Alcohol.ThinkAgain WA Premier Cricket
First Grade Review
Alochol Think.Again WA Premier Cricket continued over the weekend with One-Day as back-to-back double headers were played on Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th October. With plenty of action, thrilling finishes and remarkable batting and bowling performances, it was another great weekend of high-class entertainment. Here's a summary of how it all went:
Round 2 - Saturday 12th October 2019 - One-Day
Bayswater-Morley v Wanneroo at Hillcrest Lower
Winning the toss, Bayswater-Morley elected to bowl first. This proved to be a costly decision as Wanneroo batters enjoyed pristine batting conditions, led by a fantastic century from skipper Travis Birt as he scored 101 off 96 balls to take his team to a respectable total of 5/220 off their 50 overs. In response, the Bears started off well as young guns Ryleigh Cameron & Laney Berry continued their good form scoring 61 & 49 respectively. This is when the joy ended as Robert Richards absolutely tore through the batting line up picking up 5/14 off just 3.2 overs with Kelvin Smith picking 3/41 in support as the Kangaroos tamed the Bears restricting them to 10/189 off 47.4 overs.
Claremont-Nedlands v Scarborough at Cresswell Park
Scarborough won the toss and asked Claremont-Nedlands to bat first. This proved very fruitful as Lance Morris starred with a sensational top order hat-trick pickin up Nick Hobson, Brad Hope & Johnny Bushnell, leaving the Tigers reeling at 3/38. After some consolidation, lead by Jacob Whiteaker's 84, Claremont-Nedlands finished with a miserly total of 10/159 off 40.5 overs as Morris finished with 4/17 and Matt Spoors also bowled well to pick up 4/38, which he then backed up with a score of 42 with the bat. Scarborough persevered as most of their batters contributed with runs as they reached the target in 46 overs with 4 wickets to spare.
Mount Lawley v Midland-Guildford at Breckler 1
Midland-Guildford also sent Mount Lawley into bat after winning the toss, which didn't seem to be an issue in the first half the game as the Black Swans bowled well to restrict the Hawks to 10/175 off 47.4 overs. Ashley Mucciarone (3/22) & Michael Ferreira (3/37) were the top performers with the ball as Corey Evans toiled hard for his 52 before a couple of lower order cameos. In response, Phil Walshaw delivered a devastating spell picking up 5/13 off 6.2 overs which included 4 maidens as Midland-Guildford lost regular wickets to be skittled for 76 in 20.2 overs.
Perth v Melville at Fletcher East
Perth & Melville became early contenders for match of the season as Fletcher Park saw an absolute thriller being played between the two powerhouses. In keeping with the trend, Melville asked Perth to bat first, who then made most of the good batting conditions, scoring a very respectable 6/240 off their 50 overs. Jonathan Wells led the way scoring a fighting 101 off 138 balls. In response, Melville started off well and had contributions from the entire batting order as they cruised to the target in pursuit of 241. Adam Shaw (58), Sean Terry (52) & new import Viduth Kadriresan (48) were all amongst the runs. As they cruised towards the total, being 4/238, needing 3 runs off 2 overs, a miraculous sequence of events saw 2 run outs and a wicket in the penultimate over as Josh Nicholas (4/30) kept them alive into the last over. Melville, still needing 3 runs to win in 6 balls, with 3 wickets to spare, went on to lose 6 for 0 as Liam Guthrie sensationally outclassed the lower order with a hat-trick of clean bowled wickets as Perth enjoyed jubilation in the unlikeliest of wins!
Rockingham-Mandurah v Gosnells at Lark Hill 2
Gosnells continued the trend, winning the toss electing to field as they bowled out Rockingham-Mandurah for 187 in 47.5 overs. Brandon Jacobs (47) was they key contributor as Chris Presscott (4/38) & Liam Duffield (3/25) starred with the ball. In response, the Mariners bowlers toiled hard to take the game right till the end as the Hawks batters showed strong resolve, with contributions from all batters to reach the target in the last over with 5 wickets to spare in a tightly contested win. Daniel Payne top-scored for Gosnells with a solid 52 at the top of the order.
Subiaco-Floreat v Joondalup at Floreat Park
Subiaco-Floreat also asked Joondalup to bat first as Jake Zsilinszky continued his good batting form with 56 as Zak Birchall chipped in with 40 at the top of the order. The Lions bowlers, led by Tim Monteleone (3/33), bowled well to restrict the Northern Centurions to 10/175 in 43 overs. Subiaco-Floreat made light work of the chase as openers Hamish McKenzie & Premier Cricket debutant Jayden Goodwin combined to put up an opening stand of 113, with each player scoring 68 a piece. The Lions won by 9 wickets with 32 balls to spare.
South Perth v Willetton at Richardson 1
South Perth broke the trend, electing to bat after winning the toss and this proved to be a successful call as Hilton Cartwright produced an all-round masterclass scoring 131 off 137 balls before he took 4/41 with the ball as well. Darius D'Silva was consistent, scoring 55 with the bat and picking up 3/32 with the ball. These all-round efforts ensured South Perth defended their 7/228 off 40 overs as Willetton were bowled out for 199. Dane Crognale (77) & Aaron Hardie (53) contributed with the bat for the Dragons.
University v Fremantle at James Oval
University had no second thoughts batting on a superb James Oval pitch as they amassed 3/292 off their 50 overs, thanks to a fantastic knock of 133* off 140 balls by opener, Chris Sabburg, who was well supported by Matt Birrell's 86. In response, Fremantle started off well as Jake Carder scored 60 to put on a 103-run opening partnership. Corey Rocchiccioli (3/43) played a key role in restricting Fremantle as they could only get to 8/222 off their 50 overs to give University another win.
Round 3 - Sunday 13th October 2019 - One-Day
Bayswater-Morley v Midland-Guildford at Hillcrest Lower
Searching for a win, Bayswater-Morley won the toss and elected to bat first. Robert Guy (70) & Lane Berry (40), along with a few other cameos, led them to a strong total of 8/263 off their 50 overs. Michael Ferreira continued a good weekend of bowling, picking up 4/31 off his 8 overs before he contributed 49 runs with the bat, narrowly missing out on a well-deserved 50. James Godfrey finished with 42* as Midland-Guildford were restricted to 8/208 off their 50 overs.
Gosnells v Wanneroo at Sutherlands 1
Robert Richards contiued a successful weekend after Gosnells asked Wanneroo to bat. With 86 from Richards and 56 from Kelvin Smith, Wanneroo made 9/222 off their 50 overs. In response, Gosnells lost a couple of early wickets before Fraser Hay stabilized the innings with his knock of 64. Despite some lower order cameos, the Wanneroo bowlers, led by Kyle Millar's 3/37, held their nerve to restrict Gosnells to 10/192 as the Roos enjoyed a tight win.
Melville v Scarborough at Tompkins 1
Melville won the toss and went in to bat as Sean Terry epitomised consistency, making another score of 52. Luke Towers' 80* led the Storm to a respectable total of 9/226 as Lance Morris got amongst the wickets again, picking up 5/60 off his 10 overs. In response, Matt Spoors was all-class as he was unbeaten on 110* as Scarborough chased down the total with 14 balls to spare to cap off a fantastic weekend for the Gulls and Spoors & Morris in particular.
Mount Lawley v Rockingham-Mandurah at Breckler 1
Rockingham-Mandurah, led by import Tom Lammonby's 50 scored 205 after being asked to bat. Mohamed Ijaz (4/47) & Clint Hinchliffe (3/43) spun a web with the ball to keep the Hawks in the game. In response, the Mount Lawley batting line up proved too strong for the Mariners as all players chipped in with runs to bat deep into the innings, as they flew past the target with 7 balls to spare.
Perth v Fremantle at Fletcher East
Perth and Fremantle descended on Fletcher Park after heroics of the day before. The scene was set as Perth batted first, scoring 8/211 off their 50 overs, thanks to a gritty knock of 88 by Sean Roberts and a quick-fire cameo from Josh Nicholas (33). In response, Fremantle set about their task of chasing the total as they consolidated despite an early wicket. At 2/108, Fremantle were in the hunt before Guthrie bowled a devastating yorker taking out Kaiden Cookson (43) & Brayden Sutton a few balls later. Jitters ran through the port line up as things got tight. A late flurry of a couple of wickets, courtesy Josh Nicholas' accurate bowling (3/39) made for an interesting finish as the Port prevailed sailing past the target with 6 balls to spare thanks to a well-constructed knock of 76 by Chris Davenport who banked on his experience to anchor his team ashore.
South Perth v Claremont-Nedlands at Richardson 1
South Perth won the toss and went in to bat. Brooke Guest made 60 but that's where things fell apart for South Perth as Daniel Turkich (3/21) led his team, along with economical and wicket-taking contributions from others, to bowl South Perth out for 139. In response, Claremont-Nedlands were challenged but they persevered late into the innings, winning the match by two wickets with 28 balls to spare.
University v Subiaco-Floreat at James Oval
University went in to bat after a strong win the day before. But, their fortunes changed despite Chris Sabburg continuing on his merry way smashing 88 off 103 to round off a weekend of run-fest for him. As University finished with 8/214, Subiaco-Floreat had a strong start in pursuit of the total. Jayden Goodwin backed up his 68 with another score of 89 to round off a successful debut in Premier cricket as a quick-fire 55 off 50 balls from Nathan Coulter-Nile ensured Lions roared past the total comfortably with 6 wickets in hand.
Willetton v Joondalup at Burrendah 1
As Joondalup went in to bat after winning the toss, Joondalup started losing regular wickets with Jaron Morgan top-scoring with 41. Matthew Hanna starred with 3/29 as Joondalup were bowled out for 150. Darcy Short and Aaron Hardie also got amongst the wickets in a clinical bowling effort from the Dragons. The chase was emphatic as Iszak Milentis scored 63 and Dane Crognale scored another impressive half-century, scoring 65* with Willetton winning comfortably by 8 wickets.