Alcohol.ThinkAgain WA Premier Cricket
Round 9 - Saturday 4th January 2020 - One Day Match
First Grade Review
The WA Premier Cricket season continued in 2020 as fine weather greeted all Clubs for a hugely important Round 9 clash...
Scarborough 4/236 def Rockingham Mandurah 235 All Out
77 from Brandon Jacobs headlined Rockingham Mandurah's total of 235 having chosen to bat first at Abbett park against Scarborough. Brand Burt helped out at the top of the order with 49, while young Teague Wyllie scored 35 as Gulls Captain Nick Maiolo (3/54) and Sam Timmins (3/30) were chief destroyers with the ball. Maiolo then stood up with the bat in the chase, making 81 from just 78 balls, as part of a 64 run partnership with LIam Knight (63no). The Gulls cruised home easily in the end, losing just 4 wickets in the chase and romping home with 79 balls to spare.
Fremantle 4/295 def Bayswater Morley 232 All Out at Stevens Reserve West
A Sam Whiteman inspired Fremantle posted an impressive 4/295 batting first at Hillcrest Park. Whiteman carried his bat through the innings, making an unbeaten 144 from just 135 balls that included 17 fours. Chris Davenport chimed in with a 50, and Dan Kennedy 40 in the huge total. Christian Smith got the chase off to a steady start with 55 for the Bears, and Mitch Todd contirbuted 58 as well, but it wasn't to be for the Bears at home on this day, being rolled with a few overs left for 232. Davenport rounded out a good individual game taking 3/28.
Joondalup 144 All Out def by South Perth 4/240 at Iluka Sports Complex
Brooke Guest's second hundred for the season headlined South Perth's 4/240 batting first against Joondalup at Iluka. Guest finished with 101 from 138 balls, while Sean Stuart would make 64 as South Perth racked up a competitive total, with 4 Centurions bowlers snaring a wicket. The reply did not get off to a smooth start, as Joondalup quickly slipped to 2/38 and then 6/93 as the South Perth bowlers tightened the screws. Jake Zsilinskzy top scored with 49, but it was never going to be enough as Joondalup finishing with 144 all out, and slipping to a 96 run loss.
Perth 7/187 def Gosnells 181 at Fletcher Park
Perth won the toss and inserted Gosnells into bat on their home deck, and at the half way point they would have felt vindicated having kept Gosnells to 181. 5 Gosnells players made starts, but no one more than Captain-Coach Ryan Duffields 34 as Josh Nicholas led from the front with 3/38. Demons Skipper Sean Roberts led the chase with 75, and despite a middle order wobble that saw Perth move from 3/113 to 7/156, Joel Curtis (28no) and Josh Nicholas (22no) saw the Demons home in a tight one.
Melville 2/266 def Mount Lawley 239 All Out at Tompkins Park
There was something about openers on the weekend in Premier Cricket, as Blake Reed became the second opener to carry his bat for the day in First Grade. The Storm amassed 2/266 from their allotted overs, as Reed ran riot at the top of the order, compiling 148no from just 154 balls. Tom Cullen came to the party with 69 as the opening wicket added 162. Corey Evans (56) James Newnham (34) and Stewart Walters (80) did their best for the Hawks in the run chase, however just 57 runs from the remaining batsman would see the Hawks fall short by 27 runs, being bowled out in the last over for 239. Tom Kerr-Sheppard was the pick of the bowlers taking 3/44.
Subiaco Floreat 6/237 def Midland Guildford 233 at Floreat Park Oval
Tom Beaton continued his decent season for MIdland Guildford with 60 at the top o the order, while off season recruit James Godfrey top scored with 72 as Midland Guildford were bowled out for 233 having chosen to bat first against Subiaco Floreat at Floreat Park. Michael Hart (2/41) was again in the wickets, while Lucas Martin (3/35) was a key with the ball as well. 6 of the Lions batsman in the chase would make somewhere between 23 and 48, but it was Captain Chris Hansberry (48no) and Hamish McKenzie (25no) who would join when the score was on 175 and added 62 for the 7th wicket to take the Lions home with just 8 balls to spare.
Wanneroo 7/250 def University 226 All Out at Kingsway 1
Rob Richards became yet another opening batsman to make a hundred in Round 9 of the Premier Cricket Competition. Richards would make 102, while his fellow opener Anthony Del Borello 63 as the Roo's openers added 138 for the opening wicket in their final total of 7/250. University Overseas Ryan Patel would make his breakthrough first hundred for the students in reply, but apart from Matt Birrell's 30, no other player would make a sizeable contribution to the chase. They would call 24 runs short with just under 5 overs to spare as Caiden Eaton snared 5/59 from his 10 overs in the Wanneroo victory.
Willetton 195 All Out def by Claremont Nedlands 6/225 at Burrendah Reserve
Claremont Nedlands Captain Nick Hobson almost made it yet another hundred by an opener on the weekend, but would fall short when he was bowled by opposing Captain Kallen Bond for 97. Brad Hope would chip in with 45, but Bond (4/50) and his team mates would restrict the Tigers to 6/225 from their allotted overs. Bond (39) and Aaron Hardie (59) did their absolute best to get the Dragons chase going, but in the face of Competition leading wicket take Dan Turkich (3/37) and the in form Mac Hanlin (3/40) they would be bundled out for 195, 30 runs short of the Tigers target.