Alcohol.ThinkAgain WA Premier Cricket
Round 6 - Saturday Saturday 9th & Saturday 16th November - Two Day Match
First Grade Review
The Alcohol Think.Again WA Premier Cricket 2019-20 season continued with 2-Day Cricket over the last two weekends, as hot weather greeted players from all Clubs across the Perth Metropolitan area.
Bayswater Morley 339 def by Scarborough 9/379 at Hillcrest Park Lower
Scarborough won the toss and elected to bat first, a decision that immediately paid dividends at HIllcrest Lower as Riccardo de Nobrega (146) and Liam Knight (97) added a huge 180 for the 4th wicket in Scarborough's mammoth total of 9/379. It was de Nobrega's breakthrough hundred in First Grade, while for Bayswater Morley, Mitchell Todd toiled away for 25 overs to take 4/110. The chase in week two was always going to be daunting for the Bears, however Christian Smith took the attack up to the Gulls, striking a 157 at the top of the order to set a strong foundation for the chase. However, the Bears could not find enough contributors across the entire innings, losing 5/10 at the end to be bowled out for 339. Nick Maiolo returned the same figures as Todd in the first innings, taking 4/110.
Claremont Nedlands 273 & 4/62 def Subiaco Floreat 182 at Cresswell Park
Claremont Nedlands Captain Nick Hobson scored his 10th First Grade hundred at Cresswell Park as the Tigers made a hugely competitive 273 batting first on day 1. Western Warrior Joel Paris assisted with 51, while Subiaco Floreat veteran Chris Hansberry took 4/56 from 24.4 economical overs. 4 Subiaco Floreat batters scored 30 something in the chase on day 2, Michael Hart making 34 of them, but no one else made more than that, as Haydan Morton suffocated the Lions batting line up with 4/39 from 14.1 miserly overs to secure a first innings victory for Claremont Nedlands.
Gosnells 242 def Melville 133 at Sutherlands Park
A middle order wobble saw Gosnells slip to 7/137 batting first at home on Sutherlands Park, and maybe consider that batting first was not the right choice. However the lower order wobbled, adding 105 for the last three wickets, to combine with Anthony Collova's 57 so that Gosnells could post 242. Melville quicks Mark Turner (3/55) and Tom Kerr-Sheppard (3/45) did the work with the ball up front. The Storms chase got off to a steady start, reaching 1/69 early in the chase as Blake Reed (76) set the foundations for a successful chase. But, the loss of Sean Terry kick started a procession of wickets, as no other batter below the top 3 could make double figures for the Storm. Eventually Reed to did fall as the last batsman out, and Melville were rolled for 133, thanks to Matt Leipold's 3/30, and as such a 109 run win for the Hawks.
Joondalup 200 def by Perth 9/201 at Iluka Sports Complex 1
Blair Oakley compiled a tidy 53 for Joondalup as they batted first up at Iluka Sports Complex against Perth, however no other batsman could top Jay O'Briens's 27 as regular wickets were taken by the Demons bowlers. Eventually it would see the Centurions bowled out for exactly 200 as Perth Captain Jono Wells enjoyed a fine spell taking 4/27 off 13.1 overs. Demon youngster Adam Disisto started well in the chase, making a composed and patient 47, while Sam Fanning added 39, but wickets kept on falling as Joondalup kept themselves in the hunt. Joe Inglis (3/48) and Oakley ((3/24) were doing everything they could to keep Joondalup in the game, and it was right in the balance when Perth fell to 9/186, but Jack Baker (11no) and Ethan Carrington (8no) were able to see the Demons through for a thrilling victory!
Midland Guildford 189 def by Fremantle 9/369 at Lilac Hill 1
Fremantle Overseas Ed Byrom recorded a stunning 150 on debut at Lilac Hill on Day 1, receiving ample assistance from Jake Carder (913) in a 186 run partnership that set up Fremantle's huge total of 9/369 from their 90 overs. For Midland Guildford, former English Test Player Scott Borthwick recorded career best Premier Cricket figures, taking 7/99 from 22 overs. The Midland Guildford chase unfortunately could not gain any momentum from the outset on week two, and they quickly slipped into the mire at 6/73. The lower order fought valiantly as Ryan Daye made 45no and Kyle Christie 31, but Midland Guildford were to fall 180 runs short, bowled all out for 189. Ben Moore was chief destroyer, taking 4/24 from his 12 overs.
Mount Lawley 9/295 tied Willetton 9/295 at Breckler Park 1
Izaak Milentis nearly carried his bat for the day for Willetton, making an impressive 142 as Willetton recorded 9/295 off their 90 overs batting first at Breckler. Shaye Wornes (50) and Kyle Walsh (51) certainly did their bit too as Mount Lawley's Clint Hinchliffe was the only wicket taker for the Hawks, taking 7/96 off 33 overs. The Hawks daunting chase got off to a steady start start as all of the top 6 made starts, highlighted by Skippers Stew Walters 71 and Keeper Andy Bottega's 52. However things looked forlorn at 8/273 and then 8/280 off 89 overs as the Hawks needed an unlikely 16 off the last over to win, pegged back by the Dragons bowlers who had kept up the pressure. Up stepped Justin Kandiah, who hit an unlikely 4 and a 6 in the last over to leave it needing 2 off the last ball...unfortunately Walters was run out coming back for the second and leaving the result as a scarcely believable tie between the two evenly matched teams.
University 9/273 dec def Rockingham Mandurah 178 at Lark Hill
Captain Matt Birrell and Rex Strickland (53) added 107 for the second wicket to lay a strong foundation for University as they batted first again Rockingham Mandurah at Lark Hill. Birrell continued on after the loss of Strickland and compiled a masterful 115 that helped to setup a competitive 9/273 for University, as the Mariners Craig Simmons continued his recent dominance with the ball, taking 4/58 from a huge 35 overs. Brandon Jacobs got the Mariners chase off to a good start, making a polished 71, but could not receive any help from his team mates as only Aaron Burrage (29) could make more than 20 in the face off a strong University bowling line up. The pressure built as the wickets fall and Viv Paver was able to cash in, taking 4/15 from 11.1 overs as the Mariners fell a hefty 95 runs short of the target as University continued their good start to the season.
Wanneroo 8/336 def South Perth 253 at Kingsway Sports Ground 1
Kyle Millar proved to be the rock at the top of the order that Wanneroo were looking for batting first at home, soaking up 252 balls up front for a patient 89. His foundation proved a solid platform as the day wore on, with Travis Birt taking full advantage of it, making a rapid hundred to set up an imposing total for South Perth. He finished 103 from just 86 balls as Wanneroo finished 8/336 on day 1. After Millar's efforts on day 1, Brooke Guest did his best to top it on day 2, remaining undefeated for 244 balls and carrying his bat for the entire South Perth innings. Unfortunately for them, only Jacob Mulder could score over 16, making 47, as Guest's 137no was in vein as South Perth were bowled out for 253. Three Wanneroo bowlers took 3 wickets in a tidy bowling performance, as Gagandeep SIngh (3/59), Caiden Eaton (3/47) and Adam Smith (3/60) grabbed poles.