The Alochol.ThinkAgain Male Premier Cricket 2019-20 season started with One-Day matches played over Saturday 5th October 2019. Despite some challenges with inclement weather, cricket season returned to the jubilation of many keen cricketers as they enjoyed a great day out. To catch up with highlights from the lower grades please read below and check out all of the scores on MyCricket.
Claremont-Nedlands defeated Midland-Guildford as Harry Crane (84) & Johnny Bushnell (83) made light work of Midland-Guildford's respectable 7/228.
Subiaco-Floreat defeated Melville in a rain-reduced game as the bowlers combined to restrict Melville to 9/156 off 43 overs for batters combined to chase down the total with 2 overs to spare and an all-round team effort.
South Perth defeated Scarborough as Brandon Guest starred with an all-round performance taking 3/18 off 10 overs with the ball before guiding his team to victory with a 64-run knock in a close last-over finish.
University were outclassed by Willetton as Oliver Arkinstall took 5/16 to defend a miserly total of 168, winning by 96 runs.
Rockingham-Mandurah & Fremantle's clash was abandoned due to inclement weather.
Reigning Premiers Perth defeated Wanneroo in a dominant performance as Dain Moreton stood out with a superb knock of 114.
Gosnells won the battle of Hawks as Simon Acomb's 5/13 skittled Mount Lawley for 100 before Gosnells chased it down with plenty of time to spare.
Bayswater-Morley were dominant against Joondalup as Cameron Todd (64*) & Grant Thistle (59) set a strong total before Cody Hoffmeister (3/13) & Jarrad Daniells (3/21) sealed a comfortable win for the Bears.
Sean O'Callaghan (4/27) & Matthew Hunter (3/16) combined to skittle South Perth for 79 as Scarborough cruised to a 10-wicket win to start their season.
University scored 154 as Rhys Price top scored with 40 before Sam Howieson starred with the ball picking up 4/33 to edge-past Willetton in a 3-run win.
Daniel Del Prete (80*) stood out as Bayswater-Morley comfortably defeated Joondalup with contributions from several players, with Liam Rose (3/34) leading the way with the ball.
Wanneroo's match against Perth was abandoned due to inclement weather.
Claremont-Nedlands defeated Perth in a high-scoring encounter as John Bryant (55) & Brendan Murray (54) contributed with the bat for the tigers, setting 216 to win. In response, Midland-Guildford fell short, scoring 202 despite a lower order cameo from Jack Kelly (51).
Fremantle were solid against Rockingham-Mandurah as Benoit Gaffney (56) led the way with the bat before Chris Scenini (4/17) anchored Port to a comfortable win.
Matthew Robson's 3/9 restricted Mount Lawley to 132 before Gosnells comfortably soared to a win thanks to Bevon-John Jacobs' 78 opening the batting.
Melville's game against Subiaco-Floreat was abandoned due to inclement weather.
Mount Lawley were shot down by rival Hawks, Gosnells, despite skipper Vivek Ambat's 51 with the bat as Stephen Montgomery led the way with the ball picking up 3/23.
Perth defeated Wanneroo as all bowlers contributed with wickets before batters were given a big scare in pursuit of target of 108 as Jared Maunder made the ball talk, picking up 6/39, before Perth edged past in a 2-wicket in.
Joondalup put a strong total on board with Brayden Nice (73) and skipper Brett McGlade (55*) leading the way, scoring 219. The reigning Premiers then further continued their dominance, taming the Bears as Daniel Leeming put on a masterclass picking up 6 for 2 of 5.4 overs, with McGlade cleaning up the rest with 4/18 as Bayswater-Morley were rolled for 47.
Rockingham-Mandurah's clash against Fremantle was abandoned due to inclement weather.
South Perth were no match to a strong Scarborough contingent as skipper Julian Drake-Brockman (67) & Fraser Oates (50) led the Gulls to 8/225 off their 45 overs as South Perth fell well short of the target.
Willetton were too strong for University as Ravindhu Gunaratne's 64 cruised Willetton to a comfortable 6-wicket win.
Claremont-Nedlands' match against Midland-Guildford was abandoned due to unsuitable ground conditions.
Melville took out a gritty win as Ryan van Beek (4/24) restricted Subiaco-Floreat to 126 before Declan Evans (3/27) played a part in challenging Melville as they hung on to a 2-wicket win.
One-Day cricket continues into the next weekend with back-to-back rounds for First & Second grades on Saturday & Sunday.