Alcohol.ThinkAgain WA Premier Cricket
Round 4 - Saturday 19th October 2019 - One-Day
First Grade Review
Alochol Think.Again WA Premier Cricket season continued with the last of the one-day matches for the calendar year as Round 4 came with an opportunity for the players to flex their muscles with some action-packed matches witnessed over the weekend. Here's a summary of how it all went:
Claremont-Nedlands v University at Cresswell Park
Winning the toss, University had no hesitation in batting first on what's usually a very good Cresswell wicket. This is when things went wrong for them for the beginnings as the Tigers spinners wreaked havoc, leaving University reeling at 7/53 at one stage. Haydan Morton (4/22) & Daniel Turkich (4/23) were too good for University as Chris Sabburg's 65 provided some resistance, eventually dismissing University for 140. In response, University struck in the first over to give themselves a sniff but Nick Hobson (61*) & Haydan Morton (46) ensured that Claremont-Nedlands comfortably cruised to a dominant victory.
Fremantle v South Perth at Stevens West
South Perth won the toss and elected to bat as Brooke Guest (59) led his team to a total of 173. Fremantle bowlers bowled well as Kaiden Cookson (3/29) was the stand out. In response, Fremantle toiled hard as South Perth kept themselves in the game with some good bowling but eventually lost out as Port reached the target with 4 wickets to spare in the 47th over. Chris Davenport (45) was the main contributor with the bat in a combined team effort. Eric Botha (3/28) stood out for South Perth with the ball.
Joondalup v Melville at Iluka 1
Winning the toss, Melville elected to bat first in pristine conditions at Iluka 1. It was the fruitful decision as the Storm finished with a respectable total of 216 in their 50 overs courtesy of a captain's knock of 76 by Sean Terry. Blair Oakley (3/51) got amongst the wickets for Joondalup. In response, the Northern Centurions batters were solid and persistent as Zak Birchall (58) provided a strong start, with Garrick Morgan (64*) & Jake Zsilinszky (43*) combining to take their team home in a comfortable 7-wicket win.
Midland-Guildford v Gosnells at Lilac Hill 1
Winning the toss, Gosnells asked Midland-Guildford to bat first in some good looking conditions. The Black Swans batters made the most of the opportunity as Tom Beaton (88) & Michael Ferreira (56) provided a strong opening partnership of 109. The Hawks bowlers re-grouped and clawed their way back in the game, eventually restricting Midland-Guildford to 8/221 off 50 overs. Jeremey McFarlene was the pick of the bowlers with 3/29 off his 10 overs. Hawks' response was determined as they were given a solid start as well. Luis Reece was unlucky to miss out on a century, making 97 while Fraser Hay provided strong support with 51* off 55 balls to take Gosnells hope in the 49th over with 4 wickets to spare.
Rockingham-Mandurah v Bayswater-Morley at Lark Hill 2
Rockingham-Mandurah were put in to bat first at a windy Lark Hill by Bayswater-Morley. This would prove to be a costly decision as Mariners import, Tom Lammonby went on to put a superb score of 107 to take his team to 215 in 48.1 overs before being dimissed all out, courtesy Bears import Henry Brookes picking up 4/38. Liam O'Connor also impressed with 3/40 off his 10 overs. In response, several batters got starts but no one could go on to build an innings as regular wickets fell, causing Bayswater-Morley to be dismissed for 165 with Ryan Done (3/33) leading the charge with the ball.
Scarborough v Perth at Abbett East
Scarborough won the toss and asked Perth to bat first. Sean Roberts (81) along with support from several batters propelled the Demons to a very strong total of 10/253 off 48.3 overs. Liam Knight (3/26) & AJ Tye (3/50) were amongst the wickets. In response, the Gulls openers provided a strong start with Matt Spoors making 41. Contributions continued throughout the batting order as Samuel Moylan (51*) & AJ Tye's brisk 37 off 31 balls towards the end snuck Scarborough past Perth's total, winning by 3 wickets with 11 balls to spare, with the missed opportunity of 9 balls in Perth's innings making the difference! Sean Roberts, despite ending on the losing side, finished off a fantastic day picking up 3/24 with the ball as well.
Subiaco-Floreat v Willetton at Floreat Park
Subiaco-Floreat won the toss and elected to bat first. Cameron Green was impressive in scoring 71 as Tim Monteleone (67) & Chris Hansberry (48*) also contributed with the bat to take the Lions to 6/220 off their 50 overs. D'Arcy Short was the pick of the bowlers for Willetton, picking up 3/25. The Dragons were off to a fiery start, courtesy Short's 19-ball 32. Iszak Milentis was impressive at the top with 65, while Aaron Hardie was brilliant in making 86* which guided the Dragons home to a hard-fought 6-wicket win with 10 balls to spare.
Wanneroo v Mount Lawley at Kingsway 1
Wanneroo won the toss and elected to bat first on a very good-looking deck at Kingsway 1. They made the most of the opportunity as Kelvin Smith put on a spectacular century, making 108. Travis Birt finished off the innings with some fireworks, scoring 78 off 42 balls to take the Roos to a formidable total of 274 off their 50 overs. Liam Purdy (3/50) was the standout for Mount Lawley with the ball. In response, the Hawks fought bravely with several batters contributing throughout the innings. Eventually, Mount Lawley were dismissed for 203 in 46.3 overs with skipper Stewart Walters top-scoring with 51. All bowlers bowled well for Wanneroo in a combined effort to bring home a big win.