Alcohol.ThinkAgain WA Premier Cricket
Round 8 - Saturday 7th & 14th December 2019 - Two Day Match
First Grade Review
The final Two Day Match of the 2019 calendar year for the Alcohol Think.Again WA Premier Cricket season took place on Saturday 7th & Saturday 14th December 2019...
Claremont Nedlands 8/325 def Joondalup 83 & 5/83 at Cresswell Park
Joondalup won the toss and sent Claremont Nedlands into bat at Cresswell Park, taking the early wicket of Jake Whiteaker. Cam Steel stood up for the Tigers though at the top of the order, compiling an impressive 138, and received great assistance from Jacob Edmondstone with 80 as the Tigers posted 8/325 on Day 1. Blair Oakley continued his good run of form with 3/90 at 21 overs. The Centurions chase on week two got off to a disastrous start as Mac Hanlin ran rampant with the ball. He took 5/28 as Joondalup were routed for just 83. The Tigers chucked Joondalup back in chasing an outright, but Joondalup held on for a further 48 overs 5 down to ensure the result remained on first innings only.
Fremantle 142 def by Scarborough 183 & 3/34 at Stevens Reserve West
Scarborough won the toss and chose to bat first, only managing to make 183 as Samuel Moylan top scored with 44. Kaiden Cookson continued to build on an impressive season with the ball, taking 7/58 from 20.3 overs. Despite the star-studded lineup, the Port boys couldn't build big enough partnerships regularly enough in the chase, and they would fall 41 runs short in the chase for a first innings result. Lachlan Tyler rounded out a match for the bowlers, taking a staggering 7/30 from 20 overs in the Gulls win.
Gosnells 164 def by Willetton 247 & 1/62 at Sutherlands Park 1
Willetton were sent into bat first at Sutherlands Park and posted 247 on day 1 thanks to 114 from Darcy Short at the top of the order. Shane Wornes also made 40 in the middle order as Michael Dawson (3/34) and Aqeel Wahid (3/52) took the bulk of the wickets for the Hawks. The Dragons 'Two Nicks', Blazevich and Geisler were irrepressible with the ball in the Gosnells chase, taking 7 wickets between them to never really give Gosnells a chance as they were bowled out for 164. Geisler finished with 3/16 from 9 overs and Blazevich 4/13 from 11.1 overs in what was a strong bowling display for the Dragons.
Mount Lawley 274 def by Subiaco Floreat 4/275 at Breckler Park 1
64 from Dylan Sharman and 49 from veteran James Newnham headlined Mount Lawley's total of 274 on day 1 at Breckler Park against Subiaco Floreat. The Lions skipper Chris Hansberry yet again toiled away with the ball on a flat surface, claiming 3/70 off 23 overs from the visiting team. McKenzie would depart early on day 2 for the Lions in the chase, but Tim Monteleone (83) and Geremy Fatouros (94) would combine for a 108 run partnership, before Aaron Lilly's brisk 44 not saw Subiaco Floreat home in a comfortable, yet impressive chase.
Perth 229 def by Bayswater Morley 9/233 at Fletcher Park East
Tom Scollay top scored with a fine 80 for the Demons as they elected to bat first at Fletcher Park. Joel Curtis and Adam Disisto both made 27, no other player scored any higher as Perth were eventually bundled out for 229, thanks to Liam O'Connor's 4/54 and Henry Brookes 3/37. Plenty of Baysie bats got a start in the chase on day 2, led by Grant Thistle's 73, but like Perth's innings it was a bunch of starts with on one really going on. As such, things were starting to get tight as the Bears got closer, with Jake Van Galen (4/49) keeping the Demons in the hunt, however the Bears would do enough to scrape a tight victory over Perth.
Rockingham Mandurah 147 def by Wanneroo 9/241
Kelvin Smiths second hundred of the season highlighted Wanneroo's total of 9/241 on day 1 of the clash between Rockingham Mandurah and the Roos at Lark Hill. Smith would finish with 118, and Travis Birt 50, as Overseas Import Tom Lammonby (3/21) and Craig Simmons (3/84) combined for 6 wickets between them. Aaron Burrage would lead the charge with 41 in the Mariners chase, but he couldn't find any support, as no other batsman could make more than 20 in the face of an impressive Roos bowling display. Robbie Richards would snare 4/17 and Kyle Millar 3/27, as Wanneroo were able to bowl Rockingham Mandurah for 147 and record a 94 run win.
South Perth 135 & 4/89 def by Melville 5/214 at Richardson Park 1
66 from Tim Hale was the only score of note for South Perth as a Mark Turner inspired Melville bundled out South Perth for just 135 at Richardson Park. Turner finished with 4/31, while his brother, Brad Turner was equally as effective, snaring 3/19 as South Perth just had no answer for the Turner boys. 50s to Blake Reed (77), Sean Terry (54) and Tom Cullen (55) spearheaded the chase for the Storm, as they quickly chased the runs down early on day 2. Melville would declare at 5/214 in an attempt to chase an outright, but in a 32 over crack at South Perth, they could only take 4 wickets as the match petered out.
University 4/376 & 2/55 def Midland Guildford 168 at James Oval
Leading University and Competition Batsman Chris Sabburg smashed 170 at the top of the innings for the Students as they chose to bat first against Midland Guildford. Rex Strickland assisted with 65, as did Ryan Patel with 59 as University recorded a mammoth 4/376 from their 90 overs on day 1. Midland Guildford fought hard on day 2, as Michael Ferreira made a patient 51, but they would be simply outclassed by a strong Uni outfit who would bowl them out for 168. Corey Rocchiccioli would be the pick of the Uni bowlers, as the spinner took 7/64 from 20.3 overs.