The Male Premier Cricket season continued with Two-Day matches played over Saturday 26th January & 2nd February 2019. To catch up with highlights from the lower grades please read below and check out all of the scores on MyCricket.
Fremantle edged past Rockingham-Mandurah in a closely-fought high scoring encounter. Rockingham-Mandurah set up a strong total thanks to Brandon Burt leadinf the way with a superb knock of 111. He was ably-supported by Nathan Hutchison (51) to give the Mariners a strong total. Jack Camarda (4/52) was the pick of the bowlers for Port. As Fremantle set sail to chase the target, Jordan Buller steered his team home with a superb kock of 141 to edge past Rockingham-Mandurah's total of 307 to score 315. Scarborough dominated Mount Lawlay as Ricardo de Nobrega (177) played a masterful innings to give his team an unassailable advantage in the game with a score of 375. This was further backed by by Ryan Knight (4/43) who played a key role along with Joseph Moylan (3/11 off 10 overs) to bowl out the Hawks for 124. South Perth defeated University in another close game with a concerted team batting effort from South Perth as they snuck across the line amid some strong bowling from both sides. Willetton defeated Claremont-Nedlands as some great performances dominated another thriller. Sean Brennan (98) set a fighting total for Willetton as Elliot Hitchen (6/51) spun a to put his team in a strong position. Chasing the target down, the Tigers fell short as Ellis Cassidy (6/30) was the star performer for the Dragons as they successfully defended a total of 213, bowling Claremont-Nedlands out for 206. Gosnells defeated Perth in a dominant fashion with Matthew Robson (6/32) being the key difference between both teams to help Hawks bowl the Demons out cheaply. Midland-Guildford defeated Subiaco-Floreat as Jarrad Davies (103*) provided some late resistance to dig his team out of the trenches to earn them a win against some impressive bowling from Jack Ratellack (5/28 off 17 overs). Luke Waterhouse started the day off well by taking 3/11 off 10 overs as Wanneroo were bowled out for 166 with James Dicarlo (88) being the major contributor. In response, Adam Smith (4/46) put Wanneroo on top early when Grant Thistle (120*) and Luke Waterhouse (74*) combined for a brilliant 9th wicket partnership of 156 runs to put the Bears well and truly ahead with a win after they were struggling at 8/109. Joondalup defeated Melville as Luke Mackay (95) starred with the bat before all the bowlers chipped in to finish the job with the ball.
Rockingham-Mandurah defeated Fremantle as Shaune Guppy (69) and Ryan O'Keefe (63) starred with the bat to put up a strong total of 287. Bernard Hoogenboezem (101) and Aaron Beecroft (65) consolidated with a strong 166-run partnership but a superb spell of 6/64 from Ryan O'Keefe made the difference to cap off a brilliant day for Ryan with the Mariners taking out the win. University put up a respectable total of 258 led by Lynton Pearson (70). In response, South Perth enjoyed pristine batting conditions to take a dominant win by scoring 347 with Giles Spencer-Wright (75), Andrew Flint (63), Samuel D'Souza (61) and Lachlan Higham (51) all getting amongst the runs. Claremont-Nedlands were defeated by WIlletton as David Cameron (63) led the way to help set up a strong total. This was backed up by brilliant bowling by Darcy Roden (5/55) to fly the Dragons over the line. Gosnells defeated Perth as Christian Agostino (62) and Michael Dawson (51) starred with the bat to set a strong total of 261. This set up a thrilling contest as Perth were bowled out for 260 with Michael Neves (61) being the key contributor for Perth where all Hawks bowlers chipped in to get their team a valuable win. Melville were too strong for Joondalup as Sean Collings (148) played a marathon innings which proved to be the difference between the two teams as only Louis Crafford (70) got going with the bat for Joondalup as they were comfortably beaten. Bayswater-Morley put up a reasonable total of 210 with Kevin Carlson (74) leading the way. Wanneroo started off strong with Cameron MacDonald (82) leading the way by putting up a big opening partnership of 144 to take his team well on the way to a win. This was then halted as Jack Wasley produced a brilliant spell of 6/33 to trigger a collapse that saw Wanneroo fall agonisingly short of the total by 1 run to give the Bears a brilliant win in another thrilling contest. Matthew O'Keefe had a ripper of a day out for Midland-Guildford as he took figures of 4/47 assisting Zac Howard (4/24) to bowl Subiaco-Floreat out for 186. He then went out and scored a brilliant 100* which was well supported by Brayden Brehaut (74) to give his team a great win over the Lions. Scarborough thoroughly dominated Mount Lawley to take out an outright win with Nicholas Licastro (80) and Samuel Timmins (62) playing key roles in setting up a strong total of 232. With the ball, Corey Young produced a superb spell of 6/20 to bowl the Hawks out for 95 after which they were forced to follow on. Matthew Hunter (4/13) and Samuel Timmins (3/38) combined to then bowl Mount Lawley out again for 108.
Fremantle absolutely dominated Rockingham-Mandurah to take an outright win. Jack Rudrum (84), Ben Gaffney (75) & Zachary de Graaf (62) got amongst the runs to set up a mammoth total of 345 to declare the innings after 75 overs. The Port bowlers then dominated with the ball with Conor Thompson (6/24) starring in the first innings with Keegan de Koker (7/40) thrashing the Mariners in the second innings to bowl them out for 72 & 77 to set up a huge win. Willetton defeated Claremont-Nedlands as Jarod Bridge (5/50) starred with the ball to help the Dragons defend a low total. Scarborough defeated Mount Lawley as Liam Pollard (52) played a captain's knock before the bowlers bowled out the Hawks cheaply. South Perth defeated University as Brayden Van Deuren (58) and a key lower order knock off 57 from Mitchell Allan helped South Perth get over the line. Midland-Guildford defeated Subiaco-Floreat to complete a round sweep across all grades. Max Bittner (60*) was amongst the runs as Scott Ogilvie had a good overall game with 28 with the bat and 3/19 with the ball. Blake Snell (4/28) picked up key wickets to lead the bowling attack to dismiss the Lions for a low total of 152. Gosnells flew high as William Bates (109) led the way with a brilliant century before the bowlers made the most of the high total to bowl Perth out for a low score of 117 to set up a big win. Wanneroo proved too strong for Bayswater-Morley as Jack Maraldo (58 & 5/40) had an absolute blast leading the way with both bat & ball to dominate the opposition and earn a win for his team despite a strong resistance put up by the Bears captain Andrew Brigden-Guthrie (66). Melville dominated Joondalup as Douwtjie Hoogenboezem (71) led the way with the bat to weather some superb bowling from Elliot Morris (6/60). The bowlers, led by Hugh Atkinson (4/18) then chipped in the skittle Joondalup for 94 to finish the round off with a big win.
Two-Day cricket continues with Round 13 of the WA Premier Cricket season for the next two weeks.