 (Cooper 50, Worthington 44; Lines 3-29, Sharpe 3-39); Willetton 8-218(dec) (Gunaratne 47, Sharma 42; W Steele 5-93, Sherwin 3-54) b Rockingham-Mandurah 185 (Clark 38, Guppy 36; Hargrave 5-61).
Claremont-Nedland's completed a strong victory over cross town rivals Subiaco-Floreat over the weekend. Subiaco-Floreat won the toss and elected to bat first however they did not live up to expectations as Joey Betts (28) was the top scorer in a dower innings. Claremont-Nedland's performed very well with the ball dismissing the opposition for just 119. Sam Macpherson impressed as he claimed 4 wickets for 10 runs off his 13 overs. In response Joseph McManus (35) was solid at the top of the order followed by an impressive performance by Michael Hobson (106) who saved the game for the Tigers. Claremont surpassed the score then achieving 8/207 before declaring. Subiaco-Floreat then ended on 3/90 at the close of play.
Joondalup enjoyed a great win against Fremantle at Iluka in the 4th Grade Competition that keeps them in touch of the top six on the table. Fremantle won the toss and elected to bat first, after losing a number of early wickets, Oliver Voorn (122) put on a very impressive performance with the bat and alongside Keenan Anderson (35) saved Fremantle from a low first innings score. At the close of play Fremantle were bowled out for 222. Joondalup's Alexander Ludik claimed 3 wickets for 17 and Ben Jackson 3 for 16. Joondalup lost two wickets early however the middle order performed very well Scott Gerrans (95) who was outstanding and unlucky not to reach triple figures. Michael Hooley (38) also was solid with the bat as they reached the total with 3 wickets in hand. For Fremantle there were multiple wicket takers across the board.
Around the Grounds
Claremont-Nedlands 8-207(dec) (Hobson 106no, Mcmanus 35; Parker 4-36) b Subiaco Floreat 119 (Macpherson 4-10) and 3-90 (Lockwood 52no; Bartley 3-11); Joondalup 7-223 (Gerrans 95, M Hooley 38) b Fremantle 222 (Voorn 122, Anderson 35; Jackson 3-16, Ludik 3-17); South Perth 213 (Spencer-wright 64, Allen 49; Roberts 6-48) and 0-94(cc) (Higham 54no, Sands 36no) b Gosnells 166 (Subramani 77, Bachman 36; Shaw 6-39); Wanneroo 223 (Dicarlo 70, Charles 55; Whelan 5-39) b Melville 102 (Veletta 34; Singh 4-14, Ahmed 4-43); Bayswater-Morley 110 (Peters 72; Mishra 5-18, Evans 3-9) and 9-160(dec) (Merrin 45no, Nesbitt 31; Williams 3-45) b Perth 61 (Rose 3-20, Weston 3-21) and 9-149 (Bhoumick 63; Molgaard angel 3-17); Scarborough 247 (Tyler 96, Licastro 43; Orme 3-38) b Midland-Guildford 91 (Pescud 5-21) and 3-131(cc) (Evans 66no, Volk 32); Mount Lawley 8-283 (Yandle 102, Pearson 72; Delaney 3-18, Howieson 3-41) b University 9-107 (Sookraj 67, Sampath 31; Ellett 4-29, Singh 3-16) and 3-77 (Sookraj 47); Willetton 7-188(dec) (Hepburn 74no, Lake 53no) b Rockingham-Mandurah 106 (Yadav 54; Hepburn 3-19, Monaghan 3-21) and 73 (Hurst 8-37).