Alcohol.ThinkAgain WA Premier Cricket
Round 15 - Saturday 7th March 2020 - One Day Match
First Grade Review
It was the final Home & Away match of the season for many Clubs, but 7 had to fit into 6 in an exciting round of WA Premier Cricket.
Claremont Nedlands 4/193 def Bayswater Morley 192 All Out at Cresswell Park
Claremont Nedlands won the toss and sent Bayswater Morley into bat, who attacked from the get go in the pursuit of quick runs. Lane Berry top scored with 32, as 8 players made more than 10, but none more than 32 as they were bowled out in the 38th over for 192, with Haydan Morton taking 4/25. Claremont Nedlands would cruise home in the chase, claiming the minor premiership, as Tim David (66no) and Morton (59) made easy work of the total.
Joondalup 7/219 def Wanneroo 9/215 at Iluka Sports Complex
It was Joondalup who would snatch 6th spot in the clash of the north at Iluka Sports Complex on the weekend. Sent in to bat first, Wanneroo would make 9/215 batting first, thanks to 64 from Anthony Del Borello and 42 from Deon Billington, with Joe Inglis being the pick of the bowlers with 3/48. In a potentially daunting chase, Joondalup would have 4 players score in the 30s, with Berry and Coyne both top scoring with 39 as the Centurions were able to squeeze home with 26 balls and 3 wickets to spare.
Melville 8/241 def Fremantle 197 All Out at Tompkins Park
Melville's Blake Reed continued his strong post-Christmas form, making 55 at the top of the order, with Adam Shaw also making 42 at 6 to ensure that Melville posted the highly competitive 8/241 at Tompkins Park against Fremantle. Fremantle would make a steady start with import Eddie Byrom making 64, but with the fall of Byrom and Daniel Kennedy (31) wickets started to tumble as Brad Turner (4/35) turned the screws. In the end, 241 proved to much for Fremantle, who's season ended being bowled out for 197.
Midland Guildford 8/246 def by Rockingham Mandurah 6/248 at Lilac Hill
Yet another team was inserted to bat first in Round 15, when Rocky sent Midland Guildford in at Lilac Hill. Tommy Beaton got the innings off to a good start with a run a ball 76, and Brayden Brehaut made an even 50 on debut as Midland Guildford made 8/246 from 50 overs. Veteran Craig Simmons was the pick of the Mariners bowlers, taking 3/42. Youngster Teague Wyllie then proceeded to craft an excellent innings at the top of the order, making an unbeaten 93, and despite no support from the middle order, Craig Austen came to the crease and put 70 against his own name, adding 124 for the fifth wicket, and ensuring that the Mariners would finish the season with a 4 wicket win.
Mount Lawley 252 All Out def Scarborough 141 All Out at Breckler Park
Mount Lawley upset the top of the table Scarborough at Breckler Park to secure their first win since October. Batting first, Clint Hinchliffe top scored with 81 in an innings full of small contributions as the Hawks were bowled out for 252 in the last over. AJ Tye took 4/51 for the Gulls, while Lance Morris also snared 3 wickets. Matty Spoors led the chase for the Gulls making 43, but from 1/75, Justin Kandiah (4/25) disintegrated the Gulls middle order, as they lost 9/66 to be all out for just 141 in a big win for the Hawks.
South Perth 1/82 def University 81 All Out at Richardson Park
South Perth's bowlers ran riot at Richardson Park against the Students in an upset result in Round 15. Sent in, only competition leading run score Chris Sabburg (28) made over 20 as University were bundled out for 81 in the 23rd over. WA player HIlton Cartwright took 5/20 in just 6 overs, while fellow all-rounder Darius D'Silva took 2/21 from the same number of overs. Tim Hale would remove any doubt from the result with 43 from just 35 balls as South Perth chased down the modest total in just 15.3 overs with 9 wickets in hand.
Perth 6/268 def Willetton 123 All Out at Fletcher Park
It was the Jonno Wells show at Fletcher Park on the weekend, as 'Wellsy' hit the highest score in the competition for the weekend. Wells carried his bat for 160 not out off 157 balls, as the Demons made 6/268 from 50 overs. The innings included 19 fours and 5 sixes as the Dragons had no answers to the monumental innings. It would be a big chase for the Dragons, and after slipping to 4/31 they would never really be in the game, eventually being bowled out for 123 in the 34th over, as the Demons finished the season off strongly.
Subiaco Floreat 2/176 def Gosnells 9/175
Subiaco Floreat warmed up for Finals by securing a comfortable 8 wicket win over Gosnells at Floreat Park. Sending the Hawks in to bat, Gosnells were restricted to 9/175 as Anthony Collova top scored with 43, while skipper Chris Hansberry took 3/28 from his 10 overs. The chase would get off to early dramas, slipping to 2/23, but Jayden Goodwin (52no) and Geremy Fatouros (101) would add a unbeaten 153 to take the Lions home with just under 17 overs to spare.