The Alochol.ThinkAgain WA Premier Cricket resumed with One-Day cricket in Round 9 of the Senior Men's competition. The limited overs matches provided plenty of entertainment to kick off the new year. To catch up with highlights from the lower grades please read below and check out all of the scores on MyCricket.
Fremantle won the toss and asked Bayswater-Morley to bat first. Josh Fontana's 68 helped the Bears to a reasonable total of 198 before being bowled out, courtesy of Alex Xiao's 4/37. Fremantle started the chase promisingly but Callum Wiggers' 4/31 made the difference to edge the Bears to a closely fought 7 runs win.
Joondalup won the toss and batted first. Jake Riccardi's 52 led the way for Joondalup as they scored 231. South Perth's Nicholas Mitchell bowled well to pick up 5/39. In response, South Perth were bowled out for 194 as Joondalup bowlers combined to pick up wickets consistently.
Mount Lawley defeated Melville in a close contest. Batting first, Melville made 221 with fifties to Matthew Davis (57) & Douwtjie Hoogenboezem (51). Justin Kandiah picked up 4/28 with the ball. In response, wickets kept falling constantly with the Hawks being behind the chase all along until a heroic effort led by Kandiah's batting (43*) edged Mount Lawley to an unlikely win through a 65-run 10th wicket partnership.
Perth won the toss as all batters contributed to a strong total of 9/250 off 50 overs. With a steep chase, Alex Calmy's bowling proved to be too good for Gosnells as they were bundled out for 118 with Calmy picking up 6/24 off 9 overs.
Rockingham-Mandurah won the toss and batted first at a windy Lark Hill against Scarborough. The Gulls bowlers, led by James Vercoe (3/29) restricted the Mariners to 154. The chase was emphatic as Scarborough chased the total down in 33.1 overs with Brent Jarvis-Spinks top-scoring with 59.
Subiaco-Floreat won the toss and put on a strong total of 218, with Jamie Collins socring 62 & Joshua Parker making a quickfire 64. Jack Coles bowled well to pick up 4/35. In response, James Kirwan (66) built a strong foundation opening the batting but Austin Thomas stole the show with an entertaining 100 off 83 balls with 6 sixes to take Midland-Guildford home to an easy win.
Deon Billington's 4/31 paved the way for Wanneroo to dismiss University for a score of 151. The Roos were comfortable in chasing it down as they won by 7 wickets with 14 overs to spare.
Willetton batters combined to get a respectable total of 7/212 against Claremont-Nedlands. The chase was a tricky one after a couple of early wickets but the Tigers batters were well-guided by Johnny Bushnell's 57 to steady the ship as Alex Trimboli's 45* snuck them home with 4 balls to spare!
Ryan Fox's 90 wasn't enough for Fremantle as Kyle Carlson took 4/14 and Lachlan Dique took 4/34 including a hat-trick to dismiss the Port for 181. The chase was emphatic as openers put on a 157-run partnership, with Aiden Brigden-Guthrie scoring 77* & Adam Green scoring 63 to win by 9 wickets.
Joondalup defeated South Perth as Max Hallas (71*) & Tim Zsilinszky (56) made runs after Joshua Davies' 3/23 kept South Perth to a low total.
Gautam Bhutkar took 4/31, while James Noble took 3/8 for Mount Lawley to restrict Melville to a low total of 132. The low chase proved to be a challenge as Mount Lawley were skittled for 100 with Sean Rodgers being the chief destroyer, picking up 4/15.
Perth defeated Gosnells as some tight bowling led by Anil Kumar (3/34) restricted the Hawks to 141 before the Demons chased it down with 3 wickets in hand, as Martyn Bernandino top-scored with 40.
Scarborough defeated Rockingham-Mandurah as Matthew Hunter took 4/22 to restrict the Mariners to 185, while Brandon Walters played an emphatic innings of 95* to chase the total down in 29 overs.
Ashley Blake & Brodee Lockwood took 4 wickets each to dismiss Midland-Guildford for 138. The chase was relative simple as Tom Murray top-scored with 62 to take Subiaco-Floreat to a comfortable 7-wicket win.
Joel Charles made 54 for Wanneroo as they finished on 167 in their 45 overs. It was a tense chase from the University batters as the lost out a close contest, being all out with the last over, falling 4 runs short of the target. Tyler Ong bowled well to pick up 3/27.
Riley Mattingley (70) led Claremont-Nedlands to a reasonable total of 182 off their 45 overs as Stewart Hepburn took 3/38. Willetton were compact in their chase as Bahadur Ali (63) & Matthew Gleeson (61) led the way to a comfortable win for the Dragons.
Bayswater-Morley scored 191 as Nicholas Merrin top-scored with 56. Mel O'Neil-King bowled well to pick up 4/21 for Fremantle. Port's chase was dealt with early blows, Christian Lee (4/38) leading the charge to dismiss Fremantle for 174 to get Bears home to a win.
Joondalup defeated South Perth as batters combined to put up 188 on board batting first. The bowlers held their nerve as Ben Jackson (3/27) & Matthew Shyne (3/34) bowled well to dismiss South Perth for 169.
Mount Lawley went down against Melville as Bryce Jackson (53) & Lachlan Fitzgerald (51) played well to guide the Storm home in a close last over finish.
Perth defeated Gosnells as Kunal Mishra top-scored with 56 to set a strong total of 197. Luke Goodman bowled well to pick up 3/30. In response, Gosnells were bowled out for 119 as Alex Snadden took 3/27.
Scarborough defeated Rockingham-Mandurah with Lachie McLean (62) top-scoring for the Gulls.
Midland-Guildford defeated Subiaco-Floreat as Calan Hill smashed a brilliant century (115) in an emphatic chase, with Julian Di Renzo playing a good supporting innings of 52.
University defeated Wanneroo as Vaibhav Chhabra (53) led the way in a strong batting effort with University amassing 248. Jack Maraldo (69) provided some resistance in the chase as Wanneroo were restricted to 224. Luke Rosher picked up 3/40 to keep the Roos at bay.
Rav Gunaratne (81), Sean Boers (76*) & Stuart Smith (70) enjoyed a great day out with the bat for Willetton as they scored an imposing total of 296 off their 45 overs against Claremont-Nedlands. This was backed up with a good bowling effort, led by Keagan de Koker (3/20) that restricted the Tigers to 180 to give the Dragons a dominant win.
One-Day cricket continues in Round 10 of Senior Men's competition next week.