The Male Premier Cricket season moved into Two Day matches played over Saturday 20th and 27th October. To catch up with highlights from the lower grades please read below and check out all of the scores on MyCricket.
Melville endured a tough game being bowled out for 27 (24.1) in its first innings against Subiaco Floreat. Andrew Hall took 5-9 and Conor Moldrich 4-10 for the Lions. Subiaco Floreat declared at 5/228 (60.4) before sending the Storm back in again. But Melville fared better in its second innings finishing the match at 1/122 (69). James Holt and Matthew Davis both made 55 as nine bowlers were used by the Lions. University moved up the ladder with a win over Joondalup. University posted 9/288 (90) on day 1 thanks to a century from Robert Honeybul. Liam Andrews was the leading wicket taker for Joondalup with 3-58. The Centurions batted valiantly in reply but were dismissed for 225 (82.1). Mitchell Dixon made 80 but couldn't convert into a match winning score. Alex Rose and Corey Rocchiccioli each snared three wickets for the Students.
Claremont-Nedlands narrowly hung on to avoid outright defeat against South Perth at Melvista Oval. South Perth made 8/257 dec (70) with contributions from Samuel Bowers (70*), Jason Hunt (57) and Samuel D'Souza (54). William Bartley bowled well for Claremont-Nedlands with 3-26 from 13 overs. In reply the Tigers were bowled out for 46 (23) with only Stuart Peterson reaching double figures. Hayden Krieg tok 6-14 (12 overs) including a hat trick for South Perth. Following on Claremont-Nedlands were left at 9/96 (62) at the close of play with Bartley playing a match saving innings with 28 in the lower order. D'Souza took 3-24 as the Sky Blues narrowed in on the outright victory.
It was a tight run chase for Willetton as they fought out a close match against Bayswater-Morley. With all of the first day's play washed out the Bears made 200 (54.5) to set Willetton a challenging target. Alex McFarlane made 55 for Bayswater-Morley while Waheguru Dhillon picked up 5-55. Willetton made 7/201 (69.1) in reply with Ben Witschge making a crucial 82 at the top of the order. Peter Baker claimed 3-77 from 23 overs for the Bears. It was a different tale at the other rain affected match with Claremont-Nedlands being rolled for 69 (49.4) with Liam Johnson taking 3-14. South Perth chased the target down with ease making 2/70 (19).