Alcohol.ThinkAgain WA Premier Cricket
Round 5 - Saturday 26th October & Saturday 2nd November - Two Day Match
First Grade Review
The Alcohol Think.Again WA Premier Cricket 2019-20 season moved into 2-Day Cricket over the last two weekends, with wet weather again having an impact on a number of matches.
South Perth v Midland Guildford at Richardson Park 1
Midland Guildford won the toss and chose to bat first at Richardson Park, and despite the early loss of Ferreira without scoring, runs flowed freely as James Godrey (91) and Tom Beaton (92) added 123 for the 4th wicket. Simon Ringrose was the pick of the bowlers for South Perth, snaring 5/46 from his 19 overs as Midland Guildford racked up the imposing total of 9/287 from their 90 overs. Unfortunately, there was no play on Day 2 as the wet weather during the week rule the pitch unplayable.
Fremantle v Claremont Nedlands at Stevens Reserve West
A 104 run opening partnership between Jake Carder (70) and Sam Whiteman (48) was the feature of the Fremantle innings as Captain Carder chose to win the toss and bat first. However, a disciplined Claremont Nedlands bowling line up struck back in regular intervals to stymie the Fremantle innings, with Cameron Watson taking 4/57 and Hayden Morten 3/66 as Fremantle were bowled out for 222. In reply Claremont Nedlands quickly fell to 3/8 as Tim Miles and Kaiden Cookson did early damage with the bowl, before a 103 run partnership between Jake Whiteaker (75) and Brad Hope (59) steadied the innings. Claremont Nedlands would then fall to 8/191 as MIles (5/73) continued to have an impact, before Morton (36) would do enough to scrape Claremont Nedlands home for a two wicket win. Fremantle would quickly take the final two wickets with the score on 223 to end the match prematurely on Day 2.
Melville v Bayswater Morley at Tompkins Park 1
Melville sent Bayswater Morley in to bat at Tompkins Park, and had to wait until the score was 85 before taking their first wicket, as Ryleigh Cameron (64) formed the backbone of the Bayswater Morley innings. After this however, wickets fell regularly as no other Bears batsman was able to pass 40 with the Storm's bowlers were all sharing the wickets. Eventually at the end of Day 1 the Bears were bowled out for 248, however there was no opportunity to chase this down on Day 2 as the inclement weather during the week did not allow play to start on a soggy Tompkins Park wicket.
Scarborough v Joondalup at Abbett Park East
Scarborough Captain Nick Maiolo led from the front for the Gulls after they slipped to 2/10 against Joondalup at home. From just 153 balls, Maiolo produced a masterful knock of 126 which proved to be the backbone of Scarborough's 253, although he received ample support from Jacob Johnston who racked up 72. Harry Larmett (3-64) and Jake Zsilinszky (3/54) were the chief destroyers for the Centurions who were eager to chase down the Gulls total. Zak Birchall laid a solid foundation to that, with a patient 77 from 170 balls that all but setup the chase. Harry Larmett rounded out a solid match with 54 as the Gulls were unable to make solid penetration into the Centurions batting line up, as Jay O'Brien (45no) and Jaron Morgan (47no) guided Joondalup home with 7 wickets in hand.
Subiaco Floreat v Wanneroo at Floreat park Oval
Wanneroo won the toss at Floreat Park and quickly decided to bat first on a fine Floreat Park wicket, but Subiaco Floreat quick had other ideas, taking the first 4 wickets to reduce Wanneroo to 4/82. Josh Mason helped to steady the innings for the Roo's with 62, but the Lions skipper Chris Hansberry bowled brilliantly to take 3/29 from 12 overs and bowl Wanneroo out for 174. The chaser for the Lions was far from smooth however, with Wanneroo taking regular wickets and leaving the Lions in a similar position that they were in, at 3/81. However the experience of Tim Monteleone (58) and contributions from the middle and lower order led the Lions to pass the Wanneroo total with 5 wickets in hand, and finish the match at 7/220.
Perth v Mount Lawley at Fletcher Park East
Corey Evans was the backbone of the Mount Lawley innings as they chose to bat first at Fletcher Park, as he made 77 from 182 balls. He had ample support from the in form Dylan Sharman who made 45, but no one else scored over 26 as Mount Lawley were bowled out for 222. Liam Guthrie was yet again the pick of the bowlers for the Demons, snaring 4/39 from 14.2 overs. The Perth reply got off to a steady start on Day 1 with Snadden and debutant Disisto at the crease, and continued on Day 2 despite delays due to soft foot-marks on the wicket. Disisto compiled an impressive 73 on debut, while Snadden made 65 as the two added 123 for the first wicket. It was all then setup for skipper Jon Wells (43no) to take the Demons home late on Day 2 for a comfortable 8 wicket victory.
University v Gosnells at James Oval
Gosnells sent University in to bat at a sublime looking James Oval wicket, and University cashed in, with 5 players scoring between 39 and 56 in what was an extremely even batting display. David Moody was the unlikely name to top score with 56 however, as University were bowled out late on Day 1 for 313, with the Hawks all-rounder Matt Leipold taking 4/60 in 20.3 overs. Chasing 314 to win, Gosnells quickly slipped to 5/59 and 8/101 as the pace bowlers Dallimore, Richards and Drennan all showcased their skill, taking 2 wickets each. Playing Coach Ryan Duffield fought back with a valiant 59, but it wouldn't be anywhere near enough for the Hawks who were bundled out for 148 going down by 165 runs.
Willetton v Rockingham Mandurah at Burrendah Park 1
Rockingham Mandurah won the toss and elected to bat first, making 244 on a good Burrendah Park wicket. English import Tom Lammonby top scored with 71, while Tyler Robertson got the innings off to a good start with a patient 54 from 134 balls. Darcy Short was the pick of the bowlers, taking 4/73 from a mammoth 25 overs to remain the leading wicket taker in the competition. Day 2 saw a number of key Willetton representative players unavailable due to higher honours, while the inclement weather saw a delayed start. Shayne Wornes stepped up nicely for the Dragons with 51, but apart from Izaak Milentis (40) no other Dragon could score over 21 as wily veteran Craig Simmons took yet another 5 wicket haul, taking 5/56 from 23 overs. Willetton were bowled out late in the day for 196 from 70.2 overs, giving Rockingham Mandurah a much needed victory by 48 runs.