The Male Premier Cricket season continued with Two Day matches played over Saturday 1st and 8th December. To catch up with highlights from the lower grades please read below and check out all of the scores on MyCricket.
Rockingham-Mandurah defeated Bayswater-Morley courtesy Ronan Hogarth's all-round effort scoring 48 with bat and picking up 2 wickets. A team bowling effort sailed Mariners home while Callum O'Connor's 5/41 off a marathon 34.2 overs wasn't quite enough for the Bears. Gosnells lost to Mount Lawley as Liam Ward-Armstrong produced an all-round effort of 79 with the bat followed by 4/46 with ball to fly the Hawks home. Vidit Vashist's 5/15 proved to be the difference between Willetton and Wanneroo as the Dragons's batting efforts proved too strong against the Roos. Melville won a close contest against Midland-Guildford with 4 runs deciding the game. Zade Reynolds-Harris' 81 wasn't enough for Midland-Guildford as a consolidated bowling effort led by Sean Towers' 4/68 got Melville over the line before Melville's batters finished the job off with the bat. South Perth had an easy win against Fremantle as Andrew Korol's 6/40 eclipsed Ringo McKenna's 5/35 to keep Fremantle to a low score. A high scoring affair between Perth and University saw over 700 runs being scores in a game with South Perth winning by a close margin of 10 runs. Bradley Garland and Lachlan Pratt's fifties were supported by good scores from Perth batting as University's only hope came in shape of Robert Honeybul who played a magnificent innings of 160 but received little support from others. Samuel Moylan's 95 was the difference between Scarborough winning over Claremont-Nedlands. Subiaco-Floreat's David Lane's 83 put a strong total on board before Angus McKenzie's 6/54 made sure Joondalup weren't running away with the game.
Midland-Guildford proved too strong for Melville as Luke Jensen's 6/39 made sure Melville didn't cause a storm for the Black Swans. Fremantle dominated South Perth as Jack Camarda played a brilliant innings of 138 which was then backed up by Elijah Turriff-Smith's wonderful 7/30 to leave South Perth helpless. Scarborough dominated Claremont-Nedlands as Stuart Peterson (92) was the key performer for Claremont-Nedlands where Scarborough bowling proved too strong for others. Cooper Connolly (75), Joseph Costa (58) and Amin Mehraj (64) enjoyed their batting as Gulls put up 324 in repsonse to Tigers' 194. A high scoring thriller between Mount Lawley and Gosnells was decided by one run as both teams enjoyed great batting conditions posting 345 and 346 respectively. Mount Lawley's innings was highlighted by a superb 120 from Kanwarjit Singh which was well supported by 81 at the top by Steven Dimech. A team effort of valuable contributions from Elijah Panetta (82), Baden Norwood (77) and Oswin D'Sylva (76) helped Gosnells chase the mammoth total. Willetton were skittled by Wanneroo as Jordan Slattery took 5/15 before the batters made most of their batting innings chasing a small total of 123. University defeated Perth defending a reasonably low total of 179 as Daniel English's 5/26 was the difference in limiting Perth to 134. Bayswater-Morley absolutely cruised to an outright win as Dayne Ferry (6/28) and Peter Baker (4/30) skittled the Mariners for 66 before putting a strong total and bowling Rockingham-Mandurah out again with Grant Thistle's 5/34 doing the damage this time. Subiaco-Floreat had no answers to Joondalup's Blake O'Loughlin's 127 as he guided his team home in a closely contested game.
Rockingham-Mandurah defeated Bayswater-Morley as young Teague Wyllie starred with both bat and ball with 65* followed by 2/2 which included a wicket off the first ball of his Premier Cricket Seniors career! Demon Benjamin Mance's 111* proved to be a menace for University as Perth's strong bowling attack didn't allow University to get even close to Mance's score, being all out for 92. Scarborough's Bradley Marlborough's 139 was the key to keeping Tigers still hunting for wins. Mount Lawley defeated Gosnells courtesy 5/33 from Doug Stewart while Wanneroo kept the Dragons quiet after a strong bowling effort to collectively chase 154 with Thomas Pullinger guiding his team home. Riley Downey (4/37) and Mitchell English (4/18) kept Midland-Guildford to a low score before Douwtjie Hoogenboezem (82) and Lachlan Fitzgerald (51) chased it down easily. Giles Spencer-Wright's all-round efforts of 43 and 4/44 helped South Perth sail past Fremantle. Joondalup won a close game against Subiaco-Floreat as Matthew Russell's 5/35 followed by a spirited batting effort by the batters helped Joondalup chase down Subiaco-Floreat's total of 166 with Joondalup finishing with only 2 runs more. Brodee Lockwood's 4/45 couldn't quite restrict the batters.