The Male Premier Cricket season continued with One-Day matches played over Saturday 12th January 2019. To catch up with highlights from the lower grades please read below and check out all of the scores on MyCricket.
Fremantle tamed the Tigers as Claremont-Nedlands' 209 was chased comfortably in the 44th over. Kaiden Cookson was the key contributor with 84*. Melville were beaten by the Kangaroos in a tight contest as Storm fell 9 runs short of the Wanneroo total of 212. Riley Holly with 52 top-scored for Wanneroo before the bowlers finished the job off in a strong team effort. Mount Lawley defeated Willetton as Oliver Mouchemore (55) and Chirs Evans (67) combined for a 102 runs partnership to fly the Hawks home in a comfortable win after Ian Fishman (4/25) helped restrict Willetton to 158. Robert Honeybul (74*) led the way for University to give them a win over Gosnells in a closely contested match where Josh Boyne (57) and Damien Sweet (54) were key contributors for Hawks. Midland-Guildford proved too strong for South Perth as a strong team effort led by Hudson Knight (65) helped them put up a strong total of 229 before some tight bowling helped them bowl South Perth out for 183 despite Hugh Brown (72) providing some hope to South Perth. Ricardo de Nobrega (59) and Brandon Walters (50) played impressive knocks in a 99-run opening wicket which helped Scarborough chase down Joondalup's 167 thanks to some strong bowling from the Gulls earlier. Some tight bowling from Subiaco-Floreat restricted Bayswater-Morley to 156 which was then comfortably chased by the Lions as Ben Tredget led the chase for Subiaco-Floreat with 63*. Perth won against Rockingham-Mandurah as a strong batting effort led by Tom Casey (71) helped set them a strong total before the bowlers did the job to earn their team a comfortable victory over the Mariners.
Josh Bailey (76) stood out for South Perth as they struggled to get going against Midland-Guildford as they were all out for 151 which the Swans chased down easily thanks to a good start by opener Matthew Ferreira (68). William Hanbury (5/34) bowled well to restrict Fremantle to 181 before Stuart Peterson (56) led the way for Claremont-Nedlands with the bat to get them an easy win over the Port. Luke Pomersbach (87*) starred for Gosnells to help them get a win over University. Some tight bowling from Wanneroo saw Melville being bowled out for 122 before Ewan Neilson's fantastic spell of 4/7 off 5.4 overs played a key part in dismissing Wanneroo for 101 as Melville stormed away with a win. Bayswater-Morley had no answer to Jamie Collins (5/38) as they were bowled out for 126 which was chased down easily by Subiaco-Floreat as Thomas Wilson top-scored for the Lions with 69*. Willetton piled on plenty of runs on a flat Burrendah wicket as Stewart Hepburn (67), Kyle Walsh (57) and Olivier Brehaut (52) got amongst the runs to set up a mammoth total of 278. Mount Lawley gave it a red hot crack thanks to Garrick Yandle (97) and Gautam Bhutkar (58) but fell short as Nic Geisler (4/54) played a key role in restricting them to 249. The Demons took out a comfortable win against Rockingham_Mandurah as Perth batters Harry Zimmermann (70) and Isaac Townsend (79) put on a superb 131-run partnership to outclass the Mariners bowling. Joondalup defeated Scarborough as all players chipped in with a strong overall team effort with bat and ball.
Benjamin Miles' 5/52 wasn't enough to restrict Perth as Ben Spargo (61) helped his team set up a strong total before the bowlers kept the Mariners batting well away from the target. Braydon Pink produced a special spell of 6/21 to bowl Gosnells out for 141 before Bradley Dixon ran rampage in response by picking up figures of 5/16 which skittled University for 66. Melville defeated Wanneroo through some strong team batting effort despite Jared Maunder picking up 5/46. Fremantle were too strong for Claremont-Nedlands as David King (59) was supported by other batters to set a strong total before the bowlers hunted the Tigers to have them all out for 139. Jayden Egitto (65) led Mount Lawley to a well-contested win over Willetton. David Garrat-Read (64) led South Perth to a strong total despite a late collapse as Scott Ogilvie took 4/20 before Mitchell Allen (5/24) produced a key spell to dismiss Midland-Guildford well short of the target. Craig Hagger (69) was the top scorer for the Swans. Pristine batting conditions were truly enjoyed by Scarborough at Abbett Park as their batters amassed 277 with Julian Drake-Brockman (72), Kurt Morris (69), Pujan Bajaria (68) making most of it out in the middle. Joondalup showed some fight with Brett McGlade (58) and Andre Berenger (52) getting fifties but James Carvalho (4/30) made sure Joondalup were well short in their pursuit of the total. Bayswater-Morley defeated Subiaco-Floreat in another high-scoring encounter. Gustav McKeon (73) and Ross Nesbitt (72) helped put 261 on the board for the Bears before Samuel Henley (4/49) led the bowling attack to restrict the Lions to 255 as a late partnership between Mitchell Carey (53) and Mitchell Repsevicius (52) took the game right down to the wire.
Another weekend of One-Day Cricket awaits the clubs next Saturday as teams will look to finish the One-Days off on a high before they return to Two-Day cricket.