The Male Premier Cricket season continued with Two Day matches played over Saturday 17th and 24th November. To catch up with highlights from the lower grades please read below and check out all of the scores on MyCricket.
South Perth and Subiaco-Floreat tied in a thirller with both being all out on 183 with Michael Hart and Conor Moldrich picking up match figures of 6/97 and 5/54 respectively. Subiaco-Floreat's David Lane made a cruicial 72 in making it a thriller after an early collapse. Gosnells were luckless as Claremont Nedlands defended 81 by bowling them out for 67, courtesy a brilliant spell of 6/26 from Joseph Swan after Gosnell's Bake McGann's 5/39 early on almost flew away with a win. Nicholas Marciano's masterful innings of 153 handed Mount Lawley an easy win over Fremantle where Ian Fishman's 5/52 only added choppiness to Fremantle's wavy innings. Rockingham-Mandurah's Nathan Vernon (92) guided his team home as Sean O'Callaghan's 5/58 wasn't enough to stop them. Ellis Cassidy made most of his dropped chance by making a superb 122 after being dropped on 0 to bring up his maiden Premier Cricket century. Fair to say, a costly dropout from Uni! Perth's Jacob Van Galen's (74*) innings was ably supported by his bowlers to get a comfortable win over Melville as the storm hit them hard this time! Bayswater-Morley's Ryleigh Cameron (112) and Jake Egan (91) gave them a solid total of 345 but Midland-Guildford almost tamed the Bears as they fell 2 runs short in a high scoring thriller whcih was decided by a run out. Ryan Daye (94) and Tom Alderson (86) made key contributions in this chase. Wanneroo's Bailey Nylander (77) and Callum Douglas (51) helped Wanneroo jump over Joondalup despite fighting all-round efforts of Blair Oakley (54 & 5/79).
Scarborough's Ryan Knight (4/11) and Matthew Hunter (4/36) sunk Rockingham-Mandurah for 91 in a 160-run chase to get their team a win. Willetton (10/211) fell short of University's 230 despite lower order heroics from Willetton's Waheguru Dhillon (85). Claremont-Nedlands (10/151) won a close match against Gosnells (10/138). Mount Lawley skipper James Noble put on a bowling masterclass with figures of 7/51 after Garrick Yandle's 71 guided Mount Lawley home against Fremantle where Christopher Fenner's 98 couldn't keep Fremantle afloat. Melville won against Perth thanks to Hugh Atkinson (72). Joondalup (10/198) defeated Wanneroo (10/188). Bayswater-Morley made most of their batting innings with a mammoth 8/301 after bowling out Midland-Guildford for 141 with half centuries to Dayne Ferry (77), Jake Lewis (69) and Ryan Ross (62). South Perth managed to chase down Subiaco-Floreat's 195 with Bernard Hoogenboezem top scoring for South Perth with 52 after Lachlann Cobley's 7/43 put them ahead from the outset.
Subiaco-Floreat Lions were tamed very easily by South Perth as Giles Spencer-Wright's 5/14 followed by Robin Burgess' 70* brought them home an easy win. Gosnells gave a fair crack to Claremont-Nedland's massive total of 306 after falling only 10 runs short of their total in the allocated overs. Luke Goodman (5/66 off 21 overs) and Jayden Mews (4/48 off 17 overs) enjoyed good spells in what was otherwise a runs frenzy with Claremont-Nedland's Michael Hammond (83), skipper Jack Campion (79) and Jayden Mews' whirlwind (77 off 67) proving too strong for Gosnells' William Bates (91) and Nic Roberts (71). Rockingham-Mandurah blew away the Gulls in an easy win. Mount Lawley Hawks had both their wings snapped in an outright loss to Fremantle with Alex Xiao picking up match figures of 7/74 after Ben Gaffney anchored Fremantle with a solid 87. University got one over Willetton with Cassie Stephens teaching a lesson to the Willetton batters with figures of 4/8 off 9 overs! Joshua Kuser was the lone flying dragon with magical figures of 5/42 off 24.2 overs and 6/22 off 14 overs in each innings. Perth's Aidan Enright's 130* was stuff of nightmares for Melville as they couldn't weather a storm of boundaries from him to guide Demons to a dominant win. Twin centuries from Bayswater-Morley's Kevin Carlson (130) and Edward Lowe (100) tore apart Midland-Guildford's bowling attack after Peter Baker's 5/27 and 3/36 took all elegance away from Swans batting. Joondalup's Paul Swart (104) backed up by Elliot Morris' 5/34 made sure the Kangaroos weren't skipping away with the game.