Alcohol.ThinkAgain WA Premier Cricket
Round 1 - Saturday 3rd October 2020 - One Day Match
First Grade Review
The 2020/21 Alcohol Think.Again WA Premier Cricket season kicked off with a round of One-Day matches over the weekend, which saw much awaited return of cricket for eager players & keen spectators alike. Follow the full scores on MyCricket or visit the Premier Cricket Match Centre for highlights and video clips of some of the action!
Willetton 8/187 (50.0) defeated Bayswater-Morley 10/168 (47.5) at Hillcrest Reserve Lower
Winning the toss, Willetton elected to bat first on a sunny day with a good Hillcrest Reserve pitch. Some tight bowling from Baywater-Morley saw the Willetton lose quick wickets before a partnership between Aaron Hardie (44) & Shayne Wornes (63) steadied things for the Dragons. Eventually, with 2 wickets a-piece, Jonty Wilde & Mitchell Todd with other bowlers restricted Willetton to 8/187 off their 50 overs. In response, after a shaky start, Jake Egan (42) played an anchor role to steady the innings and keep the Bears on track before a late collapse of 5/9 saw Bayswater bowled out for 168 courtesy of a brilliant spell of 5/16 from Nicholas Blazevich.
Claremont-Nedlands 10/192 (47.3) defeated Perth 10/164 (42.2) at Cresswell Park
After being inserted into bat by Perth, Claremont-Nedlands were off to a shaky start losing two quick wickets before Brad Hope (64) took the reigns to steady the innings and consolidate with the middle order to build some runs. Looking for a strong finish, a superb hat-trick from Liam Guthrie (4/22) saw the Tigers restricted to 192 off 47.2 overs. With a strong bowling attack, the chase was going to be challenging for Perth. Matt Kelly (2/37) & Joel Paris (1/31) partnership ensured Perth were dealt early blows, slumping to 4/31 before the ever-reliable spinners further dented the Demons chase. Dan Turkich (2/36) & Haydan Morton (2/27) kept things tight before a late resistance by Guthrie (36) saw the chase extend to 43rd over as Perth were dismissed for 164.
Midland-Guildford 9/226 (48.3) defeated Joondalup 10/225 (46.0) at The WACA Ground
Winning the toss at the iconic WACA Ground, Midland-Guildford asked Joondalup to bat first. Plenty of contributions, headlined by Josh Inglis (67) saw Joondalup finish up with a respectable score of 225 as Kyle Christie (3/37) led the bowling attack to bowl Joondalup out 4 overs short. The Midland-Guildford batters made the most out of the pristine conditions as they strung some good partnerships. A strong batting effort led by club debutant Dylan Sharman (57) with supporting knocks from Michael Ferreira (46) & skipper James Godfrey (44) saw the Swans sneak home with 1 wicket to spare, despite super spells of 3/36 & 3/39 from Harry Larmett & Jake Zsilinszky respectively.
Fremantle 5/321 (50.0) defeated Scarborough 10/176 (40.5) at Stevens Reserve West
Jake Carder won the toss for Fremantle and stole the show by putting on a superb 120 to go with figures of 3/39 with the ball later, as valuable contribution of 78 from Sam Whiteman saw Port power to 5/321 of their 50 overs. Cooper Connolly (68) was the standout performer for Scarborough with the bat as regular wickets kept falling, eventually dismissing the Gulls for 176 to give Fremantle a strong win at home.
Mount Lawley 2/224 (49.0) defeated Subiaco-Floreat 10/221 (49.4) at Breckler Park 1
Mount Lawley won the toss and asked Subiaco-Floreat to bat first. Some economical bowling kept the Lions batters in check as Cameron Green (77) led the way with the bat with a good supporting hand from skipper Chris Hansberry (54), which saw Subiaco-Floreat finish with 221. Darius D'Silva (3/51 & 65*) impressed on his club debut while Clint Hinchliffe (3/28) was the pick of the bowlers before baking the effort up with an imposing knock of 76*. The all-round efforts of the two led the way for Hawks' chase as t hey got home with 8 wickets in hand in the 49th over.
Gosnells 4/217 (47.2) defeated South Perth 8/215 (50.0) at Richardson Park 1
After being asked to bat first, South Perth's Daniel Moore (61) played an anchoring role in the winnings before a late flurry from club debutant Cameron Gannon (61 off 55) saw South Perth finish with a total of 215. Fraser Hay, Aqeel Wahid and Brandon Jacobs took 2 wickets a-piece. The chase was emphatic as Anthony Collova put 51 opening the innings for Gosnells while Fraser Hay backed up his bowling exploits with fantastic unbeaten knock of 101 to see the Hawks home in a comfortable win.
Rockingham-Mandurah 6/227 (47.2) defeated University 10/226 (49.5) at James Oval
After being asked to bat first, Chris Sabburg picked up from where he left off last season, scoring a brisk 59 off 48 balls while Viv Paver top-scored with 68 to take University to a strong total of 226. Craig Simmons spun a web with figures of 3/33 and chipped in with a handy knock of 37. Rockingham-Mandurah's response was emphatic with a superb maiden first grade century from youngster Teague Wyllie (108*) carrying the bat and bringing the Mariners home to a brilliant win.
Wanneroo 4/221 (48.0) defeated Melville 8/217 (50.0) at Kingsway Sports Ground 1
Wanneroo won the toss and asked Melville to bat first. Opener Jacob Johnson scored 52 while Adam Shaw played a great knock of 75 to take Melville to a competitive total of 217. Kelvin Smith led the way with the ball, picking up 3/36. Chasing a good total, Wanneroo got off to a good start as Robert Richards played well to be dimissed for 91 before Anthony Del Borrello (74) put the finishing touches in the chase with Wanneroo curising home with 6 wickets in hand.